Preservation of Capital
Cincinnati Asset Management is a boutique, fixed income manager specializing in U.S. Corporate Bonds. Established in 1989 to build and manage high performance fixed income portfolios for individuals and institutions, our conservative and disciplined approach stresses preservation of capital, diversification, and high investment income. We have specialized in the management of corporate fixed income securities for our clients for over 30 years. We are an independent investment adviser registered with the SEC and structured as a corporation that is employee owned. The strength of our Firm lies with our niche focus, commitment to our investment process and depth of experience of our Portfolio Teams, Managing Directors and employees.
Investment grade credit spreads look likely to finish the week modestly tighter. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 117 on Thursday September 21 after having closed the week prior at 118. The 10yr is trading a 4.47% as we go to print Friday morning, higher by 14 basis points on the week. Through […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bonds posted a loss of 0.5% on Thursday, the biggest one-day drop since July, as yields jumped to a roughly four-week high of 8.74% amid a decline in equities. The losses spanned all high yield ratings after latest data showed that initial jobless claims dropped, suggesting that a […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bonds are coming off the biggest one-day gains in more than two weeks despite a surge in new debt sales, pushing the market toward a modest 0.31% gain for the week after advancing in three of the last four sessions. The gains lured US borrowers into the market, […]
Investment grade credit spreads drifted a touch wider mid-week before settling into a level that was mostly unchanged as we went to print on Friday. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 119 on Thursday September 14 after having closed the week prior at 119. The 10yr was trading at 4.30% Friday morning, higher […]
Investment grade credit spreads are slightly wider this week, although spreads for many individual corporate bonds are unchanged. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 120 on Thursday September 7 after having closed the week prior at 119. The 10yr is trading at 4.22% this morning, higher by 4 basis points on the week. […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bonds are headed to the biggest weekly loss since mid-August, snapping a two-week gain, after yields jumped 14 basis points to 8.54% on renewed fears that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates higher for longer. Chicago Fed President, Austan Goolsbee, told the Marketplace radio program on Thursday that […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights (Bloomberg) Powell Signals Fed Will Raise Rates If Needed, Keep Them High Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the US central bank is prepared to raise interest rates further if needed and intends to keep borrowing costs high until inflation is on a convincing path toward the Fed’s 2% target. “Although inflation […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bonds are headed toward their worst weekly loss since June after steadily falling for five straight sessions. Thursday’s loss of 41% is the biggest one-day slide in six weeks as yields rose 10 basis points to a more than five-week high of 8.67%. Risk appetite softened after minutes […]
Investment grade credit spreads will finish the week wider. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 124 on Thursday August 17 after having closed the week prior at 119. The 10yr is trading at 4.23% this morning, higher by 8 basis points on the week. Through Thursday August 10 the Corporate Index YTD total […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bonds rebound from last week’s losses and are headed to post the biggest weekly gain since mid-July. After steadily rallying for five straight sessions buoyed by a subdued consumer inflation reading, expectations are rising that the Federal Reserve will pause its interest-rate hiking campaign. The current wave of […]
Individual investors benefit from the same disciplined approach we apply to the management of portfolios of our institutional clients. We buy/sell securities in institutional size that typically is more efficient than smaller retail purchases. The individual investor participates in these larger trades and enjoys the same pricing that the institutional client receives.
We focus on the needs of institutional clients, including pension plans, endowments, charitable organizations, and insurance companies. Our strategic investment philosophy, rather than a tactical trading approach, assures that the longer term requirements of these institutions are being met through disciplined investing. We are also able to tailor a portfolio to meet specific investment objectives.
Our investment process concentrates in the U.S. Corporate Bond market and offers solutions to investors which span the entire spectrum of credit quality from Investment Grade to High Yield. In all cases fundamental credit research is a primary element of our portfolio management process. Our approach stresses preservation of capital, diversification and high investment income.
CAM follows a conservative “bottom-up value” investment discipline that seeks out companies that are currently out of favor with investors, but poised to improve. The primary focus is preservation of capital with a secondary, but extremely important, emphasis on total return. Our portfolios are not managed to a benchmark from a portfolio construction perspective, but do look to outperform respective benchmarks over a full market cycle with less volatility. We do not utilize interest rate anticipation tactics. We look to minimize the impact of macro-economic factors, such as interest rate risk, from the investment process by employing defensive maturity structure within the portfolio
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For investors seeking potentially greater returns, this strategy focuses on bonds rated in the top two rating categories (Ba & B). Securities rated Caa and lower are not eligible for purchase.
Designed for the more conservative investor interested in an intermediate, investment grade corporate strategy that provides a premium yield to Treasury securities.
For investors interested in a shorter maturity profile which targets an allocation of 50% Investment Grade and 50% High Yield securities in one portfolio.
Combines the Investment Grade and High Yield strategies in an approximate 2/3 – 1/3 blend. It is designed for the investor who desires to achieve greater returns than the Investment Grade strategy while incurring less volatility than the High Yield strategy.
Designed for investors interested in a shorter maturity profile but do not wish to hold any non-investment grade securities. The average maturity of the portfolio, once seasoned, is less than half of that of our core Investment Grade strategy.
The CAM Broad Market Strategic Income Fund provides an opportunity for long-term investors to find a conservative risk/reward balance that focuses on downside protection and total return.