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24 Dec 2016

Cincinnati Asset Management

Cincinnati Asset Management

Fixed Income Managers Specializing in U.S. Corporate Bonds


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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.

Recent Insight

10 Nov 2022

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

Investment grade credit spreads were unchanged on the week until the CPI print sent spreads tighter on Thursday morning.  If this “risk-on” trade has legs, then spreads will finish the week in solidly positive territory.  The credit market is closed this Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day but equities will remain open.  The Bloomberg US […]

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04 Nov 2022

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $4.7 billion and year to date flows stand at -$55.1 billion.  New issuance for the week was $1.5 billion and year to date issuance is at $93.5 billion.   (Bloomberg)  High Yield Market Highlights U.S. junk bonds are set for […]

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04 Nov 2022

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

Investment grade credit spreads look as though they will finish the week slightly tighter.  The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 155 on Thursday November 3 after having closed the week prior at 158.  Treasury yields moved higher during the week.  The 10yr Treasury closed last Friday evening at 4.01% and it is trading […]

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28 Oct 2022

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

Investment grade credit spreads will likely finish the week tighter.  The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 161 on Thursday October 27 after having closed the week prior at 164.  Treasury yields drifted lower throughout the week.  The 10yr Treasury closed last Friday evening at 4.22% and it is trading at 3.99% as we […]

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28 Oct 2022

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $3.7 billion and year to date flows stand at -$59.9 billion.  New issuance for the week was nil and year to date issuance is at $92.0 billion.   (Bloomberg)  High Yield Market Highlights U.S. junk bonds are headed for their […]

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14 Oct 2022

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were -$1.0 billion and year to date flows stand at -$61.7 billion.  New issuance for the week was $1.2 billion and year to date issuance is at $89.6 billion.   (Bloomberg)  High Yield Market Highlights U.S. junk bonds shrugged off the […]

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07 Oct 2022

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $0.8 billion and year to date flows stand at -$60.7 billion.  New issuance for the week was nil and year to date issuance is at $88.3 billion.   (Bloomberg)  High Yield Market Highlights U.S. junk bonds were headed for a […]

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16 Sep 2022

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $0.1 billion and year to date flows stand at -$54.8 billion.  New issuance for the week was $3.0 billion and year to date issuance is at $82.3 billion.   (Bloomberg)  High Yield Market Highlights U.S. junk bonds are headed for […]

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16 Sep 2022

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

Investment grade credit spreads were unchanged for most of the week but the market has been drifting wider Friday morning so the index may finish 1-2 basis points wider by the time the sun has set on the week.  IG credit led the way this week having substantially outperformed other risk assets on a spread […]

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09 Sep 2022

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

Investment grade credit spreads were pushed wider to start the week after a deluge of new issue supply on Tuesday.  By mid-Wednesday morning spreads were trending tighter after investors had a chance to digest issuance and now this Friday morning it is clear that the market is set to finish the week better than last […]

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Clients

Individuals

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.

Institutional

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.

Approach

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

Research

View our research materials, like white papers and yield-spread analysis, as well as our weekly insight.

Investment Solutions

High Yield

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.

Investment Grade

Designed for the more conservative investor interested in an intermediate, investment grade corporate strategy that provides a premium yield to Treasury securities.

Short Duration

For investors interested in a shorter maturity profile which targets an allocation of 50% Investment Grade and 50% High Yield securities in one portfolio.

Broad Market

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.

Short Duration : Investment Grade

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.  

CAMBX

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.

30 May 2016

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    8845 Governor's Hill Drive

    Cincinnati, OH 45249