Cincinnati Asset Management

Fixed Income Managers Specializing in U.S. Corporate Bonds


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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 28 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

31 Aug 2018

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

CAM Investment Grade Weekly 08/31/2018 As summer winds down, it was another quiet week in the credit markets, and spreads are set to finish the week a touch wider on global trade concerns. According to Wells Fargo, IG fund flows for the week of August 23-August 29 were +$965 million. IG flows are now +$91.421 […]

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31 Aug 2018

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance: According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $0.4 billion and year to date flows stand at -$33.5 billion. New issuance for the week was $0.0 billion and year to date HY is at $131.2 billion, which is -24% over the same period last year.  (Bloomberg) High Yield […]

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24 Aug 2018

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

CAM Investment Grade Weekly 08/24/2018 Investment grade corporate spreads were essentially unchanged in what was a relatively quiet week for the credit markets. According to Wells Fargo, IG fund flows for the week of August 16-August 22 were +$1.9 billion. IG flows are now +$90.456 billion YTD. Per Bloomberg, $8.25 billion of new issuance printed […]

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24 Aug 2018

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $0.0 billion and year to date flows stand at -$34.0 billion.  New issuance for the week was $0.0 billion and year to date HY is at $131.2 billion, which is -24% over the same period last year.    (Bloomberg)  High […]

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17 Aug 2018

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance: According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $0.4 billion and year to date flows stand at -$34.0 billion. New issuance for the week was $10.2 billion and year to date HY is at $131.2 billion, which is -22% over the same period last year.  (Bloomberg) High Yield […]

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17 Aug 2018

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

Investment grade corporate spreads drifted wider mid-week before firming on Thursday and into Friday morning. As we go to print, spreads for the corporate index are now unchanged for the week. According to Wells Fargo, IG fund flows for the week of August 9-August 15 were +$910 million. IG flows are now +$88.544 billion YTD. […]

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10 Aug 2018

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $0.6 billion and year to date flows stand at -$34.3 billion.  New issuance for the week was $6.5 billion and year to date HY is at $121.0 billion, which is -24% over the same period last year.    (Bloomberg)  High […]

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07 Aug 2018

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

CAM Investment Grade Weekly 08/03/2018 Corporate spreads remained firm this week. The OAS of the corporate index is 1 basis point tighter on the week as we go to print Friday morning. According to Wells Fargo, IG fund flows for the week of July 26-August 1 were +$2.5 billion. IG flows are now +$79.8 billion […]

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07 Aug 2018

CAM High Yield Weekly Insights

Fund Flows & Issuance:  According to a Wells Fargo report, flows week to date were $0.2 billion and year to date flows stand at -$34.9 billion.  New issuance for the week was $1.7 billion and year to date HY is at $114.5 billion, which is -25% over the same period last year.    (Bloomberg)  High […]

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27 Jul 2018

CAM Investment Grade Weekly Insights

CAM Investment Grade Weekly 07/27/2018 Corporate spreads rallied this week and the corporate index is 6 basis points tighter on the week as we go to print on Friday morning. The tone of the market remains firm this morning. According to Wells Fargo, IG fund flows for the week of July 19-July 25 were +$1.2 […]

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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

Registered users gain access to our research materials, like white papers and yield-spread analysis, as well as receiving 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 (BB & B).  Securities rated CCC 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.