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Fixed Income

Our fixed-income solutions leverage the expertise of experienced portfolio managers who are backed by teams that specialize in a wide range of Canadian and global fixed-income asset classes.

We have been providing fixed-income solutions for more than 40 years and manage more than $1 trillion globally.1

THE FIDELITY FIXED INCOME ADVANTAGE

A CUSTOM APPROACH TO BALANCING RISK AND RETURN

A well-defined investment philosophy based on in-house credit, quantitative and macro research, along with specialist teams across the globe, ensures we deliver portfolios aligned with our clients’ investment goals.

 

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Liability Driven Investing (LDI)

Fidelity’s LDI solutions platform is based on four key principles:

Dedicated
Resources

Dedicated specialists with expertise in pension plan risk management across assets and liabilities.

Custom Portfolio Solutions

Real-world implementations that take into consideration current capital market dynamics and implementation challenges.

Strong Fixed Income Management

Seeks to consistently deliver alpha in a pension risk management framework.

Development of Customized Solutions

De-risking solutions that seek to meet the evolving needs of pension clients.

Investment Process

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MEET THE LDI TEAM

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Francois Pellerin LDI Strategist
François Pellerin is an LDI strategist in the Fixed-Income division at Fidelity Investments. In this role, he is a member of the Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Solutions team and is responsible for developing and implementing pension risk management solutions.

Before joining Fidelity, Mr. Pellerin was the head of UBS’ Asset Liability Investment Solutions group and worked in the investment banking divisions of JPMorgan and Citi, as well as at Towers Perrin. Mr. Pellerin has been in the investments industry since 1995.
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Dan Tremblay Director of Fixed-Income Solutions
Daniel Tremblay is Senior Vice-President and Director of Institutional Fixed-Income Solutions in the Fixed-Income division at Fidelity Investments. In this role, he oversees the Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Solutions team and is responsible for developing custom hedging strategies for LDI clients, providing perspectives on de-risking solutions and representing the investment process in the marketplace.

Before assuming his current role, Mr. Tremblay held a number of senior positions at Fidelity, including institutional portfolio manager, senior vice-president and fixed-income investment director. He has been in the industry since 1995.
 

FIXED INCOME SOLUTIONS

Short Duration
  • Seeks to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Yr Government/Credit Bond Index over a full market cycle
  • Invests in a full spectrum of investment-grade securities with a focus on short-duration issues
  • Emphasis on sector valuation and individual security selection
  • Aims to be well-diversified across sectors, capital structure and issuers

 
Canadian Bond
  • Seeks to generate returns that exceed the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index over a full market cycle
  • Invests primarily in a well-diversified portfolio of Canadian dollar-denominated debt securities
  • Emphasis on sector valuation and security selection
  • Portfolio management team structure facilitates multi-dimensional investment perspectives
Canadian Long Bond
  • Seeks to generate returns that exceed the FTSE TMX Canada Long Term Bond Index over a full market cycle
  • Invests primarily in a well-diversified portfolio of Canadian dollar-denominated debt securities
  • Emphasis on sector valuation and security selection
  • Portfolio management team structure facilitates multi-dimensional investment perspectives
Global Bond
  • Seeks a high level of current income and aims to generate returns that exceed the Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index over a full market cycle
  • Invests primarily in a well-diversified portfolio of global issuers, including emerging markets issuers
  • Flexibility to allocate up to 20% to sub-investment-grade debt securities
  • Emphasis on sector valuation and security selection
  • Portfolio management team structure facilitates multi-dimensional investment perspectives
Global Corporate Bond
  • Invests in a small number of high-conviction holdings
  • Bottom-up credit selection drives positioning
  • Diversified across industries and geographies
  • Beta kept close to neutral; alpha generation is key goal
Global Strategic Bond
  • Core portfolio objectives are to maintain low volatility, control drawdowns and offer low correlation to equities
  • Uses strategic and tactical asset allocation across five asset classes and their subsectors
  • Employs credit selection and overlay strategies
  • Returns driven by a balance between duration, credit spreads and inflation
Canadian Bond Core Plus
  • Seeks to generate returns that exceed the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index over a full market cycle
  • Invests in a broad spectrum of investment-grade and non-investment-grade fixed-income securities
  • Benefits from specialist sub-portfolio investment teams that manage low-correlated fixed-income asset classes, including U.S. high yield, floating-rate debt, emerging markets and global bonds
  • Highly diversified portfolio managed within a structured team environment
Canadian Long Bond Core Plus
  • Seeks to generate returns that exceed the FTSE TMX Canada Long Term Bond Index
  • Invests in a broad spectrum of investment-grade and non-investment-grade sectors, including high yield, emerging markets and global bonds
  • Benefits from specialist sub-portfolio investment teams that manage low-correlated fixed-income asset classes, including U.S. high yield, floating-rate debt, emerging markets and global bonds
  • Highly diversified portfolio managed within a structured team environment
Tactical Credit
  • Provides multi-sector allocation amongst a full suite of global fixed-income asset classes
  • Source of returns include asset allocation, sector rotation, security selection, yield curve positioning and foreign currency
  • Liquidity is maintained at an appropriate level to capitalize on dynamic opportunities
  • Seeks to maintain volatility commensurate with investment-grade bonds
Global Multi Asset Credit
  •  Multi-strategy approach to fixed-income investing, targeting a real return of 3% over the market cycle
  • Primarily invests in higher-yielding credit markets, such as U.S. leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, emerging markets, hybrids, securitized debt and convertibles
  • Tactical allocation to investment-grade credit and sovereign bonds
  • Capital preservation is a priority
Liability Driven Investing
  • Multi-dimensional approach seeks to integrate LDI strategy analysis and consultation with best in class fixed-income portfolio management
  • Managed by dedicated specialists with expertise in pension plan risk-management across assets and liabilities
  • Seeks to consistently deliver alpha in a pension risk-management framework
Tactical Credit
  • Provides multi-sector allocation amongst a full suite of global fixed-income asset classes
  • Source of returns include asset allocation, sector rotation, security selection, yield curve positioning and foreign currency
  • Liquidity is maintained at an appropriate level to capitalize on dynamic opportunities
  • Seeks to maintain volatility commensurate with investment-grade bonds
Global Corporate Bond
  • Invests in a small number of high-conviction holdings
  • Bottom-up credit selection drives positioning
  • Diversified across industries and geographies
  • Beta kept close to neutral; alpha generation is key goal
Canadian Corporate Bond
  • Invests in a small number of high-conviction holdings
  • Bottom-up credit selection drives positioning
  • Diversified across industries
  • Beta kept close to neutral; alpha generation is key goal
High Yield Core
  • Seeks to outperform the BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II Constrained Bond Index
  • Invests in U.S. high-yield corporate bonds and, to a lesser extent, bank loans, preferred and convertible securities
  • Emphasis on sector valuation and individual security selection
  • Focus on less efficient, middle-tier section of the high-yield market while selectively investing in lower-rated issuers
High Yield CMBS
  • Seeks to outperform the high-yield corporate bond market while providing a relatively high level of current income
  • Invests in a universe of investment-grade and non-investment grade commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
  • Security analysis focused on commercial real estate valuation and loan structure fundamentals
Leveraged Loans
  • Opportunistic portfolio that seeks to outperform the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index
  • Focuses on issuers' balance-sheet strength, collateral values, covenant protections, management quality and capital structure
Emerging Markets Debt
  • Seeks to outperform the JP Morgan EMBI Global Index
  • Extensive sovereign analysis
  • Research focuses on identifying countries that are not well understood and offer significant upside potential
Asian High Yield
  • Seeks a high level of current income and capital appreciation
  • Invests primarily in high-yielding, sub-investment-grade securities, or in high-yielding securities of sub-investment-grade issuers, all having their principal business activities in the Asian region
  • Hard currency focus while capturing current and potential growth of renminbi (RMB) High Yield
Emerging Markets Debt Franchise
  • Hard currency, local currency, corporate, total return and inflation-linked options available
Emerging Markets Debt Hard Currency
  • Aims to achieve income and capital appreciation by primarily investing in emerging markets debt securities – sovereign and quasi focus
  • Up to 20% may also be invested in debt securities issued by corporations operating and/or domiciled in emerging markets countries
Emerging Market Debt Local Currency
  • Aims to achieve income and capital appreciation by primarily investing in investment-grade and sub-investment-grade debt securities denominated in local emerging markets currencies
  • Up to 20% may also be invested in debt securities issued by corporations operating and/or domiciled in emerging markets countries
Emerging Market Corporate Debt
  • Aims to achieve an attractive level of income with the potential for capital appreciation by investing primarily in the debt of companies domiciled in emerging markets regions that typically issue in USD
  • Up to 20% may also be invested in local currency issuance and up to 25% in sovereign bonds of emerging markets issuers
  • Uses an active, bottom-up  fundamental investment approach supported by intensive credit research
  • Special focus on diversification, liquidity and downside protection
China Renminbi (RMB) Bond
  • Aims to provide income and capital growth
  • Investments focus on securities denominated and settled in RMB, as well as securities issued by governments and businesses across the Asian region
  • Security selection focuses on relatively higher-quality issuers, including investment-grade governments, financial institutions and corporates
  • Non-RMB denominated securities are hedged back to RMB to maintain currency exposure

We offer a comprehensive lineup of institutional investment strategies and mutual funds available on all major recordkeeping platforms.

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MEET THE FIXED-INCOME LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Nancy Prior President, Fixed Income
Nancy Prior is President of Fidelity’s Fixed-Income and Multi-Asset Class Strategies, where she has strategic oversight of Fidelity’s Global Bond, Money Market, Asset Allocation and Fidelity Institutional Asset ManagementSM (FIAM) Equity groups.

Ms. Prior joined Fidelity in 2002 and has held several positions within the Fixed-Income legal team, including Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel. Before joining Fidelity, Ms. Prior was vice-president, general counsel and secretary at Advantage Schools, Inc., and a business and finance associate at Mintz, Levin. She has been in the investments industry since 1994.
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Christine Thompson Chief Investment Officer, Bonds
Christine Thompson is Chief Investment Officer in the Bond group at Fidelity Investments. In this role, she oversees the taxable and municipal bond investment process and is responsible for the growth of our bond management capabilities, investment products and assets under management.

Ms. Thompson joined Fidelity in 1985 and has held various senior roles within Fidelity’s Fixed-Income division. Before joining Fidelity, she worked as an analyst/client service consultant at Associates for International Research. She has been in the investments industry since 1984.
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Jamie Pagliocco Chief Investment Officer, Bonds
Jamie Pagliocco is Chief Investment Officer in the Bond group within the Fixed-Income division at Fidelity Investments. In this role, he is responsible for the management of the Bond division’s portfolio managers, oversight of investment strategies and coordination of activities to ensure consistency and stability in the investment process.

Mr. Pagliocco joined Fidelity in 2001 and served as Director of municipal bond portfolio managers and as a portfolio manager covering several municipal bond funds. Before joining Fidelity in 2001, Mr. Pagliocco worked in institutional sales and trading at William E. Simon and Sons Municipal Securities. He has been in the investments industry since 1990.
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Charles McKenzie Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
Charles McKenzie is head of Fixed Income at Fidelity International.

Mr. McKenzie joined Fidelity in 2014 as head of Fidelity's European portfolio management team. Before joining Fidelity, he held a variety of senior roles at JP Morgan Asset Management, Aberdeen Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management.