Portfolios invest primarily in taxable bonds utilizing a laddered structure.
The two most significant risks in a fixed income portfolio are duration risk (a portfolio’s price sensitivity to changes in the general level of interest rates) and credit risk (the possibility of a loss resulting from a borrower’s failure to repay a loan or meet contractual obligations).
The limited-term strategy is especially suited for the investor willing to accept a moderate amount of duration risk for higher levels of income and higher levels of price volatility. The credit risk component (along with any of the risk parameters) of the strategies City Different Investments offers can be modified based on the client’s individual risk tolerances.
Maturity Range: 1-10 years
Midpoint Neutral Duration Target: 3.5 years
Credit Universe: Investment grade
Benchmark: Bloomberg US Government/Credit 1-10 Year