At AUIM, we manage portfolios under a uniform investment approach driven by a seasoned group of investment and risk management professionals. Performing in a team-oriented environment, we focus on fundamentals, positioning, technicals, and valuation throughout each step of the investment process. Our strategy is focused on adhering to our mandate of investing in well-structured companies that are soundly positioned in their sectors and have attractive competitive advantages.
We begin our investment process with fundamental independent bottom-up research of security and sector, which is shared amongst our global partners and between asset classes to fully leverage resources and provide optimal value to our clients. We strive to exploit inherent inefficiencies of the market and outperform the benchmark from a total return perspective.
AUIM's most valuable attribute is the result of rigorous independent bottom-up credit research. Given our management of three collateralized loan obligations, our portfolio follows stringent mandates which require precise bottom-up credit research. Particular focus is given to senior secured loans. Each potential investment is analyzed based on quality of issuer collateral, financial covenants, and other impending structural issues. Thorough understanding of the entire competitive landscape supports strategic positioning of a credit and allows for effective measurement of up and downside scenarios.