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. We begin our investment process with fundamental independent bottom-up research of security and sector, which is shared amongst our global partners and between different 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 over a full market cycle, while achieving a competitive level of current income with minimal fluctuation in principal value and liquidity.
Unlike a core bond fund, our short duration strategy seeks a lower level of price volatility due to its lower duration (interest rate sensitivity) than a typical core bond fund. Unlike a money market fund, the short duration strategy seeks a higher level of current income and a higher yield, yet exhibits more price volatility as the product does not seek to maintain a stable $1 NAV.
AUIM's most valuable attribute is the result of our rigorous independent bottom-up credit research. Concentration is given to specific industries across the credit spectrum, as we seek to capitalize on inefficiencies across the cap structure. A thorough understanding of the entire competitive landscape allows us to evaluate the strategic positioning of a credit and effectively measure the impending upside, while limiting downside performance risk.