The fund´s objective is to maximise current income and total return over a full market cycle through both income and price appreciation. It generally seeks to identify investment opportunities within and across all subsectors of the fixed income market and to exploit inefficiencies while maintaining active risk management constraints. The fund is benchmarked against the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index. While the major part of bonds and debt instruments the fund invests in consists of U.S.-dollar denominated corporate bonds rated Baa3/BBB- or higher, U.S. Treasuries and Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), the fund can also invest in non-benchmark sectors such as High Yield corporate bonds, U.S. dollar-denominated Emerging Market Debt and non-Agency MBS. Top-down active management of exposure to specific market segments combined with bottom-up security selection forms the cornerstone of the expected excess return of the strategy.