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Fixed Income Still Matters

The Case for Fixed Income

Fixed Income Still Matters.

Now more than ever.

Everyone is likely questioning their investment strategy given the current environment. While recent events and continued uncertainty is unnerving, the case for an appropriate fixed income allocation in your clients’ portfolios is still strong. Why?

  • Diversification
  • Income
  • Relative Stability of Capital
  • Tax Advantages

BNY Mellon Investment Management provides a variety of solutions across the fixed income landscape. We are committed to partnering with you, now more than ever, to ensure your clients have the investments they need for the long term. By putting our clients’ motivations front and center, in 2018 we became the 3rd largest fixed income manager in the world.*

We stand ready to continue the journey.

OUR CAPABILITIES

Why BNY Mellon Investment Management

 

Fixed Income

Fixed Income Capabilities For Your Client’s Needs

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Municipal Bonds

Taxable and Non-Taxable Investors Alike May Benefit From Municipal Bonds

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News, Views & More

Insights on the Fixed Income Opportunity Set

Brave New Bond Market

In March, markets began to crack under economic pressure still prevalent months later. Record bond issuance and a deep freeze of credit markets took hold as uncertainty made liquidity a priority for all. Today, fiscal pain is felt by both government and corporations—further amplifying the importance of adapting to the new world.

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Why is the Fed still negative on negative rates?

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) both have negative rates. So why hasn’t the Federal Reserve (the Fed) followed suit? At a time when Covid-19 has brought world economies to a halt—and top government officials even argue in favor of negative interest rates1 —this is the question.

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The Current State of Affairs

While the world has changed since the start of the year, so have investment outlooks. With a notable increase in fiscal pressure facing states and local governments, some may wonder if municipal bond exposure still serves a purpose. With the right approach and a long-term perspective, the answer is yes, according to Dan Rabasco, head of municipal bonds at Mellon.

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Taking advantage of Tomorrow

Recent volatility reveals unprecedented levels of fear while markets struggle to gauge the extent of Covid-19’s economic damage.1 As investors turn to safe haven assets for liquidity2 and pandemic-fueled lockdowns create a grim outlook for companies, as well as their ability to pay back debt, is there still a place for fixed income?

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Going the Distance with Core Plus

Providing portfolio ballast and downside protection are key attributes of a core fixed income portfolio. However, ultrashort and intermediate duration fixed income do not provide the same level of benefits from these attributes. Overtime, having a duration that’s too short can potentially have adverse effects on a portfolio.
 

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Fixed Income At a Glance

Our fixed income strategies and how they may fit into portfolios.
 

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SOLUTIONS TO CONSIDER

Learn more about our Fixed Income Strategies

 

DCPIX

BNY Mellon Core Plus Fund
 

Focus on high-quality, investment-grade credit.

Security selection is key driver of strategy performance.

Intermediate duration, in line with Barclays Agg benchmark.

SDGIX

BNY Mellon Global Fixed Income Fund

Prefers the US and higher-quality markets over areas such as EMD.

Ability to tactically tilt the portfolio in response to changing global dynamics.

Global strategy can provide attractive returns with similar risk to US fixed income.

Hedges currency risk to USD

DIBRX

BNY Mellon International Bond Fund

Prefers the US and higher-quality markets over areas such as EMD.

Ability to tactically tilt the portfolio in response to changing global dynamics.

Global strategy can provide attractive returns with similar risk to US fixed income.

Unhedged currency exposure

DMBIX

BNY Mellon AMT Free Muni Bond Fund

 

 

 

DMBZX

BNY Mellon Opportunistic Muni Bond Fund

 

 

 

DYBIX

BNY Mellon High Yield Municipal Bond Fund

 

 

 

DIMIX

BNY Mellon Short-Intermediate Muni Bond Fund

 

 

 

RETIREMENT TOPICS

Helping Transform The Way America Retires

Retirement is not just a goal, but a series of ever-changing milestones. Planning for it deserves bold ideas and powerful solutions along the way.

Our mission is to help transform the way America retires by partnering with financial professionals to offer an array of insights, tools and solutions to help target better retirement outcomes.

Cash Reserves Retirement Income Method

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Diversifying Across Assets
 

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Dollar Cost Averaging
 

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Goals Based Financial Planning
 

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Maximize Savings & 401(k) Deferrals
 

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Social Security Break-Even
 

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Social Security. When to Claim?
 

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Tax Diversification with Roth Accounts

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Unable to Work in Retirement

 

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Your Retirement Investing Journey

 

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BNY Mellon Investment Management encompasses BNY Mellon’s affiliated investment firms, wealth management services and global distribution companies, including BNY Mellon Securities Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. This material has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular investment, strategy, investment manager or account arrangement. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. Please consult a legal, tax or investment advisor in order to determine whether an investment product or service is appropriate for a particular situation. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission. BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. and BNY Mellon Securities Corporation are subsidiaries of BNY Mellon.

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