Core Plus Fund
A multi-sector core portfolio seeking a precise balance between income and ballast across market cycles
Fed posture, the economy, and inflation
Where are we in the credit cycle?
Balancing income and ballast
Unemployment, inflation, and wage growth
Targeting precision and diversification
The BNY Mellon Core Plus Fund draws upon Insight Investment’s decades-long experience in areas of fixed income and risk management solutions. Their team of over 100 fixed-income professionals seek alpha generating ideas, with many dedicated to the ‘inefficient’ parts of the core fixed-income universe, such as high yield, loans, secured finance and Emerging Markets. As of 3/31/19, Insight has $843.9 billion in assets under management and is based in New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Sydney.1
Should you be changing tactics with the fed?
As the Federal Reserve is no longer in a firm rate-hiking cycle, the investment thesis for investing in ultra-short funds has weakened.
Meet the manager
Gautam Khanna CFA, CPA Senior Portfolio Manager, BNY Mellon Core Plus Fund
1 Insight's assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposures, and are calculated on a gross notional basis.
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