As an experienced fixed income manager, we know that the best strategy is one that meets your needs. Our fixed income strategies follow a conservative investment philosophy that doesn’t involve leverage, derivatives or currency trading. Rather, we use research and analysis bolstered by our trading and risk management experience, to identify strategies that offer the most value for the risk taken.
With teams in the United States, Europe and Asia, our global presence gives you access to a full spectrum of fixed income issuers and securities:
Cash Management. From money market funds to custom cash strategies, we can help you manage cash by aligning your strategy with your risk, liquidity and return criteria.
Ultra-Short. For investors interested in maximizing income while maintaining reasonable liquidity, our ultra-short strategies invest in high quality, liquid investments with durations ranging from overnight to five years.
Core and Core Plus. For investors seeking active management that uses fundamental research and risk management to identify strategies against a variety of benchmarks along the interest rate and credit curves for longer-term exposure to investment- and noninvestment-grade bonds (3 to 15 years).
High Yield. If you are a more aggressive investor interested in higher current income with the potential for capital appreciation, high-yield (lower rated) corporate bonds may be an appropriate choice.
Index Management. Investors seeking low-cost, risk-efficient market exposure appreciate our global index management solutions. Our experts can help you identify the appropriate investment strategies across a range of global markets and benchmarks.
Municipals. For investors interested in managing their tax burden, we offer actively managed, relative-value style municipal bond management.
Fred A. Azar is the director of fixed income business management for Northern Trust Asset Management. He is responsible for product development, management of existing products, communication of product performance, and education regarding fixed Income capabilities, philosophy, and investment process. He represents the fixed Income group in its interactions with our internal auditors, risk and compliance managers, marketing and sales.
Prior to his current role, he was director of core strategies, responsible for overseeing actively managed fixed income investments for institutional and high net worth clients in mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Prior to this, he was a senior portfolio manager in the short duration fixed income group, managing cash, ultra-short, and short-bond investments.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2004, Fred was a senior portfolio manager for the Harris Private Bank, where he managed separate account investments for high net worth and small institutional clients. He began his career in 1991, working as a trader within the Securities Lending Division of Harris Bank.
Fred received a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Kansas. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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