Aegon Asset Management’s has won two UK clients totalling GBP325 million for its short-dated investment grade bond strategy, with a further mandate awarded and awaiting funding.
The Aegon Short Dated Investment Grade Bond Fund, managed by Iain Buckle and Rory Sandilands, offers investors an ESG-integrated portfolio of high-quality short-dated bonds. The portfolio is managed to have a low carbon footprint and limit exposure to carbon transition risks. The fund offers attractive risk-adjusted returns from relatively competitive yields in the investment grade bond market. It also benefits from strong capital preservation, low sensitivity to interest rate movements, competitive pricing, and high visibility to future cash-flows.