Since the Firm’s inception, we have followed a consistent fixed income investment philosophy that focuses on the preservation of principal while maintaining high current income. Our goal is to outperform the benchmark index net of fees with higher credit quality, lower risk, and less volatility. We understand that the role of fixed income is to anchor the portfolio so the client can take risks elsewhere. Our approach is simple, but its simplicity is what gives it its power.
Our high-quality philosophy prevents the Firm from taking unnecessary or unquantifiable risk. This is particularly beneficial in today’s current volatile environment.
GH&A has included environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in our investment philosophy since our founding (1988). Our philosophy is nuanced and proactive and has evolved beyond negative screening processes. These factors are incorporated considerations in our portfolio construction, investment decision-making, investment analysis and due diligence.
GH&A’s investing policy seeks to incorporate ESG and responsible investing (RI) trends and metrics across our high-quality universe within our top-down macro framework. We continually evaluate corporate securities on their current ESG/RI initiatives and policies and evaluate their measurable improvement and implementation of these initiatives.