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The global financial crisis of 2008 changed the landscape for credit in terms of investment behavior and pricing for credit and liquidity. There are many different types of Multi-Asset Credit strategies, but all seek to provide managers with the freedom to more easily capture relative value across credit sectors.
The fixed income market differs from the equity market in that the fixed income market has many participants motivated beyond fundamental value.
There are many varieties of rules-based, or “smart beta,” strategies. In this article, we focus on the equity strategies1 that are currently the most commonly used among institutional investors:fundamental and low volatility.