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Railway Pension Investments Ltd., a subsidiary of Railway Pension Trustee Co. Ltd., is a British company located in London focused on investment advice. Christopher John Hitchen has been the CEO of the firm since 2008.
FFTW is an active manager which aims to opportunistically exploit structural inefficiencies that arise in global capital markets to consistently generate incremental returns relative to a passive benchmark. The firm constructs portfolios with multiple, off-benchmark risk exposures with low correlations to one another so that a single risk exposure has a limited impact on the overall portfolio. They believe that active management by market specialists located in the world's major financial centers increases return opportunities through superior security selection. In addition, they believe that total portfolio risk should be measured and controlled through the utilization of proprietary risk management tools built to specifically accommodate and enhance their investment process.FFTW's investment team consists of market specialists focusing on duration and yield curve opportunities globally, corporate credit, mortgages, asset-backed securities and foreign exchange. The firm's market specialists identify themes driving the returns in their sectors.Senior members of each market specialist team, along with FFTW's Chief Investment Officer, constitute the firm's Investment Strategy Group (ISG), which meets weekly to decide the firm's investment bias in each market sector. A dedicated Portfolio Team tailors the firm's investment strategy to each client's specific benchmark and guidelines.FFTW's proprietary analytical system for fixed-income, called PRISM, serves as the foundation of their portfolio management and risk control.
BNP Paribas Asset Management USA (BNPP AM USA) manages both long-only and long-short fixed income portfolios, multi-currency portfolios and equity portfolios. For each investment product, clients receive individualized investment advisory services tailored to their particular investment objectives and guidelines. The firm's investment approach centers on taking a series of diversified, often uncorrelated positions that balance currency and interest-rate risks around specified performance benchmarks. Global fixed-income portfolios are constructed using sovereign debt and currencies and, guidelines permitting, corporate bonds, structured securities, and emerging market investments. BNPP AM USA may use futures and various other derivatives (such as interest rate swaps, credit default swaps and currency forwards) in the management of fixed-income portfolios, as appropriate. These instruments are used to take or hedge existing positions and as a substitute for the cash market when the synthetic alternatives are deemed more efficient.
Deutsche Bank Investment Management (DBIM) offers a broad range of investment products that span the risk/return spectrum. The firm's primary investment strategies and products include equity, fixed-income, alternatives, private equity, cash management and multi-asset. Within each investment strategy, there is a team that manages and specializes in the particular asset category being employed. The team may use a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques in trying to meet clients' investment objectives. DBIM may use bottom-up research that focuses on companies they believe have a history of above average growth, strong competitive positioning, attractive prices relative to potential growth, sound financial strength and effective management, among other factors. The firm may also use top-down research to identify investments that may benefit from changes in the overall business environment.
CCLA is an active, prudent, long-term, GARP-oriented manager which invests in global equity and debt across all market-caps, focusing on UK large-cap growth and value stocks.The firm aims to reduce risk by diversifying by geography and asset class and believes that identifying long-term trends and themes is vital. They also believe that SRI need not compromise performance, and that real estate investments complement long-term capital and income objectives.