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US Core


The strategy includes portfolios that employ an active, team-managed investment approach around a long-term, value-oriented investment philosophy. These portfolios use diversified strategies and all investment-grade sectors of the fixed-income market in seeking to add value while minimizing risk. The approach is to construct a portfolio using all major fixed-income sectors with a bias toward non-Treasuries, especially corporate, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities.


31 December 2023

Sector Allocation

31 December 2023
Sectors Market Value (%) Notional
Market Value1 (%)
Benchmark (%)
Treasury 9.0 0.0 41.6
Inflation-Linked 0.9 0.0 0.0
Agency 0.3 0.0 1.1
Agency MBS 33.4 0.0 26.6
CMBS 6.5 0.0 1.6
Non-Agency MBS 4.5 0.0 0.0
Asset Backed 2.0 0.0 0.5
Investment-Grade Credit 26.9 8.3 27.2
CLO 5.5 0.0 0.0
EM Government 2.6 0.0 1.0
EM Corporate 2.5 0.0 0.3
Cash & Cash Equivalents 6.0 0.0 0.0
Sector allocation includes look-through to any underlying commingled vehicles if held. Data may not sum to total due to rounding.


Strategy AUM: USD34.5 billion, 31 December 2023
Benchmark: Bloomberg US Aggregate Index
Inception Date: 1 January 1989
Investment Vehicles: Separate Accounts and Commingled Vehicles
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31 December 2023 Composite (gross) Composite (net) Benchmark
1 Year 6.5 6.1 5.5
3 Years -4.2 -4.5 -3.3
5 Years 1.4 1.1 1.1
10 Years 2.5 2.2 1.8
Since Inception 74-Apr-01 7.4 7.1 6.7

31 December 2022 Composite (gross) Composite (net) Benchmark
1 Year -16.3 -16.6 -13.0
3 Years -3.3 -3.6 -2.7
5 Years 0.0 -0.3 0.0
10 Years 1.7 1.4 1.1
Since Inception 74-Apr-01 7.4 7.1 6.7

Past investment results are not indicative of future investment results. Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Gross-of-fees returns are presented before management fees, but after all trading expenses. Net-of-fees results are calculated using a model approach whereby the current highest tier of the appropriate strategy's fee schedule is used. Effective January 1, 2020, for annual periods where the actual account weighted fees are higher than the composite model fee, the actual account weighted fees will be used for the net-of-fee composite return calculations. Net-of-fee composite return calculations using actual account weighted fees may include fund returns that incur higher fees than those applied to separately managed accounts. Please see the Performance and Risk Disclosures for more information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All investments involve risk including loss of principal. Past performance is not indicative of future investment results. This information is only for use by professional clients, eligible counterparties or qualified investors. It is not aimed at, or for use by, retail clients.
The benchmark does not provide an allocation to the "Emerging Markets" sector. The emerging market sector allocation shown for the benchmark is based on Western Asset's emerging market countries definition for comparison purposes.

¹ Notional market value represents derivatives notional market value excluding interbank derivatives.
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