Wellesley Asset Management (Wellesley, MA) is a boutique investment manager that specializes in convertible bonds. The firm strives to limit risk, protect principal and provide exceptional client service. Wellesley serves institutional clients including financial professionals, RIA’s, banks, family offices and pensions.
The firm’s investment objective is to 1) minimize downside risk and 2) maximize capital appreciation over full market cycles (bull and bear market).
Wellesley Asset Management (WAM) favors balanced, “at the money”, convertible bonds over highly appreciated (equity-like) and busted convertibles (high-yield/junk). Balanced convertibles trade around par value and can offer the best risk/reward scenario for investors.
Over 25 years managing convertible bonds. Greg Miller (Co-Founder, CEO, and Portfolio Manager), is the architect of the firm’s investment strategy and has managed the SMA, private partnership, and mutual fund suite since inception.
Strong long-term performance record.
WAM has a singular focus and expertise: convertible bonds.
In our opinion, convertible bonds require active management. Evaluating convertible bonds involves equity, fixed income (credit), and structural analysis. WAM has the experience, infrastructure, and resources required to be successful over the long-term.
WAM manages over $2.5 billion in convertible bonds.
Separately Managed Accounts for Sponsored Managed Account Platforms
Convertible bonds may be a suitable investment for absolute return oriented, long-term investors. Convertibles can offer equity market exposure while seeking principal protection and the relative safety of bonds. Convertible bonds may outperform equities over complete bull and bear market cycles and do so with less volatility than a typical stock portfolio.
A Blend of Debt and Equity
Convertible bonds can blend the characteristics of both bond and stock investments. Convertibles can offer equity like returns due to the equity conversion component with generally less volatility.
Use with Multiple Asset Classes
Convertibles may provide attractive returns that can compare to common stocks and bonds. Historically, in periods of rising interest rates, convertible bonds have outperformed other fixed income assets on a total return basis during these periods. In addition, adding convertibles to a stock and bond portfolio may improve the overall risk/return profile.