A high yield bond investor earns positive returns in three ways — clipping a coupon or current yield, an increase in value of the bond as holders enjoy the fruits of improved credit worthiness of an investment, or a fall in the general level of market interest rates.
Equity Market Exposure, Pursuing Principal Protection
Convertible bonds may be a suitable investment for absolute return oriented, long-term investors. Wellesley Asset Management offers separate account management for registered investment advisors, sponsored managed account platforms and other institutional 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.