Convertible bonds are sometimes considered the “Swiss Army knife” of financial products because they can provide investors with principal protection (barring default), income, and equity-like returns.
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.