The first quarter of 2022 was painful for financial markets and heartbreaking for those watching the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine. The bond market massacre, beginning last year, accelerated with 10-year U.S. Treasury yields jumping to 2.32% from a low of 0.51% in early August 2020.
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.