Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2016 – Best Fund Provider – High Yield Bond

Neuberger Berman

Vincent Lim, Head of Business Development, Financial Institutions, South East Asia, Neuberger Berman

Vincent Lim
Head of Business Development, Financial Institutions, South East Asia
Neuberger Berman

A broad platform and experienced managers on deck remain key to navigating trenchant headwinds, but not all asset managers can lay claim to these resources. For Asian clients that traditionally favour fixed-income products, Neuberger Berman stands at the industry’s pinnacle in terms of product universe and service.

Today, Neuberger Berman holds US$106 billion in fixed income assets, with 143 fixed-income investment professionals supporting numerous strategies offered to private banking clients across Asia. It has launched a number global and international products, including a China equity mutual fund, a global floating rate qualifying investor fund, and several Asia-focused UCITS products between 2013 and 2015.

On average, portfolio managers at Neuberger Berman have more than 25 years of industry experience. The firm can also lay claim to one of the largest global credit research teams – the anchor for any investment strategy. In the case of the asset manager’s flagship high yield bond strategy, this team screens through and eliminates less liquid issuers, defaulted and distressed securities, outliers and high default potential issuers in a securities universe of over 1100 issuers.

Indeed, this level of rigor is a trademark of Neubuerger Berman’s investment selection process: from a customised database containing detailed information on over 2,000 issuers leveraged, just 150–225 issuers are eventually selected as investments for clients’ portfolios. As a result, Neuberger Berman has consistently been able to outperform benchmarks.

Asia’s private banks have voted, and the results are clear. Neuberger Berman is this year’s Best Fund Provider – High Yield Bond is best supported and well prepared to capture the opportunities ahead.