Core Fixed Income

Aegon AM’s core fixed income capabilities include a wide range of regional and global strategies that span the risk spectrum.

Active management and a research-intensive process underpin our approach to identifying opportunities, with a focus on mitigating downside risk and pursuing added value.

Multiple alpha sources


Using a research-intensive process, we pursue multiple alpha sources throughout business and credit cycles. Proprietary bottom-up fundamental research is informed by top-down analysis and macro insights. We bring together global perspectives to identify market opportunities as we aim to build resilient portfolios and pursue better investment outcomes.


Disciplined global research framework


Proprietary bottom-up fundamental research is informed by top-down analysis and macro insights. Our disciplined fundamental research framework relies on a common language to assess fundamentals, sentiment, technicals and valuation. We harness knowledge beyond borders to evaluate opportunities across sectors and regions.

Holistic ESG integration approach


ESG factors are embedded into our proprietary research framework1. By combining ESG factors with economic considerations, research teams identify financially material factors and arrive at a holistic view of the investment.


We believe effective ESG integration brings three key benefits for our clients:

  • Deepens our understanding, strengthens our conviction
  • May help identify opportunities, uncover risks
  • Promotes a long-term focus

Responsible Investing Overview

Our capabilities

We manage and/or sub-advise a broad range of strategies within the Core Fixed Income space.

Absolute Return Bonds
Investment Grade
Emerging Markets Debt
Liability-driven investing (LDI)
Cash flow-driven investing (CDI)

Latest fixed income insights

01/09/2022 | 5 min read | Jeremy Thurm, CFA
Emerging Markets Debt,Responsible Investing

Investing differently to make a difference

28/07/2022 | 7 min read | Jeff Grills, CFA | Brian Westhoff, CFA
18/07/2022 | 5 min read | James Rich


1This is a general description of the firm's ESG process.  It may not be applied to every holding in a given strategy