|Philosophy | Strategies | Investment Team|
Signature Global Asset Management incorporates a global, thematic approach to investment. A central tenet of Signature's approach is that markets are interconnected; and that a successful investment discipline should be equally holistic and connected. This discipline should encompass interest rates, credit, equity, commodities, property and foreign exchange within a synchronized global view. This philosophy combined with rigourous fundamental analysis defines their investment process allowing Signature to identify areas of opportunity as well as potential risk on a global basis.
One of Signature's key strengths is their ability to conduct proprietary research across global sectors. This is achieved by structuring the investment team with global sector and asset class specialists. Each Portfolio Manager/Analyst is assigned a sector responsibility to build a portfolio of securities that has the best risk-return profile given the current macro-economic thesis.
Signature's distinct advantage is having analysts who examine all facets of a company's capital structure - from common equities and preferred shares to bonds and commercial paper. Equity and fixed income specialists collaborate to develop a comprehensive picture of a corporation, its securities, and its need for capital. Continuous information flow between the equity and fixed-income teams not only creates a stimulating, team-oriented environment in which investment ideas are encouraged and shared, it results in portfolios containing high quality, "best of breed" global companies. This structure has resulted in a track record of achieving strong returns at lower-than-average volatility in all kinds of markets.