Deutsche Bank To Boost Duration When 10-Year Backs Up

Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management may increase its duration from 90% to up to 100% of its benchmark's duration if yields on the 10-year Treasury note back up to 4.5% to 4.75% within the next six months.

  • 05 Nov 2004
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Gary Pollack

Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management may increase its duration from 90% to up to 100% of its benchmark's duration if yields on the 10-year Treasury note back up to 4.5% to 4.75% within the next six months. Portfolio manager Gary Pollack's benchmark, the Lehman Brothers Intermediate Government/Credit Index, currently has a duration of 3.67 years. Pollack manages $1 billion in fixed income over 30 portfolios from New York.

For now, Pollack is employing a barbell strategy focused on floating-rate notes at the short end of the yield curve and bonds in the 10-15 year range. He is also adding new cash to his existing positions, which are allocated 30% to Treasuries, 20% to agencies, 40% to corporates and 10% to taxable municipal bonds. His weighting is neutral in Treasuries, 10% underweight in agencies and 10% overweight in corporates and taxable munipal bonds.

Most recently, Pollack purchased two taxable municipal bonds, the Dormitory Authority for the Albany Medical Center 4.43% of '12s, and the New York State Asset Receivables Program 4.06% of '10s. Pollack said he likes taxable munis because they offer additional yields and diversify his portfolios away from the credit risks associated with corporate bonds.

  • 05 Nov 2004

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1 HSBC 27,039.93 106 7.36%
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5 Goldman Sachs 10,434.21 54 6.55%