Manager Conversation: Wealhouse’s Andrew Labbad Explains How to Use Fixed Income to Take Advantage of Volatility

In this manager conversation, Sightline Wealth Management’s Warren Gerow speaks with Andrew Labbad, CFA, senior portfolio manager at Wealhouse Capital Management for the Amplus Credit Income Fund, which invests in high-quality companies that are raising debt to facilitate growth. During their conversation, Labbad offers an inside look at Amplus and how this innovative and flexible fixed-income strategy can help protect investors during bear markets while also maximizing returns during bull ones.

Some of the specific topics Gerow and Labbad address include:

  • Labbad’s professional background and credentials
  • A brief overview of Wealhouse, including its core principles and evolution
  • The AUM of the firm and each fund it manages
  • What differentiates Amplus from other fixed-income funds
  • The reasoning behind the fund’s preferred allocations in fixed-income securities
  • How interest rate levels can impact the fund’s strategy and performance
  • Macro factors that determine portfolio positioning and duration
  • How this year’s debt ceiling crisis may impact interest rates moving forward
  • The outlook for future rate hikes in Canada and how it differentiates from the US
  • How Amplus aims to meet its goals of consistent returns and capital preservation

As always, if you have any questions regarding fixed income or are interested in allocating towards the Amplus Credit Income Fund, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important Information: 

Warren Gerow is an independent investment wealth consultant at Sightline Wealth Management.

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