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Alternative and hedge fund investing is in our DNA

Our BlueBay fixed income platform launched in 2001 as a credit specialist hedge fund. We were one of Europe’s first specialist credit asset managers. We were among the first fixed income managers to gain approval to use credit default swaps in UCITS funds.

For over 20 years we have responded to client demand, building a compelling range of long-only investment strategies enhanced by our expertise in derivatives whilst continuing to deliver the highly specialist long-short capabilities of our boutique beginnings.

A world-class investment infrastructure

At RBC BlueBay, we believe that our robust infrastructure is an essential competitive advantage. Our close partnership with our parent organisation, the Royal Bank of Canada, reinforces our ability to build upon this state-of-the-art infrastructure, helping our investment professionals take optimal decisions, build strong portfolios, and ensure that risk management is integrated throughout our investment process.

Our expertise

We offer clients the benefits of our expertise across private markets and liquid alternative credit.

Our investment teams look for investment opportunities across the risk spectrum, for all market conditions.


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Our culture: welcoming investment debate

We believe that our governance, process, transparency, and team approach set us apart from our competitors. Welcoming investment debate is part of our culture, and we encourage investment professionals to share investment ideas with their peers, making them better investors, and allowing them to build optimal portfolios that our clients will benefit from.

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Hedge Funds and Long Only: the best of both worlds

Our fixed income platform integrates teams of both long-only and hedge fund managers, who work side by side to optimise the implementation of investment views in our portfolios. With complimentary skillsets, we utilise the infrastructure, governance, and research skills of the best long-only managers, with the trading skills, focus on capital preservation, and ability to use a larger toolbox offered by our hedge fund specialists. The result aims to maximise the upside and also minimise downside risk.

Comprehensive offering

Today, we are one of the leading European-based alternative credit specialist managers with a comprehensive offering across the sub-asset classes and the corresponding liquidity. Yet we continue to strive to evolve and remain innovators in our industry.


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