FIXED INCOME

Unlimited access to our bond offerings and dedicated, personal support

Deeply rooted in the fixed income markets since 1979, Advisors Asset Management, Inc. (AAM) has provided financial professionals with comprehensive access to the bond market in conjunction with simple and efficient trading support. Our long-standing relationships and capital markets expertise allow us to position and maintain a diverse inventory of securities, offering advisors the opportunity to capitalize on attractive yields, unique credits, and a broad maturity spectrum.

Our capital markets proficiency has spanned decades of economic ups and downs and we are well-equipped to help you navigate the fixed income markets. Built on a foundation of service and integrity, we put the client’s best interest first, providing quality advice and investment solutions focused on individual needs. It’s how we do business.

Who We Serve

Independent Broker/Dealers (IBDs)

IBDs across the nation rely on our fixed income tools, trading, and service to help them succeed.

For almost 40 years, AAM has served as an outsourced bond desk and premier capital markets resource for top independent broker/dealers (IBDs) across the nation. We actively work with 100 IBDs, providing complete access to the fixed income markets along with comprehensive trading and sales support. Additionally, we support more than 30,000 financial advisors, offering flexible and efficient solutions which help broker/dealers reduce costs and increase revenues.

From regulatory change to advisor recruitment, AAM understands the unique challenges IBDs face. Working as an extension of your business, we are fully engaged in your success and consider ourselves to be part of your advisors’ experience. Our client-centric business model strives to make partnering with AAM simple, intuitive, and flexible, giving IBDs the confidence and freedom to focus on growth.

How AAM Benefits Broker/Dealers

  1. Broad and diverse access to the capital markets with ability to execute with hundreds of approved counterparties.
  2. Opportunity to enhance profitability by reducing expenses associated with internal trading operations and potentially lowering capital commitment requirements.
  3. Full service trading desk allowing advisors to capitalize on efficient bond pricing, attractive yields, and diverse investment choices.
  4. Reliable trading support and best execution practices.
  5. Open architecture business model offers access to a full-range of investment solutions both inside and outside AAM’s framework.
  6. Access to all major ECNs combined with strong relationship and direct feeds from major dealers.
  7. Robust AAM in-house inventory, including odd lot opportunities.
  8. Efficient market-maker offering competitive price executions and liquidity.
  9. Price and mark-up/down transparency along with strict mark-up adherence and integration.
  10. Diverse structured product platform with access to leading issuers, including exclusive new issue and reverse inquiry opportunities.
  11. Straight-Through Processing (STP) capabilities with the largest clearing firms to accommodate client trading needs along with time constraints and reporting requirements.
  12. Resources to assist with regulatory requirements, including a business rules engine which allows firms to customize product approvals and business rules at both the firm and advisor level.
  13. Workflow integration with your operations team, including confirmations and trade error resolution.
  14. Real-time trade blotter and best execution reporting.
  15. Ability to set-up Monitored Portfolio Solutions (MPS) feed with select clearing firms, allowing AAM to proactively monitor bond holdings.
  16. Fee-based offering solutions to help grow your advisory business.
  17. Professional portfolio review and analysis customized for advisors in a client-ready report.
  18. Full support of your recruiting efforts, including advisor onboarding.
  19. Online education and marketing support, as well as CE credit opportunities.
  20. Actionable commentary, weekly bond credit report, timely sales ideas, and market insight.

Financial Advisors

AAM delivers expert guidance, customized sales support, and timely income solutions to financial advisors.

Over 30,000 financial advisors leverage AAM’s capital markets expertise and trading efficiencies to enhance their productivity and differentiate their practice. By utilizing AAM’s value-add resources, advisors can free up their time to focus more on servicing and growing client assets.

Whether you’re looking for one-on-one, collaborative support to help you navigate the capital markets, or simply seeking access to the fixed income markets and trade execution, AAM is your go-to resource for investing in the capital markets.

Market Access and Trade Execution

AAM’s Business Development Team is dedicated to providing advisors with market access and efficient trade support. Utilizing sophisticated technology backed by an experienced Trading Desk, product specialists are skilled at identifying market opportunities and assisting with trade execution.

  1. Broad and diverse access to the capital markets.
  2. Complete bond market access, including, but not limited to, agency debt, CDs, corporates, government securities, mortgage-backed securities, municipals, treasuries, zero coupon, foreign sovereign issues, preferreds, and structured products.
  3. Access to all major Electronic Communication Networks (ECNs), including TMC Bonds, TradeWeb, Knight BondPoint, and MarketAxess.
  4. Over 80,000 corporate and municipal bond offerings available daily.
  5. Full service trading desk allowing advisors to capitalize on efficient bond pricing, attractive yields, and diverse investment choices.
  6. Reliable trading support and best execution practices.
  7. Robust AAM in-house inventory, including odd lot opportunities.
  8. Efficient market-maker offering competitive price executions and liquidity.
  9. Straight-Through Processing (STP) capabilities with the largest clearing firms accommodates efficient execution, timely reporting, and bond delivery.
  10. Intuitive website with bond search capabilities and reporting tools.
  11. Online Advisor Dashboard allows advisors to view existing holdings along with maturing securities and bond alerts, such as credit events and bond calls.
  12. Online Order Entry (OOE) capabilities.
  13. Actionable commentary, weekly bond credit report, timely sales ideas, and market insight.

High-Touch Advisory Consultant Support

Knowledgeable Advisory Consultants act as an extension of the advisor’s financial practice, providing one-on-one support tailored to individual investment needs. Highly trained professionals take a more collaborative, consultative approach to working with advisors, offering holistic advice and value-add service. In addition to providing market access and trade execution, AAM’s Advisory Consultants seek to provide relevant insights and portfolio ideas to meet client needs and changing market conditions.

  1. One-on-one support helps advisors make informed investment decisions for their clients.
  2. Professional portfolio review and analysis includes new portfolio construction as well as existing portfolio reviews and tune-ups.
  3. Timely buy/sell ideas provided in a client-ready report.
  4. Tax swap idea generation.
  5. Advice and market context on unsolicited trades to ensure fair and reasonable execution on behalf of clients.
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Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs)

AAM’s investment solutions and support services give RIAs the confidence and freedom to focus on growing their business.

Over 500 RIAs rely on the strength and expertise of AAM to efficiently connect them to the capital markets. With four decades of experience, we offer sophisticated investment solutions tailored to the unique needs of RIAs and their clients. Whether you have your own RIA or are a hybrid, AAM acts as an extension of you and your clients’ experience providing market access, trading support, and high-touch service catered to your business.

AAM’s fee-based solutions help RIAs manage risk, increase efficiencies, and optimize capital to effectively meet the needs of high-net worth and ultra-high-net worth investors. Our client-centric business model strives to make partnering with AAM simple, intuitive, and flexible. As your one-stop for capital markets access and expertise, AAM is dedicated to your success, giving you the confidence and freedom to focus on growth.

How AAM Benefits RIAs

  1. Broad and diverse access to the capital markets with ability to execute with hundreds of approved counterparties.
  2. Complete bond market access, including, but not limited to, agency debt, CDs, corporates, government securities, mortgage-backed securities, treasuries, zero coupon, foreign sovereign issues, municipals, preferreds, and structured products.
  3. Access to all major Electronic Communication Networks (ECNs), including TMC Bonds, TradeWeb, Knight BondPoint, and MarketAxess.
  4. Over 80,000 corporate and municipal bond offerings available daily.
  5. Full service trading desk allowing advisors to capitalize on efficient bond pricing, attractive yields, and diverse investment choices.
  6. Reliable trading support and best execution practices.
  7. Open architecture business model offers access to a full-range of investment solutions both inside and outside AAM’s framework.
  8. Robust AAM in-house inventory, including odd lot opportunities.
  9. Efficient market-maker offering competitive price executions and liquidity.
  10. Trade-away accommodations with most custodians, in addition to Straight-Through Processing (STP) capabilities with the largest clearing firms.
  11. Professional portfolio review and analysis customized for RIAs in a client-ready report.
  12. Resources to help with regulatory requirements.
  13. Intuitive website with bond search capabilities and reporting tools.
  14. Online Advisor Dashboard allows advisors to view existing holdings along with maturing securities and bond alerts, such as credit events and bond calls.
  15. Online Order Entry (OOE) capabilities.
  16. Fee-based offering solutions to help grow your advisory business.
  17. Online education and marketing support, as well as CE credit opportunities.
  18. Actionable commentary, weekly bond credit report, timely sales ideas, and market insight.

Institutional Middle Markets

AAM delivers comprehensive market access, actionable trade ideas, and value-add customer support tailored to the needs of middle-market clients.

AAM’s capital markets sales and trading teams recognize the unique needs of the middle-market client base, offering personalized service and high-quality trade execution. We support more than 125 institutional clients, focusing on the sophisticated investment needs of insurance companies, traditional asset managers, hedge funds, and trust account business models, among others.

As a premier fixed income resource, AAM takes a collaborative approach to working with middle-market clients, delivering a full breadth of trading services, including efficient liquidity. Our goals directly align with the structure and par value requirements of our professional business counterparties.

How AAM Benefits Institutional Middle Markets

  1. Highly experienced team of taxable and tax-exempt traders.
  2. Wide-spread distribution network supported by more than 50 trading and sales professionals.
  3. Focused sales support and product specialization.
  4. Electronic trading platform that supports trading efficiencies to meet time and reporting requirements.
  5. Efficient market-maker offering market access and competitive price executions.
  6. Origination and underwriting proficiencies.
  7. Straight-Through Processing (STP) capabilities with the largest clearing firms accommodates efficient execution, timely reporting, and bond delivery.
  8. Fixed income market perspective and insight.
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