Ultra Low Duration


The Ultra Low Duration Strategy seeks to maximize total return, minimize volatility and preserve capital, with an emphasis on liquidity. Ultra Low Duration portfolios are well diversified and consist of high-quality securities with an average portfolio duration of 0.5 to 1.2 years.

Portfolio Highlights

As of June 30, 2021
Reams ICE BAML 9-12 Month Treasury
Average Duration 0.5 Years 0.9 Years
Average Maturity 0.9 Years 0.9 Years
Yield to Maturity 0.3% 0.1%
Average Quality AA2 AAA

Sector Summary

As of June 30, 2021

Reams ICE BAML 9-12 Month Treasury
Corporate 38% 0%
Asset Backed 15% 0%
Cash & Equivalents 3% 0%
Treasury 30% 100%
Mortgage Backed 15% 0%


Annualized Performance as of June 30, 2021
1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Since
Ultra Low Duration (Gross) 0.63% 2.20% 1.77% 1.63%
Ultra Low Duration (Net) 0.58% 2.11% 1.69% 1.54%
ICE BAML 9-12 Month Treasury 0.24% 1.92% 1.46% 1.30%

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Important Disclosure

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Performance figures are in U.S. Dollars and assume reinvested of income for the entire period. Performance figures stated gross of fees do not reflect the deduction of management fees. Performance results of clients would be reduced by the firm’s management fees. For example, an account with a compounded annual total return of 10% would have increased by 159% over ten years. Assuming an annual management fee of .30%, this increase would be 152%. The firm’s management fees are detailed in its Form ADV Part 2A. All investments involve risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Reams Asset Management is a division of Scout Investments, a registered investment advisor that offers investment management services for both managed accounts and mutual funds. Scout Investments is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carillon Tower Advisers, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial.

The firm was previously defined as UMB Institutional Asset Management, a subsidiary of UMB Bank, which managed both institutional and high net worth, trust, and estate assets. On July 1, 2009 the firm transitioned from UMB Bank and became a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation in order to focus on institutional investment management. On November 30, 2010, the firm acquired the advisory business of Reams Asset Management Company, LLC. On December 28, 2010, the firm changed its name from Scout Investment Advisors to Scout Investments. On November 17, 2017, Scout Investments was acquired by Carillon Tower Advisers.

Scout Investments, Inc. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein.  To receive a complete list and description of composites and/or a GIPS-compliant performance report, please contact Sarah Couch at 812.372.6606.