Fixed Income Investments and Strategies

Corporate Bond Ladders

Madison offers laddered corporate bond strategies in three maturity structures (1-3 year, 1-5 year and 1-10 year) with diversified maturities throughout the portfolio. Proceeds from maturing bonds are used to purchase securities at the longer end of the maturity structure, which creates the potential to protect income and capture higher yields as issues mature. The strategies’ low turnover can also reduce overall transaction cost.

Each ladder is constructed using a combination of top-down macroeconomic research, sector valuation and credit analysis. We continually monitor these factors to help avoid risks inherent in passively managed strategies.


  • “Madison” and/or “Madison Investments” is the unifying tradename of Madison Investment Holdings, Inc., Madison Asset Management, LLC, and Madison Investment Advisors, LLC, which also includes the Madison Scottsdale office.  Madison Funds are distributed by MFD Distributor, LLC.  Madison is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  MFD Distributor, LLC is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a broker-dealer, and is a member firm of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. 

    Madison Investments shares all personnel and resources at their Madison, Wisconsin location. Statistical data is for the consolidated Madison organization. The Madison organization consists of its holding company, Madison Investment Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates: Madison Asset Management, LLC; Madison Investment Advisors, LLC; and Hansberger Growth Investors, LP. Asset information presented includes non-discretionary assets. Refer to each entity’s Disclosure Brochure for more information.

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