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Long Intermediate Tax-Efficient Strategy

The Long Intermediate Tax-Efficient Strategy is an investment grade, long-intermediate duration municipal bond portfolio that seeks to maximize after-tax income and preserve capital.

Government Credit
Core Government Credit

Maturity Based


Allocations to Treasury, government-related and corporate bonds may also be considered based on a client’s tax rate. The longest of Breckinridge’s Tax-Efficient product offerings, this strategy is appropriate for investors who seek higher income but have a higher tolerance for price volatility. Managed in a separate account, the strategy employs active management, bottom-up research, efficient trading and proactive portfolio structuring. Customizations are available by benchmark, maturity, duration, credit quality, tax status and state.

Investment Objective

Maximize after-tax income and preserve capital

Eligible Investments

Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds

Treasury Bonds

Government-Related Bonds

Corporate Bonds

Strategy Information

Inception Date: January 2005

Strategy AUM: $899 million

Benchmark: BBG Barc Muni 3-15 Yr Blend

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Maturity 6.89 years

Average Duration 5.09 years

Average Credit Quality AA+/AA

Average Yield to Worst 1.63%

Average Coupon 4.94%

Average Annual Turnover 10-20%

Ratings Profile*

AAA 18.7%

AA 69.7%

A 11.7%

BBB 0.0%

Sector Profile

Local GO 27.2%

Special Tax 14.1%

Transportation 13.4%

State GO 10.1%

Water & Sewer 9.2%

Leasing 7.5%

Education 6.5%

Electric 4.6%

Other Tax-Exempt Munis 6.4%

Cash 1.0%

*Methodology uses lowest of S&P and Moody’s, but Prerefunded and Treasury bonds default to AAA category.

The information above is current as of 6/30/19. Characteristics provided are representative of fully invested portfolios managed to this strategy and are intended to illustrate general strategy information. These characteristics are subject to change given market conditions and client objectives. Actual portfolios may vary.