Ascent Investment Partners is based in St. Louis and was formed to meet the unique needs of fixed income investors. Because safety and stability are the primary reasons investors include a fixed income allocation in their portfolios, we carefully balance risk and after-tax return in every investment decision.

Our approach is slow and steady, research-driven and disciplined. Since we are singularly focused on the fixed income markets, we can uncover opportunities to add value while also determining when a trade is cost-efficient. We never sacrifice credit quality for incremental yield and always seek a competitive total return.

We offer both taxable and tax-exempt fixed-income investment strategies with flexibility to meet individual clients’ time horizons and tax needs. The primary objective of all strategies is to achieve a competitive total return, within the framework of a conservative risk tolerance.


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