Global multi-sector core credit strategy that seeks to provide attractive returns with less volatility than traditional high-yield approaches
About this Fund
- Focused on higher-quality and lower-duration cohorts of high-yield asset classes
- Structurally designed to seek the income and diversification benefits of owning credit, but with lower downside risk compared to a traditional high-yield strategy
- Manages interest-rate risk by keeping an average duration of less than four years
- High-yield corporate fixed-income securities from developed markets
- Lower-rated, investment-grade, securitized and emerging markets
Meet the Team
We’re constantly reinventing ourselves. We don’t just sit still. We adapt to new information so we can find new factors that work.
Gershon M. Distenfeld, CFA—Co-Head—Fixed Income; Director-Credit
Alpha is the risk-adjusted measurement of "excess return" over a benchmark. Beta is a measure of an investment’s volatility in comparison to the market as a whole. Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of an asset or portfolio’s price to interest rate movements. Information ratio is a measurement of portfolio returns beyond the returns of a benchmark, compared to the volatility of those returns. R-squared is the percentage of a portfolio’s price movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Sharpe ratio is a measure of the fund’s return relative to the investment risk it has taken. A higher Sharpe ratio means the fund’s returns have been better given the level of risk the fund has taken. Standard deviation is a measure of the dispersion of a portfolio’s return from its mean. Tracking error is the difference in actual performance between a portfolio and its corresponding benchmark. Up capture measures the percentage of market gains captured when markets are up. Down capture measures the percentage of market losses endured when markets are down.
Risks To Consider
Below Investment Grade Securities Risk: Investments in fixed-income securities with lower ratings (a/k/a junk bonds) are subject to a higher probability that an issuer will default or fail to meet its payment obligations. These securities may be subject to greater price volatility due to such factors as specific municipal or corporate developments and negative performance of the junk bond market generally and may be more difficult to trade than other types of securities.
Credit Risk: A bond's credit rating reflects the issuer's ability to make timely payments of interest or principal - the lower the rating, the higher the risk of default. If the issuer's financial strength deteriorates, the issuer's rating may be lowered and the bond's value may decline.
Derivatives Risk: Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in market conditions and may amplify risks.
Diversification Risk: Portfolios that hold a smaller number of securities may be more volatile than more diversified portfolios, since gains or losses from each security will have a greater impact on the portfolio's overall value.
Foreign (Non-US) Risk: Non-US securities may be more volatile because of political, regulatory, market and economic uncertainties associated with such securities. Fluctuations in currency exchange rates may negatively affect the value of the investment or reduce returns. These risks are magnified in emerging or developing markets.
Inflation Risk: Prices for goods and services tend to rise over time, which may erode the purchasing power of investments.
Interest Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa, long-term securities tend to rise and fall more than short-term securities.
Market Risk: The market values of the portfolio’s holdings rise and fall from day to day, so investments may lose value.
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