Management & Investment Process

Management

The investment team leverages high degrees of experience and knowledge within a disciplined investment process. Learn more about the Team.
  • Bryan C. Krug, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 21Years Investment
    Experience
  • Seth B. Yeager, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 19Years Investment
    Experience

Investment Process

The investment team will employ a fundamental investment process to construct a high-conviction portfolio comprised primarily of floating rate debt instruments that are attractively valued, including, without limitation, floating rate leveraged loans, which could include, among other types of loans, senior secured loans, unsecured loans and second lien loans. The team’s aim is to invest across the credit quality spectrum in various industries and issuance sizes to construct a portfolio that can generate appealing risk-adjusted returns.

Business Quality

  • Qualitative industry analysis
  • Consider ESG-related risk factors
  • Examine management decision-making history

Financial Strength & Flexibility

  • Free cash flow analysis
  • Corporate structure review
  • Capital structure review

Downside Analysis

  • Conservative financial projections
  • Competitive dynamics
  • Capital structure position
  • Enterprise value support

Value Identification

  • Credit improvement opportunities
  • Relative value within the capital structure
  • Credit cycle awareness
  • Catalysts with optionality
  • Dislocation exploitation

In-depth Investment Process

 

Other Strategies Managed

Investments will rise and fall with market fluctuations and investor capital is at risk. 

Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.  Fixed income securities carry interest rate risk and credit risk for both the issuer and counterparty and investors may lose principal value. In general, when interest rates rise, fixed income values fall. High income securities (junk bonds) are speculative, experience greater price volatility and have a higher degree of credit and liquidity risk than bonds with a higher credit rating. The portfolio typically invests a significant portion of its assets in lower-rated high income securities (e.g., CCC). Loans carry risks including insolvency of the borrower, lending bank or other intermediary. Loans may be secured, unsecured, or not fully collateralized, trade infrequently, experience delayed settlement, and be subject to resale restrictions. Private placement and restricted securities may not be easily sold due to resale restrictions and are more difficult to value. International investments involve special risks that may in particular cause a loss in principal, including currency fluctuation, lower liquidity, different accounting methods and economic and political systems, and higher transaction costs. These risks typically are greater in emerging markets. These risks are discussed in the prospectus. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. 

Free Cash Flow is a measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures.