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Senior Floating Rate

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Good Reasons to Avoid Timing the Senior Loan Market

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Good Reasons to Avoid Timing the Senior Loan Market

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  • Senior loans offer benefits beyond incremental income and low duration risk.
  • Adjustments in senior loan allocations should be made based on the credit cycle.
  • We see no evidence that the credit cycle is about to end.
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Senior Loans Can Be A Strong Core Holding

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We View U.S. Focus of Senior Loans Appealing Post-Brexit

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Senior Loans Can Be A Strong Core Holding

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  • Senior loans can be a good source of income.
  • Loans have a good track record of performing through cycles of rising and falling rates.
  • Loans can provide a good source of diversification.
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We View U.S. Focus of Senior Loans Appealing Post-Brexit

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  • Most senior loan issuers have U.S.-focused businesses.
  • These companies provide essential goods and services that U.S. consumers will still need.
  • The short-term volatility Brexit brings could present an opportunity for investors in loans.
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Head of High Yield Corporate Debt Team
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Answers to Key Questions About the Senior Loan Market

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A Guide to Investing in Senior Loans

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Rising Interest Rates? Look to Senior Loans

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Answers to Key Questions About the Senior Loan Market

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  • Loans offer the potential for price appreciation if market sentiment improves.
  • The senior loan market has remained liquid, despite challenging conditions.
  • New SEC regulations can potentially help the market.
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Head of High Yield Corporate Debt Team
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A Guide to Investing in Senior Loans

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  • Similar to bonds, senior loans are debt securities used by companies to raise capital.
  • They offer floating rate coupons, and typically carry minimal interest rate risk.
  • Senior loans hold a senior/secured position in a firm’s capital structure, unlike bonds.
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Rising Interest Rates? Look to Senior Loans

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  • Floating rate coupons help make senior loans attractive during rising rate scenarios.
  • Senior loans typically are less susceptible to price declines when rates rise.
  • Senior loans have the potential to lower a portfolio’s interest rate sensitivity.
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Loans to Companies, Opportunities for Investors

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The Case for Senior Loans as We Enter 2016

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Loans to Companies, Opportunities for Investors

Loans helping companies become successful can be attractive investments.

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The Case for Senior Loans as We Enter 2016

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  • Senior loans offer the potential to perform well during rising rate scenarios.
  • They are now trading at a discount to par value, a rare occurrence.
  • High income potential may keep them attractive, relative to other fixed income assets.
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Head of High Yield Corporate Debt Team
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