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Short Duration High Yield


The strategy includes portfolios of high-yield investments with maturities of seven years or less that seek to generate superior risk-adjusted returns. A key ingredient of the process is to uncover issues that Western Asset believes are candidates that may be retired early for various reasons. These reasons may include onerous covenant feature(s), inefficient collateral encumbrance, interest rate savings or an issuer's view on the direction of interest rates.

Investment Vehicles

Performance as of March 31, 2020

Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Please see the Performance and Risk Disclosures for more detail.

Portfolio Characteristics as of March 31, 2020

Leverage None
Credit Quality BB-
Effective Duration 2.72 years
Spread Duration 3.38 years
Yield-to-Worst 8.33%


Strategy AUM: Total Short Duration High Yield Assets:
USD717.9 million (as of March 31, 2020)
Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US HY 1-5 Year Ba/B 2% Cap
Inception Date: 01 Sep 17

Sector Allocation as of March 31, 2020

Sectors Portfolio (%) Benchmark (%)
Basic Industry 8.7 7.9
Capital Goods 4.7 6.7
Communications 13.7 19.3
Consumer Cyclical 20.3 17.6
Consumer Non Cyclical 16.9 12.5
Energy 7.8 11.4
Technology 3.2 6.1
Transportation 1.3 3.0
Industrial Other 0.8 1.3
Utility 0.0 2.1
Finance 13.9 12.2
ETF 4.9 0.0
Cash & Cash Equivalents 3.7 0.0
Note: Sector allocation includes look-through to any underlying commingled vehicles if held. Data may not sum to total due to rounding.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All investments involve risk including loss of principal. Past performance is not indicative of future investment results. This information is only for use by professional clients, eligible counterparties or qualified investors. It is not aimed at, or for use by, retail clients.
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