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US Long Credit Plus

Description

This strategy includes portfolios that employ an active, team-managed investment approach around a long-term, value-oriented investment philosophy. These portfolios are constructed primarily of long investment grade corporate bonds across all sub-sectors and industries through an investment process that assimilates the Firms' top-down macro-economic views with credit analysts' fundamental and relative value views regarding industry and issuer opportunities. We seek to add value primarily through sector rotation, issue selection and rating positioning. This style allows for opportunistic investments in plus sectors such as high-yield, structured securities and emerging markets.

Investment Vehicles

Performance as of June 30, 2020

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

Portfolio Characteristics as of June 30, 2020

Leverage None
Credit Quality BBB
Effective Duration 14.36 years
Spread Duration 12.42 years
Yield-to-Worst 4.27%

Snapshot

Strategy AUM: Total US Long Credit Plus Assets:
USD14.0 billion (as of June 30, 2020)
Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Long Credit Bond Index
Inception Date: 01 Dec 07

Sector Allocation as of June 30, 2020

Sectors Portfolio (%) Benchmark (%)
Basic Industry 2.6 3.2
Capital Goods 6.3 5.2
Communications 10.2 12.4
Consumer Cyclical 4.7 5.4
Consumer Non Cyclical 12.3 17.4
Energy 9.1 8.4
Financial Institutions 26.0 14.9
Technology 2.8 7.0
Transportation 2.0 3.2
Utilities 6.0 10.8
Industrial Other 0.4 0.9
Municipal 2.6 5.5
Non-Corporate 4.6 5.6
High Yield Corporate 9.3 0.0
Structured 0.3 0.0
CDX 0.0 0.0
US Government 0.4 0.0
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.3 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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