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US High Quality High Yield

Description

The strategy includes portfolios that employ an actively managed approach that is risk-controlled. The strategy assimilates the Firm's top-down macroeconomic views with credit analysts' fundamental and relative value views regarding industry and issuer opportunities to build and maintain a portfolio that seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. The approach is to construct and maintain a diversified portfolio of high-income securities.

Investment Vehicles

Performance as of June 30, 2021

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, 2021

Leverage None
Credit Quality BB-
Effective Duration 4.72 years
Spread Duration 4.53 years
Yield-to-Worst 3.51%

Snapshot

Strategy AUM: Total US High Quality High Yield Assets:
USD2.8 billion (as of June 30, 2021)
Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US High Yield Ba - 2% Issuer Cap USD Unhedged Index
Inception Date: 01 Jul 01

Sector Allocation as of June 30, 2021

Sectors Portfolio (%) Benchmark (%)
Basic Industry 4.7 5.6
Capital Goods 5.9 6.0
Communications 14.8 16.2
Consumer Cyclical 20.2 17.0
Consumer Non Cyclical 9.6 10.4
Energy 14.9 15.2
Technology 5.3 6.7
Transportation 3.1 3.0
Industrial Other 1.2 1.2
Utility 1.7 4.9
Finance 16.4 13.6
Structured 1.7 0.0
ETF 0.0 0.0
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.6 0.0
Note: Sector allocation includes look-through to any underlying commingled vehicles if held. Data may not sum to total due to rounding.
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