Structured Credit (CLOs)
- AUM $16.2 billion
(30 September 2020)
- Vehicles Available
- Separate Account
- Commingled Funds
Our structured credit investment philosophy focuses on a detailed understanding of a CLO’s underlying collateral pool and structure, as well as an emphasis on the collateral manager’s impact on performance through the investment process.
Our Value Add
As an active investor in CLOs and CDOs since the early 1990s, we have developed one of the deepest and most experienced teams in the market.
- Broad Market Perspective: Actively investing in all parts of the CLO capital structure.
- Proprietary Systems: CDO WorldSM, our proprietary database and portfolio management system, provides in-depth access to information.
CLOs: A Bias Toward Quality
CLOs continued their rebound in the third quarter, but the potential for volatility going forward is high. In this environment, there may be benefits to moving up in quality.View
The Evolving Opportunity in Distressed Debt
As the pandemic recedes, some companies may have a harder time managing higher debt levels than others—and as weaker issuers undergo restructurings or other stressed situations, there may be opportunities for investors to deploy more capital into distressed debt strategies.View
CLOs: Looking Down the Road to Recovery
CLOs rallied in the second quarter as liquidity returned and supply/demand dynamics began to normalize. While opportunities have emerged—particularly in high-rated tranches and new issue BBs—active management is key.View
CLOs: Volatility Continues, But Value Opportunities Emerge
As macro volatility continued to pummel markets throughout the first quarter, CLOs felt the effects—with dramatic price moves among tranches as investors clamored for liquidity. But we believe that those who invest with an active manager and take a long-term view will benefit.View
Are CLOs Unfairly Vilified?
Despite the late-cycle environment, we believe the recent negative headlines on CLOs are somewhat overstated, and do little justice to the many benefits of the asset class—which has delivered impressive risk-adjusted returns and low defaults over time.View