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Floating Rate Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Floating Rate Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver a high level of current income by investing primarily in a variety of below investment grade loans.

 

HISTORY OF CREDIT RESEARCH

Brings a 45-year heritage of high-yield credit investing, based on rigorous, fundamental credit research.

ATTRACTIVE INCOME & LOW EXPENSES

Has provided attractive income and lower expenses relative to its Morningstar peer group category average.

ATTRACTIVE RETURN FOR RISK

Has offered a track record of strong performance versus peers in up and down markets, demonstrating the strength of this active approach as a core bank loan holding over a full market cycle.

 

Yield

Dividend Yield 1 as of 05/12/2021  

w/o sales charge 3.79%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 04/30/2021  

3.74%

Fund Basicsas of 03/31/2021

Total Net Assets
$6.01 B
Inception Date
04/05/2017
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Fund Expense Ratio
0.54%
Number of Holdings
621

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 2.33% 16.36% 2.18% 3.73% 3.96% -
Lipper Category Avg. Loan Participation Funds 2.04% 14.41% 2.86% 3.87% 3.32% -
CS Leveraged Loan Index 2.53% 16.39% 4.14% 5.04% 4.40% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 1.88% 19.09% 2.21% 4.03% 3.99% -
Lipper Category Avg. Loan Participation Funds 1.55% 17.82% 2.74% 4.12% 3.35% -
CS Leveraged Loan Index 2.01% 20.77% 4.13% 5.33% 4.41% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

RELATED CONTENT

An Update on Floating Rate Bank Loans Amid Recent Market Volatility
April 17, 2020

Our expert assesses current market conditions—and the historical resilience of floating rate bank loans after periods of elevated volatility.

Leveraged Credit: Asymmetric Risks in ‘BB’-Rated Debt
January 13, 2020

Elevated prices for ‘BB’-rated securities in both the high yield bond and leveraged loan markets suggest better value and upside in certain lower-rated credit.

What Investors May Be Missing on Floating Rate Loans
October 28, 2019

Those focused on short-term movements in interest rates may not realize floating rate bank loans’ historical track record of providing attractive income and effective portfolio diversification.

Type Assets
Bank Loans
High Yield Bonds
Equity
ABS
Investment Grade Bonds
Other
Cash
Maturity Assets
Less than 1 year
1-3 years
3-5 years
5-7 years
7-10 years
Greater than 10 years

Credit Quality Distribution as of 03/31/2021 View Portfolio

Rating Assets
A
BBB
BB
B
<B
Not Rated

INVESTMENT TEAM

Jeffrey D. Lapin
Jeffrey D. Lapin, J.D.

Partner & Portfolio Manager

23 Years of Industry Experience

Steven F. Rocco
Steven F. Rocco, CFA

Partner & Co-Head of Taxable Fixed Income

19 Years of Industry Experience

Kearney M. Posner
Kearney M. Posner, CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

21 Years of Industry Experience

Robert A. Lee
Robert A. Lee

Partner & Co-Head of Taxable Fixed Income

29 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 64 Investment Professionals with 16 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Dividend Yield 1 as of 05/12/2021  

w/o sales charge 3.79%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 04/30/2021  

  Subsidized3 Un-Subsidized4
w/o sales charge 3.74% 3.74%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 2.33% 16.36% 2.18% 3.73% 3.96% -
Lipper Category Avg. Loan Participation Funds 2.04% 14.41% 2.86% 3.87% 3.32% -
CS Leveraged Loan Index 2.53% 16.39% 4.14% 5.04% 4.40% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 1.88% 19.09% 2.21% 4.03% 3.99% -
Lipper Category Avg. Loan Participation Funds 1.55% 17.82% 2.74% 4.12% 3.35% -
CS Leveraged Loan Index 2.01% 20.77% 4.13% 5.33% 4.41% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.54%

Year Fund Returns CS Leveraged Loan Index
2020 -1.44% 2.78%
2019 7.62% 8.17%
2018 0.03% 1.14%
2017 4.11% 4.25%
2016 10.18% 9.88%
2015 0.62% -0.38%
2014 1.21% 2.06%
2013 6.28% 6.15%
2012 10.28% 9.43%
2011 1.72% 1.82%
2010 8.65% -
2009 32.91% -
2008 -20.94% -
2007 0.01% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2021 1.88% - - - 2.46%
2020 -15.68% 7.60% 3.85% 4.60% -1.44%
2019 3.47% 1.70% 0.68% 1.58% 7.62%
2018 1.23% 0.78% 1.82% -3.71% 0.03%
2017 0.98% 0.60% 1.19% 1.29% 4.11%
2016 1.78% 2.83% 3.05% 2.16% 10.18%
2015 2.11% 0.73% -1.13% -1.07% 0.62%
2014 1.01% 1.26% -0.51% -0.54% 1.21%
2013 2.70% 0.42% 1.28% 1.75% 6.28%
2012 4.12% 0.63% 3.34% 1.85% 10.28%
2011 1.81% 0.41% -3.78% 3.41% 1.72%
2010 3.18% -0.82% 3.42% 2.66% 8.65%
2009 9.11% 11.72% 6.56% 2.32% 32.91%
2008 -3.23% 4.22% -4.94% -17.54% -20.94%
2007 - - - - 0.01%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Rating Assets
Bank Loans
High Yield Bonds
Equity
ABS
Investment Grade Bonds
Other
Cash
Rating Assets
Less than 1 year
1-3 years
3-5 years
5-7 years
7-10 years
Greater than 10 years

Credit Quality Distribution as of 03/31/2021

Rating Assets
A
BBB
BB
B
<B
Not Rated

Portfolio Positioning as of 12/31/2020

  • We continue to have a broadly constructive view on loans even while acknowledging that today’s valuations are far less dislocated than they were for much of 2020. Management teams have broadly positioned balance sheets to weather any residual economic softness near term through a recently revived loan new issue market while also working to preserve margins.  While the pandemic has accelerated the secular headwinds of segments of the economy, it has produced structural changes with new beneficiaries.  The Fund’s positioning currently reflects this view as we are investing in companies and industries that we believe are better poised to adapt to and benefit from these structural economic changes, such as housing, automotive, technology and online retail. We are moving the Fund modestly down-in-quality and decreased our BB-rated exposure as we believe that vaccine optimism and the directly related economic reopening theme (select hotels, fitness, travel, leisure) will stand to benefit the lower rated tiers of the credit market where valuations have lagged. 
  • Within the Fund’s high yield bond sleeve, we have expanded exposure to the recovering consumer and industrial restocking themes. However, we have decreased the Fund’s exposure to high yield bonds overall as we believe ‘B’ and ‘CCC’ rated bank loans offer more attractive relative value. In our view, bank loans were more severely impacted by downgrades in the COVID-related selloff as well as negative investor sentiment as the Fed embarked on an easing campaign, dulling the allure of floating rate assets. As we anticipate an improving economy, we see potential for a reversal of those downgrades and see the yield curve steepening as historically being supportive of loan market flows and returns. Further, we expect that the upcoming changes in ratings methodology that will be less punitive on ownership of lower rated credit by CLOs will result in additional capacity for CLOs to buy lower quality issuers.

Portfolio Details as of 03/31/2021

Total Net Assets
$6.01 B
Number of Issues
621

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 05/12/2021
$0.112
Dividend Frequency
Monthly (Daily Accrual)
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
Daily Daily 04/30/2021 $0.02651 $8.39
Daily Daily 03/31/2021 $0.02788 $8.38
Daily Daily 02/28/2021 $0.02857 $8.40
Daily Daily 01/31/2021 $0.02976 $8.37

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
Daily Daily 05/31/2021
Daily Daily 06/30/2021
Daily Daily 07/31/2021
Daily Daily 08/31/2021
Daily Daily 09/30/2021
Daily Daily 10/31/2021
Daily Daily 11/30/2021
Daily Daily 12/31/2021

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Expense Ratioas of 04/30/2021

0.54%

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