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Bank Loan




  • Managed by a firm with more than 45 years of experience in leveraged credit investing
  • Collaborative team structure leverages collective firm-wide insights
  • Investment process combines top down macro views with bottom up security selection
  • Employs both fundamental credit research and quantitative valuation analysis
  • In-depth covenant, collateral, and structural analysis are key components of the process
  • Multi-dimensional risk management system limits industry and issuer concentration 

KEY FACTS as of 12/31/2020

Strategy Inception Date
Dec 2007
Strategy AUM
$5.7 B
CS Leveraged Loan Index
eVestment Universe
US Floating-Rate Bank Loan Fixed Income


  • Invests primarily in senior secured floating rate bank loans (80% minimum)

  • May include tactical allocations of up to 20% in any combination of second lien loans, unsecured loans, and other types of debt or short term investments. 

  • May include up to 25% in loans and securities of non-U.S. domiciled borrowers

  • Invests substantially all assets in the U.S. dollar-denominated loans and securities; non-U.S. dollar investments are typically hedged back to the U.S. dollar

  • Maximum of 25% in any one industry


  • This strategy is available as a:
  • Separate Account
  • Commingled Trust
  • Mutual Fund


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

Partner & Lead 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

Collaborating with 24 Additional Portfolio Managers 25 Credit Research Analysts & 9 Fixed Income Traders

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Portfolio Breakdownas of 12/31/2020

Type Portfolio Index
Bank Loans 85.8% 100.0%
High Yield Bonds 10.2% -
Equity 0.6% -
Investment Grade Bonds 0.1% -
Cash 3.3% -

Credit Quality Distributionas of 12/31/2020

Type Portfolio Index
BBB 0.7% -
BB 19.2% -
B 63.3% -
<B 15.0% -
Not Rated 1.9% 100.0%

CHARACTERISTICS as of 12/31/2020

Portfolio Index
Portfolio Index
Average Coupon 4.17% -
Average Effective Duration 0.37 Years 0.25 Years



Bank Loan Institutional Composite

Average Annual Returns as of 12/31/2020

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
Gross of Fees -0.92% -0.92% 2.54% 4.57% 4.55% 4.61%
Net of Fees -1.42% -1.42% 2.03% 4.05% 4.03% 4.09%
CS Leveraged Loan Index 2.78% 2.78% 3.99% 5.19% 4.47% 4.43%

Calendar Year Returnsas of 12/31/2020

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Gross of Fees -0.92% 8.22% 0.55% 4.70% 10.78% 1.14% 1.74% 6.75% 11.01% 2.30%
Net of Fees -1.42% 7.68% 0.05% 4.18% 10.23% 0.64% 1.23% 6.22% 10.46% 1.79%
CS Leveraged Loan Index 2.78% 8.17% 1.14% 4.25% 9.88% -0.38% 2.06% 6.15% 9.43% 1.82%

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