Income Strategy

An Unconventional Approach to Income

Why our Income Strategy?

Align Interests: We are the largest individual investors in the strategy, aligning our interests with those of our investors.

Focus on Value: By targeting high-yielding securities at significant discounts to their intrinsic values, we attempt to generate capital appreciation on top of high current income.

Migrate to Opportunity: The Strategy can own almost any type of security across the globe, allowing us to invest tactically in the asset classes we think are likely to generate the best risk-adjusted returns. Income Strategy can own high-yield corporate debt, income-paying common stock, preferred shares, convertible securities, REITs, business development companies, MLPs and more.

Why Now?

Enhance Income: After years of low yields for traditional income investments, many investors are looking to enhance their portfolio with higher yields.

Manage Duration: Investors worry about their bond portfolios in a rising-rate environment. A flexible, actively managed portfolio of income-paying securities may exhibit less duration risk than traditional fixed-income securities.

Mitigate Volatility: Nontraditional income sources may offer the opportunity for higher yields and the potential for higher long-term capital appreciation. When actively managed in a single portfolio, alternative income sources’ potential for lower correlations may mitigate excessive volatility.

Stay Active: As an active manager, we have the ability to take advantage of changing market conditions and exercise our patient, long-term approach.

Portfolio Snapshot

All data as of 10/31/2020
Investment Minimum: $10 million

Annualized Performance1

  • Gross of Fees
  • Net of Fees
  • ICE BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II

 

QTD

YTD

1-Year

3-Year

5-Year

10-Year

Since Inception (4/3/09)

Gross of Fees

-1.8%

-20.1%

-11.2%

-2.0%

4.5%

5.7%

11.7%

Net of Fees

-1.9%

-20.7%

-12.1%

-2.9%

3.5%

4.6%

10.6%

ICE BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Master II

0.5%

0.2%

2.5%

3.9%

6.1%

6.1%

10.3%

Allocation Breakdown2

  • Bonds 49.7%
  • Equity 37.7%
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 5.8%
  • Preferred 3.8%
  • Publicly Traded Partnerships (PTPs) 3.0%

Asset Allocation2

  • Common Equity 46.5%
  • Fixed Income 49.7%
  • Preferred Equity 3.8%

Top 10 Holdings By Issuer2

  • Diebold Nixdorf Inc. 9.7%
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 9.6%
  • Nordstrom Inc. 5.4%
  • Pitney Bowes Inc. 5.2%
  • The Chemours Co. 5.0%
  • Apollo Global Management Inc. 4.7%
  • Atlas Corp. 4.6%
  • Curo Group Holdings Corp. 4.4%
  • Alliance Resource Operating Partners LP 4.3%
  • The GEO Group Inc. 4.2%

Characteristics2

  • Number of Holdings 39
  • Current Yield3 6.3%
  • Annual Turnover 73.3%