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Learn why high-yield bonds offer key advantages over leveraged loans in today's low-rate environment.
Consists of an actively managed portfolio of high-yield corporate bonds that exhibit characteristics the manager believes will generate attractive yield and capital appreciation over time.
The veteran team seeks to identify companies they believe feature well-positioned product lines and experienced management teams that have generated strong free cash flow throughout the economic cycle.
The managers at Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management (NCRAM) have demonstrated their ability to capitalize on a wide range of fixed income credits by opportunistically investing a portion of the portfolio’s assets outside the benchmark in categories such as bank loans and distressed debt.
The lower-rated debt securities in which the fund invests are subject to greater credit risk and liquidity risk. Credit risk is the risk that an obligation won’t be paid and a loss will result. Generally, a lower credit rating indicates a greater risk of non-payment. Liquidity risk is the risk that the fund will have difficulty selling its debt securities. Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.
Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
For periods prior to the inception of a class, performance is for the oldest class, restated with applicable fees, if any.
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Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management discusses how it seeks to identify companies that can carry their debt loads through the economic cycle.
As interest rates edge lower, investors or left looking for new sources of income. Used wisely, we believe high-income bonds may fill that need.
Data reflects past performance, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent quarter end.
The fund acquired the assets and assumed the historical performance of the Nomura High Yield Fund, a series of The Advisors' Inner Circle Fund III (the "Predecessor Fund") on October 2, 2017. Accordingly, the performance shown for periods prior to October 2, 2017, represents the performance of Class I shares of the Predecessor Fund. The Predecessor Fund's returns have not been adjusted to reflect the fund's expenses. If the Predecessor Fund's performance information had been adjusted to reflect the fund's expenses, the performance may have been higher or lower for a given period depending on the expenses incurred by the Predecessor Fund's for that period.
The lower rated securities in which the fund invests are subject to greater credit risk, default risk and liquidity risk.
Credit risk is the risk that an obligation won't be paid and a loss will result. Generally, a lower credit rating indicates a greater risk of non-payment. Liquidity risk is the risk that the fund will have difficulty selling its debt securities.
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