Global Defensive High Yield | Investment Strategies | Brandywine GLOBAL

Global Defensive High Yield

Team Introduction

Global Credit Introduction Video

Key Stats

Strategy Profile
Inception Date
January 1, 2014
Strategy AUM ($M)
$ 46.9
Avg. Quality1
Avg. Yield To Worst (%)

Strategy Overview

The Global Defensive High Yield strategy combines top-down macroeconomic, country, and currency perspectives with quantitative screens and bottom-up fundamental analysis to determine where the most attractive opportunities exist in global high yield debt. The strategy focuses on higher-quality high yield investments, typically rated BB/B, providing the potential for attractive returns while attempting to avoid the volatility, liquidity, and default risks associated with low-quality, high-risk alternatives. The team’s comprehensive investment process determines sector allocation and issue selection, as well as seeks to more appropriately add alpha over the long run and minimize downside surprises.