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.
In rendering portfolio management services, Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC may use the portfolio management services, research and other resources of its affiliates.
Characteristics, region and currency weightings are subject to change and should not be considered as investment recommendations. It should not be assumed that investment in the regions or currencies listed and account quality ratings or duration ranges were or will prove profitable, or that investment decisions we make in the future will be profitable. Region and currency weights, account quality ratings or duration ranges with regard to any particular client account may vary based on any investment restrictions applicable to the account.
International securities and ADRs may be subject to market/currency fluctuations, investment risks, and other risks involving foreign economic, political, monetary, taxation, auditing and/or legal factors. There may be additional risks associated with international investments. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. International investing may not be suitable for everyone.
Fixed income instruments are subject to credit risk and investment rate risk.
Ratings by S&P or another Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization.
Brandywine Global believes that transactions in any option, future, commodity, or other derivative product are not suitable for all persons, and that accordingly, clients should be aware of the risks involved in trading such instruments. There may be significant risks which should be considered prior to investing. Derivatives transactions may increase liquidity risk and introduce other significant risk factors of a complex character. All securities trading, whether in stocks, options or other investment vehicles, is speculative in nature and involves substantial risk of loss.
Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment.
This information should not be considered a solicitation or an offer to provide any Brandywine Global service in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to do so under the laws of that jurisdiction.
Returns are presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Gross returns presented do not reflect the deduction of investment advisory fees. A client's returns will be reduced by the advisory fee and other expenses incurred in the management of the account. Net of fee performance was calculated using the highest management fee as described in Part 2A of the firm's ADV, which is available upon request.
Please refer to our GIPS presentation, which includes performance footnotes, fee schedules, index descriptions and disclosures.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.