- Fund with a seasoned team and a focused portfolio
International investment manager Henderson Global Investors has launched the Henderson High Yield Opportunities Fund (HYOAX, HYOCX, HYOIX), a mutual fund that seeks to obtain total return and current income by investing in high-yield bonds and select investment grade fixed-income securities.
The Fund will be managed by Henderson’s six-member US credit team, headed up by Kevin Loome. The team joined Henderson in February this year from Delaware Investments and this is the first fund to be developed for them. The team utilizes a fundamental credit research process and leverages a bottom-up security selection approach – emphasizing cash flow projections, total return potential and liquidity analysis – to create a diversified and focused portfolio of between 50 and 100 holdings.
While the Fund primarily invests in high-yield corporate bonds, up to 20 percent of the portfolio’s assets may be allocated to fixed- income securities rated investment grade. Those securities include US and non-US government securities, collateralized bond obligations and corporate bonds, with much as 25 percent of the Fund’s net assets invested in securities from foreign issuers.
“The combination of our investment approach, underpinned by fundamental and proprietary credit research, and our global team’s close collaboration allow us to construct a focused ‘best ideas’ portfolio of high-yield bonds and select investment-grade securities from issuers all over the world,” said Kevin Loome, Henderson’s Head of US Credit and the Fund’s Portfolio Manager. “At a time when interest rates are hovering at historic lows, Henderson is offering investors access to the most attractive high-yield securities from across the globe.”
Chuck Thompson, Director of US Retail, added, “This fund is a key addition to our fixed income fund line-up as it completes the credit spectrum and reinforces our dedication to provide our clients with products that are both global and truly differentiated. Henderson is now recognized as a global leader in both equities and fixed-income with an experienced credit team managing over $27bn in assets1”.
Advisors and investors can access more information about the Fund through the Henderson Global Funds interactive iPad app, which was launched earlier this year. It offers a deeper understanding of Henderson’s global products and investment expertise. The free app is part of Henderson’s broader strategy to connect with advisors and investors via YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, as well as the Henderson website.