March 06, 2019
Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund Named Best Credit ‘40 Act Fund
NEW YORK, NY – Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, saw its Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund take top honors in the best Credit '40 Act fund category at the recently held Alt Credit Intelligence US Performance Awards 2019.
“This award offers yet another example of how Guggenheim's disciplined investment process and philosophy delivers exceptional results for our clients,” said Scott Minerd Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer. “Our process slows down decision making in order to avoid cognitive biases. I think that this has a big impact on our performance.”
Guggenheim’s fixed-income portfolios are managed through a systematic, disciplined investment process, in which the functions of investment management are divided among four independent teams—macroeconomic research, portfolio construction, sector teams, and portfolio management. This team-based approach is designed to deliver better decisions and result in a process that is predictable, scalable, and repeatable.
Unconstrained to a benchmark, the $7.2 billion Fund, which has a highest-possible 5-star Overall Morningstar RatingTM, has the flexibility to invest across a broad array of fixed-income securities. It offers exposure to the investment team's highest-conviction ideas in the current market environment through an opportunistic investment strategy.
As part of an overall fixed-income allocation, the fund may serve as a potential alpha generator, or as a source of additional risk-adjusted return, as well as a complement to benchmark-dedicated fixed-income strategies.
Guggenheim Investments has $175 billion in fixed-income assets under management supported by a team of more than 190 investment professionals.
“A critical factor that underpins our investment process is that we view fixed-income markets as inefficient,” said Steve Brown, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the fund. “The U.S. fixed-income markets make up about $41 trillion. Less than half the market is reflected in the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index, considered the industry’s benchmark. We prefer a broader set of choices since indices are not designed to maximize risk-adjusted returns.”
The fund won the award in one of the few categories in which mutual funds were eligible. Winners were selected by a panel of independent investors and investment consultants who reviewed both quantitative and qualitative factors.
As part of the selection process, judges looked at criteria such as the overall net performance, risk-adjusted performance and AUM, alongside investor attitudes to the fund. Winners of the Alt Credit Intelligence US Performance Awards 2019 were announced on February 12, 2019. For the Credit 40 Act category, fifteen funds were chosen from entries and a database of over 100 eligible funds based on 12-month performance as of December 31, 2018, and then narrowed down to a short list of five entries when adjusted for fund size and risk-adjusted returns. Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund was selected as the winner of those five finalists by a panel of top investors and investment consultants based on additional qualitative factors such as company infrastructure, team reputation, and longer-date returns. In terms of data, they looked at 1-year returns, and the Fund’s risk-adjusted performance ended September 30, 2018. The awards are presented by HFM, a leading publisher dedicated to the hedge fund market.
As of December 31, 2018, the Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund maintained its 5-star overall rating for its Institutional Class shares (GIOIX). The fund was rated against 274 funds in Morningstar’s Nontraditional Bond category, based on risk-adjusted returns. For more information about Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund, including current performance, please visit http://www.guggenheiminvestments.com/mf/fund/gioix
About Guggenheim Investments
Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with more than $203 billion1 in assets across fixed-income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 300+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification and attractive long-term results.
1 Assets under management as of 12.31.2018 and include leverage of $12.4bn. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited and Guggenheim Partners India Management.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Institutional Class was rated, based on its risk-adjusted returns, 5 Stars for the Overall,3-year, and 5-year periods among 274, 274, and 177 Nontraditional Bond funds, respectively.
The Morningstar Rating for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a three-year history and does not include the effect of sales charges. Exchange-traded funds and open-end mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics
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