Guggenheim Investments has more than $99 billon as of 12/31/2022 in total corporate credit AUM. With 80+ investment professionals, Guggenheim’s Corporate Credit team is one of the largest and most experienced in the industry. The Opportunistic Corporate Credit strategy benefits from our leadership in leveraged finance, deep industry research, and expertise in structuring transactions. The strategy invests across the breadth of opportunities generated by our integrated corporate credit platform.
Extensive Research and Deal Structuring Capabilities
The strategy is distinguished by a research- and negotiation-intensive approach that capitalizes on Guggenheim’s substantial sourcing, research, structuring and legal resources. Our ability to actively negotiate covenants, deal structures, and pricing while generating significant levels of transaction fee income mitigates downside risk, has enhanced total return, and enabled the strategy to generate alpha in different market environments. With our broad-based leadership in the credit market, we seek to generate returns from a variety of sources:
- Higher-yielding, complex and under-followed credits
- Privately originated loans
- Stressed and distressed debt
- Bridge loans and discounted revolvers
- Post-reorganization and levered equities
- Enhanced returns by leading transactions and negotiating deal structures
Monetizing Complexity Across Market Environments
The strategy launched during the financial crisis. Our deep research capabilities and stable capital base enabled the purchase of attractive securities at stressed and distressed prices. When concerns about European sovereign debt drove market volatility in 2011, our strong research coverage provided us with conviction to continue to purchase and own attractively valued credits. Today, Dodd-Frank/The Volcker Rule and Basel III regulations and updated leveraged lending guidelines are dramatically reshaping the banking landscape.
We believe that Guggenheim is one of the few firms with the resources and relationships with management teams, financial sponsors, and capital markets professionals to actively drive deal solutions in the new banking environment, enabling the strategy to capitalize on this structural shift in the capital markets.