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Opportunistic Corporate Credit

Seeks to deliver high total returns and current yield with limited duration

Guggenheim Investments has more than $114 billion in total corporate credit AUM. With 90+ 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.

Peer Rankings*


Top 1% of Competitor Universe

Opportunistic Credit Returns Since Inception

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Key Investment Professionals

Matthew Bloom

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head Corporate Credit

Thomas Hauser

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head Corporate Credit

Alastair McKeever

Portfolio Manager, Corporate Credit Investment Committee Member

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Contact Guggenheim Investments for more information about this strategy or to learn more about our capabilities.


Important Disclosures

*As of 02/28/2022.  Opportunistic Credit since inception ranking is based on gross returns for Guggenheim’s Opportunistic Credit Composite versus 90 competitors in the eVestment US High Yield Fixed Income Universe. For the last 1-, 3-, 5- , 7- and 10-year periods, Opportunistic Credit ranked in the top 1%, 1%, 1%, 1% and 1%, respectively, versus 192, 188, 178, 167 and 133 competitors, respectively. Data taken from eVestment on 04/01/2022.

Guggenheim Investments composite peer rankings represent percentile rankings which are based on monthly gross of fee returns and reflect where those returns fall within the indicated eVestment Alliance LLC universe. eVestment Alliance LLC provides third party databases, including the institutional investment database from which the presented information was extracted. The eVestment Alliance LLC institutional investment database consists of over 1,500 active institutional managers, investment consultants, plan sponsors, and other similar financial institutions actively reporting on over 10,000 products. Only information regarding full year performance and rankings is presented as Guggenheim Investments believes performance for a full year period is an important factor. Additional information regarding eVestment Alliance LLC rankings for year to date and since inception performance of the composites is available on eVestment Alliance LLC’s website.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its investment objectives or is suitable for all investors. Diversification does not ensure profit nor protect against loss. Every asset class is subject to various risks that affect their performance in different market cycles. Fixed income investments are subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk. Equity investments are subject to market risk or the risk of loss due to adverse company and industry news, or general economic decline. Alternative investments are subject to market risk, currency risk, foreign investment risks, liquidity risks, higher fees and expenses, regulatory restrictions, and volatility due to speculative trading and use of leverage.

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