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Corporate Credit

Bank Loans, High Yield, CLOs, Private Debt and Opportunistic Credit

Our unified corporate credit investment team is responsible for all of Guggenheim’s corporate credit strategies, managing more than $66 billion across investment grade, bank loans, high yield, private debt, opportunistic credit, and CLOs.

All of our corporate credit strategies are distinguished by a research- and negotiation-intensive approach that capitalizes on Guggenheim’s substantial sourcing, research, structuring and legal resources.

Unified Platform

Our analysts are organized by industry and focus on the entire capital structure, spanning large cap investment grade debt to middle market high yield. By analyzing a broad set of opportunities up and down the capital structure, we gain keener insight into the dynamics of a company’s cash flow generation, enterprise value and which securities deliver the best packages of risk and return.

Deep Resources

With 100+ investment professionals, Guggenheim’s corporate credit team is one of the largest and most experienced in the industry. We have a dedicated European credit team and expertise across a wide range of industries, including our Houston-based analysts focused on E&P opportunities. Our investment team includes a large group of in-house legal professionals who work to identify risks and secure the most favorable terms for our portfolio holdings.

Deal Structuring Expertise

Our upper middle-market and private debt expertise enables a research- and negotiation-intensive approach across investments. Our broad-based leadership in the credit market enables us to uncover complex and underfollowed investment opportunities where we seek to drive better investment outcomes and generate higher yield without taking undue credit risk.

Strong Track Record*


U.S. Bank Loans Returns

Top 1% of Competitor Universe
Since Inception

U.S. Bank Loans Sharpe Ratio

Top 1% of Competitor Universe
Since Inception

High Yield Returns

Top 13% of Competitor Universe
Since Inception

CLO Manager of the Year
CLO Manager of the Year - 2012 & 2015

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Key Investment Professionals

Jeffrey Abrams

Portfolio Manager, Corporate Credit Investment Committee Member

Kevin Gundersen, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Corporate Credit Investment Committee Member

Zachary Warren

Portfolio Manager, Corporate Credit Investment Committee Member

Thomas Hauser

Portfolio Manager, Corporate Credit Investment Committee Member

Matthew Bloom

Head of Corporate Credit Research, Corporate Credit Investment Committee Member

Learn More

Explore the Private Debt and Opportunistic Corporate Credit pages to learn more about the alternative strategies managed by the Corporate Credit team.

Learn more about our track record as a direct lender.


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Important Disclosures

*All Rankings as of 12.31.2015. U.S. Bank Loans ranking based on gross returns and Sharpe ratio for Guggenheim’s U.S. Bank Loans Composite versus 19 competitors in the eVestment Alliance U.S. Floating Rate Bank Loan Fixed Income universe. For the last 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods U.S. Bank Loans returns ranked in the top 8%, 3%, and 6%, respectively, while the Sharpe ratio ranked in top 3%, versus 67 competitors, respectively. High Yield ranking based on gross returns for Guggenheim’s High Yield Traditional Composite versus 156 competitors in the eVestment Alliance U.S. High Yield Fixed Income universe. For the last 1-, 3- and 5-year periods, High Yield ranked in the top 46%, 26% and 24%, respectively, versus 211, 197 and 177 competitors, respectively. Data taken from eVestment Alliance on 02.09.2016. 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 (EA) universe. EA provides third party databases, including the institutional investment database from which the presented information was extracted. The EA 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 EA rankings for year to date and since inception performance of the composites is available on EA'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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