Alma MidOcean Absolute Return Credit
Cumulative Performance (%)
Fund Inception 13 January 2016
The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Strategy & Manager
Alma Platinum IV MidOcean Absolute Return Credit is an open-ended UCITS compliant fund that seeks capital appreciation by generating stable, absolute returns with a relatively high Sharpe ratio and low drawdowns over the long term. The Investment Manager of the Fund is MidOcean Credit Fund Management, L.P.
To achieve this objective, the Investment Manager aims to follow an absolute return credit long/short trading strategy, the Fund intends to follow the MidOcean Absolute Return Credit strategy. The Strategy employs a long/short corporate credit approach focusing on US companies: the Fund primarily invests in liquid short-dated corporate bonds, with a core focus on callable securities and credit default swaps, the combination of relative value positions with outright long or short credit holdings will typically produce a low duration and diversified portfolio.
The Strategy utilises fundamental analysis to seek alpha opportunities primarily in short duration callable bonds,particularly in the ‘crossover seam’ between high yield and investment grade. Portfolio construction is performed with strict constraints on sector and industry exposure and the portfolio seeks to be as close to credit risk and market risk neutrality as possible. The gross leverage is not expected to exceed 750% of the value of the Fund.
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. MidOcean Credit started in 2009 and manages over $8 billion across a series of alternative credit strategies, collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”), and customized separately managed accounts.
Ryan Dean, Portfolio Manager, Investment Committee
Ryan Dean is a Portfolio Manager of the MidOcean Absolute Credit Fund and for certain customized credit strategies. Mr. Dean is responsible for daily oversight of the portfolio and actively works with the research team to identify and evaluate absolute return and total return investment opportunities in performing credit situations. He is also a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He has covered several industries during his career including Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Business Services, and Industrials. Mr. Dean has 13 years of experience in the financial services industry predominantly in fixed income credit research and trading. Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners in 2013, he was a research analyst in the High Yield Credit Research group at J.P. Morgan where he covered the Industrials and Services sectors. He also was a member of a research team that received #1 for the Services sector and #2 for the Industrials sector by Institutional Investor’s annual All-American High Yield Fixed-Income Research rankings. Mr. Dean received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.
Michael Levitin, Principal, Portfolio Manager
Michael Levitin is a Portfolio Manager of the MidOcean Absolute Credit Fund and for certain customized credit strategies. Michael is responsible for daily oversight of the portfolio and actively works with the research team to identify and evaluate absolute return and total return investment opportunities in performing credit situations. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Levitin was an Associate in the investment bank at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, specializing in originating high yield bonds and loans. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst with MetLife’s distressed investments group.
Statistics & Commentary
The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
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Investment Manager's Commentaryas of 29/10/2021
The UCITS (share class: DMAI1CU, the “Fund”) returned 4.14% in July, with year-to-date outperformance versus the BAML US HY Index of approximately 480bps. July presented a reversal in the market as all sectors within high yield produced positive returns. The Fund generally kept pace with this rebound as much of the prior month’s long book markdown was largely temporary, rather than actual credit impairments. Performance was largely driven by the long portfolio, spread generally across a variety of single-name long positions, muted slightly by the net performance of portfolio macro hedges. Looking ahead, the Investment Team remains optimistic about even more potential embedded upside and recovery of many of the portfolio’s long positions, and will continue to add to select positions as well as sell opportunistically at positions reach their fair value.
Facts & Documents
Fund Domicile: Luxembourg
Fund Type: UCITS SICAV
Fund Launch: 13 January 2016
Base Currency: USD
Depositary, Administrator, Transfert Agent: RBC Investor Services Bank S.A.
Dealing: Weekly with a 3-day notice
Cut-off time: 3 pm CET
Management Company: Alma Capital Investment Management
Countries where the fund is registered:
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria have been integrated in the investment decision-making process. An ESG analysis is conducted for all issuers and a rating is given to each environmental, social or governance consideration relevant to the issuer. This is done prior to any investment, but also on an ongoing basis. Such analysis and rating will be integrated in the investment decision-making process. No index has been designated as a reference benchmark for this sub-fund. Further information can be found in the prospectus of the sub-fund. The extent to which the above-mentioned characteristics are met will be included in the annual report of the fund, as from the first report issued after 1 January 2022.
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