PGIM Investments Adds Active High Yield Bond ETF 'PHYL'

“Having the benefit of scale has provided us the flexibility to expand our platform and thoughtfully develop strategies in a variety of vehicles that meet client demand,” Parker said. “We see a lot of opportunity for an experienced active manager with a core capability in high yield bond investing. Our investors couldn’t be in more capable hands—our portfolio management team has the experience, credit research, and risk management capabilities critical to investing in this sector.”

The PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF is managed by the same PGIM Fixed Income team that manages the 5-Star Overall Morningstar-rated PGIM High Yield Fund as of June 30, 2018, an actively managed open-end fund that has also earned Morningstar’s Gold Analyst rating as of July 23, 2018.

PGIM Fixed Income, with $716 billion under management as of June 30, 2018, has been managing high yield bonds since 1979, including $67 billion in global leveraged finance assets. Its integrated, 49-member leveraged finance team, led by Managing Director Robert Cignarella, is based in the U.S. and Europe. The team builds portfolios using bottom-up credit research, focused on identifying credits with solid fundamentals, while managing risk. The team averages 19 years of investment experience.

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