CLOs: Lower Duration Risk and Pick Up Yield

With higher relative yields, a history of strong risk-adjusted returns, and protection against rising rates, we believe there is a strong case for a strategic allocation to Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) within an income portfolio. Over the long term, CLOs have historically performed well relative to other corporate debt categories, particularly when a broad investment grade approach is taken. CLOs are also structured to help mitigate risk, with subordination to absorb losses and other built-in protections. Furthermore, CLOs are floating rate instruments, which we believe makes them an attractive alternative in a rising rate environment.

Join VanEck Portfolio Manager, Fran Rodilosso, and PineBridge Portfolio Manager, Laila Kollmorgen for a discussion about the current market environment, how to approach CLO investing and how CLOs can fit into a portfolio.

August 2, 2022
11am PT | 2pm ET
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Topics will include:

  • How CLOs are structured, and the resulting features and benefits
  • The case for investment grade CLOs now 
  • Why an active approach is needed in CLO investing

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Fran Rodilosso

Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management

William Sokol

Director of ETF Product Management

Laila Kollmorgen, CFA

Portfolio Manager, CLO Tranche
PineBridge Investments

Tom Lydon

ETF Trends

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An investment in a Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) may be subject to risks which include, among others, debt securities, LIBOR Replacement, foreign currency, foreign securities, investment focus, newly-issued securities, extended settlement, management, derivatives, cash transactions, market, operational, trading issues, and non-diversified risks. CLOs may also be subject to liquidity, interest rate, floating rate obligations, credit, call, extension, high yield securities, income, valuation, privately-issued securities, covenant lite loans, default of the underlying asset and CLO manager risks, all of which may adversely affect the value of the investment.


All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.   As with any investment strategy, there is no guarantee that investment objectives will be met and investors may lose money.  Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.   Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. 

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