What is an event-driven credit strategy?
This strategy aims to identify and capitalize on credit issuers that are undergoing significant changes, such as mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and restructurings. The strategy is flexible and can take both long and short positions to take advantage of these situations and keep hedges in place to help mitigate downside volatility.
Why invest in our event-driven
- Diversification. Adding a unique event-driven credit strategy, which is generally uncorrelated and has zero-to-low beta to traditional assets, can be a source of alpha and may improve the overall diversification of a portfolio.
- Performance enhancement. The strategy is designed to target equity-like returns with lower volatility through a full market cycle, offering attractive risk reward potential.
- Consistent income. Total return potential through income and capital gains.
How does our event-driven
credit strategy work?
The investment process begins once an event is identified:
Identify and respond to corporate news such as press releases,
filings and news headlines.
Analyze financial statements and bond covenants for a view on
the potential impact to bonds.
Isolate the key thesis drivers with a specific date and conviction
on upside/ downside.
Add on thesis affirmation and disciplined sell process on investment conclusion.
Event-driven opportunities can be found and categorized into sub-strategies both on the long and short side. Dynamic allocation to these sub-strategies based on market conditions and opportunities help navigate through market cycles.
There is no guarantee that a hedging strategy will be effective or achieve its intended effect. The use of derivatives or shorts selling carries several risk which may restrict a strategy in realizing its profit or limiting its losses. which may cause the strategy to realize a loss. There may be additional costs and expenses associated with the use of derivatives and short selling in a hedging strategy.
bond price decreases
when interest rates rise
e.g: liquidity, currency risks
probability of default
There is no guarantee that a hedging strategy will be effective or achieve its intended effect. The use of derivatives or short selling carriers several risks which may restrict a strategy in realizing its profits or limiting its losses, which may cause the strategy to realize a loss. There may be additional costs and expenses associated with the use of derivatives and short selling in a hedging strategy.
Who is our event-driven credit strategy for?
Our long short event-driven credit strategy may be suitable for investors who:
- Desire diversification using a strategy with low correlation to other investments.
- Seek a strategy that targets a return higher than traditional bond strategies, while generating steady income.
- Want access to hedging tools that aim to mitigate risks commonly associated with income investing, including interest rate risk, liquidity risk, currency risk, and credit risk.
What event-driven credit investment products does Picton Mahoney offer?
Alternative Investment Solutions are available as mutual funds, liquid alternative funds and hedge funds. Our suite of Fortified Mutual Funds, Fortified Alternative Funds and Authentic Hedge® Funds give investors more choice and ease of access to alternative strategies, adding an alternative source of returns to fortify a portfolio. Our goal, for over 18 years, through different market cycles and investing environments, has been to improve the quality of returns by offering alternative investment solutions.
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There is no guarantee that a hedging strategy will be effective or achieve its intended effect. The use of derivatives or short selling carries several risks which may restrict a strategy in realizing its profits, limiting its losses, or, which cause a strategy to realize or magnify losses. There may be additional costs and expenses associated with the use of derivatives and short selling in a hedging strategy.
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