SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF (SRLN) - NYSEARCA
  • Oct. 21, 2015, 9:15 AM
    • You wouldn't know it by today's busy M&A headlines, but a sizable slump in the prices of recent buyout loans, could threaten the pace of future deals.
    • Nearly half of the $75B in buyout loans arranged in the U.S. and tracked by Bloomberg are trading below their issue price, and leveraged loans could be headed for their first loss since 2008.
    • Investors have pulled cash from leveraged loan mutual funds for 12 straight weeks, and just $5.8B of CLOs were created last month, 34% below 2015's monthly average.
    • The result is underwriters forced to sell debt at the steepest discounts to par in four years and investors pushing for higher interest rates to buffer against possible principle loss. It didn't scare Western Digital away from SanDisk, but Dell could need to raise nearly $50B for its purchase of EMC.
    • Previously: Western Digital to buy SanDisk in $19B deal (Oct. 21)
    • Previously: Lam Research to buy KLA-Tencor in $10.6B deal (Oct. 21)
    • Senior loan ETFs: BKLN, OXLC, PPR, EFR, VVR, PHD, SRLN, NSL, BGB, BGX, FCT, SNLN, EVF, ECC, AFT, BSL, TSLF, FTSL, TLI, BHL
    | Oct. 21, 2015, 9:15 AM | 5 Comments
SRLN Description
The SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF (the "Fund") seeks to provide current income consistent with the preservation of capital.  The Fund invests substantially all of its assets in the Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan Portfolio, a separate series of the SSgA Master Trust with an identical investment objective as the Fund.  As a result, the Fund invests indirectly through the Portfolio. In pursuing its investment objective, the Portfolio seeks to outperform the Markit iBoxx USD Leveraged Loan Index (the "Primary Index") and the S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 Index (the "Secondary Index") by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in Senior Loans. For purposes of this 80% test, "Senior Loans" are first lien senior secured floating rate bank loans.
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