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Friday, Feb 1512:24 PMInflows into leveraged loan funds hit another record last week, according to BAML, $1.5B vs. $1.3B the previous week. This paper - often created in the process of LBOs - is higher up in the capital structure than other debt and typically variable-rate. An ETF: BKLN. Closed-end funds: PHD, [JFR, EFR, EFT, JRO. |Friday, Feb 1512:24 PM| Comment!
Sunday, Dec 162012, 9:10 AMYield starved investors are not without hope, says Jim Grant, suggesting (the 9 min. mark) two BDCs - Ares Capital (ARCC) and Golub Capital (GBDC) - both of whom had very good credit experience even in the last brutal cycle. Also consider leveraged loan funds - yes, they invest in leveraged companies, but they have the senior-most claims, and the loans performed well even during 2007-09. Andrew Boral has a nice article describing a few. |Sunday, Dec 162012, 9:10 AM| 4 Comments