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As the economic effects of “stay at home/social distancing” policies continue, corporations have been faced with challenging decisions regarding liquidity and financial solvency. For investors looking for renewed opportunities in the U.S. high-yield arena, cash availability will more than likely take on heightened importance given the fluid financial market backdrop. Kevin Flanagan and Josh Shapiro discuss a solution that focuses on a quality screen while also tilting toward potential income needs.

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The COVID-19 impact on the markets reared its ugly head over the last couple of weeks in the U.S. corporate bond market. Kevin Flanagan and Josh Shapiro provide investors with a solution to help avoid the pitfalls of corporate bond investing that seem to be getting highlighted on a daily basis in the current environment.

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Kraft Heinz Company’s (KHC) long-term debt was recently downgraded by the rating agencies from investment grade to junk status. Kevin Flanagan and Josh Shapiro explain how the screening process in our corporate bond strategies enabled us to avoid KHC.
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Our base case for the credit cycle in 2020 is that it will not turn, and investors will likely continue to seek income in higher-yielding fixed income assets. Our fixed income team provides a solution for fixed income investors seeking for income.

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One of the more noteworthy stories in the U.S. fixed income arena as 2018 came to a close was the reversal in fortune for the high-yield corporate bond market. What does this mean for the bond market in 2019?

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In 2015, we helped create a strategy that sought to enhance the income profile of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index. Today, we bring that same underlying methodology to global fixed income markets. Bradley Krom and Josh Shapiro introduce our new approach and show how going global can mean much more than simple diversification.

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