TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 15, 2016) - (TSX:SSF.UN) Investors and investment advisors are invited to listen to a recorded presentation on the US Senior Loan Market, hosted by Larry Holzenthaler of Symphony Asset Management ("Symphony"). Symphony discusses some of the recent trends in the Senior Loan and High Yield Markets, along with providing commentary on US economic growth. A link to the presentation recorded on November 1, 2016 has been posted to the Brompton Funds website at the following link:
Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund (the "Fund") invests primarily in floating-rate Senior Loans, which are the most senior corporate obligations of a borrower, and are secured by the borrower's assets. Senior Loans have a first-priority secured claim on repayment, ahead of bonds and equity. Additionally, Symphony believes that senior loan credit fundamentals remain strong as U.S. economic growth remains intact and corporate default rates are expected to remain low.
U.S. short-term interest rates (as commonly measured by 3-month LIBOR) were at all-time lows in 2014, but have increased significantly since that time1, and are expected to increase further in the future. Senior Loans feature floating rate interest payments which are linked to US short-term rates; this feature may help investors avoid the negative performance that fixed-rate bonds may experience during periods of rising interest rates.
The Fund is available for purchase on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SSF.UN.
About Brompton Funds
Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with approximately $2.0 billion in assets under management. Brompton's investment solutions include TSX listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and flow-through limited partnerships. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton's investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email email@example.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.
Symphony Asset Management LLC is the investment manager of Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund. Backed by an institutional-calibre integrated credit platform and supported by a 22-member team of experienced credit investment professionals, Symphony manages approximately US$14.9 billion in senior loans and has approximately US$18.2 billion in total assets under management, as at September 30, 2016. Funds sub-advise d by Symphony have achieved the top ten-year performance ranking by Lipper as at September 30, 20162 for the senior loan asset class. Symphony is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nuveen Investments Inc. Senior Loan closed-end funds sub-advised by Symphony have achieved the top Lipper performance ranking in the Loan Participation Fund category over 10 years (as at September 30, 2016).
||Source: Thomson Reuters Datastream as at November 11, 2016
||Source: Lipper September 30, 2016 Monthly Report provided to Nuveen Investments Inc. Rankings should not be construed as a statement of client experience or endorsement.
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