High Yield Corporate Bonds

  • Utilizes high yield and investment grade bonds, preferred stocks, and bond ETFs to create an income-producing portfolio that maximizes total return through prudent risk management.
  • Portfolios will be constructed to be diversified, using rigorous credit and relative value analysis to find undervalued securities.
  • Most portfolios will have a credit long, low turnover bias.  However, we will also trade on a shorter term basis to capitalize on situations with specific catalysis (M&A, calls and tenders, rating actions, etc.).
  • Objective is to generate total returns that exceed the Bank of America High Yield II Master Index over the long-term with less volatility through the use of active portfolio management.

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The High Yield Corporate Bond Strategy composite includes all institutional and retail portfolios subject to U.S. federal taxation and that are invested in a diverse range of fixed income securities and preferred stocks. The strategy emphasizes the use of high yield and investment grade corporate bonds as well as preferred stocks. The strategy aims to reduce volatility by limiting portfolio duration to seven years or less. Credit research and technical analysis are used to identify undervalued securities
within sectors determined to have relative value and potential for superior risk-adjusted returns. The benchmark is the Bank of America Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II Index. Closed account data is included in the Composite as mandated by the standards in order to eliminate a survivorship bias.

The High Yield Corporate Bond Strategy composite was created on January 23rd 2014, and has an inception date of April 30th 2014. The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express valuations and performance. The firm maintains a complete list and description of composites, which is available upon request. Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request.

Results are based on fully discretionary accounts under management, including those accounts no longer with the firm. Returns are presented net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Net-of-fee performance is calculated using actual management fees. The Number of Accounts and Composite Assets columns include only the accounts that were in the composite at the end of the year. The annual composite dispersion presented is a net-of-fees,
asset-weighted standard deviation calculated only for the accounts in the composite for the entire year. Additional information regarding the policies for calculating and reporting returns is available upon request. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

The specific manner in which investment advisory fees are charged by Granite Springs is established in each client’s respective Investment Advisory Contract (IAC).  The basic fee is 0.75% of assets under management, paid quarterly in advance. Actual investment advisory fees incurred by clients may vary. Investment advisory fees are negotiable. Additional information on Granite Springs’s investment advisory fees can be found on its Form ADV, Part 2 A.