Mr. Powell is Chief Product Strategist at Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. In this role he is responsible for evaluating and optimizing the registered product lineup offered by Highland. Additionally, Mr. Powell works with portfolio managers and wholesalers on appropriate positioning of strategies in the market place. Prior to his current role, Mr. Powell was a senior fund analyst responsible for working with portfolio management teams and service providers in the operation and marketing of the funds. Prior to joining Highland in April 2007, Mr. Powell spent most of his career with Ernst and Young providing audit and merger and acquisition services within the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services Group in Houston, Texas. Mr. Powell’s primary focus was acquisitions in the Energy industry. Mr. Powell received an MS in Management Information Systems and a BS in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Mr. Powell has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
The Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Markit iBoxx Liquid Leveraged Loan Index (the “Underlying Index”).
Opportunities in Senior Bank Loans
- Rules based index
- Consists of approximately 100 of the largest, most liquid leveraged loans
- Measured by the number of active market participants trading the security and the dollar face amount of outstanding senior loans issued
- Loans eligible for inclusion in the Underlying Index are measured by type, size, liquidity, spread, credit rating and minimum time to maturity.
|Fund NAV (As of Feb 25, 2015)|
|Fund AUM (As of Feb 25, 2015)|
|Total Net Assets||$317.77 M|
|VIEW FULL PERFORMANCE|
|Gross Expense Ratio||0.92%|
|Net Expense Ratio1||0.55%|
Historical Returns & NAV
|As of 02/25/2015|
|Net Asset Value(NAV)||$19.38|
|Bid/Ask Midpoint Price||$19.36|
|As of 01/31/2015 MonthlyQuarterly||NAV||Market Price|
|Year To Date||1.33%||1.60%|
|Fund Characteristics As Of 01/31/2015|
|Weighted Avg Maturity (yrs)||4.91|
|Yield to Maturity (%)||5.14|
|Days to Reset||47.83|
|Weighted Avg Coupon (%)||4.16|
|30 Day SEC Yield (%)||4.57|
|Unsubsidized 30 Day Yield (%)||2.73|
|Top Holdings||Market Value||Weight|
|AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES TERM B||$6,240,990||1.96%|
|CHS COMMUNITY HEALTH SYS.||$6,240,886||1.96%|
|CHARTER COMM OPERATING||$6,048,450||1.90%|
|HILTON WORLDWIDE FINANCE||$5,853,328||1.84%|
|HJ HEINZ COMPANY TLB2||$5,640,895||1.78%|
|DAVITA HEALTHCARE 1L||$5,499,488||1.73%|
|GRIFOLS WORLDWIDE TL||$5,228,391||1.65%|
|TEXAS COMP ELECT 2017 TL||$5,127,705||1.61%|
|ALBERTSONS LLC B-4 TL||$5,051,725||1.59%|
Holdings are subject to change.
The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For the most recent month-end and quarter-end performance figures, please visit the Performance tab above or call a representative at 1-855-799-4757.
Carefully consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses of the Fund before investing. This and additional information about the Fund can be found in the prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-799-4757 or by visiting the Literature tab above. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
1. The total gross operating expense as reported in the Fund’s most recent Prospectus is 0.92%. The total net operating expense after expense reimbursement is 0.55%. Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. (the “Advisor”) has contractually agreed to limit the total annual operating expenses (exclusive of taxes, brokerage commissions and other transaction costs, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) of the Fund to 0.55% of average daily net assets of the fund (the “Expense Cap”). The Expense Cap will continue through at least October 31, 2015, and may not be terminated prior to this date without the action or consent of the Fund’s Board of Trustees. In the absence of current fee waivers, total return would be reduced.
Leveraged Loans are loans to companies that typically already have a high amount of debt and are often characterized by lower credit ratings or higher interest rates.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
The price used to calculate market returns (“Market Price”) of the Fund generally is determined using the midpoint between the bid and the ask on the primary securities exchange on which shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated. The Fund’s Market Price may be at, above or below its NAV.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
There is no guarantee the fund will meet its investment objectives.
Liquidity Risk. At times, a major portion of any portfolio security may be held by relatively few institutional purchasers. Although the Fund generally considers such securities to be liquid because of the availability of an institutional market for such securities, under adverse market or economic conditions or in the event of adverse changes in the financial condition of the issuer, the Fund may find it more difficult to sell such securities when the Adviser believes it advisable to do so or may be able to sell such securities only at prices lower than if the securities were more widely held.
Non-Payment Risk. Senior Loans, like other corporate debt obligations, are subject to the risk of non-payment of scheduled interest and/or principal. Non-payment would result in a reduction of income to the Fund, a reduction in the value of the Senior Loan experiencing non-payment and a potential decrease in the NAV of the Fund.
Credit Risk. The Fund may invest all or substantially all of its assets in Senior Loans or other securities that are rated below investment grade and unrated Senior Loans deemed by Highland to be of comparable quality. Securities rated below investment grade are commonly referred to as “high yield securities” or “junk securities.” They are regarded as predominantly speculative with respect to the issuing company’s continuing ability to meet principal and interest payments. Investments in high yield Senior Loans and other securities may result in greater NAV fluctuation than if the Fund did not make such investments.
Interest Rate Risk. The Fund’s NAV will usually change in response to interest rate fluctuations. When interest rates decline, the value of fixed rate securities already held by the Fund can be expected to rise. Conversely, when interest rates rise, the value of existing fixed rate securities can be expected to decline.
Senior Loans Risk. The risks associated with Senior Loans are similar to the risks of below investment grade securities, although Senior Loans are typically senior and secured in contrast to other below investment grade securities, which are often subordinated and unsecured.
Ongoing Monitoring Risk. On behalf of the several Lenders, the Agent generally will be required to administer and manage the Senior Loans and, with respect to collateralized Senior Loans, to service or monitor the collateral.
Narrowly focused funds typically exhibit higher volatility. Also, the fund is non-diversified, and an investment in the Fund could fluctuate in value more than an investment in a diversified fund.
All registered investment companies, including the Highland Funds, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year’s end regardless of performance. Trading the Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive the distribution, you must be a registered shareholder of the ETF on the record date, and must have placed the ETF trade prior to the ex-date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payable date. Past distributions are not indicative of future trends. Please consult your tax professional or financial advisor for more information regarding your tax situation.
The Markit iBoxx Liquid Leveraged Loan Index has been licensed for use by Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors. The Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold, or promoted by the Markit iBoxx Liquid Leveraged Loan Index, nor does this company make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF.
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Data Source: SEI
The Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF is distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with Highland Capital Management or any of its affiliates.