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Short Duration High Yield

A strategy that seeks to generate high current income by investing in short duration high yield fixed income securities

  • Disciplined repeatable process managed by an experienced and stable investment team
  • Two sources of added value: avoidance of credit deterioration and relative value analysis
  • Comprehensive credit analysis driven by proprietary “Credit Best Practices” with a risk management overlay and ESG framework


Investment Philosophy

  • Investment process seeks high current income while aiming to protect capital
  • Focus on B and BB opportunistic use: BBB and CCC credit tiers, floating rate corporate loans
  • Short duration is a natural extension of the team's existing high yield capabilities
  • Risk management consistent with client objectives and constraints


Investment Process

  • Universe

    All corporate securities rated below BBB-, which is comprised of approximately 1,000 issuers, focusing on bonds maturing and trading yield to call inside of 5 years.
  • Eliminate

    Less liquid issuers, defaulted and distressed securities and outliers and high-default potential issuers.
  • Relative Value Screen

    Driven by longstanding "Credit Best Practices" checklist. Approximately 500 issuers.
  • Best Ideas

    Credit analysis capabilities are complemented by a technology-driven set of proprietary analytical processes to identify, select and monitor portfolio positions. We leverage a customized database containing detailed information on over 2,000 U.S. and Euro-denominated credits. We select 100-150 issuers to own in client portfolios.

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Russ Covode
Senior Portfolio Manager
32 Years of industry experience
16 Years with Neuberger Berman
Dan Doyle, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager
36 Years of industry experience
8 Years with Neuberger Berman
Christopher Kocinski, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager
14 Years of industry experience
14 Years with Neuberger Berman
Joe Lind
Senior Portfolio Manager
21 Years of industry experience
2 Years with Neuberger Berman