Mining Structured Credit for Incremental Yield, Duration Management and Diversification

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new commentary, Ken Shinoda, Portfolio Manager of the DoubleLine Income Fund ("the Fund"), surveys the structured product universe, describing its investment opportunities, its place within the broader fixed income universe and the Fund's investment approach to the asset class.

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Structured products include government- and quasi-government-guaranteed Agency mortgage securities and structured credit, the latter including, Mr. Shinoda writes, "private-label residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS); commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS); other asset-backed securities (ABS), such as securitizations of aircraft leases, credit card receivables and student loans; and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). These subsectors of structured credit offer attractive incremental yields, in particular relative to their interest rate sensitivity. Furthermore, structured credit is secured to collateral distinct from the balance sheets of single-name corporate issuers, offering meaningful diversification."

The Fund (I shares DBLIX; N shares DBLNX), led by Portfolio Managers Shinoda, Morris Chen and Andrew Hsu, invests primarily in structured products.

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In the commentary, Mr. Shinoda describes "the composition of the structured credit universe and the factors that make this asset class an attractive investment for incremental yield. With these factors in mind, investors can use structured credit exposure to serve in several roles: as a partner to below-investment-grade corporate credit within an allocation for incremental yield; as a stand-alone allocation for incremental yield; or as the credit-risk half of a barbell to the investment grade anchor of a diversified fixed income portfolio. Then from theory to practice, I will discuss the implementation of structured credit in the portfolio construction aimed at achieving our objectives for yield, return and risk management for the DoubleLine Income Fund."

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Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investments in lower-rated and non-rated securities present a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities. Investments in ABS and MBS include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. The Fund may use leverage which may cause the effect of an increase or decrease in the value of the portfolio securities to be magnified and the Fund to be more volatile than if leverage was not used. Derivatives involve special risks including correlation, counterparty, liquidity, operational, accounting and tax risks. These risks, in certain cases, may be greater than the risks presented by more traditional investments. Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market.

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