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Virtus Viewpoints - Q1 Seix Leveraged Finance

Leveraged Loans and High Yield:
Unprecedented Volatility; Unprecedented Opportunity

  • The list of the most impacted sectors continues to grow, led by energy, retail, gaming, hospitality, and travel.
  • Defensive industries such as cable and satellite and telecom underperformed the least for the quarter.
  • As lending covenants are tripped, defaults are likely to increase, and a number of companies may be forced into restructuring.
  • The volatility and sell-off has created a number of attractive potential opportunities for investors with sufficient liquidity.

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