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Q2 Seix Market Review & Outlook - Leveraged Finance

Another Strong Quarter as Economy Re-opens

Leveraged loans continued to enjoy substantial inflows in the second quarter of 2021 as investors pursued higher yields and diversification and economic recovery reduced the prospects for loan defaults. The high yield market is at or near its highest average credit rating ever while the investment grade corporate market is at or near its weakest average credit rating ever.

Solid growth has significantly reduced default risk and should allow leveraged loan and high yield issuers to delever and grow into their balance sheets.

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