Seix Portfolio Manager Interview: Bank Loans are Back
Senior Portfolio Manager
Managing Director, Head of Leveraged Finance
Seix Investment Advisors LLC
George Goudelias, Head of Leveraged Finance at Seix Investment Advisors, sees bank loans as an asset class that has had a significant recovery in 2019, coming back from the liquidity-driven sale of the asset class that took place in December. In times of negative market movements, bank loans may serve as a portfolio shock absorber, holding on to their value better than a lot of other risk assets.
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