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Newfleet Senior Floating Rate

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Ticker
PSFRX
CUSIP
92828R545
POP
$
(as of )
Inception
01/31/2008
Total Assets by Class
$223,822,574.45
(as of 10/17/2017)
Total Assets by Fund
$568,550,806.16
(as of 10/17/2017)
Morningstar Category
Bank Loan
Product Overview

The Fund offers the potential for attractive total return and current income by investing in higher-quality, non-investment grade bank loans, utilizing extensive credit and company analysis.

Effective May 8, 2017 this fund changed its name from the Virtus Senior Floating Rate Fund.

Management Team

Investment Partners

Newfleet Asset Management, LLC

Newfleet leverages the knowledge and skill of a team of investment professionals with expertise in every sector of the bond market, including evolving, specialized, and out-of-favor sectors. The team employs active sector rotation and disciplined risk management to portfolio construction.

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Portfolio Managers
David Albrycht
David L. Albrycht, CFA

President and Chief Investment Officer

Industry start date: 1985

Start date with fund: 2008

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Kyle Jennings
Kyle A. Jennings, CFA

Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit Research

Industry start date: 1992

Start date with fund: 2008

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Francesco Ossino
Francesco Ossino

Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 1996

Start date with fund: 2012

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Investment Process Highlights
Step
1

Use macroeconomic analysis to identify attractive industries and themes. Conduct industry-specific research to understand growth patterns, cyclical trends, and competitive forces. Attention is also paid to overall market risk appetite via the analysis of technical and liquidity factors.

Step
2

Perform deep fundamental credit analysis to understand a company’s credit risk, enterprise value, management quality, financial strength, capital market access, and loan structure.

Step
3

The portfolio will over- or underweight industries relative to benchmark based on a relative value analysis. Diversification is emphasized in order to mitigate industry or issuer risk.

Portfolio Characteristics

Top Holdings (% Fund)
(as of 09/29/2017)
Security
Univision Communications 03/15/2024
1.87
Level 3 Financing Inc 3.28370% 02/15/2024 02/22/2024
1.52
Ineos, 03/31/2022
1.20
Upc Financing Partnership 04/15/2025 04/15/2025
1.05
TransDigm, Inc., 06/09/2023
1.05
Hilton Worldwide Finance Llc 10/25/2023
1.00
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., 04/01/2022
0.99
Dell International Llc 09/07/2023 09/07/2023
0.98
First Data Corp, 04/21/2024
0.95
Nrg Energy Inc, 06/30/2023
0.89

Holdings are subject to change.

Characteristics4
(as of 09/29/2017)
Duration (years) 0.38
Industry Allocation (% Fund)
(as of 09/29/2017)
Healthcare 12.11%
Service 10.95%
Gaming/Leisure 6.90%
Information Technology 6.39%
Chemicals 5.37%
Media/Telecom - Cable/Wireless Video 5.29%
Housing 4.75%
Energy 4.73%
Forest Products 4.46%
Utility 4.46%
Manufacturing 4.28%
Food/Tobacco 3.89%
Media/Telecom - Telecommunications 3.82%
Media/Telecom - Broadcasting 3.64%
Financial 3.59%
Media/Telecom - Diversified Media 3.31%
Retail 2.47%
Aerospace 2.08%
Transportation - Automotive 2.01%
Media/Telecom - Wireless Communications 1.74%
Consumer Non-Durables 1.04%
Food and Drug 0.86%
Metals/Minerals 0.85%
Consumer Durables 0.65%
Cash 0.23%
Other 0.14%

Performance & Risk

Growth of $10,000 Investment
From to

This chart assumes an initial investment of $10,000 made on for Class ddd shares including any applicable sales charges. Performance assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions.

Performance
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Monthly
As of
YTD 3 Month 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Sales Charge and Expenses
Yields / Distributions1
(as of )
Distribution Yield (at NAV)
SEC Yield
SEC Yield (gross)
Distributions Current Month
Distributions YTD
Distribution History2
(as of )
Ex-Date
Income
STCG
LTCG
Reinvest NAV
Risk Statistics3
(as of )
Fund Index
R2
Beta
Alpha
Std Dev
Risk Considerations
Credit & Interest: Debt securities are subject to various risks, the most prominent of which are credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a debt security may fail to make interest and/or principal payments. Values of debt securities may rise or fall in response to changes in interest rates, and this risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.
Bank Loans: Loans may be unsecured or not fully collateralized, may be subject to restrictions on resale and/or trade infrequently on the secondary market. Loans can carry significant credit and call risk, can be difficult to value and have longer settlement times than other investments, which can make loans relatively illiquid at times.
High Yield-High Risk Fixed Income Securities: There is a greater level of credit risk and price volatility involved with high yield securities than investment grade securities.
Leverage: When a fund leverages its portfolio, the value of its shares may be more volatile and all other risks may be compounded.
Liquidity: Certain securities may be difficult to sell at a time and price beneficial to the fund.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Documents & Resources

Marketing Materials

Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate Fact Sheet
Newfleet Monthly Sector Review
Newfleet Original Unconstrained Bond Manager
Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate Fund Commentary
Prepare For (But Don't Predict) Interest Rate Hikes
Newfleet Fixed Income Fund Capabilities
Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate Fund in "5"
Is LIBOR Going Away?
Bank Loan Market Discussion Transcript
Financial Materials
Virtus Opportunities Trust Statutory Prospectus
Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate - Summary Prospectus
Virtus Opportunities Trust Prospectus XBRL 485B 04 10 2017
Virtus Opportunities Trust SAI
Virtus Opportunities Trust Annual Report
Virtus Opportunities Trust Semiannual Report
Mutual Fund Distributions
Holdings
Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate Monthly Update
Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate Quarterly Holdings
Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate Fund Top Holdings

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any Virtus Mutual Fund before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Please contact your financial representative, call 1-800-243-4361 or visit www.virtus.com to obtain a current prospectus and/or summary prospectus. You should read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. NAV returns do not include the effect of any applicable sales charges. POP and w/CDSC returns include the effect of maximum applicable sales charges.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

1 Yields/Distributions: Distribution Yield (at NAV) is calculated by (a) annualizing the latest distribution for fixed income funds or funds less than 1 year old (b) summing all distributions over the preceding 12 months for all other funds, and dividing the NAV on the last business date of the period. SEC Yield represents the net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund's public offering share price at the end of the 30-day period.  Gross SEC Yield represents the yield if there were no expense reimbursements.

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

3 Risk Statistics:  R2 is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund or security's movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a given portfolio to the overall market. Alpha is a risk adjusted measure of an investment's excess return relative to a benchmark. A positive Alpha indicates that the investment produced a return greater than expected for the risk (as measured by Beta) taken. Standard Deviation measures variability of returns around the average return for an investment fund. Higher standard deviation suggests greater risk. Risk Statistics are calculated using 36 monthly returns.

4 Characteristics: For Equity Funds: Trailing P/E: Per-share stock price divided by the latest12-months Earnings per Share; Price/Cash Flow: Per-share stock price divided by the per-share operating cash flow; Price/Book: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-month per-share Book Value; 3-Year EPS Growth Rate: Average of earnings per share growth for latest 3-year period. The 3-Year EPS Growth Rate is not a forecast of the fund's performance.

4 Characteristics: For Fixed Income Funds:  Duration represents the interest rate sensitivity of a fixed income fund. For example, if a fund's duration is five years, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in a 5% decline in the fund's price. Similarly, a 1% decline in interest rates would result in a 5% gain in the fund's price.

Morningstar Disclosures: 
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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