Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF
The Fund has the potential to generate competitive total return from both income and capital appreciation, as well as to provide a hedge against rising interest rates. The Fund offers investors the opportunity to outsource the complexity of allocating between two rapidly converging non-investment-grade credit sectorshigh yield corporate bonds and floating rate bank loansto a single manager with deep expertise in both asset classes and longstanding experience managing multi-sector portfolios. The expanded opportunity set created by combining these asset classes may provide enhanced diversification benefits due to low correlation to core fixed income. The Fund also has the ability to invest up to 100% of its assets in U.S. Treasuries when the managers determine that market conditions warrant a move away from credit sectors.
Newfleet Asset Management, LLC
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David L. Albrycht, CFA
President and Chief Investment Officer
Industry start date: 1985
Start date with fund: 2016
David Albrycht is president and chief investment officer of Newfleet Asset Management. Prior to joining Newfleet in 2011, Mr. Albrycht was executive managing director and senior portfolio manager with Goodwin Capital Advisers, a former Virtus investment management subsidiary. He joined the Goodwin multi-sector fixed income team in 1985 as a credit analyst and has managed fixed income portfolios since 1991.
Mr. Albrycht is portfolio manager of Virtus Newfleet Multi-Sector Short Term Bond Fund since 1993 and Virtus Newfleet Multi-Sector Intermediate Bond Fund since 1994; and co-manager of Virtus Newfleet Senior Floating Rate Fund since 2008, Virtus Tactical Allocation Fund and Virtus Newfleet High Yield Fund since 2011; Virtus Newfleet Bond Fund, Virtus Strategic Allocation Fund, and Virtus Newfleet Low Duration Income Fund since 2012; and Virtus Newfleet Credit Opportunities Fund since 2015. He also manages several variable investment options and is co-manager of three closed-end funds, Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE: ZF), Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund (NYSE: VGI), and Virtus Global Dividend & Income Fund Inc. (NYSE: ZTR), and two exchange-traded funds, Virtus Newfleet Multi-Sector Unconstrained Bond ETF (NFLT) and Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF (BLHY).
In February 2013, Virtus Investment Partners was named Barron’s “Best Taxable Bond Fund Family” for 2012, an honor also received in 2010, due in large part both years to the expert management of the firm’s multi-sector fixed income strategies by Mr. Albrycht and the Newfleet team.1 Mr. Albrycht has been a recipient of several Lipper analytical certificates and recognized by industry groups as a leading multi-sector fixed income strategist. He has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg Television and been quoted or featured in numerous publications, including Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Dow Jones, and InvestmentNews.
Mr. Albrycht previously was Goodwin’s director of credit research. In addition, he managed the Phoenix MISTIC CDO, a $1 billion multi-sector collateralized debt obligation, where he was responsible for credit analysis and deal structure.
Mr. Albrycht earned a B.A., cum laude, from Central Connecticut State University and an M.B.A., with honors, from the University of Connecticut. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has been working in the investment industry since 1985.
1Best Taxable Bond Fund Family ranked 1 of 62 Fund Families, on a one-year basis, in the 2012 Barron’s/Lipper 2012 Fund Survey, published in the February 11, 2013 issue of Barron’s. Ranked 42 of 58 in 2011 and 1 of 57 in 2010.
Barron’s explanation of how it ranks fund families: To qualify for the Barron’s/Lipper fund survey, a group must have at least three funds in Lipper’s general U.S.-stock category, as well as one in world equity, which combines global and international funds. Also required is at least one mixed-asset (or balanced) fund, which holds stocks and bonds. Fund shops also must have at least two taxable-bond funds and one tax-exempt offering.
For the first time this year, the performance of emerging-market funds was included in the world equity category. Each fund’s returns are adjusted for 12b-1 fees, which are used for marketing and distribution expenses. The funds usually add these fees back into returns. The aim is to measure the manager’s skill. Fund loads, or sales charges, aren’t included in the calculation of returns, either. Each fund’s return is measured against those of all funds in its Lipper category. That leads to a percentile ranking, with 100 the highest and 1 the lowest, which is then weighted by asset size relative to the fund family’s other assets in its general classification. If a family’s biggest funds do well, that boosts its overall ranking. Poor performance in a big fund can have a big effect on the ranking.
Finally, the score is multiplied by the weighting of its general classification, as determined by the entire Lipper universe of funds. 2012 category weightings for one-year results: general equity, 34.9%; world equity, 16.3%; mixed-asset, 17.3%; taxable bonds, 27.2%; and tax-exempt bonds, 4.3%. 2010 category weightings for one-year results: general equity, 40.52%; world equity, 14.32%; mixed equity, 16.46%; taxable bonds, 24.52%; tax-exempt bonds, 4.18%.
The scoring: Say a company has a fund in the general U.S. equity category that has $50 million in assets and that it accounts for half of the company’s assets in that category. Its ranking is the 75th percentile. The first calculation would be 75 times 0.50, which comes to 37.5. That score is then multiplied by 38.04, general equity’s overall weighting in Lipper’s universe. So it would be 37.5 times 0.3804, which totals 14.265. Similar calculations are done for each fund in our study. Then, all the numbers are added up for a total score. The fund shop with the highest score wins, both for every category and overall.
Strong ratings may not be indicative of positive fund performance. Performance for some funds may be negative.
Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company; all rights reserved.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1996
Start date with fund: 2016
Frank Ossino is senior managing director, senior portfolio manager, and sector head of the bank loan asset class at Newfleet Asset Management, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners. Mr. Ossino is a portfolio manager of the Newfleet Floating Rate Bank Loan, High Yield, and Flexible Credit Strategies in both separately managed and pooled vehicles, as well as mutual funds, through a number of subadvisory relationships. Additionally, he is responsible for the structuring and management of Newfleet’s CLO platform.
Prior to joining Virtus in 2012, Mr. Ossino was a portfolio manager at Harford Investment Management Company (2004-2011) and Hartford Funds subadviser Wellington Management (2012), where he managed mutual funds focused on bank loans and a commingled bank loan portfolio for institutional investors. Previously, he held a variety of credit analyst and portfolio management positions at CIGNA (2002-2004), HVB Bank (2000-2002), and FleetBoston Financial (1996-2000).
Mr. Ossino earned his M.S. in international economics and finance from Brandeis University and Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and a B.S. in economics, cum laude, from Brandeis University. He began his career in the investment industry in 1996.
Jonathan Stanley, CFA
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1997
Start date with fund: 2016
Jonathan Stanley is managing director and portfolio manager at Newfleet Asset Management. Mr. Stanley is co-manager of Newfleet’s High Yield, Strategic Income, and Flexible Credit Strategies in both separately managed and pooled vehicles as well as mutual funds through subadvisory relationships. He is co-manager of Virtus Newfleet Multi-Sector Unconstrained Bond ETF (NYSE: NFLT) and Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF (NYSE: BLHY). He is responsible for credit analysis of the restaurant industry for the Newfleet team. Additionally, he is responsible for the structuring and management of Newfleet’s CLO platform.
Prior to joining Newfleet in 2011, Mr. Stanley was on the fixed income team at Goodwin Capital Advisers, an investment management company and former Virtus subsidiary, over two separate periods. From 1997 to 2001, he served in several capacities, including as an analyst on the emerging markets team. He left the firm to pursue other opportunities for five years, and rejoined in 2006 as a member of the corporate credit group. He assumed responsibilities for the high yield sector in 2008.
Mr. Stanley’s additional investment experience includes serving as a research analyst at Hollister Investment Management, and as a portfolio manager at FA Asset Management and Global Financial Private Capital.
Mr. Stanley earned a B.S. in accounting from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder. He began working in the investment industry in 1997
Positions & Distributions
|Security||% of Portfolio|
|JP MORGAN USD GOVT MONEY MARKET INSTL||
|MORGAN STANLEY 2.553 10/24/2023||
|US TREASURY N/B 1.875 02/28/2022||
|INFOR US INC 4.049 02/01/2022||
|LEVEL 3 FINANCING INC 3.546 02/22/2024||
|UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS 4.049 03/15/2024||
|UPC FINANCING PARTNERSHIP 4.203 04/15/2025||
|ZIGGO SECURED FINANCE PART 3.806 04/27/2025||
|UNIVAR USA INC 4.049 07/01/2022||
|UFC HOLDINGS LLC 4.546 08/18/2023||
|Ex-Date||Record Date||Payable Date||Dividend Income||ST Capital Gains||LT Capital Gains||Distribution Total|
Performance & Risk
|1 Month||3 Month||YTD||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
Fees & Expenses
|Gross Expense Ratio||1.21|
|Net Expense Ratio||0.68|
|Distribution Yield (as of 07/19/2017)||3.99|
|SEC Yields (as of 06/30/2017)|
|SEC Yield Subsidized:||3.96|
|SEC Yield Unsubsidized:||3.93|
|Number of Days Fund has Traded at a:|
|Period||Less than -2%||-1.51% to -2.00%||-1.01% to -1.50%||-0.51% to -1.00%||-0.01% to -0.50%||0.00% to 0.50%||0.51% to 1.00%||1.01% to 1.50%||1.51% to 2.00%||Greater than 2%|
|2016-Q4: 12/5/2016 through 12/30/2016||0||0||0||0||13||6||0||0||0||0|
|2017-Q1: 1/3/2017 through 3/31/2017||0||0||0||0||54||8||0||0||0||0|
|2017-Q2: 4/3/2017 through 6/30/2017||0||0||0||1||61||1||0||0||0||0|
Documents & Resources
Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. Contact us at 1-888-383-0553 or visit www.virtus.com for a copy of the Fund's prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.
The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. The Fund may have a higher portfolio turnover than funds that seek to replicate the performance of an index.
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.
Closing Price: The Closing Price is the price of the last reported trade on the fund's primary exchange. If there has been no reported trade for a particular date, the Closing Price represents the 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint.
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint: The midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated (usually 4:00pm Eastern Time).
Premium/Discount: The amount the Fund is trading above or below the reported NAV (based on 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint).
The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”). The “net asset value” (NAV) of the Fund is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the Fund; it is calculated by taking the total assets of the Fund, subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV of the Fund is not necessarily the same as its intraday trading value. Fund investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV because shares of ETFs such as the Fund are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Thus, shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
NAV returns are calculated using the Fund’s daily 4:00 p.m. NAV, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the Fund's NAV on distribution ex-date). Market price returns are calculated using the 4:00 pm midpoint between the bid and offer, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the 4:00pm bid/offer midpoint on distribution ex-date). Market price returns do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.
SEC Yield is an annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the Fund less expenses over the most recent 30 day period by the current NAV at the end of the 30 day period. The Subsidized Yield reflects fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements recorded by the Fund during the period. Without waivers and/or reimbursements, yields would be reduced. The Unsubsidized Yield does not adjust for any fee waivers and/ or expense reimbursements in effect. If the Fund does not incur any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements during the period, the Subsidized Yield and Unsubsidized Yield will be identical.
Distribution Yield is the annual yield that an investor would receive if the most recent distribution remained the same going forward. The yield represents a single distribution from the Fund and does not represent total return of the Fund. The distribution yield is calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution and dividing it by the most recent NAV.
Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.
Not insured by FDIC/NCUSIF or any federal government agency. No bank guarantee. Not a deposit. May lose value.
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