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Leveraged loans to finance dividends have doubled this year.
Barclays US Treasury Index is yielding 0.91% with duration of 5.5 years.
What is QE3?
The Fed expects to keep short term rates near zero until at least mid-2015.
As multi-sector fixed income investors, we have a large team of sector specialists whose job is to uncover opportunities in their sectors.
As deep value investors, we look for opportunity across all 14 sectors of the bond market, which, in aggregate, adds up to about $22 trillion – five times the size of the equity markets.
Bloomberg recently reported that investors poured $729 million into U.S. floating rate bank loan funds in April, based on preliminary data from research firm EPFR Global – the largest inflows to the sector in 11 months.

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