Muzinich ShortDurationHighYield Fund
For investors looking for an attractive yield with limited credit and duration risks.
- Invests primarily in short maturity and yield-to-call high yield issues and floating rate notes issued mainly in US dollars or by North American companies
- Targets an average portfolio duration-to-worst of less than 2 years, offering a degree of protection against rising interest rates
- Aims to achieve attractive, less volatile returns through a credit-sensitive approach to investing in short duration bonds rated BB/B
- Avoids CCC rated bonds in order to reduce volatility while continuing to focus on the upside capture available in high yield
Reasons to include the Fund in a Portfolio
- Short Duration High yield has lower volatility as a result of reduced sensitivity to both a rise in the general level of interest rates and an increase of credit spreads
- Current yield and income levels provide an attractive proposition, if pull-to-par happens and defaults are avoided
- Short Duration High Yield yields are attractive versus US Treasuries or investment grade corporates
- The Fund may be considered by investors who can tolerate a moderate level of volatility
Fund Launch Date - 4 October 2023
Domicile - Irish-Domiciled UCITS
SFRD Classification - Article 8
PARA CHILE – ESTA OFERTA PRIVADA SE INICIA EL DÍA SEGÚN LO ESTABLECIDO EN EL TÍTULO Y SE ACOGE A LAS DISPOSICIONES DE LA NORMA DE CARÁCTER GENERAL Nº 336 DE LA SUPERINTENDENCIA DE VALORES Y SEGUROS, HOY COMISIÓN PARA EL MERCADO FINANCIERO. ESTA OFERTA VERSA SOBRE VALORES NO INSCRITOS EN EL REGISTRO DE VALORES O EN EL REGISTRO DE VALORES EXTRANJEROS QUE LLEVA LA COMISIÓN PARA EL MERCADO FINANCIERO, POR LO QUE TALES VALORES NO ESTÁN SUJETOS A LA FISCALIZACIÓN DE ÉSTA. POR TRATAR DE VALORES NO INSCRITOS NO EXISTE LA OBLIGACIÓN POR PARTE DEL EMISOR DE ENTREGAR EN CHILE INFORMACIÓN PÚBLICA RESPECTO DE LOS VALORES SOBRE LOS QUE VERSA ESTA OFERTA. ESTOS VALORES NO PODRÁN SER OBJETO DE OFERTA PÚBLICA MIENTRAS NO SEAN INSCRITOS EN EL REGISTRO DE VALORES CORRESPONDIENTE. For Chile – This private offer commences on the date as stated in the title and it avails itself of the General Regulation No. 336 of the Superintendence of Securities and Insurances, currently the Financial Markets Commission. This offer relates to securities not registered with the Securities Registry or the Registry of Foreign Securities of the Financial Markets Commission, and therefore such securities are not subject to oversight by the latter. Being unregistered securities, there is no obligation on the issuer to provide public information in Chile regarding such securities. These securities may not be subject to a public offer until they are registered in the corresponding Securities Registry.
For Argentina – Neither Muzinich (including any of its affiliates) nor the securities referenced herein will be registered in the Registro de Valores (Securities Registry) kept by the Comisión Nacional de Valores (Argentine Securities Commission or “CNV”) and will not be subject to the supervision of the CNV. If such securities are offered within Argentina, please be advised that they do not constitute a public offer of securities in Argentina within the meaning of section 2 of Argentine Act No. 26,861 (“Securities Act”). The issuer has no obligation to deliver public information in Argentina. These securities shall not be subject to public offering in Argentina.
For Brazil: Units in the Fund may not be offered or sold to the public in Brazil. Accordingly, units in the Fund have not been nor will be registered with the Brazilian Securities Commission - CVM nor have they been submitted to the foregoing agency for approval. Documents relating to units in the Fund, as well as the information contained therein, may not be supplied to the public in Brazil, as the offering of such units is not a public offering of securities in Brazil, nor used in connection with any offer for subscription or sale of securities to the public in Brazil.
For Mexico: Units in the Fund have not been and will not be registered with the National Registry of Securities, maintained by the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission and, as a result, may not be offered or sold publicly in Mexico. The Fund and any underwriter or purchaser may offer and sell units of the Fund in Mexico on a private placement basis to Institutional and Accredited Investors pursuant to Article 8 of the Mexican Securities Market Law. All investors are responsible for calculating and paying their own taxes, receiving any necessary tax advice and neither Muzinich nor the Fund is deemed to have provided tax advice to any investor, and is indemnified from any resulting liability.
For Panama: Units in the Fund may not be offered or sold to the public in Panama. Units in the Fund have not been listed with the Superintendence of the Securities Market and neither has any offering, sale or transaction with them. The listing exemption has been made based on Article 83 (3) of Decree Law No. 1 of July 8, 1999 (Institutional Investors). Consequently, the tax treatment established under Articles 269 to 271 of Law Decree 1, dated 8 July 1999, does not apply. These Securities do not fall under the supervision of the Superintendence of the Securities Market.
For Costa Rica: This is an individual and private offer which is made in Costa Rica upon reliance on an exemption from registration before the General Superintendency of Securities (“SUGEVAL”), pursuant to article 6 of the Regulations on the Public Offering of Securities (“Reglamento sobre Oferta Pública de Valores”). This information is confidential, and is not to be reproduced or distributed to third parties as this is NOT a public offering of securities in Costa Rica. The product being offered is not intended for the Costa Rican public or market and neither is it registered or will be registered before the SUGEVAL, nor can it be traded in the secondary market.
For Guatemala: This communication and any accompanying information (the “Materials”) are intended solely for informational purposes and do not constitute (and should not be interpreted to constitute) the offering, selling, or conducting of business with respect to such securities, products or services in the jurisdiction of the addressee (this “Jurisdiction”), or the conducting of any brokerage, banking or other similarly regulated activities (“Financial Activities”) in this Jurisdiction. Neither Muzinich, nor the securities, products and services described herein, are registered (or intended to be registered) in this Jurisdiction. Furthermore, neither Muzinich, nor the securities, products, services or activities described herein, are regulated or supervised by any governmental or similar authority in this Jurisdiction. The Materials are private, confidential and are sent by Muzinich only for the exclusive use of the addressee. The Materials must not be publicly distributed and any use of the Materials by anyone other than the addressee is not authorized. The addressee is required to comply with all applicable laws in this Jurisdiction, including, without limitation, tax laws and exchange control regulations, if any.
For El Salvador: This document has been produced for the purpose of providing information about the Fund. This document is made available on the condition that it is for the use only by the recipient and may not be passed on to any other person or be reproduced in any part. The Units of the Fund have not been and will not be offered in the course of a public offering or of equivalent marketing in El Salvador and therefore, the provisions of the Stock Market Law of 1994 (Ley del Mercado de Valores) as amended, relating to registration requirements and to prospectus requirements do not apply. The Units have thus neither been registered for public distribution in El Salvador with the Stock Superintendency nor been the subject matter of a prospectus compliant with the Stock Market Law. Any subscription application by any person other than the initial recipient of this document will be rejected.
For Bermuda: Units in the Fund may be offered or sold in Bermuda only in compliance with the provisions of the Investment Business Act of 2003 of Bermuda which regulates the sale of securities in Bermuda. Additionally, non-Bermudian persons (including companies) may not carry on or engage in any trade or business in Bermuda unless such persons are permitted to do so under applicable Bermuda legislation.
For British Virgin Islands: The Fund is not registered or recognised in the British Virgin Islands and as such Units in the Fund may not be offered to individuals in the British Virgin Islands. However, Units may be offered to British Virgin Islands Business Companies and/or persons who are not members of the public from outside the British Virgin Islands. A British Virgin Islands Business Company is a company formed under or otherwise governed by the British Virgin Islands Business Companies Act, 2004 (British Virgin Islands).The Fund is not managed against a particular benchmark or index unless otherwise stated in the relevant KIID or prospectus. Any reference to a benchmark or index in this document is purely for risk/performance comparison purposes.
For Colombia: This document does not constitute a public offer in the Republic of Colombia. The offer of Units in the Fund is addressed to less than one hundred specifically identified investors. The Fund may not be promoted or marketed in Colombia or to Colombian residents, unless such promotion and marketing is made in compliance with Decree 2555 of 2010 and other applicable rules and regulations related to the promotion of foreign funds in Colombia. The distribution of this document and the offering of Units in the Fund may be restricted in certain jurisdictions. The information contained in this document is for general guidance only, and it is the responsibility of any person or persons in possession of this document and wishing to make application for Units in the Fund to inform themselves of, and to observe, all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. Prospective applicants for Units in the Fund should inform themselves of any applicable legal requirements, exchange control regulations and applicable taxes in the countries of their respective citizenship, residence or domicile.
Bolivia: This is not a public offer and as such this document has not been approved by any regulatory entity in Bolivia. This is a private offer exclusively intended for the person to whom this document is addressed.
Venezuela: Under the laws of the República Bolivariana de Venezuela (“Venezuela”), no public offer of the securities described in this document may take place in Venezuela without the prior due authorisations under capital markets and exchange control regulations in effect in Venezuela. This document may not be publicly distributed within the territory of Venezuela. The private offer and/or the public offer of the securities described in this document within the territory of Venezuela is subject to exchange control and securities regulations in effect in Venezuela.
Issued in the European Union by Muzinich & Co. (Ireland) Limited, which is authorized and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Registered in Ireland, Company Registration No. 307511. Registered address: 32 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, D02 Y512, Ireland. Issued in all other jurisdictions (excluding the U.S.) by Muzinich & Co. Limited. which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No. 3852444. Registered address: 8 Hanover Street, London W1S 1YQ,