Target Asset Allocation

High-Yield Investments asset class is now called Credit.

Assets > CREDIT > DIRECT LENDING

DIRECT LENDING

The Big Picture
Government regulation has curtailed traditional bank financing for middle-market companies, giving institutions like TCDRS the opportunity to lend directly to these companies to produce strong, risk-adjusted returns, net of fees, and provide stable cash flows. We provide loans, backed by collateral, to businesses and real estate investors. They offer attractive returns in the form of interest earnings and fees we receive as the lender. Direct lending portfolios are managed by experienced asset managers and floating rate loans provide protection from capital losses when interest rates rise. Because these loans are high in the capital structure of a company, they are higher quality than other credit-related investments.



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Assets > CREDIT > STRATEGIC CREDIT

STRATEGIC CREDIT

The Big Picture
The return for this group of assets is driven primarily by credit risk and includes a combination of traded non-investment-grade bonds and private credit opportunities. These assets provide potential for high returns and exhibit low correlation to the broader credit markets. As the market environment changes, various credit strategies move in and out of favor. TCDRS alters investment concentration among strategies to optimize the opportunity set for any given market environment.



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Assets > CREDIT > DISTRESSED DEBT

DISTRESSED DEBT

The Big Picture
Distressed debt investments are investments in companies whose debt has declined in value because they are experiencing financial stress. Usually one of two things happen over the course of our investment in the company: Either the company recovers and repays the debt, or the company defaults. If the company defaults, we may become owners of the company, restructure it and ultimately sell it for a profit. Either way, TCDRS can make money. Despite the higher credit risk, these assets are expected to far exceed the long-term performance of investment-grade bonds, net of fees and expenses.



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