ATLANTA, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RidgeWorth Investments released a new research paper today, "Energizing High Yield Bond Investors: Finding Opportunities Amid Shifting Market Conditions." The paper examines the ever-changing conditions in the high yield market that are currently generating potential opportunities. Investors looking to put capital to work can take advantage of these market disruptions, particularly when working with active managers who have expertise in the space.
RidgeWorth's in-depth, fundamental research capability enables it to identify potential opportunities in the various subsectors across industries. The Leveraged Finance team at Seix Investment Advisors LLC, a member of the RidgeWorth family of boutiques, is composed of industry specialists with an average of 17 years of investment experience. As specialists, they are able to identify quality, underpriced credits that possess attractive risk/reward relationships, liquidity and diversification.
"The turmoil created by declining oil prices is an example of a market disruption that allows our analyst-driven process to uncover potential opportunities," said George Goudelias, Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance at Seix. He continues, "Energy services as a whole may be directly affected by low prices and our in-depth research examines several sub-sectors for potential opportunities."
"We believe that the combination of the low rate environment with the improving economy has spared U.S. balance sheets, leaving companies better positioned to weather tougher economic climates," said Ashi Parikh, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of RidgeWorth Investments. "Managers with expertise in high yield bonds may be poised to take advantage of market disruptions and we encourage investors to work with experienced, active managers to identify those potential opportunities," he added.
To read the full paper, please visit www.ridgeworth.com/ridgeworth-research
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RidgeWorth Investments serves as a holding company that owns interests in five investment boutiques with $43.7 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015. RidgeWorth's wholly owned boutiques are Ceredex Value Advisors, Certium Asset Management, Seix Investment Advisors, and Silvant Capital Management. RidgeWorth also holds a minority ownership in Zevenbergen Capital Investments. These investment boutiques manage a wide variety of investment disciplines across the fixed income and equity asset classes. Our boutiques provide investment management services to a growing client base that includes endowments, foundations, corporations, healthcare organizations, municipalities, public funds, associations, insurance companies, labor unions and high net worth individuals. In addition, RidgeWorth serves as the investment adviser to the RidgeWorth Funds mutual fund family. RidgeWorth Investments is a trade name for RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, an investment adviser registered with the SEC headquartered in Atlanta. For more information about RidgeWorth, please visit www.ridgeworth.com.
Bonds offer a relatively stable level of income, although bond prices will fluctuate providing the potential for principal gain or loss. Intermediate-term, higher quality bonds generally offer less risk than longer term bonds and a lower rate of return. Generally, a fund's fixed income securities will decrease in value if interest rates rise and vice versa. Although a fund's yield may be higher than that of fixed income funds that purchase higher rated securities, the potentially higher yield is a function of the greater risk of that fund's underlying securities.
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