The Defensive Floating Rate Income Fund seeks to provide high current income and benefit from actual or expected rising rates.
Differentiated profile characteristics of the Defensive Floating Rate Income Fund:
- Focus on Single-B and above credit quality rated loans with emphasis on first-lien loans with strong covenants
- Downside sell discipline with detailed covenant review, including change of control
- Identify relative value opportunities and upgrade candidates
The objective of the Penn Capital Defensive Floating Rate Income Fund seeks to provide current income.
The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in floating rate senior secured loans, floating rate senior corporate debt and other floating rate senior instruments.
Investment Type Examples
Bank loans, bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various domestic and foreign entities.
Consumer Staples, Financials, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Healthcare, Lodging & Leisure, Metals and Mining, Packaging, Technology, and Services.
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Penn Capital’s team determines industries with potential relative value: the economic cycle, business environment, industry/sector analysis, and interest rates.
Penn Capital’s analysts and portfolio managers screen industries for companies with higher spreads to treasury relative to: comparable companies, industry averages, and historical averages.
Other Proprietary Sources
Penn Capital’s analysts and portfolio managers source ideas from leveraging Penn Capital's equity relationships: equity investment styles & conferences, IPO & competitive intelligence, management meetings and road shows, industry experts, ex-government officials.
Penn Capital's analysts and portfolio managers further screen for companies with improving financial metrics such as Debt/EBITDA, EBITDA/interest expense, free cash flow/debt.
Penn Capital's analysts and portfolio managers screen for liquidity issues and perform research such as covenant analysis, bank loan availability, and asset value analysis.
Penn Capital's analysts and portfolio managers then perform qualitative research such as company management, strong fundamentals, positive catalysts, suppliers/customers /competitors, and industry experts.
Penn Capital Risk Rating (PRR)
Primary and secondary analysts and portfolio managers assign the proprietary Penn Capital Risk Rating (PRR) which includes forward looking estimates of credit quality, quantitative/qualitative factors, and rating agencies static.
Team Review and Approval
The investment team consists of all portfolio managers and analysts; daily team meetings are primary forums for discussion and a consensus at team level is required prior to moving a recommendation on to High Yield Credit Committee.
High Yield Credit Committee Approval*
Committee confirms PRR and relative value: review of ideas approved by investment team, considers impact of credit on portfolio construction
*After Step 9, an idea is either approved for portfolio inclusion or dismissed to company watch list with further due diligence required
Fees & Expenses
Total Fund annual net operating expenses (after fee waiver/expense reimbursement) are: Institutional Class 0.64%.
Total Fund annual gross operating expenses (before fee waiver/expense reimbursement) are: Institutional Class 1.43%.
The Fund's advisor has contractually agreed to waive its fees and/or pay for operating expenses of the Fund to ensure that total annual fund operating expenses do not exceed 0.64% for the Institutional Class shares of the Fund. This agreement is in effect until October 30, 2020. The Fund’s advisor is permitted to seek reimbursement from the Fund of fees waived for a period of three years from the date of the waiver or payment to the extent it does exceed the expenses limits.
David Jackson, CFA
Mr. Jackson began his career with Penn Capital in 2008. Mr. Jackson chairs the Credit Risk Committee and serves as a Portfolio Manager for Penn Capital’s Defensive Floating Rate Income strategy and as a Co-Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Opportunistic High Yield strategy. Prior to joining Penn Capital, Mr. Jackson was an Associate Director with the Financial Institutions Group at Fitch Ratings in New York City, where he assisted with rating coverage of the specialty finance sector. He also gained experience working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on the bank supervision and regulation team. He received a BS in Finance from Rutgers University School of Business.
Mr. Hocker founded Penn Capital in 1987 and serves as Chief Executive Officer, guiding overall portfolio strategy. His investing and institutional non-investment grade corporate lending experience spans over 40 years. While serving as a Partner for Delaware Investment Advisors (DIA) from 1977 to 1987, he was responsible for building the investment side of DIA’s fixed income operation. During this period, Mr. Hocker developed and managed one of the nation’s first high yield mutual funds, the Delchester High Yield Bond Fund. He also served as the first high yield bond manager for several institutional clients including General Motors, State of Vermont Teachers Retirement Association, and Colorado Fire and Police.
Prior to DIA, Mr. Hocker trained as a corporate lender and supported key senior lenders at Provident National Bank, which is now PNC Bank, a top 20 US Banking institution. He later rose to serve as head of the investment division. Mr. Hocker also founded and served as CEO of Covenant Bank, a NJ based regional bank which grew to 16 branches and $500m in deposits before being acquired by First Union in 1997.
He and his wife, Marcia Hocker, are the founders of the Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation which provides scholarship opportunities to less fortunate, deserving Greater Philadelphia-area elementary and high school students who have demonstrated leadership abilities, academic success, commitment to the community, and need financial support. Mr. Hocker received both his BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the Kogod School of Business at American University.
Key Fund Documents
- Fund Factsheet
- Fund Holdings
- SAI (Statement of Additional Information)
- Institutional Share Class Application
- Institutional Share Class IRA Application
- Institutional Share Class Entity Account Application
- IRA Transfer Form
- IRA Distribution Form
- Annual Report
- Semi-Annual Report
- Certification of Beneficial Owners Form for Entities
- Mutual Funds Redemption Form
All investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal. The Fund invests in ETFs and is therefore subject to the same risks as the underlying securities in which the ETF invests as well as entails higher expenses than if invested into the underlying ETF directly. As interest rates rise the value of bond prices will decline. Credit risk refers to the loss in the value of a security based on a default in the payment of principal and/or interest of the security, or the perception of the market of such default. High-yield bonds have a higher risk of default or other adverse credit events, but have the potential to pay higher earnings over investment grade bonds. The value of convertible securities tends to decline as interest rates rise and, because of the conversion feature, tends to vary with fluctuations in the market value of the underlying securities. Bank loans in which the Fund may invest have similar risks to below investment grade fixed income securities. In the event of the insolvency of an agent bank, a loan could be subject to settlement risk as well as the risk of interruptions in the administrative duties performed in the day to day administration of the loan. The Fund invests in foreign securities and ADRs, which involves certain risks such as currency volatility, political and social instability and reduced market liquidity.
The performance data quoted here represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance information quoted. To obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end please call 844-302-PENN (7366).
BEFORE INVESTING YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE FUND’S INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES. THIS AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE PROSPECTUS AND STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, COPIES OF WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 844-302-PENN (7366). PLEASE READ THE PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU INVEST.
Inception date: 11/30/2015. Performance reflects total returns, represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal values may fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown. All returns assume reinvestment of all dividend and capital gain distributions. Performance reflects the deduction of all actual fees and expenses of the related accounts during the periods shown and not the fees and expenses payable by the Penn Capital Defensive Floating Rate Income Fund. Penn Capital mutual funds are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC (Foreside), which is not affiliated with Penn Capital or any of its affiliates. Penn Capital mutual funds are available to U.S. residents only.
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