Coronavirus & Corporate Credit: Charting a Course with Senior Loans

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Corporate credit markets are poised to enter summer at a busy three-way intersection, and senior loans are in focus. Ripple effects of COVID-19 and its shutdown challenges on issuer fundamentals enter from one direction, while the bazooka of unprecedented monetary and fiscal policy support arrives from the opposite side. Yet a third approach introduces volatile asset values, portending heightened uncertainty but also greater return prospects for investors. Eaton Vance believes senior/secured corporate loans signal opportunity for clients, yet charting a thoughtful course is key to navigating the waters ahead.

Join this complimentary webcast to learn how the corporate loan market is weathering this new regime for capital markets, gaining the information and perspective you need to consider investment implications for your clients in the balance of 2020 and beyond. You will learn about:

  • How sub-investment-grade companies are faring in this environment
  • Current loan valuations: Coupons, discounts and what’s “priced in” for defaults
  • A host of special topics: COVID loan market hot spots | Understanding CLOs | The role of LIBOR
  • And more…

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Featured Speakers:

Andrew Sveen| Co-Director of Floating-Rate Loans, Portfolio Manager | Eaton Vance Management

Andrew Sveen is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of bank loans and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s floating-rate loan team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s floating-rate loan strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 1999.

Andrew began his career in the investment management industry in 1995. Previously at Eaton Vance, he was director of loan trading and capital markets. Before joining Eaton Vance, he worked as a corporate lending officer at State Street Bank.

Andrew earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester. He is a CFA charterholder. Andrew serves as a member of the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA). His commentary has appeared in Bloomberg, Financial Times and Reuters.

Ralph Hinckley, CFA| Portfolio Manager, Senior Credit Analyst | Eaton Vance Management

Ralph Hinckley is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and portfolio manager and analyst on Eaton Vance’s floating-rate loan team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s floating-rate loan strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2003.

Ralph began his career in the investment management industry in 1997. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a vice president in the communications lending division of Citizens Bank and its credit training program and a lending officer at State Street Bank.

Ralph earned a B.A. from Bates College and an MBA, with honors, from Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the CFA Society Boston and is a CFA charterholder.

Christopher Remington| Director of Income Product & Portfolio Strategy, Institutional Portfolio Manager | Eaton Vance Management

Christopher Remington is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, director of product and portfolio strategy for income and credit mandates and an institutional portfolio manager for Eaton Vance floatingrate loan strategies. Chris is responsible for market research and analysis, advancing the firm’s managed strategies through thoughtful investment communications and insights on the credit markets. He joined Eaton Vance in 2008.

Chris began his career in the investment management industry in 2000. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was affiliated with Fidelity Investments as a fixed-income product specialist. He was responsible for product strategy, investment communications and client portfolio management for Fidelity’s suite of fixed-income investment capabilities. Prior to Fidelity, Chris was affiliated with Spelman & Company, where he was responsible for investment analytics and portfolio management.

Chris earned a B.S. in economics and an MBA in finance. He is a graduate of Clark University. His commentary has appeared in Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Money Management, Dow Jones Newswire, FundFire and SmartMoney, among other leading financial media outlets.