Income Investing for a Rising Rate Environment

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

4:15 PM EDT | 1:15 PM PDT

60 minutes

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Advisors face two problems in today’s market: how to find yield in a low interest rate environment and how to protect against rising rates. Join experts from XA Investments and Octagon Credit Investors and learn ways to position clients’ portfolios to take advantage of rising rates. We’ll discuss the benefits of floating-rate loans and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and how best to access them.

Participants will learn about:

  • Rising Rates and Floating-Rate Credit—Floating-rate credit will fare better than traditional fixed income when interest rates rise.
  • Accessing Institutional Alternative Credit Strategies—Learn what to look for in these alternative investment opportunities and the importance of an experienced manager. 
  • CLO Debt and Equity Investments—See the portfolio benefits of CLOs by understanding their historical performance, current yields and correlations to traditional asset classes.

Kim and John will answer attendees’ questions during the webinar and will be available to continue the discussion on APViewpoint.


CFP Board® and IMCA® CE credit approved

The CFP Board® has accepted the LIVE program for one hour of CE credit towards the CFP® certification. If you provide the required information during the webinar registration process and stay for the entire session we will report your attendance to these organizations.

IMCA® has accepted this program for one hour of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CIMC® and CPWA® certifications. If you provide the required information during the webinar registration process and stay for the entire LIVE event we will report your attendance to IMCA®. If you watch the ON-DEMAND event please email us at [email protected] for the IMCA® webinar ID to self-report your attendance.


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Kimberly Flynn, CFA
Managing Director, Alternative Investments
XA Investments

Kim is a partner in the firm and responsible for all product and business development activities. Kim created the Alternative Registered Trust (ART) ™ platform at XA Investments in 2016 working in partnership with independent sub-advisers representing best-in-class alternative investment managers. Previously, Kim was Senior Vice President and Head of Product Development for Nuveen Investments’ Global Structured Products Group. In her 11 years at Nuveen, she helped developed over 40 closed-end funds raising ~$13 billion in capital. In her leadership role at Nuveen, Kim was responsible for asset raising activities through the development of new traditional and alternative investment funds including CEFs, ETFs, UITs and commodity pools. Kim received her MBA degree from Harvard University, where she was a William J. Carey scholar and president of the HBS Volunteers. Kim holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 registrations.

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John Dudzik
Managing Director, Head of Business and Product Development
Octagon Credit Investors

John joined Octagon in 2011 and serves as a Managing Director of business and product development. Together with Octagon’s senior officers, he is responsible for developing new products and developing and managing Octagon’s investor relationships. He possesses over 25 years of broad institutional asset management and wealth management experience. Prior to joining Octagon, John was an executive director at FrontPoint Partners. Prior to joining FrontPoint, John was a Principal and Head of Capital Development for Colchis Capital Management. He received a B.S. in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. John holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.

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Robert Huebscher
CEO and Founder
Advisor Perspectives

Robert Huebscher is the founder and CEO of Advisor Perspectives and serves as its editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively on topics including investment management, portfolio construction, financial planning and global economics.