XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces Portfolio Management Change
XAI Octagon (News - Alert) Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust (the "Trust") (NYSE: XFLT), a diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective to seek attractive total return with an emphasis on income generation across multiple stages of the credit cycle, has announced today portfolio management changes.
Effective February 14, 2020, Gretchen M. Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors and a member of the firm's Investment Committee, serves as lead portfolio manager of the Trust. Ms. Lam is supported by a team of Octagon investment professionals in the day-to-day management of the Trust's portfolio, including fellow Investment Committee members Andrew D. Gordon (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer), Michael B. Nechamkin (Senior Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer) and Lauren B. Law (Portfolio Manager).
About XA Investments
XA Investments LLC ("XAI") serves as the Trust's investment adviser. XAI is a Chicago-based firm founded by XMS Capital Partners in April, 2016. XAI believes that the investing public can benefit from new vehicles to access a broad range of alternative investment strategies and managers. XAI provides individual investors with access to institutional-caliber alternative managers. For more information, please visit www.xainvestments.com.
About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston, London and Dublin. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.
About Octagon Credit Investors
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC ("Octagon") serves as the Trust's investment sub-adviser. Octagon is a 25-year old, below investment grade corporate credit investment adviser based in New York with $25.5 billion in assets under management. Octagon focuses on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and structured credit investments. Through fundamental credit analysis and active portfolio management, Octagon's investment team identifies attractive relative value opportunities across below investment grade asset classes, sectors and issuers. Octagon's investment philosophy and methodology encourage and rely upon dynamic internal communication to capitalize on actionable investment opportunities and manage portfolio risk. Over its history, the firm has applied a disciplined, repeatable and scalable approach in its effort to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors. For more information, please visit www.octagoncredit.com.
The Trust, XAI and Octagon do not provide tax advice; consult a professional tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation. Income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as the federal alternative minimum tax.
Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of the Trust carefully before investing. There is no assurance that a closed-end fund will achieve its investment objective. Common shares are bought on the secondary market and may trade at a discount or premium to NAV. Regular brokerage commissions apply.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.
This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "anticipate," and similar terms and the negatives of such terms. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many factors that could materially affect the Trust's actual results are the performance of the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, the conditions in the U.S. and international financial and other markets, the price at which Common Shares trade in the public markets and other factors discussed in the Trust's prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and to be discussed in the Trust's periodic filings with the SEC (News - Alert).
Although the Trust and XAI believe that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The Trust's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. Except for the Trust's ongoing obligations under the federal securities laws, the Trust does not intend, and the Trust undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.
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