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Business credit markets are about to enter the summer at a busy three-lane intersection, and senior lending is the center of attention. The ripple effects of COVID-19 and its closing challenges on issuer fundamentals are coming from one side, while the bazooka of unprecedented support for monetary and fiscal policies comes from the opposite side. However, a third approach introduces volatile asset values, suggesting increased uncertainty but also better prospects for returns for investors. Eaton Vance believes senior / secured business loans represent an opportunity for clients, but charting a thoughtful course is essential to navigate the waters ahead.

Join this free webcast to find out how the business lending market is resisting this new capital market regime, getting the information and perspective you need to consider the implications of investments for your clients by 2020 and beyond. You will discover :

  • How sub-investment grade companies behave in this environment
  • Current loan evaluations: coupons, discounts and elements taken into account for defaults
  • A Plethora of Special Topics: Hotspots in the COVID Loan Market | Understanding CLOs | The role of LIBOR
  • And more…

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Featured Speakers:

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

Andrew Sveen is Vice President of Eaton Vance Management, Co-Director of Bank Lending and Portfolio Manager in the Eaton Vance Floating Rate Loans team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the company’s variable rate lending 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 Lending Operations and Capital Markets. Prior to joining Eaton Vance, he worked as a corporate lending manager at State Street Bank.

Andrew holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester. He holds the CFA title. Andrew is 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 Vice President of Eaton Vance Management and Portfolio Manager and Analyst on the Eaton Vance Floating Rate Loans team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the company’s variable rate lending strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2003.

Ralph began his career in the investment management industry in 1997. Prior to joining Eaton Vance, he was Vice President of Citizens Bank’s Communications Lending Division and its Credit Education Program and Head of Loans at the State Street Bank.

Ralph holds a BA from Bates College and an MBA, with distinction, from the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the CFA Society Boston and holder of the CFA charter.

Christophe remington| Director of Income Products and Portfolio Strategy, Institutional Portfolio Manager | Eaton Vance Management

Christopher Remington is Vice President of Eaton Vance Management, Director of Product and Portfolio Strategy for Income and Credit Mandates and Institutional Portfolio Manager for Eaton Vance Floating Rate Lending Strategies. Chris is responsible for market research and analysis, advancing the company’s managed strategies through thoughtful investment communications and insight into the credit markets. He joined Eaton Vance in 2008.

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

Chris obtained a BS in Economics and an MBA in Finance. He graduated from Clark University. His commentary has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Money Management, Dow Jones Newswire, FundFire, and SmartMoney, among other major financial media.

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