Mutual funds investing in distressed debt



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On the flip side, 2009 has been a much better year for the fund. Third Avenue has been investing in distressed debt for many years in its other mutual funds, but now it is opening a bond fund to invest in a broad spectrum of troubled debt instruments.

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In the world of hedge fund investing ... While distressed-debt strategies returned about 2.5% in 2002, the style's 15-year average of 17.8% is actually better than the 11% for the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, 8.5% for the average equity mutual.

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Why Hedge Funds Love Distressed Debt
In general these forms can be broken into three methods: the bond market, mutual funds and the distressed firm itself ... but there are still plenty of ways for a regular investor to invest in distressed debt. After identifying distressed debt, the.

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Finding potential for debt in distress
Little cash has actually been drawn down to buy distressed debt thus far. "There have been a lot of funds raised," said Michael Embler, chief investment officer for the Mutual Series funds of Franklin Templeton. "Most of the money has not been deployed.

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and why exactly you would want to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds versus corporate debt, which many believe is more optimal because it provides a higher yield. The Problems with Bond Funds (Mutual Funds, ETFs, UITs, and CEFs) Many investors are using a.