An index based on market cap of the 500 largest companies having stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ.
Senior secured credit facilities that have a second priority lien on the assets that secure the first lien facilities.
Senior Notes are bonds that are contractually senior to Senior Subordinated Notes and any other junior debt.
High yield bonds that are contractually subordinated to any senior debt.
Senior Unsecured Notes are Senior Notes that are not backed by collateral.
Measures risk-adjusted returns by calculating the excess return (above the risk free rate) per unit of risk (standard deviation). The higher the ration, the better the risk-adjusted returns. The average three-month U.S. Treasury T-bill auction was used as the risk free rate in this material.
Measures the average deviations of return series from its meaning, and is often used as a measure of volatility/risk. A large standard deviation implies that there have been large swings in the return series of the manager.