XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust Announces Portfolio Management Change
XAI Octagon 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.