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04.15.2014 RidgeWorth Seix Floating Rate High Income Fund – 1st Quarter 2014

George Goudelias, senior portfolio manager at Seix Investment Advisors, discusses the performance of the bank loan market in the first quarter of 2014 and notes opportunities in the energy and broadcast sectors going forward. Play

04.15.2014 RidgeWorth Short-Term Municipal Bond and Municipal Bond Funds - 1st Quarter 2014

Ron Schwartz, portfolio manager with StableRiver Capital Management, discusses the strong performance of the short-term municipal and municipal market in the first quarter and notes the potential for more demand and less supply in the second quarter,... Play

Multi-Sector Absolute Return

Search for Yield in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Institutional investors around the globe are challenged to find income to reach investment and spending targets, without taking on undue risk. Our Multi-Sector Absolute Return Strategy is an actively managed response for investing in a low yield environment.

The strategy allows us the flexibility to actively use and rotate among fixed income sectors (including U.S. investment grade, high yield bond, leveraged loans and non-U.S. bonds), taking advantage of relative value to enhance portfolio yield, while avoiding risks associated with using only one sector. The allocation decision and review is based on an analysis of macroeconomic and microeconomic themes and an assessment of the relative value of each sector.

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Review of First Quarter 2014

Latest Perspective Déjà Vu All Over Again

Remember that so-called "bloodbath" in the bond market in 2013? Well the first quarter of 2014 nearly recouped the entire 2013 loss. Using the Barclays Aggregate Index as a proxy for the investment grade bond market, 2013 saw investors suffer through a -2.02% total return - only the third negative outcome since 1980. The first quarter saw the Index produce +1.84% in total return as the longer end of the curve moved lower in yield, despite the traditional expectation that rates would only rise in the new year.

Fortunately for the growth bulls, the quarter from a fundamental economic standpoint has been granted a "do over" from market participants...
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