Bank loans finished a great year, ending 2023 up by +13.17% (as represented by the J.P. Morgan Leveraged Loan Index) after finishing 2022 down -0.63%. Over the two-year period, bank loans are up approximately +12%. Given this, it’s somewhat perplexing that many retail bank loan investors did not benefit from these higher yields. Retail redemptions in 2022 were -$12.7 billion, and in 2023, redemptions increased to -$17.7 billion.
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