The High Yield investment strategy seeks high current income and, when consistent with its primary objective, capital appreciation through investment in fixed-income securities rated below investment grade. The TIAA team believes the attractiveness of high-yield securities comes from income returns, rather than from short-term price movements.
The High Yield investment team employs a fundamental research approach that focuses on looking at individual companies' historical cash flows, particularly over a variety of different industries and credit cycles. The strategy’s credit exposure is carefully managed through a rigorous analysis of borrowers and their ongoing cash flow characteristics. To further help reduce risk, the TIAA team also seeks to primarily invest in established companies with predictable cash flows.
High Yield portfolios are subject to certain risks such as market and investment style risk. Fixed-income investments are subject to certain risks such as interest rate, inflation, and credit risks. High-yield fixed-income securities, also known as “junk bonds,” are considered speculative, involve greater risk for default and tend to be more volatile than investment-grade fixed-income securities.
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