Bill Miller IV, portfolio manager of the Miller Income Fund, believes in the potential of undervalued yield.
He uses a value lens to source and capitalize on differentiated opportunities in the market to pursue a dual objective of income and capital appreciation.
In this 20 min Q&A, we dive into a number of topics, including how his time at McKinsey helps him think as a portfolio manager, why we started the Income Strategy, how we define attractive value, and the opportunities in equities and income.
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Basis point (bps) is one hundredth of one percent. ESG stands for environmental, social and governance. The Fund seeks to exploit behavioral tendencies including the rising trend in ESG investing. Current yield represents the distributed net investment income plus any returned capital for the period, annualized and divided by the net asset value per share at the end of the period. Par means face value. EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is a calculation of a company’s financial health. Free cash flow is earnings before depreciation, amortization, and non-cash charges minus maintenance capital expenditures. A coupon is the annual interest rate paid on a bond. Cash flow models plan and forecast the sources and uses of cash. Margin of safety describes purchasing a security when we believe the market price is significantly below its intrinsic value.
Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. Equity securities are subject to price fluctuation and possible loss of principal. Small- and mid-cap stocks involve greater risks and volatility than large-cap stocks. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are closely linked to the performance of the real estate markets. REITs are subject to illiquidity, credit and interest rate risks, and risks associated with small and mid-cap investments. Asset-backed, mortgage-backed or mortgage-related securities are subject to prepayment and extension risks. Investments in MLP securities are subject to unique risks, including the risks of MLPs and the energy sector, including the risks of declines in energy and commodity prices, decreases in energy demand, adverse weather conditions, natural or other disasters, changes in government regulation, and changes in tax laws. Short selling is a speculative strategy. Unlike the possible loss on a security that is purchased, there is no limit on the amount of loss on an appreciating security that is sold short. International investments are subject to special risks, including currency fluctuations and social, economic and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Fixed-income securities involve interest rate, credit, inflation, and reinvestment risks; and possible loss of principal. As interest rates rise, the value of fixed-income securities falls. High yield bonds are subject to greater price volatility, illiquidity, and the possibility of default. As a nondiversified Fund, it is permitted to invest a higher percentage of its assets in any one issuer than a diversified fund, which may magnify the Fund’s losses from events affecting a particular issuer. Derivatives, such as options and futures, can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. The value approach to investing involves the risk that stocks may remain undervalued. Value stocks may underperform the overall equity market while the market concentrates on growth stocks. Investing in ETFs are subject to additional risks that do not apply to conventional mutual funds, including the risks that the market price of the shares may trade at a discount to its net asset value (NAV), an active secondary trading market may not develop or be maintained, or trading may be halted by the exchange in which they trade, which may impact a Fund’s ability to sell its shares.
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