New York, February 15, 2019 – FS Credit Income Fund, a closed-end interval fund advised by FS Investments and sub-advised by GoldenTree Asset Management, was named Best High Yield Fund1 at the 2019 Alt Credit Intelligence US Performance Awards. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, February 12 in New York.
The awards recognize and reward hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and alternative credit firms that have outperformed their peers over the past 12 months. Shortlisted entries were judged by a panel of top investors and investment consultants, with winners chosen based on criteria including overall net performance, risk-adjusted performance and AUM, alongside investor attitudes toward the fund.
“We are pleased that FS Credit Income Fund was recognized as the Best High Yield Fund in a competitive category at the Alt Credit Intelligence US Performance Awards,” said Daniel Picard, Head of Product Development at FS Investments. “Since its launch in 2017, FS Credit Income Fund has been delivering attractive returns to investors with its actively managed, flexible strategy that seeks to access differentiated sources of income2 by focusing on credit investments beyond the scope of a traditional ‘core’ fixed income portfolio. We are proud to partner with GoldenTree on this fund.”
About FS Investments
FS Investments is a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals and institutions design better portfolios. The firm provides access to alternative sources of income and growth, and focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency.
FS Investments is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in New York, NY, Orlando, FL, and Washington, DC. Visit www.fsinvestments.com to learn more.
GoldenTree is an employee-owned, global asset management firm that specializes in opportunities across the credit universe in sectors such as high yield bonds, leveraged loans, distressed debt, structured products, emerging markets, private equity and credit-themed equities. GoldenTree was founded in 2000 and is one of the largest independent asset managers focused on credit. GoldenTree manages approximately $28 billion for institutional investors including leading public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. For more information, please visit www.goldentree.com.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance or operations of FS Credit Income Fund (the “Fund”). Words such as “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some of these factors are enumerated in the filings the Fund makes with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Fund undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The Fund’s investment objective is to provide attractive total returns, which will include current income and capital appreciation. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to achieve its investment objective.
An investment in the Fund involves a high degree of risk and may be considered speculative. Investors are advised to consider the investment objectives, risk and charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The Fund’s prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. Investors may obtain a copy of the Fund’s prospectus free of charge at www.fsinvestments.com or by contacting FS Investments at 201 Rouse Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19112 or by phone at 877-628-8575. Investors should read and carefully consider all information found in the Fund’s prospectus and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission before investing.
Securities offered through ALPS Distributors, Inc. (1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80203, member FINRA), the distributor of the Fund. FS Investment Solutions, LLC is an affiliated broker-dealer that serves as the exclusive wholesale marketing agent for the Fund. FS Investment Solutions, LLC and ALPS Distributors, Inc. are not affiliated.
Investing in the Fund involves risk, including the risk that a shareholder may receive little or no return on their investment or that a shareholder may lose part or all of their investment. The Fund expects most of its investments to be in securities that are rated below investment grade or would be rated below investment grade if they were rated. Below investment grade instruments are particularly susceptible to economic downturns compared to higher rated investments. The Fund is subject to interest rate risk and will decline in value as interest rates rise. The Fund may use leverage to achieve its investment objective, which involves risks, including the likelihood of NAV volatility and the risk that fluctuations in interest rates on borrowings will reduce the return to investors. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, investing in international and emerging markets involves risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuations in currency values, differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. The Fund may invest in derivatives, which, depending on market conditions and the type of derivative, are more volatile than other investments and will magnify the Fund’s gains or losses. An investment in shares should be considered only by investors who can assess and bear the illiquidity and other risks associated with such an investment.
No secondary market is expected to develop for the Fund’s common shares; liquidity for the common shares will be provided only through quarterly repurchase offers for no less than 5% and no more than 25% of the common shares at net asset value, and there is no guarantee that an investor will be able to sell all the common shares that the investor desires to sell in the repurchase offer. Due to these restrictions, an investor should consider an investment in the Fund to be of limited liquidity.
1 FS Credit Income Fund was selected as the winner from among four shortlisted nominated funds, which self-submitted for consideration.
2 Differentiated sources of income refers to non-core fixed income investments (including, but not limited to, emerging market government debt, high yield bonds, emerging market corporate debt and structured products). The yield of these investments may be higher than those of core fixed income investments (including, but not limited to, U.S. Treasuries, investment grade corporate bonds and U.S. municipal bonds). Investing in non-core asset classes may carry increased risk as compared to core fixed income assets, including credit risk and liquidity risk.