Fund news

FS Credit Income Fund Announces Increase to Distribution Rate

April 4, 2023

PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2023 – FS Investments, a leading alternative asset manager with over $35 billion in assets under management, today announced that FS Credit Income Fund will increase its distribution for all share classes. This is effective with the payment of the quarterly distribution on April 3, 2023. FS Credit Income Fund, or the “Fund,” is an alternative credit strategy sub-advised by GoldenTree Asset Management, an employee-owned asset management firm with nearly $50 billion in assets under management and an over 22-year track record.

The annualized distribution rate for Class I shares will increase to 7.52% based on the NAV per Class I share as of March 31, 2023, representing a 17% increase.1 More information regarding the distribution rate increase can be found in the Form 8-K filed on April 4, 2023.

“The higher interest rate environment, coupled with the Fund’s continued strong fundamental performance, has driven our ability to increase the distribution for shareholders,” said Michael Forman, Chairman and CEO of FS Investments. “Amid challenging market conditions, we believe the Fund offers a compelling investment opportunity given its flexibility to adjust asset allocations and strategy across economic cycles.”

Lee Kruter, Partner and Head of Performing Credit at GoldenTree, noted, “We have a long history of delivering top quartile performance to clients with attractive levels of current income. We are excited about the current opportunity set and will continue to leverage our significant experience and robust investment process to help clients meet their portfolio objectives.”  

FS Credit Income Fund invests across a broad universe of high-yielding asset classes, sectors and capital structures to capture the best relative value opportunities in event-driven and opportunistic credit to seek to generate an attractive level of income and capital appreciation.

The Fund leverages GoldenTree’s deep credit expertise to invest in performing credit opportunities that are often outside the scope of traditional, liquid strategies and market indexes, including structured credit, non-rated assets, issuers outside of the U.S, and other idiosyncratic opportunities. The Fund’s dynamic and flexible approach capitalizes on dislocations across market environments, driving attractive outperformance to index-constrained credit strategies.

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 has 350 employees and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in New York, NY, Orlando, FL and Leawood, KS.

About GoldenTree Asset Management

GoldenTree is a 100% employee-owned, global asset management firm that specializes in opportunities across the credit universe in sectors such as high yield bonds, leveraged loans, private credit, distressed debt, structured products, emerging markets, private equity and credit-themed equities. GoldenTree was founded in 2000 by Steve Tananbaum and is one of the largest independent, global credit asset managers. GoldenTree manages nearly $50 billion for institutional investors, including leading public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. GoldenTree has over 280 employees, with offices in New York, West Palm Beach, Charlotte, London, Dublin, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Dubai. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

Melanie Hemmert

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. 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 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 1000, 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.

View disclosures

  • The annualized distribution rate shown is expressed as a percentage equal to the projected annualized distribution amount per share (which is calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly cash distribution per Class I share declared as of the date indicated, without compounding), divided by the fund’s net asset value per Class I share as of the date indicated. The annualized distribution rate shown may be rounded. The payment of future distributions on FS Credit Income Fund’s common shares is subject to the discretion of FS Credit Income Fund’s board of trustees and applicable legal restrictions and, therefore, there can be no assurance as to the amount or timing of any such future distributions. The determination of the tax attributes of FS Credit Income Fund’s distributions is made annually at the end of the calendar year, and a determination made on an interim basis may not be representative of the actual tax attributes of FS Credit Income Fund’s distributions for a full year. The actual tax characteristics of distributions to shareholders are reported to shareholders annually on Form 1099-DIV. The Fund may pay distributions in significant part from sources that may not be available in the future and that are unrelated to the Fund’s performance, such as return of capital or borrowings. For the 12 months ended December 31, 2022, 100% of FS Credit Income Fund’s distributions were funded through ordinary income.

Search our site