Why We Like Unrated Convertibles

May 1, 2018 “We often like those credits,” says Eli Pars, Co-CIO, Head of Alternative Strategies and Co-Head of Convertible Strategies, Senior Co-Portfolio Manager, noting their position in the capital structure and their significant presence within the convertibles market.
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Video recorded 5/1/18.

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