Seeks long-term total return while striving to generate current income.
A value-oriented and research-driven process that combines bottom-up research with DoubleLine's macroeconomic views. This method leverages the team's expertise and knowledge in investing in infrastructure-related debt.
Infrastructure debt finances projects, assets or companies that provide essential services in strategic sectors of the economy. Investments can include debt that finances airports, toll roads and renewable energy as well as debt secured by infrastructure-related assets such as aircraft, rolling stock (vehicles that operate on tracks, including powered and unpowered vehicles) and telecom towers.
Why Infrastructure-Related Debt?
Infrastructure debt is a nascent investment opportunity. Commercial banks, traditionally the sector’s largest lenders, have reduced their exposure, creating a funding gap. Investors in this emerging asset class can potentially benefit from its strong underlying fundamentals, and historically lower default rates and higher recovery rates than traditional corporates. DoubleLine strives to obtain the benefits of the asset class by combining infrastructure bonds with infrastructure asset-backed securities.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance current to the most recent month-end may be obtained by calling (213) 633-8200 or by visiting www.doubleline.com.
The performance information shown assumes the reinvestment of all dividends and distributions. Returns of less than one year are not annualized. While the fund is no-load, management fees and other expenses still apply. Index returns reflect no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes. Please refer to the prospectus for further details.
Mr. Hsu joined DoubleLine at its inception in 2009. He is a Portfolio Manager for the DoubleLine Total Return and ABS/Infrastructure Income strategies. Mr. Hsu is a permanent member of the Fixed Income Asset Allocation and Structured Products Committees. Prior to that, he was responsible for analysis and trading of structured products, where his focus included residential MBS and ABS transactions. Mr. Hsu’s responsibilities have also included structuring and negotiating terms on new-issue transactions and forming strategic partnerships with issuing entities in order to participate in key transactions. Prior to DoubleLine, he worked at TCW from 2002, where he focused on credit analysis for structured product securities and co-managed two structured product funds centered on debt and equity investments. During that time, Mr. Hsu was actively involved with portfolio management decisions and investment analysis, including reverse engineering complex CDO/CLO structures. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and is a CFA® charterholder.
Mr. Contes joined DoubleLine in 2013. He is Chairman of the ESG Advisory Committee and leads the firmwide ESG initiative and the DoubleLine ESG Investment Team. In addition, Mr. Contes is a Portfolio Manager on the Global Infrastructure Investments team. Previously, Mr. Contes was a Corporate Analyst responsible for the coverage of transportation, oil & gas, and petrochemical sectors for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income group. Prior to DoubleLine, he was a Corporate Research Analyst at ICE Canyon, where he contributed to the investment management of the firm’s three types of Emerging Markets and global vehicles: hedge fund (absolute return), index products (relative value) and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Previous to ICE Canyon, he was a Senior Bank Debt Specialist with Canyon Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for the settlement of foreign and distressed bank debt transactions. Prior to that, he was a Senior Fund Accountant with Mellon Financial Corporation, overseeing Emerging Markets Real Estate funds and Oil & Gas Debt and Royalty funds. Mr. Contes holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting & Finance from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a CFA® charterholder.
The fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The statutory and summary prospectus contain this and other important information about the investment company and may be obtained by calling (877) 354-6311 / (877) DLINE11, or downloading from the fund document library on this website. Read them carefully before investing.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
Sector allocations and fund holdings are subject to change at any time and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio holdings generally are made available 30 days after month-end by visiting www.doubleline.com. The source for the information in this report is DoubleLine Capital, which maintains its data on a trade date basis.
Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities.
Investments in lower-rated and non-rated securities present a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities.
Investments in ABS and MBS include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments.
The fund invests in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks are greater for investments in emerging markets.
The fund may use leverage which may cause the effect of an increase or decrease in the value of the portfolio securities to be magnified and the Fund to be more volatile than if leverage was not used.
Derivatives involve special risks including correlation, counterparty, liquidity, operational, accounting and tax risks. These risks, in certain cases, may be greater than the risks presented by more traditional investments.
Investing in ETFs involves additional risks such as 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.
The fund is non-diversified meaning it may concentrate its assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund. Therefore, the fund is more exposed to individual stock volatility than a diversified fund.
The value of the fund's infrastructure investments may be entirely dependent upon the successful development, construction, maintenance, renovation, enhancement or operation of infrastructure-related projects. Accordingly, the fund has significant exposure to adverse economic, regulatory, political, legal, demographic, environmental, and other developments affecting the success of the infrastructure investments in which it directly or indirectly invests.
DoubleLine Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.