Convertible arbitrage has evolved and is attractive currently because of the return/risk dynamics that it provides during volatile equity markets, in an environment of lower interest rates, vastly improved credits due to abundant liquidity, and lofty equity valuations.
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Disclosures Regarding Risk
Convertible bonds are subject to risks associated with both debt securities and equity securities. Debt securities are subject to credit risk. Credit risk relates to the ability of the issuer of a security to make interest and principal payments on the security as they become due. If the issuer fails to pay interest, income might be reduced, and if the issuer fails to repay principal, the value of that security and shares might be reduced. The values of debt securities are subject to change when prevailing interest rates change. As interest rates rise the value of bond prices will decline. Because investments in convertible bonds are convertible into common stock, the prices of investments in convertible securities are sensitive to events that affect the values of the issuer’s common stock.
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Forbes’ criteria (Best-In-State Wealth Advisors):
The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. The award list included Wellesley Asset Management’s CEO and President and Chief Investment Officer.
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