Symphony Asset Management Provides Senior Loan Update

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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 9, 2018) - Investors and investment advisors are invited to listen to a recorded update call, hosted by Larry Holzenthaler of Symphony Asset Management (“Symphony”) (TSX:SSF.UN). Symphony discusses some of the recent trends in the U.S. senior loan and high yield markets, along with providing commentary on US economic growth. A link to the presentation recorded on January 5, 2017 has been posted to the Brompton Funds website at the following link:

Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund (the “Fund”) invests primarily in floating-rate senior loans, which are the most senior corporate obligations of a borrower, and are secured by the borrower’s assets. Senior loans have a first-priority secured claim on repayment, ahead of bonds and equity. Symphony believes that senior loan credit fundamentals remain strong as U.S. economic growth remains intact and corporate default rates are expected to remain low.

U.S. short-term interest rates (as commonly measured by 3-month LIBOR) were at all-time lows in 2014, but have increased significantly since that time1, and are expected to increase further in the future. Senior loans feature floating rate interest payments which are linked to US short-term rates; this feature may help investors avoid the negative performance that fixed-rate bonds may experience during periods of rising interest rates.

The Fund is available for purchase on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SSF.UN.

About Brompton Funds

Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with approximately $2 billion in assets under management. Brompton’s investment solutions include TSX traded funds, mutual funds and flow-through limited partnerships. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton’s investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email or visit our website at

About Symphony

Symphony Asset Management LLC is the investment manager of Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund. Backed by an institutional-calibre integrated credit platform and supported by a 21-member team of experienced credit investment professionals, Symphony manages approximately US$16.2 billion in senior loans and has approximately US$19.9 billion in total assets under management, as at November 30, 2017. Funds sub-advised by Symphony have achieved the top Lipper ranking for ten-year performance as at November 30, 20172 for the senior loan asset class. Symphony is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Nuveen LLC, which is a subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America.

1) Source: Thomson Reuters Datastream as at December 14, 2017

2) Source: Lipper November 30, 2017 Monthly Report provided to Nuveen, LLC. Rankings should not be construed as a statement of client experience or endorsement.

Annual Performance* 1-Yr 3-Yr 5-Yr S.I.**
Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund – Class A 3.4% 4.4% 4.8% 6.3%
Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund – Class U 3.6% 4.2% 4.4% 5.9%
Senior Loan Index*** 4.2% 4.5% 4.3% 5.0%
* Returns are for the periods ended December 31, 2017
** Inception Date: November 1, 2011
*** Represents the Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index

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