DDJ Opportunistic High Yield Fund

Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is overall total return consisting of a high level of current income together with long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund

The Fund pursues its investment objective by seeking to outperform the broader high yield market over a complete credit cycle. The “credit cycle” is a cyclical event that generally occurs over a several year timeframe as access to credit increases or decreases for borrowers. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective mainly by investing in high yield fixed income securities with a focus on “middle market” issuers in the United States and, to a lesser extent, Canada. DDJ considers middle market companies to be those with normalized earnings before interest, tax and depreciation (“EBITDA”) in the range of $20-250 million. DDJ believes that the flexibility to invest, sell, and reinvest throughout the capital structure of an issuer (and in particular, in both more senior bank loans and more junior high yield bonds) will enable DDJ to tailor its investment approach to the specific credit-related circumstances of that issuer as they may change from time to time and thereby select the most attractive opportunities for the Fund.

The Fund intends to invest a substantial amount of its assets in credit instruments that are rated below investment grade by some or all relevant independent rating agencies, including Moody’s Investors Service, Standard and Poor’s Rating Services and Fitch Ratings. Additionally, certain other high yield securities may be unrated by rating agencies, but determined by DDJ to be of similar quality as other below investment grade bonds and credit instruments and accordingly purchased for investment by the Fund. The Fund does not have a percentage limitation on investing in securities that are rated below investment grade.

High yield fixed income securities include high yield corporate bonds (commonly known as “junk bonds”), senior loans, convertible bonds, preferred stock, and other types of debt instruments (including, without limitation, unregistered (Rule 144A) securities, floating and variable rate securities and other restricted fixed income securities to the extent permitted by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”)). In addition, the Fund may also purchase equity securities or otherwise hold positions in equity or other assets that the Fund receives as part of a reorganization process of a high yield issuer, and may hold those assets until such time as DDJ believes that a disposition is most advantageous. From time to time, the Fund may make investments in distressed or defaulted securities or in issuers that are in bankruptcy. The Fund does not have any maturity or duration requirements. However, the Fund typically targets securities that, on average, have a shorter maturity and duration than the maturity and duration of broad-based high yield market indices generally. In making these investments, DDJ will seek to purchase instruments that DDJ believes are undervalued and offer a compelling risk/reward ratio. Specifically, DDJ’s investment process attempts to exploit inefficiencies in the high yield credit markets by adhering to a disciplined, bottom-up, fundamentally-oriented investment process with a strict adherence to downside protection. This process applies value investing principles through exhaustive research coupled with financial, structural and legal analysis, including a review of bankruptcy law considerations where applicable. The foundation of this investment process is to derive an accurate, real-time valuation of a target company, and only invest in securities of that company’s capital structure that offer a significant margin of safety coupled with strong total return potential. By utilizing such a fundamental, bottom-up approach to investing, DDJ seeks to add value first and foremost through security selection.

DDJ intends to manage a relatively concentrated portfolio typically comprising between 60-80 issuers and 80-100 issues. The Fund has adopted an investment policy providing that under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of the value of its assets (net assets plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in high yield fixed income securities.


Cumulative as of 11/30/2017 1 month 3 month 1 year YTD Since Inception*
Class Institutional (NAV) -0.66% 0.79% 11.77% 9.63% 20.48%
BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Non-Financial Index (H0NF)1 -0.31% 0.96% 9.09% 6.97% 16.66%
Class I (NAV) -0.67% 0.87% 11.85% 9.73% 20.40%
BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Non-Financial Index (H0NF)1 -0.31% 0.96% 9.09% 6.97% 16.66%
Class II (NAV) -0.63% 0.85% 11.55% 9.46% 19.68%
BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Non-Financial Index (H0NF)1 -0.31% 0.96% 9.09% 6.97% 16.66%
Quarterly as of 09/30/2017 1 month 3 month 1 year YTD Since Inception*
Class Institutional (NAV) 0.42% 2.22% 11.77% 9.23% 20.04%
BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Non-Financial Index (H0NF)1 0.92% 2.04% 9.09% 6.93% 16.62%
Class I (NAV) 0.51% 2.16% 11.85% 9.34% 19.97%
BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Non-Financial Index (H0NF)1 0.92% 2.04% 9.09% 6.93% 16.62%
Class II (NAV) 0.48% 2.13% 11.55% 9.06% 19.25%
BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Non-Financial Index (H0NF)1 0.92% 2.04% 9.09% 6.93% 16.62%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and the principal value of the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. Please call 1-844-363-4898 for current month end performance.

*Fund Inception is 7/16/2015

Institutional Class: Gross Expense Ratio - 5.19% †, Net Expense Ratio- 0.79% †, Redemption Fee- 1.00% as of 1/28/2017

Class I: Gross Expense Ratio - 5.10% †, Net Expense Ratio- 0.89% †, Redemption Fee- 1.00% as of 1/28/2017

Class II: Gross Expense Ratio - 6.18% †, Net Expense Ratio- 1.14% †, Redemption Fee- 1.00% as of 1/28/2017

1The BofA Merrill Lynch US Non-Financial High Yield Index is a subset of The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index excluding all securities of financial issuers.

DDJ Capital Management, LLC (the “Adviser”) has contractually agreed to limit the amount of the Fund’s Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses, exclusive of Distribution and Service (12b-1) fees, Shareholder Servicing expenses, brokerage expenses, interest expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses, to an annual rate of 0.79% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for each of the Class I, Class II and Institutional Class shares, respectively. This agreement is in effect through January 31, 2018. The Adviser will be permitted to recover, on a class-by-class basis, expenses it has borne through the agreement described above to the extent that the Fund’s expenses in later periods fall below the annual rate set forth above. The Fund will not be obligated to pay any such deferred fees and expenses more than three years after the end of the fiscal year in which the fees and expense were deferred. The Adviser may not discontinue this waiver without the approval by the Fund’s Board of Trustees.

as a percentage of amount redeemed within 60 days of purchase


Holdings as of 10/31/2017, Subject to change

Security Symbol Weight
Cleaver-Brooks Inc.185401AD3.91%
Foresight Energy LLC / Foresight Energy345525AE3.52%
Tenet Healthcare Corp.88033GCN3.12%
U.S. Renal Care Inc. - Term Loan (Second Lien)8927-2002.76%
Berlin Packaging LLC - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)1075-2002.74%
Century Aluminum Co.156431AK2.72%
American Tire Distributors Inc.00214TAA2.70%
TransDigm Inc.893647BB2.64%
Alliant Holdings Intermediate LLC016094AA2.62%
Fairmount Santrol Inc. (Fairmount Minerals Ltd.) - New Tranche B-2 Term Loan6121-2002.56%

Holdings as of 09/30/2017, Subject to change

Security Symbol Weight
Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.185401AD3.96%
Foresight Energy LLC / Foresight Energy345525AE3.50%
Tenet Healthcare Corp.88033GCN3.23%
U.S. Renal Care, Inc. - Term Loan (Second Lien)8927-2002.79%
Berlin Packaging LLC - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)1075-2002.75%
American Tire Distributors, Inc.00214TAA2.74%
Century Aluminum Co.156431AK2.73%
TransDigm, Inc.893647BB2.68%
Alliant Holdings Intermediate LLC016094AA2.64%
Fairmount Santrol, Inc. (Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.) - New Tranche B-2 Term Loan6121-2002.58%
National Vision, Inc. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)5767-2002.50%
Opal Acquisition, Inc.68347TAG2.49%
SESI LLC78412FAP2.36%
Hexion, Inc.428302AA2.35%
Optimas OE Solutions Holding LLC / Optimas OE Solutions, Inc.68403UAA2.32%
Ten-x Llc Tl 2l9561-2002.24%
Short Term & Other Net Assets2.13%
Surgery Center Holdings, Inc.86881WAA2.10%
Real Alloy Holding, Inc.75583RAA2.06%
Parq Holdings, Ltd. - Closing Date Term Loan (First Lien)2019-2002.00%
Evergreen Skills Lux S.A.R.L. - Initial Term Loan (First Lien)6501-2001.97%
Lanai Holdings III, Inc. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)7128-2001.96%
Getty Images, Inc. - Initial Term Loan6129-2001.93%
Urban One, Inc.75040PAQ1.90%
HRG Group, Inc.40434JAC1.89%
Heartland Dental, LLC - Term Loan (Second Lien)7239-2001.89%
Optima Specialty Steel, Inc.68403RAJ1.82%
Opal Acquisition, Inc.68347TAJ1.79%
Calpine Corp.131347CF1.77%
Optima Specialty Steel, Inc. - DIP Loan000OPT001.74%
Packaging Coordinators Midco, Inc. - Term Loan (Second Lien)3183-2001.73%
BCPE Eagle Buyer LLC - Term Loan (Second Lien)1058-2001.50%
Xerium Technologies, Inc.98416JAE1.42%
NVA Holdings, Inc. - Term Loan (Second Lien)0045-2001.38%
Peak 10 Holding Corp. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)7188-2001.38%
DexKo Global, Inc. - Term B Loan (Second Lien)6460-2001.37%
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.34984VAB1.25%
Evergreen Skills Lux S.A.R.L. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)6503-2001.23%
Avantor Performance Materials Holdings, LLC - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)1216-2001.22%
Material Sciences Corp.00MSC001.21%
PFS Holdings Corporation - Term Loan (Second Lien)4883-2001.18%
Genoa Healthcare - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)5740-2001.15%
MH Sub I, LLC (Micro Holding Corp.) - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)8015-2001.12%
Parfums Holding Company, Inc. -Term Loan (Second Lien)6000-2001.10%
Resolute Energy Corp.76116AAB1.02%
Focus Financial Partners, LLC - Term Loan (Second Lien)4227-2001.01%
Truck Hero, Inc. - Term Loan (Second Lien)3496-2001.01%
Patterson Medical Holdings, Inc. Tlb7127-2000.97%
PharMerica Corp. - Term Loan (Second Lien)7958-2000.88%
KUEHG Corp. (MergerSub, Inc.) - Tranche B Term Loan (Second Lien)7944-2000.87%
Engineered Machinery Holdings, Inc. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)6939-2000.78%
Lully Finance S.A.R.L. (Lully Finance) - Initial Term B-1 Loan (Second Lien)6801-2000.72%
Utex Industries, Inc. - Initial Loan (Second Lien)7138-2000.56% Operations, Inc. - Term Loan (Second Lien)5367-2000.53%
TierPoint LLC - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)3283-2000.51%
Optiv, Inc. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)8909-2000.46%
SRS Distribution, Inc. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)3035-2000.38%
New Arclin U.S. Holding Corp. - Second Lien Term Loan0204-2000.38%
Jones Energy Holdings LLC / Jones Energy Finance Corp.48019TAE0.21%
Jones Energy Holdings LLC / Jones Energy Finance Corp.48019TAB0.20%
Miami Valley Steel Services, Inc. - Term LoanAMI-2000.16%
Opal Acquisition, Inc. - Term B Loan3832-2000.12%
Engineered Machinery Holdings, Inc. - Initial Term Loan (Second Lien)7184-2000.09%
Material Sciences Corp., Strike Price: $0.01, Expires 06/22/202200MSC0020.09%


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