Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest



Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest (ISIN: DE000A2ADWF1) offers indirect access to a diversified portfolio of secured corporate loans (senior secured loans) by investing in CLO tranches with very high credit ratings (minimum rating of A-/A3). Investors are subject to significantly lower volatility and fewer drawdowns due to the high credit rating than with broader investments in CLOs. The Fund is also characterised by low interest rate sensitivity.




Fund data

Current fund data as of 10/29/2020

Currency EUR
Issue price 102.94
Redemption price 98.98
Fund volume 17,04 Mio.
Launch date 04 May 2017
Minimum investment amount 1,000
Distribution frequency 6annually
Portfolio managers Stamatia Hagenstein, Norbert Adam, Michael Hombach, Dr. Klaus Ripper
Administration fee 50,25 %
Subscription fee 4up to 4 %
  • Source: Lupus alpha; gross performance (BVI method): The gross performance considers all costs incurred at Fund level (e. g. management fee) and assumes reinvestment of any distributions. Costs incurred at customer level such as sales charge and securities account costs are not included. Unless otherwise specified, all indicated performance data show the gross performance. Please note: Past per-formance is not a reliable indicator for future performance.
  • Source: Lupus alpha; the net performance assumes a model calculation based on an invested amount of EUR 1,000, the maximum sales charge and a redemption charge (see master data). It does not include individual costs of the investor, such as a securities account fee. (To this effect, please refer to the price list of your securities account provider.) Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator for future performance.
  • Volatility: Volatility is the range of variation of a security price or index around its mean value over a fixed period of time. A security is regarded as volatile if its price fluctuates heavily. Maximum loss 90 days: The maximum loss specifies an investor's potential loss if he had bought during the past 90 days at the highest price and sold at the lowest price. VaR 95 – 10: Value at Risk defines the level of loss which will not be exceeded within 10 days with a probability of 95%. VaR 99 – 10: Value at Risk defines the level of loss which will not be exceeded within 10 days with a probability of 99%. Sharpe Ratio: Sharpe Ratio is the excess return (Fund performance less money market rate) in relation to the range of variation (volatility) and shows the yield of the Fund per risk unit. The higher the Sharpe Ratio, the more yield has been generated in relation to the risk incurred.
  • The sales charge is the difference between the sales price and the unit value. The sales charge varies depending on the type of the Fund and the distribution channel and usually covers the advisory and distribution costs. The Distributor will demand the sales charge at its own discretion.
  • The management fee is the fee for managing the Fund and taken from the Fund's assets; it is paid to Lupus alpha for the management and administration of the Fund
  • Distributing Funds do not reinvest the generated income, they pay out the income to the investor.

Performance chart

Performance since 01.07.2014: +1.75 %
As of: 31.07.2014

Performance (gross in EUR):¹

Jan 0.47 %0.50 %0.93 %
Feb -0.32 %0.10 %-0.70 %
Mar -0.05 %0.50 %-15.23 %
Apr -0.53 %0.18 %9.84 %
May 0.22 %0.45 %4.24 %
Jun 0.06 %0.18 %0.12 %
Jul -0.59 %0.10 %0.92 %
Aug 0.01 %0.07 %-0.06 %
Sep -0.06 %0.19 %0.79 %
Oct 0.12 %-0.19 %n.a.
Nov -0.08 %0.01 %n.a.
Dec -0.72 %0.07 %n.a.
Year -1.47 %2.18 %n.a.

fromtoLupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest
1 month 31.08.202030.09.20200.79 %
90 days 02.07.202030.09.20201.77 %
1 year 30.09.201930.09.2020-1.11 %
3 years 29.09.201730.09.20200.55 %
5 years n.a.n.a.n.a.
this year 30.12.201930.09.2020-1.00 %
since inception 04.05.201730.09.20201.10 %
since inception p.a. 04.05.201730.09.20200.32 %

12-month-timeframe (gross)Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest
30.09.2019 - 30.09.2020-1.11 %
30.09.2018 - 30.09.20191.59 %
30.09.2017 - 30.09.20180.31 %

Key Risk ratios (gross):³

as ofLupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest
Volatility p.a. 30.09.20206.35 %
Maximum Draw Down 90 Days 30.09.2020-17.82 %
Sharpe Ratio 30.09.20200.11
Modified Duration 30.09.20203.30
Cupon (incl. Cash + Time Deposit) 30.09.20202.03 %
Yield to Maturity (incl. Cash + Time Deposit) 30.09.20202.34 %
Fund structure

Maturity of CLO´s as of 30/09/2020

Top ten holdings as of 30/09/2020

ALBACO.EO I 20/31 FLR C5.92 %
DRYDEN 48-16 19/32 FLR C1R5.91 %
EURO-GALAXY IV 17/30 B-R5.86 %
MAN GLG EU.V 18/31C-1 FLR5.85 %
CAIRN CLO 2015-5X C-R5.82 %
BAIN C. 19-1 19/32 FLR C5.81 %
NORTHW.CA.21 20/33 FLR C4.43 %
BL.DIAM.19-1 19/32 FLR B14.11 %
OCP E.C.19-3 19/30B-1 FLR2.94 %
CAIRN CLO X 18/31 FLR B-12.94 %

Ratingstucture as of 30/09/2020

  • Access to European CLO market and thus a broadly diversified European corporate loan portfolio
  • Investments in CLO tranches with a rating of A-/A3 or higher to ensure high levels of protection
  • Low interest rate sensitivity due to variable interest rates of CLO tranches
  • Transparency and liquidity of a UCITS IV-compliant mutual fund
  • Compliant with German Insurance Supervision Act (VAG) (guarantee assets in accordance with German Investment Regulations – AnIV)
Team expertise

Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest is managed by a highly experienced team of CLO experts who have been working together successfully for more than a decade.

  • Excellent market access and network
  • Proprietary databases
  • Methodically sound, experienced risk management
  • Complete control over trading process
Investment concept

Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest offers investors access to a diversified portfolio of secured corporate loans based on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) by investing exclusively in CLO tranches with a high rating (min. A-/A3). CLOs are securitisations of secured corporate loans generally issued by a special purpose vehicle and divided into tranches with different credit risks and ratings.

This mutual fund is tailored to the needs of risk-averse fixed income investors seeking an attractive alternative with a positive expected return.

Each individual CLO is managed by a CLO manager (who selects the underlying corporate loans (senior secured loans). Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest then selects the best CLOs from those available on the market according to specific criteria (e.g. cash flow stability or historic default rates).

The selection process for individual CLOs is divided into a number of stages.

In the first stage, managers assess the relative attractiveness of the CLOs available on the market based on comprehensive market research. The individual CLOs and various tranches are then assessed in terms of risk and return as part of manager selection, portfolio analysis and structural analysis.

Active management of the loan pool (by the CLO manager) and the active selection of CLO tranches by Lupus alpha doubles the alpha potential.

Investment objective

The Fund pursues a return target of 1.5% p.a. that should be achieved with low single-digit volatility (2-3% p.a.). Interest income is distributed regularly, providing investors with stable cash flows.

Opportunities and Risks


  • Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest offers indirect access to the European corporate loan market.
  • The Fund exploits the return potential of corporate loans while at the same time protecting investors against default (minimum rating of A-/A3).
  • By indirectly acquiring loans via CLOs, it is possible to construct a liquid portfolio that also meets UCITS and VAG (German Insurance Supervision Act) requirements.
  • Low dependence on general changes in interest rates. Regular interest payments generate steady returns.


  • Counterparty default risk: If counterparties and issuers do not fulfil or only partially fulfil their contractual payment obligations, this can result in losses for the fund. Even when securities are carefully selected, losses caused by the financial collapse of issuers cannot be ruled out.
  • Concentration risk: If investment is concentrated on particular assets or markets, the fund becomes particularly heavily dependent on the performance of these assets or markets.
  • Liquidity risk: If securities are traded in a relatively narrow market segment, it can be difficult to resell them in situations where there is insufficient liquidity. If counterparties do not fulfil or only partially fulfil their contractual payment obligations, this can result in losses for the fund. Even when securities are carefully selected, losses caused by the financial collapse of issuers cannot be ruled out.
  • Risks connected with derivatives transactions, particularly options: Changes in the price of the underlying asset can devalue an option. Options have leverage effects that impact the fund more strongly than the underlying asset. When selling options, there is the risk that the fund will suffer an indefinite loss amount.
  • Operational risks: The fund can become the victim of fraud, criminal acts or errors by company employees or external third parties. Finally, management of the fund can be negatively impacted by external events such as fires, natural disasters or similar.

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Portfolio Manager

Experienced fund managers


Lupus alpha CLO High Grade Invest is managed by the Lupus alpha Credit team members, who have exceptional expertise and have already been working together successfully for more than a decade.


Stamatia Hagenstein
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit

Norbert Adam
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit

Michael Hombach
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit

Dr. Klaus Ripper
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit