Lupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest A



Lupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest offers UCITS and VAG (German Insurance Supervision Act) compliant access to a diversified portfolio of secured corporate loans based on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs). The fund enables investors to achieve attractive returns at acceptable levels of risk with low interest rate sensitivity.


Fund data

Current fund data as of 10/17/2019

Currency EUR
Issue price 104.80
Redemption price 100.77
Fund volume 30.75 Mio.
Launch date 01 July 2015
Minimum investment amount 1,000
Distribution frequency 7distribution
Portfolio managers Michael Hombach, Norbert Adam, Stamatia Hagenstein, Dr. Klaus Ripper
Performance fee 15 of Outperformance
Administration fee 5up until 0.6 %
Hurdle Rate 63.5% p.a.
Subscription fee 44 %
High-Watermark yes
Redemption fees Up until 0.5% of unit value above €1 million (Fund inflows)
Fund price publication
  • 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
  • The hurdle rate means a specific minimum interest and/or profit threshold a Fund has to achieve in order to allow the investment company to participate in the Fund's prof
  • 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 0.28 %0.58 %0.54 %
Feb 0.34 %-0.30 %0.39 %
Mar 0.36 %0.04 %0.58 %
Apr 0.13 %-0.37 %0.39 %
May 0.13 %0.12 %0.27 %
Jun 0.18 %0.06 %0.28 %
Jul 0.16 %-0.40 %0.25 %
Aug 0.26 %0.07 %0.18 %
Sep 0.20 %0.04 %0.22 %
Oct 0.28 %0.04 %n.a.
Nov 0.19 %-0.32 %n.a.
Dec 0.02 %-1.16 %n.a.
Year 2.54 %-1.59 %n.a.

fromtoLupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest A
1 month 30.08.201930.09.20190.22 %
90 days 02.07.201930.09.20190.59 %
1 year 28.09.201830.09.20191.66 %
3 years 30.09.201630.09.20195.06 %
5 years n.a.n.a.n.a.
this year 28.12.201830.09.20193.14 %
since inception 01.07.201530.09.20195.56 %
since inception p.a. 01.07.201530.09.20191.28 %

12-month-timeframe (gross)Lupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest A
30.09.2018 - 30.09.20191.66 %
30.09.2017 - 30.09.20180.46 %
30.09.2016 - 30.09.20173.18 %
30.09.2015 - 30.09.20161.51 %

Key Risk ratios (gross):³

as ofLupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest A
Volatility p.a. 30.09.20192.25 %
Maximum Draw Down 90 Days 30.09.2019-5.62 %
Sharpe Ratio 30.09.20190.72
Distribution 14.12.20181.01 €
Modified Duration 30.09.20193.10
Cupon (incl. Cash + Time Deposit) 30.09.20192.15 %
Yield to Maturity (incl. Cash + Time Deposit) 30.09.20192.60 %
Fund structure

Top ten holdings as of 30/09/2019

BHLAEF2019-1 19/32 FLR C16.58%
DRYD 2016-48X CLO 19/32 DR4.92%
PURPLE FIN.2 19/32 FLR D4.88%
CAIRN CLO V 17/30 FLR C-R4.87%
WILLOW PARK CLO 17/31 B3.89%
BL.DIAM.19-1 19/32 FLR B13.27%
OCP E.C.19-3 19/30 C FLR3.26%
CORDATUS L.F. V 17/30 B-13.26%

Maturity of CLO´s as of 30/09/2019

Ratingstucture as of 30/09/2019

  • Access to European CLO market and thus a broadly diversified European corporate loan portfolio
  • High level of expertise from CLO portfolio management team
  • 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)
  • Investments in investment grade sector ensure high levels of protection
Team expertise

Lupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest is managed by a highly experienced team of CLO experts who have been working together successfully for more than a decade. The fund can also build on more than a decade of proven Alternative Solutions expertise of Lupus alpha:

  • Large, experienced European portfolio management and research team for Alternative Solutions with more than 20 experts
  • Own team for quantitative analysis
  • Proprietary databases
  • Critically scrutinised backtesting methods
  • Methodically sound, experienced risk management
  • Complete control over trading process
Investment concept

Lupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest offers investors access to a diversified portfolio of secured corporate loans based on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs). CLOs are securitised investments in corporate loans issued by a securitisation vehicle that are assembled by asset managers and divided into tranches according to the level of credit risk of the investments in question. Although this mutual fund is tailored specifically to the needs of regulated institutional investors such as insurance companies, pension funds and pension schemes, it is also an attractive investment for non-regulated investors.

Each individual CLO is managed by a CLO manager. Lupus alpha CLO High Quality Invest 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. Managers then assess the capital structure of each individual CLO using risk and return criteria while taking existing investment guidelines into account.

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 3.5% p.a. that should be generated in the event of low single-digit volatility. Interest income is distributed regularly, providing investors with stable cash flows.

Chances and Risks

The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested.

A full list of risks applicable to this fund can be found in the Prospectus.


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Portfolio Manager

Experienced fund managers


Lupus alpha CLO High Quality 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.



Michael Hombach
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit

Norbert Adam
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit

Stamatia Hagenstein
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit

Dr. Klaus Ripper
Portfolio Management Fixed Income Credit