Alternative investment assets have historically been held by institutional or accredited investors. Highland brings institutional quality strategies and investment managers to the investor in a mutual fund structure. Alternative investments may include long/short, credit oriented products, private equity, technically driven strategies, managed futures, real estate and other hard assets. Click on the links below to learn more about Highland’s Alternative funds.
Highland’s fixed income funds invest primarily in bonds and other debt instruments. The debt instruments in which the funds invest will depend on their focus. The Highland funds complex includes fixed income strategies that seek to achieve their stated objective by investing in government debt, municipal bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate debt, along with other debt securities including agency, asset‐backed and mortgage‐backed securities. Click on the links below to learn more about Highland’s Income funds.
Equity mutual funds are principally categorized according to a specific investment objective. Often times equity mutual funds objectives are described by size (small, medium or large cap). The size references the typical capitalization of each underlying investment. Additionally, equity mutual funds can be categorized by style. The style is described as growth, value or geography. Highland offers equity funds of all styles including growth, value, small cap, large cap, international and domestic. Click on the links below to learn more about Highland’s Equity funds.
ASSET ALLOCATION FUNDS
Asset allocation mutual funds provide investors with a portfolio of fixed or variable allocations to major asset classes such as stocks, bonds and cash equivalents. Some funds maintain a fixed allocation proportion to specific asset classes while others actively manage the proportional composition of the portfolio in response to macro‐economic conditions and/or changes in investment markets. Click on the link below to learn more about Highland’s Asset Allocation fund.
EXCHANGE‐TRADED FUNDS (ETFs)
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are securities that track an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund. An ETF trades like a stock on an exchange so its net asset value (NAV) is not calculated every day like a mutual fund. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold. Highland’s exchange‐traded fund seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Markit iBoxx Liquid Leveraged Loan Index (the “Underlying Index”). Click on the link below to learn more about Highland’s Exchange-Traded fund.
A closed-end fund is organized as a publicly traded investment company by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Like a mutual fund, a closed-end fund is a pooled investment fund with a manager overseeing the portfolio; it raises a fixed amount of capital through an initial public offering (IPO). The fund is then structured, listed and traded like a stock on a stock exchange. Click on the link below to learn more about Highland’s closed-end fund.