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On 14 January, we published a review entitled Investment opportunities at this point of the cycle. We aimed to provide a balanced view between the threats and opportunities Volta faces at this stage of the cycle. While MTM losses are likely to increase, and some of the market prices of Volta’s holdings will not reflect their long-term value, there are upsides. We note that (i) spreads are likely to widen, (ii) more mis-pricing opportunities are likely to emerge, (iii) Volta has a broad diversification and a good credit track record, and (iv) its profile is very different from 2007-08. The long-term cashflows on which dividends depend may increase, not decrease.
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