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In this note, we review the key information and messages investors should take from the recent Report and Accounts. In particular, we note the detailed explanations as to how Volta is delivering strong returns. This performance reflects the sound fundamentals of the CLO investment market and the value specifically added by the manager (reaffirming the issues we identified in our note, The benefits of having AXA IM as the manager). In terms of outlook, the expected relative resilience of the portfolio was also noted. By way of example, the CLO managers in which Volta invests, are expected to mitigate the impact of anticipated market-wide lower recoveries through investing in better-quality underlying assets.
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