Volta Finance Limited - Net Asset Value as at 30 April 2021
Volta Finance Limited (VTA / VTAS) –April2021 monthly report
NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION, OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES
AXA IM has published the Volta Finance Limited (the “Company” or “Volta Finance” or “Volta”) monthly report for April. The full report is attached to this release and will be available on Volta’s website shortly (www.voltafinance.com).
PERFORMANCE and PORTFOLIO ACTIVITY
Volta has continued to perform well with +2.1% in April, reaching a total return of 8.4% for the first four months of 2021.
In April, Volta paid €0.14 per share dividend to shareholders (circa 8% annualized yield), a €0.02 increase relative to the January dividend payment, evidencing the improving situation of Volta.
This time around, the performance was driven almost evenly by the solid performance from CLO equity and CLO debt tranches. This month, contrary to March, the USD depreciation cost almost 1% of the monthly performance.
The monthly asset class performances** were: +0.9% for Bank Balance Sheet transactions, +3.2% for CLO equity tranches; +3.7% for CLO debt; +6.2% for Cash Corporate Credit deals (this bucket comprises funds that have a one-month delay in publishing their NAV); and +0.0% for ABS.
In terms of fundamentals, trailing-12-month default rates continued to decline in April. Most rating agencies revised downward their projected default rates for 2021. Most of them are now forecasting default rates in the area of 2%, both for US loans and European loans. That is manageable for CLOs and should not trigger any cash flow diversions from the CLO equity positions held by the company.
In terms of cash flows, April is structurally a good month for Volta. Interest and coupons received totaled the equivalent of €8.6m. On a 6-month rolling basis, Volta received the equivalent of €21.5m at the end of April (an increase of €0.4m since the end of March), representing a 16.8% annualised cash flow yield, based on the end April NAV. We still expect overall cash flows to continue to increase in the coming months/quarters.
In April Volta did not purchase any new assets, although the equivalent of €1.1m was called by the US warehouse we invested in recently. This warehouse is now expected to be transformed into a new CLO in the coming weeks. The performance of this warehouse will be as expected in the low 20s area.
As at the end of April 2021, Volta’s NAV was €259.3m or €7.09 per share.
The month-end cash position was €13.1m.
*It should be noted that approximately 4.4% of Volta’s GAV comprises investments for which the relevant NAVs as at the month-end date are normally available only after Volta’s NAV has already been published. Volta’s policy is to publish its NAV on as timely a basis as possible to provide shareholders with Volta’s appropriately up-to-date NAV information. Consequently, such investments are valued using the most recently available NAV for each fund or quoted price for such subordinated notes. The most recently available fund NAV or quoted price was 3.4% as at 31March 2021 and1.0% as at 31 December 2020.
** “performances” of asset classesare calculated as the Dietz-performance of the assets in each bucket, taking into account the Mark-to-Market of the assets at period ends, payments received from the assets over the period, and ignoring changes in cross-currency rates. Nevertheless, some residual currency effects could impact the aggregate value of the portfolio when aggregating each bucket.
For the Investment Manager
AXA Investment Managers Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 45 84 47
Company Secretary and Administrator
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A, Guernsey Branch
+44 (0) 1481 750 853
Cenkos Securities plc
+44 (0) 20 7397 8900
ABOUT VOLTA FINANCE LIMITED
Volta Finance Limited is incorporated in Guernsey under The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) and listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities. Volta’s home member state for the purposes of the EU Transparency Directive is the Netherlands. As such, Volta is subject to regulation and supervision by the AFM, being the regulator for financial markets in the Netherlands.
Volta’s investment objectives are to preserve capital across the credit cycle and to provide a stable stream of income to its shareholders through dividends. Volta seeks to attain its investment objectives predominantly through diversified investments in structured finance assets. The assets that the Company may invest in either directly or indirectly include, but are not limited to: corporate credits; sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt; residential mortgage loans; and, automobile loans. The Company’s approach to investment is through vehicles and arrangements that essentially provide leveraged exposure to portfolios of such underlying assets. The Company has appointed AXA Investment Managers Paris an investment management company with a division specialised in structured credit, for the investment management of all its assets.
ABOUT AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a multi-expert asset management company within the AXA Group, a global leader in financial protection and wealth management. AXA IM is one of the largest European-based asset managers with 679 investment professionals and €858 billion in assets under management as of the end of December 2020.
This press release is published by AXA Investment Managers Paris (“AXA IM”), in its capacity as alternative investment fund manager (within the meaning of Directive 2011/61/EU, the “AIFM Directive”) of Volta Finance Limited (the "Volta Finance") whose portfolio is managed by AXA IM.
This press release is for information only and does not constitute an invitation or inducement to acquire shares in Volta Finance. Its circulation may be prohibited in certain jurisdictions and no recipient may circulate copies of this document in breach of such limitations or restrictions. This document is not an offer for sale of the securities referred to herein in the United States or to persons who are “U.S. persons” for purposes of Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or otherwise in circumstances where such offer would be restricted by applicable law. Such securities may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration from the Securities Act. Volta Finance does not intend to register any portion of the offer of such securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of such securities in the United States.
This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The securities referred to herein are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. Past performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance.
This press release contains statements that are, or may deemed to be, "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes", "anticipated", "expects", "intends", "is/are expected", "may", "will" or "should". They include the statements regarding the level of the dividend, the current market context and its impact on the long-term return of Volta Finance's investments. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Volta Finance's actual results, portfolio composition and performance may differ materially from the impression created by the forward-looking statements. AXA IM does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements.
Any target information is based on certain assumptions as to future events which may not prove to be realised. Due to the uncertainty surrounding these future events, the targets are not intended to be and should not be regarded as profits or earnings or any other type of forecasts. There can be no assurance that any of these targets will be achieved. In addition, no assurance can be given that the investment objective will be achieved.
The figures provided that relate to past months or years and past performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance or construed as a reliable indicator as to future performance. Throughout this review, the citation of specific trades or strategies is intended to illustrate some of the investment methodologies and philosophies of Volta Finance, as implemented by AXA IM. The historical success or AXA IM’s belief in the future success, of any of these trades or strategies is not indicative of, and has no bearing on, future results.
The valuation of financial assets can vary significantly from the prices that the AXA IM could obtain if it sought to liquidate the positions on behalf of the Volta Finance due to market conditions and general economic environment. Such valuations do not constitute a fairness or similar opinion and should not be regarded as such.
Editor: AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS PARIS, a company incorporated under the laws of France, having its registered office located at Tour Majunga, 6, Place de la Pyramide - 92800 Puteaux. AXA IMP is authorized by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers under registration number GP92008 as an alternative investment fund manager within the meaning of the AIFM Directive.
To view this piece of content from www.globenewswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
To view this piece of content from ml-eu.globenewswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York
GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.
Subscribe to releases from GlobeNewswire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from GlobeNewswire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from GlobeNewswire
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Announces Proposed $120 Million Public Offering of Senior Notes24.6.2021 23:46:06 CEST | Press release
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR) (the “Company” or “Synchronoss”), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced that the Company intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, $120 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026 in an underwritten public offering. Synchronoss also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional $5 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes in connection with the offering. There can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Synchronoss and the senior notes both received a rating of BB- from Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency. All of the senior notes in the offering are to be sold by Synchronoss, with net proceeds of the offering, and of the anticipated offering
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Announces Proposed $100 Million Public Offering of Common Stock24.6.2021 23:31:59 CEST | Press release
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR) (the “Company” or “Synchronoss”), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced that the Company intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, $100 million of shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Synchronoss also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $10 million of shares of common stock sold in the offering, at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. There can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Synchronoss, with net proceeds of the offering, and from the offering of Senior Notes and sale of Series B Preferred Stock (each as described below), expected to be used to fully redeem all
Klövern ansöker om avnotering av bolagets aktier och utser ny VD24.6.2021 16:18:32 CEST | Pressemelding
Styrelsen i Klövern AB (publ) (”Klövern”) ansöker om avnotering av Klöverns aktier från Nasdaq Stockholm. Eva Landén har utsetts till ny VD för Klövern. Corem Property Group AB (publ) (”Corem”) lämnade den 29 mars 2021 ett offentligt uppköpserbjudande till aktieägarna i Klövern. Corem förklarade erbjudandet ovillkorat den 15 juni 2021. Corem kontrollerar per dagens datum cirka 95,0 procent av de utestående aktierna i Klövern och avser att påkalla tvångsinlösen av resterande aktier. Corem har även förlängt acceptperioden för erbjudandet till och med den 18 augusti 2021. Mot bakgrund av ovanstående, och på begäran av Corem, har styrelsen för Klövern beslutat att ansöka om avnotering av bolagets aktier från Nasdaq Stockholm. Sista dag för handel i Klöverns aktier vid Nasdaq Stockholm kommer att meddelas så snart Klövern erhållit besked om detta från Nasdaq Stockholm. På begäran av Corem har styrelsen i Klövern vidare utsett Eva Landén till ny VD för Klövern. Eva Landén är VD för Corem och
Klövern applies for delisting of the company’s shares and appoints new CEO24.6.2021 16:18:32 CEST | Press release
The Board of Directors of Klövern AB (publ) (”Klövern”) applies for delisting ofKlövern’sshares from Nasdaq Stockholm. Eva Landén has been appointed new CEO of Klövern. On 29 March 2021, Corem Property Group AB (publ) (”Corem”) announced a public offer to the shareholders of Klövern. Corem declared the offer unconditional on 15 June 2021. As of today, Corem controls approximately 95.0 percent of the outstanding shares in Klövern and intends to apply for compulsory redemption of the remaining shares. Corem has also extended the acceptance period för the offer to 18 August 2021. In light of the above, and at the request of Corem, the Board of Directors of Klövern has decided to apply for delisting of the company’s shares from Nasdaq Stockholm. The last day of trading in Klövern's shares will be announced as soon as Klövern has been informed thereof by Nasdaq Stockholm. Further, at the request of Corem, the Board of Directors of Klövern has appointed Eva Landén as new CEO of Klövern. Eva
Lantronix Announces SmartEdge Partner Program Award Winners24.6.2021 13:00:00 CEST | Press release
SmartEdge Partner Program Winners Are Tech Data, SHI, Presidio, Atlantik, Arki, Data Equipment, Acromax, Rahi System India and Enthu Technology Sdn. Bhd. IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM) offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware, today announced the winners of its SmartEdge™ Partner Program Awards. The awards were given at Lantronix’s 2021 SmartEdge Partner Summit held virtually on June 23, 2021. Lantronix’s SmartEdge Partner Program Awards were given to winners in three categories: Distribution Partner, StrategicEdge Partner and Edge Partner covering three regions: North America, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific. The winners are: North America North America Distributor Partner of the Year: Tech Data North America StrategicEdge Partner of the Year
CONDITIONS FOR RIKSBANK BID PROCEDURE KOMMUNINVEST BONDS24.6.2021 12:05:00 CEST | Press release
Bid procedure, 2021-06-29BondsKOMMUNINVEST I SVERIGE: 2302. SE0009662943. 2023-02-22 KOMMUNINVEST I SVERIGE: 2410, SE0010469205, 2024-10-02 KOMMUNINVEST I SVERIGE: 2602, SE0013745452, 2026-02-04 BidsBids on interest and volume are entered via Bloomberg Bond Auction SystemBid date2021-06-29Bid times10.00-11.00 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateRequested volume (corresponding nominal amount)2302: 500 mln SEK +/-250 mln SEK 2410: 500 mln SEK +/-250 mln SEK 2602: 1000 mln SEK +/-500 mln SEK Highest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)2302: 500 mln SEK per bid 2410: 500 mln SEK per bid 2602: 1000 mln SEK per bid Lowest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)SEK 50 million per bidExpected allocation timeNot later than 11.15 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateDelivery and payment date2021-07-01Delivery of bondsTo the Riksbank's account in Euroclear Sweden AB's securities settlement system 1 4948 6383General Terms and ConditionsGeneral Terms and Conditions General Terms and Condition
CONDITIONS FOR THE RIKSBANK´S PURCHASES OF COMMERCIAL PAPER24.6.2021 12:05:00 CEST | Press release
Bid procedure, 2021-06-30CertificateCommercial paper issued in SEK by non-financial companies with their registered office in Sweden and with a remaining maturity of up to six months on the Bid date. i.e. with the latest maturity date as of 2021-12-30 Delivery may not be made in commercial paper purchased by the Counterparty from the issuer less than one week prior to the date for announcing the Special terms, i.e. the purchase may not have been made after 2021-06-17 BidsCounterparties may make one bid per Credit rating class and maturity class. Bids are made to tel 08-696 69 70 and confirmed by e-mail to EOL@riksbank.se.Bid date2021-06-30Bid times09.00-09.30 (CET/CEST) on the Bid dateRequested volume (corresponding nominal amount)SEK 4 billionHighest permitted bid volume (corresponding nominal amount)The total bid volume from one Counterparty for the two Credit rating classes may not exceed SEK 4 billion. No bid may contain Commercial paper in excess of SEK 250 million issued by the s