Insights by Brian Cordes, CAIA

What impending resets mean for preferred securities

December 2023 | 4 mins

Upcoming call dates/dividend resets provide preferred securities with a potential catalyst in today's uncertain market. Primarily issued by investment-grade-rated companies, preferred yields are currently in the 7–9% range. Most preferreds come with dividend-resetting structures, potentially leading to income growth for investors in the face of sustained interest rates. Additionally, many securities are selling at 10–20% discounts to par value. Given their historical trend of trading near par, these deep discounts present significant potential for capital appreciation for patient investors.

REIT investing The active advantage

REIT investing: The active advantage

July 2021 | 5 mins

REITs have historically been fertile ground for active managers leveraging their information advantage to add potential value for investors.