A guide to high yield floating rate notes – seeking protection against rising interest rates and inflation

4 min read 7 Mar 22

  • High yield floating rate notes (HY FRNs), also known as floating rate bonds, are a growing subset of the global high yield (HY) bond universe. 
  • Their main potential advantage over traditional HY bonds is their floating rate coupons, which generate income that rises in line with interest rates and potentially reduces the risk of capital loss in rising rate environments due to their minimal interest rate sensitivity (duration).
  • Despite being smaller than the global HY bond market, HY FRNs are liquid securities and daily dealing can be maintained, even in stressed market conditions.

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By M&G Investments

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