Distressed Debt

Aegon AM’s expertise spans the credit quality spectrum, including stressed and distressed debt.

Within lower-quality credit, we manage opportunistic, distressed debt investment strategies with the objective of delivering competitive risk-adjusted returns over market cycles. Instrumental to our distressed debt strategies is a dedicated, specialized Distressed Research team with deep bankruptcy and restructuring expertise. Using a time-tested and research-intensive investment process, we evaluate downside scenarios and form high-conviction ideas as we aim to capitalize on market dislocations.

Distinguishing characteristics

The strategies benefit from a business cycle-based approach, the team’s experience, and the research team structure. 

High-conviction, business cycle-based approach

Using a rigorous credit selection approach and disciplined investment process, we seek to take advantage of market inefficiencies throughout the business and credit cycles, including low- and high-default environments.

Deep bankruptcy and restructuring experience

Supported by a specialized Distressed Debt Research team with extensive bankruptcy and restructuring expertise, we evaluate downside scenarios to help identify opportunities to unlock value.

Risk-focused mindset, risk-adjusted results

Using a disciplined and risk-focused approach, portfolio managers actively navigate market dislocations in pursuit of competitive risk-adjusted returns.