Stan Sokolowski, Senior Portfolio Manager

Stan Sokolowski is Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager and Deputy CIO at CIFC Investment Management LLC, a sub-advisor to Catalyst Funds. He is Senior Portfolio Manager of a floating rate income strategy at Catalyst Funds. Mr. Sokolowski has 28 years of credit, portfolio management, and trading experience. He is a lead portfolio manager and member of the CIFC’s Investment Committee. Mr. Sokolowski has a broad range of investment management skills and experience in private and public credit markets. He has invested and traded across the spectrum of credit, including high yield to investment grade as well as distressed and stressed credit, fixed and floating rate instruments, bonds, loans, CDS and index products. Mr. Sokolowski completed Chemical Bank’s MBA Capital Markets and Credit Training Program in 1994 and holds a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.

These Core Investment Themes Remain => Inflation, Interest Rates, Policy and Recovery

May kicked off with a stunning miss on the previous month’s employment report which came in at a disappointing 266k and confirmed recent anecdotal evidence from across the economy that if the government incentivizes its labor force to stay home, it will do just that.

These Core Investment Themes Remain => Inflation, Interest Rates, Policy and Recovery

May kicked off with a stunning miss on the previous month’s employment report which came in at a disappointing 266k and confirmed recent anecdotal evidence from across the economy that if the government incentivizes its labor force to stay home, it will do just that.

As U.S. Stimulus Tops $10 trillion; Inflation Indicators and Debates Explode Higher

The convergence of ultra-easy fiscal and monetary policy with global supply chain disruptions, which became ever more prominent as U.S. consumers, having saved around 8% of GDP began to unleash their pent-up demand, resulted in inflation indicators and debates exploding higher.

A Sea of Red for Traditional Fixed Income YTD

CIFC Asset Management’s Natalia Lojevsky and Stan Sokolowski provide their insights into the Fixed Income Markets, which have been experiencing an elevated bout of volatility as interest rates and inflation expectations have risen sharply. Stan and Natalia discuss the sea of red YTD for traditional fixed income returns and say we’re in a golden age for income producing alternatives.

A Sea of Red for Traditional Fixed Income YTD

CIFC Asset Management’s Natalia Lojevsky and Stan Sokolowski provide their insights into the Fixed Income Markets, which have been experiencing an elevated bout of volatility as interest rates and inflation expectations have risen sharply. Stan and Natalia discuss the sea of red YTD for traditional fixed income returns and say we’re in a golden age for income producing alternatives.

CIFC, Top Senior Secured Note Manager Provides 2021 Outlook

On an absolute basis, many markets and financial assets seem expensive relative to historic levels. However, as Barclays Capital notes, “Valuations may be detached from fundamentals but not reality.” Cash levels are enormous and numerous investors undoubtedly are sheltering in “safe” assets.

Themes That Have Dominated the Markets to Date: Monetary and Fiscal Policy and, of Course, the Virus

As we enter November, investors have used newfound clarity surrounding the U.S political landscape after a contentious presidential election, with an apparent winner in Joe Biden, as a reason to forget a mostly miserable October.

Addressing Fed Policy and Duration Risk

On Aug 28, the Federal Reserve memorialized its revised monetary framework by aiming for “average” inflation of 2% over time. In practical terms, the central bank told investors two things 1) they will keep interest rates low for years, therefore making income difficult to come by and 2) they will continue to press policy that is meant to stoke inflation.

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