Alternatives | Bank Loans

Invesco Senior Loan Fund

Class A

Class A

  • Class A
  • Class C
  • Class IB
  • Class IC
  • Class Y
Ticker: VSLAX

Objective & Strategy

The fund seeks to provide a high level of current income, consistent with preservation of capital by investing at least 80% of its net assets in adjustable-rate senior loans.

Explore high-conviction investing with Invesco

Management team

as of 08/31/2022

Top Fixed-Income Holdings | View all

Holding Name Coupon % Bond Maturity Date % of Total Assets
Boeing Co/The 3.360 10/30/2022 2.21
AI Aqua Merger Sub Inc 6.040 07/31/2028 1.33
NAS, LLC (d.b.a. Nationwide Marketing Group) TL USD 9.060 06/03/2024 1.21
AAdvantage Loyalty IP Ltd 7.460 04/20/2028 1.11
PetSmart LLC 6.270 02/11/2028 1.09
United Airlines Inc 6.530 04/21/2028 1.02
Intelsat Jackson Holdings SA 7.440 02/01/2029 0.97
PGS ASA 9.750 03/19/2024 0.93
Spin Holdco Inc 5.610 03/04/2028 0.91
Carnival Corp 6.130 10/18/2028 0.87

May not equal 100% due to rounding.

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

as of 08/31/2022 06/30/2022

Average Annual Returns (%)

  Incept.
Date
Max
Load (%)
Since
Incept. (%)
YTD (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
NAV 02/18/2005 N/A 3.32 -3.70 -3.09 2.26 2.80 4.16
Load 02/18/2005 3.25 3.13 -6.85 -6.21 1.13 2.13 3.81
NAV 02/18/2005 N/A 3.14 -7.15 -5.15 1.03 2.25 4.06
Load 02/18/2005 3.25 2.94 -10.19 -8.23 -0.07 1.58 3.72

Performance quoted is past performance and cannot guarantee comparable future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or a loss when you sell shares.
 

Performance shown at NAV does not include applicable front-end or CDSC sales charges, which would have reduced the performance.

Performance figures reflect reinvested distributions and changes in net asset value (NAV) and the effect of the maximum sales charge unless otherwise stated.

For more information on this closed-end interval fund, please refer to the Fund’s Prospectus.
 
as of 08/31/2022 06/30/2022

Annualized Benchmark Returns


Index Name 1 Mo (%) 3 Mo (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
CS Leveraged Loan IX TR 1.53 1.30 0.18 3.01 3.54 4.04
CS Leveraged Loan IX TR 1.53 1.30 0.18 3.01 3.54 4.04
CS Leveraged Loan IX TR -2.06 -4.35 -2.68 2.03 2.97 3.90
CS Leveraged Loan IX TR -2.06 -4.35 -2.68 2.03 2.97 3.90

Source: Bloomberg LP

Source: Bloomberg LP

An investment cannot be made directly in an index.

Expense Ratio per Prospectus

Management Fee 0.90
12b-1 Fee 0.25
Other Expenses 0.58
Interest/Dividend Exp 0.24
Total Other Expenses 0.82
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses) N/A
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 1.97
Contractual Waivers/Reimbursements N/A
Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS 1.97
Additional Waivers/Reimbursements N/A
Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction 1.97
This information is updated per the most recent prospectus.

Historical Prices

 
No history records found for this date range
Date Net Asset Value ($) Public Offering Price ($)
{{histTableData.rateDate | date : 'MM/dd/yyyy'}} {{histTableData.netAssetValue | numberValue}} {{histTableData.offeringPrice | numberValue}}

Distributions

From   to
    Capital Gains Reinvestment
Price ($)
Ex-Date Income Short Term Long Term
{{distribution.rateDate | date : 'MM/dd/yyyy'}} {{distribution.dividendFactor | numberValue:4:'N/A'}} {{distribution.capGainsFactorShort | numberValue:4:'N/A'}} {{distribution.capGainsFactorLong | numberValue:4:'N/A'}} {{distribution.reinvestmentPrice | numberValue:3:'N/A'}}
as of 01/31/2022

Quality Breakdown

Holdings % of Total Net Assets
BBB 1.98
BB 14.89
B 54.72
CCC 9.16
CC 0.16
C 0.27
D 0.99
NR 10.65

Ratings are based on S&P, Moody's or Fitch, as applicable. A credit rating is an assessment provided by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) of the creditworthiness of an issuer with respect to debt obligations, including specific securities, money market instruments or other debts. Ratings are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest); ratings are subject to change without notice. NR indicates the debtor was not rated, and should not be interpreted as indicating low quality. If securities are rated differently by the rating agencies, the higher rating is applied. Credit ratings are based largely on the rating agency's investment analysis at the time of rating and the rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition. The rating assigned to a security by a rating agency does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. For more information on the rating methodology, please visit the following NRSRO websites: www.standardandpoors.com and select 'Understanding Ratings' under Rating Resources on the homepage; www.moodys.com and select 'Rating Methodologies' under Research and Ratings on the homepage; www.fitchratings.com and select 'Ratings Definitions' on the homepage.

as of 08/31/2022

Fund Characteristics

3-Year Alpha -0.94%
3-Year Beta 1.12
3-Year R-Squared 0.95
3-Year Sharpe Ratio 0.17
3-Year Standard Deviation 10.09
Number of Securities 652
Total Assets $412,232,104.00

Source: Bloomberg LP,StyleADVISOR

Benchmark:  Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Total Return Index

as of 08/31/2022

Top Fixed-Income Holdings | View all

Holding Name Coupon % Bond Maturity Date % of Total Assets
Boeing Co/The 3.360 10/30/2022 2.21
AI Aqua Merger Sub Inc 6.040 07/31/2028 1.33
NAS, LLC (d.b.a. Nationwide Marketing Group) TL USD 9.060 06/03/2024 1.21
AAdvantage Loyalty IP Ltd 7.460 04/20/2028 1.11
PetSmart LLC 6.270 02/11/2028 1.09
United Airlines Inc 6.530 04/21/2028 1.02
Intelsat Jackson Holdings SA 7.440 02/01/2029 0.97
PGS ASA 9.750 03/19/2024 0.93
Spin Holdco Inc 5.610 03/04/2028 0.91
Carnival Corp 6.130 10/18/2028 0.87

May not equal 100% due to rounding.

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

as of 08/31/2022

Top Industries

  % of Total Assets
Aerospace & Defense 2.72
Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines 1.87
Application Software 1.73
Security & Alarm Services 1.58
Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders 1.37
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services 1.13
Education Services 1.09
Alternative Carriers 1.03
Casinos & Gaming 1.01
Computer Storage & Peripherals (Discontinued) 0.98

May not equal 100% due to rounding.

The holdings are organized to mirror the Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Index industry classifications. These classifications are the exclusive property and service mark of Credit Suisse AG.

About risk

As with any investment, loss of money is a risk of investing. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund can increase during times of significant market volatility. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are:

Market Risk. The market values of the Fund’s investments, and therefore the value of the Fund’s shares, will go up and down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry or section of the economy, or it may affect the market as a whole. The value of the Fund’s investments may go up or down due to general market conditions which are not specifically related to the particular issuer, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for revenues or corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, regional or global instability, natural or environmental disasters, widespread disease or other public health issues, war, acts of terrorism or adverse investor sentiment generally. During a general downturn in the financial markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value.When markets perform well, there can be no assurance that specific investments held by the Fund will rise in value.

Senior Loan Risk. There are a number of risks associated with an investment in Senior Loans including credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk and prepayment risk. Lack of an active trading market, restrictions on resale, irregular trading activity, wide bid/ask spreads and extended trade settlement periods may impair the Fund’s ability to sell Senior Loans within its desired time frame or at an acceptable price and its ability to accurately value existing and prospective investments. Extended trade settlement periods may result in cash not being immediately available to the Fund. As a result, the Fund may have to sell other investments or engage in borrowing transactions to raise cash to meet its obligations. The risk of holding Senior Loans is also directly tied to the risk of insolvency or bankruptcy of the issuing banks. These risks could cause the Fund to lose income or principal on a particular investment, which in turn could affect the Fund’s returns. The value of Senior Loans can be affected by and sensitive to changes in government regulation and to economic downturns in the United States and abroad. Senior Loans generally are floating rate loans, which are subject to interest rate risk as the interest paid on the floating rate loans adjusts periodically based on changes in widely accepted reference rates. Senior Loans held by the Fundmight not be considered securities for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and therefore a risk exists that purchasers, such as the Fund, may not be entitled to rely on the anti-fraud provisions of those Acts.

Variable or Floating Rate Instruments. Variable or floating rate instruments are securities that provide for a periodic adjustment in the interest rate paid on the obligation. The interest rates for securities with variable interest rates are readjusted on set dates (such as the last day of the month or calendar quarter) and the interest rates for securities with floating rates are reset whenever a specified interest rate change occurs. Variable or floating interest rates generally reduce changes in the market price of securities from their original purchase price because, upon readjustment, such rates approximate market rates. Accordingly, as market interest rates decrease or increase, the potential for capital appreciation or depreciation is less for variable or floating rate securities than for fixed rate obligations.

Borrower Credit Risk. Senior Loans, like most other debt obligations, are subject to the risk of default. Default in the payment of interest or principal on a Senior Loan will result in a reduction in income to the Fund, a reduction in the value of the Senior Loan and a potential decrease in the Fund’s net asset value. The risk of default will increase in the event of an economic downturn or a substantial increase in interest rates.

    The Fund may acquire Senior Loans of Borrowers that are experiencing, or are more likely to experience, financial difficulty, including Senior Loans issued in highly leveraged transactions. The Fund may even acquire and retain in its portfolio Senior Loans of Borrowers that have filed for bankruptcy protection. Because of the protective terms of Senior Loans, the Adviser believes that the Fund is more likely to recover more of its investment in a defaulted Senior Loan than would be the case for most other types of defaulted debt securities. Nevertheless, even in the case of collateralized Senior Loans, there is no assurance that sale of the collateral would raise enough cash to satisfy the Borrower’s payment obligation or that the collateral can or will be liquidated. In the case of bankruptcy, liquidation may not occur and the court may not give Lenders the full benefit of their senior position. Uncollateralized Senior Loans involve a greater risk of loss.

High Yield Senior Loans Risk. The Fund’s investments in Senior Loans are generally below investment grade (“junk investments”) and will subject the Fund to substantial risk of loss. These Senior Loans are considered to be speculative with respect to the issuer’s ability to pay interest and principal when due, are more susceptible to default or decline in market value and are less liquid than investment grade Senior Loans. Prices of high yield Senior Loans tend to be very volatile.

Covenant Lite Loans Risk. Because covenant lite loans contain few or no financial maintenance covenants, they may not include terms that permit the lender of the loan to monitor the borrower’s financial performance and, if certain criteria are breached, declare a default, which would allow the lender to restructure the loan or take other action intended to help mitigate losses. As a result, the Fund could experience relatively greater difficulty or delays in enforcing its rights on its holdings of covenant lite loans than its holdings of loans or securities with financial maintenance covenants, which may result in losses, especially during a downturn in the credit cycle.

LIBOR Transition Risk. The Fund invests in financial instruments that utilize the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) as the reference or benchmark rate for variable interest rate calculations. On July 27, 2017, the head of the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority announced a desire to phase out the use of LIBOR by the end of 2021. Although many LIBOR rates will be phased out at the end of 2021 as originally intended, a selection of widely used USD LIBOR rates will continue to be published until June 2023 in order to assist with the transition. There remains uncertainty regarding the effect of the LIBOR transition process and therefore any impact of a transition away from LIBOR on the Fund or the instruments in which the Fund invests cannot yet be determined. There is no assurance that the composition or characteristics of any alternative reference rate will be similar to or produce the same value or economic equivalence as LIBOR or that instruments using an alternative rate will have the same volume or liquidity. Any such effects of the transition away from LIBOR and the adoption of alternative reference rates could result in losses to the Fund.

Debt Securities Risk. The prices of debt securities held by the Fund will be affected by changes in interest rates, the creditworthiness of the issuer and other factors. An increase in prevailing interest rates typically causes the value of existing debt securities to fall and often has a greater impact on longer-duration debt securities and higher quality debt securities. Floating rate debt instruments also react to interest rate changes in a similar manner, although generally to a lesser degree. Falling interest rates will cause the Fund to reinvest the proceeds of debt securities that have been repaid by the issuer at lower interest rates. Falling interest rates may also reduce the Fund’s distributable income because interest payments on floating rate debt instruments held by the Fund will decline. The Fund could lose money on investments in debt securities if the issuer or borrower fails to meet its obligations to make interest payments and/or to repay principal in a timely manner. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, the market’s perception of such strength or in the credit rating of the issuer or the security may affect the value of debt securities. The Adviser’s credit analysis may fail to anticipate such changes, which could result in buying a debt security at an inopportune time or failing to sell a debt security in advance of a price decline or other credit event.

High Yield Debt Securities (Junk Bond) Risk. Investments in high yield debt securities (“junk bonds”) and other lower-rated securities will subject the Fund to substantial risk of loss. These securities are considered to be speculative with respect to the issuer’s ability to pay interest and principal when due, are more susceptible to default or decline in market value and are less liquid than investment grade debt securities. Prices of high yield debt securities tend to be very volatile.

Changing Fixed Income Market Conditions Risk. The current low interest rate environment was created in part by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and certain foreign central banks keeping the federal funds and equivalent foreign rates near historical lows. Increases in the federal funds and equivalent foreign rates may expose fixed incomemarkets to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity for certain fixed income investments, particularly those with longer maturities. In addition, decreases in fixed income dealermarket-making capacity may also potentially lead to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity in the fixed incomemarkets. As a result, the value of the Fund’s investments and share pricemay decline.

Banking and Financial Services Industry Focus Risk. From time to time, the Fund may invest more than 25% of its assets in unsecured bank instruments, including but not limited to certificates of deposit and time deposits, or securities that may have guarantees or credit and liquidity enhancements provided by banks, insurance companies or other financial institutions. To the extent the Fund focuses its investments in these instruments or securities, the Fund’s performance will depend on the overall condition of those industries and the individual banks and financial institutions in which the Fund invests (directly or indirectly), the supply of shortterm financing, changes in government regulation, changes in interest rates, and economic downturns in the United States and abroad.

Asset-Backed Securities Risk. Asset-backed securities, including collateralized debt obligations, are subject to prepayment or call risk, which is the risk that a borrower’s payments may be received earlier or later than expected due to changes in prepayment rates on underlying loans, which could result in the Fund reinvesting these early payments at lower interest rates, thereby reducing the Fund’s income. Asset-backed securities also are subject to extension risk, which is the risk that a rise in interest rates could reduce the rate of prepayments, causing the price of the asset-backed securities and the Fund’s share price to fall. Privately-issued assetbacked securities may be less liquid than other types of securities and the Fund may be unable to sell these securities at the time or price it desires. During periods of market stress, the Fund may be forced to sell these securities at significantly reduced prices, resulting in losses. Liquid privatelyissued asset-backed securities can become illiquid during periods of market stress.

Collateralized Loan Obligations Risk. CLOs are subject to the risks of substantial losses due to actual defaults by underlying borrowers, which will be greater during periods of economic or financial stress. CLOs may also lose value due to collateral defaults and disappearance of subordinate tranches, market anticipation of defaults, and investor aversion to CLO securities as a class. The risks of CLOs will be greater if the Fund invests in CLOs that hold loans of uncreditworthy borrowers or if the Fund holds subordinate tranches of the CLO that absorbs losses from the defaults before senior tranches. In addition, CLOs are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk.

Credit Linked Notes Risk. Risks of credit linked notes include those risks associated with the underlying reference obligation including but not limited to market risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, default risk and, in some cases, foreign currency risk. An investor in a credit linked note bears counterparty risk or the risk that the issuer of the credit linked note will default or become bankrupt and not make timely payment of principal and interest of the structured security. Credit linked notes may be less liquid than other investments and therefore harder to dispose of at the desired time and price. In addition, credit linked notes may be leveraged and, as a result, small changes in the value of the underlying reference obligation may produce disproportionate losses to the Fund.

Structured Notes Risk. Structured notes are subject to interest rate risk. They are also subject to credit risk with respect both to the issuer and, if applicable, to the underlying security or obligor. If the underlying investment or index does not perform as anticipated, the structured note might pay less interest than the stated coupon payment or repay less principal upon maturity. The price of structured notes may be very volatile and they may have a limited trading market, making it difficult to value them or sell them at an acceptable price.

Defaulted Securities Risk. Defaulted securities pose a greater risk that principal will not be repaid than non-defaulted securities. Defaulted securities and any securities received in an exchange for such securities may be subject to restrictions on resale.

Foreign Investments Risk. The Fund’s foreign investmentsmay be adversely affected by political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulty in enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity or increased volatility. Foreign investments also involve the risk of the possible seizure, nationalization or expropriation of the issuer or foreign deposits (in which the Fund could lose its entire investments in a certain market) and the possible adoption of foreign governmental restrictions such as exchange controls. Unless the Fund has hedged its foreign securities risk, foreign securities risk also involves the risk of negative foreign currency rate fluctuations, whichmay cause the value of securities denominated in such foreign currency (or other instruments through which the Fund has exposure to foreign currencies) to decline in value. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. Currency hedging strategies, if used, are not always successful. For instance, currency forward contracts, if used by the Fund, could reduce performance if there are unanticipated changes in currency exchange rates.