Volta Finance Limited (VAT / VTAS) – June 2021 monthly report
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Fordrnsey, 12 Juis lying 2021
AXA IM has published the monthly report of Volta Finance Limited (the âCompanyâ or âVolta Financeâ or âVoltaâ) for the month of June. The full report is attached to this press release and will soon be available on Volta’s website (www.voltafinance.com).
PERFORMANCE and PORTFOLIO ACTIVITY
Volta continued to perform well in June, gaining + 2.2%, and bringing the total return to 11.3% for the first six months of 2021.
The performance was mainly driven by the CLO Equity sub-fund and more particularly by the reset of Wind River 2019-1. The appreciation of the USD added 1.4% to the monthly performance of the asset.
The monthly performance of the asset classes ** was: + 1.6% for bank balance sheet transactions, + 1.9% for CLO equity tranches; -0.7% for the CLO debt; + 8.4% for Cash Corporate Credit and ABS (together representing 3.2% of GAV).
Focusing on Wind River 2019-1, this is a US $ 500 million CLO managed by First Eagle Alternative Credit (formerly known as THL Credit) where Volta first participated in the warehouse, then integrated Equity. Given the manager’s strong performance since inception, Volta was able to conduct a successful reset and extract a non-annualized distribution of around 25% at the equity level in addition to a 16 point drop. basis in terms of weighted average cost of debt and 2.5 years extension of the reinvestment period from the initial conditions of the CLO. Volta also took the opportunity of the reset to invest in the BB and B tranches of the CLO.
In terms of cash flows, June 2021 was exceptionally strong thanks to the carry interest received on the closure of the Neuberger Berman 42 warehouse (generating an IRR of 46% for Volta over 4 months / 1.06x MOIC ** *) and Wind River deal 2019-1. Interest and coupons received during the month amount to the equivalent of â¬ 3.9 million. On a rolling 6-month basis, Volta received the equivalent of â¬ 24.0 million at the end of June, representing an annualized cash return of 18.0%, based on the NAV at the end of June. We still expect the overall cash flow to continue increasing over the next few months / quarters.
In June, in addition to the Wind River 2019-1 debt tranches, Volta purchased a â¬ 1.5 million European secondary CLO Equity managed by Hayfin and was called on a US $ 2 million US CLO Equity position, Flatiron 2015-1 SUB, achieving a final IRR and MOIC of 1.25x *** over a 6-year investment horizon.
At the end of June 2021, Volta’s NAV was â¬ 266.2 million, or â¬ 7.28 per share.
Cash at the end of the month amounted to â¬ 14.0 million.
* It should be noted that approximately 8.0The% of Volta’s GAV includes investments for which the corresponding NAVs at the month-end date are normally only available after the publication of Volta’s NAV. It is Volta’s policy to publish its net asset value as quickly as possible in order to provide shareholders with appropriately updated Volta net asset value information. Therefore, these investments are valued using the last available net asset value for each fund or the quoted price for that subordinated security.s. The fund’s net asset value or the most recent quoted price was 1.8% as of May 31, 2021, 5.2% like a 3April 0 2021 and 1.0% to 31 March 2021.
** “performances“ asset classes are calculated as the Dietz performance of the assets in each sub-fund, taking into account the Mark-to-Market of the assets at the period ends, payments received from assets during the period, and ignoring changes in–change rate. However, certain residual currency effects could have an impact on the aggregate value of the portfolio when each sub-fund is aggregated.
*** “MOIC” means Multiple on invested capital
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ABOUT VOLTA FINANCE LIMITED
Volta Finance Limited is incorporated in Guernsey under the Companies (Guernsey) Act 2008 (as amended) and listed on Euronext Amsterdam and on the main market of the London Stock Exchange for listed securities. The home Member State of the Volta for the purposes of the EU Transparency Directive is the Netherlands. As such, Volta is subject to the regulation and supervision of the AFM, being the regulator of the financial markets in the Netherlands.
Volta’s investment objectives are to preserve capital throughout the credit cycle and to provide a stable income stream to its shareholders through dividends. Volta seeks to achieve its investment objectives primarily through diversified investments in structured finance assets. Assets in which the Company may invest directly or indirectly include, but are not limited to: business loans; sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt; residential mortgage loans; and, auto loans. The Company’s approach to investing involves vehicles and arrangements that essentially provide leveraged exposure to the portfolios of these underlying assets. The Company has appointed AXA Investment Managers Paris an investment management company with a division specializing in structured credit, for the investment management of all of its assets.
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This press release is published by AXA Investment Managers Paris (âAXA IMâ), in its capacity as manager of alternative investment funds (within the meaning of Directive 2011/61 / EU, the âAIFM Directiveâ) of Volta Finance Limited (the “Volta Finance”) whose portfolio is managed by AXA IM.
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Figures provided which relate to past months or years and past performance cannot be taken as a guide to future performance or interpreted as a reliable indicator of future performance. Throughout this review, the citation of specific transactions or strategies is intended to illustrate some of Volta Finance’s investment methodologies and philosophies, as implemented by AXA IM. AXA IM’s historical success or belief in the future success of any of these transactions or strategies is not indicative of and has no bearing on future results.
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