MLTICredit Suisse X-Links Multi-Asset High Income ETN
MLTI Fund Description
The Credit Suisse X-Links Multi-Asset High Income ETN tracks an index of dividend-paying BDCs, REITs, US-listed equity, international equity, high-yield bonds, emerging market bonds, preferred stock and convertible bonds.
MLTI Factset Analytics Insight
MLTI, launched in September 2015, offers exposure to a diverse range of income-producing assets. Like some competitors, MLTI has a fixed allocation to its various asset buckets: 15% to Business Development Companies (BDCs), 15% to mortgage REITs, 10% to other REITS, 10% to US-listed equity, 10% to international equity, 15% to high-yield bonds, 12.5% to emerging market bonds and 12.5% to preferred stock and convertible bonds. However, the ETN's structure is unusual in that it tracks underlying securities directly in some of the buckets (BDCs, REITs and US equity) and tracks ETFs for the others. The ETFs are chosen from a fixed list of funds from a variety of issuers (including SSgA, iShares and PowerShares). Underlying securities are chosen by yield and weighted by liquidity. Overall, the ETN places an emphasis on nontraditional assets that could add significant diversification benefits to a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Expect higher yield and higher risk compared with ETFs tracking vanilla dividend paying equities or investment-grade bonds. These features come at a hefty price, though MLTI's fee isn't out of line for its niche. As with any income-focused ETP, be sure to consider total return as well as yield when determining where MLTI fits in your portfolio. The notes are still new and haven't attracted assets yet, so trade carefully.
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MLTI Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of MLTI. MLTI is rated a N/A out of 5.