NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Blackstone / GSO Long-Short Credit Income Fund (NYSE: BGX, the “Fund”), announced that its Board of Trustees has approved a change in the Fund’s investment guidelines. The change will increase the Fund’s ability to invest in long investments while maintaining the limit of the Fund’s short investments as a percentage of net assets.
The new investment guidelines will not specifically limit the Fund’s long investments. The Fund’s short positions, either directly or through the use of derivatives, will continue to be limited to up to 30% of the Fund’s net assets. These guidelines will replace the Fund’s previous guidelines, which limited the Fund’s long positions to 150% of the Fund’s net assets and the Fund’s aggregate long and short positions to 160% of the Fund’s net assets.
In considering the approval of the new investment guidelines, the Fund’s Board of Trustees noted that the Fund’s exposure to long investments will still be effectively limited by the leverage limitations set forth in the Fund’s prospectus. Specifically, the Fund’s total leverage and short sales exposure will not exceed 40% of the Fund’s total assets (the equivalent of 67% of the Fund’s net assets).
The above-described change in the Fund’s investment guidelines is currently intended to take effect on January 3, 2017.
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The Fund is advised by GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”). GSO is the global credit and distressed investment platform of Blackstone. With approximately $89 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2016, GSO is one of the largest alternative managers in the world focused on the leveraged-finance, or non-investment grade related, marketplace. GSO seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in its business by investing in a broad array of strategies including mezzanine debt, distressed investing, leveraged loans and other special-situation strategies. Its funds are major providers of credit for small and middle-market companies, and it also advances rescue financing to help distressed companies.
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