Our Amundi US High Yield Strategy1 seeks to maximize total return by investing at least 65% of its assets in below-investment-grade debt securities and preferred securities. It seeks to invest in industries with the best valuations and growth prospects. The Strategy uses a research-intensive credit and issue selection process by an experienced Fixed Income team.

¹Effective September 30, 2022, “Pioneer” has been removed from the former “Amundi Pioneer” strategy name. 





The Amundi US High Yield Strategy uses a value approach for qualifying capital markets. The Investment Management team evaluates its security potential, including the attractiveness of its market valuation, based on the company's assets and growth prospects, maturity, rating and sector weighting. We consider the rates of economic growth and inflation, the Federal Reserve monetary policy and the relative value of the US dollar. We adjust sector weighting to reflect our outlook on the market for high yield securities rather than a fixed sector allocation.

Andrew Feltus, CFA

Managing Director
Co-Director of High Yield
Portfolio Manager 


Ken Monaghan

Managing Director
Co-head of High Yield
Portfolio Manager


Matthew Shulkin, CFA

Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager 



  • Primary focus: Strives to deliver absolute risk and return, rather than benchmark-relative risk
  • Volatility: Seeks overall volatility that is less than the benchmark and competitors
  • Customized portfolios: Creates portfolios and services to match each client's needs, including socially responsible investing and liquidity requirements

PLEASE NOTE: The Internal Guidelines referenced do not necessarily represent prospectus/statutory limitations. These internal guidelines are used as guidance in the daily management of the Portfolio's investments. These guidelines are subject to change and should not be relied upon as a long term view of the Portfolio's exposures, limitations, and/or risks.

Why Amundi US?

The Strategy is managed within a strong fixed income investment culture focused on sound, fundamental research. Key features of the US High Yield Strategy include:

  • Value approach: Assesses relative value across a broad range of fixed income sectors and securities
  • Stable, experienced team:  Boasts over 20 years of industry experience, with a core competency in credit
  • Nimble and efficient: Provides the flexibility to make selective credit bets and ability to reject benchmark deals that may not correspond with investment objectives
  • Downside risk focus: Seeks to invest in asset-rich companies, to limit downside risk, while ideal size enhances the ability to efficiently exit troubled credits