RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc.
NYSE: OPP
Fund Data
Literature
Video
Investment Objective & Philosophy
Investment Strategy
Investment Rationale
Fund Information
Portfolio Detail
Portfolio Statistics
Performance
Portfolio Managers
Distributions
Disclosures & Definitions
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RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc.

 NYSE: OPP 
Fund Data
Literature
Video
Investment Objective & Philosophy
Investment Strategy
Investment Rationale
Fund Information
Portfolio Detail
Portfolio Statistics
Performance
Portfolio Managers
Distributions
Disclosures & Definitions

Fund Data as of 8.22.17

NYSE Ticker NAV Market Price Premium/Discount Total Net Assets
OPP $20.09 $19.16 -4.63% $219.87

Literature


Video

Fund Update: RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (OPP)

2.21.2017 - CIO Patrick Galley provides an update on RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (OPP).

Fund Update: RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (OPP)

11.10.2016 - CIO Patrick Galley provides an update on RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (OPP).


Investment Objective & Philosophy

RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") seeks to provide current income and overall total return.

While RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC ("RiverNorth") believes markets are generally efficient, closed-end funds offer a unique structure whereby investors can purchase a diversified fund and potentially generate additional return through the change in the relationship between the closed-end fund's market price and Net Asset Value (NAV)1. RiverNorth also believes combining a closed-end fund strategy with a proven fixed income manager such as DoubleLine Capital LP ("DoubleLine®") provides an attractive investment vehicle for investors.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.


Investment Strategy

RiverNorth allocates the Fund's assets among two principal strategies: Tactical Closed-End Fund Income Strategy (managed by RiverNorth) and Opportunistic Income Strategy (managed by DoubleLine).

* Investments may include securities that have a rating that is below investment grade, including "high yield" securities.

Target portfolio asset allocations are estimates made by the adviser and subject to change.

High yield bonds are subject to interest rate risk. If rates increase, the value generally declines.


Investment Rationale

RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. is a multi-manager closed-end fund that opportunistically invests in fixed income securities and tactically invests in closed-end funds in order to potentially provide:

  • Access to a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities and closed-end funds representing a wide array of underlying asset classes
  • Value from investments in both the closed-end fund and fixed income markets
  • Use of leverage in order to enhance current income and capitalize at times on market dislocations

The Fund also provides:

  • Contingent conversion by shareholder vote to open-end in 5 years
  • Active portfolio management by RiverNorth & DoubleLine, two award-winning managers in their respective disciplines, who have worked together since 2010

Leverage is a speculative technique that exposes a closed-end fund to greater risk and increased costs than if it were not used. The use of leverage may cause greater volatility in the level of a closed-end fund's NAV, market price and distributions on its common shares. Leverage will also result in higher fees to the closed-end fund manager because the amount of assets under management will be included in the Fund's managed assets. There can be no assurance that a closed-end fund will use leverage or that its leveraging strategy will be successful during any period in which it is employed.


Fund Information

  • NYSE Ticker: OPP
  • Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index2
  • Income Distributions: Monthly
  • Capital Gains Distributions: Annually
  • Inception Date: 9.27.2016
  • Total Managed Assets: $292M as of 7.31.2017*
  • Anticipated Leverage: Fund aggregate leverage will be no greater than 33 ⅓% of the Fund's Managed Assets, including direct leverage and leverage utilized by underlying funds in the Tactical CEF Income sleeve
  • Contingent Conversion: During the calendar year 2021, the Fund will call a shareholder meeting for the purpose of voting to determine whether the Fund should convert to an open-end management investment company. If approved by shareholders, the Fund will seek to convert to an open-end management investment company within 12 months of such approval

* Managed assets include assets attributable to leverage.


Portfolio Detail As of 7.31.2017

Portfolio asset allocations are estimates made by the adviser and are subject to change. Based on market value (including assets attributable to leverage).

Strategy Weights
Credit Quality Distribution
Opportunistic Income Strategy [DoubleLine] 72%
Tactical CEF Income Strategy [RiverNorth] 28%
Opportunistic Income Strategy [DoubleLine] 72%
Tactical CEF Income Strategy [RiverNorth] 28%
Credit Quality Distribution
Credit Quality Distribution
Below IG 52%
Not Rated 21%
Investment Grade (IG) 16%
Agency 7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 3%
Government 1%
Below IG 52%
Not Rated 21%
Investment Grade (IG) 16%
Agency 7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 3%
Government 1%
Sector Breakdown
Sector Weighting
Non-Agency MBS 51%
Agency MBS 13%
High Yield 8%
BDC Baby Bonds 6%
Bank Loan 6%
CMBS 5%
ABS 4%
Cash 3%
IG/Corporates 2%
Emerging Market Debt 2%
Developed Foreign 2%
Municipal/BABs 1%
Other 1%
BDCs 1%
Preferred 1%
Equity 1%
Government 1%
Non-Agency MBS 51%
Agency MBS 13%
High Yield 8%
BDC Baby Bonds 6%
Bank Loan 6%
CMBS 5%
ABS 4%
Cash 3%
IG/Corporates 2%
Emerging Market Debt 2%
Developed Foreign 2%
Municipal/BABs 1%
Other 1%
BDCs 1%
Preferred 1%
Equity 1%
Government 1%

The allocation does not add up to 100% as it reflects the estimated leverage utilized by the underlying funds.


Portfolio Statistics as of 7.31.2017

OPP
Estimated Duration3 4.4 years

Performance

Total Returns for the Period Ending 6.30.2017

  1 Month Q2 2017 Since
Inception†*
RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc.
Market Price
1.66% 5.11% 2.50%
RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc.
Net Asset Value
-0.05% 3.15% 7.48%
Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index4 -0.10% 1.45% -0.97%

Total Returns for the Period Ending 7.31.2017

  July 3 Month YTD Since
Inception†*
RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc.
Market Price
-1.23% 2.25% 8.55% 1.24%
RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc.
Net Asset Value
0.75% 2.42% 6.37% 8.29%
Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index4 0.43% 1.10% 2.71% -0.55%

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. You can obtain performance data current to the most recent month end by calling 800.617.0004. Total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions.

* Inception Date: 9.27.2016

Cumulative

Market price is the price that the Fund closed at on the primary listing exchange on the as-of date listed above.

NAV is the Net Asset Value of the Fund and equals the value of all the Fund's assets (less liabilities) divided by the number of shares outstanding.

Gross Expense Ratio: 1.82%

Expenses are estimates for the Fund's first fiscal year and do not include the effects of leverage.


Portfolio Managers

Patrick Galley, CFA - RiverNorth

Patrick joined RiverNorth in 2004 and serves as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager. Patrick heads the firm's investment team and oversees all portfolio management activities at RiverNorth.

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Steve O'Neill, CFA - RiverNorth

Steve joined RiverNorth in 2007 and serves as Portfolio Manager. Steve co-manages the firm's closed-end fund trading strategies and helps to oversee the firm's closed-end fund investment analysts.

Read full bio »

Jeffrey Gundlach - DoubleLine

Mr. Gundlach is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of DoubleLine. He is recognized as an expert* in bond and fixed income investments. In 2012, he was named one of the "50 Most Influential" by Bloomberg Markets magazine. In 2013, he was named "Money Manager of the Year" by Institutional Investor. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College summa cum laude holding a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy.

* Money News on 5.26.2011: Headline of the story: Bond Expert Gundlach: Housing Collapse to Spark Second Financial Meltdown. Morningstar on 1.5.2012: "...Jeffrey Gundlach, a high-profile fixed-income expert..."

Jeffrey Sherman - DoubleLine

Mr. Sherman joined DoubleLine in 2009, currently serves as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer and is a member of DoubleLine's Executive Management and Fixed Income Asset Allocation Committees. He additionally, serves as a portfolio manager for derivative-based and multi-asset strategies.


Distributions (tentative schedule)

  • Distribution dates are estimates and subject to change.
Ex-Date Record Date Payable
Date
Income Short Term
Gains
Long Term
Gains
Total Distributions Section 19a-1
Notice
11.16.16 11.18.16 11.30.16 $0.11000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.11000 November
12.14.16 12.16.16 12.30.16 $0.11000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.11000 - -
01.11.17 01.13.17 01.31.17 $0.11000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.11000 - -
02.15.17 02.17.17 02.28.17 $0.11000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.11000 - -
03.15.17 03.17.17 03.31.17 $0.12000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.12000 - -
04.19.17 04.21.17 04.28.17 $0.12000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.12000 - -
05.10.17 05.12.17 05.31.17 $0.12000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.12000 - -
06.14.17 06.16.17 06.30.17 $0.12000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.12000 - -
07.12.17 07.14.17 07.31.17 $0.12000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.12000 - -
08.16.17 08.18.17 08.31.17 $0.12000 $0.00000 $0.00000 $0.12000 - -
09.13.17 09.15.17 09.29.17 - - - - - - - - - -
10.11.17 10.13.17 10.31.17 - - - - - - - - - -
11.15.17 11.17.17 11.30.17 - - - - - - - - - -
12.13.17 12.15.17 12.29.17 - - - - - - - - - -

Disclosures & Definitions

Risk is inherent in all investing. Investing in any investment company security involves risk, including the risk that you may receive little or no return on your investment or even that you may lose part or all of your investment. Therefore, before investing in the Common Shares, you should consider the risks as well as the other information in the prospectus.

More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.

An investment in the Fund is not appropriate for all investors and is not intended to be a complete investment program. The Fund is designed as a long-term investment and not as a trading vehicle.

Investors should consider the Fund's investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. For more information, please read the prospectus, call your financial professional or call 800.617.0004.

The fund is a closed-end fund and closed-end funds do not continuously issue shares for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Since the initial public offering, the Fund now trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market's value.

CFA® is a trademark owned by the CFA Institute.

DoubleLine® is a registered trademark of DoubleLine Capital LP.

1 The price at which a closed-end fund trades often varies from its NAV. Some funds have market prices below their net asset values - referred to as a discount. Conversely, some funds have market prices above their net asset values - referred to as a premium

2 The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is an unmanaged index of investment-grade fixed-rate debt issues with maturities of at least one year. The index cannot be invested in directly and does not reflect fees and expenses.

3 Estimated Duration: Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a fixed income investment to a change in interest rates. Duration is expressed as a number of years. Duration is estimated by the adviser based on certain assumptions from third-party data and is subject to change.

4 30-Day SEC Yield: The yield figure reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period, after the deduction of the Fund's expenses.

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