RiverNorth/Oaktree High Income Fund
Class I: RNHIX
Class R: RNOTX
Overview
Performance
Portfolio
Distributions
Management

Overview

Net Asset Value as of 10.20.2021 Current NAV Daily Change % YTD Change %
Class I: RNHIX $9.52 0.00% 3.31%
Class R: RNOTX $9.51 0.00% 3.13%

Investment Objective & Philosophy

The RiverNorth/Oaktree High Income Fund seeks to provide investors with overall total return consisting of long-term capital appreciation and income.

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 credit manager such as Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. ("Oaktree") 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 three principal strategies:

  • Tactical Closed-End Fund
  • High Yield Bond
  • Senior Loan

RiverNorth manages the Tactical Closed-End Fund Strategy and Oaktree manages the High Yield Bond and Senior Loan Strategies. Oaktree tactically manages the allocation between the High Yield Bond and Senior Loan Strategies based on both market opportunities and the risk-reward trade-offs between the two asset classes.

The Fund provides investors unique market access to managers who are experts in their respective asset classes. The Fund also offers first time access in the U.S. to both Oaktree's Senior Loan and High Yield Bond Strategies in a daily priced vehicle.

Senior Loans

  • Description
    • Corporate loans
    • Floating tate
    • Secured
  • Participants: Institutional
  • Price Fluctuations: Historically stable when rates rise
  • Yield: Attractive vs. government and investment grade bonds2
  • Other Features: Little to no duration

High Yield Bonds

  • Description
    • Global corporate bonds
    • Fixed rate
    • Unsecured
  • Participants: Institutional
  • Price Fluctuations: Sensitive to rising rates and the economy
  • Yield: Attractive vs. government and investment grade corporate bonds2
  • Other Features: Generally intermediate duration

Closed-End Funds

  • Description
    • Diversified asset mix
    • Fixed number of shares
    • Brought to market via IPO
  • Participants: Retail/limited institutional
  • Price Fluctuations: Price relative to NAV fluctuates due to supply & demand
  • Yield:
    • Buying assets at discount to NAV enhances yield
    • Typically utilize leverage to enhance yield
  • Other Features: Opportunity to buy assets at a discount to liquidation value
Senior Loans High Yield Bonds Closed-End Funds
Description • Corporate loans
• Floating rate
• Secured
• Global corporate bonds
• Fixed rate
• Unsecured
• Diversified asset mix
• Fixed number of shares
• Brought to market via IPO
Participants Institutional Institutional Retail/limited institutional
Price fluctuations Historically stable when rates rise Sensitive to rising rates and the economy Price relative to NAV fluctuates due to supply and demand
Yield Attractive vs. government and investment grade bonds2 Attractive vs. government and investment grade corporate bonds • Buying assets at discount to NAV enhances yield
• Typically utilize leverage to enhance yield
Other Features Little to no duration Generally intermediate duration Opportunity to buy assets at a discount to liquidation value

Investment Rationale

  • High income portfolio focused on high yield bonds and senior loans with a tactical closed-end fund overlay
  • RiverNorth's strategy seeks to capitalize on inefficiencies within the closed-end fund space
  • The Oaktree strategies provide a value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investing in high yield bonds and senior loans
  • Flexibility to respond to market dynamics

Fund Information as of 8.31.2021

Class I (Institutional) Class R (Retail)
NASDAQ Symbol RNHIX RNOTX
CUSIP 76881N806 76881N707
Inception Date 12.28.2012
Annual Report Expense Ratio 1.35% 1.60%
Total Expense Ratio3 2.02% 2.28%
Minimum Initial Investment $100,000 $5,000
Minimum IRA Investment $100,000 $1,000
Estimated Duration4 (years) 2.88 2.88
30-Day SEC Yield (net) as of 8.31.20215,6 2.81% 2.56%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) as of 8.31.20215,6 2.14% 1.89%
Benchmarks BofA ML Non-Financial Developed HY Constrained Index7, CS Leveraged Loan Index8, Morningstar Category: US Fund High Yield Bond9
Fund Net Assets $46.0M as of 8.31.2021
Sales Load None
Income Distributions Monthly
Capital Gains Distributions Annually

Portfolio

  • Portfolio asset allocations are estimates made by the adviser and are subject to change.
Strategy Weights as of 8.31.2021
Strategy Weighting
Oaktree 98%
RiverNorth 2%
Oaktree 98%
RiverNorth 2%
Fixed Income Allocation as of 8.31.2021
Type Allocation
High Yield 97%
Not Rated 2%
Investment Grade 1%
High Yield 97%
Not Rated 2%
Investment Grade 1%
Sector Breakdown as of 8.31.2021
Sector Weighting
High Yield 42%
Bank Loans 36%
Developed Foreign 18%
IG/Corporates 1%
Cash 1%
BDCs 1%
High Yield 42%
Bank Loans 36%
Developed Foreign 18%
IG/Corporates 1%
Cash 1%
BDCs 1%

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

High Yield & Bank Loan Geographic Breakdown as of 8.31.2021
Type Exposure
Oaktree Sleeve U.S. High Yield 41%
Oaktree Sleeve U.S. Bank Loan 31%
Oaktree Sleeve Europe High Yield 19%
Oaktree Sleeve Europe Bank Loan 7%
Oaktree Sleeve Canada High Yield 2%
RiverNorth Sleeve High Yield 1%
Oaktree Sleeve U.S. High Yield 41%
Oaktree Sleeve U.S. Bank Loan 31%
Oaktree Sleeve Europe High Yield 19%
Oaktree Sleeve Europe Bank Loan 7%
Oaktree Sleeve Canada High Yield 2%
RiverNorth Sleeve High Yield 1%

Total does not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Performance

Total Returns for the Period Ending 6.30.2021 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since Inception†*
RiverNorth/Oaktree High Income Fund, Class I 1.66% 2.62% 11.88% 4.68% 5.19% 4.40%
RiverNorth/Oaktree High Income Fund, Class R 1.60% 2.50% 11.62% 4.42% 4.93% 4.13%
BofA ML Non-Financial Developed HY Constrained Index4 2.66% 2.94% 16.14% 6.61% 6.97% 5.38%
CS Leveraged Loan Index5 1.44% 3.48% 11.67% 4.36% 4.97% 4.33%
Morningstar Category: US Fund High Yield Bond6 2.49% 3.61% 14.48% 6.02% 6.07% 4.74%
Total Returns for the Period Ending 8.31.2021 August 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since Inception†*
RiverNorth/Oaktree High Income Fund, Class I 0.38% 1.25% 3.12% 7.79% 4.42% 4.53% 4.37%
RiverNorth/Oaktree High Income Fund, Class R 0.35% 1.20% 2.97% 7.54% 4.17% 4.27% 4.11%
BofA ML Non-Financial Developed HY Constrained Index4 0.37% 1.19% 3.70% 9.69% 6.28% 6.15% 5.36%
CS Leveraged Loan Index5 0.49% 0.69% 3.77% 8.28% 4.03% 4.57% 4.28%
Morningstar Category: US Fund High Yield Bond 6 0.48% 1.71% 4.25% 9.48% 5.69% 5.37% 4.72%

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, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. You can obtain performance data current to the most recent month end by calling (888) 848-7569. 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: 12.28.2012

Average Annual

Distributions

  • Distribution dates are estimates and subject to change.
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Portfolio Management

Patrick Galley, CFA
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
RiverNorth
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Steve O'Neill, CFA
Portfolio Manager
RiverNorth
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Sheldon Stone
Principal, Portfolio Manager
Oaktree
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Ronnie Kaplan, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Oaktree
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David Rosenberg
Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager
Oaktree
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Madelaine Jones, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Oaktree
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Anthony Shackleton, FCA
Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager
Oaktree
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Disclosures & Definitions

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

Fund Risks: Borrowing Risk – borrowings increase fund expenses and are subject to repayment, possibly at inopportune times. Closed-End Fund Risk – closed-end funds are exchange traded, may trade at a discount to their net asset values and may deploy leverage. Convertible Security Risk – the market value of convertible securities adjusts with interest rates and the value of the underlying stock. Credit Derivatives Risk – the use of credit derivatives is highly specialized, involves default, counterparty and liquidity risks and may not perfectly correlate to the underlying asset or liability being hedged. Currency Risk – foreign currencies will rise or decline relative to the U.S. dollar. Derivatives Risk – derivatives are subject to counterparty risk. Distressed and Defaulted Securities Risk – defaulted securities carry the risk of uncertainty of repayment. Equity Risk – equity securities may experience volatility and the value of equity securities may move in opposite directions from each other and from other equity markets generally. Exchange Traded Note Risk – exchange traded notes represent unsecured debt of the issuer and may be influenced by interest rates, credit ratings of the issuer or changes in value of the reference index. Fixed Income Risk – the market value of fixed income securities adjusts with interest rates and the securities are subject to issuer default. Foreign/Emerging Market Risk – foreign securities may be subject to inefficient or volatile markets, different regulatory regimes or different tax policies. These risks may be enhanced in emerging markets. Floating Interest Rate Risk – loans pay interest based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and a decline in LIBOR could negatively impact the Fund's return. Investment Style Risk – investment strategies may come in and out of favor with investors and may underperform or outperform at times. Large Shareholder Purchase and Redemption Risk – The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders purchase or redeem large amounts of shares of the Fund. Liquidity Risk – illiquid investments may be difficult or impossible to sell. Loans Risk – loans may be unrated or rated below investment grade and the pledged collateral may lose value. Secondary trading in loans is not fully-developed and may result in illiquidity. Management Risk – there is no guarantee that the adviser's or sub-adviser's investment decisions will produce the desired results. Market Risk – economic conditions, interest rates and political events may affect the securities markets. Preferred Stock Risk – preferred stocks generally pay dividends, but may be less liquid than common stocks, have less priority than debt instruments and may be subject to redemption by the issuer. Security Risk – the value of the Fund may increase or decrease in response to the prospects of the issuers of securities and loans held in the Fund. Swap Risk – swap agreements are subject to counterparty default risk and may not perform as intended. Tax Risk – new federal or state governmental action could adversely affect the tax-exempt status of securities held by the Fund, resulting in higher tax liability for shareholders and potentially hurting Fund performance as well. Underlying Fund Risk – underlying funds have additional fees, may utilize leverage, may not correlate to an intended index and may trade at a discount to their net asset values. Valuation Risk – Loans and fixed-income securities are traded "over the counter" and because there is no centralized information regarding trading, the valuation of loans and fixed-income securities may vary.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC or Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

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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 Investment grade is a rating that indicates that a municipal or corporate bond has a relatively low risk of default.

3 The expense ratio as disclosed in the Fund's annual report dated 9.30.2020 only includes the direct expenses paid by shareholders from their investment. The expense ratio as disclosed in the Fund's prospectus dated 1.28.2021 is required to include the indirect expenses of investing in underlying funds. As of prospectus dated 1.28.2021. The adviser has contractually agreed to defer the collection of fees and/or reimburse expenses, but only to the extent necessary to limit Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding brokerage fees and commissions; borrowing costs, such as (a) interest and (b) dividends on securities sold short; taxes; indirect expenses incurred by the underlying funds in which the Fund invests; and extraordinary expenses) to 1.35% (RNHIX) and 1.60% (RNOTX) of the average daily net assets of the Fund through 1.31.2022.

4 Estimated 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 by third-party data and is subject to change.

5 30-Day SEC Yield: The yield figure reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period, after the deduction of the Funds' expenses. Unsubsidized SEC Yield: The yield excludes contractual expense reimbursements, resulting in a lower yield.

6 The Fund pays periodic distributions consisting of dividend income, return of capital, and capital gains. However, the tax characteristics of these distributions cannot be fully determined until after the end of year when the Fund's underlying investments designate or reclassify the composition of their payments. In the interim, the Fund estimates return of capital rates based on the previous year's distribution. As a result, a portion of the quoted SEC Yield may consist of an estimated amount of return of capital.

7 The BofA Merrill Lynch Developed Markets High Yield Constrained Index contains all securities in the BofA Merrill Lynch Global High Yield index from developed markets countries but cap issuer exposure at 2%. Developed markets is defined as an FX-G10 member, a Western European nation, or a territory of the U.S. or a Western European nation. The index tracks the performance of USD, CAD, GBP and EUR denominated below investment grade corporate debt publicly issued in the major domestic or Eurobond markets. Qualifying securities must have a below investment grade rating (based on an average of Moody's, S&P and Fitch). The index cannot be invested in directly and does not reflect fees and expenses.

8 CS Leveraged Loan Index tracks the investable market of the U.S. dollar denominated leveraged loan market. It consists of issues rated "5B" or lower, meaning that the highest rated issues included in this index are Moody's/S&P ratings of Baa1/BB+ or Ba1/BBB+. All loans are funded term loans with a tenor of at least one year and are made by issuers domiciled in developed countries. The index cannot be invested in directly and does not reflect fees and expenses.

9 Morningstar Category: US High-yield bond portfolios concentrate on lower-quality bonds, which are riskier than those of higher-quality companies. These portfolios generally offer higher yields than other types of portfolios, but they are also more vulnerable to economic and credit risk. These portfolios primarily invest in U.S. high-income debt securities where at least 65% or more of bond assets are not rated or are rated by a major agency such as Standard & Poor's or Moody's at the level of BB (considered speculative for taxable bonds) and below.

10 The All Fixed Income Closed-End Fund (CEF) Index is a peer grouping of all listed closed-end funds Morningstar categorizes as "Fixed Income", including both taxable and non-taxable funds.

11 Standard deviation is a measure of the volatility of a fund's returns.