BNY Mellon Alcentra Global
Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Inc.

  • Fund Code 0816
  • CUSIP 05589D109

Investment Objective

The Fund's investment objective is to seek to provide total return consisting of high current income and capital appreciation. There is no assurance the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

Annual Distribution Rate (ADR) ) is the average of the 4 quarterly distributions divided by the $100 IPO price and annualized. After the fund has existed for more than 1 year, ADR calculation will be the sum of the 4 most recent distributions divided by the $100 IPO Price.

Distribution rates are not performance. The fund intends to distribute all or a portion of its net investment income on a quarterly basis and any capital gains at least annually. The portion of distributions that exceeds the fund's current and accumulated earnings and profits will constitute a non-taxable return of capital (ROC). A distribution rate that includes an ROC should not be confused with yield or income. Please refer to the most recent Section 19 Notice, if applicable, for additional information regarding the composition of distributions. Final determination of a distribution's tax character will be made on Form 1099 DIV sent to shareholders each January.

Managed Assets means the total assets of the fund, including any assets attributable to leverage, minus the fund's accrued liabilities, other than any liabilities or obligations attributable to leverage.

Average Effective Maturity is the weighted average of the effective maturity dates of the fixed-income securities in the fund’s holdings.

Average Effective Duration is used to measure the market price sensitivity of the fund’s portfolio holdings to market interest rate changes; duration is expected to change over time with changes in market factors and the time to maturity of the fund’s portfolio holdings. Effective duration incorporates certain characteristics of the fund’s portfolio holdings, such as yield, coupon payments, price and par value, final maturity (if any) and any call features. Generally, rising interest rates may lengthen the duration of the fund as portfolio holdings with call features may become less likely to be exercised as interest rates rise, making them more sensitive to changes in interest rates. Conversely, decreasing interest rates generally may shorten the fund’s duration if any call features of portfolio holdings are more likely to be exercised as a result of such interest-rate decrease, thereby making the fund less sensitive to changes in interest rates. The fund is not subject to any formal restrictions on its average portfolio maturity or on its average portfolio duration or the maturity of the individual bonds in which it invests.

Total Leverage is the amount of borrowed funds used to purchase assets in order to potentially enhance returns.

Portfolio Managers

  • Chris Barris

    Portfolio Manager,
    Alcentra NY LLC
    Since inception of the fund

  • Kevin Cronk, CFA

    Portfolio Manager,
    Alcentra NY LLC
    Since inception of the fund

  • Jonathan DeSimone

    Portfolio Manager,
    Alcentra NY LLC
    Since January 2021

  • Hiram Hamilton

    Portfolio Manager,
    Alcentra NY LLC
    Since inception of the fund

  • Suhail A. Shaikh

    Suhail A. Shaikh

    Portfolio Manager,
    Alcentra NY LLC
    Since inception of the fund

Official NAV Statistics (Quarterly)

The Fund does not offer its shares for purchase or redemption on a daily basis, it is not required to, nor does it, determine a daily net asset value in accordance with the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Fund, pursuant to procedures approved by its Board of Directors, determines its net asset value quarterly for purposes of regulatory compliance and performance reporting. The Fund, however, also calculates and publishes a daily net asset value (Informational NAV). Investors are not able to transact in the Fund's common shares on a daily basis and, as a result, should consider the daily net asset value provided by the Fund for informational purposes only. The Fund's net asset value per share (whether for informational or regulatory purposes) is determined by dividing the net asset value of the Fund by the number of shares of the Fund outstanding as of the applicable date shown above.

Average Annual Returns (Informational NAV)



Average Annual Returns (Official NAV)

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Share price and investment return fluctuate and an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original investment. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Returns are net of fund expenses. The returns do not reflect any sales loads or other commissions incurred by investors who purchased common shares in the fund’s initial public offering. Performance for periods less than 1 year is not annualized.

DUE TO RECENT MARKET VOLATILITY, CURRENT PERFORMANCE MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN THE FIGURES SHOWN. Investors should note that the fund’s short-term performance is highly unusual, in part to unusually favorable market conditions, and is unlikely to be repeated or consistently achieved in the future. Total return includes reinvestment of dividends and any capital gains paid, based upon net asset value per share or market price per share, as applicable. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Share price, yield and investment return fluctuate such that upon redemption, fund shares may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The BofA Merrill Lynch Global High Yield Index is a measure of the global high yield debt market. The index represents the union of the US high yield, the pan-European high yield, and emerging markets hard currency high yield indices. An investor cannot invest directly in any index.

Fund inception date is 8/30/2019.

Average Expenses Based on Net Assets

As of  03/31/21 Expense Description Expense Ratio (%)
Investment Management Fee 1.75%
Other Expenses 1.10%
Interest Expense 0.79%
Total Fund Expenses 2.85%

See the fund's Annual or Semiannual Report for full information on expenses.

Total Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, before any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Net Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, after any applicable fee waivers or expense reimbursements. The Total Expenses, or Net Expenses (if including fee waivers or expense reimbursements) is the actual fund expense ratio applicable to investors.


Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. is the Fund's investment manager, and has engaged its affiliate, Alcentra NY, LLC ("Alcentra"), to serve as the Fund's sub-investment adviser. BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. and Alcentra are subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.




Regulatory Documents


An investment in the fund’s common shares may be speculative and it involves a high degree of risk. There is no assurance that the fund will achieve its investment objective. The fund should not constitute a complete investment program. Asset allocation and diversification cannot assure a profit or protect against loss.

The fund does not list its common shares on any securities exchange. The fund is appropriate only for long-term investors who are prepared to hold their common shares through the term of the fund, or until the fund accepts an investor’s common shares for repurchase in a tender offer, if any. It is appropriate only for investors who are seeking an investment in less liquid portfolio investments in an illiquid fund. Investors should not expect to be able to sell their shares regardless of how the fund performs and, as a result, investors may be unable to reduce their exposure during any market downturn.

The fund intends, but is not obligated, to conduct quarterly tender offers for up to 2.5% of the common shares then outstanding, beginning approximately one year after completion of the offering. There may be periods during which no tender offer is made, and it is possible that no tender offers will be conducted during the term of the fund. The fund’s term also may be extended by its board of directors, without shareholder approval, by up to one year. Although it is anticipated that the fund will have distributed substantially all of its net assets to shareholders as soon as practicable after the fund is terminated, securities for which no market exists or securities trading at depressed prices, may be placed in a liquidating trust. Securities placed in a liquidating trust may be held for an indefinite period of time, potentially several years or longer, until they can be sold or pay out all of their cash flows.

The Fund’s primary portfolio managers will make all determinations regarding allocations and reallocations of the Fund’s managed assets to each credit strategy. The percentage allocations among credit strategies may, from time to time, be out of balance with the target allocations set by the Fund’s primary portfolio managers. Any rebalancing of the Fund’s portfolio may have an adverse effect on the performance of the Fund and may be subject to certain additional limits and constraints. There can be no assurance that the decisions of the Fund’s primary portfolio managers with respect to the allocation and reallocation of the Fund’s managed assets among the credit strategies, or that an investment within a particular credit strategy, will be successful.

Risks of Investing in Credit Instruments. Credit instruments in which the Fund invests are particularly susceptible to risks such as:

Issuer Risk. The market value of credit instruments may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuer, such as management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer’s goods and services.

Credit Risk. Credit risk is the risk that one or more credit instruments in the Fund’s portfolio will decline in price or fail to pay interest or principal when due because the issuer of the instrument experiences a decline in its financial status. Losses may occur because the market value of a credit instrument is affected by the creditworthiness or perceived creditworthiness of the issuer and by general economic and specific industry conditions and certain of the Fund’s investments will be subordinate to other debt in the issuer’s capital structure. Because the Fund generally expects to invest a significant portion of its managed assets in below investment grade instruments, it will be exposed to a greater amount of credit risk than a fund which invests primarily in investment grade securities.

Interest-Rate Risk. Prices of fixed rate credit instruments tend to move inversely with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in rates will adversely affect these instruments and, accordingly, the Fund’s net asset value. During periods of very low interest rates, the Fund may be subject to a greater risk of principal decline from rising interest rates.

The Fund may invest all of its assets in below investment grade instruments, which are regarded as predominantly speculative with respect to the issuer’s capacity to pay interest and repay principal. Below investment grade instruments, though generally higher yielding, are characterized by higher risk. These instruments are especially sensitive to adverse changes in general economic conditions, to changes in the financial condition of their issuers and to price fluctuation in response to changes in interest rates.

Leverage Risk. The Fund incurs leverage as part of its investment strategy. All costs and expenses related to any form of leverage used by the Fund will be borne entirely by common shareholders. If the income and gains earned on the securities and investments purchased with leverage proceeds are greater than the cost of the leverage, the return on the Common Shares will be greater than if leverage had not been used. Conversely, if the income and gains from the securities and investments purchased with such proceeds do not cover the cost of leverage, the return on the Common Shares will be less than if leverage had not been used. There is no assurance that a leveraging strategy will be successful.

Valuation Risk. Unlike publicly traded common stock which trades on national exchanges, there is no central place or exchange for loans or other credit instruments in which the Fund may invest. Due to the lack of centralized information and trading, the valuation of credit instruments may carry more risk than that of common stock. Other market participants may value instruments differently than the Fund. As a result, the Fund may be subject to the risk that when a credit instrument is sold in the market, the amount received by the Fund is less than the value that such credit instrument is carried at on the Fund's books.

Liquidity Risk. In addition to the various other risks associated with investing in credit instruments, to the extent those instruments are determined to be illiquid or restricted securities, they may be difficult to dispose of at a fair price at the times when the Fund believes it is desirable to do so. The market price of illiquid and restricted securities generally is more volatile than that of more liquid securities, which may adversely affect the price that the Fund pays for or recovers upon the sale of such securities. Illiquid and restricted securities are also more difficult to value, especially in challenging markets. Investment of the Fund's assets in illiquid and restricted securities may restrict the Fund's ability to take advantage of market opportunities.

Recent market risks include pandemic risks related to COVID-19. The effects of COVID-19 have contributed to increased volatility in global markets and will likely affect certain countries, companies, industries and market sectors more dramatically than others. To the extent the fund may overweight its investments in certain countries, companies, industries or market sectors, such positions will increase the fund's exposure to risk of loss from adverse developments affecting those countries, companies, industries or sectors.

An investment in this fund presents a number of risks and is not suitable for all investors. Investors should carefully review and consider all potential risks.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the data shown.