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Angel Oak Capital is Committed to Responsible Investment Practices

Angel Oak believes strongly that opportunities exist to meet or exceed its risk-return requirements  while also delivering a positive impact on society. Angel Oak is committed to providing financial security to its investors, and views the integration of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (“ESG”) considerations into firm strategies as a way to help deliver superior long-term performance. Angel Oak is guided by its Responsible Investment Policy which provides a framework to integrate ESG factors into its investment strategies. This framework ensures that Angel Oak identifies and implements investment opportunities that address the UN’s Sustainable Develpement Goals (SDGs) while also meeting or exceeding its benchmark performance requirements.

Our Responsible Investing Approach

Angel Oak is proud to be a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an organization that is dedicated to sharing information and furthering responsible investment practices for the betterment of the asset management industry and the global community. PRI is recognized as the leading global network for investors incorporating ESG considerations into their philosophies. Their network of international investors collaborate to implement a set of six principles providing a framework for integrating ESG factors into investment analysis and ownership practices aligned with fiduciary duties:

  • To incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes;
  • To be an active owner and to incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices;
  • To seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest;
  • To promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry;
  • To work with the PRI Secretariat and other signatories to enhance their effectiveness in implementing the Principles;
  • To report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

PRI Public Report

Angel Oak was a founding member of UNPRI’s Structured Products Advisory Committee. Read a recent paper published on incorporating ESG into securitized products investing here.

Angel Oak’s Organizational Affiliations


Angel Oak is an investor in the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), a not-for-profit organization that has developed a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Over the past 15 years, the CDP has created a system that has resulted in unparalleled engagement on environmental issues worldwide.



Angel Oak is a SASB Alliance Member and shows its commitment to transparency by providing the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) disclosure elements for asset managers. Angel Oak also actively encourages its invested companies to make their own industry-appropriate SASB disclosure statements.


Responsible Investment Policy Summary

Angel Oak has emphasized responsible investment (“RI”) principles as an important component of the firm’s corporate values since its founding. Angel Oak implemented a Responsible Investment Policy in 2019 to govern its ESG-aligned investment strategies. Angel Oak has the opportunity to have a positive impact on society and the environment in all aspects of its business and operations. Angel Oak believes that taking an active approach to assessing ESG issues in investment decisions has the potential to generate enhanced performance for its investors as well as provide benefits to society as a whole.

Angel Oak invests across a broad variety of asset classes and takes its responsibility as a capital provider seriously. Angel Oak’s investment strategies will be implemented in a manner that optimizes the firm’s ability to contribute broadly to well-being and sustainable development through ESG integration, active ownership, and impact investing. Angel Oak has always encouraged the development of strategies that have a specific responsible investment or impact purpose.

Responsible Corporate Credit Strategy

Angel Oak Formally Incorporates ESG Factors into the Investment Process for Four Public Mutual Funds and One Closed-End Fund

  • Specific ESG issues addressed in initial and ongoing due diligence process
  • ESG scorecard assesses relative and absolute alignment with ESG factors
  • Periodic engagement with the invested company’s management to improve alignment over time

Financials Income Fund

High Yield Opportunities Fund

Multi-Strategy Income Fund

UltraShort Income Fund

Dynamic Financial Strategies Income Term Trust

Angel Oak’s ESG-integrated investment strategies strongly align with the ESG factors incorporated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Lending to designated affordable housing projects
  • Loans to industries that have positive environmental and societal benefits
  • Solar/renewable energy
  • Waste management/recycling
  • Pollution and chemical remediation
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) program loans to local companies which support job creation
  • Activities that satisfy Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements
  • Affordable housing loans to low-to-moderate income borrowers
  • Loans to businesses in economically distressed areas
  • Student lending programs
  • Lending to support nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies
  • Environmental insurance policy providers

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Multi-Strategy Income Fund Prospectus
Financials Income Fund Prospectus
High Yield Opportunities Fund Prospectus
UltraShort Income Fund Prospectus
Strategic Credit Fund Prospectus
Core Impact Fund Prospectus

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Performance data current to the most recent month-end and quarter-end can be obtained by clicking the links above.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than what is stated.


Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Funds can make short sales of securities, which involves the risk that losses in securities may exceed the original amount invested. Leverage, which may exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of securities in a Fund’s portfolio on the Fund’s Net Asset Value and therefore may increase the volatility of a Fund. Investments in foreign securities involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks are increased for emerging markets. Investments in fixed income instruments typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. Derivatives involve risks different from and, in certain cases, greater than the risks presented by more traditional investments. Investments in asset backed and mortgage‐backed securities include additional risks that investors should be aware of, such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. Investments in lower‐rated and nonrated securities presents a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher‐rated securities. A non‐diversified fund, may be more susceptible to being adversely affected by a single corporate, economic, political or regulatory occurrence than a diversified fund. Funds will incur higher and duplicative costs when it invests in mutual funds, ETFs and other investment companies. There is also the risk that the Funds may suffer losses due to the investment practices of the underlying funds. For more information on these risks and other risks of the Funds, please see the Prospectus.


There is no guarantee that this or any investment strategy will succeed; the strategy is not an indicator of future performance; and investment results may vary.

References to other mutual funds should not be interpreted as an offer of these securities.

Fund holdings and allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect from loss in a declining market.

Indexed annuities are complex, not suitable for all investors, and due to surrender charges it is possible to lose money.

Upside potential may be limited due to participation rates.

The Angel Oak Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.




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