Apex Credit Partners LLC is a privately-held, SEC registered investment advisor focused on leveraged loans and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). We currently act as the portfolio manager for 12 CLOs with approximately $4.8 billion in broadly-syndicated and middle market loan assets under management. Apex or its predecessor has been investing in leveraged loans since 2005 and our senior portfolio management team averages over 25 years of direct experience in the leveraged credit markets. We priced our first CLO in 2007 and have accessed the CLO market every year since 2012. Our loan portfolios are actively managed and highly diverse. We target attractive risk-adjusted returns while mindful of capital preservation. Investors in our funds have included banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and pension funds.
We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jefferies Finance LLC, a leading commercial finance company that structures, underwrites, and syndicates senior secured loans to corporate borrowers. Since its inception in 2004, Jefferies Finance has served as lead arranger of over 950 transactions representing over $195 billion in arranged volume.
Jefferies Finance and Apex together hold over $400 million of the subordinated notes in the 12 CLOs managed by Apex, representing a substantial equity commitment to our funds. Apex also provides portfolio services on four revolving credit CLOs and a middle market financing vehicle for Jefferies Finance totaling an additional $1.3 billion in loan assets.