Notably, since late 2020, US CLO managers have, on average, been adding value for their investors. This trend is illustrated by the blue line in the chart, which remains in positive territory. The annualized total return alpha since inception reached its peak around October 2021. This suggests that, on average, US CLO managers tend to add more value during particularly robust market periods. It is important to note, however, that the chart is based on averages. Nevertheless, there are managers who consistently add value in both weak and strong markets.