OUR STRATEGIES 2019-07-11T14:18:44+00:00

Important Notice Regarding Name Change – GSTAX

Green Square High Income Municipal Fund

Green Square Separately Managed Account (SMA)

With a historically low yield environment as the backdrop, our pure high yield strategies (the Fund and SMA) are opportunistically designed to potentially generate maximum tax exempt income.  Although income is our primary objective, we also aim to provide meaningful total return in order to achieve a solid overall risk-return profile for our investors.

Unlike others, we won’t simply mirror a benchmark. Our portfolio construction is characterized by intensive fundamental credit analysis and focused on sectors that we believe present the best relative value and greatest upside potential in an effort to uncover investment opportunities that may produce a high stream of federally tax-free income.

We manage a diversified portfolio of high-yielding tax exempt securities with a focus on project revenue bonds in sectors deemed vital to the economy, such as healthcare, transportation, power/energy and education (public/private).  We will selectively invest in innovative, non-traditional, new dynamic sectors (such as charter schools, continuing care retirement communities and alternative forms of power/energy), which are historically higher-yielding and may provide long-term opportunities for enhanced total return and income.

“We believe that a high conviction, credit-driven, disciplined and pure high yield tax-exempt strategy will translate into strong long-term investment performance through different economic cycles.”

– Timothy Pynchon, Portfolio Manager, GSCA Boston


We believe our strategy can offer investors the following:

  • Higher yields on a relative and absolute basis
  • Favorable risk / reward characteristics compared to other asset classes
  • Low correlation* to other asset classes
  • Good value relative to investment grade municipals and taxable high yield
  • A means to lower the overall tax liability – provides federally tax free income
  • A partial offset to price declines in the event of higher interest rates


We believe this is a timely opportunity to capture yield and total return in the high yield tax-exempt securities market. Today, the market and asset class are buoyed by the narrow trading band for Treasuries, the absence of inflation, a strengthening economy, higher spreads and the continued supply/demand imbalance on the long end of the interest rate curve, driven by investors’ seemingly insatiable appetite to find yield.

“Rather than simply mirroring a benchmark, we focus on those sectors that we believe present the best relative value and greatest upside potential in an effort to uncover investment opportunities that may produce a high stream of federally tax-free income.”

– Joseph Gulli, Portfolio Manager, GSCA Boston


More Than Just Income . . .

Portfolio Management Team

Timothy Pynchon, CFA

Portfolio Manager, GSCA Boston

Timothy Pynchon, CFA founded Green Square Capital Advisors, Boston in October 2016. Although no longer an Oppenheimer Asset Management employee, Tim continues to manage the funds and separately managed accounts, working under a long-term sub advisory contract for Oppenheimer. Prior to this recent move, Tim joined Oppenheimer Asset Management in June 2013 and has worked in asset management since 1982.

Throughout his career, Tim has been responsible for investments in municipal bond portfolios and select taxable fixed income strategies. Within tax-exempt, Tim has focused primarily on high yield investments and has served as a portfolio manager, underwriter, analyst and restructuring specialist.  Previously, Tim had worked at Pioneer investment Management since 2000 as a Senior Vice President, first as a senior analyst and then as a Portfolio Manager for both open-end and closed-end funds. Prior  to Pioneer, Tim underwrote high yield tax-exempt health care issues for three years as a Managing Director at Commerce Capital Markets and served as a high yield analyst and restructuring specialist at Eaton Vance Management for the seven years prior to Commerce Capital Markets.

Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree at Hamilton College and his M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and is a member of both the CFA institute and the CFA Society of Boston.

Joseph Gulli

Portfolio Manager, GSCA Boston

Joseph Gulli joined Green Square Capital Advisors in October 2016 as a partner and head of credit research, ensuring that the management team for the funds and the separately managed accounts remains intact.  Prior to this recent move, Joe had joined    Oppenheimer Asset Management in November 2014 and has worked in asset management since 1992. Throughout his career, Joe has concentrated primarily on high yield and investment grade tax exempts, including analysis and restructurings.

Joe brings expertise in both high yield and investment grade tax exempts, as well distressed credits and restructurings.  Joe is responsible for a wide range of sector and credit analysis, continuing surveillance of credits, and buy and sell recommendations.

Prior to starting at OAM, Joe was at Lord Abbett & Co. for seven years, most recently as Partner and Director of Municipal Bond Research at Management.  Prior to Lord Abbett, Joe worked for SMC Fixed Income Management for one year after working as a tax-exempt analyst for 14 years at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.

Joe earned his Bachelor’s degree at Rider University in accounting and finance.

Top 10 Holdings as of 06/30/19

Issue %
Port Beaumont Navigation District, 8.000%, 2/1/2039 5.47%
Brazoria County Industrial Development Corp., 9.000%, 3/1/2039 4.08%
South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority, Series A, 7.000%, 5/1/2039 3.08%
Capital Trust Agency, Inc., 10.000%, 11/1/2020 2.97%
Wisconsin Public Finance Authority, Series B, 7.125%, 6/1/2041 2.91%
Oregon State Business Development Commission, Series 248-D, 6.500%, 4/1/2031 2.88%
Kountze Economic Development Corp., 15.000%, 11/1/2027 2.77%
Lake County Florida, Series A1, 7.125%, 1/1/2052 2.42%
Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, Series A, 6.750%, 12/1/2053 2.35%
Tarrant County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corp., 10.000%, 3/15/2023 2.28%

For full holdings list click here.

Top Sector Allocation as of 5/31/19

Sector %
Assisted Living 24.0%
Manufacturing 21.2%
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 18.9%

Important Notice Concerning Capital Gain Distribution – GSTAX

Green Square Asset Management has released the following capital gain payment for its mutual fund, Green Square High Income Municipal Fund.

Ticker Total Per Share Short-Term Per Share Long-Term Per Share NAV as of 12/20/18 Record Date Ex-Date & Payable Date
GSTAX $0.19711 $0.19711 0 $9.94 12/19/18 12/20/18

Performance as of 06/30/2019 (Monthly)

Average Annual Total Return

Fund YTD 1 Year Since Inception (9/15/17)
Green Square Tax Exempt High Income Fund Institutional Class 5.99% 6.87% 8.76%
Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index 6.66% 7.79% 7.26%

Performance as of 06/30/2019 (Quarterly)

Average Annual Total Return

Fund 3 Month 1 Year Since Inception (9/15/17)
Green Square Tax Exempt High Income Fund Institutional Class 2.10% 6.87% 8.76%
Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index 2.73% 7.79% 7.26%

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance is annualized for periods greater than 1 year.

Gross Expense Ratio: 1.02% Net Expense Ratio: 0.75%

The Operating Expenses Limitation Agreement is indefinite, but cannot be terminated through at least December 29, 2019. The minimum initial investment for the institutional class is $25,000.

* The correlation coefficient is a measure that determines the degree to which two variables’ movements are associated. The range of values for the correlation coefficient is -1.0 to 1.0. A correlation of -1.0 indicates a perfect negative correlation, while a correlation of 1.0 indicates a perfect positive correlation.

Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index – the Index covers the high yield portion of the USD-denominated long-term tax exempt bond market. The index has four main sectors: state and local general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, insured bonds, and pre-refunded bonds. It is not possible to invest in an index.

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

The Green Square Funds are offered only to United States residents, and information on this website is intended only for such persons. Nothing on this website should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of any Green Square Fund in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Please read and consider the prospectus carefully before investing. To obtain a hardcopy of the prospectus, please call 1.877.914.7343.

Mutual Fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Fund’s value investments are subject to the risk that their intrinsic values may not be recognized by the broad market or that their prices may decline. Investments in larger companies are subject to the risk that they are sometimes unable to attain the high growth rates of successful, smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion. Variable and floating rate securities provide for a periodic adjustment in the interest rate paid on the obligations. ETNs are subject to the credit risk of the issuer. Fixed-income securities are or may be subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, prepayment and extension risks. Interest rates may go up resulting in a decrease in the value of the fixed-income securities held by the Fund. High-yield fixed income securities or “junk bonds” are fixed-income securities held by the Fund that are rated below investment grade are subject to additional risk factors such as increased possibility of default, illiquidity of the security, and changes in value based on public perception of the issuer. The municipal market is volatile and can be significantly affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities.

Green Square Capital Asset Management, LLC is the Investment Adviser to the Green Square High Income Municipal Fund, which is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.


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