Credit Opportunities Fund

The First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund is a closed-end Interval Fund

Focus on Current Income

The Fund seeks to provide attractive current income with a secondary objective of providing long-term risk-adjusted returns by investing in a portfolio of U.S. alternative credit assets across multiple sectors and risk profiles.

Flexible Approach
 

The flexibility to allocate capital to both public and private markets enables the team to take an opportunistic approach while seeking to generate attractive current income and long-term risk adjusted returns.

Seeks to Mitigate Downside Risks

The Fund seeks to mitigate downside risks by building a portfolio of assets across the alternative credit spectrum, with an emphasis on first-lien, senior-secured assets.

Daily Performance as of 07/27/2021
Class Ticker CUSIP As of Date Price ($) Daily ($) Change Year-to-Date (%) Change Inception Date
A FECAX 32010B205 07/27/2021 26.28 0.00 7.08 12/02/2020
I FECRX 32010B106 07/27/2021 26.28 0.00 7.53 09/15/2020

*Small Cap Opportunity I shares incepted on April 27, 2021. Small Cap Opportunity A shares and R6 shares incepted on July1, 2021.

Class A Shares. The minimum initial investment for Class A Shares is $2,500 per account. The minimum subsequent investment amount for Class A Shares is $100.

Class I Shares. The minimum initial investment for Class I Shares is $1 million per account. There is no minimum subsequent investment amount for Class I Shares.

The initial investment minimums may be modified for certain financial firms that submit orders on behalf of their customers.  The Fund or the Distributor may lower or waive the minimum initial investment for certain classes of shares or categories of investors at their discretion.  The minimum initial investment may also be modified for current officers, trustees, directors, and employees of the Fund, First Eagle, the Adviser, the Subadviser,  the Distributor, certain other subsidiaries of First Eagle, The Blackstone Group Inc., Corsair Capital LLC, employees of certain firms providing services to the Fund (such as the custodian and the shareholder servicing agent), and to the immediate family members of any such persons or to any trust, pension, profit-sharing or other benefit plan for only such persons. Please see the Statement of Additional Information for details.

Summary of Principal Risks of the Fund

The Fund is a newly organized, non-diversified closed-end investment company. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

An investment in the First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) involves a number of significant risks. Below is a summary of some of the principal risks of investing in the Fund. Before you invest, you should be aware of various risks, including those described below. For a more complete discussion of the risks of investing in the Fund, see the Fund’s prospectus under the heading, “Principal Risks of the Fund.”                                                        

Investment Risk — An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested and should be considered speculative. An investment in the Fund represents an indirect investment in the investments and other financial assets owned by the Fund. The value of the Fund’s investments will generally fluctuate with, among other things, changes in prevailing interest rates, federal tax rates, counterparty risk, general economic conditions, the condition of certain financial markets, developments or trends in any particular industry and the financial condition of the issuer. Lower-quality debt securities involve greater risk of default or price changes and their value can fluctuate, especially during periods of increased market volatility, economic recessions or periods of high interest rates. The Fund anticipates using leverage, which would magnify the Fund’s investment, market and certain other risks.

Market Risk — The Fund is subject to market risk. Market risk includes unexpected directional price movements, deviations from historical pricing relationships, changes in the regulatory environment, changes in market volatility, panicked or forced selling of assets and contraction of available credit or other financing sources. The success of the Fund’s activities may be affected by general economic and market conditions, such as interest rates, availability of credit, inflation rates, economic uncertainty, changes in laws and national and international political circumstances. 

Issuer Risk — The value of securities may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to a security’s issuer, such as its financial strength, management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer’s goods and services, as well as the historical and prospective earnings of the issuer and the value of its assets. A change in the financial condition of a single issuer may affect securities markets as a whole. These risks can apply to the shares issued by the Fund and to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the Fund invests.

Credit Risk and Interest Rate Risk  — Investment in private and middle market companies is highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk of credit loss, and therefore the Fund’s securities may not be suitable for someone with a low tolerance for risk. These risks are likely to increase during an economic recession. Additionally, issuers of the syndicated loans and other types of credit instruments in which the Fund may invest may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due. This nonpayment would result in a reduction of income to the Fund, a reduction in the value of such syndicated loans or credit instrument experiencing nonpayment and, potentially, a decrease in the NAV of the Fund.  A significant increase in market interest rates could harm the Fund’s ability to attract new portfolio companies and originate new loans and investments. The Fund expects that a majority of its investments in debt will continue to be at floating rates with a floor. 

Below Investment Grade Rating Risk — Most of the credit instruments in which the Fund invests, including its investments in syndicated bank loans, middle market “club” loans (senior secured loans in middle market companies funded by an arranged group of lenders that generally does not involve syndication), direct lending (consisting of first lien loans, including unitranche loans), asset-based loans, and high-yield bonds, will be rated below investment grade by rating agencies or would be rated below investment grade if they were rated. Below investment grade investments are often referred to as “high-yield” or “junk” securities. While generally providing greater income and opportunity for gain, below investment grade securities or comparable unrated securities may be subject to greater risks than securities or instruments that have higher credit ratings, including a higher risk of default. Because unrated securities may not have an active trading market or may be difficult to value, the Fund might have difficulty selling them promptly at an acceptable price.

Bank Loan Risk — These investments potentially expose the Fund to the credit risk of the underlying borrower, and in certain cases, of the financial institution. The Fund’s ability to receive payments in connection with the loan depends primarily on the financial condition of the borrower. Even investments in secured loans present risk, as there is no assurance that the collateral securing the loan will be sufficient to satisfy the loan obligation. The market for bank loans may be illiquid and the Fund may have difficulty selling them. In addition, bank loans often have contractual restrictions on resale, which can delay the sale and adversely impact the sale price.

Distressed Debt, Litigation, Bankruptcy and Other Proceedings Risk — The Fund may invest in debt securities and other obligations of companies that are experiencing significant financial or business distress, including companies involved in bankruptcy or other reorganization and liquidation proceedings. Although such investments may result in significant returns for the Fund, they involve a substantial degree of risk. The level of analytical sophistication, both financial and legal, necessary for successful investment in distressed assets is unusually high. There is no assurance that First Eagle Alternative Credit will correctly evaluate the value of the assets collateralizing the Fund’s investments or the prospects for a successful reorganization or similar action in respect of any company. Investments in distressed securities involve a material risk that the issuer will default on the obligations or enter bankruptcy. In an event of default or bankruptcy, the obligations may be repaid only after lengthy workout proceedings, may result in only partial payment of the obligations, and, in some cases, there is a risk of loss by the Fund of its entire investment in such securities. Certain fixed-income instruments invested in by the Fund could be subject to U.S. federal, state or non-U.S. bankruptcy laws or fraudulent transfer or conveyance laws, if such securities were issued with the intent of hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors or, in certain circumstances, if the issuer receives less than reasonably equivalent value or fair consideration in return for issuing such securities. The Fund may not be able to pay distributions or may have to reduce distribution levels if the income and/or dividends the Fund receives from its investments decline. Where the Fund or First Eagle Alternative Credit has representatives on the boards of a portfolio company, such involvement may also prevent the Fund from freely disposing of its debt investments and may subject the Fund to additional liability or result in re-characterization of its debt investments as equity.

Direct Lending and Middle Market “Club” Loan Risk — Generally, little public information exists about these companies, and the Fund is required to rely on the ability of the FEAC’s investment professionals to obtain adequate information to evaluate the potential returns from investing in these companies. If FEAC is unable to uncover all material information about these companies, it may not be able to make a fully informed investment decision, and the Fund may lose money on is investments. Private and middle market companies may have limited financial resources and may be unable to meet their obligations under their debt securities that the Fund holds, which may be accompanied by a deterioration in the value of any collateral and a reduction in the likelihood of the Fund realizing any guarantees it may have obtained in connection with its investment. In addition, they typically have shorter operating histories, narrower product lines and smaller market shares than larger businesses, which tend to render them more vulnerable to competitors’ actions and market conditions, as well as general economic downturns. Additionally, middle market companies are more likely to depend on the management talents and efforts of a small group of persons; therefore, the death, disability, resignation or termination of one or more of these persons could have a material adverse impact on the Fund’s portfolio company and, in turn, on the Fund. Middle market companies also generally have less predictable operating results, may from time to time be parties to litigation, may be engaged in rapidly changing businesses with products subject to a substantial risk of obsolescence and may require substantial additional capital to support their operations, finance expansion or maintain their competitive position.

Non-Diversification Risk — The Fund is classified as “non-diversified” under the 1940 Act. As a result, it can invest a greater portion of its assets in obligations of a single issuer than a “diversified” fund.

A flexible alternative credit portfolio that seeks to deliver current income while providing long-term risk-adjusted returns.

Credit Opportunities Fund - Description - Asset Allocation

Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Based on total fair value of investment and cash/cash equivalents. Please see the Investor Guide for descriptions of each Asset Class. Not a guarantee of future portfolio composition. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Credit Opportunities Fund - Fixed float Allocation

Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Based on total fair value of investments and cash/cash equivalents.  Other refers to market value/fair value of warrants. Not a guarantee of future portfolio composition. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Credit Opportunities Fund - Region/Industry Allocation

Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Based on total fair value of investment and cash/cash equivalents. Not a guarantee of future portfolio composition. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Credit Opportunities Fund - Region/Industry Allocation

Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Based on total fair value of investment and cash/cash equivalents. Not a guarantee of future portfolio composition. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Credit Opportunities Fund - Portfolio Characteristics

Not a guarantee of future performance.

Credit Opportunities- Distribution Yield

*Distribution Yield presented is based on the fund-level composite of all the share classes.  Distribution yield indicates the annual yield received if the most recent composite Fund distribution stayed the same going forward.  The yield represents a distribution and does not represent the total return of the Fund.  The yield is calculated by annualizing the most recent composite distribution and dividing it by the Fund NAV from the as-of date. Distribution yield may include return of capital. 

Credit Opportunities Fund - Duration measures

**Weighted Average duration measures a bond or loan's sensitivity to interest rate changes that reflects the change in an issue's price given a change in yield. 

52-Disclosure Portfolio Characteristics Portfolio Holdings disclosure All funds

Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Based on total fair value of investment and cash/cash equivalents. Not a guarantee of future portfolio composition. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.

Summary of Principal Risks of the Fund

The Fund is a newly organized, non-diversified closed-end investment company. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

An investment in the First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) involves a number of significant risks. Below is a summary of some of the principal risks of investing in the Fund. Before you invest, you should be aware of various risks, including those described below. For a more complete discussion of the risks of investing in the Fund, see the Fund’s prospectus under the heading, “Principal Risks of the Fund.”                                                        

Investment Risk — An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested and should be considered speculative. An investment in the Fund represents an indirect investment in the investments and other financial assets owned by the Fund. The value of the Fund’s investments will generally fluctuate with, among other things, changes in prevailing interest rates, federal tax rates, counterparty risk, general economic conditions, the condition of certain financial markets, developments or trends in any particular industry and the financial condition of the issuer. Lower-quality debt securities involve greater risk of default or price changes and their value can fluctuate, especially during periods of increased market volatility, economic recessions or periods of high interest rates. The Fund anticipates using leverage, which would magnify the Fund’s investment, market and certain other risks.

Market Risk — The Fund is subject to market risk. Market risk includes unexpected directional price movements, deviations from historical pricing relationships, changes in the regulatory environment, changes in market volatility, panicked or forced selling of assets and contraction of available credit or other financing sources. The success of the Fund’s activities may be affected by general economic and market conditions, such as interest rates, availability of credit, inflation rates, economic uncertainty, changes in laws and national and international political circumstances. 

Issuer Risk — The value of securities may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to a security’s issuer, such as its financial strength, management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer’s goods and services, as well as the historical and prospective earnings of the issuer and the value of its assets. A change in the financial condition of a single issuer may affect securities markets as a whole. These risks can apply to the shares issued by the Fund and to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the Fund invests.

Credit Risk and Interest Rate Risk  — Investment in private and middle market companies is highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk of credit loss, and therefore the Fund’s securities may not be suitable for someone with a low tolerance for risk. These risks are likely to increase during an economic recession. Additionally, issuers of the syndicated loans and other types of credit instruments in which the Fund may invest may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due. This nonpayment would result in a reduction of income to the Fund, a reduction in the value of such syndicated loans or credit instrument experiencing nonpayment and, potentially, a decrease in the NAV of the Fund.  A significant increase in market interest rates could harm the Fund’s ability to attract new portfolio companies and originate new loans and investments. The Fund expects that a majority of its investments in debt will continue to be at floating rates with a floor. 

Below Investment Grade Rating Risk — Most of the credit instruments in which the Fund invests, including its investments in syndicated bank loans, middle market “club” loans (senior secured loans in middle market companies funded by an arranged group of lenders that generally does not involve syndication), direct lending (consisting of first lien loans, including unitranche loans), asset-based loans, and high-yield bonds, will be rated below investment grade by rating agencies or would be rated below investment grade if they were rated. Below investment grade investments are often referred to as “high-yield” or “junk” securities. While generally providing greater income and opportunity for gain, below investment grade securities or comparable unrated securities may be subject to greater risks than securities or instruments that have higher credit ratings, including a higher risk of default. Because unrated securities may not have an active trading market or may be difficult to value, the Fund might have difficulty selling them promptly at an acceptable price.

Bank Loan Risk — These investments potentially expose the Fund to the credit risk of the underlying borrower, and in certain cases, of the financial institution. The Fund’s ability to receive payments in connection with the loan depends primarily on the financial condition of the borrower. Even investments in secured loans present risk, as there is no assurance that the collateral securing the loan will be sufficient to satisfy the loan obligation. The market for bank loans may be illiquid and the Fund may have difficulty selling them. In addition, bank loans often have contractual restrictions on resale, which can delay the sale and adversely impact the sale price.

Distressed Debt, Litigation, Bankruptcy and Other Proceedings Risk — The Fund may invest in debt securities and other obligations of companies that are experiencing significant financial or business distress, including companies involved in bankruptcy or other reorganization and liquidation proceedings. Although such investments may result in significant returns for the Fund, they involve a substantial degree of risk. The level of analytical sophistication, both financial and legal, necessary for successful investment in distressed assets is unusually high. There is no assurance that First Eagle Alternative Credit will correctly evaluate the value of the assets collateralizing the Fund’s investments or the prospects for a successful reorganization or similar action in respect of any company. Investments in distressed securities involve a material risk that the issuer will default on the obligations or enter bankruptcy. In an event of default or bankruptcy, the obligations may be repaid only after lengthy workout proceedings, may result in only partial payment of the obligations, and, in some cases, there is a risk of loss by the Fund of its entire investment in such securities. Certain fixed-income instruments invested in by the Fund could be subject to U.S. federal, state or non-U.S. bankruptcy laws or fraudulent transfer or conveyance laws, if such securities were issued with the intent of hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors or, in certain circumstances, if the issuer receives less than reasonably equivalent value or fair consideration in return for issuing such securities. The Fund may not be able to pay distributions or may have to reduce distribution levels if the income and/or dividends the Fund receives from its investments decline. Where the Fund or First Eagle Alternative Credit has representatives on the boards of a portfolio company, such involvement may also prevent the Fund from freely disposing of its debt investments and may subject the Fund to additional liability or result in re-characterization of its debt investments as equity.

Direct Lending and Middle Market “Club” Loan Risk — Generally, little public information exists about these companies, and the Fund is required to rely on the ability of the FEAC’s investment professionals to obtain adequate information to evaluate the potential returns from investing in these companies. If FEAC is unable to uncover all material information about these companies, it may not be able to make a fully informed investment decision, and the Fund may lose money on is investments. Private and middle market companies may have limited financial resources and may be unable to meet their obligations under their debt securities that the Fund holds, which may be accompanied by a deterioration in the value of any collateral and a reduction in the likelihood of the Fund realizing any guarantees it may have obtained in connection with its investment. In addition, they typically have shorter operating histories, narrower product lines and smaller market shares than larger businesses, which tend to render them more vulnerable to competitors’ actions and market conditions, as well as general economic downturns. Additionally, middle market companies are more likely to depend on the management talents and efforts of a small group of persons; therefore, the death, disability, resignation or termination of one or more of these persons could have a material adverse impact on the Fund’s portfolio company and, in turn, on the Fund. Middle market companies also generally have less predictable operating results, may from time to time be parties to litigation, may be engaged in rapidly changing businesses with products subject to a substantial risk of obsolescence and may require substantial additional capital to support their operations, finance expansion or maintain their competitive position.

Non-Diversification Risk — The Fund is classified as “non-diversified” under the 1940 Act. As a result, it can invest a greater portion of its assets in obligations of a single issuer than a “diversified” fund.

Investment Philosophy

The First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund is a flexible alternative credit portfolio that seeks to deliver current income with a secondary objective of providing long-term risk-adjusted returns. Employing a variety of fundamental and technical factors—at both the security and industry levels—the team establishes risk/return expectations across the investment opportunity set and constructs a portfolio of a variety of credit asset classes that balances the need for current income with potentially more long-term risk-adjusted returns.

 

 

Summary of Principal Risks of the Fund

The Fund is a newly organized, non-diversified closed-end investment company. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

An investment in the First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) involves a number of significant risks. Below is a summary of some of the principal risks of investing in the Fund. Before you invest, you should be aware of various risks, including those described below. For a more complete discussion of the risks of investing in the Fund, see the Fund’s prospectus under the heading, “Principal Risks of the Fund.”                                                        

Investment Risk — An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested and should be considered speculative. An investment in the Fund represents an indirect investment in the investments and other financial assets owned by the Fund. The value of the Fund’s investments will generally fluctuate with, among other things, changes in prevailing interest rates, federal tax rates, counterparty risk, general economic conditions, the condition of certain financial markets, developments or trends in any particular industry and the financial condition of the issuer. Lower-quality debt securities involve greater risk of default or price changes and their value can fluctuate, especially during periods of increased market volatility, economic recessions or periods of high interest rates. The Fund anticipates using leverage, which would magnify the Fund’s investment, market and certain other risks.

Market Risk — The Fund is subject to market risk. Market risk includes unexpected directional price movements, deviations from historical pricing relationships, changes in the regulatory environment, changes in market volatility, panicked or forced selling of assets and contraction of available credit or other financing sources. The success of the Fund’s activities may be affected by general economic and market conditions, such as interest rates, availability of credit, inflation rates, economic uncertainty, changes in laws and national and international political circumstances. 

Issuer Risk — The value of securities may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to a security’s issuer, such as its financial strength, management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer’s goods and services, as well as the historical and prospective earnings of the issuer and the value of its assets. A change in the financial condition of a single issuer may affect securities markets as a whole. These risks can apply to the shares issued by the Fund and to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the Fund invests.

Credit Risk and Interest Rate Risk  — Investment in private and middle market companies is highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk of credit loss, and therefore the Fund’s securities may not be suitable for someone with a low tolerance for risk. These risks are likely to increase during an economic recession. Additionally, issuers of the syndicated loans and other types of credit instruments in which the Fund may invest may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due. This nonpayment would result in a reduction of income to the Fund, a reduction in the value of such syndicated loans or credit instrument experiencing nonpayment and, potentially, a decrease in the NAV of the Fund.  A significant increase in market interest rates could harm the Fund’s ability to attract new portfolio companies and originate new loans and investments. The Fund expects that a majority of its investments in debt will continue to be at floating rates with a floor. 

Below Investment Grade Rating Risk — Most of the credit instruments in which the Fund invests, including its investments in syndicated bank loans, middle market “club” loans (senior secured loans in middle market companies funded by an arranged group of lenders that generally does not involve syndication), direct lending (consisting of first lien loans, including unitranche loans), asset-based loans, and high-yield bonds, will be rated below investment grade by rating agencies or would be rated below investment grade if they were rated. Below investment grade investments are often referred to as “high-yield” or “junk” securities. While generally providing greater income and opportunity for gain, below investment grade securities or comparable unrated securities may be subject to greater risks than securities or instruments that have higher credit ratings, including a higher risk of default. Because unrated securities may not have an active trading market or may be difficult to value, the Fund might have difficulty selling them promptly at an acceptable price.

Bank Loan Risk — These investments potentially expose the Fund to the credit risk of the underlying borrower, and in certain cases, of the financial institution. The Fund’s ability to receive payments in connection with the loan depends primarily on the financial condition of the borrower. Even investments in secured loans present risk, as there is no assurance that the collateral securing the loan will be sufficient to satisfy the loan obligation. The market for bank loans may be illiquid and the Fund may have difficulty selling them. In addition, bank loans often have contractual restrictions on resale, which can delay the sale and adversely impact the sale price.

Distressed Debt, Litigation, Bankruptcy and Other Proceedings Risk — The Fund may invest in debt securities and other obligations of companies that are experiencing significant financial or business distress, including companies involved in bankruptcy or other reorganization and liquidation proceedings. Although such investments may result in significant returns for the Fund, they involve a substantial degree of risk. The level of analytical sophistication, both financial and legal, necessary for successful investment in distressed assets is unusually high. There is no assurance that First Eagle Alternative Credit will correctly evaluate the value of the assets collateralizing the Fund’s investments or the prospects for a successful reorganization or similar action in respect of any company. Investments in distressed securities involve a material risk that the issuer will default on the obligations or enter bankruptcy. In an event of default or bankruptcy, the obligations may be repaid only after lengthy workout proceedings, may result in only partial payment of the obligations, and, in some cases, there is a risk of loss by the Fund of its entire investment in such securities. Certain fixed-income instruments invested in by the Fund could be subject to U.S. federal, state or non-U.S. bankruptcy laws or fraudulent transfer or conveyance laws, if such securities were issued with the intent of hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors or, in certain circumstances, if the issuer receives less than reasonably equivalent value or fair consideration in return for issuing such securities. The Fund may not be able to pay distributions or may have to reduce distribution levels if the income and/or dividends the Fund receives from its investments decline. Where the Fund or First Eagle Alternative Credit has representatives on the boards of a portfolio company, such involvement may also prevent the Fund from freely disposing of its debt investments and may subject the Fund to additional liability or result in re-characterization of its debt investments as equity.

Direct Lending and Middle Market “Club” Loan Risk — Generally, little public information exists about these companies, and the Fund is required to rely on the ability of the FEAC’s investment professionals to obtain adequate information to evaluate the potential returns from investing in these companies. If FEAC is unable to uncover all material information about these companies, it may not be able to make a fully informed investment decision, and the Fund may lose money on is investments. Private and middle market companies may have limited financial resources and may be unable to meet their obligations under their debt securities that the Fund holds, which may be accompanied by a deterioration in the value of any collateral and a reduction in the likelihood of the Fund realizing any guarantees it may have obtained in connection with its investment. In addition, they typically have shorter operating histories, narrower product lines and smaller market shares than larger businesses, which tend to render them more vulnerable to competitors’ actions and market conditions, as well as general economic downturns. Additionally, middle market companies are more likely to depend on the management talents and efforts of a small group of persons; therefore, the death, disability, resignation or termination of one or more of these persons could have a material adverse impact on the Fund’s portfolio company and, in turn, on the Fund. Middle market companies also generally have less predictable operating results, may from time to time be parties to litigation, may be engaged in rapidly changing businesses with products subject to a substantial risk of obsolescence and may require substantial additional capital to support their operations, finance expansion or maintain their competitive position.

Non-Diversification Risk — The Fund is classified as “non-diversified” under the 1940 Act. As a result, it can invest a greater portion of its assets in obligations of a single issuer than a “diversified” fund.

The following information describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Credit Opportunities Fund.

Please read the prospectus carefully for more complete information including details on fees, expenses and risks before investing.

Credit Opportunities - Fees and Expenses Disclosure 1

Management Fee Waived: Effective May 1, 2021, FEIM and FEAC have agreed to waive all management fees and subadvisory fees payable to them under the Management Agreement (defined in Prospectus) and Subadvisory Agreement (defined in Prospectus) until April 30, 2022 (the ‘‘Management Fee Waiver’’). The Management Fee Waiver is not revocable during its term and amounts waived pursuant to the Management Fee Waiver will not be subject to any right of future recoupment in favor of FEIM and FEAC.

The Fund continuously offers its Common Shares through FEF Distributors, LLC (the “Distributor”), as principal underwriter, on a best efforts basis. Class A Shares and Class I Shares will be sold on a continuous basis at the Fund’s then current net asset value (“NAV”) per Share, plus for Class A Shares only, a maximum front-end sales commission of 3.50%. While neither the Fund nor the Distributor impose a front-end sales commission on Class I Shares, if you buy Class I Shares through certain financial firms, they may directly charge you transaction or other fees in such amount as they may determine. Please consult your financial firm for additional information.

Investors that purchase $1,000,000 or more of the Fund’s Class A Shares will not pay any initial sales charge on the purchase. However, unless eligible for a waiver, purchases of $1,000,000 or more of Class A Shares will be subject to an early withdrawal charge of up to 1.00% if the shares are repurchased during the first 12 months after their purchase. See “Early Withdrawal Charges - Class A Shares.”

The Fund does not currently charge a repurchase fee. However, in the future the Fund may charge a repurchase fee of up to 2.00%.

Credit Opportunities - Fees and Expenses

* The above table illustrates the aggregate fees and expenses (based on average net assets) that the Fund expects to incur and that Shareholders can expect to bear directly or indirectly. Because the Fund has a limited operating history, many of these expenses are estimates.

**Assumes Fund raises approximately $75,000,000 in proceeds during the fiscal year, resulting in estimated average net assets of approximately $88,000,000. The Management Fee paid by the Fund is calculated at the annual rate of 1.25% of the average daily value of the Fund’s Managed Assets which includes assets purchased with borrowed money. The table above assumes that the Fund borrows money for investment purposes at an average amount of 28% of its Managed Assets. The Management Fee estimate in the table is greater than 1.25% since it is computed as a percentage of the Fund’s net assets for presentation therein. In addition, if the Fund borrows money in excess of the estimated 28% debt-to-Managed Assets ratio, then the Management Fee in relation to its net assets would be higher than the estimate presented in the table. “Managed Assets” means the total assets of the Fund (including any assets attributable to borrowings for investment purposes) minus the sum of the Fund’s accrued liabilities (other than liabilities representing borrowings for investment purposes). To derive the annual Management Fee as a percentage of the Fund’s net assets (which are the Fund’s total assets less all of the Fund’s liabilities), the Fund’s estimated average Managed Assets (approximately $122,000,000) were multiplied by the annual Management Fee rate and then divided by the Fund’s estimated average net assets (approximately $88,000,000).  Effective May 1, 2021, FEIM and FEAC have agreed to waive all management fees and subadvisory fees payable to them under the Management Agreement (defined in Prospectus) and Subadvisory Agreement (defined in Prospectus) until April 30, 2022 (the ‘‘Management Fee Waiver’’). The Management Fee Waiver is not revocable during its term and amounts waived pursuant to the Management Fee Waiver will not be subject to any right of future recoupment in favor of FEIM and FEAC.

***The maximum annual rate at which distribution fees may be paid under the Distribution and Servicing Plan is 0.50% for Class A Shares (calculated as a percentage of the Fund’s average daily net assets attributable to the Class A Shares).

****The maximum annual rate at which servicing fees may be paid under the Distribution and Servicing Plan is 0.25% for Class A Shares (calculated as a percentage of the Fund’s average daily net assets attributable to the Class A Shares).

^These expenses represent an estimate of interest payments the Fund expects to incur in connection with its use of leverage. The table assumes the use of leverage in an amount equal to 28% of the Fund’s Managed Assets (after the leverage is incurred), and assumes the annual interest rate on borrowings is 1.56%. The Fund’s actual interest costs associated with leverage may differ from the estimates above.

^^Other expenses include, but are not limited to, accounting, legal and auditing fees of the Fund, acquired fund fees and expenses, as well as fees payable to the Independent Trustees.

^^^ Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (‘‘AFFE’’) are fees and expenses incurred by the Fund in connection with its investments in other investment companies. Total Annual Operating Expenses shown will not correlate to the Fund’s ratio of expenses to average net assets appearing in the Financial Highlights table, which does not include AFFE.

^^^^The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the Fund, so that the total annual operating expenses (excluding the Management Fee (because separately waived), interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend and interest expenses relating to short sales, and extraordinary expenses, if any) (‘‘annual operating expenses’’) of the Class A and Class I shareholders are limited to 1.00% and 0.25%, respectively, of average net assets. This undertaking lasts until April 30, 2022 and may not be terminated during its term without the consent of the Board of Trustees. The Fund has agreed that each of Class A and Class I will repay FEIM for fees and expenses waived or reimbursed for the class provided that repayment does not cause annual operating expenses (after the repayment is taken into account) to exceed either: (1) 1.00% and 0.25% of the class’ average net assets, respectively; or (2) if applicable, the then-current expense limitations. Any such repayment must be made within three years after the date in which the Fund incurred the fee and/or expense.  Additionally, FEIM paid the Fund’s organizational and offering costs until effectiveness of the Fund’s registration statement and such costs are not being recouped by FEIM. The “Total Annual Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement” includes an estimate of interest payments the Fund expects to incur in connection with its use of leverage of 1.56%, which are excluded from the expense waiver. Effective May 1, 2021, FEIM and FEAC have agreed to waive all management fees and subadvisory fees payable to them under the Management Agreement (defined in Prospectus) and Subadvisory Agreement (defined in Prospectus) until April 30, 2022 (the ‘‘Management Fee Waiver’’). The Management Fee Waiver is not revocable during its term and amounts waived pursuant to the Management Fee Waiver will not be subject to any right of future recoupment in favor of FEIM and FEAC.

^^^^^ The Adjusted Expense Ratio excludes certain investment expenses, such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from investments on short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investments in underlying First Eagle Funds (if applicable), none of which are paid to First Eagle.

^^^^^^ The Management Fee paid by the Fund is calculated at the annual rate of 1.25% of the average daily value of the Fund’s Managed Assets (including assets purchased with borrowed money) for advisory, administrative, and other services, which is equivalent to 1.74% on the Fund's net assets. The Fund remains responsible for certain fees and expenses that are not covered by the Management Fee.

Class A Shares. The minimum initial investment for Class A Shares is $2,500 per account. The minimum subsequent investment amount for Class A Shares is $100.

Class I Shares. The minimum initial investment for Class I Shares is $1 million per account. There is no minimum subsequent investment amount for Class I Shares.

The initial investment minimums may be modified for certain financial firms that submit orders on behalf of their customers.  The Fund or the Distributor may lower or waive the minimum initial investment for certain classes of shares or categories of investors at their discretion.  The minimum initial investment may also be modified for current officers, trustees, directors, and employees of the Fund, First Eagle, the Adviser, the Subadviser,  the Distributor, certain other subsidiaries of First Eagle, The Blackstone Group Inc., Corsair Capital LLC, employees of certain firms providing services to the Fund (such as the custodian and the shareholder servicing agent), and to the immediate family members of any such persons or to any trust, pension, profit-sharing or other benefit plan for only such persons. Please see the Statement of Additional Information for details.

Summary of Principal Risks of the Fund

The Fund is a newly organized, non-diversified closed-end investment company. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

An investment in the First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) involves a number of significant risks. Below is a summary of some of the principal risks of investing in the Fund. Before you invest, you should be aware of various risks, including those described below. For a more complete discussion of the risks of investing in the Fund, see the Fund’s prospectus under the heading, “Principal Risks of the Fund.”                                                        

Investment Risk — An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested and should be considered speculative. An investment in the Fund represents an indirect investment in the investments and other financial assets owned by the Fund. The value of the Fund’s investments will generally fluctuate with, among other things, changes in prevailing interest rates, federal tax rates, counterparty risk, general economic conditions, the condition of certain financial markets, developments or trends in any particular industry and the financial condition of the issuer. Lower-quality debt securities involve greater risk of default or price changes and their value can fluctuate, especially during periods of increased market volatility, economic recessions or periods of high interest rates. The Fund anticipates using leverage, which would magnify the Fund’s investment, market and certain other risks.

Market Risk — The Fund is subject to market risk. Market risk includes unexpected directional price movements, deviations from historical pricing relationships, changes in the regulatory environment, changes in market volatility, panicked or forced selling of assets and contraction of available credit or other financing sources. The success of the Fund’s activities may be affected by general economic and market conditions, such as interest rates, availability of credit, inflation rates, economic uncertainty, changes in laws and national and international political circumstances. 

Issuer Risk — The value of securities may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to a security’s issuer, such as its financial strength, management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer’s goods and services, as well as the historical and prospective earnings of the issuer and the value of its assets. A change in the financial condition of a single issuer may affect securities markets as a whole. These risks can apply to the shares issued by the Fund and to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the Fund invests.

Credit Risk and Interest Rate Risk  — Investment in private and middle market companies is highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk of credit loss, and therefore the Fund’s securities may not be suitable for someone with a low tolerance for risk. These risks are likely to increase during an economic recession. Additionally, issuers of the syndicated loans and other types of credit instruments in which the Fund may invest may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due. This nonpayment would result in a reduction of income to the Fund, a reduction in the value of such syndicated loans or credit instrument experiencing nonpayment and, potentially, a decrease in the NAV of the Fund.  A significant increase in market interest rates could harm the Fund’s ability to attract new portfolio companies and originate new loans and investments. The Fund expects that a majority of its investments in debt will continue to be at floating rates with a floor. 

Below Investment Grade Rating Risk — Most of the credit instruments in which the Fund invests, including its investments in syndicated bank loans, middle market “club” loans (senior secured loans in middle market companies funded by an arranged group of lenders that generally does not involve syndication), direct lending (consisting of first lien loans, including unitranche loans), asset-based loans, and high-yield bonds, will be rated below investment grade by rating agencies or would be rated below investment grade if they were rated. Below investment grade investments are often referred to as “high-yield” or “junk” securities. While generally providing greater income and opportunity for gain, below investment grade securities or comparable unrated securities may be subject to greater risks than securities or instruments that have higher credit ratings, including a higher risk of default. Because unrated securities may not have an active trading market or may be difficult to value, the Fund might have difficulty selling them promptly at an acceptable price.

Bank Loan Risk — These investments potentially expose the Fund to the credit risk of the underlying borrower, and in certain cases, of the financial institution. The Fund’s ability to receive payments in connection with the loan depends primarily on the financial condition of the borrower. Even investments in secured loans present risk, as there is no assurance that the collateral securing the loan will be sufficient to satisfy the loan obligation. The market for bank loans may be illiquid and the Fund may have difficulty selling them. In addition, bank loans often have contractual restrictions on resale, which can delay the sale and adversely impact the sale price.

Distressed Debt, Litigation, Bankruptcy and Other Proceedings Risk — The Fund may invest in debt securities and other obligations of companies that are experiencing significant financial or business distress, including companies involved in bankruptcy or other reorganization and liquidation proceedings. Although such investments may result in significant returns for the Fund, they involve a substantial degree of risk. The level of analytical sophistication, both financial and legal, necessary for successful investment in distressed assets is unusually high. There is no assurance that First Eagle Alternative Credit will correctly evaluate the value of the assets collateralizing the Fund’s investments or the prospects for a successful reorganization or similar action in respect of any company. Investments in distressed securities involve a material risk that the issuer will default on the obligations or enter bankruptcy. In an event of default or bankruptcy, the obligations may be repaid only after lengthy workout proceedings, may result in only partial payment of the obligations, and, in some cases, there is a risk of loss by the Fund of its entire investment in such securities. Certain fixed-income instruments invested in by the Fund could be subject to U.S. federal, state or non-U.S. bankruptcy laws or fraudulent transfer or conveyance laws, if such securities were issued with the intent of hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors or, in certain circumstances, if the issuer receives less than reasonably equivalent value or fair consideration in return for issuing such securities. The Fund may not be able to pay distributions or may have to reduce distribution levels if the income and/or dividends the Fund receives from its investments decline. Where the Fund or First Eagle Alternative Credit has representatives on the boards of a portfolio company, such involvement may also prevent the Fund from freely disposing of its debt investments and may subject the Fund to additional liability or result in re-characterization of its debt investments as equity.

Direct Lending and Middle Market “Club” Loan Risk — Generally, little public information exists about these companies, and the Fund is required to rely on the ability of the FEAC’s investment professionals to obtain adequate information to evaluate the potential returns from investing in these companies. If FEAC is unable to uncover all material information about these companies, it may not be able to make a fully informed investment decision, and the Fund may lose money on is investments. Private and middle market companies may have limited financial resources and may be unable to meet their obligations under their debt securities that the Fund holds, which may be accompanied by a deterioration in the value of any collateral and a reduction in the likelihood of the Fund realizing any guarantees it may have obtained in connection with its investment. In addition, they typically have shorter operating histories, narrower product lines and smaller market shares than larger businesses, which tend to render them more vulnerable to competitors’ actions and market conditions, as well as general economic downturns. Additionally, middle market companies are more likely to depend on the management talents and efforts of a small group of persons; therefore, the death, disability, resignation or termination of one or more of these persons could have a material adverse impact on the Fund’s portfolio company and, in turn, on the Fund. Middle market companies also generally have less predictable operating results, may from time to time be parties to litigation, may be engaged in rapidly changing businesses with products subject to a substantial risk of obsolescence and may require substantial additional capital to support their operations, finance expansion or maintain their competitive position.

Non-Diversification Risk — The Fund is classified as “non-diversified” under the 1940 Act. As a result, it can invest a greater portion of its assets in obligations of a single issuer than a “diversified” fund.

Ordinary income distributions are distributed at the class level and will vary by class.

Not a guarantee of future performance.

"Reinvested at" is the share price used to calculate the number of shares added to an account if a shareholder reinvests dividends or capital gains.

Distributions may include return of capital.

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