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Core Fixed Income Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Core Fixed Income Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver current income and the opportunity for capital appreciation by investing primarily in U.S. investment grade corporate, government, and mortgage- and asset-backed securities.

Yield

Dividend Yield 1 as of 03/22/2019  

w/o sales charge 2.70%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 02/28/2019  

2.59%

Fund Basicsas of 02/28/2019

Total Net Assets
$1.09 B
Inception Date
09/28/2007
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Fund Expense Ratio
0.52%
Number of Holdings
369
CUSIP
543916431

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 0.95% 2.65% 1.77% 2.04% 4.32% 4.09%
Lipper Category Avg. Core Bond Funds 1.37% 2.59% 1.99% 2.05% 4.42% -
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 1.00% 3.17% 1.69% 2.32% 3.71% 3.86%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge -0.33% -0.33% 1.93% 2.29% 4.17% 4.07%
Lipper Category Avg. Core Bond Funds -0.69% -0.69% 1.99% 2.20% 4.19% -
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 0.01% 0.01% 2.06% 2.52% 3.48% 3.82%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

Type Assets
MBS
ABS
U.S. Government Related
CMBS
Corporates
Sovereign
Other
Cash
Maturity Assets
Less than 1 year
1-2.99 years
3-4.99 years
5-6.99 years
7-9.99 years
Greater than 10 years

Credit Quality Distribution as of 02/28/2019 View Portfolio

Rating Assets
U.S. Treasury
Agency
AAA
AA
A
BBB
<BBB

Investment Team

Kewjin Yuoh
Kewjin Yuoh

Partner & Portfolio Manager

25 Years of Industry Experience

Andrew H. O'Brien
Andrew H. O'Brien, CFA

Partner & Portfolio Manager

21 Years of Industry Experience

Robert A. Lee
Robert A. Lee

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

28 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 67 Investment Professionals with 14 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Dividend Yield 1 as of 03/22/2019  

w/o sales charge 2.70%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 02/28/2019  

  Subsidized5 Un-Subsidized6
w/o sales charge 2.59% 2.59%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 0.95% 2.65% 1.77% 2.04% 4.32% 4.09%
Lipper Category Avg. Core Bond Funds 1.37% 2.59% 1.99% 2.05% 4.42% -
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 1.00% 3.17% 1.69% 2.32% 3.71% 3.86%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge -0.33% -0.33% 1.93% 2.29% 4.17% 4.07%
Lipper Category Avg. Core Bond Funds -0.69% -0.69% 1.99% 2.20% 4.19% -
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 0.01% 0.01% 2.06% 2.52% 3.48% 3.82%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.52%

Year Fund Returns Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
2018 -0.33% 0.01%
2017 3.36% 3.54%
2016 2.81% 2.65%
2015 -0.45% 0.55%
2014 6.23% 5.97%
2013 -2.09% -2.02%
2012 5.85% 4.22%
2011 7.80% 7.84%
2010 6.67% 6.54%
2009 12.74% 5.93%
2008 1.35% -
2007 6.08% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 - - - - 2.51%
2018 -1.46% -0.31% 0.15% 1.31% -0.33%
2017 0.88% 1.34% 0.78% 0.33% 3.36%
2016 2.68% 2.40% 0.77% -2.97% 2.81%
2015 1.39% -1.63% 0.55% -0.73% -0.45%
2014 2.12% 2.20% 0.15% 1.64% 6.23%
2013 0.11% -2.70% 0.38% 0.13% -2.09%
2012 1.04% 2.18% 2.00% 0.51% 5.85%
2011 0.69% 2.21% 3.49% 1.21% 7.80%
2010 2.11% 3.25% 2.60% -1.38% 6.67%
2009 2.46% 4.01% 5.48% 0.30% 12.74%
2008 1.24% -0.02% -1.21% 1.36% 1.35%
2007 1.52% -0.77% 2.53% 2.69% 6.08%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Rating Assets
MBS
ABS
U.S. Government Related
CMBS
Corporates
Sovereign
Other
Cash
Rating Assets
Less than 1 year
1-2.99 years
3-4.99 years
5-6.99 years
7-9.99 years
Greater than 10 years

Credit Quality Distribution as of 02/28/2019

Rating Assets
U.S. Treasury
Agency
AAA
AA
A
BBB
<BBB

Portfolio Positioning as of 12/31/2018

  • We hold the view that U.S. domestic growth will separate from global weakness. Despite the recent market volatility and downturn of some soft economic indicators, we are cautiously optimistic in the U.S. economy as the labor market remains tight. We continue to believe that inflation expectations will gradually increase, and we remain focused on domestic opportunities given the potential for increased volatility and event risk abroad.
  • We increased the portfolio’s exposure to asset-backed securities (ABS) during the quarter. We continue to favor high-quality ABS where we find strong carry opportunities relative to other high-quality assets, primarily within credit card and auto-related ABS. In addition, we found relative value in equipment dealer and franchise-related ABS over the quarter.
  • We significantly increased the portfolio’s allocation to agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in November, as volatility and spread widening in sympathy with general risk markets led to more attractive valuations. Over the quarter we also increased the portfolio’s exposure to commercial mortgage-backed securities. Within CMBS we favor shorter duration single asset/single-borrower deals across the credit spectrum.
  • We reduced the portfolio’s exposure to U.S. Treasuries over the quarter, using the capital as a source of financing for the portfolio’s increase in MBS exposure. We continue to trade a range with respect to MBS spread to Treasuries.
  • We also decreased the portfolio’s exposure to investment grade corporates in favor of structured products, which tend to have less sensitivity to international risks and global weakness.

Portfolio Details as of 02/28/2019

Total Net Assets
$1.09 B
Number of Issues
369
Average Coupon
3.67%
Average Life
7.67 Years
Average Effective Duration
5.90 Years

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 03/22/2019
$0.049
Dividend Frequency
Monthly (Daily Accrual)
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
Daily Daily 02/28/2019 $0.02409 $10.57
Daily Daily 01/31/2019 $0.02561 $10.60

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
Daily Daily 03/31/2019
Daily Daily 04/30/2019
Daily Daily 05/31/2019
Daily Daily 06/30/2019
Daily Daily 07/31/2019
Daily Daily 08/31/2019
Daily Daily 09/30/2019
Daily Daily 10/31/2019
Daily Daily 11/30/2019
Daily Daily 12/31/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2015 12/18/2015 $0.0064 $0.0168 $0.0232 $10.79

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
12/17/2019 12/18/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Expense Ratioas of 02/28/2019

0.52%

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Class F - The inception date for Class F shares is September 28, 2007. The performance quotations for Class F are based on the following methods of calculation: (a) for periods prior to September 28, 2007, a restated figure is used based on the Fund's Class I performance, which does not have a 12b-1 fee, adjusted to reflect the Rule 12b-1 rate differential between Class I and Class F; and (b) for periods after September 28, 2007, actual Class F performance is used reflecting all charges and fees applicable to Class F shares.

Class F shares are available only to eligible fee-based advisory programs and certain registered investment advisers. For additional information, see the Fund’s current prospectus.

The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. Total return comprises price appreciation/depreciation and income as a percentage of the original investment. 

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