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Emerging Markets Bond

Summary

Summary

What is the Emerging Markets Bond Fund?

The fund seeks to deliver a high total return by primarily investing in debt securities that are tied economically to emerging market countries.

Yield

Dividend Yield 1 as of 04/24/2019  

w/o sales charge 4.94%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 03/31/2019  

4.63%

Fund Basicsas of 03/29/2019

Total Net Assets
$177.77 M
Inception Date
09/28/2007
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Fund Expense Ratio
1.28%
Number of Holdings
164

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 7.38% -2.40% 3.80% -0.26% 2.52% 1.25%
Lipper Category Avg. Emerging Mrkts Hard Currency Debt Funds 5.90% 0.31% 5.18% 2.92% 7.24% -
J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified 6.95% 4.21% 5.79% 5.44% 8.52% 6.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 7.38% -2.40% 3.80% -0.26% 2.52% 1.25%
Lipper Category Avg. Emerging Mrkts Hard Currency Debt Funds 5.90% 0.31% 5.18% 2.92% 7.24% -
J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified 6.95% 4.21% 5.79% 5.44% 8.52% 6.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

Region Assets
Latin America
Middle East/Africa
Europe
Asia
North America

Credit Quality Distribution as of 03/29/2019

Rating Assets
AA
A
BBB
BB
B
CCC
Not Rated

Investment Team

John Morton
John J. Morton, CFA

Portfolio Manager

34 Years of Industry Experience

Steven F. Rocco
Steven F. Rocco, CFA

Partner & Director of Taxable Fixed Income

18 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 69 Investment Professionals with 15 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Dividend Yield 1 as of 04/24/2019  

w/o sales charge 4.94%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 03/31/2019  

  Subsidized3 Un-Subsidized4
w/o sales charge 4.63% 4.63%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 7.38% -2.40% 3.80% -0.26% 2.52% 1.25%
Lipper Category Avg. Emerging Mrkts Hard Currency Debt Funds 5.90% 0.31% 5.18% 2.92% 7.24% -
J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified 6.95% 4.21% 5.79% 5.44% 8.52% 6.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 7.38% -2.40% 3.80% -0.26% 2.52% 1.25%
Lipper Category Avg. Emerging Mrkts Hard Currency Debt Funds 5.90% 0.31% 5.18% 2.92% 7.24% -
J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified 6.95% 4.21% 5.79% 5.44% 8.52% 6.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.28%

Year Fund Returns J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified
2018 -6.85% -4.26%
2017 10.42% -
2016 5.38% -
2015 -9.24% -
2014 -5.77% -
2013 -3.35% -
2012 10.23% -
2011 -6.14% -
2010 5.49% -
2009 20.33% -
2008 -11.76% -
2007 7.51% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 7.38% - - - 7.95%
2018 2.48% -8.01% 1.03% -2.21% -6.85%
2017 5.04% 1.62% 1.99% 1.42% 10.42%
2016 4.06% 1.68% 2.23% -2.57% 5.38%
2015 -3.06% 0.24% -7.35% 0.82% -9.24%
2014 0.84% 2.27% -4.48% -4.34% -5.77%
2013 -0.19% -3.85% 0.28% 0.43% -3.35%
2012 6.95% -2.31% 4.09% 1.36% 10.23%
2011 3.41% 1.70% -9.69% -1.17% -6.14%
2010 2.27% -5.56% 8.98% 0.22% 5.49%
2009 -1.45% 13.28% 6.34% 1.38% 20.33%
2008 2.74% 4.61% -6.22% -12.45% -11.76%
2007 1.17% -1.35% 4.10% 3.48% 7.51%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Type Assets
Sovereign
High Yield Corporate
Investment Grade Corporate
Cash
Rating Assets
S.T & N.O.A
1 - 5 YEARS
6 - 10 YEARS
11 - 20 YEARS
21 - 30 YEARS
31 + YEARS
PFD(EQUITY)

Credit Quality Distribution as of 03/29/2019

Rating Assets
AA
A
BBB
BB
B
CCC
Not Rated

Portfolio Details as of 03/29/2019

Total Net Assets
$177.77 M
Number of Issues
164
Average Coupon
5.91%
Average Life
10.89 Years
Average Maturity
11.02 Years
Average Effective Duration
7.27 Years
Average Modified Duration
7.25 Years

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 04/24/2019
$0.062
Dividend Frequency
Monthly (Daily Accrual)
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
Daily Daily 03/31/2019 $0.02097 $5.08
Daily Daily 02/28/2019 $0.02129 $5.04
Daily Daily 01/31/2019 $0.02043 $5.00

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
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
07/28/2011 07/29/2011 - $0.0337 $0.0337 $6.95

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
07/30/2019 07/31/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Expense Ratioas of 03/31/2019

1.28%

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