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Short Duration Income Fund

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Summary

Summary

What is the Short Duration Income Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver a high level of current income consistent with the preservation of capital by investing in a variety of short maturity debt securities including, corporate bonds, U.S. government securities, and mortgage- and other asset-backed debt securities.
 

EXPERIENCED, TENURED TEAM

Managed through collaboration among 70+ investment professionals in portfolio management, credit research, and trading.

FLEXIBLE APPROACH

Pursues an agile, multi-sector approach designed to provide a higher yield than a typical short duration strategy, and a lower duration than a traditional core bond strategy.

STRONG PERFORMANCE

Has offered a track record of solid performance in many market environments. 

 

Yield

Dividend Yield 1 as of 11/30/2022  

w/o sales charge 4.21%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 10/31/2022  

4.77%

Fund Basicsas of 10/31/2022

Total Net Assets
$51.22 B
Inception Date
06/30/2015
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Fund Expense Ratio
0.32%
Number of Holdings
1200
 
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Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge -4.86% -4.89% -0.12% 1.30% 1.84% -
Lipper Category Avg. Short Investment Grade Debt Funds - - - - - -
ICE BofA 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index - - - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge -5.51% -5.84% -0.15% 1.19% 1.84% -
Lipper Category Avg. Short Investment Grade Debt Funds -5.46% -5.91% -0.43% 0.70% 0.92% -
ICE BofA 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index -5.34% -5.86% -0.18% 1.10% 1.44% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

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Type Assets
Investment Grade Corporate
CMBS
ABS
U.S. Government Related
CLO
High Yield Corporate
Bank Loans
MBS
Sovereign
Other
Cash
Maturity Assets
Less than 1 year
1-3 years
3-5 years
5-7 years
7-10 years

Credit Quality Distribution as of 10/31/2022 View Portfolio

Rating Assets
U.S. Treasury
Agency
AAA
AA
A
BBB
<BBB
Not Rated

INVESTMENT TEAM

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

Partner & Portfolio Manager

24 Years of Industry Experience

Kewjin Yuoh
Kewjin Yuoh

Partner & Portfolio Manager

28 Years of Industry Experience

Steven F. Rocco
Steven F. Rocco, CFA

Partner & Co-Head of Taxable Fixed Income

21 Years of Industry Experience

Robert A. Lee
Robert A. Lee

Partner & Co-Head of Taxable Fixed Income

31 Years of Industry Experience

Adam C. Castle
Adam C. Castle, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager

14 Years of Industry Experience

Harris Trifon
Harris Trifon

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

22 Years of Industry Experience

Yoana N. Koleva
Yoana N. Koleva, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager

19 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 71 Investment Professionals with 16 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Dividend Yield 1 as of 11/30/2022  

w/o sales charge 4.21%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 10/31/2022  

  Subsidized3 Un-Subsidized4
w/o sales charge 4.77% 4.77%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge -4.86% -4.89% -0.12% 1.30% 1.84% -
Lipper Category Avg. Short Investment Grade Debt Funds - - - - - -
ICE BofA 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index - - - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge -5.51% -5.84% -0.15% 1.19% 1.84% -
Lipper Category Avg. Short Investment Grade Debt Funds -5.46% -5.91% -0.43% 0.70% 0.92% -
ICE BofA 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index -5.34% -5.86% -0.18% 1.10% 1.44% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.32%

Year Fund Returns ICE BofA 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index
2021 1.16% -0.01%
2020 3.22% 4.16%
2019 5.70% 5.43%
2018 1.50% 1.62%
2017 2.56% 1.91%
2016 4.29% 2.39%
2015 0.93% 1.01%
2014 1.76% 1.19%
2013 1.88% 1.78%
2012 6.90% 4.49%
2011 3.41% -
2010 6.65% -
2009 17.29% -
2008 -0.37% -
2007 6.32% -
2006 3.97% -
2005 1.34% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2022 -2.48% -1.73% -1.40% - -4.86%
2021 0.44% 0.67% 0.39% -0.34% 1.16%
2020 -5.36% 5.71% 1.48% 1.67% 3.22%
2019 2.24% 1.73% 0.73% 0.89% 5.70%
2018 -0.20% 0.57% 0.57% 0.56% 1.50%
2017 0.78% 0.76% 0.74% 0.25% 2.56%
2016 1.31% 1.76% 1.05% 0.11% 4.29%
2015 1.26% 0.35% -0.33% -0.35% 0.93%
2014 0.97% 0.99% -0.09% -0.12% 1.76%
2013 0.76% -0.76% 1.01% 0.87% 1.88%
2012 2.49% 0.86% 2.14% 1.25% 6.90%
2011 0.92% 1.15% -0.56% 1.88% 3.41%
2010 2.30% 1.15% 2.45% 0.61% 6.65%
2009 4.15% 5.63% 4.74% 1.80% 17.29%
2008 1.23% 1.41% -1.75% -1.22% -0.37%
2007 1.58% 0.19% 2.11% 2.31% 6.32%
2006 0.38% 0.38% 2.30% 0.87% 3.97%
2005 -0.37% 1.48% -0.14% 0.37% 1.34%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Type Assets
Investment Grade Corporate
CMBS
ABS
U.S. Government Related
CLO
High Yield Corporate
Bank Loans
MBS
Sovereign
Other
Cash
Maturity Assets
Less than 1 year
1-3 years
3-5 years
5-7 years
7-10 years

Credit Quality Distribution as of 10/31/2022

Rating Assets
U.S. Treasury
Agency
AAA
AA
A
BBB
<BBB
Not Rated

Portfolio Positioning as of 9/30/2022

  • During the quarter we focused on shifting the Fund’s overall positioning to be higher in quality and liquidity. Specifically, we used less volatile market days to take gains in lower quality holdings and reposition the portfolio to a higher quality profile, taking advantage of short-term liquidity.
  • The sales of lower quality holdings were primarily within the high yield bond and bank loan allocations. Within both leveraged credit sectors, we focused on selling securities lower in the credit stack as well as consumer cyclical issues. Overall, while we took down the Fund’s weight and risk within each leveraged credit sector, we have maintained these allocations with an emphasis on BB’s and issues within the basic industry sector while remaining cautious of exposure to securities further down the credit stack and those within the consumer cyclical category.
  • In addition, we reduced the portfolio’s modest exposure to non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) as we looked to trim the portfolio’s real estate related risk and recognize the potential negative impact of rising mortgage rates on home prices and the ability of homeowners to make payments in an economic downturn.
  • The largest increase was to the Fund’s allocation to investment grade corporate bonds. This aligns with the overall up-in-liquidity, up-in-quality theme during the quarter. We specifically sought issuers with strong balance sheet in defensive sectors.
  • We also increased the Fund’s allocation to short-term U.S. Treasuries. This was intended to increase the quality and liquidity within the portfolio. Furthermore, we believe that the 2-year Treasury yield has priced in several expected Fed rate hikes.
  • Lastly, we also increased the allocation to high-quality asset-backed securities (ABS). This was also consistent with the up-in-liquidity, up-in-quality theme during the quarter. We specifically focused on adding to AAA-rated consumer-backed credit card receivables and auto-loans. Any sales within the ABS sector were “whole business” ABS with labor-intensive business collateral.

Portfolio Details as of 10/31/2022

Total Net Assets
$51.22 B
Number of Issues
1200
Average Coupon
3.88%
Average Life
2.04 Years
Average Maturity
2.04 Years
Average Effective Duration
1.94 Years
Average Yield to Worst
6.56%

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 11/30/2022
$0.119
Dividend Frequency
Monthly (Daily Accrual)
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
Daily Daily 11/30/2022 $0.01345 $3.83
Daily Daily 10/31/2022 $0.01297 $3.81
Daily Daily 09/30/2022 $0.01218 $3.83
Daily Daily 08/31/2022 $0.01235 $3.91
Daily Daily 07/31/2022 $0.01090 $3.95
Daily Daily 06/30/2022 $0.01056 $3.92
Daily Daily 05/31/2022 $0.01009 $3.98
Daily Daily 04/30/2022 $0.00999 $3.98
Daily Daily 03/31/2022 $0.00961 $4.02
Daily Daily 02/28/2022 $0.00907 $4.08
Daily Daily 01/31/2022 $0.00876 $4.12

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 12/31/2022

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Expense Ratioas of 10/31/2022

0.32%

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