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Core by Design. Diversified Bond is designed as a true core bond fund, seeking to reduce overall portfolio volatility, provide diversification, and generate attractive returns while protecting from market downturns.
Seeks a high level of income by investing in non-money market debt securities.
The team invests primarily in high-quality bonds from across the U.S. market, including government, corporate, mortgage, agency, and other bond sectors.
Team members seek to take risk only where they believe it will be rewarded as they pursue attractive returns with less volatility than their peer group.
The fund pursues relatively low correlations to equities and relatively high correlations to investment grade bonds to make it an attractive foundation for a diversified portfolio.
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. The fund's investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid. Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.
Total return primarily through investment-grade, intermediate-term bonds.
Employs comprehensive risk management designed to maximize return per level of risk. May serve as a primary core bond holding due to its broad bond market diversification and high-quality focus.
Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
For periods prior to the inception of a class, performance is for the oldest class, restated with applicable fees, if any.
Maturity: Describes the portfolio of the fund in terms of the different maturities of the securities it holds.
Weighted average maturity (WAM) uses effective maturity to approximate the remaining term to maturity of a fund's investment portfolio, weighted by dollar amount. Generally, the longer a fund's WAM, the more sensitive it is to changes in interest rates.
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Data reflects past performance, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end.
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions.
Investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk.
Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline.
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Expense ratios provided are the funds' total annual operating expense ratios, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Expense ratios are as of the funds' most current prospectus.
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