The Core Plus Bond Fund seeks high total investment return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation
Bloomberg US Aggregate Index
Peter Palfrey, CFA
Barath Sankaran, CFA
Total Fund Assets (as of 2/28/2023):
Core Plus Bond Funds
Intermediate Core-Plus Bond
- Portfolio guidelines are broad, offering considerable investment flexibility
- Individual investment ideas are evaluated on the basis of their investment return potential and contribution to portfolio risk
- Fund is structured to be benchmark-aware as one means of risk management
- Duration is managed in a narrow range to the benchmark
- May invest up to 20% in high yield securities at the time of purchase
- May invest up to 10% in non-US dollar denominated securities
- May shift assets among various types of securities based upon changing market conditions
- Fixed income securities may carry one or more of the following risks: credit, interest rate (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall), inflation and liquidity.
- Mortgage-related and asset-backed securities are subject to the risks of the mortgages and assets underlying the securities. Other related risks include prepayment risk, which is the risk that the securities may be prepaid, potentially resulting in the reinvestment of the prepaid amounts into securities with lower yields.
- Below investment grade fixed income securities may be subject to greater risks (including the risk of default) than other fixed income securities.
- Foreign and emerging market securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit, currency and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than US securities due to varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.
- Currency exchange rates between the US dollar and foreign currencies may cause the value of the fund’s investments to decline.
- Inflation protected securities move with the rate of inflation and carry the risk that in deflationary conditions (when inflation is negative) the value of the bond may decrease.
Class N shares of the Fund are subject to a $1,000,000 initial investment minimum. There is no initial investment minimum for Certain Retirement Plans and funds of funds that are distributed by Natixis Distribution, LLC (the “Distributor”).
1 As of the most recent prospectus, the investment advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses (with certain exceptions) once the expense limitation of the fund has been exceeded. This arrangement is set to expire on 1/31/24. When an expense limitation has not been exceeded, the fund may have similar expense ratios and/or yields.
2The 30-day SEC yield is a standardized calculation, calculated by dividing the net investment income per share for the 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share at the end of the period and annualizing the result. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are designed to provide protection against inflation through monthly adjustments to the principal value of TIPS, which increases with inflation and decreases with deflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index. Monthly principal adjustments for inflation (increases and decreases) are excluded from the 30-day SEC yield calculation. Such adjustments can vary substantially from one month to the next, and if they were included, may materially impact the 30-day SEC yield either higher or lower. A subsidized 30-day SEC yield reflects the effect of fee waivers and expense reimbursements. The SEC yield is not based upon distributions of the fund and actual income distributions may be higher or lower than the 30-day SEC yield amounts. During periods of unusual market conditions and/or activity in the sales or redemptions of fund shares, the fund’s 30-day SEC yield amounts may be materially higher or lower than its actual income distributions. Unsubsidized 30-day SEC yield is calculated using the gross expenses of the fund. Gross expenses do not include any fee waivers or reimbursement.
The Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the US investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis. Indexes are unmanaged and do not incur fees. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.