The Inflation Protected Securities Fund seeks high total investment return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation
Bloomberg US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index
Elaine Kan, CFA
Total Fund Assets (as of 2/28/2023):
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities
- Seeks to generate superior, long-term, risk-adjusted investment performance relative to the Bloomberg US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index
- Invests at least 80% of assets in inflation-protected securities, debt securities issued by the US Treasury (TIPS)
- May invest up to 10% of assets in lower-rated fixed income securities
- May invest in nominal treasury securities, corporate bonds, asset-backed securities and mortgage-related securities
- Targeted exposure to inflation protected securities
- Potential benefits from bonds denominated in other currencies
- Exposure to high yield securities provides additional diversification and may increase yield
- 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.
- Below investment grade fixed income securities may be subject to greater risks (including the risk of default) than other fixed income securities.
- 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.
- Derivatives involve risk of loss and may entail additional risks. Because derivatives depend on the performance of an underlying asset, they can be highly volatile and are subject to market and credit risks.
- Foreign securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations. Additionally, they may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than US securities due to varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity.
- Currency exchange rates between the US dollar and foreign currencies may cause the value of the fund’s investments to decline.
- Commodity-related investments, including derivatives, may be affected by a number of factors including commodity prices, world events, import controls and economic conditions, and therefore may involve substantial risk of loss.
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 1/31/23. 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 Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index covers the most liquid portion of the global investment grade fixed-rate bond market, including government, credit and collateralized securities. The liquidity constraint for all securities in the index is $300 million. Indexes are unmanaged and do not incur fees. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.