A Systematic Approach to Fixed Income

In most investor portfolios, equities are the primary source of risk and return. Fixed income can play an important role of helping to diversify some of that risk.

The Core Plus Bond Fund aims to provide investors with a broad set of return sources through a consistent and repeatable process.

Systematic Core Plus strategies are designed to derive excess returns from the breadth of the holdings in the portfolio rather than from exposure to riskier assets. This makes these strategies not only a diversifying source of returns versus other asset classes such as equities, but also against traditional fixed income managers.

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Benefits to Investors Include:

Return Potential
Through the systematic application of time-tested investment ideas, the Fund aims to generate excess returns from security selection across countries, maturities, credit and currencies.
Enhanced Portfolio Diversification
The Fund is designed to move independently from other asset classes such as equities, as well as traditional fixed income. It seeks to provide potential diversifying returns from the quality and breadth of holdings rather than from exposure to riskier assets.
Disciplined Risk-Managed Process
Unlike traditional approaches, the Fund does not take on additional credit or duration risk to achieve its return objectives. Rather, it seeks to maintain a targeted level of risk, more consistent with the benchmark over the long term.

There can be no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful.


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Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment loss. There are risks involved with investing including the possible loss of principal.

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