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FFXMX Salient EM Corporate Debt Advisor

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Fund FFXMX Salient EM Corporate Debt Advisor HYEM VanEck Vectors EM High Yield Bond ETF VGAVX Vanguard Emerg Mkts Govt Bd Idx Admiral  
100% 94% 86%
Annual Fees
(1.13% Exp. Ratio)
(0.40% Exp. Ratio)
(0.33% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.02% annual return
$12,965.12 $16,166.67 $16,511.03
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,201.55 +$3,545.91
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 6.62%
3 YR 1.24%
5 YR 2.65%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 16.71%
3 YR 5.88%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 15.37%
3 YR 6.98%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks to achieve high total return (capital appreciation and income). Under normal conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes, if any, in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities of companies located in emerging market countries. Such fixed income investments may be represented by derivative instruments. The fund seeks to capitalize on inefficiencies in the emerging market corporate bond market.
The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the BofA Merrill Lynch Diversified High Yield US Emerging Markets Corporate Plus Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The index is comprised of U.S. dollar denominated bonds issued by non-sovereign emerging market issuers that are rated BB1 or lower and that are issued in the major domestic and Eurobond markets.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issued by governments and government-related issuers in emerging market countries. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays USD Emerging Markets Government RIC Capped Index. All of the fund's investments will be selected through the sampling process, and under normal circumstances at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index. It is non-diversified.

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