The investment seeks to maximize total return, consistent with income generation and prudent investment management.
The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds and maintains an average portfolio duration that is within ±20% of the duration of the benchmark. The management team selects bonds from several sectors including: U.S. treasuries and agency securities, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, CMOs, asset-backed securities and corporate bonds. The fund may invest up to 25% of its assets in assets of foreign issuers, of which 10% (as a percentage of the fund's assets) may be invested in emerging markets issuers.
The investment seeks to maximize total return through income and capital appreciation.
Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in a portfolio of bonds, including but not limited to corporate, government and mortgage bonds, which, at the time of purchase, are rated investment-grade (e.g., rated at least BBB- by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services or Baa3 by Moody's Investors Service, Inc.) or have an equivalent rating by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization ("NRSRO"), or are of comparable quality if unrated.