The investment seeks income and capital appreciation to produce a high total return.
The fund pursues its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in fixed income securities of various types. The manager expects to invest in derivatives consisting principally of futures, forwards, options, and swaps. It may use derivatives to seek to enhance returns, to attempt to hedge some of its investment risk, to manage portfolio duration, as a substitute for holding the underlying asset on which the derivative instrument is based, or for cash management purposes.
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.