The investment seeks to maximize total return, consistent with prudent investment management and liquidity needs.
The fund invests in a portfolio of fixed income securities of various maturities and, under normal market conditions, will invest at least 80% of its net assets in debt and fixed income securities. Although it may invest in debt and fixed income securities of any maturity, under normal market conditions the target dollar-weighted average effective duration for the fund, as estimated by the fund's subadviser, is expected to range within 20% of the duration of its benchmark.
The investment seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital.
The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other debt securities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in (1) investment-grade debt securities and (2) cash equivalents. "Investment grade" means securities rated Baa3 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, or BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group or Fitch Ratings, or equivalently rated by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization, or, if unrated, deemed to be of similar quality by Dodge & Cox.