The investment seeks maximum tax exempt income.
The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in debt securities whose interest is, in the opinion of bond counsel for the issuer at the time of issuance, exempt from federal income tax ("Municipal Bonds"). It may invest in Fixed Income Instruments which include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. The fund may invest in derivative instruments, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, and invest in mortgage- or asset-backed securities.
The investment seeks a high and sustainable level of current income that is exempt from federal personal income taxes.
The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in investment-grade municipal bonds, as determined by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) (e.g., Baa or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. (Moody's)) or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor. Up to 20% of the fund's assets may be invested in bonds that are rated less than investment grade by an NRSRO (e.g., less than Baa by Moody's) or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor.