The investment seeks to maximize total return, consisting of income and capital appreciation, consistent with the preservation of principal.
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in fixed income securities. Its emphasis is on total return with low volatility by investing primarily in shorter-term investment grade securities. The fund invests in a diversified mix of taxable fixed income securities. The Adviser actively manages the maturity of the fund and purchases securities which will, on average, mature in less than 5 years.
The investment seeks to provide current income.
Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in corporate bonds with a term to maturity of between 1 and 5 years. For purposes of such policy, "bonds" includes bonds, debentures, notes and zero coupon obligations. The advisor currently anticipates that it will only purchase bonds that are, at the time of investment, rated investment grade (BBB- or above by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") or Fitch Ratings Inc. ("Fitch") or Baa3 or above by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. ("Moody's")) or their unrated equivalents.