The investment seeks current income and capital preservation.
Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in bonds. It invests primarily in U.S. issuers and investment-grade securities, but may hold securities that are rated below investment grade ("high yield" or "junk bonds"). The fund may invest in securities with any maturity or duration, but seeks to maintain an average duration similar to that of the Barclays Capital 1-3 Year U.S. government/Credit Index, which generally ranges between zero and three 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.