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Short Duration Bond Fund

Short Duration Bond Fund    Fact Sheet

Overall Morningstar Rating™

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Morningstar Category: Short-Term Bond

*Based on risk-adjusted returns among 512 funds as of 07.31.2020.

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A Shares (BSGAX)
Inception: 11.30.1992
C Shares (BBSCX)
Inception: 02.01.2012
Inst'l Shares (BBSGX)
Inception: 11.30.1992

Philosophy and Process

In managing the fund, the portfolio management team employs a multi-faceted approach to generate excess return and uses a combination of top-down and bottom-up analysis, quantitative vs. qualitative analysis and fundamentals vs. valuation. There is a strong emphasis on risk management and an adherence to certain core investment beliefs:

  • "If you cannot measure it; you cannot manage it."
  • Avoid unintended exposures
  • Average duration between 1-3 years with focus on high quality and risk management
  • Have flexibility in creating higher yielding total return portfolio while reducing interest rate sensitivity, protecting principal and allowing for return potential
  • Achieve risk-adjusted performance over time

Investment Considerations

The fund is subject to the same risks as the underlying bonds in the portfolio such as credit, prepayment, call and interest rate risk. As interest rates rise the value of bond prices will decline. The fund may invest in more aggressive investments such as foreign securities which may expose the fund to currency and exchange rate fluctuations; derivatives (futures and swaps); mortgage backed securities sensitive to interest rates and high yield debt (also known as junk bonds), all of which may cause greater volatility and less liquidity. Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in market conditions and may amplify risks.

Fund Facts

Class A Shares Class C Shares Class Inst'l Shares
Inception Date 11.30.199202.01.201211.30.1992
Investment Min. $1,000.00$1,000.00$1,000,000.00
Subsequent Investment Min.* $0.00$0.00$0.00
Max. Up Front Sales Charge 2.00%N/AN/A
Max. Deferred Sales Charge N/A1.00%N/A
*If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.


Mark M. Montgomery, CFA®
Mark M. Montgomery, CFA®

Senior Managing Director

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Peter L. Brown, CFA®
Peter L. Brown, CFA®

Executive Director

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Fund Performance as of 06.30.2020

QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since
A Shares with 2.00% Sales Charge 1.85% 0.35% 1.74% 2.09% 1.77% 1.66% 3.32%
A Shares without Sales Charge 3.89% 2.44% 3.86% 2.79% 2.18% 1.87% 3.39%
Institutional Shares 3.95% 2.57% 4.12% 3.05% 2.43% 2.12% 3.64%
Lipper Short Investment Grade Median 4.27% 1.65% 3.01% 2.54% 2.11% 1.95% N/A

The gross expense ratios for Class A, C and I Shares are 0.78%, 1.53% and 0.53%, respectively. The net expense ratios for Class A, C and I Shares are 0.68%, 1.43% and 0.43%, respectively.

*The Advisor has contractually agreed to limit certain fees paid by the Fund from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Performance would have been lower without limitations in effect.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. The performance data quoted represents past performance and current returns may be lower or higher. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. To obtain performance information current to the most recent month end, please visit the performance summary.

The performance of the Short Duration Bond Fund reflects the deduction of fees for value-added services associated with a mutual fund, such as investment management and fund accounting fees. The inception date for Class A Shares is 11/30/1992. The inception date for Class C Shares is 02/01/2012. The inception date for Class Inst'l Shares is 11/30/1992. Performance for Class C Shares for periods prior to inception is based on the performance of Class A Shares of the Fund. The performance shown reflects the reinvestment of all dividend and capital gains distributions.


Quality Breakdown as of 06.30.2020

Credit quality ratings using Moody's rating symbols reflect the credit quality of the underlying bonds in the fund portfolio and not of the Fund itself. Moody's assigns a range of ratings from Aaa being the highest quality to C being the lowest rated class of bonds. Securities not rated by Moody's may be rated by S&P, Fitch or if no agency rating is available, the Fund will assign a rating of not rated. Bond quality ratings are subject to change.

Effective Duration as of 06.30.2020

Name Value
0-1 Yr. 18.6
1-2 Yr. 37.9
2-3 Yr. 34.6
3-5 Yr. 8.9

Summary Statistics as of 06.30.2020

Name Value
Number of Holdings 191
Average Life 2.17 Years
Effective Duration 1.88 Years
Annual Turnover 68%

Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to change and risk. Based on Market Value of securities.

Portfolio Composition as of 06.30.2020

Composition Fund Index
Cash & Equivalents 0.5% 0.0%
    Cash & Equivalents 0.5% 0.0%
Corporate 54.7% 22.6%
    Financial Institutions 25.3% 10.1%
    Industrial 26.2% 11.3%
    Utility 3.3% 1.2%
Government Related 11.8% 11.0%
    Agency 1.8% 5.4%
    Local Authority 10.0% 1.4%
Securitized 31.6% 0.0%
    ABS 19.2% 0.0%
    CMBS 10.1% 0.0%
    CMO 2.4% 0.0%
Treasury 1.5% 66.3%
    Treasury 1.5% 66.3%

Top Ten Holdings as of 06.30.2020

Name Value
Enterprise Fleet Financing 2019-1 Llc 3.07% 20-Oct-2024 1.73%
Bank Of America Corporation 3.004% 20-Dec-2023 1.56%
U.S. Treasury 1.5% 15-Jan-2023 1.47%
AT&T Inc. 3.6% 17-Feb-2023 1.23%
Ford Credit Auto Owner Trust 2017-Rev1 2.62% 15-Aug-2028 1.22%
California St 2.5% 01-Oct-2022 1.18%
Fla Wtr Pollution Ctl Fing Corp Rev 2.0% 15-Jan-2023 1.17%
GM Financial Consumer Automobile Receivables Trust 2019-1 2.97% 16-Nov-2023 1.07%
Ari Fleet Lease Trust 2019-A 2.41% 15-Nov-2027 1.04%
Avis Budget Rental Car Funding Series 2019-1 3.45% 20-Mar-2023 1.02%

Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to change and risk. Based on Market Value of securities.

Growth of $10,000 as of 06.30.2020

The Growth of $10,000 chart is hypothetical based upon the performance of A Shares at NAV for the period ended 06/30/2020. It includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

Glossary of Terms


Monthly Dividend Distribution as of 08.31.2020

Month Class A Shares Class C Shares Class Inst'l Shares
August 2020 $0.0159 $0.0105 $0.0178
July 2020 $0.0163 $0.0107 $0.0182
June 2020 $0.0161 $0.0108 $0.0179
May 2020 $0.0169 $0.0114 $0.0188
April 2020 $0.0162 $0.0109 $0.0179
March 2020 $0.0166 $0.0112 $0.0184
February 2020 $0.0163 $0.0112 $0.0180
January 2020 $0.0172 $0.0117 $0.0191
December 2019 $0.0175 $0.0120 $0.0193
November 2019 $0.0170 $0.0117 $0.0188
October 2019 $0.0179 $0.0124 $0.0197
September 2019 $0.0181 $0.0128 $0.0199

30-Day SEC Yield as of 08.31.2020

Without Waivers With Waivers
Class A 0.55% 0.64%
Class C -0.17% -0.07%
Class I 0.82% 0.91%


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