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Long Duration Corporate Bond Fund

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Long Duration Corporate Bond Fund


Fund Managers

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Mark Montgomery, CFA®

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Peter Brown, CFA®

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Robert Brown, CFA®

Overview

A
Shares

SCCMX

Inception
Date

02.01.2013

Investment
Min.

$1,000

Subsequent
Investment Min.1

N/A

Max. Up Front
Sales Charge

2%

Max. Deferred
Sales Charge

N/A

1If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.

Philosophy & 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 around 3 to 7 years with focus on high quality and risk management
  • Participate in longer term trends - don't buy on short-term trends or try to time what is going on in the market
  • Attempts to 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, 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); 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

Term Class A Shares Class C Shares Class I Shares Class R6 Shares
Ticker SCCMXSCCNXSCCPXSTRFX
Inception Date 02.01.201302.01.201302.01.201302.01.2022
Investment Min. $1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000
Subsequent Investment Min.2 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Max. Up Front Sales Charge 2%N/AN/AN/A
Max. Deferred Sales Charge N/A1%N/AN/A

2If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.

Long Duration Corporate Bond Fund

Management

View professional designations disclosures

Photo of Mark  Montgomery

Mark Montgomery, CFA®

Co-Portfolio Manager

Photo of Peter  Brown

Peter Brown, CFA®

Co-Portfolio Manager

Photo of Robert  Brown

Robert Brown, CFA®

Co-Portfolio Manager

Performance

Fund Performance as of 12.31.2022

Term QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception
A Shares with 2.00% Sales Charge 2.84% -25.25% -25.25% -7.00% -2.60% -0.11% 0.99%
A Shares without Sales Charge 5.01% -23.73% -23.73% -6.38% -2.20% 0.09% 1.16%
Institutional Shares 4.93% -23.65% -23.65% -6.19% -1.96% 0.33% 1.37%
Lipper Corp Debt BBB Rated Median 3.13% -15.99% -15.99% -2.82% 0.25% 1.80% N/A

The gross expense ratios for Class A, C and I Shares are 0.95%, 1.70% and 0.70%, respectively. The net expense ratios for Class A, C, and I Shares are 0.91%, 1.66% and 0.66%, respectively.

The Advisor has contractually agreed to limit certain fees paid by the Fund from February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. 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 Corporate 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 02.01.2013. The inception date for Class C Shares is 02.01.2013. The inception date for Class Inst'l Shares is 02.01.2013. The inception date for Class R6 Shares is 02.01.2022. Performance for Class A Shares, Class C Shares and Institutional Shares for periods prior to inception is based on performance of Class S Shares of the Fund which were re-designated as Institutional Shares as of February 1, 2013. Class A Shares, Class C Shares and Institutional Shares of the Fund would have substantially similar performance because the Shares are invested in the same portfolio of securities and the performance would differ only to the extent that the Classes have different expenses. The performance shown reflects the reinvestment of all dividend and capital gains distributions.

Characteristics

Quality Breakdown as of 12.31.2022

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 Breakdown as of 12.31.2022

Name Value
0-1 Yr. 2.0
2-3 Yr. 0.0
2-3 Yr. 0.0
3-5 Yr. 0.0
5-10 Yr. 15.0
10+ Yrs. 80.0

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

Summary Statistics as of 12.31.2022

Name Value
Number of Holdings 311
Average Life 22.47 Years
Effective Duration 12.97 Years
Annual Turnover 137%

Portfolio Composition as of 12.31.2022

Composition Fund Index
Corporate 90.6% 100.0%
    Financial Institutions 19.1% 16.8%
    Industrial 58.7% 71.0%
    Utility 12.9% 12.2%
Government Related 0.2% 0.0%
    Agency 0.2% 0.0%
Securitized 0.6% 0.0%
    CMBS 0.6% 0.0%
Treasury 5.9% 0.0%
    Treasury 5.9% 0.0%
[Cash] 2.8% 0.0%
    [Cash] 2.8% 0.0%

Top Ten Holdings as of 12.31.2022

# Company Name Value
1 U.S. Treasury 2.0% 15-Aug-2051 4.00%
2 Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC 4.9% 01-FEB-2046 1.09%
3 U.S. Treasury 2.0% 15-Nov-2041 1.06%
4 U.S. Treasury 1.875% 15-Feb-2032 0.87%
5 Wells Fargo & Company 5.375% 02-NOV-2043 0.81%
6 AT&T Inc. 4.5% 15-MAY-2035 0.75%
7 Lockheed Martin 4.15% 15-JUN-2053 0.73%
8 Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 6.75% 01-OCT-2037 0.72%
9 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 3.109% 22-APR-2041 0.72%
10 Bank of America 2.676% 19-JUN-2041 0.67%

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

Growth of $10,000 as of 12.31.2022

Date A-Shares Bloomberg U.S. Intermediate Corp. Index
12.31.2022 $10,087 (Down $53) $12,642 (Down $147)
10.31.2022 $10,140 (Up $534) $12,789 (Up $795)
09.30.2022 $9,606 (Up $241) $11,994 (Up $270)
09.30.2022 $9,365 (Down $1,205) $11,724 (Down $1,419)
07.31.2022 $10,570 (Down $528) $13,143 (Down $619)
06.30.2022 $11,098 (Up $521) $13,762 (Up $632)
06.30.2022 $10,577 (Down $426) $13,130 (Down $593)
04.30.2022 $11,003 (Down $1,074) $13,723 (Down $1,334)
03.31.2022 $12,077 (Up $1,121) $15,057 (Up $1,470)
03.31.2022 $10,956 (Down $1,457) $13,587 (Down $1,900)
01.31.2022 $12,413 (Down $813) $15,487 (Down $1,510)
12.31.2021 $13,226 (Up $260) $16,997 (Up $955)
12.31.2021 $12,966 (Down $220) $16,042 (Down $1,027)
10.31.2021 $13,186 (Down $114) $17,069 (Up $318)
09.30.2021 $13,300 (Up $63) $16,751 (Down $251)
09.30.2021 $13,237 (Down $138) $17,002 (Down $73)
07.31.2021 $13,375 (Down $12) $17,075 (Down $82)
06.30.2021 $13,387 (Up $88) $17,157 (Up $385)
06.30.2021 $13,299 (Up $94) $16,772 (Up $598)
04.30.2021 $13,205 (Up $53) $16,174 (Up $174)
03.31.2021 $13,152 (Up $126) $16,000 (Up $272)
03.31.2021 $13,026 (Down $93) $15,728 (Down $467)
01.31.2021 $13,119 (Down $143) $16,195 (Down $996)
12.31.2020 $13,262 (Up $39) $17,191 (Up $463)
12.31.2020 $13,223 (Up $61) $16,728 (Down $410)
10.31.2020 $13,162 (Up $193) $17,138 (Up $875)
09.30.2020 $12,969 (Up $13) $16,263 (Down $87)
09.30.2020 $12,956 (Down $7) $16,350 (Down $76)
07.31.2020 $12,963 (Up $27) $16,426 (Down $612)
06.30.2020 $12,936 (Up $266) $17,038 (Up $994)
06.30.2020 $12,670 (Up $241) $16,044 (Up $395)
04.30.2020 $12,429 (Up $312) $15,649 (Up $173)
03.31.2020 $12,117 (Up $525) $15,476 (Up $1,069)
03.31.2020 $11,592 (Down $967) $14,407 (Down $1,587)
01.31.2020 $12,559 (Up $84) $15,994 (Up $308)
12.31.2019 $12,475 (Up $180) $15,686 (Up $598)
12.31.2019 $12,295 (Up $50) $15,088 (Up $17)
10.31.2019 $12,245 (Up $1) $15,071 (Up $96)
09.30.2019 $12,244 (Up $85) $14,975 (Up $85)
09.30.2019 $12,159 (Down $56) $14,890 (Down $215)
07.31.2019 $12,215 (Up $214) $15,105 (Up $836)
06.30.2019 $12,001 (Up $40) $14,269 (Up $170)
06.30.2019 $11,961 (Up $202) $14,099 (Up $558)
04.30.2019 $11,759 (Up $100) $13,541 (Up $303)
03.31.2019 $11,659 (Up $63) $13,238 (Up $89)
03.31.2019 $11,596 (Up $203) $13,149 (Up $548)
01.31.2019 $11,393 (Up $51) $12,601 (Down $15)
12.31.2018 $11,342 (Up $214) $12,616 (Up $438)
12.31.2018 $11,128 (Up $41) $12,178 (Up $287)
10.31.2018 $11,087 (Down $68) $11,891 (Down $511)
09.30.2018 $11,155 (Up $51) $12,402 (Up $451)
09.30.2018 $11,104 (Down $69) $11,951 (Down $525)
07.31.2018 $11,173 (Up $73) $12,476 (Up $30)
06.30.2018 $11,100 (Up $28) $12,446 (Up $206)
06.30.2018 $11,072 (Down $18) $12,240 (Down $174)
04.30.2018 $11,090 (Down $12) $12,414 (Down $183)
03.31.2018 $11,102 (Up $40) $12,597 (Up $245)
03.31.2018 $11,062 (Down $56) $12,352 (Down $162)
01.31.2018 $11,118 (Down $158) $12,514 (Down $615)
12.31.2017 $11,276 (Up $72) $13,129 (Up $171)
12.31.2017 $11,204 (Down $37) $12,958 (Up $115)
10.31.2017 $11,241 (Down $41) $12,843 (Up $37)
09.30.2017 $11,282 (Up $38) $12,806 (Up $102)
09.30.2017 $11,244 (Down $18) $12,704 (Down $7)
07.31.2017 $11,262 (Up $59) $12,711 (Up $161)
06.30.2017 $11,203 (Up $81) $12,550 (Up $92)
06.30.2017 $11,122 (Down $18) $12,458 (Up $132)
04.30.2017 $11,140 (Up $80) $12,326 (Up $261)
03.31.2017 $11,060 (Up $80) $12,065 (Up $193)
03.31.2017 $10,980 (Down $4) $11,872 (Down $90)
01.31.2017 $10,984 (Up $100) $11,962 (Up $235)
12.31.2016 $10,884 (Up $48) $11,727 (Up $14)
12.31.2016 $10,836 (Up $35) $11,713 (Up $190)
10.31.2016 $10,801 (Down $216) $11,523 (Down $809)
09.30.2016 $11,017 (Up $39) $12,332 (Up $245)
09.30.2016 $10,978 (Down $23) $12,087 (Down $365)
07.31.2016 $11,001 (Up $26) $12,452 (Up $61)
06.30.2016 $10,975 (Up $109) $12,391 (Up $367)
06.30.2016 $10,866 (Up $140) $12,024 (Up $468)
04.30.2016 $10,726 (Up $13) $11,556 (Down $10)
03.31.2016 $10,713 (Up $97) $11,566 (Up $290)
03.31.2016 $10,616 (Up $160) $11,276 (Up $554)
01.31.2016 $10,456 (Up $12) $10,722 (Up $176)
12.31.2015 $10,444 (Up $35) $10,546 (Down $9)
12.31.2015 $10,409 (Down $58) $10,555 (Down $134)
10.31.2015 $10,467 (Down $7) $10,689 (Down $54)
09.30.2015 $10,474 (Up $37) $10,743 (Up $85)
09.30.2015 $10,437 (Up $35) $10,658 (Up $80)
07.31.2015 $10,402 (Down $46) $10,578 (Down $131)
06.30.2015 $10,448 (Up $16) $10,709 (Up $167)
06.30.2015 $10,432 (Down $99) $10,542 (Down $407)
04.30.2015 $10,531 (Down $3) $10,949 (Down $479)
03.31.2015 $10,534 (Up $5) $11,428 (Up $261)
03.31.2015 $10,529 (Up $40) $11,167 (Down $245)
01.31.2015 $10,489 (Down $28) $11,412 (Down $270)
12.31.2014 $10,517 (Up $168) $11,682 (Up $618)
12.31.2014 $10,349 (Down $54) $11,064 (Up $118)
10.31.2014 $10,403 (Up $44) $10,946 (Up $110)
09.30.2014 $10,359 (Up $77) $10,836 (Up $195)
09.30.2014 $10,282 (Down $103) $10,641 (Down $319)
07.31.2014 $10,385 (Up $60) $10,960 (Up $327)
06.30.2014 $10,325 (Up $34) $10,633 (Down $19)
06.30.2014 $10,291 (Down $7) $10,652 (Up $43)
04.30.2014 $10,298 (Up $105) $10,609 (Up $232)
03.31.2014 $10,193 (Up $95) $10,377 (Up $227)
03.31.2014 $10,098 (Down $2) $10,150 (Up $65)
01.31.2014 $10,100 (Up $79) $10,085 (Up $197)
12.31.2013 $10,021 (Up $133) $9,888 (Up $327)
12.31.2013 $9,888 (Down $29) $9,561 (Up $42)
10.31.2013 $9,917 (Down $23) $9,519 (Down $95)
09.30.2013 $9,940 (Up $162) $9,614 (Up $231)
09.30.2013 $9,778 (Up $74) $9,383 (Down $0)
07.31.2013 $9,704 (Down $79) $9,383 (Down $100)
06.30.2013 $9,783 (Up $93) $9,483 (Up $105)
06.30.2013 $9,690 (Down $294) $9,378 (Down $469)
04.30.2013 $9,984 (Down $220) $9,847 (Down $501)
03.31.2013 $10,204 (Up $194) $10,348 (Up $398)
03.31.2013 $10,010 (Up $10) $9,950 (Down $50)
01.31.2013 $10,000 $10,000

The Growth of $10,000 is hypothetical based upon the performance of net A Shares at NAV for the period ended 12.31.2022. It includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

Distribution

Monthly Dividend Distribution as of 01.31.2023

Month Class A Shares Class C Shares Class Inst'l Shares Class R6 Shares
January 2023 $0.0236 $0.0192 $0.0251 $0.0257
December 2022 $0.0235 $0.0189 $0.0250 $0.0256
November 2022 $0.0231 $0.0188 $0.0244 $0.0249
October 2022 $0.0237 $0.0196 $0.0252 $0.0256
September 2022 $0.0226 $0.0181 $0.0241 $0.0246
August 2022 $0.0230 $0.0181 $0.0246 $0.0252
July 2022 $0.0230 $0.0182 $0.0246 $0.0252
June 2022 $0.0223 $0.0177 $0.0238 $0.0244
May 2022 $0.0229 $0.0183 $0.0245 $0.0251
April 2022 $0.0219 $0.0173 $0.0235 $0.0241
March 2022 $0.0229 $0.0174 $0.0247 $0.0254
February 2022 $0.0196 $0.0147 $0.0213 $0.0219

30-Day SEC Yield as of 12.31.2022

Share Class Without Waivers With Waivers
Class A 4.59% 4.69%
Class C 3.90% 3.94%
Class I 4.97% 5.06%
Class R6 4.95% 4.95%

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