1 Lipper, a leading global provider of mutual fund information, based the award on the calculation of consistent return, a quantitative metric that incorporates risk-adjusted return and strength of the fund's performance trend. Award based on Institutional Class shares of the Fund; Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. Fund performance may now be higher or lower than the performance that was calculated to win this award.
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PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT AN INDICATION OF FUTURE RESULTS
Fixed income securities are subject to certain risks including, but not limited to: interest rate (changes in interest rates may cause a decline in the market value of an investment), credit (changes in the financial condition of the issuer, borrower, counterparty, or underlying collateral), prepayment (debt issuers may repay or refinance their loans or obligations earlier than anticipated), and extension (principal repayments may not occur as quickly as anticipated, causing the expected maturity of a security to increase).
The Fund's investments in high-yield bonds and other lower-rated securities will subject the Fund to substantial risk of loss.
Derivatives are speculative and may hurt the Fund's performance. They present the risk of disproportionately increased losses and/or reduced gains when the financial asset or measure to which the derivative is linked changes in unexpected ways.
Municipal securities can be affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities.
Investments in asset backed and mortgage backed securities include additional risks that investors should be aware which include those associated with fixed income securities, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments.
Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities; and are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in emerging markets countries. Concentrating investments in a particular region subjects the portfolio to more volatility and greater risk of loss than geographically diverse investments.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis.
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