With rates near all-time lows, many investors are seeking opportunities in new areas to derive more current income from their portfolios. One way is to make concentrated investments in areas like U.S. high yield. An alternative approach allocates across a range of less-traditional strategies like covered calls and emerging market credit to pursue a differentiated source and pattern of income while enhancing diversification.

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Seeking to balance income, risk
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Seeking consistent high income

U.S. high yield corporate bond exposure

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