PERFORMANCE

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-0.37 2.94 - - 3.31
Benchmark (%)   0.03 0.06 - - 0.06
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -1.38 1.50 2.44 3.55 -
as of
  1m 3m YTD 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-0.38 -1.23 0.87 -0.37 9.09 - - 13.63
Benchmark (%)   0.01 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.18 - - 0.24
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -0.88 -1.52 -0.09 -1.38 4.57 12.84 41.77 -
as of
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Return (%)   - - 7.07 3.74 0.92
Benchmark (%)   - 0.00 0.11 0.07 0.03
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   5.44 -1.29 7.50 0.29 1.24


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
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The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

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The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Issuers

  • Top Long Issuers

as of 31-Jul-2015

Name Fund Weight (%)
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 2.23
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 2.01
UPPERNEXT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP INC 1.86
MORGAN STANLEY 1.45
VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL INC 1.45

% of Market Value

  • Top Short Issuers

as of 31-Jul-2015

Name Fund Weight (%)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -6.37
CDX.NA.IG.24.V1 -5.73
ITRAXX.XO.22.V1 -2.44
ITRAXX.FINSR.21.V1 -2.39
CDX.NA.HY.24.V2 -1.66

% of Market Value

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Net Derivatives

-7.00

|

57.34

Investment Grade Bonds

-11.98

|

29.56

Cash

-7.59

|

29.39

High Yield Bonds

0.00

|

36.13

Bond Futures

-23.94

|

0.01

  • Long

  • Short

  • Net

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

North America

-46.13

|

54.94

Europe

-35.50

|

51.58

Net Derivatives

-7.00

|

57.34

Cash

-7.82

|

29.48

Emerging Markets

-0.55

|

3.47

  • Long

  • Short

  • Net

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

United States

-44.89

|

52.50

Net Derivatives

-7.00

|

57.34

Cash

-7.82

|

29.48

Germany

-19.82

|

5.77

European Union

-7.14

|

5.82

  • Long

  • Short

  • Net

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Cash

-7.82

|

29.48

Derivatives

-64.92

|

64.49

AAA Rated

-11.52

|

7.82

AA rated

-1.72

|

0.85

A Rated

-5.51

|

10.63

  • Long

  • Short

  • Net

Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Ratings

  • Morningstar Rating
     
  • Overall   :
  • 4
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Global Long/Short Credit Fund, CLASS I, as of 31-Aug-2015 rated against 237 Nontraditional Bond Funds.
  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Consistent Return   :
     
  • Preservation   :
     
  • Tax Efficiency   :
     
  • Total Return   :
     
  • Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of 31-Jul-2015 out of 124, 5,186, 124, 48 and 124 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Alt Credit Focus Funds classification.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

KEY FACTS

Size of Fund (Millions) $5,818.3 M
Number of Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2015

940
Inception Date Sep 30, 2011

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Alpha (3y)  

as of 31-Jul-2015

0.30
R-Squared (3y)

as of 31-Jul-2015

3.34
Beta (3y)

as of 31-Jul-2015

19.20

30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Jun-2015

4.95%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Jun-2015

4.95%

Weighted Average Life  

as of 31-Jul-2015

4.70 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 31-Jul-2015

-0.02 yrs
Yield to Maturity  

as of 31-Jul-2015

3.46%
Yield to Worst  

as of 31-Jul-2015

3.50%

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The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in developing Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. The fund may invest in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares.

Performance results reflect past performance and are no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of shares will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All returns assume reinvestment of all dividends. Performance information shown without sales charge would have been lower if the applicable sales charge had been included. Performance during periods of exceptional market conditions should not be expected to be repeated in a normal market environment. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

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