PERFORMANCE



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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return of Capital

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



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.

Holdings

as of 27-Aug-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 27-Aug-2015

Name Weight (%) ISIN Sector SEDOL Market Value Price Maturity Coupon (%) Duration Notional Value YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY 2.45 US0669224778 Cash and/or Derivatives - $1,779,685 1.00 - 0.20 0.00 1,779,685.43 0.20 - 0.20 1,779,685.00
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO MTN 0.62 US46623EJY68 Banking BJFGP99 $450,471 100.06 Feb 15, 2017 1.35 1.46 450,471.15 1.31 - 1.31 450,000.00
WELLS FARGO & CO 0.57 US949746QU86 Banking B3TQKZ4 $415,713 102.27 Jun 15, 2016 3.68 0.78 415,712.80 0.80 - 0.80 400,000.00
US BANCORP MTN 0.56 US91159HHB96 Banking B79WKR2 $408,742 101.56 Nov 15, 2016 2.20 1.12 408,741.61 0.91 - 0.81 400,000.00
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORP MTN 0.55 US36962G7J74 Finance Companies BMN9847 $402,303 100.22 May 15, 2017 1.25 1.66 402,303.23 1.12 - 1.11 400,000.00
AMERICAN EXPRESS CREDIT CORPORATIO MTN 0.55 US0258M0DM88 Banking BN796R9 $399,268 99.56 Jun 5, 2017 1.13 1.75 399,267.52 1.38 - 1.38 400,000.00
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORP MTN 0.52 US36962G6K56 Finance Companies B92RSQ3 $377,442 100.22 Nov 20, 2017 1.60 2.18 377,441.89 1.50 - 1.50 375,000.00
WESTPAC BANKING CORP 0.52 US961214CH46 Banking - $376,109 99.97 May 19, 2017 1.20 1.70 376,108.56 1.22 - 1.22 375,000.00
BP CAPITAL MARKETS PLC 0.49 US05565QBT40 Energy B706L81 $356,813 101.22 Nov 1, 2016 2.25 1.16 356,812.56 1.20 - 1.20 350,000.00
BANK OF AMERICA CORP MTN 0.48 US06051GFJ31 Banking BQ13YP2 $350,819 100.22 Aug 25, 2017 1.70 1.96 350,819.40 1.59 - 1.59 350,000.00
Name ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Sector Asset Class Market Value Price Coupon (%) Maturity Duration YTM (%) Notional Value Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 27-Aug-2015

% of Market Value

Banking

37.96%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

14.13%

Energy

8.36%

Communications

7.93%

Consumer Cyclical

6.76%

Technology

6.22%

Capital Goods

4.29%

Finance Companies

2.66%

Insurance

2.65%

Cash and/or Derivatives

2.46%

Basic Industry

2.42%

Electric

1.88%

Reits

0.66%

Transportation

0.50%

Owned No Guarantee

0.47%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.40%

Treasuries

0.14%

Natural Gas

0.12%

as of 27-Aug-2015

  • 37
  • 30
  • 22
  • 15
  • 07
  • 0

2.46

14.00

22.74

23.86

36.94

  • Cash and/or Derivatives

  • 0 - 1 Year

  • 1 - 2 Years

  • 2 - 3 Years

  • 3 - 5 Years

The maturity breakdown above is based on Weighted Average Life (WAL). WAL is the average length of time to the repayment of principal for the securities in the fund. This metric considers the likelihood that bonds will be called or prepaid before the scheduled maturity date.

as of 27-Aug-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

2.46%

AAA Rated

1.67%

AA Rated

15.27%

A Rated

51.56%

BBB Rated

29.04%

Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.
Allocations are subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 28-Aug-2015

$72,703,562
Asset Class Fixed Income
Exchange NYSE Arca
Benchmark Index Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade 0-5 Index
Index Ticker IBXXSIG1
Inception Date Oct 15, 2013

Shares Outstanding 1,450,000
CUSIP 46434V100
Number of Holdings  

as of 27-Aug-2015

638
Closing Price  

as of 28-Aug-2015

50.32
Mid-Point Price  

as of 28-Aug-2015

50.28
Daily Volume  

as of 28-Aug-2015

327
20 Day Avg. Volume   881
Premium/Discount  

as of 28-Aug-2015

0.28%
Options Available No

FEES as of 31-Oct-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.15%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Jul-2015

0.00
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 27-Aug-2015

1.31%
Distribution Yield  

as of 27-Aug-2015

1.40%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 27-Aug-2015

1.61%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 27-Aug-2015

2.94%
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 27-Aug-2015

2.50 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 27-Aug-2015

1.78%
Effective Duration  

as of 27-Aug-2015

2.36 yrs
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 27-Aug-2015

92 bps

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Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

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