Performance

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-3.93 3.52 3.55 5.38 9.93
Benchmark (%)   0.87 5.05 5.47 5.38 7.44
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -4.94 2.05 3.04 4.08 -
Morningstar Ranking   - - - - -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   - 2.08 3.37 4.18 -
Lipper Ranking  
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-0.45 4.20 -0.45 -3.93 10.94 19.06 68.87 1,208.99
Benchmark (%)   2.65 5.01 2.65 0.87 15.94 30.53 68.86 602.34
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   1.05 4.77 1.05 -4.94 6.27 16.16 49.18 -
Morningstar Ranking   - - - 251/555 160/476 183/374 39/191 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   0.98 4.35 0.98 -5.35 6.76 19.10 51.74 -
Lipper Ranking   241/586 142/428 139/289 20/129
as of
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Return (%)   -3.43 10.33 14.71 2.15 -0.83
Benchmark (%)   0.77 10.80 13.67 4.17 -0.78
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -3.99 10.74 10.07 1.54 -4.15


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Holdings

  • Top Holdings - Equity

as of 29-Apr-2016

Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 1.21
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 0.92
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP 0.69
GENERAL ELECTRIC 0.61
SABMILLER PLC 0.60
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0.59
NESTLE SA 0.57
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.56
PFIZER INC 0.56
WELLS FARGO 0.55
  • Top Holdings - Fixed Income

as of 29-Apr-2016

Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE (OTR) 1.375 04/30/2021 6.52
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.625 01/15/2026 2.51
TREASURY NOTE (OTR) 1.625 02/15/2026 1.44
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GO 6.5 06/10/2021 1.02
UK CONV GILT 2 09/07/2025 0.86
TREASURY NOTE (2OLD) 2 08/15/2025 0.81
AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 5.75 05/15/2021 0.74
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0 04/09/2021 0.67
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.375 07/15/2025 0.67
TREASURY NOTE 1.75 09/30/2022 0.64

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Net Assets

Equity

57.1%

60.0%

Fixed Income

35.2%

40.0%

Commodity Related

4.1%

-

Cash

3.6%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

Allocations subject to change.
as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Net Assets

North America Equity

30.4%

36.6%

North America Fixed Income

22.0%

24.4%

Europe Equity

13.0%

12.9%

Japan Equity

8.7%

4.6%

Europe Fixed Income

5.5%

9.2%

Emerging Market Fixed Income

5.0%

0.5%

Commodity Related

4.1%

-

Emerging Market Equity

3.7%

3.7%

Cash

3.6%

-

Asia/Pacific (ex Japan) Fixed Income

1.9%

0.4%

Asia/Pacific (ex. Japan) Equity

1.4%

2.2%

Japan Fixed Income

0.8%

5.6%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Net Assets

Financials

9.8%

11.8%

Information Technology

9.2%

8.8%

Health Care

8.0%

7.6%

Industrials

6.5%

6.7%

Consumer Discretionary

5.8%

7.6%

Consumer Staples

5.0%

6.5%

Energy

4.2%

4.0%

Materials

2.6%

3.0%

Telecommunication

2.5%

2.1%

Index Related

2.0%

-

Utilities

1.6%

2.1%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Net Assets

Government

24.3%

40.0%

Corporates

7.7%

-

Convertibles

1.6%

-

Bank Loans

1.0%

-

Other Fixed Income

0.7%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Net Assets

US Dollar

65.8%

60.0%

Euro

12.0%

13.1%

Japanese Yen

7.0%

10.2%

Other Asia

5.2%

4.7%

British Pound Sterling

4.3%

5.2%

Other Europe

2.5%

3.2%

Rest of the World

1.8%

2.7%

Latin America

1.5%

0.9%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

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.


% of Net Assets represents the Fund's exposure based on the economic value of securities and is adjusted for futures, options, swaps, and convertible bonds.



Ratings

  • Morningstar Rating
     
  • Overall   :
  • 4
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Global Allocation Fund, Class Inst, as of 30-Apr-2016 rated against 457 World Allocation Funds.
  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Consistent Return   :
     
  • Expense   :
     
  • 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 30-Apr-2016 out of 431, 4,015, 436, 178 and 436 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Flexible Portfolio Funds classification.


Morningstar Analyst


Morningstar Analyst Rating: Gold

Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal, its highest level of conviction. (Effective 4/4/16)**

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 27-May-2016

$18,510.2 M
Size of Fund (Millions) $46,505.5 M
Share Class launch date Feb 3, 1989
Asset Class MultiAsset
Morningstar Category World Allocation
Lipper Classification Flexible Portfolio Funds
Benchmark Index 36% S&P 500, 24% FTSE World (ex US), 24% BofA ML Current 5-Year US Treasury Index, 16% Citigroup Non-USD World Govt Bond Index
CUSIP 09251T509

Number of Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2016

594
Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.78%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.78%
Expense Ratio 0.87%

Distribution Frequency   Semi-Annual
Max Offer Price

as of 27-May-2016

$17.97
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent 84%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 29-Apr-2016

15.77
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 29-Apr-2016

$92,623.0 M

Effective Duration  

as of 29-Apr-2016

1.65 yrs
Effective Duration Fixed Income

as of 29-Apr-2016

4.51 yrs
Effective Duration Fixed Income and Cash

as of 29-Apr-2016

3.57 yrs

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Nov-2013

6.91%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Sep-2015

-6.43%

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*Source: Morningstar. The Fund has the longest "Manager Tenure" as defined by Morningstar among funds in Morningstar's World Allocation category.

**The Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by the mutual fund analysts of Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. Morningstar's analysts use this five-pillar evaluation to identify funds they believe are more likely to outperform over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. Analysts consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research, and the weighting of each pillar may vary. The Analyst Rating ultimately reflects the analysts' overall assessment and is overseen by Morningstar's Analyst Rating Committee. The approach serves not as a formula but as a framework to ensure consistency across Morningstar's global coverage universe. The Analyst Rating scale ranges from Gold to Negative, with Gold being the highest rating and Negative being the lowest rating. A fund with a “Gold” rating distinguishes itself across the five pillars and has garnered the analysts' highest level of conviction. Analyst Ratings are reevaluated at least every 14 months. For more detailed information about Morningstar's Analyst Rating, including its methodology, please click here.

The Morningstar Analyst Rating should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a mutual fund. Morningstar Analyst Ratings are based on Morningstar's current expectations about future events; therefore, in no way does Morningstar represent ratings as a guarantee nor should they be viewed by an investor as such. Morningstar Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar's expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expected.

The fund is actively managed and its characteristics will vary.

Stock and bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks may be heightened for investments in emerging markets.

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.

Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher rated securities.

Asset allocation strategies do not assure profit and do not protect against loss.

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Short-selling entails special risks. If the fund makes short sales in securities that increase in value, the fund will lose value. Any loss on short positions may or may not be offset by investing short-sale proceeds in other investments.

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