The Diversified Income Fund provides efficient access to
broad global credit market exposure by investing primarily in
a diversified pool of corporate and emerging market fixed
income securities of varying maturities. The Fund holds both
non-US dollar denominated fixed income securities and nonUS
dollar currency positions
This Fund offers a potentially higher yielding alternative to core fixed income portfolios and low correlation to US, Japanese and German government interest rates
The Fund Advantage
The fund benefits from a diversified approach to
macroeconomic views on credit trends, interest rates,
duration, currencies and curve positioning.
1/3 each - Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Credit ex Emerging Markets, USD Hedged; ICE BofAML BB‑B Rated Developed Markets High Yield Constrained Index, USD Hedged; and JPMorgan EMBI Global, USD Hedged
PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION
The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Credit ex Emerging Markets (USD Hedged) provides a broad-based measure of the global developed markets investment-grade fixed income markets. The ICE BofAML BB-B Rated Developed Markets High Yield Constrained Index (USD Hedged) tracks the performance of below investment grade bonds of corporate issuers domiciled in developed market countries rated BB1 through B3, based on an average of Moody's, S&P and Fitch. Qualifying bonds are capitalization-weighted provided the total allocation to an individual issuer (defined by Bloomberg tickers) does not exceed 2%. Issuers that exceed the limit are reduced to 2% and the face value of each of their bonds is adjusted on a pro-rata basis. Similarly, the face value of bonds of all other issuers that fall below the 2% cap are increased on a pro-rata basis. The index is rebalanced on the last calendar day of the month. The JPMorgan EMBI Global (USD Hedged) tracks total returns for U.S. dollar-denominated debt instruments issued by emerging market sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities, Brady bonds, loans, Eurobonds and local market instruments. It is not possible to invest in an unmanaged index.