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Objective

The Fund seeks to maximize inflation protected total return.

Strategy/Investment process

  • Designed to protect the total return generated by its core fixed income holdings from inflation risk.
  • Utilizes swaps that are based on the Consumer Price Index in combination with its core portfolio of fixed income securities to create the equivalent of a portfolio of inflation-protected fixed income securities.
  • Secondarily, may also purchase other investments including actual inflation-protected securities such as in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS).

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Management

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1Please refer to the prospectus for additional information about cut-off times.

Total return assumes reinvestment of income.

The Barclays 1-10 Year U.S. TIPS Index represents the performance of intermediate (1-10 year) U.S. Treasury Inflation Protection Securities. The performance of the index does not reflect the deduction of expenses associated with a fund, such as investment management fees. By contrast, the performance of the Fund reflects the deduction of the fund expenses, including sales charges if applicable. An individual cannot invest directly in an index.

The Barclays U.S. Intermediate Aggregate Index is an unmanaged index comprised of U.S. government, mortgage, corporate and asset-backed securities with maturities of one to 10 years. The performance of the index does not reflect the deduction of expenses associated with a fund, such as investment management fees. By contrast, the performance of the Fund reflects the deduction of these expenses, including sales charges if applicable. An individual cannot invest directly in an index.

The Inflation Managed Bond Composite Benchmark is determined by adding the Barclays Intermediate Government/Credit Index and 80% of the Barclays Inflation Swap 5 Year Zero Coupon Index. The performance of the Composite Benchmark does not reflect the deduction of expenses associated with a mutual fund, such as investment management fees. By contrast, the performance of the Fund reflects the deduction of these expenses. An individual cannot invest directly in an index.

The performance of the Lipper Inflation-Protected Bond Funds Index includes expenses associated with a mutual fund, such as investment management fees. These expenses are not identical to the expenses charged by the Fund.

Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions and reflects the deduction of any sales charges, where applicable. Performance may reflect the waiver of a portion of the Fund's advisory or administrative fees and/or reimbursement of certain expenses for certain periods since the inception date. If fees had not been waived and/or certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would have been less favorable.

©2016, American Bankers Association, CUSIP Database provided by the Standard & Poor's CUSIP Service Bureau, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

©2016, Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damage or losses arising from any use of this information. For each fund with a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ metric each month by subtracting the return on a 90-day U.S. Treasury Bill from the fund's load-adjusted return for the same period, and then adjusting this excess return for risk. The top 10% of funds in each broad asset class receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Different share classes may have different ratings.

The Fund's fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk. If rates increase, the value of the Fund's investments generally declines.

Ordinarily the Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in corporate, U.S. government and agency debt, mortgage-related securities, both domestic and foreign.

The Fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in "sub-prime" mortgage-related securities. The risk of defaults is generally higher in the case of mortgage-backed investments that include so-called "sub-prime" mortgages. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.

The Fund may invest in futures contracts and derivatives. Many derivatives create leverage that can cause the Fund to be more volatile than it would be if it had not used derivatives.

The Fund employs a "total return" investment strategy meaning it is designed to protect the total return generated by its core fixed income holdings from inflation risk. The fund seeks to achieve this objective by using swaps and derivatives. As a secondary strategy, the Fund has the ability to invest directly in inflation-protected securities, such as Treasury Inflation Protected securities(TIPs).

Total return assumes reinvestment of income.

The top 10 holdings listed reflect only the Fund's long-term investments. Short-term investments are excluded. Holdings are subject to change. The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to purchase or sell a particular security. Each individual security is calculated as a percentage of the aggregate market value of the securities held in the Fund and does not include the use of derivative positions, where applicable.