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The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.



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.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
18.11 - - - 13.02
Market Price (%)   17.94 - - - 13.22
Benchmark (%)   18.01 - - - 12.95
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   15.49 - - - 10.70
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   10.15 - - - 8.99
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
4.30 1.08 1.58 4.30 18.11 - - - 31.60
Market Price (%)   4.08 1.25 1.40 4.08 17.94 - - - 32.13
Benchmark (%)   4.24 1.11 1.56 4.24 18.01 - - - 31.39
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   3.45 0.96 1.11 3.45 15.49 - - - 25.63
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   2.42 0.61 0.89 2.42 10.15 - - - 21.31
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   - - - - 12.84
Market Price (%)   - - - - 12.26
Benchmark (%)   - - - - 12.69


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.
Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital
Aug 1, 2014 Aug 7, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 $0.160021 - - - -
Jul 1, 2014 Jul 8, 2014 Jul 3, 2014 $0.160005 - - - -
Jun 2, 2014 Jun 6, 2014 Jun 4, 2014 $0.170108 - - - -
May 1, 2014 May 7, 2014 May 5, 2014 $0.230108 - - - -
Apr 1, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 Apr 3, 2014 $0.230068 - - - -
Mar 3, 2014 Mar 7, 2014 Mar 5, 2014 $0.230578 - - - -
Feb 3, 2014 Feb 7, 2014 Feb 5, 2014 $0.232578 - - - -
Dec 26, 2013 Jan 2, 2014 Dec 30, 2013 $0.300348 $0.300348 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 2, 2013 Dec 6, 2013 Dec 4, 2013 $0.349907 $0.349907 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2013 Nov 7, 2013 Nov 5, 2013 $0.350070 $0.350070 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 1, 2013 Oct 7, 2013 Oct 3, 2013 $0.205987 $0.205987 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 3, 2013 Sep 9, 2013 Sep 5, 2013 $0.205987 $0.205987 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 1, 2013 Aug 7, 2013 Aug 5, 2013 $0.205987 $0.205987 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 1, 2013 Jul 8, 2013 Jul 3, 2013 $0.205987 $0.205987 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 3, 2013 Jun 7, 2013 Jun 5, 2013 $0.155987 $0.155987 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
May 1, 2013 May 7, 2013 May 3, 2013 $0.155987 $0.155987 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Apr 1, 2013 Apr 5, 2013 Apr 3, 2013 $0.235927 $0.235927 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 1, 2013 Mar 7, 2013 Mar 5, 2013 $0.238547 $0.238547 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Feb 1, 2013 Feb 7, 2013 Feb 5, 2013 $0.299489 $0.299489 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 26, 2012 Jan 2, 2013 Dec 28, 2012 $0.334766 $0.334766 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 3, 2012 Dec 7, 2012 Dec 5, 2012 $0.291828 $0.291828 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2012 Nov 7, 2012 Nov 5, 2012 $0.291828 $0.291828 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 1, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 Oct 3, 2012 $0.292740 $0.292740 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 4, 2012 Sep 10, 2012 Sep 6, 2012 $0.175107 $0.175107 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 1, 2012 Aug 7, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 $0.175107 $0.175107 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 2, 2012 Jul 9, 2012 Jul 5, 2012 $0.103981 $0.103981 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 1, 2012 Jun 7, 2012 Jun 5, 2012 $0.504494 $0.504494 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000

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.
Greatest Premium  

Apr 9, 2014

0.80%
Greatest Discount  

-

0.00%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 40
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 63.49%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   63
NAV   0
Discount   0

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

25

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

38

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 20-Aug-2014

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 20-Aug-2014

Ticker ISIN Weight (%) Market Value Country CUSIP SEDOL Asset Class Price Currency Market Currency FX Rate Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Mod. Duration YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%)
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ALTICE SA

Telecommunications

XS1061642317 0.86 $1,409,330 Luxembourg - BLWF9Y6 FI 140.93 USD EUR 0.75 7.25 May 15, 2022 5.37 - 6.35 - 6.19
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WIND ACQUISITION FINANCE SA

Telecommunications

XS1055940206 0.83 $1,355,907 Luxembourg - - FI 142.73 USD EUR 0.75 7.00 Apr 23, 2021 3.88 - 5.73 - 5.26
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WIND ACQUISITION FINANCE SA RegS

-

- 0.81 $1,335,157 - BRSNT3051 - - 133.52 USD EUR 0.75 4.00 - - - - - -
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COMMERZBANK AG

Financials

DE000CB83CF0 0.80 $1,312,982 Germany - B6477J6 FI 164.12 USD EUR 0.75 7.75 Mar 16, 2021 5.37 - 3.65 - 3.65
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THYSSENKRUPP AG

Industrials

DE000A1R08U3 0.78 $1,281,975 Germany - B91RZD0 FI 142.44 USD EUR 0.75 4.00 Aug 27, 2018 3.67 - 2.11 - 2.11
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ROYAL BK OF SCOT GRP PLC

Financials

XS0356705219 0.75 $1,223,528 United Kingdom - B2QQN84 FI 152.94 USD EUR 0.75 6.93 Apr 9, 2018 3.29 - 2.53 - 2.53
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COMMERZBANK AG

Financials

DE000CB83CE3 0.74 $1,222,450 Germany - B4323D4 FI 152.81 USD EUR 0.75 6.38 Mar 22, 2019 4.06 - 2.84 - 2.84
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BANCO POPOLARE SC

Financials

XS0880063994 0.66 $1,088,778 Italy - B9G81H4 FI 136.10 USD EUR 0.75 3.75 Jan 28, 2016 1.41 - 2.02 - 2.02
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VIRGIN MEDIA SECURED FINANCE PLC

Telecommunications

XS0889937305 0.63 $1,036,213 United Kingdom - B96RTG6 FI 172.70 USD GBP 0.60 6.00 Apr 15, 2021 4.51 - 5.39 - 5.15
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ENEL S.P.A.

Utilities

XS0954675129 0.62 $1,020,942 Italy - BDD2RX5 FI 145.85 USD EUR 0.75 6.50 Jan 10, 2074 3.85 - 0.35 - 4.02
Name ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Market Value Country Sector Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price Asset Class Currency Market Currency FX Rate Mod. Duration YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%)
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 20-Aug-2014
  Luxembourg 14.3%
  Italy 13.75%
  France 13.5%
  United Kingdom 13.28%
  Germany 11.91%
  Netherlands 6.98%
  Spain 5.62%
  Canada 3.91%
  Ireland 3.81%
  Portugal 3.79%
  Sweden 1.06%
  United States 1.01%
  Other 3.62%
Show all 13 countries
as of 20-Aug-2014

% of Market Value

Financials

21.94%

Industrials

21.85%

Consumer Goods

13.14%

Consumer Services

10.99%

Telecommunications

8.93%

Basic Materials

5.97%

Technology

4.41%

Other/Undefined

3.78%

Utilities

3.75%

Health Care

3.49%

Oil & Gas

1.75%

as of 20-Aug-2014

  • 54
  • 43
  • 32
  • 22
  • 11
  • 0

0.25

53.87

38.83

0.67

0.26

2.46

  • 0 - 1 Year

  • 1 - 5 Years

  • 5 - 10 Years

  • 10 - 15 Years

  • 20 - 25 Years

  • 25+ Years

as of 20-Aug-2014

% of Market Value

AAA/Aaa

-

-

AA+/Aa1

-

-

AA/Aa2

-

-

AA-/Aa3

-

-

A+/A1

-

-

A/A2

-

-

A-/A3

-

-

BBB+/Baa1

0.27%

-

BBB/Baa2

-

-

BBB-/Baa3

2.66%

0.34%

BB+/Ba1

24.27%

24.09%

BB/Ba2

10.44%

10.91%

BB-/Ba3

13.17%

15.57%

B+/B1

9.91%

9.25%

B/B2

9.52%

10.39%

B-/B3

5.10%

6.82%

CCC+/Caa1

2.19%

4.13%

CCC/Caa2

0.34%

1.09%

CCC-/Caa3

-

0.56%

CC/Ca

-

0.24%

C

-

-

CI

-

-

R

-

-

SD

-

-

D

-

-

NR

12.50%

6.45%

Other

9.61%

10.16%

Cash

-

-

Govt/Cash

-

-

  • S&P

  • Moody's

Ratings are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (S&P highest) or Aaa (Moody's highest) to D (S&P lowest) or C (Moody's lowest). "R" applies to securities where the issuing company is under regulatory supervision due to its financial situation. "SD" applies to securities where the issuing company has selectively defaulted on some obligations. “NR” applies to securities that are not rated. "Other" includes dividends booked but not yet received and, if applicable, short-term fixed income securities.
Allocations subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 21-Aug-2014

$164,256,606
Inception Date Apr 3, 2012
Exchange BATS Exchange
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index Markit iBoxx Global Developed Markets ex-US High Yield Index
Index Ticker IBOAMZGX

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   Bf

Shares Outstanding 2,900,000
Number of Holdings

as of 20-Aug-2014

433
CUSIP 464286210
Price  

as of 21-Aug-2014

56.59
20 Day Avg. Volume   75,189
Premium/Discount  

as of 21-Aug-2014

0.02%
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 31-Oct
Expense Ratio   0.55%
Fee Waiver   0.15%
Expense Ratio (including waivers) 0.40%

For more information on S&P fund credit ratings, please click here.

NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Jul-2014

0.58
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 20-Aug-2014

4.99%
Distribution Yield  

as of 20-Aug-2014

3.31%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 20-Aug-2014

3.50%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 20-Aug-2014

5.96%
Weighted Average Life  

as of 20-Aug-2014

3.67 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 20-Aug-2014

3.38 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 20-Aug-2014

3.78%

% Stock 0.00%
% Bond 96.54%
% Cash 0.01%
% Other  

as of 20-Aug-2014

3.46%

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