US Funds

Payden Absolute Return Bond Fund (PYARX)

$9.40

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$0.01

NAV change ($) as of 6/27/2022

  • Overview
  • Portfolio Statistics
  • Performance & Expenses
  • Fund Commentary
Investment Strategy

The Payden Absolute Return Bond Fund's strategy seeks to have positive absolute returns over the long term, regardless of different market environments. To achieve this goal, the fund seeks to provide total return, whether through price appreciation, or income, or a combination of both. It seeks opportunities by employing a flexible approach that evaluates security attractiveness globally, both inside and outside the U.S. A special emphasis is placed on risk management seeking to mitigate potential downside.

Role In Portfolio

Absolute Return – appropriate for investors seeking steady returns, limited downside and reduced correlations with traditional asset classes. Not intended to outperform stocks and bonds during strong market rallies.

Fund Highlights
Seeks to have positive absolute returns over the long term, regardless of different market environments.
Utilizes all sectors of the fixed-income market.
Portfolio is structured with relatively low interest rate sensitivity.
The fund may not achieve its goals if the economy weakens.

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Nov 6, 2014
Share Class Inception Date Nov 6, 2014
Ticker PYARX
CUSIP 70432T107
Fund Total Net Assets $938.3 million
Benchmark BLOOMBERG US TREASURY BILLS 1-MONTH INDEX

Net Expense Ratio 0.70%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $2,000
SI Class $10,000,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden Absolute Return Bond Fund (PYARX) Morningstar average:
Nontraditional Bond
Net Expense Ratio 0.70% 1.40%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Inception Date Nov 6, 2014
Share Class Inception Date Nov 6, 2014
Total Net Assets $938.3 million
Average Duration 1.0 years
Average Maturity 4.3 years
30-Day SEC Yield (06/24/22) 3.33%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 2.99%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-178%
1-311%
3-55%
5+6%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA14%
AA6%
A12%
BBB25%
BB and Below26%
Unrated17%
Total 100%
Security ratings are assigned using the highest rating of Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch.
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Asset-Backed Securities24%
Mortgage-Backed Securities18%
CMBS18%
Investment Grade Corporates13%
Emerging Markets10%
High Yield6%
Money Markets5%
Bank Loans3%
Other3%
Total 100%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.


Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (3/31/2022) -2.31% -1.64% 1.57% 2.07% N/A 2.14%
Month-end (5/31/2022) -3.50% -3.60% 0.87% 1.63% N/A 1.93%
Yearly Returns
20211.13%
20202.81%
20195.52%
20180.95%
20173.40%
20163.81%
20150.93%
2014-0.20%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.74%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.70%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.

Fund Commentary

MARKET
At the beginning of May, monetary policymakers at the Federal Reserve ("Fed") raised the federal funds rate (FFR) by 0.50%, pushing the target range to 0.75%-1.00%. Markets rallied on the news because Fed Chair Jerome Powell took the potential for a 0.75% hike off the table at the post-meeting press conference. Inflation data for April released in May also showed that headline readings may have peaked, coming down slightly on a year-over-year basis from 8.6% to 8.2%. However, core (ex. food and energy) readings are likely to remain well above the Fed’s 2% target due to the rising cost of shelter. Additionally, a record-tight labor market will make the Fed’s job of delivering a soft landing more challenging as continued gains in employment and wages will bolster demand. Mortgage rates are up over 2.00% since the start of the year, which has caused the pace of home sales to slow and housing inventory to jump. If new home construction starts to falter, we could see members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) opt to pause rate hikes in the fall. Policymakers at the European Central Bank (ECB) began signaling that they would begin hiking interest rates soon. In a blog post published toward the end of the month, ECB President Christine Lagarde communicated that it would be appropriate for the central bank’s policy rate to exit negative territory before year-end.

OUTLOOK
May started off with a heavy risk-off tone due to the concerns over inflationary pressures, monetary tightening, and the continued zero-COVID strategy in China. Notably, heightened concerns regarding the growth outlook developed, however, sentiment reversed its course as the aggressive path of interest rate hikes came under question. During the mid-month weakness, the strategy added on the margin in areas like investment-grade corporates and higher quality areas of securitized product, spending down some of the cash on hand. Securitized product underperformed, lagging the broader retracement in risk assets, and continues to look attractive given the structural protections and strength in underlying collateral.

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.