US Funds

Payden Absolute Return Bond Fund (PYARX)

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

The fund's absolute return 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 $688.7 million
Benchmark ICE BofA ML US Dollar 1-Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity 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 $50,000,000
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.

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 $688.7 million
Average Duration 1.8 years
Average Maturity 3.3 years
30-Day SEC Yield (12/31/19) 2.16%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 2.14%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-160%
1-319%
3-518%
5+3%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA12%
AA9%
A9%
BBB28%
BB and Below22%
Unrated20%
Total 100%
Credit breakdown represents the lower of the ratings provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Mortgage-Backed Securities22%
Investment Grade Corporates18%
Asset-Backed Securities18%
CMBS14%
Gov't Related9%
Emerging Markets7%
Cash5%
High Yield4%
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.

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 (12/31/2019) 5.52% 5.52% 3.27% 2.90% N/A 2.78%
Month-end (12/31/2019) 5.52% 5.52% 3.27% 2.90% N/A 2.78%
Yearly Returns
20195.52%
20180.95%
20173.40%
20163.81%
20150.93%
2014-0.20%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.84%
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.

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
In December, U.S. Treasury yields steepened moderately and equity markets hit all-time highs. The S&P 500 index returned just over 3% and the MSCI World Equity Index returned 2.28%. The Bloomberg U.S. Consumer Comfort Index rose 1.6 points to 63.9, a five-month high heading into 2020. Optimism surrounding a U.S. trade deal with China buoyed markets and generated positive sentiment. President Trump announced he will sign phase one of the deal on January 15, which should reduce U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods while boosting Chinese purchases of American farm, energy and manufactured goods.
Credit performed well over the month, with the "risk-on" tone generating stronger returns for lower quality assets than their higher-quality counterparts. In the collateralized loan obligation market, we saw high quality (AAA/AA-rated) assets return 0.37%, while the subordinated assets (A/BBB/BB-rated) rebounded from weakness earlier in the fourth quarter and returned 2.58%. Emerging-market debt and high-yield corporate debt experienced a similar phenomenon, with lower quality issuers outperforming.

OUTLOOK
Looking ahead, we believe that the U.S. economy is in a healthy position, with the U.S. Federal Reserve in easing mode, unemployment and inflation at depressed levels, and a continued strong consumer. We also expect that the global economy may have bottomed out following its recent weakness and is on course for slow growth in 2020. This is not to say that there aren't headwinds ahead. Continued uncertainty surrounding trade, politics, and events (i.e., Brexit) will likely generate volatility. The strategy continues to be well-diversified across asset classes, with elevated liquidity available to be deployed when opportunities present themselves.

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.

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.