US Funds

Payden Floating Rate Fund SI Class (PYFIX)

$9.86

NAV ($)

$0.02

NAV change ($) as of 1/18/2019

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

The fund’s investment objective is to seek a high level of current income through floating-rate debt instruments, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. At least 80% of fund assets will be floating rate. The fund generally invests in the higher-quality segment of the market and looks for companies with good growth prospects, superior products and strong management teams.

Role In Portfolio

High-yield loans – Appropriate for investors who seek higher yields but do not want significant exposure to interest rate risk. Loans can be used as a hedge against rising interest rates in fixed-income portfolios as they are historically negatively correlated with Treasuries.

Fund Highlights
High-yield loan focus. Opportunistic exposure to short-term high-yield corporates.
Payden primarily focuses on the higher quality end of the high-yield loan market. We believe that the risk-return profile of BB and high single-B rated loans is superior to that of lower-rated loans.
Due to the size of the fund, we can buy the loans we want and get meaningful new issuance allocations, which is difficult for funds with assets above $1 billion.
The primary risk to the fund is a downturn in the economy.

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Nov 11, 2013
Share Class Inception Date Nov 11, 2013
Ticker PYFIX
CUSIP 704329218
Fund Total Net Assets $114.9 million
Benchmark Credit Suisse Institutional Leverage Loan BB Index
Net Expense Ratio 0.65%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $100,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $100,000
SI Class $50,000,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden Floating Rate Fund SI Class (PYFIX) Morningstar average:
Bank Loan
Net Expense Ratio 0.65% 1.10%

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 11, 2013
Share Class Inception Date Nov 11, 2013
Total Net Assets $114.9 million
Average Duration 0.5 years
Average Maturity 4.9 years
30-Day SEC Yield (01/11/19) 4.78%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 4.65%
Top Holdings
Top Holdings Percent of Portfolio
GOBP Holdings1.7%
Jane Street1.5%
US Foods1.5%
Reynolds1.5%
Western Digital1.4%
Bank Of America1.3%
Sterigenics-Nordion Holdings1.3%
MGM Growth Properties1.3%
Marriott1.3%
BJ's Wholesale1.3%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA8%
BBB10%
BB36%
B43%
CCC3%
Total 100%
Credit breakdown represents the lower of the ratings provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Floating Rate Loans70%
Corporate Bonds16%
Cash8%
Asset Backed Securities6%
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.

    Number of funds
Overall 213
3 Year 213
Category: Bank Loan 5 Year 196
Criterion: 

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (12/31/2018) 0.57% 0.57% 3.41% 2.79% N/A 2.81%
Month-end (12/31/2018) 0.57% 0.57% 3.41% 2.79% N/A 2.81%
Yearly Returns
20180.57%
20172.83%
20166.94%
20152.10%
20141.63%
20130.50%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.83%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.65%

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.

(A) An overall rating is based on a weighted average of the fund’s ratings for the three-, five- and ten-year periods, if applicable. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating (based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive five stars and the next 22.5% receive four stars. Highly rated funds are defined as those that have a four or five star Morningstar rating. Data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Although gathered from reliable sources, data completeness and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc. and is not affiliated with Paydenfunds

Fund Commentary

MARKET
The Credit Suisse BB Institutional Leveraged Loan Index generated a -3.3% return in the fourth quarter. Lower quality loans outperformed as single-Bs returned -2.8% and triple-Cs returned -2.1%.
Retail outflows and the prospect of fewer-than-expected Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hikes drove negative performance during the fourth quarter.
The default rate, or the number of issuers that violated the terms of their credit agreement relative to the total number of issuers in the universe, remained low at 1.63% at quarter-end.

OUTLOOK
The recent drop in loan prices is setting the asset class up nicely for 2019. The pressure in the market has largely come from participants recalibrating their expectations for Fed hikes in 2019. Fewer hikes likely mean less demand for floating-rate assets such as syndicated loans.
Although a dovish Fed could be a risk for loan demand, the average loan is now trading at a discount in the $95 range. This could offer investors an opportunity for capital appreciation as well as floating rate carry.
The best long-term predictor of spreads is the default rate, and the default picture for leveraged finance looks very benign at this point. Given strong credit fundamentals, we expect below-average default rates in 2019.

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.