US Funds

Payden GNMA Fund (PYGNX)

$9.37

NAV ($)

$0.01

NAV change ($) as of 1/24/2020

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

The Payden GNMA Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in mortgage-backed securities that are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. The fund invests in a range of mortgage-backed security pools. The balance of the fund’s assets is invested in other obligations guaranteed by the U.S. Government or its agencies.

Role In Portfolio

Appropriate for investors who seek higher yields and diversification through debt issued by the Government National Mortgage Association.

Fund Highlights
Yields generally exceed intermediate-maturity Treasuries
100% invested in securities issued by the U.S. Government or its agencies
While share values will fluctuate as interest rates move up and down, there is no corporate credit risk associated with the portfolio's holdings
The value of an investment will generally fall when interest rates rise

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Aug 27, 1999
Share Class Inception Date Aug 27, 1999
Ticker PYGNX
CUSIP 704329473
Fund Total Net Assets $129.3 million
Benchmark ICE BofA ML US GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities Index
Net Expense Ratio 0.50%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $2,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden GNMA Fund (PYGNX) Morningstar average:
Intermediate Government
Net Expense Ratio 0.50% 0.94%

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 Aug 27, 1999
Share Class Inception Date Aug 27, 1999
Total Net Assets $129.3 million
Average Duration 3.6 years
Average Maturity 5.8 years
30-Day SEC Yield (12/31/19) 2.82%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 2.61%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-11%
1-337%
3-560%
5-72%
Total 100%
GNMA Coupon Allocation
Coupon Percent of Portfolio
3.0%28%
3.5%40%
4.0%20%
4.5%5%
5.0% and Above7%
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) 5.67% 5.67% 2.43% 2.05% 3.10% 4.71%
Month-end (12/31/2019) 5.67% 5.67% 2.43% 2.05% 3.10% 4.71%
Yearly Returns
20195.67%
20180.38%
20171.31%
20161.78%
20151.20%
20145.95%
2013-3.24%
20123.60%
20118.18%
20106.70%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.68%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.50%

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
The last quarter of the decade ended with positive returns across equity and fixed-income markets, buoyed by improving global economic data, accommodative monetary policy, and optimism over a trade deal between the U.S. and China. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates 0.25% for the third time in 2019. U.S. Treasury and mortgage rates rose slightly as investors flocked to riskier asset classes.
Ginnie Mae (GNMA) mortgage bonds outperformed U.S. Treasuries as risk premiums narrowed from multi-year wides experienced last quarter. Premium GNMA coupons, however, struggled from an aggressive refinance response to lower mortgage rates. As a result of new mortgage creation, supply was also heavy, limiting price upside compared to Fannie Mae mortgage and other spread markets.
The environment has favored lower coupon and call-protected mortgage pools to mitigate prepayment risk.

OUTLOOK
Over the coming year, we expect returns to moderate in the GNMA space. While we do not expect the price appreciation seen over the past year to be duplicated, we do see firm support for the GNMA sector.
Valuations for GNMA mortgages are attractive and capital flows from foreign investors remains strong due to higher interest rates available in the U.S domestic market. The fund offers a higher yield alternative to U.S. Treasuries with new GNMA bond purchases ranging between 2.25 and 2.75 percent.
The fund is positioned to benefit from the favorable macro market climate for bonds with a longer duration bias. The fund supports lower coupon GNMA and call-protected mortgage pools to mitigate prepayment risk and participate in a range-bound to lower rate environment.

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.