US Funds

Payden High Income Fund (PYHRX)

$6.40

NAV ($)

$0.01

NAV change ($) as of 3/19/2019

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

The Payden High Income Fund invests in corporate high-yield bonds, which provide a premium to U.S. Treasury bonds. The fund generally invests in the higher-quality segment of the market and looks for companies with good growth prospects, superior and defensible products and strong management teams.

Role In Portfolio

High-Yield Bond – Appropriate for investors who seek higher yields and diversification in the growing $2 trillion high-yield bond market.

Fund Highlights
Primary focus on the upper tier (BB or B rated) of the global high-yield bond market
Potential for both income and capital appreciation
The value of an investment will generally fall when interest rates rise

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Dec 30, 1997
Share Class Inception Date Dec 30, 1997
Ticker PYHRX
CUSIP 704329572
Fund Total Net Assets $456.4 million
Benchmark ICE BofA ML BB-B US Cash Pay High Yield Constrained Index
Net Expense Ratio 0.63%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $100,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $100,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden High Income Fund (PYHRX) Morningstar average:
High Yield Bond
Net Expense Ratio 0.63% 1.11%

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 Dec 30, 1997
Share Class Inception Date Dec 30, 1997
Total Net Assets $456.4 million
Average Duration 3.8 years
Average Maturity 6.5 years
30-Day SEC Yield (03/15/19) 5.42%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 5.57%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-113%
1-318%
3-543%
5-721%
7+5%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA3%
BBB4%
BB38%
B44%
CCC11%
Total 100%
Credit breakdown represents the lower of the ratings provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Communications16%
Energy16%
Consumer Non-Cyclical14%
Consumer Cyclical14%
Financials14%
Industrials9%
Basic Materials5%
Loans4%
Technology3%
Other5%
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 (12/31/2018) -2.85% -2.85% 4.61% 3.00% 7.86% 5.12%
Month-end (2/28/2019) 6.77% 4.27% 6.74% 3.82% 8.14% 5.41%
Yearly Returns
2018-2.85%
20176.53%
201610.61%
2015-1.54%
20142.86%
20134.25%
201214.51%
20114.09%
201012.30%
200931.76%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.63%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.63%

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
High-yield bonds have returned +6.2% in the first quarter as measured by the ICE BOFA ML BB/B US Cash Pay High Yield Constrained Index, recovering all its 2018 losses and then some. Performance was driven by strong U.S. economic data, higher oil prices, and more dovish signaling from the Federal Reserve.
According to the ICE BOFA ML US Cash Pay High Yield Constrained Indices, BB-rated, B-rated, and CCC-rated bonds returned +6.0%, +6.4%, and +7.5%, respectively.
In the first quarter, $37 billion in high-yield bonds have been issued as markets have reopened to issuers. The majority of bonds issued have been to refinance debt.
High-yield mutual funds and ETFs have experienced inflows of +$10.5 billion during the quarter, reversing 2018's trend of outflows.

OUTLOOK
We believe the technical backdrop of the high-yield bond market is strong. Net issuance has been declining for the last few years, making high-yield bonds increasingly scarce. We expect this trend to continue, and the limited supply of bonds should be supportive of secondary prices.
The recent selloff in high-yield bonds means we entered 2019 at an attractive valuation. Strong performance has taken the edge off somewhat, but yields offered on high-yield bonds relative to comparable-maturity U.S. Treasuries remain attractive.
Given solid 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.