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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.
High-Yield Bond – Appropriate for investors who seek higher yields and diversification in the growing $2 trillion high-yield bond market.
|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 Inception Date||Dec 30, 1997|
|Share Class Inception Date||Dec 30, 1997|
|Fund Total Net Assets||$465.7 million|
|Benchmark||ICE BofA ML BB-B US Cash Pay High Yield Constrained Index|
|Net Expense Ratio||0.67%|
|Investor Class - Regular Account||$100,000|
|Investor Class - IRA||$100,000|
|Advisor Class - Regular Account||$5,000|
|Additional Investment - All Classes||$250|
|Payden High Income Fund (PYHRX)||Morningstar average:
High Yield Bond
|Net Expense Ratio||0.67%||1.11%|
|Fund Inception Date||Dec 30, 1997|
|Share Class Inception Date||Dec 30, 1997|
|Total Net Assets||$465.7 million|
|Average Duration||4.4 years|
|Average Maturity||6.8 years|
|30-Day SEC Yield (05/18/18)||5.18%|
|30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized)||5.15%|
|Years||Percent of Portfolio|
|Credit Quality||Percent of Portfolio|
|Sector||Percent of Portfolio|
|YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Since Inception|
|Total Annual Operating Expense||0.67%|
|Net or Actual Operating Expense||0.67%|
|High-yield bonds returned +0.57% in April as measured by the ICE BOFA ML BB/B US Cash Pay High Yield Constrained Index. High-yield spreads absorbed rising rates and high-yield investors clipped a coupon's worth of positive performance during the month.|
|Lower quality bonds, which tend to be less sensitive to interest rate moves, continued to outperformed in April. BB-rated bonds returned +0.23%, B-rated bonds returned +0.83%, and CCC-rated bonds returned +1.13%.|
|Although gross new issuance was down in April, net new issuance actually increased compared to the first three months of the year. This additional new issue volume was in part responsible for soft new issue performance during the month.|
|In April, high-yield mutual funds recorded their first monthly inflow since September. Nonetheless, inflows remain negative in 2018 in part due to a rotation into leveraged loan funds that benefit from rising rates.|
|Volatility is back, but underneath the surface the water is calm. Default rates are falling, maturities have been extended, and leverage remains manageable. Tax reform remains a tailwind and earnings are expected to grow again this year.|
|At the same time, we are conscious of elevated market risk. Policy errors at the Federal Reserve, anti-trade rhetoric at the White House, and dollar repatriation will all likely serve to increase volatility this year, especially relative to 2017.|
|All things considered, we believe this is a good environment for investing in high yield. Tighter financial conditions have resulted in higher yields, and elevated volatility means fundamental investors should have more opportunities to buy high-quality bonds at attractive valuations.|
For more information about our funds, please contact us at:
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Milwaukee, WI 53212-3948
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