US Funds

Payden Limited Maturity Fund (PYLMX)

$9.37

NAV ($)

$0.00

NAV change ($) as of 6/27/2022

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

The Payden Limited Maturity Fund seeks to outperform current money market rates by utilizing short-term securities that are primarily investment-grade. The fund is primarily comprised of U.S. Government securities, investment-grade corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and money markets. The maximum average portfolio maturity is two and one-half years.

Role In Portfolio

Ultra Short-Term Bond – Appropriate for investors who desire yields greater than money market funds while maintaining a high degree of liquidity, but can tolerate fluctuations in the net asset value (NAV).

Fund Highlights
Invests primarily in high-quality, short-term securities
Low annual expense ratio
No loads or 12b-1 fees (other fees apply)
Seeks to earn a higher yield than a traditional money market fund
The value of an investment will generally fall when interest rates rise

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date May 2, 1994
Share Class Inception Date May 2, 1994
Ticker PYLMX
CUSIP 704329606
Fund Total Net Assets $2.0 billion
Benchmark ICE BOFA 3-MONTH US TREASURY BILL INDEX

Net Expense Ratio 0.25%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $2,000
SI Class $10,000,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden Limited Maturity Fund (PYLMX) Morningstar average:
Ultrashort Bond
Net Expense Ratio 0.25% 0.56%

(A) Expenses are lower than 86% of the Morningstar US Ultra Short Bond Category as of May 2016.

(B) This is not a money market fund. The share price will fluctuate.

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 May 2, 1994
Share Class Inception Date May 2, 1994
Total Net Assets $2.0 billion
Average Duration 0.5 years
Average Maturity 1.1 years
30-Day SEC Yield (06/24/22) 1.72%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 1.18%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-183%
1-316%
3-51%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA47%
AA7%
A19%
BBB22%
BB4%
Unrated1%
Total 100%
Security ratings are assigned using the highest rating of Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch.
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Corporates43%
Asset-Backed24%
Money Markets23%
Mortgage-Backed10%
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.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

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 214
3 Year 214
Category: Ultrashort Bond 5 Year 175
Criterion: Risk-Adjusted Return 10 Year 92

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (3/31/2022) -0.61% -0.48% 1.25% 1.58% 1.21% 2.65%
Month-end (5/31/2022) -0.69% -0.65% 1.00% 1.50% 1.20% 2.63%
Yearly Returns
20210.31%
20201.84%
20193.35%
20181.78%
20171.64%
20161.34%
20150.30%
20140.58%
20130.48%
20121.83%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.49%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.25%

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.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

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
In the short maturity U.S. Treasury bill sector, demand has remained high as investors are cautious of further Federal Reserve (“Fed”) hikes which continues to push U.S. Treasury yields below similar tenor Secured Overnight Financing Rate ("SOFR"). As an alternative to buying fully priced U.S. Treasury bills, we have been sourcing higher yielding repo, commercial paper and asset-backed securities that has enabled us to increase portfolio yields.
The SOFR moved from 0.28% to 0.79%, with an intra-month high of 0.80% on May 16th. The three-month SOFR increased to 1.40%, and the three-month U.S. Treasury bill closed higher at 1.06%.
U.S. investment-grade corporate issuance fell considerably short of market expectations of around $138 billion to end the month at $77 billion.

OUTLOOK
The market has priced in a considerable amount of policy tightening with current rates largely reflecting the “neutral” rate, as cited by the Fed, of 2.50%-2.75% by the end of 2022. As such, we believe that the balance of risks has become more symmetric compared to earlier in the year.
In the midst of Fed hikes and elevated inflation, investment-grade corporate bonds over similar maturity U.S. Treasuries widened over the course of the month. Our allocation to the financials subsector outperformed industrials over the month and consequently, our financial overweight contributed positively to performance. Securitized yields relative to U.S. Treasuries, across all subsectors, were pressured by rising rates and heavy supply which detracted from performance for the month. The higher yields available, specifically from the higher quality consumer-backed sector, should provide ample opportunity for outperformance going forward. The high-yield market was tumultuous in May. An early swoon was followed by significant strength as credit yields above similar maturity U.S. Treasuries rebounded strongly toward the end of the month. Our positions in select, high-quality, short maturity credits were additive to performance. We remain ready to further engage in the sector if credit yields above similar maturity U.S. Treasuries were to widen significantly on undo recessionary fears. Thus, while we are reinvesting at higher yields, we are moving towards a more neutral position by running portfolios to longer durations/average lives.

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.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

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.