US Funds

Payden Limited Maturity Fund (PYLMX)

$9.53

NAV ($)

$0.00

NAV change ($) as of 4/20/2021

  • 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
Ticker PYLMX
CUSIP 704329606
Fund Total Net Assets $2.1 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
Additional Investment$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
Total Net Assets $2.1 billion
Average Duration 0.6 years
Average Maturity 1.2 years
30-Day SEC Yield (04/16/21) 0.34%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 0.11%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-172%
1-329%
3-5-1%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA27%
AA18%
A12%
BBB40%
BB1%
Unrated2%
Total 100%
Credit breakdown represents the lower of the ratings provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Corporates46%
Asset-Backed23%
Money Markets18%
Mortgage-Backed10%
Government/Gov't Related3%
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 191
3 Year 191
Category: Ultrashort Bond 5 Year 154
Criterion: Risk-Adjusted Return 10 Year 75

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (3/31/2021) 0.18% 4.47% 2.25% 1.94% 1.33% 2.77%
Month-end (3/31/2021) 0.18% 4.47% 2.25% 1.94% 1.33% 2.77%
Yearly Returns
20201.84%
20193.35%
20181.78%
20171.64%
20161.34%
20150.30%
20140.58%
20130.48%
20121.83%
20110.44%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.54%
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
U.S. Treasury yields were mixed in March, with the yield for the one-year U.S. Treasury note slightly lower by 0.01% and yield for the two-year maturity U.S. Treasury note increasing by 0.03%.
The Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) closed March at 0.01%, unchanged from February month-end. Three-month LIBOR increased 0.01%, providing a nominal yield of 0.19%. The three-month U.S. Treasury bill decreased 0.02% over the month.
Total U.S. investment-grade corporate issuance was $179 billion in March, eclipsing both January and February levels.

OUTLOOK
We remain constructive on short-dated credit, as income will likely be a key driver of total return going forward.
Short-dated U.S. Treasuries remained insulated from the move higher in yield experienced by longer maturities. A highly accommodative Federal Reserve (Fed) reaffirmed its commitment to the bond purchase program and keeping the Fed Funds rate secured near zero and a second fiscal stimulus was passed, bringing $1.9 trillion in relief. Fed Chair Powell reiterated that cyclical price increases are likely transitory, continuing to refrain from raising rates or adjusting bond purchases in response to market pricing of longer-term interest rates, while monitoring markets for any signs of tightening financial conditions.
We continue to diversify credit exposure by investing in corporates, asset-backed and mortgage-backed security sectors, to maintain diversified sources of high-quality income. We suspect broader themes of fiscal spending, inflation tolerance, and a highly accommodative Fed along with growing expectations of a strong economic recovery will continue to steer U.S. Treasury curves steeper. As such, we reduced exposure to securities that might be negatively impacted by a rise in longer maturity interest rates and increased our holdings of credit securities with maturities shorter than two years.

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.