US Funds

Payden Strategic Income Fund (PYSGX)

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$0.01

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

The Payden Strategic Income Fund invests in a customized mix of fixed-income sectors, across the entire bond universe and maturity curve. This strategy invests in a diverse mix of securities across a multitude of sectors including: emerging-markets, high-yield and investment-grade corporates, and mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, investing with a long-term outlook.

Role In Portfolio

Strategic Income – Appropriate for investors with a long-term investment horizon who seek higher income and diversification across the full bond universe.

Fund Highlights
Seeks income with a custom mix of investments across the yield curve
Focuses on “best ideas” to uncover relative value opportunities globally, with the ability to invest anywhere
Strategic investment horizon encourages a flexible and creative approach to structuring the portfolio
The value of an investment will generally fall when interest rates rise

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date May 8, 2014
Share Class Inception Date May 8, 2014
Ticker PYSGX
CUSIP 704329168
Fund Total Net Assets $197.5 million
Benchmark BLOOMBERG US AGGREGATE BOND INDEX

Net Expense Ratio 0.65%
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 Strategic Income Fund (PYSGX) Morningstar average:
Short-Term Bond
Net Expense Ratio 0.65% 0.84%

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.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Inception Date May 8, 2014
Share Class Inception Date May 8, 2014
Total Net Assets $197.5 million
Average Duration 2.8 years
Average Maturity 5.1 years
30-Day SEC Yield (11/30/21) 2.16%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 1.97%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-141%
1-322%
3-518%
5-711%
7-104%
10+4%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA4%
AA24%
A6%
BBB30%
BB15%
B13%
CCC1%
Unrated7%
Total 100%
Credit breakdown represents the lower of the ratings provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Securitized22%
Investment Grade Corporates21%
High Yield20%
U.S. Government18%
Emerging Market Debt11%
Muni4%
Other4%
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 549
3 Year 549
Category: Short-Term Bond 5 Year 482
Criterion: 

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (9/30/2021) 1.93% 5.11% 5.28% 3.77% N/A 3.51%
Month-end (11/30/2021) 1.27% 2.24% 5.22% 3.97% N/A 3.34%
Yearly Returns
20206.19%
20198.33%
2018-0.51%
20174.24%
20163.65%
20151.78%
20140.61%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.88%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.65%

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
Global markets initially advanced in November off the heels of better-than-estimated jobs growth and signals of accommodative monetary policy, though assessment of a new coronavirus strain and inflation concerns introduced significant volatility post-Thanksgiving.
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 531,000 compared to the 450,000 median consensus estimate and September’s figures were upwardly revised, signaling to investors that immediate concerns are potentially unwarranted. Another tailwind came from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who said the central bank “can be patient” when it comes to rate-hike timing, additionally noting that inflation pressures could wind down towards the middle of 2022.
Volatility first picked up with data showing that consumer prices accelerated at the fastest pace since 1990, as the U.S. consumer price index increased 6.2% year-over-year, compared to expectations of 5.9%. A new coronavirus variant introduced more substantial volatility, as investors mulled possibilities of outbreaks that could damage economic recovery. Major equity indices retraced between 3-5% from recent highs, the CBOE VIX Index spiked to its highest level since the beginning of the year, and credit risk premiums across most fixed income sectors widened. While much about the new variant remains unknown, U.S. President Joe Biden cautioned against panic, citing vaccine efficacy, while Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the variant poses risks to both sides of the central bank’s mandate for stable prices and maximum employment.
U.S. bond yields fluctuated alongside volatility, ending lower over the course of month, accompanied by a notable flattening of the curve, as investors bet that the Federal Reserve is behind the curve on policy.

OUTLOOK
The Federal Open Market Committee announced the tapering of their monthly asset purchases at their November 3rd meeting. Although purchases will initially be reduced at the rate of $15 billion per month, the Committee left room to accelerate or decelerate the pace as necessary to respond to an ever-changing economic landscape. Fed Chair Jerome Powell was renominated to lead the central bank later in the month. Meanwhile, Lael Brainard, a prominent supporter of using the Fed’s tools to foster “fuller and more inclusive” employment, was tapped for the Vice Chair role.
This Fed has pledged to enforce an incredibly stringent test for rate hikes that relies on reaching “maximum employment” if inflation expectations remain anchored. The Fed could hike in 2022, but they’d need to perform a U-turn on their guidance or inflation expectations need to move a lot higher. Although it’s too soon to conclude whether the new coronavirus variant will drastically change the economic outlook, the Committee may use it as a rationale for keeping the pace of tapering on its current trajectory.

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.