UCITS Funds

Payden US Core Bond Fund (PAYRUSD ID)

Base Share Class: USD
  • Overview
  • Portfolio Statistics
  • Performance & Expenses
  • Fund Commentary
Investment Strategy

The Payden US Core Bond Fund enables investors to pick one fund which is diversified across a wide spectrum of fixed-income sectors and maturities. It utilizes the entire range of maturities from cash instruments to 30-year bonds, and it invests in a multitude of sectors, including sovereign bonds, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities. The average duration of the fund is generally near that of the Barclays Aggregate Index.

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date May 29, 2003
Ticker PAYRUSD ID
ISIN Number IE0032276911
Sedol Number 3227691
Fund Total Net Assets $39.6 million
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index
Currency Share Classes Available CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, JPY, NOK, SGD, USD
Management Fee 0.35%
Total Expense Ratio 0.55%
Investment Minimum $1,000,000 initial

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Inception Date May 29, 2003
Total Net Assets $39.6 million
Average Duration 5.5 years
Average Maturity 8.2 years
Yield to Maturity (hedged) Yield to Maturity (hedged)
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-114%
1-311%
3-533%
5-714%
7-1013%
10+15%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA51%
AA2%
A11%
BBB35%
BB and Below1%
Total 100%
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Corporates37%
Mortgage-Backed31%
Government/Gov't Related23%
Asset-Backed7%
Municipal Bonds2%
Total 100%

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.


Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (12/31/2017) 4.03% 4.03% 2.36% 2.21% 3.83% 3.55%
Month-end (1/31/2018) -0.79% 3.01% 1.48% 2.17% 3.58% 3.47%
Yearly Returns
20174.03%
20162.61%
20150.48%
20146.07%
2013-1.93%
20127.15%
20115.37%
20105.97%
20096.81%
20082.19%
Expenses
Management Fee 0.35%
Total Expense Ratio 0.55%

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.

Fund Commentary

MARKET
The New Year kicked off to an exciting start as the demand for equities and fixed income credit persisted. Investors remained hopeful about the positive impacts of tax reform and other domestic policies, spurring returns in U.S. equities of nearly 6% and pushing Treasury yields higher.
Treasury yields rose across the curve by an average of 0.27%. The 30 year Treasury yield remained below the 3% mark, though, as investors continue to be skeptical that future inflation will pick up significantly.
As a result of higher yields over the month, total returns broadly were negative for fixed income. Credit-related securities, however, were able to outperform their equivalent duration Treasuries. They benefited from the positive price performance due to spread compression, and the incremental income earned above Treasuries.

OUTLOOK
US fundamentals should continue to strengthen, led by employment and wages, higher-than-expected inflation and positive fiscal policy growth. We expect interest rates to move higher over the next 12 months, led by front-end maturities since they are most sensitive to changes in monetary policy.
Credit sectors are poised to outperform government alternatives, supported by healthy fundamentals and yield premiums offered. This view is reflected in our portfolio overweight allocations to corporates, emerging-market debt, and securitised bonds.
Finally, we utilise emerging-market government bonds as an opportunity to invest in global economies where we see the best growth prospects and return potential.

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed data represents past performance. There is no guarantee of future performance, nor are fund shares guaranteed. Funds are issued by Payden & Rygel Global, Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The investment products and services of Payden & Rygel are not available in the United Kingdom to private investors. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise and an investor may get back less than the amount that has been invested. Income from an investment may fluctuate in value in money terms. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.