US Funds

Payden Equity Income Fund SI Class (PYVSX)

$16.37

NAV ($)

$0.17

NAV change ($) as of 1/31/2023

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

The Payden Equity Income Fund invests primarily in large-capitalization common stocks with above-average dividend yields and other income-producing securities such as preferred stocks, master limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts. The fund focuses on companies that have strong fundamentals and are expected to achieve positive earnings and dividend growth.

Role In Portfolio

Large-Capitalization Value – Appropriate for conservative equity investors who seek current income and moderate exposure to equity markets.

Fund Highlights
Seeks to provide current income and equity market participation through a variety of stocks, sectors and security types such as common and preferred stocks, master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Expects a large component of the total return to come from dividends
Seeks to achieve lower volatility and better risk-adjusted returns than competitors and the broad market

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Nov 1, 1996
Share Class Inception Date Aug 1, 2014
Ticker PYVSX
CUSIP 704329135
Fund Total Net Assets $1.4 billion
Benchmark RUSSELL 1000 VALUE INDEX

Net Expense Ratio 0.65%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $2,000
Adviser Class - Regular Account $5,000
Adviser Class - IRA Account $2,000
SI Class $10,000,000
Additional Investment - All Classes$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden Equity Income Fund SI Class (PYVSX) Morningstar average:
Large Value
Net Expense Ratio 0.65% 1.12%

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 Nov 1, 1996
Share Class Inception Date Aug 1, 2014
Total Net Assets $1.4 billion
Average Duration N/A
Average Maturity N/A
30-Day SEC Yield (01/27/23) 1.95%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 1.96%
Top Holdings
Top Holdings Percent of Portfolio
UnitedHealth Group 2.80%
General Dynamics 2.70%
Arthur J. Gallagher 2.60%
NextEra Energy 2.50%
Republic Services2.40%
JPMorgan Chase2.40%
Eli Lilly 2.40%
CVS Health2.20%
Amdocs 2.20%
Merck & Co.2.10%
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Health Care19%
Financials17%
Energy12%
Technology11%
Industrials10%
Consumer Staples9%
Communication Services6%
Utilities5%
Consumer Discretionary4%
Real Estate3%
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.


Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (12/31/2022) -6.66% -6.66% 5.10% 6.78% N/A 8.42%
Month-end (12/31/2022) -6.66% -6.66% 5.10% 6.78% N/A 8.42%
Yearly Returns
2022-6.66%
202123.36%
20200.84%
201928.03%
2018-6.61%
201715.92%
201615.05%
20151.90%
20144.75%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.73%
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.

Fund Commentary

MARKET
U.S. equities rebounded sharply for the fourth quarter (S&P 500: +7.6%, Russell 1000 Value: +12.4%), ending the volatile year of 2022 down -18.1% for S&P 500 and -7.6% for the Russell 1000 Value.
Investor sentiment turned positive as inflation data continued to trend lower, corporate quarterly earnings were better than feared, and increased optimism surrounded China reopening their economy.
Sectors that were most cyclical such as energy (+22.7), industrial (+19.2%), and material (+15.1%) led markets higher, while consumer discretionary (-10.2%), communications (-1.4%), and real estate (+3.8%) sectors were the market laggards.

OUTLOOK
We are cautiously optimistic on equities for 2023 as corporate fundamentals remain sound with earnings expected to grow 5% for the coming year and companies remain flush with cash, while valuations are near a 20-year average. However, volatility should remain elevated as the focus remains on macro-related factors.
We are targeting higher-quality companies/sectors (i.e., health care, energy, insurance) with healthy balance sheets and stable cash flows that can weather this uncertain economic and market environment.
Given our outlook for weaker growth prospects for equities, we believe investors will continue to seek dividends in areas such as REITs and preferred stocks to capture attractive yield opportunities and to potentially dampen portfolio volatility.

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.