Mutual Fund

Mutual Funds

Our actively managed strategy seeks to achieve a high total rate of return primarily from current income while minimizing fluctuations in capital values by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of short-term investment grade fixed income securities.

Information

CUSIP:C03522M635
Symbol:BITTERSWEET

Objective

Invest in a broad range of short-duration fixed income asset classes including treasuries, agency mortgage backed securities (MBS), credit and securitized products Quantitatively determine portfolio duration using the shape of the treasury yield curve Allocate to spread sectors that can increase the overall opportunity set and enhance returns

Strategy

Barings Active Short Duration Bond Fund seeks to achieve a high total rate of return primarily from current income while minimizing fluctuations in capital values by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of short-term investment grade fixed income securities.

Portfolio Assets Composition

Portfolio Assets Composition

Ratings% of Assets
AAA11.59%
AA5.9%
A23.7%
BBB43.35%
BB AND BELOW8.74%
CASH AND SHORT TERM6.72%

Average Annual Returns %

January1.04% February1.09% March2.37% April2.11%
May1.90% June1.65% July1.15% August2.17%
September1.78% October1.35% November1.81% December1.64%

RISKS

Percentage of assets are expressed by market value including cash and accrued income, and will vary over time. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Funds carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. You should be aware of all the risks associated with it,and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.

All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision and should tailor the trade size to their personal risk appetite.Investing in the Fund involves risks, including the risk that you may receive little or no return on your investment or that you may lose part or even all of your investment. Fixed income investing is subject to interest rate risks. Bond prices and other fixed income product prices generally fall when interest rates rise. Duration measures the price sensitivity of a bond or a portfolio to changes in interest rates.

Although these securities tend to provide higher yields than higher rated securities, there is a greater risk that the Fund’s share price will decline.We believe the information provided here is reliable, but do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice. References to future returns are not promises or even estimates of actual returns a client portfolio may achieve. Any forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be relied upon as advice or interpreted as a recommendation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Diversification does not ensure profit, nor does it eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.