Loomis Sayles Global Diversified Corporate Bond Fund

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Fund Inception Date:

June 1, 2012


Fund Assets:

(Includes all Diversified Corporate Bond Fund series and the investment from the Diversified Corporate Bond Tax Managed Fund)

$35,242,776


Management Fee:

 

1.25%

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Portfolio Sub-Advisor:

 

Portfolio Managers:
Kenneth Buntrock, CFA, CIC
David Rolley, CFA
Lynda Schweitzer, CFA
Scott Service, CFA
  

 
 
 
 

Investment Objective

  • The Fund pursues a steady flow of income and the potential for capital gains primarily through investment in fixed income securities issued by Canadian and foreign corporations.
  • Loomis Sayles Global Diversified Corporate Bond Fund will invest directly in fixed income securities such as corporate debentures, mortgage backed and asset backed securities with maturity dates in excess of one year and/or bonds issued or guaranteed by Canadian governments.

You Should Invest in this Fund if...

  • You are seeking a diversified investment in corporate bonds.
  • You have a low to medium tolerance for risk.

Volatility Classification

Low   Medium   High

 

Investment Strategies

  • Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. (“Loomis Sayles”) employs a value-driven, benchmark-aware approach implemented within a risk-budgeting framework. The investment process seeks to create a diversified portfolio with undervalued and preferably discount securities across relevant risk factors, including sector, country, currency, curve and specific credit.
  • The Fund is actively managed and uses a research-driven strategy in selecting sectors and securities as its primary return sources. Country or currency of issue allocations, and yield curve positioning are typically secondary sources of excess return.
  • The Fund invests primarily in investment grade securities.
  • The Fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in securities of below investment grade credit quality.

Effective on or about October 17, 2016, the portfolio manager for the NexGen Corporate Bond Funds was changed to Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. and the funds were renamed Loomis Sayles Global Diversified Corporate Bond Fund and Loomis Sayles Global Diversified Corporate Bond Tax Managed Fund. The investment strategies of the NexGen Corporate Bond Funds were changed on this date (indirectly in the case of NexGen Corporate Bond Tax Managed Fund) to allow the Global Bond product team at Loomis Sayles greater investments in foreign and high yield fixed-income securities.


Performance [ as of February 28, 2017 1, 2 ]

Series 1 mo. 3 mo. 6 mo. CYTD 1 yr. 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr. *Since
Inception
FE/DSC1.2 1.7 -1.5 1.1 2.4 1.5 -- -- 1.5
Benchmark - Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporates (CAD Hedged)1.2 2 -0.6 1.3 4.7 4 -- -- 3.8

Prices (Regular Series)

Fund CodesNAVPU
as of
Daily Change Weekly Change
Front EndBack End 03/24/2017 % $ % $  
NXG4601NXG4607$9.9071 0.101 0.01 0.439 0.0433

NAVPU - by Series

Top 10 Holdings [ as of February 28 ]

Name Country Sector % of total holdings Market Value
CASH & EQUIVALENTS? CASH & EQUIVALENTS CASH & EQUIVALENTS? 3.50% 1,073,337
BUNDESREPUB. DEUTSCHLAND 3.50% 07/04/2019 GERMANY TREASURIES 2.40% 870,856
GE CAPITAL INTL FUNDING 2.34% 11/15/2020 IRELAND CORPORATE BONDS 2.30% 831,209
JPMORGAN CHASE + CO 3.88% 02/01/2024 UNITED STATES CORPORATE BONDS 1.60% 562,995
IMPERIAL BRANDS FIN PLC 2.95% 07/21/2020 UNITED KINGDOM CORPORATE BONDS 1.30% 477,607
FORD MOTOR CREDIT CO LLC 3.66% 09/08/2024 UNITED STATES CORPORATE BONDS 1.20% 423,306
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS 2.63% 08/15/2026 UNITED STATES CORPORATE BONDS 1.10% 402,407
MEDTRONIC INC 3.15% 03/15/2022 UNITED STATES CORPORATE BONDS 1.10% 390,246
PERNOD RICARD SA 4.45% 01/15/2022 FRANCE CORPORATE BONDS 1.10% 389,583
SKY PLC 3.75% 09/16/2024 UNITED KINGDOM CORPORATE BONDS 1.10% 376,684
Total Displayed     30.40% 10,680,761
Total Holdings       35,676,665

Portfolio Sector Allocation
[ as of February 28** ]

CORPORATE BONDS 90.40%
TREASURIES 3.40%
CASH & EQUIVALENTS? 3.00%
MUNICIPAL BONDS 2.30%
PROVINCIAL BONDS 0.90%
TOTAL 100.00%

Portfolio Geographic Allocation
[ as of February 28 ]

UNITED STATES 49.90%
UNITED KINGDOM 11.50%
NETHERLANDS 6.70%
FRANCE 5.80%
GERMANY 4.70%
CANADA 4.60%
IRELAND 3.10%
CASH & EQUIVALENTS 3.00%
SPAIN 2.20%
MEXICO 1.90%
ITALY 1.90%
AUSTRALIA 1.60%
LUXEMBOURG 0.90%
CHILE 0.80%
TOTAL 100.00%

** The Portfolio Sector Asset Allocations and Total Percentage Displayed in Top Holdings do not include non-cash working capital.

 
Fund Snapshot
 

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