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Short Duration Bond Fund

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Short Duration Bond Fund

High credit quality strategy focused on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns.

  • Seeks outperformance through a disciplined, relative value approach to sector allocation, research-driven security selection and duration management
  • Fund portfolio managers average 20+ years of experience, backed by 170+ member team in 8 global locations managing over $151 billion in fixed income assets

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Product Characteristics

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Net expense ratio represents the total annual operating expenses that shareholders pay (after the effect of fee waivers and/or expense reimbursement). The Manager contractually caps certain expenses of the Fund (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend and interest expenses relating to short sales, and extraordinary expenses, if any; consequently, total (net) expenses may exceed the contractual cap) through 10/31/2023 for Institutional Class at 0.34%, Investor Class at 0.54%, Trust Class at 0.64%, Class A at 0.71% and Class C at 1.46% (each as a % of average net assets). Absent such arrangements, which cannot be changed without Board approval, the returns may have been lower. Information as of most recent prospectus dated February 28, 2020, as amended and supplemented.

Sharpe Ratio (average 3-year shown) is a measure of the risk-adjusted return of a portfolio. The ratio represents the return gained per unit of risk taken. The Sharpe ratio can be used to compare the performance of managers. Managers with the same excess return for a period but different levels of risk will have Sharpe ratios that reflect the difference in the level of risk. Standard Deviation is a statistical measure of portfolio risk. Standard Deviation (average 3-year shown) describes the average deviation of the portfolio returns from the mean portfolio return over a certain period of time. Standard Deviation measures how wide this range of returns typically is. The wider the typical range of returns, the higher the Standard Deviation of returns, and the higher the portfolio risk. Weighted Average Maturity is expected average life to worst or in other words the par-weighted average time (in years) to principal repayment for securitized assets or the time (in years) to probable call/put for non-securitized assets. Average Effective Duration can be a useful tool in measuring the price sensitivity of the portfolio to changes in interest rates and measures the % change in price for a 100 bps of shift in interest rates. Unlike other measures of duration, average effective duration takes into account any optionalities (e.g. whether the instrument is callable at a certain price) embedded within each security in the portfolio. Generally, the larger the duration, the more sensitive the portfolio will be to a change in interest rates. Instruments with higher effective durations often carry more risk and have higher price volatility than those with lower durations.

A fund’s 30-day SEC yield is similar to a yield to maturity for the entire portfolio. The formula is designated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Absent any expense cap arrangement noted above, the SEC yields may have been lower. A negative 30-day SEC yield results when a fund’s accrued expenses exceed its income for the relevant period. Please note, in such instances the 30-day SEC yield may not equal the fund’s actual rate of income earned and distributed by the fund and therefore, a per share distribution may still be paid to shareholders. The unsubsidized 30-day SEC yields for Class A, Class C, Institutional Class, Investor Class and Trust Class are 2.41%, 1.68%, 2.79%, 2.56% and 2.43% respectively.

Management Team

Michael Foster
Senior Portfolio Manager
25 Years of industry experience
22 Years with Neuberger Berman
Matthew McGinnis
Portfolio Manager
13 Years of industry experience
13 Years with Neuberger Berman
Thomas A. Sontag
Head of Global Securitized & Structured Products
38 Years of industry experience
15 Years with Neuberger Berman