EN United States Institutional

Barings Active Short Duration Bond Fund

CUSIP:06759W638

Symbol:BXDAX

NAV
as of 08/22/2019
USD 9.940
Diversity
as of 07/31/2019
473 issuers
Weighted Average Duration
as of 07/31/2019
0.36 yrs

Objective

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.

Strategy

  • 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

Who Should Invest

Investors seeking to benefit from a strategy that aims to produce income while minimizing fluctuations in capital value.

Performance

Average Annual Returns %

August YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 0.18% 3.10% 3.44% 2.28% N/A 2.03%
Without Sales Charge 0.18% 3.10% 3.44% 2.28% N/A 2.03%

Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized. Class A shares are sold at the net asset value per share without a sales charge.

July YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 0.30% 2.91% 3.64% 2.25% N/A 2.02%
Without Sales Charge 0.30% 2.91% 3.64% 2.25% N/A 2.02%
Barclays 1-3 Yr Gov -0.11% 2.35% 3.91% 1.29% N/A 1.23%
Barclays U.S. Aggregate 1-3 Years -0.03% 2.69% 4.19% 1.59% N/A 1.54%

Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized.

The Barclays U.S. Government Index: 1-3 Years (Barclays Gov't 1-3 Year or the Index) includes securities in the U.S. Government Index that have between one and three years until maturity. In 2008, Barclays Capital Inc. acquired portions of Lehman Brothers businesses and re-branded its unified family of indices under the "Barclays Capital Indices" name. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The Barclays U.S. 1-3 Year Aggregate Index (the Index) includes securities in the U.S. Aggregate Index that have between one and three years until maturity. In 2008, Barclays Capital Inc. acquired portions of Lehman Brothers businesses and re-branded its unified family of indices under the "Barclays Capital Indices" name. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Inception date: 7/8/2015

QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 1.04% 2.61% 3.52% 2.24% N/A 1.98%
Without Sales Charge 1.04% 2.61% 3.52% 2.24% N/A 1.98%
Barclays 1-3 Yr Gov 1.46% 2.47% 4.02% 1.31% N/A 1.28%
Barclays U.S. Aggregate 1-3 Years 1.49% 2.72% 4.28% 1.61% N/A 1.58%

Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized.

The Barclays U.S. Government Index: 1-3 Years (Barclays Gov't 1-3 Year or the Index) includes securities in the U.S. Government Index that have between one and three years until maturity. In 2008, Barclays Capital Inc. acquired portions of Lehman Brothers businesses and re-branded its unified family of indices under the "Barclays Capital Indices" name. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The Barclays U.S. 1-3 Year Aggregate Index (the Index) includes securities in the U.S. Aggregate Index that have between one and three years until maturity. In 2008, Barclays Capital Inc. acquired portions of Lehman Brothers businesses and re-branded its unified family of indices under the "Barclays Capital Indices" name. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Inception date: 7/8/2015

Fund Yield

as of 07/31/2019
Sub. SEC 30-day Yield 2.55%
Unsub. SEC 30-day Yield 2.40%
Distribution Yield (at NAV) 2.71%
Distribution Yield (at Offer) 2.71%

The Securities and Exchange Commission 30-day Yield is calculated under an SEC standardized formula and is based on the maximum offer price per share. Subsidized (Sub.) yields reflect fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers, yields would be reduced. Unsubsidized (Unsub.) yields do not reflect fee waivers in effect. Distribution Yield at Offer includes maximum sales charges applied. The distribution yield is based on the fund's most recent monthly distribution per share (annualized) divided by the fund's NAV at the end of the period. Please click on the following links for additional information as well as access to the Fund's Prospectus and SAI.

Expense Ratios

A-Class C-Class I-Class Y-Class
Expense Ratio (Gross) 0.94% 1.95% 3.07% 0.70%
Expense Ratio (Net) 0.65% 0.90% 0.40% 0.40%

The net expense ratio reflects a contractual commitment by the Fund's investment adviser to waive fees and reimburse expenses through November 1, 2019. Absent the waiver and reimbursement, expenses would be higher and total returns would be less. The gross expense ratio reflects the total annual fund operating expense as of the most recent prospectus.

Performance shown is historical and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Because share price, principal value, and return will vary, you may have a gain or loss when you sell Fund shares. For current month-end performance information, call 1.855.439.5459. Performance includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized.

Distributions

Distribution History

Ex Date Record Date Payable Date Amount
Daily Daily 08/01/2019 $0.0229
Daily Daily 07/01/2019 $0.0233
Daily Daily 06/03/2019 $0.0235
Daily Daily 05/01/2019 $0.0245
Daily Daily 04/01/2019 $0.0233
Daily Daily 03/01/2019 $0.0231
Daily Daily 02/01/2019 $0.0224
Daily Daily 01/02/2019 $0.0226
12/12/2018 12/11/2018 12/13/2018 $0.0151
Daily Daily 12/03/2018 $0.0215
Daily Daily 11/01/2018 $0.0223
Daily Daily 10/01/2018 $0.0214
Daily Daily 09/04/2018 $0.0221

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Pricing

52 Week High/Low

Date Price
High 08/08/2019 $9.95
Low 12/21/2018 $9.81

YTD High/Low

Date Price
High 08/08/2019 $9.95
Low 01/09/2019 $9.82

Portfolio as of 07/31/2019

Weighted Average Duration

0.36 yrs

Number of Issuers

473 issuers

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Portfolio Assets Composition

Quality Distribution

Ratings % of Assets
AAA 27.21%
AA 10.56%
A 24.17%
BBB 32.13%
BB AND BELOW 4.65%
CASH AND SHORT TERM 1.29%
Total 100.01%

Percentages of assets are expressed by market value including cash, short-term instruments and accrued income, and will vary over time. Percentages of assets are expressed by market value including cash, short-term instruments and accrued income, and will vary over time. Ratings shown are the highest rating given by one of the following national rating agencies: S&P, Moody's or Fitch. Additional information about ratings can be found at www.moodys.com, www.standardandpoors.com and www.fitchratings.com. Credit ratings are subject to change. AAA, AA, A, and BBB are investment grade ratings; BB, B, CCC/CC/C and D are below-investment grade ratings. Bonds backed by U.S. Government or agency securities are given an implied rating equal to the rating of such securities. Holdings designated Not Publicly Rated are not rated by these national rating agencies.

Top 10 Holdings

Holding % of Assets
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GOVERNMENT OF 6.32%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC THE 1.20%
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 1.18%
HERTZ VEHICLE FINANCING II LP 1.14%
ENTERGY CORP 0.78%
CLI FUNDING V LLC 0.71%
PARK AEROSPACE HOLDINGS LTD 0.66%
MORGAN STANLEY PARENT 0.64%
SOFI ALTERNATIVE TRUST 2019C 0.62%
BHMS 2018ATLS 0.62%
Total 13.87%

Holdings are subject to change. 

Duration Distribution

Duration % of Assets
0-2 YEARS 47.33%
2-4 YEARS 42.77%
4-6 YEARS 9.63%
6-8 YEARS 0.27%
8+ YEARS 0.00%
Total 100.00 %

Percentage of assets are expressed by market value including cash and accrued income, and will vary over time.

 

RISKS

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. The Fund invests in high yield loans and bonds, commonly referred to as “junk bonds,” including distressed securities, which are subject to greater credit risk (the risk that an issuer won’t make timely payments of principal and interest) and market risk (the risk that the value of the Fund’s investments may fall, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, as a result of increasing interest rates or otherwise); loans and derivative securities, which may carry market, credit and liquidity risk (the risk that the Fund’s investments may be difficult to sell at an advantageous time or price); foreign securities, which are subject to additional risks including political and economic risks. The Fund may also invest in mortgage and asset-backed securities which may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market's perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. 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.

Documents

Before investing you should consider carefully the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. A prospectus, which contains this and other information, can be obtained by calling 1.855.439.5459. Read the prospectus carefully before investing: BFT Prospectus

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor for the Barings mutual funds. ALPS and Barings are separate and unaffiliated. 

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Portfolio Managers

Nathaniel Barker

Nathaniel Barker

David Nagle, CFA

David Nagle, CFA

Douglas Trevallion II, CFA

Douglas Trevallion II, CFA

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