EN United States Institutional

Barings Diversified Income Fund

CUSIP:06759W687

Symbol:BXTCX

NAV
as of 03/26/2020
USD 7.770
Diversity
as of 02/29/2020
123 issuers
Weighted Average Duration
as of 02/29/2020
0.46 yrs

Formerly known as Barings Total Return Bond Fund

Objective

The Barings Diversified Income Fund seeks to provide a total return comprised of current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in an actively managed diversified portfolio of global investment grade rated fixed and floating rate instruments.

Strategy

The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in an actively managed diversified portfolio of global investment grade rated fixed and floating rate instruments located in any country globally, including emerging markets.

Who Should Invest

The fund is designed for investors seeking a strategy that targets total return with a focus on investing in a diversified portfolio of primarily investment grade bonds.

Performance

Average Annual Returns %

March YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge -20.25% -20.23% -17.75% -5.16% N/A -2.69%
Without Sales Charge -19.44% -19.43% -16.95% -5.16% N/A -2.69%

Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized. Class C performance with the sales charges includes the 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC).

Since inception date: 7/8/2015

February YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge -1.39% -0.98% 2.28% 1.87% N/A 1.90%
Without Sales Charge -0.40% 0.01% 3.28% 1.87% N/A 1.90%
3M LIBOR + 250bps 0.32% 0.69% 4.75% 4.57% N/A 4.08%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate 1.80% 3.76% 11.68% 5.01% N/A 4.01%

Benchmark A: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate. The benchmark includes domestic, taxable, dollar-denominated securities. The index covers U.S. investment-grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Benchmark B: 3 Month USD LIBOR + 250 bps. The 3 Month USD LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is an average interest rate, determined by the Intercontinental Exchange, that banks charge one another for the use of short-term money (3 months) in England’s Euro dollar market. The return shown includes 3 Month USD LIBOR plus 250 bps, or 2.5% per annum. LIBOR is unmanaged. It is not possible to invest directly in LIBOR. No assurance can be given that the Fund’s performance will exceed that of LIBOR by any given increment, or at all.

Inception date: 07/8/2015

QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 0.35% 4.15% 4.15% 2.26% N/A 1.97%
Without Sales Charge 1.35% 5.15% 5.15% 2.26% N/A 1.97%
3M LIBOR + 250bps 1.11% 4.91% 4.91% 4.54% N/A 4.07%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate 0.18% 8.72% 8.72% 4.03% N/A 3.31%

Benchmark A: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate. The benchmark includes domestic, taxable, dollar-denominated securities. The index covers U.S. investment-grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Benchmark B: 3 Month USD LIBOR + 250 bps. The 3 Month USD LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is an average interest rate, determined by the Intercontinental Exchange, that banks charge one another for the use of short-term money (3 months) in England’s Euro dollar market. The return shown includes 3 Month USD LIBOR plus 250 bps, or 2.5% per annum. LIBOR is unmanaged. It is not possible to invest directly in LIBOR. No assurance can be given that the Fund’s performance will exceed that of LIBOR by any given increment, or at all.

Inception date: 07/8/2015

Fund Yield

as of 02/29/2020
Sub. SEC 30-day Yield 2.18%
Unsub. SEC 30-day Yield -1.32%
Distribution Yield (at NAV) 2.30%
Distribution Yield (at Offer) 2.30%

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) 3.61% 4.79% 1.33% 1.34%
Expense Ratio (Net) 0.80% 1.55% 0.55% 0.55%

The net expense ratio reflects a contractual commitment by the Fund's investment adviser to waive fees and reimburse expenses through November 1, 2020. 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 03/02/2020 $0.0195
Daily Daily 02/03/2020 $0.0206
Daily Daily 01/02/2020 $0.0207
Daily Daily 12/02/2019 $0.0203
Daily Daily 11/01/2019 $0.0208
Daily Daily 10/01/2019 $0.0221
Daily Daily 09/03/2019 $0.0224
Daily Daily 08/01/2019 $0.0228
Daily Daily 07/01/2019 $0.0214
Daily Daily 06/03/2019 $0.0205
Daily Daily 05/01/2019 $0.0186
Daily Daily 04/01/2019 $0.0159

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Pricing

52 Week High/Low

Date Price
High 02/20/2020 $9.93
Low 03/25/2020 $7.54

YTD High/Low

Date Price
High 02/20/2020 $9.93
Low 03/25/2020 $7.54

Portfolio as of 02/29/2020

Weighted Average Duration

0.46 yrs

Number of Issuers

123 issuers

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Portfolio Assets Composition

Quality Distribution

Ratings % of Assets
AAA 3.83%
AA 13.08%
A 27.70%
BBB 46.85%
BB AND BELOW 3.59%
CASH AND SHORT TERM 4.94%
Total 99.99%

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
ELMWOOD CLO II LTD 2.73%
KKR CLO 25 LTD 2.18%
CBAM 201910 LTD 2.18%
MORGAN STANLEY PARENT 2.02%
OXFORD FINANCE FUNDING 20201 LLC 2.01%
EATON VANCE CLO 20191 LTD 1.75%
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORP 1.63%
BAIN CAPITAL CREDIT CLO 20172 LIMITED 1.63%
ANCHORAGE CAPITAL CLO 7 LTD 1.62%
PARK AEROSPACE HOLDINGS LTD 1.50%
Total 19.25%

Holdings are subject to change. 

Duration Distribution

Duration % of Assets
0-2 YEARS 53.21%
2-4 YEARS 20.56%
4-6 YEARS 13.76%
6-8 YEARS 9.60%
8+ YEARS 2.87%
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

Yulia Alekseeva

Yulia Alekseeva

Stephen Ehrenberg

Stephen Ehrenberg

Kathleen Kraez

Kathleen Kraez

David Nagle, CFA

David Nagle, CFA

Natalia Krol

Natalia Krol

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