Target Style


Fund Objective:

Seeks a high level of total return by investing in floating rate loans and high-yield bonds.

Fund Highlights:

  • May offer a higher yield than many short-term fixed income products.
  • High yield bond returns are less sensitive to interest rate changes, especially when spreads are wide.
  • These bonds have historically had a low correlation to other fixed income securities, providing diversification for fixed income portfolios.
  • Newfleet Asset Management has been recognized as leader in fixed income investing.

 

 

The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index is a component of the U.S. Corporate High-Yield Bond Index, which covers the universe of fixed-rate, non-investment grade corporate debt of issuers in non-emerging market countries. It is not market capitalization-weighted and each issuer is capped at 2% of the index. The S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (LLI) reflects the market-weighted performance of U.S. dollar-denominated institutional leveraged loan portfolios. The LLI is the only domestic leveraged loan index that utilizes real-time market weightings, spreads and interest payments. Please note an investor cannot invest directly in an index.

1Includes fees waived and expenses reimbursed
2Excludes fees waived and expenses reimbursed

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. The data assumes reinvestment of all distributions at net asset value. Maximum sales charge (Class A): 4.75%. The Fund’s daily net asset value is not guaranteed and shares are not insured by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other agency. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be higher or lower than the original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than that shown.

Effective October 1, 2014, the name of the SunAmerica High Yield Bond Fund was changed to the SunAmerica Flexible Credit Fund and certain corresponding changes were made to the Fund's investment strategy and techniques. Prior to this date, the Fund was managed as a high-yield bond fund.

Interest rates and bond prices typically move inversely to each other. As interest rates rise, credit instruments typically fall, and as interest rates fall, credit instruments typically rise. Longer term and lower coupon bonds tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes. Investments in loans and other floating-rate securities reduce interest rate risk. While interest rates on loans adjust periodically, these rates may not correlate to prevailing interest rates during the periods between rate adjustments. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives.

Investment in floating rate loans involves certain risks, including, among others, risks of nonpayment of principal and interest; collateral impairment; non-diversification and borrower industry concentration; and lack of full liquidity. Investments in non-investment-grade debt securities (“high-yield” or “junk” bonds) tend to have lower interest rate risk but may be subject to greater market fluctuations and risk of default or loss of income and principal than securities in higher rating categories. High yield debt instruments carry a greater default risk, may be more volatile, less liquid, more difficult to value and more susceptible to adverse economic conditions or investor perceptions than other debt instruments.

There is no guarantee a fund will meet its objective.

The style and risk measures illustrated above are broad-based, relative targets for the Fund. There can be no assurances that the Fund exactly exhibits these categorizations at any given time.

Standard Deviation is a measure of the volatility that an investment experiences over time. The higher the standard deviation, the greater the performance swings of the investment. The Sharpe Ratio uses a fund’s standard deviation and its excess return (the difference between the fund’s return and the risk-free return of 90-day Treasury Bills) to determine reward per unit of risk. Beta is a measure of a fund’s sensitivity to market movements. A portfolio with a beta greater than 1 is more volatile than the market, and a portfolio with a beta less than 1 is less volatile than the market. R-Squared reflects the percentage of a fund’s movements that are explained by movements in its benchmark index, showing the degree of correlation between the fund and the benchmark. Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk adjusted basis of a mutual fund and compares its risk adjusted performance to a benchmark index. A positive alpha of 1.0% means the fund has outperformed its benchmark index by 1% and a negative alpha of -1.0% would indicate an underperformance of 1%.

Newfleet Asset Management is an independent and unaffiliated investment sub-adviser to SunAmerica.