LCTIX | LCTRX | LCATX | Updated as of September 30th, 2023
Our Leader Capital High Quality Income Fund is focused on maintaining superior portfolio credit quality.
The Leader Capital High Quality Income Fund is actively managed for strong risk-adjusted returns and minimal interest rate sensitivity.
HIGH CREDIT QUALITY
The Fund invests in A or better-rated securities only. We view our high-quality mandate as crucial to reducing volatility and vital to being a core fixed-income holding.
The Fund’s experienced managers look for strategic entry points across asset classes and single securities.
SAFETY OF ASSETS
Most floating-rate funds invest in junk bonds. We are the only floating rate fund that mandates A or better credit quality.
Overall Morningstar Rating
Overall Ranking as of 9/30/23 ★★★★★
3-Year Rating (vs. 578 Funds) ★★★★★
5-Year Rating (vs. 554 Funds) ★★★★★
10-Year Rating (vs. 477 Funds) ★★★★★
|A Share (LCATX)||1.19%||2.56%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Morningstar Category Avg.1||-2.43%||-0.53%||1.23%||-4.42%||0.28%||1.37%||4.30%|
|Morningstar Category Avg.||-13.25%||-0.76%||8.10%||0.01||3.54||2.65||0.55||5.97||-2.02||4.21||7.84|
1 Morningstar Category: Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category
2 Benchmark: Barclays US Agg Interm TR USD
Performance is annualized trailing returns as of 9/30/2023 for the Leader Capital High-Quality Income Fund for all Share Classes (ticker symbols: LCTIX, LCTRX); LCTIX & LCTRX are not subject to sales loads.
Inception Date – LCTIX: 7/30/2010, LCTRX: 7/30/2010, LCATX: 5/16/2023
Class A Shares – Class A shares are typically characterized by a “front-end” sales load. The sales load is a charge paid by the investor. This amount is expressed as a percentage of a fund’s-public offering price. Sales charges are typically 4.50% for fixed-income funds and 5.75% for equity funds. For larger investments, discounts known as “breakpoints” (see below) may reduce the sales charge. Once the sales charge has been deducted, the remaining amount is invested in the fund. In addition to front-end sales loads, investors in mutual fund Class A shares will pay ongoing expenses levied by the funds, including 12b-1 fees.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. The performance data quoted represents past performance and current returns may be lower or higher. Share prices and investment returns fluctuate and investor shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. To obtain performance as of the most recent month-end, please call 1-800-269-8810.
|Size of Fund||$388.5 M|
|Fund Launch Date||July 30th, 2010|
|Morningstar Category||Intermediate Corp-Plus Term Bond|
|Benchmark Index||BBG Barc U.S. Aggregate Index|
|Asset Class||Fixed Income|
|CUSIP - Institutional Share Class||52169B509|
|Open to New Investors||Yes|
as of 12/31/20
|Fund Standard Deviation||10.18|
as of 9/30/23
Distribution Yield: 7.06%
as of 03/31/21
Current Yield: 2.34%
30 Day SEC Yields
30-Day SEC Yield is a standard yield calculation developed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is based on the most recent 30-day period.
Trailing 12-Month Yield
The 12-Month Yield is the yield an investor would have received if they had held the fund over the last 12 months assuming the most recent NAV.
|Name||Lead Manager||Weight %|
|First American Government Fund||15.13%|
|United States Treasury Bill||2.53%|
|Blackrock Baker CLO||Natixis||2.47%|
|Diameter Capital CLO||Goldman Sachs & Co||2.06%|
|Dryden Senior Loan||Goldman Sachs & Co||2.05%|
|Name||Lead Manager||Weight %|
|Octagon Investment||Wells Fargo||1.85%|
|LCM Ltd Partnership||Morgan Stanley||1.62%|
|Ares CLO||Goldman Sachs & Co||1.54%|
|Bryant Park Funding||Barclays Capital||1.54%|
There is no assurance that the securities mentioned remain in the Fund’s portfolio or that the securities sold have not been repurchased. Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Certain transactions the funds may utilize may give rise to a form of leverage through either (a) additional market exposure or (b) borrowing capital in an attempt to increase investment return. The use of such transactions includes certain leverage-related risks, including potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund’s net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.
Allocations are subject to change.
Important Risks: Bonds offer a relatively stable level of income, although bond prices will fluctuate providing the potential for principal gain or loss. Intermediate-term, higher quality bonds generally offer less risk than longer term bonds and a lower rate of return. Generally, a fund’s fixed income securities will decrease in value if interest rates rise and vice versa.
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As with all mutual funds, there is the risk that you could lose money through your investment in the Fund. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is actually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investments in asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. Collateral Loan Obligations (“CLOs”) and collateralized debt obligations (“CDOs”) are securities backed by an underlying portfolio of loan and debt obligations and the risks depend largely on the types of those underlying holdings. Investments in foreign securities involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks. The fund is exposed to credit risk where lower –rated securities have a higher risk of defaulting on obligations. Investment by the fund in lower-rated and nonrated securities presents a greater risk of loss of principle and interest than higher-rated securities. The Fund is subject to liquidity risk as some securities may have few market-makers and low trading volume, which tends to increase transaction costs and may make it difficult for the Fund to dispose of a security at all or at a price which represents current or fair market value. As a result of its trading strategy, the Fund expects to engage in frequent portfolio transactions that will likely result in higher portfolio turnover and commissions than many investment companies.
Mortgage-backed investments involve risk of loss due to prepayments and, like any bond, due to default. Because the sensitivity of mortgage-related securities to changes in interest rates, a fund’s performance may be more volatile than if it did not hold these securities.
Average Current Yield is the weighted average of the annual rate of return based on price. It is calculated by the coupon divided by the price. The 30-Day SEC Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days. The 30-Day unsubsidized SEC Yield does not reflect any fee waivers/reimbursements/limits in effect.
The Barclays US Intermediate Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. The index includes Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS and CMBS (agency and non-agency) with maturities of 1 to 9.999 years. This index is the funds benchmark. You cannot invest directly into an index.
Holdings are as of date indicated and subject to change.
This material must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. An investor should consider the Fund’s objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus. For more information please call 800-269-8810. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.