LCCIX | LCCMX | Updated as of February 28th, 2023
Diversify your short duration exposure
A short duration bond fund that gives investors exposure across multiple fixed income sectors and a focus on low duration.
A BROADER OPPORTUNITY SET
The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of short duration, investment-grade, money market and other fixed income securities.
The Fund’s experienced managers look for strategic entry points across asset classes and single securities.
HIGHER INCOME POTENTIAL
Access to a wider range of income opportunities means the fund may offer higher income potential than other short-term investments.
|Morningstar Category Avg.1||-0.80%||0.70%||-3.11%||-0.73%||0.97%||0.95%||5.31%|
|Morningstar Category Avg.||-5.25%||0.03%||3.72||4.58||1.63||0.86||1.29||0.67||0.78||0.70||1.48||1.56||2.82||3.84|
1 Morningstar Category: Short Term Bond
2 Benchmark: BofAML US Corp & Govt 1-3 Yr TR USD
*The share classes have different sales charges, fees, and other features. Returns with sales charge reflect the deduction of current maximum initial sale of 1.5% for A shares and applicable contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC) for C shares of 1%
Inception Date – LCCIX: 10/31/2008, LCCMX: 7/14/2005, LCAMX: 3/21/2012, LCMCX: 8/08/2012
Performance is annualized trailing returns as of 02/28/23 for the Leader Short Term High Yield for all Share Classes (ticker symbols: LCCIX, LCCMX, LCAMX & LCMCX); LCCIX & LCCMX are not subject to sales loads; however, LCAMX & LCMCX might be subject to a sales load. The Fund’s name was changed from Leader Short Duration Bond Fund to Leader Short Term High Yield Bond Fund on June 10th, 2020
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 the original cost upon redemption. To obtain performance as of the most recent month’s end, please call 1-800-269-8810.
|Size of Fund||$25.2 M|
|Fund Launch Date||July 14th, 2005|
|Morningstar Category||Short-Term Bond|
|Benchmark Index||BofAML US Corp & Govt 1-3 Yr TR USD|
|Asset Class||Fixed Income|
|CUSIP - Institutional Share Class||52169B103|
|Open to New Investors||Yes|
as of 12/31/20
|Fund Standard Deviation||11.18|
as of 2/28/23
Distribution Yield: 6.16%
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.
|Starwood Property Trust, Inc. 4.75%||4.81%|
|Rackspace Hosting, Inc. 8.62%||4.77%|
|Delta Air Lines Inc 3.75%||4.28%|
|VTB Eurasia Designated Activity Company 9.5%||3.68%|
|General Electric Company 5%||3.27%|
|QEP Resources Inc 5.62%||3.24%|
|Wynn Las Vegas, LLC/Wynn Las Vegas Capital Corp. 5.5%||3.23%|
|Antero Resources Corporation 5.12%||3.16%|
|Antero Resources Corporation 5%||2.85%|
|Kohls Corporation 9.5%||2.69%|
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.
|Floating Rate Bonds||0.00%|
|1 - 3||15.33%|
|3 - 5||36.36%|
|5 - 7||18.55%|
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.
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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate and Government Index tracks the performance of US dollar denominated investment grade debt publicly issued in the US domestic market, including US Treasury, US agency, foreign government, supranational and corporate securities with remaining term to final maturity less than 3 years. This is the Fund’s benchmark. You cannot invest directly in 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.