Investment results assume all distributions are reinvested and reflect applicable fees and expenses. Certain Funds have entered into fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangements with the Investment Advisor. In these cases, the Advisor has contractually agreed to waive a portion of the Advisor’s fee and reimburse certain expenses (excluding taxes, interest, brokerage costs, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to limit the total annual fund operating expenses of the Class’s average daily net assets through the Contractual Expiration Date. The Net Expense Ratio reflects the total annual operating expenses of the Fund after taking into account any such fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement, if any; total returns would have been lower had there been no waivers or reimbursements.
The Fund's Investment Advisor may also
voluntarily waive fees from time to time. For example, the Advisor may
voluntarily undertake to waive fees in the event that fund yields drop below a
certain level. Once started, there is no guarantee that the Advisor would
continue to voluntarily waive a portion of its fees. Such voluntary waiver is
not reflected in the Fund's Net Expense Ratio but may impact the Fund's
Effective 12/16/2016, the Ultra Short Government Fund revised its principal investment strategies. Prior to that date, the Fund operated as a “government money market fund” and maintained a stable net asset value of $1.00 per share. Performance prior to 12/16/2016 reflects the Fund’s prior principal investment strategies and may not be indicative of future performance results.
Distribution Yield is the measurement of cash flow paid by a
fund over a year. This rate does not represent the total return of a fund.
Distributions may include income, short-term capital gains and long-term
capital gains. The distribution yield is calculated by annualizing the most
recent monthly distribution paid by the fund and dividing by the fund's NAV as
of the date of the period presented. This calculation is based on distributions
made in the past and is therefore not reflective of the fund's current
SEC Yield represents
net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as an
annual percentage rate based on the fund's share price at the end of the 30-day
period. Subsidized yield reflects fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements
during the period. Without such fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, if
any; yields would have been lower. Unsubsidized yield does not adjust for any
fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements in effect.
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