WGCIX

Global Investment Grade Credit Fund

$8.82
NAV
-$0.01 / -0.11%
$27.8M
Fund assets
4.44%
30-Day SEC yield*
1.78%
Year-to-date return
Data as of 7/22/2024
*As of 7/21/2024
Fund overview
Focus on competitive yield and security selection
The Global Investment Grade Credit Fund seeks total return consisting of income and capital appreciation.

An actively managed approach invests across the global multi-currency credit universe, blending bottom-up fundamental analysis with a thorough relative value framework across regions, industries and currencies.
 
Key differentiators

  • Exploits inefficiencies and unlocks relative value opportunities
  • Pursues alpha through bottom-up idiosyncratic risk for credit-focused strategies
  • Has absolute return orientation and flexibility to focus on less efficient sectors within the market
  • Is functionally organized to extract value from the market

General facts

Effective duration

5.96

Effective maturity

8.94

Distribution yield

3.07%

Benchmark name

Bloomberg Global Aggregate Credit Index (USD Hedged)

Morningstar category

Corporate Bond

Lipper category

Global Income Funds

Ticker

WGCIX

CUSIP

94988V225

Fund number

4724

Gross expense ratio

1.17%

Net expense ratio

0.50%

Fund inception date

2/28/2019

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Morningstar Rating™

Out of 179 funds, Corporate Bond As of 6/30/2024


An investment’s Overall Morningstar Rating™, based on its risk-adjusted return, is a weighted average of its applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.

Performance

Average annual returns

Average annual returns

(as of 6/30/2024)
2/28/2019
1M
3M
YTD
1Y
3Y
5Y
10Y
Inception
Fund
0.60
0.03
0.63
6.65
-2.33
0.85
-
1.88
Bloomberg Global Aggregate Credit Index (USD Hedged)
0.70
0.17
0.23
5.76
-2.21
0.61
-
1.66
Lipper Global Income Funds
0.30
-0.61
-1.26
3.19
-3.39
-0.82
-
-
Expenses (as of 2/1/2024)
Gross Expense Ratio
1.17 %
Net Expense Ratio
0.50 %

One-month, three-month and year-to-date returns are not annualized.

Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and do not reflect taxes that a shareholder may pay on an investment in a fund. Investment return, principal value, and yields of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. 

Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges.

Institutional Class shares are sold without a front-end sales charge or contingent deferred sales charge.

The manager has contractually committed, through 1/31/2025, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the fund's total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers at 0.5%. Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses (if any), and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the expense cap. Prior to or after the commitment expiration date, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower. The expense ratio paid by an investor is the net expense ratio (the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers) as stated in the prospectus.

Calendar year

Calendar year

(as of 12/31/2023)
2023
2022
2021
2020
Fund
9.70
-15.36
-0.88
8.98
Benchmark
8.68
-14.22
-0.95
7.78
Morningstar
-
-12.64
-1.88
6.29
Growth of $10,000

Growth of a $10,000 investment

(as of 6/30/2024)

This chart shows the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the fund over the specified time period up to 10 years or since its inception (for funds lacking 10-year records). The result is compared with benchmarks, which may include a broad-based market index and a peer group average or index. Market indexes do not include expenses, which are deducted from fund returns as well as mutual fund averages and indexes.

Does not include sales charges and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. If sales charges were included, returns would be lower.

Performance and volatility metrics

Performance and volatility metrics

(as of 6/30/2024)
3 Year 5 Year
Alpha 0.11 0.21
Beta 1.09 1.11
Excess Return -0.12 0.24
Information Ratio -0.10 0.19
Sharpe Ratio -0.68 -0.17
R2 0.99 0.98
Tracking Error 1.21 1.28
Standard Deviation 8.11 7.89
Upside Market Capture Ratio 108.59 113.18
Downside Market Capture Ratio 105.89 106.47
Morningstar ratings and rankings

Morningstar ratings and rankings

(as of 6/30/2024)
Overall
Corporate Bond (Out of 179 funds)
Three Year
34th percentile (41 out of 179)
Five Year
43rd percentile (63 out of 161)

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) ratings.

Morningstar rankings represent a fund's total return rank relative to all funds that have the same category. The percentile ranking is based on the fund's total return percentile rank relative to all funds that have the same category for the same time period. The highest (most favorable) percentile rank is 1% and the lowest (least favorable) percentile rank is 100%. Morningstar rankings do not include the effect of sales charges. The absolute ranking is based on the fund’s total return rank relative to all funds that have the same category for the same time period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Prices, yields and distributions

Historical prices

YTD high $8.86 7/17/2024
YTD low $8.58 4/25/2024
52-week high $8.86 7/17/2024
52-week low $8.18 10/25/2023
2023 high $8.84 12/27/2023
2023 low $8.18 10/25/2023
Best quarterly return 8.81% 6/30/2020
Worst quarterly return -7.97% 6/30/2022
Best annual return 9.70% 12/31/2023
Worst annual return 0.00% 12/31/2019

Distribution summary

Dividends Monthly
Capital gains Annually

Yields

Yield (as of 7/22/2024) Statistic
Distribution yield 3.07%
30-day SEC yield (as of 7/21/2024) 4.44%
30-day unsubsidized SEC yield (as of 7/21/2024) 4.00%
Yield to maturity 5.19%
Yield to worst 5.14%

Distribution history

Distribution history Type Per share amount Re investment price
2024-06-24 Dividend $0.02229 $8.77
2024-05-24 Dividend $0.02578 $8.69
2024-04-24 Dividend $0.02446 $8.60
2024-03-25 Dividend $0.02574 $8.75
2024-02-23 Dividend $0.01961 $8.72
2024-01-25 Dividend $0.01659 $8.74
2023-12-20 Dividend $0.03414 $8.79
2023-11-22 Dividend $0.0731 $8.44
2023-10-25 Dividend $0.06197 $8.18
2023-09-25 Dividend $0.02398 $8.38
2023-08-25 Dividend $0.02293 $8.46
2023-07-25 Dividend $0.02146 $8.57
2023-06-26 Dividend $0.0222 $8.55
2023-05-24 Dividend $0.02153 $8.46
2023-04-24 Dividend $0.02103 $8.59
2023-03-27 Dividend $0.02627 $8.54
2023-02-22 Dividend $0.01755 $8.50
2023-01-25 Dividend $0.01419 $8.70
2022-12-21 Dividend $0.04784 $8.46
2022-11-23 Dividend $0.02629 $8.49
2022-10-25 Dividend $0.0139 $8.10
2022-09-26 Dividend $0.02343 $8.27
2022-08-25 Dividend $0.0216 $8.76
2022-07-25 Dividend $0.00733 $8.87
2022-06-24 Dividend $0.02207 $8.65
2022-05-24 Dividend $0.01841 $8.94
2022-04-25 Dividend $0.01839 $9.06
2022-03-25 Dividend $0.02044 $9.33
2022-02-22 Dividend $0.01748 $9.62
2022-01-25 Dividend $0.00828 $9.95
2021-12-23 Dividend $0.03035 $10.16
2021-12-09 Long-term capital gain $0.35884 $10.22
2021-12-09 Short-term capital gain $0.03813 $10.22
2021-11-23 Dividend $0.01674 $10.53
2021-10-25 Dividend $0.02392 $10.58
2021-09-24 Dividend $0.01848 $10.72
2021-08-25 Dividend $0.01465 $10.75
2021-07-26 Dividend $0.03093 $10.79
2021-06-24 Dividend $0.01486 $10.69
2021-05-24 Dividend $0.01781 $10.60
2021-04-26 Dividend $0.02304 $10.62
2021-03-25 Dividend $0.01877 $10.54
2021-02-22 Dividend $0.01835 $10.68
2021-01-25 Dividend $0.00933 $10.85
2020-12-21 Dividend $0.04315 $10.85
2020-12-09 Long-term capital gain $0.10605 $10.86
2020-12-09 Short-term capital gain $0.14604 $10.86
2020-11-23 Dividend $0.03577 $11.07
2020-10-26 Dividend $0.05706 $10.92
2020-09-24 Dividend $0.02069 $10.92
2020-08-25 Dividend $0.01843 $10.96
2020-07-27 Dividend $0.02679 $10.99
2020-06-24 Dividend $0.01697 $10.80
2020-05-22 Dividend $0.03045 $10.47
2020-04-24 Dividend $0.02054 $10.39
2020-03-25 Dividend $0.02255 $9.64
2020-02-24 Dividend $0.00394 $10.84
2019-12-23 Dividend $0.05938 $10.52
2019-12-10 Short-term capital gain $0.13412 $10.56
2019-11-22 Dividend $0.0668 $10.66
2019-10-25 Dividend $0.045 $10.68
2019-09-24 Dividend $0.03255 $10.77
2019-07-25 Dividend $0.01442 $10.57
2019-06-24 Dividend $0.06478 $10.51
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The 30-day SEC yield is calculated with a standardized formula mandated by the SEC. The formula is based on maximum offering price per share and includes the effect of any fee waivers. Without waivers, yields would be reduced. The 30-day unsubsidized SEC yield does not reflect waivers in effect. A fund’s actual distribution rate will differ from the SEC yield and any income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than the SEC yield.

Composition

Portfolio statistics

Portfolio statistics

(as of 6/30/2024)
Fund Benchmark
Number of Holdings 201 19538
Effective Duration 5.96 5.99
Weighted Average Effective Maturity 8.94 8.72
AMT 0.00 0.00
Average Credit Rating A- A
Average Maturity 9.90 9.48
Credit Spread Duration 6.12 6.06

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Credit quality

Credit quality

(as of 6/30/2024)
Type
Fund
Benchmark
AAA/Aaa
2.15% 11.66%
AA/Aa
7.65% 11.43%
A/A
34.25% 36.71%
BBB/Baa
53.32% 40.20%
BB/Ba
0.78% -
Cash & equivalents
1.86% -

The ratings indicated are from Standard & Poor's, Fitch Ratings Ltd., and/or Moody's Investors Service. The percentages of the fund's portfolio with the ratings depicted in the chart are calculated based on total investments of the fund. If a security was rated by all three rating agencies, the middle rating was used. If rated by two of three rating agencies, the lower rating was used, and if rated by one of the agencies, that rating was used. Credit quality is subject to change and may have changed since the date specified. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Maturity

Maturity

(as of 6/30/2024)
Maturity Range
Fund
0 - 1 year
5.57%
1 - 3 years
13.21%
3 - 5 years
17.58%
5 - 10 years
40.99%
10 - 20 years
7.76%
20+ years
14.91%

Maturity distribution is subject to change and may have changed since the date specified. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Holdings

Top 10 holdings

(as of 6/30/2024)
Security
Fund
Morgan Stanley
1.99%
Citigroup Inc.
1.71%
U.S. Treasuries
1.42%
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
1.27%
Verizon Communications Inc.
1.26%
Credit Suisse (New York Securities Branch)
1.21%
Avolon Holdings Funding Ltd.
1.13%
Oracle Corporation
1.13%
Aviation Capital Group LLC
1.12%
British Air 19 1 AA
1.11%
Top 10 represents 13.35% of total net assets
Geographic allocation

Geographic allocaton

(as of 6/30/2024)
Type
Fund
Benchmark
United States
55.92% 44.53%
United Kingdom
11.09% 5.41%
Germany
3.98% 4.48%
France
3.80% 5.29%
Switzerland
3.76% 1.25%
Australia
2.12% 1.74%
Netherlands
2.04% 1.53%
China
1.77% 1.65%
Canada
1.35% 5.14%
Supranational
0.76% 10.12%

Geographic allocation is subject to change and may have changed since the date specified. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Portfolio composition

Portfolio composition

(as of 6/30/2024)
Credit Assets
Allocation
Benchmark
U.S. treasuries
2.63% -
Corporate bonds
95.59% 82.41%
Foreign government bonds
1.01% -
Supranational
0.77% 6.31%

Portfolio composition and maturity distribution are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding

Documents

Literature Details Frequency
Fact Sheet Institutional, R6, A, C Quarterly Download
Regulatory Document Details Date
Annual Report Institutional, R6, A, C 9/30/2023 Download
Full Prospectus Institutional 2/1/2024 Download
Quarterly Holdings Institutional, R6, A, C 6/30/2023 Download
Quarterly Holdings Institutional, R6, A, C 12/31/2023 Download
Semi-annual Report Institutional, R6, A, C 3/31/2024 Download
Statement of Additional Information Institutional, R6, A, C 2/1/2024 Download
Summary Prospectus Institutional 2/1/2024 Download
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