Fixed Income

Municipal Ladder (1–10 Years) SMA

Bloomberg Short-Intermediate Municipal Bond Index
Benchmark name
8/31/2019
Inception date
Municipal Fixed Income Team
Team
$579.0M
Assets under management
Data as of 12/31/2023
SMA overview
Exploiting market inefficiencies
The SMA aims to provide stable, tax-efficient income and limited volatility of principal by investing in a diversified portfolio of high-quality, investment-grade municipal bonds with laddered maturities between 1 and 10 years.

A disciplined relative value approach seeks opportunities from changing market trends, pricing inefficiencies, and intensive credit analysis to provide stable, tax-efficient income.

Key differentiators

  • Leverages a deeply resourced team of professionals for credit quality, sector selection, and geographic diversification
  • Provides access to institutional inventory and pricing to provide investors with lower-cost trading potential
  • Is managed with an ongoing monitor of portfolio holdings on a daily basis to ensure target ranges of portfolio characteristics

General facts

Current yield

4.33%

Average maturity

5.95 Years

Effective duration

5.08

Yield to worst

2.41

Average credit quality

AA

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Performance

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Average annual returns

(as of 12/31/2023)
8/31/2019
1M
3M
YTD
1Y
3Y
5Y
10Y
Inception
Composite (Pure Gross)
1.88
5.85
4.17
4.17
-0.26
-
-
0.65
Composite (Net)
1.75
5.46
2.63
2.63
-1.74
-
-
-0.97
Bloomberg Short-Intermediate Municipal Bond Index
1.49
5.05
4.32
4.32
0.01
-
-
0.95

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

Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results. For more information, please refer to the GIPS composite report found in the documents section.

Calendar year Add Minus

Calendar year

(as of 12/31/2023)
2023
2022
2021
2020
Fund
4.17
-4.74
0.00
3.88
Benchmark
4.32
-4.51
0.43
3.97

Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results. For more information, please refer to the GIPS composite report found in the documents section.


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Performance and volatility metrics

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Composition

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Portfolio statistics

(as of 12/31/2023)
SMA Benchmark
Number of Holdings 11 27850
AMT 0.00 0.00
Effective Duration 5.08 3.44
Weighted Average Effective Maturity 5.95 4.30
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Credit quality

(as of 12/31/2023)
Type
SMA
Benchmark
AAA/Aaa
29.92% 16.29%
AA/Aa
70.08% 57.23%

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.

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Maturity

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Top 10 holdings

(as of 12/31/2023)
Security
SMA
California St Various Purp GO Bds
9.90%
Denver Colo City & Cnty Arpt Rev Sys Bds 2022c
9.90%
Georgia St GO Bds 2017 a Tranche 1
9.90%
Honolulu Hawaii City & Cnty Wastewtr Sys Rev Rev Bds a
9.90%
Indiana St Fin Auth Rev St Revolving Fd Prog Bds E Green Bond
9.90%
New York St Dorm Auth Revs Non St Supported Debt Ref Bds Cornell Univ 2020a
9.90%
Ohio St Major New St Infrastructure Proj Rev Bds 2019-1
9.90%
Port Houston Auth Tex Harris Cnty Rev First Lien Bds 2021
9.90%
Prince Georges Cnty MD Rev Auth Lease Rev Ref Bds Upper Marlboro Courthouse Proj 2018a
9.90%
University Minn GO Bds Regents 2019a
9.90%
Top 10 represents 99.00% of total net assets

Largest company weights are based on market value of the representative account and not necessarily held in all client portfolios. The information shown is not intended to be, nor should it be construed to be, a recommendation to buy or sell an individual security. A list of all holdings from the prior one-year period is available upon request.

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Portfolio composition

(as of 12/31/2023)
Credit Assets
Allocation
Benchmark
General obligation
19.91% 32.02%
Revenue bonds
80.09% 62.16%

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

Documents

Literature Date
Fact Sheet 12/31/2023 Download Download
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Bond values fluctuate in response to the financial condition of individual issuers, general market and economic conditions, and changes in interest rates. Changes in market conditions and government policies may lead to periods of heightened volatility in the bond market and reduced liquidity for certain bonds held by the fund. In general, when interest rates rise, bond values fall and investors may lose principal value. Interest rate changes and their impact on the fund and its share price can be sudden and unpredictable. The use of derivatives may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Certain investment strategies tend to increase the total risk of an investment (relative to the broader market). This strategy is exposed to high-yield securities risk and municipal securities risk. A portion of the strategy’s income may be subject to federal, state, and/or local income taxes or the alternative minimum tax. Any capital gains distributions may be taxable. Bond laddering does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.

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