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Name

As of 07/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$9.41

$589 M

5.47%

$0.51

0.71%

Vitals

YTD Return

3.8%

1 yr return

9.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

0.9%

5 Yr Avg Return

3.0%

Net Assets

$589 M

Holdings in Top 10

18.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$9.4
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.71%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 218.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 07/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$9.41

$589 M

5.47%

$0.51

0.71%

LASNX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 2.74%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 5.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Natixis Loomis Sayles Funds
  • Inception Date
    May 01, 2017
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Todd Vandam

Fund Description

The Fund has an absolute total return investment objective, which means that it is not managed relative to an index and that it attempts to achieve positive total returns over a full market cycle. The Fund intends to pursue its objective by utilizing a flexible investment approach that allocates investments across a global range of investment opportunities related to credit, currencies and interest rates, while employing risk management strategies to mitigate downside risk. The Fund may invest up to 100% of its total assets in below investment grade fixed-income securities (also known as “junk bonds”) and derivatives that have returns related to the returns on below investment grade fixed-income securities, although it is expected that, under normal market conditions, the Fund’s net exposure (i.e., long exposures obtained through direct investments in securities and in derivatives minus short exposures obtained through derivatives) to below investment grade fixed-income assets generally will not exceed 50% of the Fund’s total assets. Below investment-grade fixed-income securities are rated below investment-grade quality (i.e., none of the three major rating agencies (Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), Fitch Investor Services, Inc. or S&P Global Ratings (“S&P”)) have rated the securities in one of their respective top four ratings categories). Under normal market conditions, the Fund also may invest up to 50% of its total assets in investments denominated in non-U.S. currencies and related derivatives, including up to 20% in investments denominated in emerging market currencies and related derivatives. The Fund expects that its exposure to these asset classes will often be obtained substantially through the use of derivative instruments. The Fund defines an “emerging market currency” as a currency of a country that carries a sovereign debt quality rating that is rated below investment grade by either S&P or Moody’s, or is unrated by both S&P and Moody’s. Currency positions that are intended to hedge the Fund’s non-U.S. currency exposure (i.e., currency positions that are not made for investment purposes) will offset positions in the same currency that are made for investment purposes when calculating the limitation on investments in non-U.S. and emerging market currency investments because the Fund believes that hedging a currency position is likely to negate some or all of the currency risk associated with the original currency position. The Fund does not have limits on the duration of its portfolio, and the Fund’s duration will change over time. The Fund also may invest in equity securities (including preferred stocks) as well as derivatives whose returns are linked to the returns of equity securities.
In selecting investments for the Fund, the Adviser develops long-term portfolio themes driven by macro-economic indicators. These include global economic trends, demographic trends and labor supply, analysis of global capital flows and assessments of geopolitical factors. The Adviser then develops shorter-term portfolio strategies based on factors including, but not limited to, economic, credit and Federal Reserve cycles, and top-down sector valuations and bottom-up security valuations. The Adviser seeks to actively manage risk, with a focus on managing the Fund’s exposure to credit, interest rate and currency risks in relation to the market. Additionally, the portfolio managers will use risk management tools, such as models that evaluate risk correlation to various market factors or asset classes, to seek to manage risk on an ongoing basis. The portfolio management team expects to actively evaluate each investment idea and to decide to buy or sell an investment based upon: (i) its return potential; (ii) its level of risk; and (iii) its fit within the team’s overall macro strategy, with the goal of continually optimizing the Fund’s portfolio. The Adviser incorporates systematic and quantitative models with respect to selection of certain investments.
The Adviser currently targets an annualized volatility range of 4% to 6% (as measured by the standard deviation of the Fund’s returns). The Fund’s actual or realized volatility during certain periods or over time may materially exceed or be lower than its target volatility range for various reasons, including changes in market levels of volatility and because the Fund’s portfolio may include instruments that are inherently volatile. This would increase the risk of investing in the Fund.
The Fund will pursue its investment goal by obtaining long investment exposures through investments in securities and derivatives and short investment exposures substantially through derivatives. A “long” investment exposure is an investment that rises in value with a rise in the value of an asset, asset class or index and declines in value with a decline in the value of that asset, asset class or index. A “short” investment exposure is an investment that rises in value with a decline in the value of an asset, asset class or index and declines in value with a rise in the value of that asset, asset class or index. The value of
the Fund’s long and short investment exposures may, at times, each reach 100% of the assets invested in the Fund (excluding instruments primarily used for duration management or yield curve management and short-term investments (such as cash and money market instruments)), although these exposures may be higher or lower at any given time.
Fixed-Income Investments. In connection with its principal investment strategies, the Fund may invest in a broad range of U.S. and non-U.S. fixed-income securities, including, but not limited to, corporate bonds, municipal securities, U.S. and non-U.S. government securities (including their agencies, instrumentalities and sponsored entities), securities of supranational entities, emerging market securities, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations, other mortgage-related securities (such as adjustable rate mortgage securities), asset-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations, bank loans, convertible bonds, securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Rule 144A securities”), other privately placed investments such as private credit investments, real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), zero-coupon securities, step coupon securities, pay-in-kind (“PIK”) securities, inflation-linked bonds, variable and floating rate securities, private placements and commercial paper.
Non-U.S. Currency Investments. Under normal market conditions, the Fund may engage in a broad range of transactions involving non-U.S. and emerging market currencies, including, but not limited to, purchasing and selling forward currency exchange contracts in non-U.S. or emerging market currencies, investing in non-U.S. currency futures contracts, investing in options on non-U.S. currencies and non-U.S. currency futures, investing in cross-currency instruments (such as swaps), investing directly in non-U.S. currencies and investing in securities denominated in non-U.S. currencies. The Fund may engage in non-U.S. currency transactions for investment or for hedging purposes.
Derivative Investments. For investment and hedging purposes, the Fund may invest substantially in a broad range of derivatives instruments and sometimes the majority of its investment returns will derive from its derivative investments. These derivative instruments include, but are not limited to, futures contracts (such as treasury futures and index futures), forward contracts, options (such as options on futures contracts, options on securities, interest rate/bond options, currency options, options on swaps and over-the-counter (“OTC”) options), warrants (such as non-U.S. currency warrants), swap transactions (such as interest rate swaps, total return swaps and index swaps) and structured notes (such as equity-linked notes). In addition, the Fund may invest in credit derivative products that may be used to manage default risk and credit exposure. Examples of such products include, but are not limited to, credit default swap index products (such as LCDX, CMBX and ABX index products), single name credit default swaps, loan credit default swaps and asset-backed credit default swaps. The Fund may, at times, invest substantially all of its assets in derivatives and securities used to support its obligations under those derivatives. The Fund’s strategy may be highly dependent on the use of derivatives, and to the extent that they become unavailable or unattractive the Fund may be unable to fully implement its investment strategy.
Equity Investments. In connection with its principal investment strategies, the Fund may invest in common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible preferred stocks.
The Fund expects to engage in active and frequent trading of securities and other instruments. Effects of frequent trading may include high transaction costs, which may lower the Fund’s return, and realization of greater short-term capital gains, distributions of which are taxable as ordinary income to taxable shareholders. Trading costs and tax effects associated with frequent trading may adversely affect the Fund’s performance.
The percentage limitations set forth herein are not investment restrictions and the Fund may exceed these limits from time to time. In addition, when calculating these exposures, the Fund may use the market value, the notional value, an adjusted notional value or some other measure of the value of a derivative in order to reflect what the Adviser believes to be the most accurate assessment of the Fund’s real economic exposure. The total notional value of the Fund’s derivative instruments may significantly exceed the total value of the Fund’s assets.
Although the Fund seeks positive total returns over time, the Fund’s investment returns may be volatile over short periods of time. The Fund may outperform the overall securities market during periods of flat or negative performance and may underperform during periods of strong market performance. There can be no assurance that the Fund’s returns over time or during any period will be positive.
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LASNX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LASNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.8% -7.0% 12.1% 35.71%
1 Yr 9.1% -10.6% 25.5% 19.45%
3 Yr 0.9%* -17.7% 16.7% 38.13%
5 Yr 3.0%* -14.5% 14.7% 23.77%
10 Yr N/A* -13.9% 6.5% 53.57%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LASNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 2.1% -12.0% 15.7% 62.93%
2022 -11.6% -31.8% 18.4% 40.93%
2021 -0.9% -26.6% 25.7% 37.66%
2020 7.7% -49.2% 18.7% 4.87%
2019 0.7% -35.1% 15.3% 88.53%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LASNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.8% -7.0% 12.1% 35.71%
1 Yr 9.1% -10.6% 25.5% 19.45%
3 Yr 0.9%* -17.7% 16.7% 38.13%
5 Yr 3.0%* -14.5% 14.7% 23.77%
10 Yr N/A* -13.9% 6.5% 50.27%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LASNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 7.9% -7.0% 22.2% 49.77%
2022 -8.0% -31.8% 21.1% 43.88%
2021 1.4% -13.5% 49.9% 60.74%
2020 10.4% -28.6% 24.1% 7.13%
2019 3.9% -4.8% 19.1% 90.79%

NAV & Total Return History


LASNX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

LASNX Category Low Category High LASNX % Rank
Net Assets 589 M 2.53 M 143 B 51.79%
Number of Holdings 609 2 9213 40.31%
Net Assets in Top 10 109 M -204 M 70.2 B 58.93%
Weighting of Top 10 18.72% 5.8% 271.9% 75.54%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. U.S. Treasury Notes 3.37%
  2. FIXED INC CLEARING CORP.REPO 2.75%
  3. Republic of South Africa Government Bond 2.26%
  4. Glencore Funding LLC 1.94%
  5. U.S. Treasury Bills 1.87%
  6. U.S. Treasury Bills 1.75%
  7. Uber Technologies Inc 1.41%
  8. Morgan Stanley 1.27%
  9. CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp 1.21%
  10. Teva Pharmaceutical Finance Netherlands III BV 0.90%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High LASNX % Rank
Bonds
72.31% 0.00% 215.76% 74.81%
Other
16.36% -66.66% 153.75% 17.25%
Cash
9.05% -94.66% 100.00% 21.22%
Convertible Bonds
6.21% 0.00% 33.50% 10.19%
Stocks
2.15% -4.92% 99.84% 33.59%
Preferred Stocks
0.13% 0.00% 28.28% 31.91%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LASNX % Rank
Communication Services
35.92% 0.00% 100.00% 6.20%
Technology
12.02% 0.00% 28.30% 16.62%
Financial Services
10.07% 0.00% 100.00% 37.75%
Healthcare
8.68% 0.00% 18.60% 13.52%
Consumer Cyclical
8.05% 0.00% 89.95% 15.21%
Consumer Defense
6.48% 0.00% 99.97% 18.31%
Industrials
5.35% 0.00% 100.00% 34.65%
Basic Materials
5.31% 0.00% 100.00% 18.31%
Energy
5.29% 0.00% 100.00% 56.34%
Real Estate
2.59% 0.00% 100.00% 35.49%
Utilities
0.25% 0.00% 100.00% 42.25%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LASNX % Rank
US
2.15% -4.85% 99.84% 31.15%
Non US
0.00% -0.07% 17.73% 34.20%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LASNX % Rank
Corporate
49.87% 0.00% 96.66% 33.07%
Securitized
27.87% 0.00% 99.65% 33.54%
Government
8.12% 0.00% 99.43% 58.90%
Cash & Equivalents
3.62% 0.00% 99.66% 43.80%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 54.26% 47.24%
Derivative
-0.78% -66.66% 153.75% 94.49%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LASNX % Rank
US
66.90% 0.00% 215.76% 66.72%
Non US
5.41% 0.00% 69.85% 37.10%

LASNX - Expenses

Operational Fees

LASNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.71% 0.03% 20.67% 81.89%
Management Fee 0.60% 0.00% 2.29% 48.33%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 2.54%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.70% N/A

Sales Fees

LASNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

LASNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

LASNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 218.00% 0.00% 632.00% 90.59%

LASNX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

LASNX Category Low Category High LASNX % Rank
Dividend Yield 5.47% 0.00% 23.30% 29.05%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

LASNX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

LASNX Category Low Category High LASNX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.74% -1.55% 11.51% 57.52%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

LASNX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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LASNX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Todd Vandam


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 15, 2010

11.47

11.5%

Todd Vandam is a Vice President at Loomis, Sayles & Company and co-portfolio manager with the fixed-income high yield and global high yield teams. Mr. Vandam began his career at Loomis Sayles in 1994 on the high yield trading desk. Prior to joining Loomis Sayles in 1994, Mr. Vandam worked as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army, most recently working as a Fire Support Officer stationed at Fort Davis, Panama. Mr. Vandam earned a BA in business and economics from Brown University. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and he is a CFA®charterholder.

Matthew Eagan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 15, 2010

11.47

11.5%

Matthew J. Eagan is an Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Loomis Sayles. Mr. Eagan started his investment career in 1989 and joined Loomis Sayles in 1997. Previously, he worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a senior fixed-income analyst and for BancBoston Financial Company as a senior credit analyst. Mr. Eagan received his BA from Northeastern University and his MBA from Boston University. He is a CFA® charterholder.

Brian Kennedy


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 08, 2021

1.39

1.4%

Brian Kennedy is a Vice President of Loomis, Sayles & Company and co-portfolio manager of the firm’s multisector institutional strategies and mutual funds. Mr. Kennedy joined Loomis Sayles in 1994 as a securitized and government bond trader. Mr. Kennedy first joined the full discretion investment team as product manager in 2009, was promoted in 2013 to co-portfolio manager of the investment grade bond products and again in 2016 to co-portfolio manager of the multisector suite of products. He earned a BS from Providence College and an MBA from Babson College.

Elaine Stokes


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 08, 2021

1.39

1.4%

Elaine M. Stokes is an Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Loomis Sayles. She has joined Loomis Sayles in 1988. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager in 2000, she had experience working in high yield, global and emerging markets, serving as a senior fixed-income trader and portfolio specialist. Ms. Stokes is co-head and founder of the Loomis Sayles Women's Network group and is on the executive board for the Strong Women, Strong Girls nonprofit organization. Ms. Stokes earned a BS from St. Michael's College.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 28.19 5.73 3.19