GW&K Core Bond ESG Fund  (MBGVX)

Fund Notice:

Effective on or about May 1, 2019, the Fund’s name will change from AMG GW&K Core Bond Fund to AMG GW&K Core Bond ESG Fund and the Fund’s investment objective, principal investment strategies and principal risks will change. Please refer to the prospectus supplement for details.

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

N

Morningstar | Style Box

L M E H M L

NAV | as of 05/22/2019

$10.12
+$0.02 (+0.20%)

Quarterly Performance (%) |
vs. Benchmark as of 03/31/2019

Fund Inception 05/08/2015

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
MBGVX 3.41 3.90 1.56 - - 1.64
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 2.94 4.48 2.03 2.74 3.77 2.27
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The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance information through the most recent month end please call 800.835.3879 or visit our website at amgfunds.com. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns and yields of the indices exclude expenses.

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 0.93%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 0.88%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 03/01/2020

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Objective

The Fund seeks to generate income and capital appreciation by primarily investing in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities.

Why Consider

  • Provides investors with exposure to primarily high-quality intermediate-term bonds
  • Invest in companies that GW&K believes are leaders in effectively addressing exposure to ESG risks through robust business practices, policies and programs or companies that have more limited exposure to ESG risks.
  • The Fund employs a multi-sector approach designed to take advantage of the relative valuations among distinct bond sectors, and provide greater opportunities to generate income and capital appreciation
Mary F. Kane, CFA

Mary F. Kane, CFA

Partner and Portfolio Manager

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Performance

Performance

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Returns & Distributions

As of 03/31/2019

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Apr 26, 2019 $0.017700 $0.017700
      Mar 27, 2019 $0.019500 $0.019500
      Feb 26, 2019 $0.017500 $0.017500
      Jan 29, 2019 $0.016900 $0.016900
      Dec 27, 2018 $0.015000 $0.015000
      Nov 28, 2018 $0.018300 $0.018300
      Oct 29, 2018 $0.016200 $0.016200
      Sep 26, 2018 $0.016800 $0.016800
      Aug 29, 2018 $0.017000 $0.017000
      Jul 27, 2018 $0.016300 $0.016300
      Jun 27, 2018 $0.015500 $0.015500
      May 29, 2018 $0.016200 $0.016200
      Apr 26, 2018 $0.014100 $0.014100
      Mar 27, 2018 $0.015600 $0.015600
      Feb 26, 2018 $0.015500 $0.015500
      Jan 29, 2018 $0.013600 $0.013600
      Dec 27, 2017 $0.017800 $0.017800
      Nov 27, 2017 $0.014900 $0.014900
      Oct 26, 2017 $0.014600 $0.014600
      Sep 26, 2017 $0.014600 $0.014600
      Aug 28, 2017 $0.014500 $0.014500
      Jul 26, 2017 $0.014700 $0.014700
      Jun 27, 2017 $0.014700 $0.014700
      May 25, 2017 $0.014400 $0.014400
      Apr 25, 2017 $0.014200 $0.014200
      Mar 28, 2017 $0.016200 $0.016200
      Feb 23, 2017 $0.014900 $0.014900
      Jan 26, 2017 $0.013500 $0.013500
      Dec 27, 2016 $0.014400 $0.014400
      Nov 25, 2016 $0.014500 $0.014500
      Oct 26, 2016 $0.014500 $0.014500
      Sep 27, 2016 $0.014100 $0.014100
      Aug 26, 2016 $0.014500 $0.014500
      Jul 26, 2016 $0.015500 $0.015500
      Jun 27, 2016 $0.014900 $0.014900
      May 25, 2016 $0.014500 $0.014500
      Apr 26, 2016 $0.014600 $0.014600
      Mar 28, 2016 $0.014700 $0.014700
      Feb 24, 2016 $0.012800 $0.012800
      Jan 26, 2016 $0.012600 $0.012600
      Dec 28, 2015 $0.251900 $0.012900 $0.239000
      Nov 24, 2015 $0.014900 $0.014900
      Oct 27, 2015 $0.015500 $0.015500
      Sep 25, 2015 $0.015600 $0.015600
      Aug 26, 2015 $0.012500 $0.012500
      Jul 28, 2015 $0.012700 $0.012700
      Jun 25, 2015 $0.011600 $0.011600
      May 26, 2015 $0.012600 $0.012600

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 05/08/2015 to 04/30/2019 = $10,651.29

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The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance information through the most recent month end please call 800.835.3879 or visit our website at amgfunds.com. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns and yields of the indices exclude expenses. For time periods where the fund inception date preceded the benchmark, the benchmark data will not be shown.

Top Holdings (Fixed)

As of: 03/31/2019

United States Treasury Note/Bond Fixed 5.23%
United States Treasury Note/Bond Fixed 4.08%
Fannie Mae Pool AL0395 Fixed 2.73%
Fannie Mae Pool 930921 Fixed 2.62%
Fannie Mae Pool 930922 Fixed 2.60%
Fannie Mae Pool AL4421 Fixed 2.52%
Wells Fargo & Co Floating 2.43%
Fannie Mae Pool AL8743 Fixed 2.33%
United States Treasury Note/Bond Fixed 2.22%
Fannie Mae Pool AE0271 Fixed 2.10%
% in Top 10 Holdings 28.86%
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MPT Stats

As of: 04/30/2019

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Sector Allocation (Fixed)

As of: 03/31/2019

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

GW&K Core Bond ESG Fund

GW&K believes that a multi-sector approach takes advantage of the relative valuations among distinct bond sectors and provides greater opportunities to generate income and capital appreciation, while helping to manage risk in changing economic environments. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities. When deciding which securities to buy or sell, typically, GW&K:

  • Incorporates ESG factors among many other fundamental, technical and valuation factors
  • Seeks companies that maintain sustainable competitive advantages and expect to benefit from emerging cyclical or secular drivers
  • Seeks to identify companies that are undervalued due to temporary or discrete events
  • Identifies companies that it believes are leaders in effectively addressing exposure to ESG risks through robust business practices, policies and programs or companies that have more limited exposure to ESG risks.
  • Uses top-down research that focuses on managing: duration, yield curve, credit quality, volatility and liquidity
  • Uses bottom-up research that focuses on: fundamental analysis, valuation analysis and technical analysis

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About

About GW&K Investment Management

Background

GW&K Investment Management is a dynamic investment management firm that offers active equity and fixed income investment solutions to help meet the needs of a diverse client base. GW&K’s founding principles of applying rigorous fundamental research, focusing on quality and maintaining a long-term view still guide its investment process today.

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Founded

1974


Headquarters

Boston, MA


Affiliate Since

2008


AUM

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