Seix U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond
The Fund seeks current income by investing primarily in short duration U.S. government agency asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities, U.S. Treasuries, and U.S. government agency debentures. Seix's bottom-up focused, top-down aware investment approach seeks to provide superior risk-adjusted returns over a full market cycle, as well as competitive absolute and relative returns over shorter horizons.
Seix Investment Advisors LLC
Seix Investment Advisors is an investment management boutique focused exclusively on managing fixed income securities since 1992. Seix seeks to generate competitive absolute and relative risk-adjusted returns over the full market cycle through a bottom-up focused, top-down aware process. Seix employs multi-dimensional approaches based on strict portfolio construction methodology, sell disciplines and trading strategies with prudent risk management as a cornerstone.
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Managing Director, Head of Investment Grade, Senior Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1986
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2014
Perry Troisi is a managing director and head of investment grade at Seix Investment Advisors, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, where he focuses on corporate, government-related and securitized (residential mortgage-backed, commercial mortgage-backed, and asset-backed securities) asset classes. Mr. Troisi is responsible for strategic oversight of the firm’s investment grade bond portfolio management activities and is the senior portfolio manager of all investment grade (taxable) portfolios. He is a member of the Seix Investment Policy Group.
Before joining Seix in 1999, Mr. Troisi was a portfolio manager at GRE Insurance Group, where he was responsible for all North American fixed income assets within the group. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager and analyst at Home Insurance Company, focused primarily on mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Troisi began his career as an account analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Company.
Mr. Troisi earned a B.S. in economics and computer coordinate with economics from Trinity College and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University. He has worked in the investment management industry since 1986.
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1986
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2014
Michael Rieger is a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Seix Investment Advisors, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, where he focuses on the securitized sector. He is also a member of the Seix Investment Policy Group, which determines firm-wide asset allocation policy.
Prior to joining Seix in 2007, Mr. Rieger was a portfolio manager at AIG Global Investment, where he managed an asset-backed securities portfolio covering the full rating spectrum in addition to non-agency senior residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS), adjustable-rate senior mortgage portfolios, and international AAA residential MBS portfolios. He began his investment management career as an analyst in Aetna Life and Casualty’s Portfolio Hedging Group.
Mr. Rieger earned a B.A., cum laude, in mathematics from Dartmouth College. He has worked in investment management since 1986.
Lower Duration Risk
Typically maintains an average effective duration between three months and one year
Emphasizes income, quality, diversification, and liquidity with a focus on U.S. government securities
Extensive Fundamental Research
Combines macroeconomic and fundamental analysis to identify securities with the strongest risk/reward profiles
Top Holdings (% Fund)
|Fannie Mae Pool, 0.4700%||
|Freddie Mac Non Gold Pool, 2.8080%||
|Freddie Mac Multifamily Structured Pass Through Certificates, 0.6914%||
|Freddie Mac Non Gold Pool, 3.2750%||
|Fannie Mae Pool, 0.6110%||
|Freddie Mac Multifamily Structured Pass Through Certificates, 0.7114%||
|Fannie Mae-Aces, 0.7566%||
|Freddie Mac Multifamily Structured Pass Through Certificates, 0.3963%||
|Freddie Mac Multifamily Structured Pass Through Certificates, 0.5796%||
|Fannie Mae Pool, 0.8010%||
Holdings are subject to change.
Sector Allocation (% Fund)
|Cash & Equivalents||
Performance & Risk
Growth of $10,000 InvestmentFrom to
Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Sales Charge and Expenses
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