Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2024

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Performance prior to December 31, 2016 reflects the performance of the Fund’s former adviser, Calvert Investment Management, Inc. Max Sales Charge: 3.25%.
 

Fund Facts as of Apr 30, 2024

Class A Inception 07/09/2001
Investment Objective High current income and capital appreciation
Total Net Assets $428.6M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 1.02%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 1.02%
CUSIP 131582454

Top 10 Holdings (%)4,5 as of Apr 30, 2024

Charter Communications 1.65
GFL Environmental 1.65
Clarios 1.57
Lifepoint Health Inc. 1.27
Inspire Brands Corp 1.26
Petsmart Inc 1.25
American Airlines Inc 1.23
Medline LP 1.19
NRG Energy Inc 1.18
Standard Industries Inc. 1.15
Total 13.40
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. Investing primarily in responsible investments carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize a responsible investment strategy. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2024

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Performance prior to December 31, 2016 reflects the performance of the Fund’s former adviser, Calvert Investment Management, Inc. Max Sales Charge: 3.25%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund at NAV -1.07 -2.45 11.68 5.78 -2.85 12.54 5.13 3.39 -10.98 10.78
ICE BofA U.S. High Yield Index1 2.50 -4.64 17.49 7.48 -2.26 14.41 6.17 5.36 -11.22 13.46
 

Fund Facts

Class A Inception 07/09/2001
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 1.02%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 1.02%
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information7 as of Apr 30, 2024

Distribution Rate at NAV 5.56%
Subsidized SEC 30-day Yield 6.01%
Unsubsidized SEC 30-day Yield 6.01%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Apr 30, 2024

Time Period Rating Funds in
High Yield Bond
Category
Overall 600
3 Years 600
5 Years 568
10 Years 430
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The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
May 29, 2024 $24.30 -$0.06
May 28, 2024 $24.36 -$0.03
May 24, 2024 $24.39 $0.00
May 23, 2024 $24.39 -$0.04
May 22, 2024 $24.43 -$0.03
May 21, 2024 $24.46 $0.01
May 20, 2024 $24.45 $0.01
May 17, 2024 $24.44 -$0.02
May 16, 2024 $24.46 $0.01
May 15, 2024 $24.45 $0.08
 

Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Apr 30, 2024 $0.11023 $24.18
Mar 28, 2024 $0.10798 $24.47
Feb 29, 2024 $0.10621 $24.26
Jan 31, 2024 $0.10504 $24.37
Dec 29, 2023 $0.12200 $24.46
Nov 30, 2023 $0.10790 $23.82
Oct 31, 2023 $0.10697 $22.99
Sep 29, 2023 $0.10716 $23.37
Aug 31, 2023 $0.10597 $23.75
Jul 31, 2023 $0.09864 $23.84
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No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History8

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. Investing primarily in responsible investments carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize a responsible investment strategy. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)5 as of Apr 30, 2024

Portfolio Statistics as of Apr 30, 2024

Number of Holdings ex cash 333
Effective Duration9 2.95 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 4.36 yrs.
 

Sector Breakdown (%)5 as of Apr 30, 2024

Healthcare 12.68
Technology 9.50
Services 9.47
Super Retail 7.49
Homebuilders & Real Estate 5.53
Food, Beverage & Tobacco 4.18
Utility 4.13
Insurance 3.99
Chemicals 3.16
Diversified Financial Services 3.13
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Credit Quality (%)10 as of Apr 30, 2024

BBB 2.95
BB 42.46
B 38.76
CCC or Lower 14.18
NR 1.65
Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are provided by S&P, Moody’s and Fitch. This breakdown assigns a numeric equivalent to the ratings from the aforementioned agencies and the mean is rounded to the nearest integer and converted to an equivalent S&P major rating category. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of an issuance based on the issuer’s creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P’s measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody’s) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency’s analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer’s current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security’s market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as “Not Rated” are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.
 

Assets by Country (%)11 as of Apr 30, 2024

United States 87.80
Canada 4.72
United Kingdom 2.43
Netherlands 1.13
Luxembourg 0.82
France 0.76
United Arab Emirates 0.66
Australia 0.56
Hong Kong 0.38
Poland 0.38
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Fund Holdings5,12 as of Mar 31, 2024

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
MSILF GOVERNMENT PORTFOLIO MSILF GOVERNMENT PORTFOLIO 5.22% 12/31/2030 4.58%
Truist Insurance Holdings LLC 10.07% 03/08/2032 0.89%
Clarios Global LP / Clarios US Finance Co 8.50% 05/15/2027 0.83%
Medline Borrower LP 5.25% 10/01/2029 0.79%
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp 4.75% 03/01/2030 0.78%
Dave & Buster's Inc 7.63% 11/01/2025 0.75%
Ford Motor Credit Co LLC 4.13% 08/17/2027 0.73%
Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete LLC 6.00% 11/01/2028 0.70%
Imola Merger Corp 4.75% 05/15/2029 0.69%
AlixPartners, LLP 7.94% 02/04/2028 0.68%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. Investing primarily in responsible investments carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize a responsible investment strategy. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Management

Kelley Gerrity

Kelley Gerrity

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Biography

Kelley Gerrity is a portfolio manager on the High Yield team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's high yield strategies. She joined Eaton Vance in 2005. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Kelley began her career in the investment management industry in 2000. Before joining Eaton Vance, she was the director of high-yield distressed research at Fieldstone Capital Group. Previously, she was associate director of fixed-income research at Scotia Capital Markets, Inc.

Kelley earned a B.A. from Boston College and a certificate in credit analysis from New York University.

Education
  • B.A. Boston College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2023

 
Jack Cimarosa

Jack Cimarosa

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Biography

Jack Cimarosa is a portfolio manager on the High Yield team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2012 and began his career in the investment industry in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Jack was a trader at Guggenheim Partners focused on leveraged debt. Previously, he worked in high yield at Maple Stone Capital Advisors and The Airlie Group. He began his career at UBS, where he worked on a sales desk focusing on non-dollar rates and currencies. Jack earned a B.A. in media studies from the New School.

Education
  • B.A. New School University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2023

 
Stephen C. Concannon, CFA

Stephen C. Concannon, CFA

Managing Director, Co-Head of High Yield

Biography

Stephen Concannon is the Co-Head of High Yield and a portfolio manager on the high yield team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's high yield strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2000; Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Steve began his career in the investment management industry in 1993. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a research analyst for Wellington Management.

Steve earned a B.A. from Bates College. He is a member of the CFA Society of Boston and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Bates College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2019

 

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