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Active Fixed Income

Purpose Global Bond Class

The purpose of this fund

  • Conservatively managed to maintain stability in any market environment.
  • Active management expands the investable universe to build a more complete bond fund.
  • Deep fundamental credit research process, backed by a global team of more than 170 credit professionals.
  • Tax-efficient income from its corporate class structure.
Norman Milner
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Norman Milner

Neuberger Berman

Founded in 1939 with a focus on deep fundamental research, Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers manages more than $300-billion USD in assets today, primarily for institutional advisors. The firm takes a boots-on-the-ground approach, employing more than 600 investment professionals in 35 cities around the world.

ESG Risk RatingWhat is ESG?
AS AT MAY 20, 2022
% Holdings rated by Sustainalytics: 100.00%ESG Risk Rating Score - Best: 25.37ESG Risk Rating Score - Worst: 27.73*Unmanaged Risk is measured on an open-ended scale starting at zero (no risk) and, for 95% of cases, a maximum score below 50.

ESG Risk Rating Score History

ESG Risk ratings, powered by Sustainalytics, evaluate a fund's position-weighted exposure to material and unmanaged ESG risk, as well as management efforts to mitigate those risks where possible. A lower score indicates low-risk exposure and transparent, active ESG risk management.

ESG scores are not shown for every fund. When an ESG score is not shown, it is because either (1) the fund's mandate does not incorporate single security selection, rendering ESG analysis something that cannot be assured on a portfolio management basis, or (2) Purpose does not currently have access to ESG scoring data for >50% of the fund's positions. ESG scores are not shown for these funds as they might be misleading or misrepresent a fund's ESG integration or lack thereof.

Fund-level ESG scores are derived from Sustainalytics data on a weighted-average basis. Scores are presented on an absolute basis, and not subjectively relative to a peer group. Sustainalytics research on management indicators is updated annually, and controversy research is updated as events occur. As the fund's positioning changes and Sustainalytics scoring are updated, the overall ESG profile is not expected to remain constant. Sustainalytics is one of several providers of ESG data, and its evaluations of corporate ESG performance may differ materially from its competitors. An overview of Sustainalytics' ESG methodology can be found here:

Although the fund does incorporate ESG security selection in its investment process, it does not operate with ESG investment objectives. Further disclosure can be found in the prospectus available on the Documents Tab. The ESG score is not intended to represent how well ESG factors are incorporated into the fund's investment process.