Convertible bonds combine the fixed income features of bonds, with the capital appreciation potential of stocks. The Fund may offer investors a measure of downside preservation compared with stocks and additional upside participation compared with traditional bonds. The goal of the Fund is to deploy an absolute return seeking strategy and to outperform both stocks and bonds over complete market cycles.
Strategy and Process
A Blend of Debt and Equity
Convertible bonds blend the characteristics of both bond and stock investments. Convertibles seek to provide equity like returns due to the equity component with potentially less volatility due to the bond-like features.
Long-term Diversification Potential
Convertible bonds may be a good option for investors whose goal is to diversify their portfolio.
Convertibles as Part of a Multi-Asset Class Portfolio
Convertible bonds have provided attractive returns compared to common stocks and bonds. Convertible bonds generally tend to increase in value when interest rates are rising.
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Investors cannot directly invest in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges. Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment or product.
S&P 500 TR USD Index: The S&P 500 Total Return Index is a free-float capitalization-weighted index published since 1957 of the prices of 500 large-cap common stocks actively traded in the United States. The stocks included in the S&P 500 are those of large publicly held companies that trade on either of the two largest American stock market exchanges; the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. The S&P 500 Total Return Index calculates the performance of a group of stocks assuming that all dividends and distributions are reinvested.
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond index: The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond index is a market capitalization-weighted index often used to represent investment grade bonds being traded in United States.
Investments in convertible securities subject the Fund to the risks associated with both fixed-income securities, including credit risk and interest risk, and common stocks. A portion of the Fund’s convertible securities may be rated below investment grade. Exchangeable and synthetic convertible securities may be more volatile and less liquid than traditional convertible securities. In general, stock and other equity security values fluctuate, and sometimes widely fluctuate, in response to activities specific to the company as well as general market, economic and political conditions. Lower rated fixed-income securities are subject to greater risk of loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. The prices of lower rated bonds are likely to be more sensitive to adverse economic changes or individual corporate developments. All fixed-income securities are subject to two types of risk: credit risk and interest rate risk. When the general level of interest rates goes up, the prices of most fixed-income securities go down. When the general level of interest rates goes down, the prices of most fixed income securities go up.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Miller Convertible Bond Fund. This and other important information about the Fund are contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 781-416-4000. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Miller Convertible Bond Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Wellesley Asset Management, Inc. and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC are not affiliated entities.