*As of 12/31/2019. Core Fixed Income ranking based on gross returns for Guggenheim’s Core Fixed Income Master Composite versus 129 competitors in the eVestment Alliance US Core Fixed Income universe. For the last 1-, 3-, 5-, 7- and 10-year periods, Core Fixed Income ranked in the top 4%, 1%, 1%, 1% and 1%, respectively, versus 226, 224, 216, 213 and 201 competitors, respectively. Prior to August 2014, the Core Fixed Income Master Composite was known as the Core Fixed Income Composite. Data taken from eVestment Alliance on 01/22/2020. Core Fixed Income inception date is 1/1/1999.
Core Plus Fixed Income ranking based on gross returns for Guggenheim’s Core Plus Fixed Income Composite versus 89 competitors in the eVestment US Core Plus Fixed Income universe. For the last 1-, 3-, 5-, 7- and 10-year periods, Core Plus Fixed Income ranked in the top 100%, 62%,8%, 2% and 1%, respectively, versus 129, 125, 120, 114 and 106 competitors, respectively. Data taken from eVestment Alliance on 01/22/2020. Core Plus inception date is 8/1/2006.
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