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Guggenheim employs a rigorous team-based approach to investing, founded on the principles of behavioral finance, which allows us to make better decisions and express our best ideas in actively managed fixed income portfolios. We believe that our disciplined investment process has resulted in a suite of award winning, actively managed fixed income portfolios.

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Barron’s Best Fund Families of 2020

#1 Taxable Bond Fund Family
#2 Overall Fund Family

Based on total return out of 53 fund families

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Guggenheim Investments

2017 & 2018

Outstanding Achievement in Fixed Income, Asset Manager category


Morningstar Overall Star Ratings and 5-Year Rankings (6.30.2021)

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Total Return Bond Fund
(GIBIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 560 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds.

Top 1st Percentile

Ranked 1 out of 349 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds. Institutional class, as of 6.30.2021

Macro Opportunities Fund
(GIOIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 310 Nontraditional Bond funds.

Top 1st Percentile

Ranked 2 out of 128 Nontraditional Bond funds. Institutional class, as of 6.30.2021

Core Bond Fund1
(GIUSX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 550 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds.

Top 1st Percentile

Ranked 2 out of 379 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds. Institutional class, as of 6.30.2021

High Yield Fund
(SHYIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 630 High Yield Bond funds.

Top 9th Percentile

Ranked 35 out of 393 High Yield Bond funds. Institutional class, as of 6.30.2021

Limited Duration Fund
(GILHX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 524 Short-Term Bond funds.

Top 5th Percentile

Ranked 18 out of 382 Short-Term Bond funds. Institutional class, as of 6.30.2021

Ultra Short Duration
(GIYIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 204 Ultrashort Bond funds.

Top 28th Percentile

Ranked 35 out of 125 Ultrashort Bond funds. Institutional class, as of 6.30.2021

Floating Rate Strategies Fund
(GIFIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 232 Bank Loan funds.

Top 9th Percentile

Ranked 13 out of 139 Bank Loan funds. Institutional class, as of 6.30.2021

Performance displayed represents past performance which is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that when shares are redeemed, they may be worth more or less than original cost. Total returns reflect the reinvestment of all dividends. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For up-to-date fund performance, including performance current to the most recent month-end, click here.

1 Prior to 04.23.2021 the referenced fund was named the Guggenheim Investment Grade Bond Fund.

The WealthManagement.com Executive Forum and Industry Awards recognize the companies and organizations that support financial advisor success. The Asset Managers: Fixed Income subcategory winner is selected based on a new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of fixed income. Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc. Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc. For the 2017 awards, WealthManagement.com received 470 submissions from firms across 72 awards categories. For the 2018 awards, WealthManagement.com received 600 submissions from firms across 67 categories. A panel of judges from the financial services industry selected the finalists and award winners. For more details, visit events.wealthmanagement.com.

In the overall Barron’s Top Fund Families rankings for the period ending 12.31.2020, Guggenheim ranked 2 out of 53 companies over the 1-year period; 18 out of 50 over the 5-year period; 29 out of 44 over the 10-year period; and 4 out of 55 in the World Equity category over the 1-year period, Copyright ©2020 Dow Jones & Company, All Rights Reserved. Barron's Fund Family Rankings are calculated without the impact of expenses such as 12b-1 fees, front-end loads or sales charges, which would reduce returns. Each fund’s performance is measured against all of the other funds in its Lipper category, with a percentile ranking of 100 being the highest and one the lowest. This result is then weighted by asset size, relative to the fund family’s other assets in its general classification. To be included in the ranking, a firm must have at least three funds in the general equity category, one world equity, one mixed equity (such as a balanced or target-date fund), two taxable bond funds, and one national tax-exempt bond fund. Single-sector and country equity funds are factored into the rankings as general equity. All passive index funds are excluded, such as pure index, enhanced index, and index-based, but actively managed ETFs and smart-beta ETFs are included. Finally, the score is multiplied by the weighting of its general classification, as determined by the entire Lipper universe of funds. Please see www.barrons.com for more information about the rankings.

Source: Morningstar

Overall Morningstar Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns and Morningstar Rankings are based on average annual total return. Inception date of 11.30.2011 for GIOIX, GIBIX, and GIFIX; 8.21.2012 (current manager inception) for SHYIX; 1.29.2013 for GIUSX; 12.16.2013 for GILHX; and 3.11.2014 for GIYIX. The Institutional class for each fund was rated, based on its risk-adjusted returns, 3 stars for overall, 3 stars for 3 years, and 3 stars for 5 years among 232, 232, and 209 Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund); 4 stars for overall, 3 stars for 3 years, 3 stars for 5 years, and 4 stars for 10 years among 634, 634, 556, and 361 High Yield funds (High Yield Fund); 5 stars for overall, 4 stars for 3 years, and 5 stars for 5 years among 550, 550, and 478 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Core Bond Fund); 4 stars for overall, 3 stars for 3 years, and 5 stars for 5 years among 524, 524, and 462 Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund); 5 stars for overall, 4 stars for 3 years, and 5 stars for 5 years among 310, 310, and 279 Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund); 5 stars for overall, 4 stars for 3 years, and 5 stars for 5 years among 550, 550, and 478 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund); and 4 stars for overall, 3 stars for 3 years, and 4 stars for 5 years among 204, 204, and 162 Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund). The Institutional Class for the 1-year period was ranked 50 out of 245 (16th percentile) Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 313 out of 683 (42nd percentile) High Yield funds (High Yield Fund), 80 out of 587 (14th percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Core Bond Fund), 157 out of 579 (26th percentile) Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund), 26 out of 351 (11th percentile) Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 75 out of 587 (14th percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 55 out of 234 (20th percentile) Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund). The Institutional Class for the 3-year period was ranked 97 out of 232 (47th percentile) Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 411 out of 634 (63rd percentile) High Yield funds (High Yield Fund), 129 out of 550 (21st percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Core Bond Fund), 207 out of 524 (40th percentile) Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund), 67 out of 310 (24th percentile) Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 119 out of 550 (19th percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 94 out of 204 (52nd percentile) Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund). The Institutional Class for the 5-year period was ranked 100 out of 209 (46th percentile) Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 209 out of 556 (38th percentile) High Yield funds (High Yield Fund), 13 out of 478 (4th percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Core Bond Fund), 34 out of 462 (9th percentile) Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund), 37 out of 310 (12th percentile) Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 9 out of 478 (3rd percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 42 out of 162 (27th percentile) Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund). The Institutional Class for the 10-year period was ranked 92 out of 361 (29th percentile) High Yield funds (High Yield Fund).

Morningstar absolute and percentile ranks are based on average annual total return relative to all funds in the same Morningstar category, which includes both mutual funds and ETFs, and do not include the effect of sales charges. Absolute ranks are assigned in descending order for each fund in the category, with 1 being the top performing fund. Funds with the same performance figure are assigned the same absolute rank. Percentile ranks range from 1 (top 1%) to 100 (least favorable), with no minimum number of funds per category. For example, for a category containing three funds, the ranks would be 1, 50, and 100.

Morningstar Rankings do not include the effect of a fund's sales load, if applicable. Other share classes may have different performance characteristics. Morningstar rankings are based on a fund's average annual total return relative to all funds in the same Morningstar category, which includes both mutual funds and ETFs. Fund performance used within the rankings, reflects certain fee waivers, without which, returns and Morningstar rankings would have been lower. The highest (or most favorable) percentile rank is 1 and the lowest (or least favorable) percentile rank is 100. The top-performing fund in a category will always receive a rank of 1. Multiple share classes of a fund have a common portfolio but impose different expense structures.

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The Funds may not be suitable for all investors. Investments in fixed-income securities are subject to the possibility that interest rates could rise, causing the value of the Funds’ securities and share price to decline. Fixed-income securities with longer durations are subject to more volatility than those with shorter durations. High yield, below investment grade, and unrated debt securities are subject to greater volatility and risk of default than investment grade bonds and may be less liquid. Some asset-backed securities, including mortgage-backed securities and CLOs, may have structures that make their reaction to interest rates and other factors difficult to predict, causing their prices to be volatile; and they are subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, and valuation risks. Loan investments are often below investment grade or unrated and subject to special types of risks, including credit, interest rate, counterparty, and prepayment risk. The Funds’ use of leverage, through borrowings or instruments such as derivatives, may cause the Funds to be more volatile and riskier than if they had not been leveraged. Please see the Funds’ prospectus for more information on these and other risks.



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