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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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Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund

2022 Best Alternative Credit Focus Fund

10-year period among 32 funds

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Morningstar Overall Star Ratings and Since Inception Rankings and Performance (9.30.2022)

Total Return Bond Fund
(GIBIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 569 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds.

Top 2nd Percentile

Ranked 5 out of 341 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds. Institutional class based on total return.

Macro Opportunities Fund
(GIOIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 312 Nontraditional Bond funds.

Top 2nd Percentile

Ranked 3 out of 111 Nontraditional Bond funds. Institutional class based on total return.

Core Bond Fund1
(GIUSX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 401 Intermediate Core Bond funds.

Top 1st Percentile

Ranked 2 out of 273 Intermediate Core Bond funds. Institutional class based on total return.

Floating Rate Strategies Fund
(GIFIX)

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

Top 3rd Percentile

Ranked 5 out of 137 Bank Loan funds. Institutional class based on total return.

High Yield Fund
(SHYIX)

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

Top 6th Percentile

Ranked 21 out of 384 High Yield Bond funds. Institutional class based on total return.

Limited Duration Fund
(GILHX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 550 Short-Term Bond funds.

Top 4th Percentile

Ranked 13 out of 367 Short-Term Bond funds. Institutional class based on total return.

Ultra Short Duration
(GIYIX)

Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 215 Ultrashort Bond funds.

Top 42nd Percentile

Ranked 50 out of 118 Ultrashort Bond funds. Institutional class based on total return.

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.

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are granted annually to the fund in each Lipper classification that achieves the highest score for Consistent Return, a measure of its historical risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers. The Best Alternative Credit Focus Fund 10-year award is granted to the fund in the Alternative Credit Focus category with the highest Lipper Leader score for Consistent Return as of 11.30 of the prior year, among 32 funds for the 10-year period in 2021. Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, ©2022 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used under license.

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Morningstar Ratings and Rankings Information: The Morningstar Rating for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a three-year history and does not include the effect of sales charges. Exchange-traded funds and open-end mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

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.

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; 7.11.2008  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 5 stars for overall, 5 stars for 3 years, and 5 stars for 5 years among 401, 401, and 363 Intermediate Core Bond funds (Core Bond Fund), 4 stars for overall, 4 stars for 3 years, 3 stars for 5 years, and 5 stars for 10 years among 232, 232, 214, and 142 Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 4 stars for overall, 3 stars for 3 years, 3 stars for 5 years, and 5 stars for 10 years among 632, 632, 577, and 400 High Yield funds (High Yield Fund), 4 stars for overall, 5 stars for 3 years, and 4 stars for 5 years among 544, 544, and 481 Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund), 4 stars for overall, 4 stars for 3 years, 3 stars for 5 years, and 5 stars for 10 years among 311, 311, 265, and 126 Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 5 stars for overall, 5 stars for 3 years, 4 stars for 5 years, and 5 stars for 10 years among 568, 568, 508, and 363 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 2 stars for overall, 2 stars for 3 years, and 2 stars for 5 years among 216, 216, and 178 Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund).

The Institutional Class for the 1-year period was ranked 426 out of 445 (96th percentile) Intermediate Core Bond funds (Core Bond Fund), 43 out of 239 (19th percentile) Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 148 out of 680 (26th percentile) High Yield funds (High Yield Fund), 251 out of 582 (44th percentile) Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund), 231 out of 336 (70th percentile) Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 485 out of 610 (83rd percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 184 out of 237 (80th percentile) Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund). The Institutional Class for the 3-year period was ranked 22 out of 401 (6th percentile) Intermediate Core Bond funds (Core Bond Fund), 37 out of 232 (17th percentile) Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 187 out of 632 (36th percentile) High Yield funds (High Yield Fund), 39 out of 544 (10th percentile) Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund), 75 out of 311 (31st percentile) Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 59 out of 568 (10th percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 162 out of 216 (78th percentile) Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund). The Institutional Class for the 5-year period was ranked 23 out of 363 (8th percentile) Intermediate Core Bond funds (Core Bond Fund), 62 out of 214 (32nd percentile) Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 200 out of 577 (40th percentile) High Yield funds (High Yield Fund), 74 out of 481 (19th percentile) Short-Term Bond funds (Limited Duration Fund), 79 out of 265 (39th percentile) Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 63 out of 508 (14th percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 127 out of 178 (75th percentile) Ultrashort Bond funds (Ultra Short Duration Fund). The Institutional Class for the 10-year period was ranked 4 out of 142 (3rd percentile) Bank Loan funds (Floating Rate Strategies Fund), 4 out of 126 (3rd percentile) Nontraditional Bond funds (Macro Opportunities Fund), 4 out of 363 (2nd percentile) Intermediate Core-Plus Bond funds (Total Return Bond Fund), and 27 out of 400 (9th percentile) High Yield Bond funds (High Yield Fund).

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