National Municipal Bond Strategy


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National Municipal Bond Strategy

This strategy seeks to generate high current income exempt from federal income tax by investing in a diversified portfolio of municipal bonds with varying maturities. The management team focuses on investment grade tax-exempt municipal bonds, gauging the value of a security by issue type, credit quality, and bond structure. Issuers are selected based on sector (utility, healthcare, transportation, etc.), and the geographic opportunity presented by areas and regions that are experiencing economic stability.

Strategy Risks

Credit & Interest: Debt securities are subject to various risks, the most prominent of which are credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a debt security may fail to make interest and/or principal payments. Values of debt securities may rise or fall in response to changes in interest rates, and this risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.

Municipal Market: Events negatively impacting a municipal security, or the municipal bond market in general, may cause the fund to decrease in value.

Tax Liability: Noncompliant conduct by a municipal bond issuer, or adverse interpretations, could cause interest from a security to become taxable, subjecting shareholders to increased tax liability.

State & AMT Tax: A portion of income may be subject to some state and/or local taxes and, for certain investors, a portion may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax.

Portfolio Team

Tim Heaney
Tim Heaney 

Industry Start Date: 1990

Lisa H. Leonard 

Industry Start Date: 1986

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