Thornburg Limited Term U.S. Government Strategy

Annualized Total Returns as of

Limited Term U.S. Government Composite (Net) 0.12% 4.16% 4.16% 2.21% 1.79% 2.08% 2.83% 4.67%
Limited Term U.S. Government Composite (Gross) 0.22% 4.55% 4.55% 2.59% 2.17% 2.52% 3.45% 5.51%
Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate U.S. Government Bond Index 0.01% 5.20% 5.20% 2.57% 1.99% 2.38% 3.16% 5.21%

Annual Return Performance Summary

Net Return Gross Return Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate U.S. Government Bond Index
2019 4.16% 4.55% 5.20%
2018 1.33% 1.71% 1.43%
2017 1.16% 1.53% 1.14%
2016 1.52% 1.90% 1.05%
2015 0.81% 1.20% 1.18%
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*Inception 3/1/1988.

Risk Metrics vs Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate U.S. Government Bond Index as of

3-YR 5-YR 10-YR
Sharpe Ratio 0.68 0.78 1.29
Info Ratio 0.02 0.19 0.14
Tracking Error 0.84 0.95 0.97
R-Squared 93.86 94.00 86.96

The performance data quoted represents past performance; it does not guarantee future results.

Important Information

Investments in the strategy carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Portfolios investing in bonds have the same interest rate, inflation, and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds. The principal value of bonds will fluctuate relative to changes in interest rates, decreasing when interest rates rise. Unlike bonds, bond portfolios have ongoing fees and expenses. Investments in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) may bear additional risk. Carefully consider the strategy’s investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. There is no guarantee that the strategy will meet its investment objectives.

Weight percentages are of the total portfolio unless otherwise noted.

Portfolio characteristics are derived using currently available data from independent research resources that are believed to be accurate. Portfolio attributes can and do vary.

The laddering strategy does not assure or guarantee better performance than a non-laddered portfolio and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.

Portfolios invested in a limited number of holdings may expose an investor to greater volatility.

Neither the payment of, or increase in, dividends is guaranteed.

Portfolio construction will have significant differences from that of a benchmark index in terms of security holdings, industry weightings, asset allocations and number of positions held, all of which may contribute to performance, characteristics and volatility differences. Investors may not make direct investments into any index.

Valuations are computed and reported in U.S. dollars.

Source: Advent/APX, FactSet and Thornburg.

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