Investment Objective

The Strategy seeks to provide the highest level of income as is consistent, in the view of Thornburg, with preservation of principal. A secondary objective of the Strategy is to reduce expected fluctuations in the portfolio’s value compared to longer intermediate and long-term portfolios.

There is no guarantee that the Strategy will meet its investment objectives.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Strategy is a laddered portfolio of short/intermediate obligations issued by the U.S. Government, its agencies or instrumentalities that, normally has an average maturity less than five years. Laddering involves building a portfolio of bonds with staggered maturities so that a portion of the portfolio matures each year; cash from maturing bonds is typically invested in bonds with longer maturities at the far end of the ladder.

Portfolio Management

Portfolio managers are supported by the entire Thornburg investment team.

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.

Dividends are not 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. 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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