U.S. Enhanced Market Fund

Class - N

OVERVIEW

Fund Objective


The Fund seeks to maximize long-term capital appreciation.

Sub-Adviser Background


PGIM Quantitative Solutions LLC (“PQS”), 655 Broad Street, 16th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102. PQS is a registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of PGIM, Inc. (“PGIM”), the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential”), a publicly traded company (NYSE: PRU). PQS began managing multi-asset portfolios for institutional investors in 1975. PQS uses a team-based portfolio management approach.

Tickers & Cusips


Ticker DNSPX
Cusip 265458349
Share Class N-Shares
Fund Code 120

Fund Information


Dividend Frequency Annual*
Capital Gains Paid December*
Fund Inception 5/1/2023
FISCAL Year-End October
* If applicable

Minimum Investments


There is no minimum initial investment on a per Fund basis for Class N shares. However, the minimum initial investment in Class N shares of the Dunham Funds, on an aggregate basis, is $100,000 for taxable accounts and $50,000 for tax-deferred accounts ("MIN"). The MIN can be waived if the investor has, in the opinion of the Adviser, adequate intent and availability of assets to reach a future level of investment among the Funds that is equal to or greater than the MIN. The MIN can also be waived by the Adviser for shareholders investing through a wrap program or similar arrangement. There is no minimum subsequent investment amount for Class N shares. If a Class N shareholder's investment in the Dunham Funds falls below the MIN for reasons other than depreciation of the investment, the investor may receive a notice from the Adviser and will be given a reasonable amount of time to cure the deficiency. If the deficiency is not cured within such time, the Adviser reserves the right to convert the account to Class A shares (on a load waived basis) or take other appropriate measures.

PRICE/PERFORMANCE

Price & YTD Total Return (2/22/2024)


Net Asset Value (NAV): NAV Change: NAV Percentage Change:
$16.87 $0.37 2.24 %
Net Asset Value (NAV): $16.87
NAV Change: $0.37
NAV Percentage Change: 2.24 %
YTD Return at NAV:
6.98 %
YTD Return at NAV: 6.98 %

Fund incepted on May 1, 2023
Therefore, only performance since inception is currently available.

Performance Inception Date (As of 5/1/2023)


Most recent
month-end (as of 1/31/2024)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Inception
Fund Performance 15.52 %
Average Annual
Total Return (as of 12/31/2023)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Inception
Fund Performance 13.94 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 1/31/2024)
Fund
Performance
1 Yr
3 Yr
5 Yr
10 Yrs
Since Inception 15.52 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 12/31/2023)
Fund
Performance
1 Yr
3 Yr
5 Yr
10 Yrs
Since Inception 13.94 %
Per prospectus dated 5/1/2023
Expense Ratio: 1.57 %
Per prospectus dated 5/1/2023
Expense Ratio:
1.57 %

Prices and returns quoted represent past results and are no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Distribution


Date $/Share Type
12/27/2023 $0.18 Dividend

Year-End Distribution


Mutual funds typically distribute taxable capital gains to shareholders each December. Click below to view the year-end distribution factors (per share) for the Dunham Funds.

HOLDINGS

Top 10 Holdings (As of 1/31/2024)


Security % of Net Assets
CBOT 2 Year US Treasury Note Future 03/28/2024 25.78 %
CBOT 5 Year US Treasury Note 03/28/2024 17.70 %
S&P 500 INDEX SPXW US 05/17/28 C4150 Flex Option 15.83 %
United States Treasury Bill 0% Due 02/27/2024 13.60 %
United States Treasury Bill 0% Due 02/08/2024 8.35 %
United States Treasury Note 1.25% Due 09/30/2028 7.92 %
CME E-Mini Standard & Poor's 500 Index Future 03/15/2024 3.94 %
S&P 500 INDEX SPXW US 02/28/2029 C4510 Flex Option 3.66 %
Fidelity Money Market Government Portfolio Class I Institutional Class 2.86 %
CBOT 10 Year US Treasury Note 03/19/2024 0.31 %
US DOLLAR FUTURE 0.06 %

Fund Sector Allocation (As of 1/31/2024)


Treasury Notes/Bonds (Futures) (43.79%)
T-Bills (21.95%)
Call Option (19.49%)
Treasury Bonds (7.92%)
Equity Index (Future) (3.94%)
Cash (2.91%)

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses of the Dunham Funds carefully before investing. This and other important information is contained in the Dunham Funds’ summary prospectus and/or prospectus, which may be obtained by contacting your financial advisor, or by calling toll free (800) 442‐4358. Please read prospectus materials carefully before investing or sending money. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Dunham Funds are distributed by Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser and Broker/Dealer. Member FINRA / SIPC.

Returns for Class A Shares include the maximum sales charge (5.75% for equity funds and 4.50% for fixed income funds). Net Asset Value (NAV) returns exclude these charges, which would have reduced returns.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

Stock Market Risk - Stock markets can be volatile. In other words, the prices of stocks can fall rapidly in response to developments affecting a specific company or industry, or to changing economic, political or market conditions. The Fund’s investments may decline in value if the stock markets perform poorly. There is also a risk that the Fund’s investments will underperform either the securities markets generally or particular segments of the securities markets.

Asset Allocation Risk - In allocating the Fund’s assets, the Sub-Adviser may favor markets or asset classes that perform poorly relative to other markets and asset classes. The Sub-Adviser’s investment analysis, its selection of investments, and its assessment of the risk/return potential of asset classes and markets may not produce the intended results and/or can lead to an investment focus that results in the Fund underperforming other funds with similar investment strategies and/or underperforming the markets in which the Fund invests.

Tactical Asset Allocation Risk - Tactical asset allocation is an investment strategy that actively adjusts a portfolio’s asset allocation. The Fund’s tactical asset management discipline may not work as intended. The Fund may not achieve its objective and may not perform as well as other funds using other asset management styles, including those based on fundamental analysis (a method of evaluating a security that entails attempting to measure its intrinsic value by examining related economic, financial and other factors) or strategic asset allocation (a strategy that involves periodically rebalancing the portfolio in order to maintain a long-term goal for asset allocation). The Sub-Adviser’s evaluations and assumptions in selecting investments may be incorrect in view of actual market conditions, and may result in owning securities that underperform other securities.

Derivaties Risk - Derivatives or other similar instruments (referred to collectively as “derivatives”), such as futures, p forwards, options, swaps, structured securities and other instruments, are financial contracts whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may involve costs and risks that are different from, or possibly greater than, the costs and risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. Derivatives prices can be volatile, may correlate imperfectly with price of the applicable underlying asset, reference rate or index and may move in unexpected ways, especially in unusual market conditions, such as markets with high volatility or large market declines. Some derivatives are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates. Further, losses could result if the counterparty to a transaction does not perform as promised. Derivatives that involve a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed may be considered to be “leveraged,” which can magnify or otherwise increase investment losses. In addition, the use of derivatives for non-hedging purposes (that is, to seek to increase total return) is considered a speculative practice and may present an even greater risk of loss than when used for hedging purposes. Derivatives are also subject to operational and legal risks.
The performance of a derivative generally largely depends on the performance of its underlying asset, reference rate or index. If using derivative instruments is unsuccessful, performance may be worse than if no derivatives were used. When used for hedging purposes, there is a risk, especially under extreme market conditions, that a derivative may provide no such hedging benefit. Additionally, there is no guarantee that a liquid secondary market will exist for a derivative position or that a derivative position will be able to be terminated, particularly with respect to “over-the-counter” instruments (investments not traded on an exchange). If the Fund is unable to close out a position on an options or futures contract, for example, the Fund would remain subject to the risk of adverse price movements until the Fund is able to close out the position. Changes in the value of a derivative or other similar instrument may also create margin delivery or settlement payment obligations for the Fund. Furthermore, counterparties to over-the-counter derivative contracts present the same types of credit risk as issuers of fixed income securities, including bankruptcy or insolvency. Options and futures contracts are also subject to the creditworthiness of clearing organizations and exchanges; futures in particular are subject to the credit risk of futures commission merchants. Derivatives can also be difficult to value, especially in declining markets.
Swap agreements may include equity, interest rate, index, total return, commodity, currency and credit default swaps. Swap agreements typically are contracts with a brokerage firm or other institutional buyer in which the parties agree to exchange the returns (or differentials in rates of return) earned or realized on a particular set dollar or currency value of predetermined investments or instruments. Currently, some, but not all, swap transactions are subject to central clearing. Non-cleared swap agreements, including credit default swaps, involve greater risks than cleared swaps, including illiquidity risk and counterparty risk. Certain non-cleared swaps are subject to margin requirements that mandate the posting and collection of minimum margin amounts, which is intended to reduce some of the risks associated with these instruments. Eventually many swaps will be centrally cleared and exchange-traded. Although central clearing is expected to decrease counterparty risk because it interposes the central clearinghouse as the counterparty in bi-laterally negotiated contracts, central clearing will not make swap transactions risk-free.
Changes in regulation relating to a mutual fund’s use of derivatives and related instruments could potentially limit or impact the Fund’s ability to invest in derivatives, limit the Fund’s ability to employ certain strategies that use derivatives, and adversely affect the value or performance or derivatives and the Fund.

FLEX Options Risk - The Fund may experience substantial downside from specific FLEX Option positions, and certain FLEX Option positions may expire worthless. In addition, the FLEX Options are subject to the following risks: Valuation Risk – The value of the FLEX Options will be affected by, among others, changes in the value of the Index, changes in interest rates, changes in the actual and implied volatility of the Index and the remaining time until the FLEX Options expire. The value of the FLEX Options does not increase or decrease at the same rate as the level of the Index (although they generally move in the same direction). Liquidity Risk – In the event that trading in the FLEX Options is limited or absent, the value of the Fund’s FLEX Options may decrease. There is no guarantee that a liquid secondary trading market will exist for the FLEX Options. Counterparty Risk – Counterparty risk is the risk an issuer, guarantor or counterparty of a security in the Fund is unable or unwilling to meet its obligation on the security. The Fund will utilize FLEX Options issued and guaranteed for settlement by the Options Clearing Corporation (the “OCC”). Although guaranteed for settlement by the OCC, FLEX Options are still subject to counterparty risk with the OCC and may be less liquid than more traditional standardized exchange-traded options. Correlation Risk – The FLEX Options held by the Fund will be exercisable at the strike price only on their expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the value of the FLEX Options will be determined based upon market quotations or using other recognized pricing methods, consistent with the Fund’s valuation policy. Because a component of the FLEX Option’s value will be affected by, among other things, changes in the value of the Index, changes in interest rates, changes in the actual and implied volatility of the Index and the remaining time until the FLEX Options expire, the value of the Fund’s FLEX Options positions is not anticipated to increase or decrease at the same rate as the Index, and it is possible they may move in different directions, and as a result, the Fund’s NAV may not increase or decrease at the same rate as the Index. Similarly, the components of the option’s value are anticipated to impact the effect of the Buffer on the Fund’s NAV, which may not be in full effect prior to the end of the Outcome Period. The Fund’s strategy is designed to produce the Outcomes upon the expiration of the FLEX Options on the last business day of the Outcome Period, and it should not be expected that the Outcomes will be provided at any point other than the end of the Outcome Period.

Upside Participation Risk/Downside Loss Risk - There can be no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in its strategy to provide shareholders with a total return that matches the increase of the underlying index over a given period. In the event an investor purchases shares of the Fund after securities transactions were entered into or does not stay invested in the Fund for the long term or a full-market cycle, the returns realized by the investor may not match those that the Fund seeks to achieve. In addition, there can be no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in its strategy to provide protection against underlying index losses. The Fund’s strategy seeks to deliver returns that participate in the returns of the underlying index while limiting downside losses, if shares are held over long periods of time. The Fund does not provide principal protection or non-principal protection, and an investor may experience significant losses on its investment, including the loss of its entire investment.

Options Risk - The Fund may use options to enhance return and or mitigate risk. However, options can fall rapidly in response to developments in specific companies or industries and the Fund’s investments may be negatively impacted by unexpected market conditions.

Changing Fixed Income Market Conditions Risk - During periods of sustained rising rates, fixed income risks will be amplified. If the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (“FOMC”) raises the federal funds interest rate target, interest rates across the U.S. financial system may rise. Rising rates tend to decrease liquidity, increase trading costs, and increase volatility, all of which make portfolio management more difficult and costly to the Fund and its shareholders.

Interest Rate Risk - In general, the price of a debt security falls when interest rates rise. Debt securities have varying levels of sensitivity to changes in interest rates. Securities with longer maturities may be more sensitive to interest rate changes.

Leveraging Risk - Using derivatives can create leverage, which can magnify the Fund's potential for gain or loss and, therefore, amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund's share price.

Non-Diversification Risk - A Fund that is a non-diversified investment company means that more of the Fund’s assets may be invested in the securities of a single issuer than a diversified investment company. This may make the value of the Fund’s shares more susceptible to certain risk than shares of a diversified investment company. As a non-diversified fund, the Fund has a greater potential to realize losses upon the occurrence of adverse events affecting a particular issuer.

Management Risk - The Fund is subject to management risk because it is an actively managed investment portfolio. The Sub-Adviser will apply its investment techniques and risk analyses in making investment decisions for the Fund, but there is no guarantee that its decisions will produce the intended result. The successful use of hedging and risk management techniques may be adversely affected by imperfect correlation between movements in the price of the hedging vehicles and the securities being hedged.

Limited History of Operations Risk - The Fund is a new mutual fund and has a limited history of operations for investors to evaluate.

Portfolio Turnover Risk - A higher portfolio turnover will result in higher transactional and brokerage costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account.

U.S. Government Securities Risk - The risk that U.S. Government securities in the Fund’s portfolio will be subject to price fluctuations, or that an agency or instrumentality will default on an obligation not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.

Natural Disaster / Endemic Risk - Natural or environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other severe weather-related phenomena generally, and widespread disease and illness, including pandemics and epidemics (such as the novel coronavirus), have been and can be highly disruptive to economies and markets.

Securities Lending Risk - The risk of securities lending is that the financial institution that borrows securities from the Fund could go bankrupt or otherwise default on its commitment under the securities lending agreement and the Fund might not be able to recover the loaned securities or their value.