High-Yield Bond Fund

Class - C

OVERVIEW

Fund Objective


The Fund seeks to provide a high level of current income, with capital appreciation as a secondary goal.

Sub-Adviser Background


PineBridge Investments LLC (PineBridge) PineBridge is a global asset manager with experience in emerging and developed markets, and investment capabilities in multi-asset, fixed income, equities and alternatives. PineBridge is differentiated by the integration of on-the-ground investment teams of approximately 200 professionals, providing investors with the combined benefits of global fundamental perspectives and analytical insights. PineBridge manages over $80 billion for a global client base that includes institutions, insurance companies, and intermediaries.

Tickers & Cusips


Ticker DCHYX
Cusip 265458505
Share Class C-Shares
Fund Code 202

Fund Information


Dividend Frequency Monthly
Capital Gains Paid December*
Fund Inception 7/1/2005
FISCAL Year-End October
* If applicable

Minimum Investments


For Class C shares, the initial minimum investment amount for regular accounts is $5,000, and for taxdeferred and certain tax efficient accounts (such as Roth IRAs) is $2,000. The minimum subsequent investment is $100. An account fee of $15 annually will be charged for all non-retirement accounts with a balance below $2,500. The account fee will not be charged if the balance falls below $2,500 due solely to depreciation of the investment. The fee is waived if your total investment amount in all Funds combined is $50,000 or more. There is no minimum initial investment for employee benefit plans, mutual fund platform platforms, supermarket programs, associations, and individual retirement accounts. The minimum subsequent investment in the Trust is $100 and there is no minimum subsequent investment for any Fund. The Trust reserves the right at any time to vary the initial and subsequent investment minimums.

PRICE/PERFORMANCE

Price & YTD Total Return (4/18/2024)


Net Asset Value (NAV): NAV Change: NAV Percentage Change:
$8.41 $0.00 0.00 %
Net Asset Value (NAV): $8.41
NAV Change: $0.00
NAV Percentage Change: 0.00 %
YTD Return at NAV:
-0.24 %
YTD Return at NAV: -0.24 %

Performance Inception Date (As of 7/1/2005)


Most recent
month-end (as of 3/31/2024)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Inception
Fund Performance 11.99 % 2.15 % 3.89 % 3.11 % 4.19 %
Average Annual
Total Return (as of 3/31/2024)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Inception
Fund Performance 11.99 % 2.15 % 3.89 % 3.11 % 4.19 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 3/31/2024)
Fund
Performance
1 Yr 11.99 %
3 Yr 2.15 %
5 Yr 3.89 %
10 Yrs 3.11 %
Since Inception 4.19 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 3/31/2024)
Fund
Performance
1 Yr 11.99 %
3 Yr 2.15 %
5 Yr 3.89 %
10 Yrs 3.11 %
Since Inception 4.19 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2024
Expense Ratio: 1.99 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2024
Expense Ratio:
1.99 %
As of 3/31/2024
Annualized 30 Day SEC Yield at NAV: 5.59 %
As of 3/31/2024
Annualized 30 Day SEC Yield at NAV:
5.59 %

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
3/28/2024 $0.04 Dividend
2/29/2024 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2024 $0.01 Dividend
12/27/2023 $0.08 Dividend
11/30/2023 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2023 $0.04 Dividend
9/29/2023 $0.04 Dividend
8/31/2023 $0.04 Dividend
7/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
6/30/2023 $0.04 Dividend
5/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
4/28/2023 $0.05 Dividend
3/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2023 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
12/28/2022 $0.10 Dividend
11/30/2022 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2022 $0.03 Dividend
9/30/2022 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2022 $0.03 Dividend
7/29/2022 $0.03 Dividend
6/30/2022 $0.03 Dividend
5/31/2022 $0.03 Dividend
4/29/2022 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2022 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2022 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2022 $0.02 Dividend
12/29/2021 $0.03 Dividend
11/30/2021 $0.03 Dividend
10/29/2021 $0.02 Dividend
9/30/2021 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2021 $0.02 Dividend
7/30/2021 $0.02 Dividend
6/30/2021 $0.03 Dividend
5/28/2021 $0.02 Dividend
4/30/2021 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2021 $0.03 Dividend
2/26/2021 $0.02 Dividend
1/29/2021 $0.02 Dividend
12/30/2020 $0.03 Dividend
11/30/2020 $0.03 Dividend
10/30/2020 $0.03 Dividend
9/30/2020 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2020 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2020 $0.03 Dividend
6/30/2020 $0.03 Dividend
5/29/2020 $0.03 Dividend
4/30/2020 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2020 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2020 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2020 $0.03 Dividend
12/31/2019 $0.03 Dividend
11/29/2019 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2019 $0.03 Dividend
9/30/2019 $0.03 Dividend
8/30/2019 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2019 $0.03 Dividend
6/28/2019 $0.03 Dividend
5/31/2019 $0.03 Dividend
4/30/2019 $0.03 Dividend
3/29/2019 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2019 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2019 $0.03 Dividend
12/31/2018 $0.05 Dividend
11/30/2018 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2018 $0.03 Dividend
9/28/2018 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2018 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2018 $0.03 Dividend
6/29/2018 $0.03 Dividend
5/31/2018 $0.03 Dividend
4/30/2018 $0.03 Dividend
3/29/2018 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2018 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2018 $0.03 Dividend
12/29/2017 $0.03 Dividend
11/30/2017 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2017 $0.03 Dividend
9/29/2017 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2017 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2017 $0.03 Dividend
6/30/2017 $0.03 Dividend
5/31/2017 $0.03 Dividend
4/28/2017 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2017 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2017 $0.03 Dividend
2/3/2017 $0.01 Dividend
1/31/2017 $0.00 Dividend
12/30/2016 $0.05 Dividend
11/30/2016 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2016 $0.03 Dividend
9/30/2016 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2016 $0.03 Dividend
7/29/2016 $0.03 Dividend
6/30/2016 $0.03 Dividend
5/31/2016 $0.04 Dividend
4/29/2016 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2016 $0.03 Dividend
2/29/2016 $0.03 Dividend
1/29/2016 $0.03 Dividend
12/31/2015 $0.03 Dividend
11/30/2015 $0.03 Dividend
10/30/2015 $0.03 Dividend
9/30/2015 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2015 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2015 $0.04 Dividend
6/30/2015 $0.03 Dividend
5/29/2015 $0.03 Dividend
4/30/2015 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2015 $0.04 Dividend
2/27/2015 $0.03 Dividend
1/30/2015 $0.02 Dividend
12/31/2014 $0.04 Dividend
11/28/2014 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2014 $0.03 Dividend
9/30/2014 $0.04 Dividend
8/29/2014 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2014 $0.03 Dividend
6/30/2014 $0.03 Dividend
5/30/2014 $0.03 Dividend
4/30/2014 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2014 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2014 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2014 $0.03 Dividend
12/31/2013 $0.03 Dividend
11/29/2013 $0.03 Dividend
10/31/2013 $0.03 Dividend
9/30/2013 $0.03 Dividend
8/30/2013 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2013 $0.03 Dividend
6/28/2013 $0.03 Dividend
5/31/2013 $0.03 Dividend
4/30/2013 $0.03 Dividend
3/28/2013 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2013 $0.04 Dividend
1/31/2013 $0.03 Dividend
12/31/2012 $0.04 Dividend
11/30/2012 $0.04 Dividend
10/31/2012 $0.04 Dividend
9/28/2012 $0.03 Dividend
8/31/2012 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2012 $0.03 Dividend
6/29/2012 $0.04 Dividend
5/31/2012 $0.04 Dividend
4/30/2012 $0.04 Dividend
3/30/2012 $0.04 Dividend
2/29/2012 $0.04 Dividend
1/31/2012 $0.04 Dividend
12/30/2011 $0.04 Dividend
11/30/2011 $0.05 Dividend
10/31/2011 $0.04 Dividend
9/30/2011 $0.04 Dividend
8/31/2011 $0.05 Dividend
7/29/2011 $0.05 Dividend
6/30/2011 $0.04 Dividend
5/31/2011 $0.05 Dividend
4/29/2011 $0.04 Dividend
3/31/2011 $0.05 Dividend
2/28/2011 $0.05 Dividend
1/31/2011 $0.05 Dividend
12/31/2010 $0.05 Dividend
11/30/2010 $0.06 Dividend
10/29/2010 $0.05 Dividend
9/30/2010 $0.05 Dividend
8/31/2010 $0.06 Dividend
7/30/2010 $0.05 Dividend
6/30/2010 $0.06 Dividend
5/28/2010 $0.05 Dividend
4/30/2010 $0.05 Dividend
3/31/2010 $0.06 Dividend
2/26/2010 $0.06 Dividend
1/29/2010 $0.05 Dividend
12/31/2009 $0.05 Dividend
11/30/2009 $0.06 Dividend
10/30/2009 $0.06 Dividend
9/30/2009 $0.06 Dividend
8/31/2009 $0.05 Dividend
7/31/2009 $0.05 Dividend
6/30/2009 $0.05 Dividend
5/29/2009 $0.06 Dividend
4/30/2009 $0.04 Dividend
3/31/2009 $0.04 Dividend
2/27/2009 $0.04 Dividend
1/30/2009 $0.04 Dividend
12/31/2008 $0.05 Dividend
11/28/2008 $0.04 Dividend
10/31/2008 $0.04 Dividend
9/30/2008 $0.05 Dividend
8/29/2008 $0.04 Dividend
7/31/2008 $0.05 Dividend
6/30/2008 $0.04 Dividend
5/30/2008 $0.05 Dividend
4/30/2008 $0.05 Dividend
3/31/2008 $0.05 Dividend
2/29/2008 $0.04 Dividend
1/31/2008 $0.05 Dividend
12/31/2007 $0.05 Dividend
11/30/2007 $0.05 Dividend
10/31/2007 $0.05 Dividend
9/28/2007 $0.04 Dividend
8/31/2007 $0.05 Dividend
7/31/2007 $0.04 Dividend
6/29/2007 $0.04 Dividend
5/31/2007 $0.04 Dividend
4/30/2007 $0.05 Dividend
3/30/2007 $0.05 Dividend
2/28/2007 $0.05 Dividend
1/31/2007 $0.05 Dividend
12/29/2006 $0.04 Dividend
11/30/2006 $0.05 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 3/28/2024)


Security % of Net Assets
CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. 5.63% 3/27 0.77 %
CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. 5.63% 3/27 0.77 %
C&S Group Enterprises LLC 5.00% 12/28 0.54 %
C&S Group Enterprises LLC 5.00% 12/28 0.54 %
Hi-Crush 0.52 %
Hi-Crush 0.52 %
Altice France S.A. 5.50% 10/29 0.51 %
Altice France S.A. 5.50% 10/29 0.51 %
ITT Holdings LLC 6.50% 8/29 0.51 %
ITT Holdings LLC 6.50% 8/29 0.51 %

Credit Quality Allocation (As of 3/28/2024)


B2 (17.16%)
B3 (16.45%)
B1 (15.19%)
Ba3 (14.86%)
Ba2 (11.21%)
Caa1 (6.48%)
Ba1 (4.86%)
Caa2 (4.85%)
Cash (3.71%)
Baa3 (2.7%)
NR (2.36%)
Ca (0.17%)

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.

Lower-Rated Securities Risk - Securities rated below investment-grade, sometimes called "high-yield" or "junk" bonds, are speculative investments that generally have more credit risk than higher-rated securities. Companies issuing high-yield fixed-income securities are not as strong financially as those issuing securities with higher credit ratings and are more likely to encounter financial difficulties. Lower rated issuers are more likely to default and their securities could become worthless.

Credit Risk - Issuers of debt securities may suffer from a reduced ability to repay their interest and principal obligations. They may even default on interest and/or principal payments due to the Fund. An increase in credit risk or a default will cause the value of Fund debt securities to decline. Issuers with lower credit quality are more susceptible to economic or industry downturns and are more likely to default.

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.

Call or Redemption Risk - If interest rates decline, issuers of debt securities may exercise redemption or call provisions. This may force the Fund to reinvest redemption or call proceeds in securities with lower yields, which may reduce Fund performance.

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.

Private Placement Risk - Privately issued securities, including those which may be sold only in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, are restricted securities that are not registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, the liquidity of the market for specific privately issued securities may vary. Delay or difficulty in selling such securities may result in a loss to the Fund. Privately issued securities that the Sub-Adviser determines to be “illiquid” are subject to the Fund’s policy of not investing more than 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities.

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.

Liquidity Risk - Some securities may have few market-makers and low trading volume, which tend to increase transaction costs and may make it impossible for the Fund to dispose of a security position at all or at a price which represents current or fair market value.

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.

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.