Long/Short Credit Fund

Class - A

OVERVIEW

Fund Objective


The investment objective of the Fund is to maximize total return under varying market conditions through both current income and capital appreciation.

Sub-Adviser Background


MetLife Investment Management, LLC ("MetLife") is located at 1717 Arch Street, Suite 1500, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. MetLife is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the "Advisers Act"). As of December 31, 2019, MetLife had approximately $600 billion in assets under management.

Tickers & Cusips


Ticker DAAIX
Cusip 265458703
Share Class A-Shares
Fund Code 304

Fund Information


Dividend Frequency Monthly
Capital Gains Paid December*
Fund Inception 1/3/2007
FISCAL Year-End October
* If applicable

Minimum Investments


For Class A shares, the initial minimum investment amount for regular accounts is $5,000, and for tax-deferred accounts 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 will be waived if you have multiple accounts and your total investment amount is $50,000 or more.

The minimum can also be waived by the Adviser for shareholders investing through a wrap program or similar arrangement.

PRICE/PERFORMANCE

Price & YTD Total Return (9/28/2023)


Net Asset Value (NAV): NAV Change: NAV Percentage Change:
$8.82 $0.00 0.00 %
Net Asset Value (NAV): $8.82
NAV Change: $0.00
NAV Percentage Change: 0.00 %
YTD Return at NAV:
0.55 %
YTD Return at NAV: 0.55 %

Performance Inception Date (As of 1/3/2007)


Most recent
month-end (as of 8/31/2023)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Inception
Fund Performance -0.01 % 0.86 % 2.22 % 3.90 % 4.21 %
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
-5.75 % -1.12 % 1.02 % 3.29 % 3.85 %
Average Annual
Total Return (as of 6/30/2023)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Inception
Fund Performance -0.74 % 0.78 % 2.05 % 4.09 % 4.17 %
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
-6.45 % -1.18 % 0.84 % 3.47 % 3.80 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 8/31/2023)
Fund
Performance
1 Yr -0.01 %
3 Yr 0.86 %
5 Yr 2.22 %
10 Yrs 3.90 %
Since Inception 4.21 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 8/31/2023)
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
1 Yr -5.75 %
3 Yr -1.12 %
5 Yr 1.02 %
10 Yrs 3.29 %
Since Inception 3.85 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 6/30/2023)
Fund
Performance
1 Yr -0.74 %
3 Yr 0.78 %
5 Yr 2.05 %
10 Yrs 4.09 %
Since Inception 4.17 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 6/30/2023)
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
1 Yr -6.45 %
3 Yr -1.18 %
5 Yr 0.84 %
10 Yrs 3.47 %
Since Inception 3.80 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2023
Expense Ratio: 1.24 %
Maximum Front-End Load: 5.75 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2023
Expense Ratio:
1.24 %
Maximum Front-End Load:
5.75 %
As of 8/31/2023
Annualized 30 Day SEC Yield at NAV: 3.41 %
As of 8/31/2023
Annualized 30 Day SEC Yield at NAV:
3.41 %

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
8/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
7/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
6/30/2023 $0.03 Dividend
5/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
4/28/2023 $0.03 Dividend
3/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
2/28/2023 $0.03 Dividend
1/31/2023 $0.03 Dividend
12/28/2022 $0.02 Dividend
12/28/2022 $0.01 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/28/2022 $0.08 Long-Term Capital Gain
11/30/2022 $0.02 Dividend
10/31/2022 $0.02 Dividend
9/30/2022 $0.02 Dividend
8/31/2022 $0.02 Dividend
7/29/2022 $0.02 Dividend
6/30/2022 $0.02 Dividend
5/31/2022 $0.01 Dividend
4/29/2022 $0.01 Dividend
3/31/2022 $0.02 Dividend
2/28/2022 $0.01 Dividend
1/31/2022 $0.01 Dividend
12/29/2021 $0.13 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2021 $0.04 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2021 $0.02 Dividend
11/30/2021 $0.01 Dividend
10/29/2021 $0.01 Dividend
9/30/2021 $0.01 Dividend
8/31/2021 $0.00 Dividend
7/30/2021 $0.01 Dividend
6/30/2021 $0.00 Dividend
5/28/2021 $0.01 Dividend
4/30/2021 $0.00 Dividend
3/31/2021 $0.00 Dividend
2/26/2021 $0.00 Dividend
1/29/2021 $0.00 Dividend
12/30/2020 $0.00 Dividend
12/30/2020 $0.16 Short-Term Capital Gain
11/30/2020 $0.00 Dividend
10/30/2020 $0.00 Dividend
9/30/2020 $0.01 Dividend
8/31/2020 $0.01 Dividend
7/31/2020 $0.01 Dividend
6/30/2020 $0.01 Dividend
5/29/2020 $0.02 Dividend
4/30/2020 $0.02 Dividend
3/31/2020 $0.01 Dividend
2/28/2020 $0.01 Dividend
1/31/2020 $0.01 Dividend
12/31/2019 $0.02 Dividend
12/27/2019 $0.05 Short-Term Capital Gain
10/31/2019 $0.01 Dividend
9/30/2019 $0.01 Dividend
8/30/2019 $0.02 Dividend
7/31/2019 $0.02 Dividend
6/28/2019 $0.02 Dividend
5/31/2019 $0.02 Dividend
4/30/2019 $0.02 Dividend
3/29/2019 $0.02 Dividend
2/28/2019 $0.01 Dividend
1/31/2019 $0.02 Dividend
12/31/2018 $0.10 Dividend
11/30/2018 $0.01 Dividend
10/31/2018 $0.01 Dividend
9/28/2018 $0.01 Dividend
8/31/2018 $0.01 Dividend
7/31/2018 $0.01 Dividend
12/27/2017 $0.16 Dividend
12/28/2016 $0.23 Dividend
12/29/2015 $0.18 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2015 $0.00 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2015 $0.33 Dividend
12/29/2014 $0.18 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2014 $1.54 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2014 $0.14 Dividend
12/27/2012 $0.22 Dividend
12/28/2011 $0.09 Dividend
12/28/2010 $0.23 Dividend
12/29/2009 $0.11 Dividend
12/29/2008 $0.05 Dividend
12/27/2007 $0.85 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/27/2007 $0.08 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 8/31/2023)


Security % of Net Assets
United States Treasury Bill 0% Due 10/26/2023 0.00% 10/23 11.35 %
United States Treasury Bill 0% Due 12/14/2023 0.00% 12/23 10.57 %
United States Treasury Bill 0% Due 11/16/2023 0.00% 11/23 9.37 %
BPCE S.A. 5.975% Fixed until 01/18/2026 Due 01/18/2027 5.98% 1/27 3.75 %
United States Treasury Note 3.875% Due 08/15/2033 3.88% 8/33 3.23 %
AerCap Ireland Capital DAC / AerCap Global Aviation Trust 1.15% 10/23 2.65 %
Wells Fargo & Company 6.07% 1/27 2.52 %
Synchrony Bank 5.4% Due 08/22/2025 5.40% 8/25 2.38 %
United States Treasury Note 3.625% Due 05/15/2053 3.63% 5/53 2.32 %
Vistra Operations Company LLC 4.88% 5/24 2.25 %

Fund Sector Allocation (As of 8/31/2023)


Corporate Bonds (33.52%)
T-Bills (31.29%)
Foreign Bonds (22.32%)
Treasury Bonds (8.92%)
Cash (3.58%)
Telecommunication Services (1.13%)
Currency Contracts (0.01%)
Total Return Swaps (-0.12%)
Treasury Notes/Bonds (Futures) (-0.16%)
Credit Default Swaps (-0.49%)

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.

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.

Derivatives Risk - Derivatives or other similar instruments (referred to collectively as “derivatives”), such as futures, 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. Other risks include liquidity risk which refers to the potential inability to terminate or sell derivative positions and for derivatives to create margin delivery or settlement payment obligations for the Fund. 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.

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.

Event Risk - Event risk is the risk that corporate issuers may undergo restructurings, such as mergers, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, or similar events financed by increased debt. As a result of the added debt, the credit quality and market value of a company’s bonds and/or other debt securities may decline significantly.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Services Sector Risk - The profitability of many types of financial services companies may be adversely affected in certain market cycles. For example, periods of rising interest rates may restrict the availability and increase the cost of capital for these companies. Moreover, when interest rates rise, the value of securities issued by many types of financial services companies generally falls. Declining economic conditions may cause credit losses due to financial difficulties of borrowers. In addition, financial services companies often are regulated by governmental entities, which can increase costs for new services or products and make it difficult to pass increased costs on to consumers. In certain areas, deregulation of financial services companies has resulted in increased competition and reduced profitability.

Money Market/Short-Term Securities Risk - To the extent the Fund holds cash or invests in money market or short-term securities, the Fund may be less likely to achieve its investment objective. In addition, it is possible that the Fund’s investments in these instruments could lose money.

Corporate Loans Risk - Commercial banks and other financial institutions or institutional investors make corporate loans to companies that need capital to grow or restructure. Borrowers generally pay interest on corporate loans at rates that change in response to changes in market interest rates such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or the prime rates of U.S. banks. As a result, the value of corporate loan investments is generally less exposed to the adverse effects of shifts in market interest rates than investments that pay a fixed rate of interest. The market for corporate loans may be subject to irregular trading activity and wide bid/ask spreads. In addition, transactions in corporate loans may settle on a delayed basis. As a result, the proceeds from the sale of corporate loans may not be readily available to make additional investments or to meet the Fund’s redemption obligations.

Long-Term Maturities/Durations Risk - The risk of greater price fluctuations than would be associated with securities having shorter maturities or durations.

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.

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.

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.

Senior Bank Loans Risk - Senior loans are subject to the risk that a court could subordinate a senior loan, which typically holds the most senior position in the issuer’s capital structure, to presently existing or future indebtedness or take other action detrimental to the holders of senior loans. Senior loans settle on a delayed basis, potentially leading to the sale proceeds of such loans not being available to meet redemptions for a substantial period of time after the sale of the senior loans. The market prices of floating rate loans are generally less sensitive to interest rate changes than are the market prices for securities with fixed interest rates. Certain senior loans may not be considered “securities,” and purchasers, such as the Fund, therefore, may not be entitled to rely on the protections of federal securities laws, including anti-fraud provisions.

Emerging Markets Risk - Emerging market countries may have relatively unstable governments, weaker economies, and less-developed legal systems which do not protect securities holders. Emerging market economies may be based on only a few industries and security issuers may be more susceptible to economic weakness and more likely to default. Emerging market securities also tend to be less liquid.

Foreign Investing Risk - Investments in foreign countries are subject to currency risk and country-specific risks such as political, diplomatic, regional conflicts, terrorism, war, social and economic instability, and policies that have the effect of decreasing the value of foreign securities. Foreign countries may be subject to different trading settlement practices, less government supervision, less publicly available information, limited trading markets and greater volatility than U.S. investments.

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.

Short Selling Risk - If the price of the security sold short increases between the time of the short sale and the time the Fund covers its short position, the Fund will incur a loss. Also, the Fund is required to deposit collateral in connection with such short sales and may have to pay a fee to borrow particular securities and will often be obligated to pay over any dividends and accrued interest on borrowed securities. These aspects of short selling increase the costs to the Fund and will reduce its rate of return. Additionally, the successful use of short selling may be adversely affected by imperfect correlation between movements in the price of the security sold short 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.