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Allspring High Yield Bond Fund

mutual fund
EKHCX
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$3.0 +0.0 +0.0%
primary theme
High Yield Bond
EKHCX (Mutual Fund)

Allspring High Yield Bond Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$3.0 +0.0 +0.0%
primary theme
High Yield Bond
EKHCX (Mutual Fund)

Allspring High Yield Bond Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$3.0 +0.0 +0.0%
primary theme
High Yield Bond

Name

As of 06/14/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$3.00

$290 M

0.19%

$0.01

1.77%

Vitals

YTD Return

2.2%

1 yr return

8.3%

3 Yr Avg Return

0.3%

5 Yr Avg Return

2.3%

Net Assets

$290 M

Holdings in Top 10

15.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$3.0
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.77%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load 1.00%

TRADING FEES

Turnover 49.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000

IRA

$250


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/14/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$3.00

$290 M

0.19%

$0.01

1.77%

EKHCX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.57%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Allspring High Yield Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Allspring Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jan 21, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Chris Lee

Fund Description

Under normal circumstances, we invest:
at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets in debt securities that are below-investment grade; and
up to 10% of the Fund’s total assets in equity securities, including common and preferred stocks.
We invest principally in below investment-grade debt securities (often called “high yield” securities or “junk bonds”) of corporate issuers. These include traditional corporate bonds as well as convertible bonds. These securities may have fixed, floating or variable rates. We may invest in below investment-grade debt securities of any credit quality. The average credit quality of the Fund’s portfolio is expected to be equivalent to B or higher based on the credit ratings assigned to underlying securities by Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, from other Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organizations, or our credit quality assessment of the underlying securities. We expect the Fund’s average effective duration to generally be within 1.0 year of the benchmark’s duration. We may also use futures for duration and yield curve management. We may invest up to 15% of the Fund’s total assets in leveraged loans. We may invest up to 10% of the Fund’s total assets in equity securities, including common and preferred stocks. The criteria and investment process used to select equity securities is substantially similar to those used to select non-investment grade debt securities. We seek out companies that we believe have strong fundamental and valuation attributes, including companies that reorganized and emerged or are expected to emerge from bankruptcy. We may invest in equity securities of companies of any size.
Securities in the Fund’s portfolio may be issued by domestic or foreign issuers (including foreign governments), and may include securities of emerging markets issuers. The Fund may invest up to 10% of the Fund’s total assets in foreign currency-denominated fixed income securities issued by foreign or domestic issuers.
We use security selection, comprehensive research and tactical portfolio management to capitalize on opportunities in rapidly evolving credit markets. Our investment process features tactical levers, including security selection, sector reviews, our proprietary RADS calibration tool, and macro insights, and a 6-month horizon to seize market opportunities, identify relative value, and construct a diversified portfolio. As part of our investment process, an assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are deemed to have material business and/or financial risk may be considered alongside other relevant factors, which may include but are not limited to financial data and metrics, pricing information, issue characteristics and issue structure. The ESG factors utilized in the fund’s investment process may change over time, some factors may not be relevant with respect to all issuers and may or may not be determinative in the security selection process. Our credit standards checklist, ESG assessment, and timely recommendations are integral to our underwriting and generating best ideas. We regularly review sectors to assess industry fundamentals and relative valuation to generate sector thesis and targeted sector weights. Our proprietary RADS Calibration tool divides the high yield market into quadrants based on spread and duration, and helps us connect investment ideas to tactical levers, and to ensure individual investments contribute to key portfolio objectives. We develop investment themes harnessing macro and fundamental insights developed from across the Allspring Fixed Income Platform. We employ a 6-month horizon to identify bonds with spread tightening catalysts and anticipate market inflection points. We seek diversified sources of alpha and to capitalize on mispriced risk in the leverage finance markets.
We regularly review the investments of the portfolio and may sell a portfolio holding when it has achieved its valuation target, there is deterioration in the underlying fundamentals of the business, or we have identified a more attractive investment opportunity.
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EKHCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EKHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.2% -6.4% 8.2% 76.30%
1 Yr 8.3% -5.6% 19.2% 80.51%
3 Yr 0.3%* -16.1% 20.1% 83.33%
5 Yr 2.3%* -11.6% 37.1% 87.11%
10 Yr 2.6%* -5.2% 19.5% 76.58%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EKHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 4.5% -4.7% 14.3% 68.94%
2022 -15.8% -33.4% 3.6% 55.04%
2021 -0.6% -8.4% 8.2% 72.33%
2020 1.8% -13.2% 302.7% 16.81%
2019 10.5% -4.4% 13.3% 6.35%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EKHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.2% -6.4% 8.2% 76.30%
1 Yr 8.3% -5.6% 19.2% 80.51%
3 Yr 0.3%* -16.1% 20.1% 83.33%
5 Yr 2.3%* -11.6% 37.1% 87.11%
10 Yr 2.6%* -5.2% 19.5% 76.58%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EKHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 11.0% -4.7% 18.7% 74.48%
2022 -12.0% -33.4% 47.8% 77.12%
2021 2.1% -8.4% 12.4% 92.33%
2020 5.2% -9.6% 325.6% 56.95%
2019 14.7% -3.8% 19.4% 29.10%

NAV & Total Return History


EKHCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

EKHCX Category Low Category High EKHCX % Rank
Net Assets 290 M 1.45 M 23.6 B 67.46%
Number of Holdings 236 2 2888 70.48%
Net Assets in Top 10 44.8 M -492 M 5.26 B 68.25%
Weighting of Top 10 15.45% 4.2% 164.1% 40.63%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. ALLSPRING GOVERNMENT MONEY MAR 5.07%
  2. GEO Group Inc/The 2022 Tranche 1 Term Loan 1.50%
  3. CoreCivic Inc 1.26%
  4. Match Group Holdings II LLC 1.20%
  5. CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp 1.13%
  6. CCM Merger Inc 1.11%
  7. GIP III Stetson I LP 2023 Term Loan B 1.08%
  8. Iron Mountain Inc 1.03%
  9. Sirius XM Radio Inc 1.03%
  10. Pattern Energy Operations LP / Pattern Energy Operations Inc 1.03%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High EKHCX % Rank
Bonds
95.39% -0.88% 154.38% 49.13%
Cash
5.07% -52.00% 48.07% 31.59%
Convertible Bonds
0.22% 0.00% 17.89% 88.73%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 99.58% 75.51%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 7.88% 44.60%
Other
0.00% -63.70% 100.29% 47.30%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EKHCX % Rank
Corporate
94.24% 0.00% 100.00% 54.05%
Cash & Equivalents
5.07% 0.00% 48.07% 30.16%
Securitized
0.81% 0.00% 97.24% 25.76%
Derivative
0.00% -14.70% 42.26% 37.14%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.17% 11.29%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 99.07% 37.52%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EKHCX % Rank
US
95.39% -0.88% 129.21% 37.30%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 98.19% 46.35%

EKHCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

EKHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.77% 0.02% 38.33% 14.10%
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 1.84% 42.41%
12b-1 Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.00% 72.35%
Administrative Fee 0.16% 0.00% 0.50% 81.15%

Sales Fees

EKHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.25% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 9.88%

Trading Fees

EKHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

EKHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 49.00% 1.00% 255.00% 27.51%

EKHCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

EKHCX Category Low Category High EKHCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.19% 0.00% 11.76% 51.26%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

EKHCX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

EKHCX Category Low Category High EKHCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.57% -2.39% 14.30% 96.45%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

EKHCX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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EKHCX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Chris Lee


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 13, 2021

0.46

0.5%

Mr. Lee joined KKR Capital Markets in the Real Estate Group in 2012. He is responsible for KKR’s Real Estate business in the Americas, overseeing both equity and credit investing platforms in the region. Mr. Lee is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF) where he previously served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President since October 2015 and March 2016, respectively, through March 2020. He sits on KKR’s Real Estate Equity and Credit Investment Committees in the Americas, KKR’s Real Estate Equity and Credit Portfolio Management Committees in the Americas, KKR’s Inclusion and Diversity Council and chairs KKR’s Real Estate Valuation Committee. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Lee spent three years at Apollo Global Management on their global real estate team where he focused on real estate acquisitions. He also worked at Goldman Sachs in the merchant banking division’s real estate principal investment area (REPIA) for over five years after spending two years in the investment banking division. Mr. Lee earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University

Michael Schueller


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 13, 2021

0.46

0.5%

Michael (Mike) Schueller is a senior portfolio manager for the Plus Fixed Income team at Allspring Global Investments. He joined Allspring from its predecessor firm, Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). He joined WFAM as a senior investment research analyst from Strong Capital Management, where he held a similar position. Mike rejoined Strong in 2000, having left the firm to start a trust department for Community Bank & Trust in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Before that, he served as associate counsel for Strong’s legal department. Prior to this, Mike practiced law with Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach, S.C., in Milwaukee, specializing in corporate reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions. He began his investment industry career in 1998. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.13 37.79 7.17 8.17