The investment seeks total return exceeding the rate of inflation.
Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest a significant portion of its assets in investment grade fixed income securities, including inflation-indexed bonds of varying maturities issued by the U.S. Treasury, other U.S. government agencies and instrumentalities. An inflation-indexed bond is a bond that is structured so that its principal value will change with inflation. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are a type of inflation-indexed bond in which the fund may invest. The fund's exposure to fixed income securities is not restricted by maturity requirements.