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Subadvisor

Barings LLC

Inception Date

11/01/2004

Morningstar Category

High Yield Bond

Portfolio Managers

  • Sean M. Feeley | Barings LLC | Managed the fund since December 2010
  • Scott D. Roth | Barings LLC | Managed the fund since December 2010

Investment Objective

This Fund seeks to achieve a high level of total return, with an emphasis on current income, by investing primarily in high yield debt and related securities.

Investment Overview

The investment seeks to achieve a high level of total return, with an emphasis on current income, by investing primarily in high yield debt and related securities. The fund invests primarily in lower rated U.S. debt securities, including securities in default. Debt securities may include, for example, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, and obligations of the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities. It invests at least 80% of its net assets in lower rated fixed income securities. The fund expects to have a dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity ranging from 4 to 10 years.

Fund Basics

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Ticker
Gross Expense Ratio
Net Expense Ratio*
Ticker MPHZX
Gross Expense Ratio 0.54%
Net Expense Ratio 0.54%
Ticker MPHSX
Gross Expense Ratio 0.64%
Net Expense Ratio 0.64%
Ticker DLHYX
Gross Expense Ratio 0.74%
Net Expense Ratio 0.74%
Ticker MPHLX
Gross Expense Ratio 0.84%
Net Expense Ratio 0.84%
Ticker MPHAX
Gross Expense Ratio 1.09%
Net Expense Ratio 1.09%
Ticker MPHRX
Gross Expense Ratio 0.99%
Net Expense Ratio 0.99%
Ticker MPHNX
Gross Expense Ratio 1.24%
Net Expense Ratio 1.24%

Investment Risk

The Fund’s Principal Risks include - Bank Loans Risk, Below Investment Grade Fixed Income Securities Risk, Cash Position Risk, Convertible Securities Risk, Credit Risk, Defaulted and Distressed Securities Risk, Derivatives Risk, Fixed Income Securities Risk, Foreign Investment; Emerging Markets; Currency Risk, Frequent Trading/Portfolio Turnover Risk, Inflation Risk, Leveraging Risk, Liquidity Risk, Management Risk, Market Risk, Mortgage-and Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Preferred Stock Risk, Repurchase Agreement Risk, Reverse Repurchase Agreement Transaction Risk, U.S. Government Securities Risk, Valuation Risk. Please refer to the summary prospectus (via the link below or by sending an email to fundinfo@massmutual.com) for more information on the specific risks.