Morningstar CategoryInflation-Protected Bond
- Ronald E. Desautels | Barings LLC | Managed the fund since inception
- David L. Nagle | Barings LLC | Managed the fund since inception
- Douglas M. Trevallion, II | Barings LLC | Managed the fund since October 2008
This Fund seeks to achieve as high a total rate of real return on an annual basis as is considered consistent with prudent investment risk and the preservation of capital.
The investment seeks to achieve as high a total rate of real return on an annual basis as is considered consistent with prudent investment risk and the preservation of capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in inflation-indexed bonds and other income-producing securities. It may also invest in other income-producing securities of any kind. The fund generally intends to maintain a dollar-weighted average credit quality of A or better. It may invest up to 15% of its total assets in securities that are not denominated in U.S. dollars.
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The expenses in the above table reflect a written agreement by MML Advisers to cap the fees and expenses of the Fund (other than extraordinary litigation and legal expenses, Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, short sale dividend and loan expense, or other non-recurring or unusual expenses such as organizational expenses and shareholder meeting expenses, as applicable) through January 31, 2020, to the extent that Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after Expense Reimbursement would otherwise exceed .48%, .58%, .68%, .78%, 1.03%, .93%, and 1.18% for Classes I, R5, Service, Administrative, A, R4, and R3, respectively. The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after Expense Reimbursement shown in the above table may exceed these amounts, because, as noted in the previous sentence, certain fees and expenses are excluded from the cap. The agreement can only be terminated by mutual consent of the Board of Trustees on behalf of the Fund and MML Advisers.
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, Dollar Roll and Reverse Repurchase Agreement Transaction Risk, Equity Securities Risk, Fixed Income Securities Risk, Foreign Investment; Emerging Markets; Currency Risk, Frequent Trading/Portfolio Turnover Risk, Growth Company Risk, Large Company Risk, Leveraging Risk, Liquidity Risk, Management Risk, Market Risk, Mortgage-and Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Preferred Stocks Risk, Quantitative Models Risk, Repurchase Agreement Risk, Restricted Securities Risk, Risk of Investment in Other Funds or Pools Risk, Sector Risk, Small and Mid-Cap Company Risk, Sovereign Debt Obligations Risk, U.S. Government Risk, Valuation Risk, Value Company Risk, When-Issued, Delayed Delivery, TBA and Forward Commitment Transaction Risk. Please refer to the summary prospectus (via the link below or by sending an email to email@example.com) for more information on the specific risks.