Intermediate Core Plus Bond
High Yield Bond
PGIM Total Return Bond Fund Class Z (PDBZX)
Short-Term Corporate Bond Fund Class Z (PIFZX)
PGIM High Yield Fund Class Z (PHYZX)
PGIM Global Total Return Fund Class Z (PZTRX)
PGIM Investments: The only fund family with a 15-year top decile-ranked fund in all four of these categories.
Source: Morningstar as of 03/31/2021. Morningstar rankings are based on total return, do not include the effects of sales charges, and are calculated against all funds in each of these four respective Morningstar Categories: Intermediate Core Plus Bond, Short-Term Bond, High Yield Bond, and World Bond. Morningstar Direct filter methodology used for screen: (Top Section) Total # of Fund Families screened (788), Filter: All Fund Families with net assets greater than $1mm as of 9/30/2020 (most recent data available). (Middle Section) Total # of Fund Families with offerings in all four categories (27), Filter: Morningstar/Category equals Intermediate-Term Bond or Short-Term Bond or High Yield Bond or World Bond. Data exported to Excel, Filter: Firms ranked alphabetically, firms without a fund in each category listed above removed. (Bottom Section) Total # of Fund Families with a 15-year top-decile-ranked fund in all four categories, Filter: Repeat filter used in Middle Section, add additional criteria: (and) 15-year total return % rank in category as of 9/30/2020 less than or equal to 10th percentile. Fund Family Natixis includes Loomis Sayles; Fund Family TCW includes MetWest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Did you know? Four fixed income Morningstar categories represent $1.8 trillion in assets
Assets are highly concentrated within four of Morningstar’s taxable fixed income categories—namely, Intermediate Core Plus Bond, Short-Term Bond, High Yield Bond, and World Bond.
Intermediate Core Plus Bond - $831 Billion
High Yield Bond - $375 Billion
Short-Term Bond - $553 Billion
World Bond - $57 Billion
Outperformance by the Numbers – Morningstar Rankings
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