4 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
U.S. News evaluated 91 World Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned 4.16 percent over the past year, 6.60 percent over the past three years, 5.37 percent over the past five years, and 6.60 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||-0.6%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||6.6%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||5.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||6.6%|
The investment seeks high current income. The fund invests primarily in investment grade government and government sponsored debt securities. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of net assets of the fund must be government issued, sponsored, or guaranteed. It invests at least 65% of total assets in investment grade debt securities. The fund may invest up to 35% of total assets in below investment grade securities ("junk bonds"). Additionally, it may hedge currency, and may invest up to 50% of total assets in futures and options (derivatives), for currency hedging purposes. The fund is non-diversified.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
VALIC Company I International Govt Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.67 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.