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Morningstar Awards 2017. ©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Prudential Total Return Bond Fund (PDBZX) awarded U.S. Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year. The Fund Manager of the Year award winners are chosen based on research and in-depth qualitative evaluation by Morningstar’s Manager Research Group.
Unless otherwise disclosed, all information is current as of 12/31/2017.
1. Pensions & Investments' Top Money Managers list, May 30, 2017; based on Prudential Financial Inc. total worldwide institutional assets under management as of December 31, 2016.
2. PGIM data, as of 12/31/2017.
3. Source: Simfund, as of 12/31/2017. Among top 50 competitors between 2008 and 4Q2017, Excludes ETFs and money market funds.
4. 9 out of 10 fixed income funds. Ranking based on Class Z share fixed income funds with 10-year history. Rankings for Class Z share fixed income funds that rank top 50% or better within their respective Morningstar Categories over the trailing 1-, 3-, & 5-year periods are 17/19 funds, 14/16 funds, and 11/14 funds, respectively. Source: Morningstar as of 12/31/2017.
5. Based on PGIM client list as of 12/31/2017 compared to P&I/Towers Watson Top 300 Pension Funds ranking, data as of December 31, 2016, published September 2017.
6. Based on PGIM client list as of 12/31/2017 compared to U.S. Plan Sponsor rankings in Pensions & Investments as of December 31, 2016, published February 2017.
Morningstar rankings are based on total return, do not include the effects of sales charges, and are calculated against all funds in each fund's respective Morningstar category. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Performance by share class may vary.
Star ratings shown are for Class Z shares, which are available to individual investors through certain retirement and wrap fee programs, and to institutions at an investment minimum of $5,000,000. Performance by share class may vary. In addition to the ones shown above, other classes, which contain either a sales load or a contingent deferred sales charge, are also available. These expenses will generally lower total fund return. Please see the prospectus for additional information about fees, expenses and investor eligibility requirements.
The risks associated with investing in these funds include but are not limited to: derivative securities, which may carry market, credit, and liquidity risks; short sales, which involve costs and the risk of potentially unlimited losses; leveraging, which may magnify losses; high yield (“junk”) bonds, which are subject to greater market risks; small/mid cap stocks which may be subject to more erratic market movements than large cap stocks; foreign securities, which are subject to currency fluctuation and political uncertainty; real estate, which poses certain risks related to overall and specific economic conditions as well as risks related to individual property, credit and interest-rate fluctuations; and mortgage-backed securities, which are subject to prepayment and extension risks. Sector funds and Specialty funds may not be suitable for all investors. Such funds are non-diversified, so a loss resulting from a particular security will have greater impact on the Fund's return. Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. The risks associated with each fund are explained more fully in each fund's respective prospectus. There is no guarantee a fund's objectives will be achieved.
Some Morningstar Ratings may not be customarily based on adjusted historical returns. If so, an investment's independent Morningstar Rating metric is compared against the retail mutual fund universe breakpoints to determine its hypothetical rating for certain time periods. The Morningstar Rating for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
For the overall, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods, respectively, as of 12/31/17: Prudential High Yield Fund was rated 5 stars out of 609 funds, 5 stars out of 609 funds, 4 stars out of 501 funds, and 5 stars out of 319 funds, respectively; Prudential Short-Term Corporate Bond Fund, Inc. was rated 5 stars out of 462 funds, 4 stars out of 462 funds, 4 stars out of 399 funds, and 5 stars out of 257 funds, respectively; Prudential Total Return Bond Fund was rated 5 stars out of 847 funds, 5 stars out of 847 funds, 5 stars out of 778 funds, and 5 stars out of 554 funds, respectively; Prudential California Municipal Income Fund was rated 5 stars out of 66 funds, 5 stars out of 66 funds, 5 stars out of 63 funds, and 5 stars out of 50 funds, respectively; Prudential National Muni Fund was rated 5 stars out of 258 funds, 5 stars out of 258 funds, 5 stars out of 226 funds, and 5 stars out of 155 funds, respectively; Prudential Short Duration Multi-Sector Bond Fund was rated 5 stars out of 462 funds, and 5 stars out of 462 funds, respectively; Prudential Muni High Income Fund was rated 5 stars out of 150 funds, 4 stars out of 150 funds, 4 stars out of 119 funds, and 5 stars out of 85 funds, respectively; Prudential Jennison Global Opportunities Fund was rated 5 stars out of 720 funds, 5 stars out of 720 funds, and 5 stars out of 589 funds, respectively; Prudential Balanced Fund was rated 5 stars out of 718 funds, 5 stars out of 718 funds, 5 stars out of 670 funds, and 4 stars out of 477 funds, respectively; Prudential Jennison Growth Fund was rated 5 stars out of 1216 funds, 5 stars out of 1216 funds, 4 stars out of 1109 funds, and 5 stars out of 787 funds, respectively; Prudential Global Total Return Fund was rated 5 stars out of 271 funds, 5 stars out of 271 funds, 4 stars out of 243 funds, and 5 stars out of 136 funds.
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In the Lipper Fund Awards, funds had to be registered for sale in the respective country as of the end of 2016 and 2017 and the fund had to have at least 36 months of performance history as of the end of the evaluation year. S&P 500 Index funds, specialty diversified equity funds and specialty/miscellaneous funds were not eligible to receive classification awards. Rankings do not take sales charges into account. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The Lipper Fund Awards are based on risk-adjusted returns for the three-, five-, and 10-year periods ending 11/30/2016 and 11/30/2017 using Lipper's proprietary, quantitative fund rating methodology. Prudential Jennison Utility Fund- #1 Utility Fund (Class Z) out of 47 funds for the 5-year period ended 11/30/2016. Rankings for the 3- and 10-year periods were 16 out of 49 and 16 out of 44 funds, respectively. Prudential Global Total Return - #1 Global Income Fund (Class Z) out of 27 funds for the 10-year period ended 11/30/2017. Rankings for the 3- and 5-year periods were 5 out of 44 and 6 out of 41 funds, respectively.
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The Ammys 2017 MLP Mutual Fund of the Year Award. Awarded to the MLP mutual fund that generated the highest total return of 17 funds in 2016. MLP mutual fund is defined as a mutual fund whose principal investment objective is to invest the majority of fund assets in MLPs, and by definition, making a corporate tax election. Total return is calculated using the fund’s Class A shares, adding any dividends paid during the year to the price return. As a viability threshold, the fund must have at least $100 million in assets. Leveraged versions of other mutual funds are not eligible. There are a total of 17 MLP mutual funds in the peer group, one of which was ineligible for utilizing leverage.
Alerian and its affiliates do not endorse, manage, promote, sell, or sponsor any company, investment fund or other vehicle nominated, selected as a finalist, or selected as a winner for the Alerian MLP Awards, or Ammys. Alerian is not an investment advisor, and Alerian and its affiliates make no representations regarding the advisability of investing in any company, investment fund or other vehicle nominated, selected as a finalist, or selected as a winner for the Ammys.
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Mutual fund investing involves risk. Some mutual funds have more risk than others. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate and investor's shares when sold may be worth more or less than the original cost. Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Asset allocation and diversification do not assure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. There is no guarantee a Fund's objectives will be achieved. The risks associated with each fund are explained more fully in each fund's respective prospectus. Consult with your attorney, accountant, and/or tax professional for advice concerning your particular situation.
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