Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2021

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative.

Class W shares are available for purchase only at the direction of the Fund's investment adviser or one of its affiliates on behalf of investors that are eligible clients of the investment adviser or its affiliates that have entered into a separate investment management or advisory agreement pursuant to which such clients pay an investment management or advisory fee, including investment vehicles that are sponsored, managed, advised or sub-advised by the investment adviser or its affiliates.
 

Fund Facts as of Sep 30, 2021

Class W Inception 10/01/2021
Investment Objective High current tax-exempt income
Total Net Assets $1.6B
Minimum Investment
Expense Ratio1
CUSIP 27826M627
Adjusted Expense Ratios excludes certain investment expenses such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investment in underlying Eaton Vance Funds, if applicable none of which are paid to Eaton Vance.

Top 10 Holdings (%)2,3 as of Aug 31, 2021

Delta Air Lines Inc 1.39
County of MiamiDade FL 1.30
NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3 LLC 1.24
Central Texas Turnpike System 1.11
OU Medicine Obligated Group 1.10
Oglethorpe Power Corp 1.09
State of Washington 1.08
New Jersey Turnpike Authority 0.98
Maryland State Transportation Authority 0.92
Loma Linda University Medical Center Obligated Group 0.89
Total 11.11
 

The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2021

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative.

Class W shares are available for purchase only at the direction of the Fund's investment adviser or one of its affiliates on behalf of investors that are eligible clients of the investment adviser or its affiliates that have entered into a separate investment management or advisory agreement pursuant to which such clients pay an investment management or advisory fee, including investment vehicles that are sponsored, managed, advised or sub-advised by the investment adviser or its affiliates.
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio1
Class W Inception 10/01/2021
Distribution Frequency
Adjusted Expense Ratios excludes certain investment expenses such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investment in underlying Eaton Vance Funds, if applicable none of which are paid to Eaton Vance.

Yield Information4 as of Sep 30, 2021

Distribution Rate at NAV
Tax-Equivalent Distribution Rate at NAV5
SEC 30-day Yield6
Taxable-Equivalent SEC 30-day Yield
 

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
 

Distribution History7

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History7

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)2,8 as of Aug 31, 2021

Portfolio Statistics as of Aug 31, 2021

Number of Holdings 524
Average Coupon 4.90%
Average Maturity 18.29 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 6.16 yrs.
Average Duration 5.06 yrs.
Average Call 6.09 yrs.
Average Price $114.34
% Subject to AMT 21.29%
 

Sector Breakdown (%)2 as of Aug 31, 2021

Transportation 25.86
Hospital 15.46
Senior Living/Life Care 10.81
Industrial Development Revenue 10.20
General Obligations 7.49
Education 4.50
Escrowed/Prerefunded 3.79
Special Tax Revenue 3.25
Electric Utilities 2.79
Other Revenue 2.21
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Credit Quality (%)9 as of Aug 31, 2021

AAA 3.86
AA 13.77
A 21.65
BBB 34.61
BB 9.71
B 2.84
Not Rated 13.55
Total 100.00
Ratings are based on Moody's, S&P or Fitch, as applicable. If securities are rated differently by the ratings agencies, the highest rating is applied. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of a bond based on the issuer's creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P's measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody's) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency's analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as "Not Rated" are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.
 

Maturity Distribution (%)9 as of Aug 31, 2021

Less Than 1 Year 2.23
1 To 3 Years 2.39
3 To 5 Years 5.16
5 To 10 Years 9.97
10 To 20 Years 35.67
20 To 30 Years 38.84
More Than 30 Years 5.76
Total 100.00

Assets by State (%)9,10 as of Aug 31, 2021

Texas 14.30
New York 10.66
Illinois 10.37
Florida 9.51
New Jersey 8.67
California 5.11
Pennsylvania 3.81
Colorado 3.44
Michigan 2.75
Ohio 2.44
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Fund Holdings2,11 as of Aug 31, 2021

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
United States Dollar 2.02%
Delta Air Lines Inc 4.38% 10/01/2045 1.42%
County of MiamiDade FL 7.00% 10/01/2039 1.33%
NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3 LLC 5.00% 06/30/2058 1.27%
Central Texas Turnpike System 5.00% 08/15/2042 1.14%
OU Medicine Obligated Group 5.25% 08/15/2043 1.13%
Oglethorpe Power Corp 4.13% 11/01/2045 1.12%
State of Washington 5.00% 08/01/2046 1.10%
New Jersey Turnpike Authority 4.00% 01/01/2051 1.00%
Maryland State Transportation Authority 4.00% 07/01/2050 0.94%
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The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Cynthia J. Clemson

Cynthia J. Clemson

Vice President, Co-Director of Municipal Investments, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1985

Biography

Cynthia Clemson is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of municipal investments and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance's municipal bond team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's municipal bond strategies. Cindy began her career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 1985.

Cindy earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Boston University. She is a member of the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum, the CFA Society of Boston, the Municipal Bond Buyer Conference and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

Education
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College
  • M.B.A. Graduate School of Management, Boston University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2004

 

William J. Delahunty, CFA

Director of Municipal Research
Joined Eaton Vance in 1998

Biography

William Delahunty is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance's municipal bond team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's municipal bond strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 1998.

Bill began his career in the investment management industry in 1994. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a financial analyst with Grubb & Ellis.

Bill earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Vermont. He has served on the board of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and is a past president of the Boston Municipal Analyst Forum. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. in economics from the University of Vermont

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2021

 

Literature

Literature

Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Q1 Holdings

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Q3 Holdings

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Holdings - Form N-PORT

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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