Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2018

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. Max Sales Charge: 2.25%.
 

Fund Facts as of Oct 31, 2018

Class A Inception 04/01/2010
Investment Objective Real return
Total Net Assets $324.8M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)3 0.99%
Expense Ratio (Net)3,4 0.84%
CUSIP 277905378
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

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. Interest payments on inflation-linked investments may vary widely and will fluctuate as principal and interest are adjusted for inflation. Investments in inflation-linked investments may lose value in the event that the actual rate of inflation is different than the rate of the inflation index. Loans are traded in a private, unregulated inter-dealer or inter-bank resale market and are generally subject to contractual restrictions that must be satisfied before a loan can be bought or sold. These restrictions may impede the Fund's ability to buy or sell loans (thus affecting their liquidity) and may negatively impact the transaction price. It may take longer than seven days for transactions in loans to settle. Due to the possibility of an extended loan settlement process, the Fund may hold cash, sell investments or temporarily borrow from banks or other lenders to meet short-term liquidity needs. Loans may be structured such that they are not securities under securities law, and in the event of fraud or misrepresentation by a borrower, lenders may not have the protection of the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. Loans are also subject to risks associated with other types of income investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risk. 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. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. 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, 2018

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. Max Sales Charge: 2.25%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fund at NAV 4.19 3.92 -0.17 -2.01 -1.10 5.80 1.80
ICE BofAML 1-5 Year U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index2 -1.77 10.59 3.76 5.00 2.67 -2.02 -1.06 -0.15 3.16 0.82
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)3 0.99%
Expense Ratio (Net)3,4 0.84%
Class A Inception 04/01/2010
Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Yield Information6 as of Oct 31, 2018

Distribution Rate at NAV 2.90%
Subsidized SEC 30-day Yield 1.98%
Unsubsidized SEC 30-day Yield 1.82%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Oct 31, 2018

Time Period Rating Funds in
Inflation-Protected Bond
Category
Overall ***** 206
3 Years ***** 206
5 Years ***** 173
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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. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Nov 14, 2018 $9.71 $0.00
Nov 13, 2018 $9.71 -$0.01
Nov 12, 2018 $9.72 $0.01
Nov 09, 2018 $9.71 $0.00
Nov 08, 2018 $9.71 $0.00
Nov 07, 2018 $9.71 -$0.01
Nov 06, 2018 $9.72 $0.00
Nov 05, 2018 $9.72 $0.01
Nov 02, 2018 $9.71 -$0.01
Nov 01, 2018 $9.72 $0.00
 

Distribution History7

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Sep 27, 2018 $0.07040 $9.77
Jun 28, 2018 $0.07430 $9.79
Mar 28, 2018 $0.04690 $9.81
Dec 28, 2017 $0.06030 $9.81
Sep 28, 2017 $0.03210 $9.85
Jun 30, 2017 $0.01600 $9.79
May 31, 2017 $0.01800 $9.85
Apr 28, 2017 $0.01638 $9.87
Mar 31, 2017 $0.03562 $9.89
Feb 28, 2017 $0.00704 $9.91
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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. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

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. Interest payments on inflation-linked investments may vary widely and will fluctuate as principal and interest are adjusted for inflation. Investments in inflation-linked investments may lose value in the event that the actual rate of inflation is different than the rate of the inflation index. Loans are traded in a private, unregulated inter-dealer or inter-bank resale market and are generally subject to contractual restrictions that must be satisfied before a loan can be bought or sold. These restrictions may impede the Fund's ability to buy or sell loans (thus affecting their liquidity) and may negatively impact the transaction price. It may take longer than seven days for transactions in loans to settle. Due to the possibility of an extended loan settlement process, the Fund may hold cash, sell investments or temporarily borrow from banks or other lenders to meet short-term liquidity needs. Loans may be structured such that they are not securities under securities law, and in the event of fraud or misrepresentation by a borrower, lenders may not have the protection of the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. Loans are also subject to risks associated with other types of income investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risk. 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. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. 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 (%)8 as of Sep 30, 2018

Portfolio Statistics as of Sep 30, 2018

Number of Issuers 553
Average Coupon 2.11%
Effective Duration 2.13 yrs.
Average Price $99.58
 

Credit Quality (%)9 as of Sep 30, 2018

AAA 65.77
AA 1.72
A 2.89
BBB 2.40
BB 10.56
B 10.63
CCC or Lower 0.46
Not Rated 5.55
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.
 

Fund Holdings10,11 as of Sep 30, 2018

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.13% 04/15/2020 7.41%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.13% 01/15/2022 6.89%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.13% 04/15/2021 6.61%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.13% 04/15/2022 6.39%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.13% 01/15/2023 5.70%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 1.13% 01/15/2021 5.53%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 1.38% 01/15/2020 3.73%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.63% 01/15/2024 3.38%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.63% 04/15/2023 3.19%
Springleaf Funding Trust 2016-A 2.90% 11/15/2029 1.90%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

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. Interest payments on inflation-linked investments may vary widely and will fluctuate as principal and interest are adjusted for inflation. Investments in inflation-linked investments may lose value in the event that the actual rate of inflation is different than the rate of the inflation index. Loans are traded in a private, unregulated inter-dealer or inter-bank resale market and are generally subject to contractual restrictions that must be satisfied before a loan can be bought or sold. These restrictions may impede the Fund's ability to buy or sell loans (thus affecting their liquidity) and may negatively impact the transaction price. It may take longer than seven days for transactions in loans to settle. Due to the possibility of an extended loan settlement process, the Fund may hold cash, sell investments or temporarily borrow from banks or other lenders to meet short-term liquidity needs. Loans may be structured such that they are not securities under securities law, and in the event of fraud or misrepresentation by a borrower, lenders may not have the protection of the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. Loans are also subject to risks associated with other types of income investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risk. 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. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. 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

Thomas H. Luster, CFA

Thomas H. Luster, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1995

Biography

Thomas Luster is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, and director of Eaton Vance’s quantitative strategies team within diversified fixed income. He is responsible for rules-based fixed-income strategies, quantitative research and investment process automation. He began his career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 1995.

Before entering the investment management industry, Tom was affiliated with Deloitte & Touche Consulting and the Naval Center for Space Technology.

Tom earned a B.S. from George Washington University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Tom is a member of the CFA Society of Boston and was formerly chairman and a governor’s appointee to the board of trustees of Health Care Security, which oversees the investment of Tobacco Litigation Settlement funds for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is a CFA charterholder.

Tom’s commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Investor’s Business Daily and American Banker, and he has been featured on New England Cable News and Bloomberg Radio.

Education
  • B.S. George Washington University
  • M.B.A. Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 
Stewart D. Taylor

Stewart D. Taylor

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2005

Biography

Stewart Taylor is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and a portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s quantitative strategies team within diversified fixed income. He is also responsible for overseeing residential mortgage trading and inflation protection strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2005.

Stewart began his career in the investment management industry in 1981. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a senior vice president with Government Perspectives, LLC. He was also previously affiliated with Shearson Lehman, Prudential and Refco.

Stewart has made presentations and taught trading and analysis seminars for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Bloomberg and the annual Dow Jones Technical Analysis Group Conference. His commentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, and he is a frequent guest on Bloomberg Radio. He is a CMT charterholder.

Education

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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