Performance data quoted prior to the inception of the Class A Shares is the performance of the Fund's Investor (Class Y) Shares, not adjusted for any differences in the expenses of the classes.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Mutual fund performance changes over time and current performance may be lower or higher than what is stated. To receive the most recent month-end performance, call 1-800-236-3863.
Returns are pre-tax. An investor should consider his or her current and anticipated investment horizon and income tax bracket when making an investment decision as the illustration above does not reflect these factors. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. Total returns for periods of one year or less are cumulative.
Net Expense Ratios reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements made by BMO Asset Management Corp., the investment adviser (Adviser). The Adviser may not terminate these fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements prior to December 31, 2018 without the consent of the Board of Directors, unless the investment advisory agreement is terminated. Without these contractual waivers, the Funds' returns would have been lower. Please see the prospectus for more information.
High yield bond funds may have higher yields and are subject to greater credit, market and interest rate risk than higher-rated fixed-income securities.
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II Index consists of below investment grade U.S. dollar denominated corporate bonds that are publicly issued in the US domestic and yankee bonds. Issues included in the index have maturities of one year or more and have a credit rating lower than BBB-/Baa3, but are not in default. The index includes domestic high-yield bonds, including deferred interest bonds and payment-in-kind securities.
BofA ML BB/B Constrained Index is a benchmark index for high yield corporate bonds which excludes lower-rated securities and caps exposure to any one issuer at 2% and is administered by Merrill Lynch. Investments cannot be made in an index.
Effective March 7, 2017, the BMO Monegy High Yield Bond Fund changed its name to the BMO High Yield Bond Fund.