High Yield Bond Mutual Fund
FUND MANAGEMENT TEAM
Generate a higher level of income than a typical fixed income fund, with an increased level of risk.
Timothy Plan’s High Yield Bond fund seeks to provide its investors with higher than average income in fixed security investment vehicles. The primary investments are debt securities that may offer a higher level of risk, but are also poised to deliver greater returns. Commonly referred to as junk bonds, the fund’s manager acquires debt securities after determining the potential for return balances with the stated risk tolerance. Call +1 (800) 846-7526 or chat online if you need any assistance.
The Fund's objective is to generate a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk. To achieve this goal, the Fund normally invests in a diversified portfolio of debt securities. These include corporate bonds, convertible securities and preferred securities. The investment manager will generally purchase securities for the Fund that are not investment grade, meaning securities with a rating of "BB" or lower as rated by Standard & Poor's or a comparable rating by another nationally recognized rating agency.
In managing its portfolio, the Fund concentrates on sector analysis, industry allocation and securities selection deciding which types of bonds and industries to emphasize at a given time, and then which individual bonds to buy. The Fund attempts to anticipate shifts in the business cycle in determining types of bonds and industry sectors to target. In choosing individual securities, after considering the moral filters, the Fund seeks out securities that appear to be undervalued within the emphasized industry sector.
Is this fund right for you?
- This fund is committed to our conprehensive filtering criteria.
- Reduced to moderate risk.
- Seeking greater current income, while increasing exposure to default on riskier debit securities.
- Provides current income and preservation of capital. Invests in lower grade bond funds.
How to Invest
- It's easy to get started. Speak with your financial advisor about us - there are over 300 advisory firms that work with Timothy Plan funds.
- If you don't have a financial advisor, call our office and an investor relations representative will assist you.
- To help determine your risk tolerance, please consult with your financial advisor. We also provide an Investor Worksheet to help you determine your risk tolerance.
- Check out the Risk & Strategy below for an ordered listing of our funds from highest to lowest risk.
Risk & Strategy
We have created a worksheet to help you decide which funds might meet your investment needs, Asset Allocation Investor Worksheet. Answer the questions, then add your points to consider an appropriate strategy. The scale attempts to create a spectrum of the funds using a broad brush criteria of aggressiveness/risk. The scale and order of funds may not be accurate at any point in time, because as the markets shift and change, so will the relative positions of the funds. This should be considered as a general guideline and not a scientifically created/maintained analytical tool. You may want to consider a more aggressive or more conservative diversification than your score indicates.
Management of the Fund
Barrow, Hanley Barrow Hanley Global Investors is a brand name that refers to Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC. Barrow Hanley is a leader in global value investing, partnering with clients around the world to provide attentive service and insightful perspectives.
Rahul Bapna, CFA
Mr. Bapna joined Barrow Hanley in 2012. He currently serves as a lead portfolio manager for the Intermediate and Short Maturity strategies. He also serves as an analyst for investment grade corporate bonds. Mr. Bapna’s career includes work as a research analyst at Trust Company of the West (TCW) and Metropolitan West Asset Management, where he was responsible for credit research in various industries. Mr. Bapna received his BA in Economics from the University of Texas and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Nick Losey, CFA
Mr. Losey joined Barrow Hanley in 2018. He serves as a portfolio manager, focusing on bank loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Losey was previously a portfolio manager at Whitebox Advisors, LLC and White Oak Global Advisors, LLC, where he focused on bank loans, high yield bonds, structured product CLO tranches, and equities. His investment career also includes serving as a portfolio manager at Highland Capital Management, LP. Mr. Losey earned a BBA from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Southern Methodist University, graduating magna cum laude.
Mark C. Luchsinger, CFA
Mr. Luchsinger joined Barrow Hanley in 1997. He was appointed Co-Head of Fixed Income, along with Scott McDonald, in 2017. He also serves as a portfolio manager, specializing in investment grade and high yield corporate bond strategies and is the lead portfolio manager for our Core and Core Plus strategies. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth. During his investment career, Mr. Luchsinger has served as Chief Investment Officer for Great American Reserve Insurance Company. He began his career as a credit analyst at Scor Reinsurance Company. In addition, Mr. Luchsinger spent 10 years in fixed income sales at First Boston Corporation. He earned a BBA from Bowling Green State University.
Scott McDonald, CFA
Mr. McDonald joined Barrow Hanley in 1995. He was appointed Co-Head of Fixed Income, along with Mark Luchsinger, in 2017. Mr. McDonald serves as the lead portfolio manager for our Long Duration strategies, specializing in corporate and government bonds. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth. During his investment career, Mr. McDonald previously served as senior vice president and portfolio manager at Life Partners Group, Inc., managing corporate bonds, private placements, and mortgages. While with Life Partners, he was responsible for implementing the investment strategy for their life insurance and annuity assets. Prior to that, he was a credit supervisor and lending officer for Chase Bank of Texas. Mr. McDonald received an MBA from the University of Texas and a BBA from Southern Methodist University.
Erik A. Olson
Mr. Olson joined Barrow Hanley in 2001. He serves as a portfolio manager for our investment grade and high yield strategies. He also serves as an analyst for investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, both U.S. and non-U.S. His career includes work as a research analyst for Sanders Morris Harris. He has also worked at Merrill Lynch and as the legislative assistant for the Interstate Natural Gas Association in Washington, D.C. Mr. Olson received an MBA from Texas Christian University, where he served as a portfolio manager for the William C. Conner Foundation Educational Investment Fund. He earned a BA from Emory University.
Mr. Paipanandiker (Pai) joined Barrow Hanley in 2017. He serves as a portfolio manager, focusing on bank loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Pai was previously a portfolio manager at Whitebox Advisors, LLC and White Oak Global Advisors, LLC, where he focused on bank loans, structured product CLO tranches, high yield bonds, and equities. His investment career also includes serving as a portfolio manager and co-head of research at Highland Capital Management, LP. Mr. Pai earned a BBA from the University of Texas in the Business Honors and Engineering-Route-to-Business programs, graduating magna cum laude.
Deborah A. Petruzzelli
Ms. Petruzzelli joined Barrow Hanley in 2003. She serves as our structured securities portfolio manager for mortgage-backed, asset-backed, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. She is also an analyst for structured securities. During her investment career, Ms. Petruzzelli has served as managing director/senior portfolio manager for Victory Capital Management, Inc., where she was responsible for the management of ABS, CMBS, and whole-loan sectors for all client portfolios. She also had an active role in that firm's development of a core plus strategy, leveraging the firm's convertible equity management strengths. Prior to joining Victory, Ms. Petruzzelli worked for McDonald & Company Securities, Inc., as senior vice president for ABS syndication and traded ABS, CMO, and MBS. She earned a BSBA in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION
- Total Returns include change in share price, assume reinvestment of all distributions, and reflect the deduction of fund expenses and applicable fees. Total Returns With Sales Charge: returns reflect the deduction of the stated sales charge. Total returns, distribution rate, and yields reflect any applicable expense reductions, without which the results for those impacted funds would have been lower.
- For more information on any of our funds, contact your financial advisor or download a free prospectus. Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment goals, risks, sales charges and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.
- Timothy Plan funds offer multiple share classes. Share classes are subject to different fees and expenses, which will affect their performance. In general, Class A shares have a maximum initial sales charge; Class C shares have a 1% contingent deferred sales charge; Class I shares have no sales charges nor Rule 12b-1 fees.
- All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Value securities may not increase in price as anticipated or may decline further in value. While smaller and midsize companies may offer substantial opportunities for capital growth, they also involve heightened risks and should be considered speculative. Historically, smaller- and midsize- company securities have been more volatile in price than larger-company securities, especially over the short term. The fund may invest in foreign securities, which may involve special risks, including currency fluctuations and economic and political uncertainty. These and other risks are detailed in the fund's prospectus.
- Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from figures shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares.
- As of Date:
- Price: Value of one share on a given day.
- Change: From last quoted price.
- Israel Common Values: Fund commenced on October 12, 2011.
- Growth & Income: Fund commenced on October 1, 2013.
- NAV Notes: Net asset values fluctuate. Shares are not insured or guaranteed and are redeemable at current net asset value, which may be more or less than the original cost. Class C Share redemption may also be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge. Class C Shares commenced trading February 2, 2004. Performance of fund classes will differ.
Please see prospectus for details.