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Eagle Opens Bond Fund to Investors

The new fund will generally invest in individual intermediate- and short-term securities that the portfolio managers believe offer returns similar to longer duration bonds with considerably less risk.

Eagle Asset Management, a provider of equity and fixed-income investment strategies to institutional and individual investors, says its Eagle Investment Grade Bond Fund opened to investors on March 1.

Modeled on Eagle's established High Quality Taxable fixed-income separately managed accounts (SMA) portfolio, the Investment Grade Bond Fund seeks the capital preservation and portfolio stability that are fundamental to a conservatively managed fund.

The new fund will generally invest in individual intermediate- and short-term securities that the portfolio managers believe offer returns similar to longer duration bonds with considerably less risk.

The fund is co-managed by James Camp, CFA and Joe Jackson, CFA.

The benchmark for the Eagle Investment Grade Bond Fund is Barclays Capital Intermediate Government/Credit Index. A minimum investment of $1,000 is required for Class A shares.

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