NerdWallet examined all 7,000+ mutual funds that were in existence for the full decade ending December 31, 2012. Below are the top performing multi-sector bond funds of that ten year time period. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
|Fund Name||Symbol||Annual Return||Annual Volatility||Assets Under Management||Expense Ratio|
|Loomis Sayles Fixed Income||LSFIX||7.69%||11%||1,164,270,646||0.57%|
|Loomis Sayles Strategic Income||NECZX||7.22%||11%||14,557,651,794||1.71%|
|Loomis Sayles Bond Retail||LSBRX||6.92%||11%||22,055,929,962||0.92%|
|AllianceBern High Income||AGDAX||6.62%||14%||5,254,970,244||0.90%|
|Columbia Strategic Income||LSIZX||6.47%||6%||2,813,108,964||0.77%|
|Franklin Strategic Income||FKSRX||6.32%||7%||7,161,262,223||1.14%|
|DWS Unconstrained Income||KSTAX||5.84%||6%||626,946,659||1.01%|
|Pioneer Strategic Income||PSRAX||5.75%||7%||6,841,319,693||1.06%|
|Osterweis Strategic Income||OSTIX||5.74%||5%||2,702,407,367||0.92%|
|Federated Strategic Income||STIAX||5.57%||8%||1,598,374,079||1.26%|
|Fidelity Advisor Strategic Income||FSTAX||5.34%||7%||12,209,825,258||0.99%|
|Fidelity Strategic Income||FSICX||5.33%||7%||10,410,769,782||0.70%|
|Diamond Hill Strategic Income||DSIAX||5.27%||9%||180,893,074||1.02%|
|MainStay Flexible Bond Opportunities||MSICX||5.22%||7%||403,964,084||2.27%|
|Oppenheimer Global Strategic Inc||OSINX||5.06%||8%||9,249,568,478||1.33%|
|Lord Abbett Bond-Debenture||LBNPX||5.04%||9%||8,427,935,200||1.03%|
|SunAmerica Strategic Bond||SDIAX||4.50%||8%||642,921,115||1.31%|
|Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Opps||DINAX||4.41%||7%||89,625,193||1.12%|
|Putnam Diversified Income||PDVCX||4.15%||13%||3,313,134,310||1.74%|
|T. Rowe Price Spectrum Income||RPSIX||4.03%||6%||6,612,398,666||0.00%|
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