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MFS launches MFS Meridian Funds – Diversified Income Fund

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MFS Investment Management has launched MFS Meridian Funds – Diversified Income Fund, a fund which seeks current income and capital appreciation.

Led by James Swanson, MFS' chief investment strategist, the strategy takes a disciplined investment approach that combines broad diversification, active asset allocation and bottom-up, fundamental security selection. In seeking to achieve its investment objective, the fund focuses on five income-oriented asset classes: US government securities, high-yield corporate bonds, emerging market debt, dividend-paying equities and real estate related investments.
 
“Similar to a strategy available in the US, this fund may be appropriate for investors who seek both income and growth potential through a diverse mix of income-producing securities,” says Lina Medeiros, president of MFS International Ltd. “The fund follows a disciplined and flexible approach and is managed by a team of highly-skilled portfolio managers who have managed money over long periods of time through varied market conditions.”
 
Swanson manages the asset allocation among the various types of securities in the portfolio. He works closely with co-managers and MFS’ Quantitative Solutions group and draws on insights from his 30-year career to determine the fund’s asset allocation. Working with Swanson is William Adams, co-head of fixed income for MFS and portfolio managers Ward Brown, David Cole, Richard Gable, Matthew Ryan, Jonathan Sage and Geoffrey Schechter. The management team has an average of more than 23 years of industry experience.
 
“We think the fund’s disciplined and flexible approach to broad diversification, active asset allocation and fundamental security selection may help position the fund for favourable risk-adjusted returns,” says Medeiros.
 
MFS Meridian Funds are a Luxembourg registered SICAV with USD27.0 billion in assets as of 30 September 2014. The MFS Meridian Funds are comprised of 31 equity, fixed income and mixed asset class funds. The MFS Meridian Funds are managed by MFS Investment Management, a global asset manager with USD424.8 billion in assets under management as of 30 September 2014. 

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