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### EXCLUSIVE: Loomis Sayles Core Plus......>

US TSYS: ### EXCLUSIVE: Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Fund Co-Portf. Mgr Peter
Palfrey also comments on US inflation-tied TIPS, that "TIPS breakevens do not
adequately discount the upside potential for inflation. In the Core Plus (fund)
strategy, we have built a 14% TIPS position, which accounts for about 30% of our
total duration contribution."
- "Not only do we believe that TIPS breakevens can expand from current levels,
but that TIPS reflect a more defensive alternative to nominal Treasurys in the
portfolio, satisfying our desire to upgrade and increase liquidity in the
portfolio, while reducing our interest rate risk relative to that of the
Bloomberg Aggregate Index," he said. 

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