Seeks long-term total return.
The Fund normally seeks to generate long-term total return through long and short exposures to commodity-related investments. The commodities to which the Fund may have direct or indirect exposure may include, without limitation, industrial metals; oil, gas and other energy commodities; agricultural products; and livestock.
Maintain a core long-commodity biased weighting while tactically allocating to the long-short dollar-neutral commodity strategy (the "Alpha") when a long-only strategy (the "Beta") may not be as attractive.
The long commodity positions are focused on commodities that have historically exhibited the highest degree of backwardation while the long-short strategy utilizes fundamental signals to determine its allocation. The long bias will make up 50-100% of the Fund allocation while the opportunistic long/short will comprise 0-50%.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance current to the most recent month-end may be obtained by calling (213) 633-8200 or by visiting www.doubleline.com.
The performance information shown assumes the reinvestment of all dividends and distributions. Returns of less than one year are not annualized. While the fund is no-load, management fees and other expenses still apply. Index returns reflect no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes. Please refer to the prospectus for further details.
As DoubleLine’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Jeffrey Sherman oversees and administers DoubleLine’s Investment Management sub-committee coordinating and implementing policies and processes across the investment teams. He also serves as lead portfolio manager for multi-sector and derivative-based strategies. Mr. Sherman is a member of DoubleLine’s Executive Management and Fixed Income Asset Allocation Committees. He can be heard regularly on his podcast “The Sherman Show” (Twitter @ShermanShowPod, ShermanShow@Doubleline.com) where he interviews distinguished guests, giving listeners insight into DoubleLine’s current views. In 2018, Money Management Executive named Jeffrey Sherman as one of “10 Fund Managers to Watch” in its yearly special report. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Sherman was a Senior Vice President at TCW where he worked as a portfolio manager and quantitative analyst focused on fixed income and real-asset portfolios. He was a statistics and mathematics instructor at both the University of the Pacific and Florida State University. Mr. Sherman taught Quantitative Methods for Level I candidates in the CFA LA/USC Review Program for many years. He holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Pacific and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Sherman is a CFA® charterholder.
Mr. Lau joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) Committee and a contributing member on the Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. Mr. Lau is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives-based and multi-asset strategies, including DoubleLine's Shiller Enhanced CAPE®, Shiller Enhanced International CAPE®, Real Estate and Income, and Multi-Asset Trend strategies. He also co-hosts the Sherman Show (Twitter @ShermanShowPod, ShermanShow@Doubleline.com) and Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, Minutes@Doubleline.com) podcasts. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Lau was a Vice President at TCW where he worked under Jeffrey Gundlach as a Research Analyst in the Mortgage Group. He holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Mr. Mayberry joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives‐based and multi‐asset strategies. Mr. Mayberry is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) committee and a contributing member on our Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. He also co-hosts DoubleLine’s weekly Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, Minutes@Doubleline.com) podcast. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Mayberry was a Senior Vice President at TCW for nine years within the Mortgage Group, where he specialized in portfolio and fund monitoring and analytics. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
The fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The statutory and summary prospectus contain this and other important information about the investment company and may be obtained by calling (877) 354-6311 / (877) DLINE11, or downloading from the fund document library on this website. Read them carefully before investing.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
Sector allocations and fund holdings are subject to change at any time and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio holdings generally are made available 30 days after month-end by visiting www.doubleline.com. The source for the information in this report is DoubleLine Capital, which maintains its data on a trade date basis.
Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities.
The fund invests in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks are greater for investments in emerging markets.
The fund may use leverage which may cause the effect of an increase or decrease in the value of the portfolio securities to be magnified and the Fund to be more volatile than if leverage was not used.
Derivatives involve special risks including correlation, counterparty, liquidity, operational, accounting and tax risks. These risks, in certain cases, may be greater than the risks presented by more traditional investments.
Investing in ETFs and/or ETNs involves additional risks such as the market price of the shares may trade at a discount to its net asset value ("NAV"), an active secondary trading market may not develop or be maintained, or trading may be halted by the exchange in which they trade, which may impact a fund's ability to sell its shares.
The fund may make short sales of securities, which involves the risk that losses may exceed the original amount invested.
Investments in commodities or commodity-related instruments may subject the fund to greater risks and volatility as commodity prices may be influenced by a variety of factors including unfavorable weather, environmental factors, and changes in government regulations.
Any index used by the fund may not be widely used and information regarding its components and/or its methodology may not generally be known to industry participants, it may be more difficult for the fund to find willing counterparties to engage in total or excess return swaps or other derivative instruments based on the return of the index.
The fund is non-diversified meaning it may concentrate its assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund. Therefore, the fund is more exposed to individual stock volatility than a diversified fund.
DoubleLine Alternatives LP is the investment adviser to the DoubleLine Strategic Commodity Fund, the DoubleLine Real Estate and Income Fund, and the DoubleLine Multi-Asset Trend Fund. DoubleLine Capital LP is the investment adviser to each of the other DoubleLine mutual funds and sub-adviser to the DoubleLine Real Estate and Income Fund and the DoubleLine Multi-Asset Trend Fund. DoubleLine Capital LP and DoubleLine Alternatives LP are investment advisers registered with the SEC under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The DoubleLine mutual funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. DoubleLine Capital LP is the investment adviser to the DoubleLine Closed-End Funds and Foreside Fund Services, LLC provides marketing review services.
DoubleLine Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.