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2 Core Bond Funds With a Knack for Navigating the Markets

Management's strong background in credit analysis has enabled Silver-rated Western Asset Core Bond and Core Plus Bond to achieve impressive long-term results.

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Sumit Desai: The team that manages the Western Asset Core Bond (WAPIX) and Western Asset Core Plus Bond (WACIX) funds earned our 2014 Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year award and have followed up their strong performance last year with another strong year in 2015.

Both of these funds earn a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver thanks to the team-based approach they take to managing the portfolios. In our opinion, the team behind these funds has shown a knack for understanding market trends and oftentimes takes the opposite side of consensus bets.

Sumit Desai, CFA does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.