Prudential Investments, the mutual fund and wealth management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), oversees Prudential Mutual Funds, which focuses on traditional mutual funds, separately managed accounts, and Investment Only Defined Contribution businesses.
Prudential Investments also maintains two other business units,
Wealth Management Solutions and Strategic Investment Research Group.
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The Fund invests in
high yield (junk) bonds
, which are subject to greater credit and market risks;
, which may magnify losses and increase portfolio expenses;
, which may carry market, credit, and liquidity risks;
, which are subject to currency fluctuation and political uncertainty;
, which are subject to greater volatility and price declines;
, which exists when particular investments are difficult to sell; and
small- and mid-cap issuers
, which may be subject to more erratic price and market movements than large-cap issuers. The Fund contains
that may delay, defer or prevent a transaction or a change in control that might otherwise be in the best interests of the stockholders.
Fixed income investments
are subject to
interest rate risk
, where their value will decline as interest rates rise; and
, which is the inability to make timely principal and interest payments. The Fund's net asset value may decline over time to the extent that the Fund buys fixed income securities at a premium. The risks associated with the Fund are more fully explained in the prospectus. These risks may increase the Fund's share price volatility. There is no guarantee the Fund’s objective will be achieved.
An investment in a closed-end fund’s common stock may be speculative in that it involves a high degree of risk, should not constitute a complete investment program, and may result in loss of principal. Each closed-end fund will have its own unique investment strategy, risks, charges and expenses that need to be considered before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other information about the Fund, should be read carefully before investing.
SIRG is a unit of Prudential Investments LLC, and a research unit of Prudential Financial. SIRG provides research, analysis and due diligence on investment management firms and the vehicles and strategies they offer. Wealth Management Solutions is a division of Prudential Investments LLC, Newark, NJ, a Prudential Financial company.