For the period reported in its current prospectus, during which net operating expenses were capped by the Fund’s Manager, the Fund’s gross annual operating expenses totaled 3.99% of net assets. Until November 30, 2013, the Fund’s Manager has contractually agreed to waive certain fees and/or reimburse certain expenses, including management fees, so that expenses paid by the Fund will not exceed, on a per annum basis, 0.65% of the daily net assets representing institutional shares, absent an earlier modification by the Fund's Board of Trustees.
The tables above do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Total return is based on the Fund’s net asset values and assumes all dividends and capital gains were reinvested. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured. You may lose money. Certain fees payable by the Fund were waived during the period, and the Fund’s average annual total returns would have been lower had these not been waived. The Barclays Capital Intermediate Aggregate Index (BCIA) is an unmanaged index of intermediate-duration fixed-income securities. You cannot invest directly in an index.
Although the Domini Social Bond Fund is no-load, certain fees and expenses apply to a continued investment and are described in the prospectus. The composition of the Fund's portfolio is subject to change.
The Domini Social Bond Fund is not insured and is subject to market risks, including interest rate and credit risks. During periods of rising interest rates, bond funds can lose value. The Domini Social Bond Fund currently holds a large percentage of its portfolio in mortgage-backed securities. During periods of falling interest rates, mortgage-backed securities may prepay the principal due, which may lower the Fund’s return by causing it to reinvest at lower interest rates. Some of the Domini Social Bond Fund's community development investments may be unrated and carry greater credit risks than its other investments.