Head of municipals and lead manager Susan Courtney plans to retire at the end of 2021. This is a material loss for the strategy, supporting a downgrade of PGIM Short Duration Muni’s People and Process Pillars to Average from Above Average. This results in a Morningstar Analyst Rating downgrade to Neutral on three share classes, while the most expensive continues to earn a Negative.
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