Manager turnover continues to be a challenge for Westwood Income Opportunity. A manager departure and addition in December 2020 added to a bevy of recent changes, which included three other departures in just over two years. Given the strategy's flexible approach to multi-asset income investing, additional time and demonstrated stability would help build our confidence in the managers' ability to execute over the long haul. The fund maintains a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral across all share classes.
Will WWIAX outperform in future?
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