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DunhamDC Current Allocations

As of May 16, 2024 to present

DunhamDC US Current Allocations

As of July 1, 2024 to present


Dunham Retirement Income Program

Helping clients plan for retirement may feel overwhelming. That’s why we created The Dunham Retirement Income Program – a groundbreaking retirement planning tool that revolutionizes the way you prepare for the future.

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Embracing Your Retirement



This innovative program from Dunham is Called DunhamDC, and at its core, it is an investment strategy inspired by the timeless advice of buying fear and selling greed

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Mr. Market reflects the market's unpredictable and emotional swings. Seizing opportunities in moments of greed or fear, Benjamin Graham's wisdom encourages staying unemotional in the face of Mr. Market's fluctuating moods.

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Dunham in the Media:

May 30th, 2024

Financial Advisor quotes Salvatore M. Capizzi, Dunham's Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, in an article about second home ownership challenges and costs.

In a recent Financial Advisor Magazine article, Salvatore Capizzi of Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel discusses why the allure of owning a second home is fading for many.

May 1st, 2024

Larry Light quotes Salvatore M. Capizzi in an article about retirement

Larry Light quotes Salvatore M. Capizzi, “when I got started, we expected people to live until 80. They live a lot longer now. If you retire now at 65, you have another 40 years, another lifetime” when explaining the dire Boomer cash-out scenario.

April 30th, 2024

Adam Sarhan interviews Dunham's Executive VP, Salvatore M. Capizzi, about his financial expertise and journey

After speaking with Salvatore M. Capizzi, Adam Sarhan highlights his 30 years of financial services experience. "He possesses a wealth of expertise in global sales and distribution leadership, marketing, business development and strategic planning."

April 18th, 2024

The Dunham Retirement Income Program recieves recognition as a key product launch in Plan Adviser

Alex Ortolani notes the launch and offerings of the Dunham Retirement Income Program.

April 18th, 2024

The Dunham Retirement Income Program recieves recognition as a pivotal program for financial advisors in San Diego Metro Magazine

The Dunham Retirement Income Program's key feaures are highlighted in San Diego Metro's Daily Business Report.

April 17th, 2024

Dunham's CIO and CFA, Ryan Dykmans, shares his valuable insights on "Verified Investing: Market Pulse with Dr. B"

Ryan Dykmans discusses volatility in the markets with Dr.Burkholder, an equities trader/investor with domestic and international business experience at a Fortune 500 company.

April 16th, 2024

Brian Anderson's noteable piece in 401K Specialist highlights the key features of the Dunham Retirement Income Program

Brian Anderson explains how the Dunham Retirement Income Program approach "seamlessly integrates planning tools, back-office support and investment strategies to help advisors prepare clients for retirement."

April 16th, 2024

Leo Almazora sheds light on the importance of the Dunham Retirement Income Program and its potential impact on retirement planning

Leo Almazora explains that the Dunham Retirement Income Program "aims to help advisors with retired and pre-retiree clients with an algorithmic strategy, tailored portfolios, and back-office support."

April 1st, 2024

Advisor Perspective features Salvatore M. Capizzi's notable article about sequence risk

Salvatore M. Capizzi illustrates the effects of sequence risk with a clever spin on "The Tortoise and The Hare." He aims to provide knowledge about mitigating sequence risk and navigating market swings.

March 25th, 2024

Salvatore M. Capizzi, Dunham's Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, discusses retirement risks and opportunities on the "Adjusted for Risk" podcast

Salvatore M. Capizzi gives his insight on retirement planning and the different retirement strategies. Ryan Nauman highlights Salvatore's knowledge of "why it is so important to understand and limit sequence risk and what event financial advisors should start planning for in 2026."

March 4th, 2024

Our CIO and CFA Ryan Dykmans discusses the CBOE Market Volatility Index on the Scwab Network

Ryan Dykmans notes that there is significantly less fear for equities while bond rates are in flux.

February 22nd, 2024

Dunham Surpassed $5 Billion in Combined AUM and AUA

Key milestone achieved by Dunham positioning it as one of the industry formal growing wealth management and trust provider.


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Investors should consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses of the Dunham Funds carefully before investing. This and other important information is contained in the Fund's summary prospectus and/or prospectus, which may be obtained by calling (800) 442-4358. Please read prospectus materials carefully before investing or sending money. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The Dunham Retirement Income Program (“DRIP”) involves investments subject to risks, fees, and expenses. There is no guarantee that any investing strategy will be profitable or provide protection from loss.

Different types of investments and/or investment strategies involve varying levels of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment or investment strategy will be profitable for a client's or prospective client's portfolio, thus, investments may result in a loss of principal. Accordingly, no client or prospective client should assume that the information presented serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. or from any other investment professional.

Past performance may not be indicative of future results. No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee returns or eliminate risk in any market environment. There may be economic times where all investments are unfavorable and depreciate in value.

“DunhamDC (“DunhamDC”) is a proprietary algorithm of Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. (“Dunham”) that seeks to mitigate sequence risk, which poses a threat to an investor's returns due to the timing of withdrawals. The algorithm employs what Dunham considers to be a pragmatic strategy, generally making incremental increases to the equity allocation when global stock market prices decrease and decreasing it when global stock prices increase. The U.S. variant of DunhamDC generally increases equity exposure as domestic stock prices decrease and reduces equity exposure when domestic stock prices increase. Rebalancing is initiated based on the investment criteria set forth in the investors application and is further influenced by the DunhamDC algorithm.”

DunhamDC uses an unemotional, objective, systematic approach. The algorithm does not use complex formulas and is designed to create a consistent process with limited assumptions based on historical data.

DunhamDC may make frequent purchases and redemptions at times which may result in a taxable event in the account and may cause undesired tax-related consequences.

Dunham makes no representation that the program will meet its intended objective. Market conditions and factors that influence investment outcomes are subject to change, and no program can fully account for all variables and events. The program requires making investment decisions based on factors and conditions that are beyond the Account Owner’s and Dunham’s control.

DunhamDC is NOT A GUARANTEE against market loss or declines in the value of the account or a timing strategy. Investor may lose money.

Asset allocation models are subject to general market risk and risks related to economic conditions.

DunhamDC has a limited track record, with an inception date of November 30, 2022.

The Sub-Adviser receives a fulcrum fee, which will vary based on the Sub-Adviser's performance against the benchmark. The Sub­ Adviser is rewarded when performance exceed the benchmark and is penalized when performance is short of the benchmark. Some Sub-Advisers receive minimum compensation regardless of whether or not an established performance benchmark is met or exceeded.

Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. serves as adviser (the Adviser) and distributor of the Dunham Funds.