Neuberger Berman Offers R6 Shares

March 18, 2013 ( - In response to client demands, Neuberger Berman Group LLC introduced retirement share classes (R6 Shares) for seven of its mutual funds.

The new R6 Shares offer a lower cost option to retirement plan advisers and their plan sponsor clients. R6 Shares will initially be available for the following funds: NB Emerging Markets Equity; NB Genesis Fund; NB High Income Bond Fund; NB Mid Cap Growth Fund; NB Real Estate Fund; NB Socially Responsive Fund; and NB Strategic Income Fund.   

The new R6 Shares are offered at net asset value (NAV) without front-end sales charges, contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC), or 12b-1 fees. Neuberger Berman currently manages $19 billion in defined contribution plan assets as of December 31, 2012.  

“We understand the many issues facing our plan sponsor clients and their underlying participants. To address the need for fee transparency, we are excited to add these share classes to some of our best performing and in demand mutual funds,” said Scott Kilgallen, managing director of the Financial Institutions Group at Neuberger Berman. “We are also looking to add more R6 Shares to our mutual fund lineup over time.”  

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