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Eaton Vance Special Investment Trust

Filed: 28 Jun 21, 11:05am
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form N-CSR

 

 

CERTIFIED SHAREHOLDER REPORT OF REGISTERED

MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES

Investment Company Act File Number: 811-01545

 

 

Eaton Vance Special Investment Trust

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

Two International Place Boston, Massachusetts 02110

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

 

Maureen A. Gemma

Two International Place Boston, Massachusetts 02110

(Name and Address of Agent for Services)

 

 

(617) 482-8260

(Registrant’s Telephone Number)

October 31

Date of Fiscal Year End

April 30, 2021

Date of Reporting Period

 

 

 


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Reports to Stockholders


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Eaton Vance

Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

Semiannual Report

April 30, 2021

 

 

 

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission Registration. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has adopted regulations that subject registered investment companies and advisers to regulation by the CFTC if a fund invests more than a prescribed level of its assets in certain CFTC-regulated instruments (including futures, certain options and swap agreements) or markets itself as providing investment exposure to such instruments. The adviser is registered with the CFTC as a commodity pool operator with respect to its management of the Fund. As the commodity pool operator of the Fund, the adviser has claimed relief under the Commodity Exchange Act from certain reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The adviser is also registered as a commodity trading advisor.

Fund shares are not insured by the FDIC and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, any depository institution. Shares are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of principal invested.

This report must be preceded or accompanied by a current summary prospectus or prospectus. Before investing, investors should consider carefully the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses of a mutual fund. This and other important information is contained in the summary prospectus and prospectus, which can be obtained from a financial intermediary. Prospective investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing. For further information, please call 1-800-262-1122.


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Semiannual Report April 30, 2021

Eaton Vance

Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

 

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Performance

   2 

Fund Profile

   2 

Endnotes and Additional Disclosures

   3 

Fund Expenses

   4 

Financial Statements

   5 

Joint Special Meeting of Shareholders

   23 

Board of Trustees’ Contract Approval

   24 

Officers and Trustees

   30 

Privacy Notice

   31 

Important Notices

   33 


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Eaton Vance

Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Performance1,2

 

Portfolio Managers Jason C. DesLauriers and Brian S. Ellis, CFA

 

% Average Annual Total Returns  Class
Inception Date
   

Performance

Inception Date

   Six Months   One Year   Five Years   Ten Years 

Class A at NAV

   04/01/2010    04/01/2010    6.16   13.43   3.52   2.04

Class A with 2.25% Maximum Sales Charge

           3.73    10.93    3.06    1.81 

Class C at NAV

   04/01/2010    04/01/2010    5.80    12.66    2.76    1.28 

Class C with 1% Maximum Sales Charge

           4.80    11.66    2.76    1.28 

Class I at NAV

   04/01/2010    04/01/2010    6.38    13.74    3.80    2.30 

 

ICE BofA 1–5 Year U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index

           3.83   7.24   2.98   1.72
% Total Annual Operating Expense Ratios3                 Class A   Class C   Class I 

Gross

         1.01   1.76   0.76

Net

         0.90    1.65    0.65 

Fund Profile

 

Asset Allocation (% of total investments)4

 

 

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See Endnotes and Additional Disclosures in this report.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) or offering price (as applicable) with all distributions reinvested. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance for periods less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, current Fund performance may be lower or higher than the quoted return. For performance as of the most recent month-end, please refer to eatonvance.com.

 

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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Endnotes and Additional Disclosures

 

1 

ICE BofA 1-5 Year U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index is an unmanaged index comprised of U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities with at least $1 billion in outstanding face value and a remaining term to final maturity of at least 1 year and less than 5 years. ICE® BofA® indices are not for redistribution or other uses; provided “as is”, without warranties, and with no liability. Eaton Vance has prepared this report and ICE Data Indices, LLC does not endorse it, or guarantee, review, or endorse Eaton Vance’s products. BofA® is a licensed registered trademark of Bank of America Corporation in the United States and other countries. Unless otherwise stated, index returns do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales charges, commissions, expenses, taxes or leverage, as applicable. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

 

2 

Total Returns at NAV do not include applicable sales charges. If sales charges were deducted, the returns would be lower. Total Returns shown with maximum sales charge reflect the stated maximum sales charge. Unless otherwise stated, performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes on Fund distributions or redemptions of Fund shares.

 

3 

Source: Fund prospectus. Net expense ratios reflect a contractual expense reimbursement that continues through 2/28/22. Without the reimbursement, performance would have been lower. The expense ratios for the current reporting period can be found in the Financial Highlights section of this report.

 

4 

Total investments includes the Fund’s investment in the Portfolio and the Fund’s direct investments in securities and derivatives. Derivative positions are reflected at their unrealized appreciation (depreciation). Other, if any, represents any investment type less than 1% of total investments.

Fund profile subject to change due to active management.

 

 

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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

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Fund Expenses

 

 

Example:  As a Fund shareholder, you incur two types of costs: (1) transaction costs, including sales charges (loads) on purchases and redemption fees (if applicable); and (2) ongoing costs, including management fees; distribution and/or service fees; and other Fund expenses. This Example is intended to help you understand your ongoing costs (in dollars) of Fund investing and to compare these costs with the ongoing costs of investing in other mutual funds. The Example is based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held for the entire period (November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021).

Actual Expenses:  The first section of the table below provides information about actual account values and actual expenses. You may use the information in this section, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses that you paid over the period. Simply divide your account value by $1,000 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000 = 8.6), then multiply the result by the number in the first section under the heading entitled “Expenses Paid During Period” to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during this period.

Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes:  The second section of the table below provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on the actual Fund expense ratio and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year (before expenses), which is not the actual Fund return. The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period. You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in your Fund and other funds. To do so, compare this 5% hypothetical example with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of the other funds.

Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and do not reflect any transactional costs, such as sales charges (loads) or redemption fees (if applicable). Therefore, the second section of the table is useful in comparing ongoing costs only, and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different funds. In addition, if these transactional costs were included, your costs would be higher.

 

   Beginning
Account Value
(11/1/20)
   Ending
Account Value
(4/30/21)
   Expenses Paid
During Period*
(11/1/20 – 4/30/21)
   

Annualized

Expense
Ratio

 

Actual

       

Class A

 $1,000.00   $1,061.60   $4.34**    0.86

Class C

 $1,000.00   $1,058.00   $8.22**    1.61

Class I

 $1,000.00   $1,063.80   $3.07**    0.61
     

Hypothetical

       

(5% return per year before expenses)

       

Class A

 $1,000.00   $1,020.60   $4.26**    0.86

Class C

 $1,000.00   $1,016.80   $8.05**    1.61

Class I

 $1,000.00   $1,021.80   $3.01**    0.61

 

*

Expenses are equal to the Fund’s annualized expense ratio for the indicated Class, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 181/365 (to reflect the one-half year period). The Example assumes that the $1,000 was invested at the net asset value per share determined at the close of business on October 31, 2020. The Example reflects the expenses of both the Fund and the Portfolio.

 

**

Absent an allocation of certain expenses to an affiliate, expenses would be higher.

 

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Eaton Vance

Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Portfolio of Investments (Unaudited)

 

 

Investment in Affiliated Portfolio — 28.9%

 

Description     Value 
Senior Debt Portfolio
(identified cost, $76,135,784)
     $78,020,401 

Total Investment in Affiliated Portfolio
(identified cost $76,135,784)

 

 $78,020,401 
Asset-Backed Securities — 3.4%

 

Security Principal
Amount
(000’s omitted)
  Value 

ARI Fleet Lease Trust, Series 2018-B, Class A2, 3.22%, 8/16/27(1)

 $37  $37,645 

Avant Loans Funding Trust, Series 2019-B, Class A, 2.72%, 10/15/26(1)

  59   58,950 

Coinstar Funding, LLC, Series 2017-1A, Class A2, 5.216%, 4/25/47(1)

  1,580   1,590,531 

Consumer Loan Underlying Bond Credit Trust, Series 2018-P3, Class B, 4.32%, 1/15/26(1)

  119   119,785 

Foundation Finance Trust, Series 2017-1A, Class A, 3.30%, 7/15/33(1)

  377   383,164 
FREED ABS Trust:      

Series 2019-2, Class A, 2.62%, 11/18/26(1)

  596   598,473 

Series 2020-FP1, Class A, 2.52%,
3/18/27(1)

  252   253,201 
LL ABS Trust:      

Series 2019-1A, Class A, 2.87%, 3/15/27(1)

  156   156,609 

Series 2020-1A, Class A, 2.33%, 1/17/28(1)

  540   544,031 
Marlette Funding Trust:      

Series 2019-2A, Class A, 3.13%, 7/16/29(1)

  252   253,333 

Series 2020-2A, Class B, 1.83%, 9/16/30(1)

  425   428,504 

MVW, LLC, Series 2020-1A, Class A, 1.74%, 10/20/37(1)

  105   107,290 

OneMain Financial Issuance Trust, Series 2017-1A, Class A1, 2.37%, 9/14/32(1)

  91   90,956 

Small Business Lending Trust, Series 2020-A, Class A, 2.62%, 12/15/26(1)

  293   294,583 

Sofi Consumer Loan Program, LLC, Series 2017-5, Class A2, 2.78%, 9/25/26(1)

  91   91,053 

SpringCastle America Funding, LLC, Series 2020-AA, Class A, 1.97%, 9/25/37(1)

  1,388   1,406,839 

Stack Infrastructure Issuer, LLC, Series 2019-1A, Class A2, 4.54%, 2/25/44(1)

  973   1,038,111 
Tesla Auto Lease Trust:      

Series 2018-B, Class A, 3.71%, 8/20/21(1)

  232   233,112 

Series 2020-A, Class A3, 0.68%,
12/20/23(1)

  164   164,775 

Series 2020-A, Class A4, 0.78%,
12/20/23(1)

  104   104,732 

Theorem Funding Trust, Series 2020-1A, Class A, 2.48%, 10/15/26(1)

  196   197,756 
Security Principal
Amount
(000’s omitted)
  Value 

Vantage Data Centers, LLC, Series 2020-2A, Class A2, 1.992%, 9/15/45(1)

 $1,105  $1,094,086 

Total Asset-Backed Securities
(identified cost $9,258,097)

 

 $9,247,519 
Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities — 0.8%

 

Security Principal
Amount
(000’s omitted)
  Value 
COMM Mortgage Trust:      

Series 2013-CR11, Class D, 5.119%, 8/10/50(1)(2)

 $455  $425,291 

Series 2015-CR22, Class D, 4.105%, 3/10/48(1)(2)

  1,000   1,012,035 

JPMorgan Chase Commercial Mortgage Securities Trust, Series 2011-C5, Class D, 5.422%, 8/15/46(1)(2)

  830   714,341 

Total Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
(identified cost $2,341,737)

 

 $2,151,667 
U.S. Treasury Obligations — 65.2%

 

Security Principal
Amount
(000’s omitted)
  Value 
U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Bonds: 

2.00%, 1/15/26(3)

 $2,650  $3,156,444 

2.375%, 1/15/25(3)

  11,161   13,140,848 
U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Notes: 

0.125%, 4/15/22(3)

  8,650   8,875,286 

0.125%, 7/15/22(3)

  3,431   3,564,867 

0.125%, 1/15/23(3)

  12,533   13,135,077 

0.125%, 7/15/24(3)

  4,430   4,815,982 

0.125%, 10/15/24(3)

  12,299   13,395,160 

0.125%, 4/15/25(3)

  14,253   15,543,830 

0.125%, 10/15/25(3)

  11,148   12,250,191 

0.125%, 4/15/26(3)

  2,005   2,199,790 

0.25%, 1/15/25(3)

  13,323   14,572,954 

0.375%, 7/15/23(3)

  11,300   12,105,987 

0.375%, 7/15/25(3)

  6,653   7,383,905 

0.50%, 4/15/24(3)

  12,512   13,616,816 

0.625%, 4/15/23(3)

  11,645   12,388,952 

0.625%, 1/15/24(3)

  11,270   12,252,814 

0.625%, 1/15/26(3)

  12,174   13,668,181 

Total U.S. Treasury Obligations
(identified cost $170,208,772)

 

 $176,067,084 
 

 

 5 See Notes to Financial Statements.


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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

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Portfolio of Investments (Unaudited) — continued

 

 

Short-Term Investments — 1.2%

 

Description Units  Value 
Eaton Vance Cash Reserves Fund, LLC, 0.10%(4)  3,073,333  $3,073,333 

Total Short-Term Investments
(identified cost $3,073,333)

 

 $3,073,333 

Total Investments — 99.5%
(identified cost $261,017,723)

 

 $268,560,004 

Other Assets, Less Liabilities — 0.5%

 

 $1,362,076 

Net Assets — 100.0%

 

 $269,922,080 

The percentage shown for each investment category in the Portfolio of Investments is based on net assets.

(1) 

Security exempt from registration under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These securities may be sold in certain transactions in reliance on an exemption from registration (normally to qualified institutional buyers). At April 30, 2021, the aggregate value of these securities is $11,399,186 or 4.2% of the Fund’s net assets.

 

(2) 

Weighted average fixed-rate coupon that changes/updates monthly. Rate shown is the rate at April 30, 2021.

 

(3) 

Inflation-linked security whose principal is adjusted for inflation based on changes in the U.S. Consumer Price Index. Interest is calculated based on the inflation-adjusted principal.

 

(4) 

Affiliated investment company, available to Eaton Vance portfolios and funds, which invests in high quality, U.S. dollar denominated money market instruments. The rate shown is the annualized seven-day yield as of April 30, 2021.

 

 

Centrally Cleared Inflation Swaps 
Notional
Amount
(000’s omitted)
  Fund
Pays/Receives
Return on
Reference Index
 Reference Index Fund
Pays/Receives
Rate
  Annual
Rate
 Termination
Date
  Value/Unrealized
Appreciation
 
USD  7,000  Receives Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
  Pays  2.335%
(pays upon termination)
  3/2/25  $123,653 
USD  5,000  Receives Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
  Pays  1.404%
(pays upon termination)
  3/6/25   283,129 
USD  4,000  Receives Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
  Pays  0.655%
(pays upon termination)
  3/27/25   379,933 
USD  6,000  Receives Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
  Pays  1.915%
(pays upon termination)
  9/2/25   294,526 
USD  4,000  Receives Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
  Pays  0.454%
(pays upon termination)
  3/24/26   506,877 
USD  5,000  Receives Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
  Pays  1.901%
(pays upon termination)
  9/1/26   283,486 
USD  10,000  Receives Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
  Pays  2.545%
(pays upon termination)
  4/19/27   66,412 
                    $1,938,016 

 

 6 See Notes to Financial Statements.


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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

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Inflation Swaps 
Counterparty Notional
Amount
(000’s omitted)
  Fund
Pays/Receives
Return on
Reference Index
  Reference Index Fund
Pays/Receives
Rate
 Annual
Rate
 Termination
Date
  Value/Unrealized
Appreciation
 
Bank of America, N.A. $5,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 1.784%
(pays upon termination)
  6/19/22  $117,237 
Bank of America, N.A.  5,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 1.770%
(pays upon termination)
  6/22/22   120,873 
Bank of America, N.A.  8,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 1.856%
(pays upon termination)
  1/9/24   192,495 
Barclays Bank PLC  6,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 1.934%
(pays upon termination)
  7/20/22   97,828 
Barclays Bank PLC  10,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 2.157%
(pays upon termination)
  1/9/23   56,675 
Citibank, N.A.  5,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 2.207%
(pays upon termination)
  1/23/23   13,175 
Citibank, N.A.  5,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 1.763%
(pays upon termination)
  1/2/24   141,770 
Goldman Sachs International  7,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 1.890%
(pays upon termination)
  12/21/23   175,235 
Goldman Sachs International  6,000   Receives  Return on CPI-U (NSA)
(pays upon termination)
 Pays 1.783%
(pays upon termination)
  12/28/23   174,477 
                    $1,089,765 

Abbreviations:

 

CPI-U (NSA)  Consumer Price Index All Urban Non-Seasonally Adjusted
LIBOR  London Interbank Offered Rate

Currency Abbreviations:

 

USD  United States Dollar

 

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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Statement of Assets and Liabilities (Unaudited)

 

 

Assets  April 30, 2021 

Investment in affiliated Portfolio, at value (identified cost, $76,135,784)

  $78,020,401 

Unaffiliated investments, at value (identified cost, $181,808,606)

   187,466,270 

Affiliated investment, at value (identified cost, $3,073,333)

   3,073,333 

Deposits for derivatives collateral —

  

Centrally cleared swap contracts

   1,439,478 

OTC swap contracts

   780,000 

Interest receivable

   198,740 

Dividends receivable from affiliated investment

   367 

Receivable for Fund shares sold

   1,187,061 

Receivable for variation margin on open centrally cleared swap contracts

   2,729 

Receivable for open swap contracts

   1,089,765 

Receivable from affiliate

   28,193 

Total assets

  $273,286,337 
Liabilities     

Cash collateral due to brokers

  $780,000 

Payable for investments purchased

   2,391,089 

Payable for Fund shares redeemed

   62,680 

Payable to affiliates:

  

Investment adviser fee

   64,359 

Distribution and service fees

   12,069 

Trustees’ fees

   43 

Accrued expenses

   54,017 

Total liabilities

  $3,364,257 

Net Assets

  $269,922,080 
Sources of Net Assets     

Paid-in capital

  $271,561,566 

Accumulated loss

   (1,639,486

Total

  $269,922,080 
Class A Shares     

Net Assets

  $40,314,370 

Shares Outstanding

   3,898,558 

Net Asset Value and Redemption Price Per Share

  

(net assets ÷ shares of beneficial interest outstanding)

  $10.34 

Maximum Offering Price Per Share

  

(100 ÷ 97.75 of net asset value per share)

  $10.58 
Class C Shares     

Net Assets

  $4,983,285 

Shares Outstanding

   486,207 

Net Asset Value and Offering Price Per Share*

  

(net assets ÷ shares of beneficial interest outstanding)

  $10.25 
Class I Shares     

Net Assets

  $224,624,425 

Shares Outstanding

   21,708,521 

Net Asset Value, Offering Price and Redemption Price Per Share

  

(net assets ÷ shares of beneficial interest outstanding)

  $10.35 

On sales of $100,000 or more, the offering price of Class A shares is reduced.

 

*

Redemption price per share is equal to the net asset value less any applicable contingent deferred sales charge.

 

 8 See Notes to Financial Statements.


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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Statement of Operations (Unaudited)

 

 

Investment Income  

Six Months Ended

April 30, 2021

 

Interest

  $1,579,804 

Interest and other income allocated from affiliated Portfolio

   1,461,946 

Dividends from affiliated investment

   1,841 

Dividends allocated from affiliated Portfolio (net of foreign taxes, $1,249)

   34,833 

Expenses, excluding interest expense and fees, allocated from affiliated Portfolio

   (155,229

Interest expense and fees allocated from affiliated Portfolio

   (106,209

Total investment income

  $2,816,986 
Expenses     

Investment adviser fee

  $314,722 

Distribution and service fees

  

Class A

   42,647 

Class C

   22,225 

Trustees’ fees and expenses

   250 

Custodian fee

   20,867 

Transfer and dividend disbursing agent fees

   42,193 

Legal and accounting services

   28,626 

Printing and postage

   10,192 

Registration fees

   38,606 

Miscellaneous

   7,885 

Total expenses

  $528,213 

Deduct —

  

Reimbursement of expenses by affiliate

  $118,261 

Total expense reductions

  $118,261 

Net expenses

  $409,952 

Net investment income

  $2,407,034 
Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss)     

Net realized gain (loss) —

  

Investment transactions

  $600,354 

Swap contracts

   (1,496

Net realized gain (loss) allocated from affiliated Portfolio —

  

Investment transactions

   (145,418

Foreign currency transactions

   5,570 

Forward foreign currency exchange contracts

   (8,402

Net realized gain

  $450,608 

Change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) —

  

Investments

  $3,249,193 

Swap contracts

   3,425,911 

Change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) allocated from affiliated Portfolio —

  

Investments

   2,329,479 

Foreign currency

   (13,267

Forward foreign currency exchange contracts

   (99,195

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)

  $8,892,121 

Net realized and unrealized gain

  $9,342,729 

Net increase in net assets from operations

  $11,749,763 

 

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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Statements of Changes in Net Assets

 

 

Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets  

Six Months Ended

April 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

   

Year Ended

October 31, 2020

 

From operations —

    

Net investment income

  $2,407,034   $4,557,380 

Net realized gain (loss)

   450,608    (5,246,790

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)

   8,892,121    4,640,547 

Net increase in net assets from operations

  $11,749,763   $3,951,137 

Distributions to shareholders —

    

Class A

  $(378,051  $(619,619

Class C

   (32,559   (89,193

Class I

   (1,905,353   (3,862,054

Total distributions to shareholders

  $(2,315,963  $(4,570,866

Transactions in shares of beneficial interest —

    

Proceeds from sale of shares

    

Class A

  $17,293,410   $11,394,245 

Class C

   1,354,867    495,004 

Class I

   115,636,883    76,557,628 

Net asset value of shares issued to shareholders in payment of distributions declared

    

Class A

   369,958    603,591 

Class C

   32,559    89,064 

Class I

   1,869,172    3,829,656 

Cost of shares redeemed

    

Class A

   (8,784,511   (13,133,462

Class C

   (754,455   (2,386,210

Class I

   (47,335,186   (132,494,195

Net asset value of shares converted

    

Class A

   1,023,582    214,597 

Class C

   (1,023,582   (214,597

Net increase (decrease) in net assets from Fund share transactions

  $79,682,697   $(55,044,679

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

  $89,116,497   $(55,664,408
Net Assets          

At beginning of period

  $180,805,583   $236,469,991 

At end of period

  $269,922,080   $180,805,583 

 

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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Financial Highlights

 

 

  Class A 
  Six Months Ended
April 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
  Year Ended October 31, 
  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016 
       

Net asset value — Beginning of period

 $9.850  $9.730  $9.720  $9.860  $9.820  $9.670 
Income (Loss) From Operations                        

Net investment income(1)

 $0.110  $0.209  $0.240  $0.254  $0.176  $0.134 

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss)

  0.494   0.120(2)   (0.008  (0.142  0.022   0.263 

Total income from operations

 $0.604  $0.329  $0.232  $0.112  $0.198  $0.397 
Less Distributions                        

From net investment income

 $(0.114 $(0.209 $(0.222 $(0.252 $(0.158 $(0.247

Total distributions

 $(0.114 $(0.209 $(0.222 $(0.252 $(0.158 $(0.247

Net asset value — End of period

 $10.340  $9.850  $9.730  $9.720  $9.860  $9.820 

Total Return(3)(4)

  6.16%(5)   3.46  2.41  1.14  2.03  4.17
Ratios/Supplemental Data                        

Net assets, end of period (000’s omitted)

 $40,314  $28,768  $29,350  $37,919  $20,314  $18,207 

Ratios (as a percentage of average daily net assets):(6)

      

Expenses(4)(7)

  0.86%(8)   0.90  0.95  0.87  0.86  1.02

Net investment income

  2.18%(8)   2.16  2.46  2.59  1.78  1.39

Portfolio Turnover of the Fund(9)

  23%(5)   68  36  51  40  83

 

(1) 

Computed using average shares outstanding.

 

(2) 

The per share amount is not in accord with the net realized and unrealized gain (loss) for the period because of the timing of Fund share transactions and the amount of the per share realized and unrealized gains and losses at such time.

 

(3) 

Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value with all distributions reinvested and do not reflect the effect of sales charges.

 

(4) 

The investment adviser of a Portfolio and/or the investment adviser and the administrator of the Fund reimbursed expenses (equal to 0.12%, 0.11%, 0.14%, 0.11%, 0.13% and 0.23% of average daily net assets for the six months ended April 30, 2021 and the years ended October 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively). Absent this reimbursement, total return would be lower.

 

(5) 

Not annualized.

 

(6) 

Includes the Fund’s share of the Portfolio’s/Portfolios’ allocated expenses.

 

(7) 

Includes interest expense, including allocated from the Portfolio, of 0.11%, 0.15%, 0.20%, 0.12%, 0.09% and 0.12% of average daily net assets for the six months ended April 30, 2021 and the years ended October 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

(8) 

Annualized.

 

(9) 

Percentage includes both the Fund’s contributions to and withdrawals from the Portfolio(s) and purchases and sales of securities held directly by the Fund.

 

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  Class C 
  Six Months Ended
April 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
  Year Ended October 31, 
  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016 
       

Net asset value — Beginning of period

 $9.760  $9.660  $9.660  $9.810  $9.780  $9.630 
Income (Loss) From Operations                        

Net investment income(1)

 $0.066  $0.134  $0.163  $0.179  $0.103  $0.075 

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss)

  0.498   0.116(2)   (0.002  (0.148  0.020   0.250 

Total income from operations

 $0.564  $0.250  $0.161  $0.031  $0.123  $0.325 
Less Distributions                        

From net investment income

 $(0.074 $(0.150 $(0.161 $(0.181 $(0.093 $(0.175

Total distributions

 $(0.074 $(0.150 $(0.161 $(0.181 $(0.093 $(0.175

Net asset value — End of period

 $10.250  $9.760  $9.660  $9.660  $9.810  $9.780 

Total Return(3)(4)

  5.80%(5)   2.74  1.58  0.31  1.26  3.43
Ratios/Supplemental Data                        

Net assets, end of period (000’s omitted)

 $4,983  $5,152  $7,118  $13,528  $9,723  $7,080 

Ratios (as a percentage of average daily net assets):(6)

      

Expenses(4)(7)

  1.61%(8)   1.65  1.70  1.62  1.61  1.77

Net investment income

  1.33%(8)   1.40  1.68  1.83  1.05  0.78

Portfolio Turnover of the Fund(9)

  23%(5)   68  36  51  40  83

 

(1) 

Computed using average shares outstanding.

 

(2) 

The per share amount is not in accord with the net realized and unrealized gain (loss) for the period because of the timing of Fund share transactions and the amount of the per share realized and unrealized gains and losses at such time.

 

(3) 

Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value with all distributions reinvested and do not reflect the effect of sales charges.

 

(4) 

The investment adviser of a Portfolio and/or the investment adviser and the administrator of the Fund reimbursed expenses (equal to 0.12%, 0.11%, 0.14%, 0.11%, 0.13% and 0.23% of average daily net assets for the six months ended April 30, 2021 and the years ended October 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively). Absent this reimbursement, total return would be lower.

 

(5) 

Not annualized.

 

(6) 

Includes the Fund’s share of the Portfolio’s/Portfolios’ allocated expenses.

 

(7) 

Includes interest expense, including allocated from the Portfolio, of 0.11%, 0.15%, 0.20%, 0.12%, 0.09% and 0.12% of average daily net assets for the six months ended April 30, 2021 and the years ended October 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

(8) 

Annualized.

 

(9) 

Percentage includes both the Fund’s contributions to and withdrawals from the Portfolio(s) and purchases and sales of securities held directly by the Fund.

 

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  Class I 
  Six Months Ended
April 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
  Year Ended October 31, 
  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016 
       

Net asset value — Beginning of period

 $9.850  $9.730  $9.710  $9.850  $9.810  $9.670 
Income (Loss) From Operations                        

Net investment income(1)

 $0.124  $0.234  $0.265  $0.282  $0.205  $0.178 

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss)

  0.501   0.114(2)   (0.005  (0.147  0.014   0.248 

Total income from operations

 $0.625  $0.348  $0.260  $0.135  $0.219  $0.426 
Less Distributions                        

From net investment income

 $(0.125 $(0.228 $(0.240 $(0.275 $(0.179 $(0.286

Total distributions

 $(0.125 $(0.228 $(0.240 $(0.275 $(0.179 $(0.286

Net asset value — End of period

 $10.350  $9.850  $9.730  $9.710  $9.850  $9.810 

Total Return(3)(4)

  6.38%(5)   3.66  2.71  1.37  2.25  4.50
Ratios/Supplemental Data                        

Net assets, end of period (000’s omitted)

 $224,624  $146,885  $200,002  $273,458  $164,940  $42,154 

Ratios (as a percentage of average daily net assets):(6)

      

Expenses(4)(7)

  0.61%(8)   0.65  0.70  0.62  0.60  0.77

Net investment income

  2.47%(8)   2.42  2.72  2.87  2.08  1.84

Portfolio Turnover of the Fund(9)

  23%(5)   68  36  51  40  83

 

(1) 

Computed using average shares outstanding.

 

(2) 

The per share amount is not in accord with the net realized and unrealized gain (loss) for the period because of the timing of Fund share trasactions and the amount of the per share realized and unrealized gains and losses at such time.

 

(3) 

Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value with all distributions reinvested.

 

(4) 

The investment adviser of a Portfolio and/or the investment adviser and the administrator of the Fund reimbursed expenses (equal to 0.12%, 0.11%, 0.14%, 0.11%, 0.13% and 0.23% of average daily net assets for the six months ended April 30, 2021 and the years ended October 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively). Absent this reimbursement, total return would be lower.

 

(5) 

Not annualized.

 

(6) 

Includes the Fund’s share of the Portfolio’s/Portfolios’ allocated expenses.

 

(7) 

Includes interest expense, including allocated from the Portfolio, of 0.11%, 0.15%, 0.20%, 0.12%, 0.09% and 0.12% of average daily net assets for the six months ended April 30, 2021 and the years ended October 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

(8) 

Annualized.

 

(9) 

Percentage includes both the Fund’s contributions to and withdrawals from the Portfolio(s) and purchases and sales of securities held directly by the Fund.

 

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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Notes to Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

1  Significant Accounting Policies

Eaton Vance Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified series of Eaton Vance Special Investment Trust (the Trust). The Trust is a Massachusetts business trust registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the 1940 Act), as an open-end management investment company. The Fund offers three classes of shares. Class A shares are generally sold subject to a sales charge imposed at time of purchase. Class C shares are sold at net asset value and are generally subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (see Note 5). Effective January 25, 2019, Class C shares generally automatically convert to Class A shares ten years after their purchase and, effective November 5, 2020, automatically convert to Class A shares eight years after their purchase as described in the Fund’s prospectus. Class I shares are sold at net asset value and are not subject to a sales charge. Each class represents a pro-rata interest in the Fund, but votes separately on class-specific matters and (as noted below) is subject to different expenses. Realized and unrealized gains and losses and net investment income and losses, other than class-specific expenses, are allocated daily to each class of shares based on the relative net assets of each class to the total net assets of the Fund. Each class of shares differs in its distribution plan and certain other class-specific expenses. The Fund’s investment objective is real return (real return is defined as total return less the estimated cost of inflation (typically measured by the change in an official inflation measure)). The Fund pursues its investment objective by investing in inflation protected instruments, including Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, and other fixed or floating-rate debt obligations with respect to which the Fund enters into agreements to swap nominal interest payments for payments based on changes in the U.S. Consumer Price Index or other measure of inflation. The Fund may also invest in certain registered investment companies sponsored by the Eaton Vance organization (the Portfolios). During the six months ended April 30, 2021, the Fund held interests in Senior Debt Portfolio (the Portfolio), a Massachusetts business trust managed by Boston Management and Research (BMR). The value of the Fund’s investment in the Portfolio reflects the Fund’s proportionate interest in the net assets of the Portfolio (1.1% at April 30, 2021). The performance of the Fund is directly affected by the performance of the Portfolio. A copy of the Portfolio’s financial statements is available by calling Eaton Vance at 1-800-262-1122 or on the EDGAR database on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

The following is a summary of significant accounting policies of the Fund. The policies are in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP). The Fund is an investment company and follows accounting and reporting guidance in the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification Topic 946.

A  Investment Valuation — The following methodologies are used to determine the market value or fair value of investments. The valuation policy of the Fund and of the Portfolio is as follows:

Debt Obligations. Debt obligations are generally valued on the basis of valuations provided by third party pricing services, as derived from such services’ pricing models. Inputs to the models may include, but are not limited to, reported trades, executable bid and ask prices, broker/dealer quotations, prices or yields of securities with similar characteristics, interest rates, anticipated prepayments, benchmark curves or information pertaining to the issuer, as well as industry and economic events. The pricing services may use a matrix approach, which considers information regarding securities with similar characteristics to determine the valuation for a security. Short-term debt obligations purchased with a remaining maturity of sixty days or less for which a valuation from a third party pricing service is not readily available may be valued at amortized cost, which approximates fair value.

Affiliated Fund. The Fund and Portfolio may invest in Eaton Vance Cash Reserves Fund, LLC (Cash Reserves Fund), an affiliated investment company managed by Eaton Vance Management (EVM). While Cash Reserves Fund is not a registered money market mutual fund, it conducts all of its investment activities in accordance with the requirements of Rule 2a-7 under the 1940 Act. Investments in Cash Reserves Fund are valued at the closing net asset value per unit on the valuation day. Cash Reserves Fund generally values its investment securities based on available market quotations provided by a third party pricing service.

Fair Valuation. Investments for which valuations or market quotations are not readily available or are deemed unreliable are valued at fair value using methods determined in good faith by or at the direction of the Trustees of the Fund or Portfolio in a manner that most fairly reflects the security’s “fair value”, which is the amount that the Fund or Portfolio might reasonably expect to receive for the security upon its current sale in the ordinary course. Each such determination is based on a consideration of relevant factors, which are likely to vary from one pricing context to another. These factors may include, but are not limited to, the type of security, the existence of any contractual restrictions on the security’s disposition, the price and extent of public trading in similar securities of the issuer or of comparable companies or entities, quotations or relevant information obtained from broker/dealers or other market participants, information obtained from the issuer, analysts, and/or the appropriate stock exchange (for exchange-traded securities), an analysis of the company’s or entity’s financial statements, and an evaluation of the forces that influence the issuer and the market(s) in which the security is purchased and sold.

Additional valuation policies of the Fund are as follows:

Derivatives. Swaps are normally valued using valuations provided by a third party pricing service. Such pricing service valuations are based on the present value of fixed and projected floating rate cash flows over the term of the swap contract. Future cash flows on swaps are discounted to their present value using swap rates provided by electronic data services or by broker/dealers.

Additional valuation policies of the Portfolio are as follows:

Senior Floating-Rate Loans. Interests in senior floating-rate loans (Senior Loans) for which reliable market quotations are readily available are valued generally at the average mean of bid and ask quotations obtained from a third party pricing service. Other Senior Loans are valued at fair value by the investment adviser under procedures approved by the Trustees. In fair valuing a Senior Loan, the investment adviser utilizes one or more of the valuation techniques described in (i) through (iii) below to assess the likelihood that the borrower will make a full repayment of the loan underlying such Senior Loan

 

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relative to yields on other Senior Loans issued by companies of comparable credit quality. If the investment adviser believes that there is a reasonable likelihood of full repayment, the investment adviser will determine fair value using a matrix pricing approach that considers the yield on the Senior Loan. If the investment adviser believes there is not a reasonable likelihood of full repayment, the investment adviser will determine fair value using analyses that include, but are not limited to: (i) a comparison of the value of the borrower’s outstanding equity and debt to that of comparable public companies; (ii) a discounted cash flow analysis; or (iii) when the investment adviser believes it is likely that a borrower will be liquidated or sold, an analysis of the terms of such liquidation or sale. In certain cases, the investment adviser will use a combination of analytical methods to determine fair value, such as when only a portion of a borrower’s assets are likely to be sold. In conducting its assessment and analyses for purposes of determining fair value of a Senior Loan, the investment adviser will use its discretion and judgment in considering and appraising relevant factors. Fair value determinations are made by the portfolio managers of the Portfolio based on information available to such managers. The portfolio managers of other funds managed by the investment adviser that invest in Senior Loans may not possess the same information about a Senior Loan borrower as the portfolio managers of the Portfolio. At times, the fair value of a Senior Loan determined by the portfolio managers of other funds managed by the investment adviser that invest in Senior Loans may vary from the fair value of the same Senior Loan determined by the portfolio managers of the Portfolio. The fair value of each Senior Loan is periodically reviewed and approved by the investment adviser’s Valuation Committee and by the Trustees based upon procedures approved by the Trustees. Junior Loans (i.e., subordinated loans and second lien loans) are valued in the same manner as Senior Loans.

Equity Securities. Equity securities listed on a U.S. securities exchange generally are valued at the last sale or closing price on the day of valuation or, if no sales took place on such date, at the mean between the closing bid and ask prices on the exchange where such securities are principally traded. Equity securities listed on the NASDAQ Global or Global Select Market generally are valued at the NASDAQ official closing price. Unlisted or listed securities for which closing sales prices or closing quotations are not available are valued at the mean between the latest available bid and ask prices.

Derivatives. Forward foreign currency exchange contracts are generally valued at the mean of the average bid and average ask prices that are reported by currency dealers to a third party pricing service at the valuation time. Such third party pricing service valuations are supplied for specific settlement periods and the Portfolio’s forward foreign currency exchange contracts are valued at an interpolated rate between the closest preceding and subsequent settlement period reported by the third party pricing service.

Foreign Securities and Currencies. Foreign securities and currencies are valued in U.S. dollars, based on foreign currency exchange rate quotations supplied by a third party pricing service. The pricing service uses a proprietary model to determine the exchange rate. Inputs to the model include reported trades and implied bid/ask spreads.

B  Income — The Fund’s net investment income or loss includes the Fund’s pro-rata share of the net investment income or loss of the Portfolio, less all actual and accrued expenses of the Fund. Interest income on direct investments is recorded on the basis of interest accrued, adjusted for amortization of premium or accretion of discount. Inflation adjustments to the principal amount of inflation-adjusted bonds and notes are reflected as interest income. Deflation adjustments to the principal amount of an inflation-adjusted bond or note are reflected as reductions to interest income to the extent of interest income previously recorded on such bond or note. Dividend income on direct investments is recorded on the ex-dividend date for dividends received in cash and/or securities.

C  Federal Taxes — The Fund’s policy is to comply with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code applicable to regulated investment companies and to distribute to shareholders each year substantially all of its net investment income, and all or substantially all of its net realized capital gains. Accordingly, no provision for federal income or excise tax is necessary.

As of April 30, 2021, the Fund had no uncertain tax positions that would require financial statement recognition, de-recognition, or disclosure. The Fund files a U.S. federal income tax return annually after its fiscal year-end, which is subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service for a period of three years from the date of filing.

D  Expenses — The majority of expenses of the Trust are directly identifiable to an individual fund. Expenses which are not readily identifiable to a specific fund are allocated taking into consideration, among other things, the nature and type of expense and the relative size of the funds.

E  Use of Estimates — The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of income and expense during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

F  Indemnifications — Under the Trust’s organizational documents, its officers and Trustees may be indemnified against certain liabilities and expenses arising out of the performance of their duties to the Fund. Under Massachusetts law, if certain conditions prevail, shareholders of a Massachusetts business trust (such as the Trust) could be deemed to have personal liability for the obligations of the Trust. However, the Trust’s Declaration of Trust contains an express disclaimer of liability on the part of Fund shareholders and the By-laws provide that the Trust shall assume, upon request by the shareholder, the defense on behalf of any Fund shareholders. Moreover, the By-laws also provide for indemnification out of Fund property of any shareholder held personally liable solely by reason of being or having been a shareholder for all loss or expense arising from such liability. Additionally, in the normal course of business, the Fund enters into agreements with service providers that may contain indemnification clauses. The Fund’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown as this would involve future claims that may be made against the Fund that have not yet occurred.

G  Inflation Swaps — Swap contracts are privately negotiated agreements between the Fund and a counterparty. Certain swap contracts may be centrally cleared (“centrally cleared swaps”), whereby all payments made or received by the Fund pursuant to the contract are with a central clearing party (CCP)

 

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rather than the original counterparty. The CCP guarantees the performance of the original parties to the contract. Upon entering into centrally cleared swaps, the Fund is required to deposit with the CCP, either in cash or securities, an amount of initial margin determined by the CCP, which is subject to adjustment.

Pursuant to inflation swap agreements, the Fund either makes floating-rate payments to the counterparty (or CCP in the case of centrally cleared swaps) based on a benchmark index in exchange for fixed-rate payments or the Fund makes fixed-rate payments to the counterparty (or CCP in the case of centrally cleared swaps) in exchange for floating-rate payments based on the return of a benchmark index. By design, the benchmark index is an inflation index, such as the Consumer Price Index. Payments received or made, including amortization of upfront payments/receipts, are recorded as realized gains or losses. During the term of the outstanding swap agreement, changes in the underlying value of the swap are recorded as unrealized gains or losses. For centrally cleared swaps, the daily change in valuation is recorded as a receivable or payable for variation margin and settled in cash with the CCP daily. The value of the swap is determined by changes in the relationship between the rate of interest and the benchmark index. The Fund is exposed to credit loss in the event of nonperformance by the swap counterparty. In the case of centrally cleared swaps, counterparty risk is minimal due to protections provided by the CCP. Risk may also arise from the unanticipated movements in value of interest rates or the index.

H  Other — Investment transactions are accounted for on a trade date basis. Realized gains and losses on investments sold are determined on the basis of identified cost.

I  Interim Financial Statements — The interim financial statements relating to April 30, 2021 and for the six months then ended have not been audited by an independent registered public accounting firm, but in the opinion of the Fund’s management, reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for the fair presentation of the financial statements.

2  Distributions to Shareholders and Income Tax Information

It is the present policy of the Fund to declare and pay distributions quarterly of all or substantially all of its net investment income and to distribute annually all or substantially all of its net realized capital gains. Distributions of realized capital gains are made at least annually. Distributions are declared separately for each class of shares. Shareholders may reinvest income and capital gain distributions in additional shares of the same class of the Fund at the net asset value as of the reinvestment date or, at the election of the shareholder, receive distributions in cash. Distributions to shareholders are determined in accordance with income tax regulations, which may differ from U.S. GAAP. As required by U.S. GAAP, only distributions in excess of tax basis earnings and profits are reported in the financial statements as a return of capital. Permanent differences between book and tax accounting relating to distributions are reclassified to paid-in capital. For tax purposes, distributions from short-term capital gains are considered to be from ordinary income.

At October 31, 2020, the Fund, for federal income tax purposes, had deferred capital losses of $11,779,727 which would reduce its taxable income arising from future net realized gains on investment transactions, if any, to the extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Code, and thus would reduce the amount of distributions to shareholders, which would otherwise be necessary to relieve the Fund of any liability for federal income or excise tax. The deferred capital losses are treated as arising on the first day of the Fund’s next taxable year and retain the same short-term or long-term character as when originally deferred. Of the deferred capital losses at October 31, 2020, $2,259,970 are short-term and $9,519,757 are long-term.

The cost and unrealized appreciation (depreciation) of investments, including open derivative contracts, of the Fund at April 30, 2021, as determined on a federal income tax basis, were as follows:

 

Aggregate cost

  $262,813,680 

Gross unrealized appreciation

  $8,982,153 

Gross unrealized depreciation

   (208,048

Net unrealized appreciation

  $8,774,105 

3  Investment Adviser Fee and Other Transactions with Affiliates

The investment adviser fee is earned by EVM as compensation for investment advisory services rendered to the Fund. On March 1, 2021, Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance Corp. (the “Transaction”) and EVM became an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. In connection with the Transaction, the Fund entered into a new investment advisory agreement (the “New Agreement”) with EVM, which took effect on March 1, 2021. The Fund’s prior fee reduction agreement was incorporated into the New Agreement. Pursuant to the New Agreement (and the Fund’s investment advisory agreement with EVM in effect prior to March 1, 2021), the investment adviser fee is computed at an annual rate of 0.45% of the Fund’s average daily net assets that are not invested in other investment companies for which EVM or its affiliates serve as investment adviser and receive an advisory fee (“Investable Assets”) up to $1 billion, 0.43% from $1 billion but less than $2.5 billion, 0.41% from $2.5 billion but less than $5 billion and 0.40% on Investable Assets of $5 billion and over, and is payable monthly. To the extent the Fund’s assets are invested in the Portfolio, the Fund is allocated its share of the Portfolio’s investment adviser fee. The Portfolio has engaged BMR, a subsidiary of EVM, to render investment advisory services. For the six months ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s allocated portion of the investment adviser fee paid by the Portfolio totaled $145,326 and the investment adviser fee paid by the Fund on Investable Assets amounted to $314,722. For the six months ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s investment adviser fee,

 

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including the investment adviser fee allocated from the Portfolio, was 0.46% (annualized) of the Fund’s average daily net assets. EVM also serves as the administrator of the Fund, but currently receives no compensation. The Fund may invest its cash in Cash Reserves Fund. EVM does not currently receive a fee for advisory services provided to Cash Reserves Fund.

EVM has agreed to reimburse the Fund’s expenses to the extent that total annual operating expenses (relating to ordinary operating expenses only and excluding such expenses as borrowing costs, taxes or litigation expenses) exceed 0.75%, 1.50% and 0.50% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for Class A, Class C and Class I, respectively. This agreement may be changed or terminated after February 28, 2022. Pursuant to this agreement, EVM reimbursed expenses of $118,261 for the six months ended April 30, 2021.

EVM provides sub-transfer agency and related services to the Fund pursuant to a Sub-Transfer Agency Support Services Agreement. For the six months ended April 30, 2021, EVM earned $2,320 from the Fund pursuant to such agreement, which is included in transfer and dividend disbursing agent fees on the Statement of Operations. The Fund was informed that Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc. (EVD), an affiliate of EVM and the Fund’s principal underwriter, received $1,825 as its portion of the sales charge on sales of Class A shares for the six months ended April 30, 2021. EVD also received distribution and service fees from Class A and Class C shares (see Note 4) and contingent deferred sales charges (see Note 5).

Trustees and officers of the Fund and the Portfolio who are members of EVM’s or BMR’s organizations receive remuneration for their services to the Fund out of the investment adviser fee. Certain officers and Trustees of the Fund and the Portfolio are officers of the above organizations.

4  Distribution Plans

The Fund has in effect a distribution plan for Class A shares (Class A Plan) pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act. Pursuant to the Class A Plan, the Fund pays EVD a distribution and service fee of 0.25% per annum of its average daily net assets attributable to Class A shares for distribution services and facilities provided to the Fund by EVD, as well as for personal services and/or the maintenance of shareholder accounts. Distribution and service fees paid or accrued to EVD for the six months ended April 30, 2021 amounted to $42,647 for Class A shares. The Fund also has in effect a distribution plan for Class C shares (Class C Plan) pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act. Pursuant to the Class C Plan, the Fund pays EVD amounts equal to 0.75% per annum of its average daily net assets attributable to Class C shares for providing ongoing distribution services and facilities to the Fund. For the six months ended April 30, 2021, the Fund paid or accrued to EVD $16,669 for Class C shares.

Pursuant to the Class C Plan, the Fund also makes payments of service fees to EVD, financial intermediaries and other persons in amounts equal to 0.25% per annum of its average daily net assets attributable to Class C shares. Service fees paid or accrued are for personal services and/or the maintenance of shareholder accounts. They are separate and distinct from the sales commissions and distribution fees payable to EVD. Service fees paid or accrued for the six months ended April 30, 2021 amounted to $5,556 for Class C shares.

Distribution and service fees are subject to the limitations contained in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Rule 2341(d).

5  Contingent Deferred Sales Charges

A contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) of 1% generally is imposed on redemptions of Class C shares made within 12 months of purchase. Class A shares may be subject to a 1% CDSC if redeemed within 18 months of purchase (depending on the circumstances of purchase). Generally, the CDSC is based upon the lower of the net asset value at date of redemption or date of purchase. No charge is levied on shares acquired by reinvestment of dividends or capital gain distributions. For the six months ended April 30, 2021, the Fund was informed that EVD received less than $100 of CDSCs paid by Class A shareholders and no CDSCs paid by Class C shareholders.

6  Investment Transactions

For the six months ended April 30, 2021, increases and decreases in the Fund’s investment in the Portfolio aggregated $37,127,504 and $8,441,249, respectively.

7  Purchases and Sales of Investments

Purchases and sales of investments by the Fund, other than short-term obligations, and including maturities and paydowns, for the six months ended April 30, 2021 were as follows:

 

    Purchases   Sales 

Investments (non-U.S. Government)

  $748,351   $16,713,416 

U.S. Government and Agency Securities

   86,596,874    21,519,372 
   $87,345,225   $38,232,788 

 

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8  Shares of Beneficial Interest

The Fund’s Declaration of Trust permits the Trustees to issue an unlimited number of full and fractional shares of beneficial interest (without par value). Such shares may be issued in a number of different series (such as the Fund) and classes. Transactions in Fund shares were as follows:

 

Class A  Six Months Ended
April 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
   Year Ended
October 31, 2020
 

Sales

   1,698,370    1,188,329 

Issued to shareholders electing to receive payments of distributions in Fund shares

   36,533    62,874 

Redemptions

   (860,091   (1,369,080

Converted from Class C shares

   102,501    22,168 

Net increase (decrease)

   977,313    (95,709
Class C  Six Months Ended
April 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
   Year Ended
October 31, 2020
 

Sales

   133,271    52,089 

Issued to shareholders electing to receive payments of distributions in Fund shares

   3,247    9,324 

Redemptions

   (74,762   (248,403

Converted to Class A shares

   (103,436   (22,344

Net decrease

   (41,680   (209,334
Class I  Six Months Ended
April 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
   Year Ended
October 31, 2020
 

Sales

   11,301,542    7,819,261 

Issued to shareholders electing to receive payments of distributions in Fund shares

   184,381    399,047 

Redemptions

   (4,686,335   (13,872,490

Net increase (decrease)

   6,799,588    (5,654,182

At April 30 2021, donor advised and pooled income funds (established and maintained by a public charity) managed by EVM owned in the aggregate 20.89% of the value of the outstanding shares of the Fund.

9  Financial Instruments

The Fund may trade in financial instruments with off-balance sheet risk in the normal course of its investing activities. These financial instruments may include swap contracts and may involve, to a varying degree, elements of risk in excess of the amounts recognized for financial statement purposes. The notional or contractual amounts of these instruments represent the investment the Fund has in particular classes of financial instruments and do not necessarily represent the amounts potentially subject to risk. The measurement of the risks associated with these instruments is meaningful only when all related and offsetting transactions are considered. A summary of obligations under these financial instruments at April 30, 2021 is included in the Portfolio of Investments. At April 30, 2021, the Fund had sufficient cash and/or securities to cover commitments under these contracts.

The Fund is subject to interest rate risk in the normal course of pursuing its investment objective and its use of derivatives. The Fund enters into inflation swap agreements to swap nominal interest payments with respect to its investments in certain fixed or floating-rate debt (including floating-rate loans) for payments based on changes in the U.S. Consumer Price Index or other measures of inflation.

The Fund enters into swap contracts (other than centrally cleared swaps) that may contain provisions whereby the counterparty may terminate the contract under certain conditions, including but not limited to a decline in the Fund’s net assets below a certain level over a certain period of time, which would

 

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trigger a payment by the Fund for those derivatives in a liability position. At April 30, 2021, the Fund had no open derivatives with credit-related contingent features in a net liability position.

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in which the Fund invests are subject to the risk that the counterparty to the contract fails to perform its obligations under the contract. To mitigate this risk, the Fund has entered into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. Master Agreement (“ISDA Master Agreement”) or similar agreement with substantially all its derivative counterparties. An ISDA Master Agreement is a bilateral agreement between the Fund and a counterparty that governs certain OTC derivatives and typically contains, among other things, set-off provisions in the event of a default and/or termination event as defined under the relevant ISDA Master Agreement. Under an ISDA Master Agreement, the Fund may, under certain circumstances, offset with the counterparty certain derivative financial instruments’ payables and/or receivables with collateral held and/or posted and create one single net payment. The provisions of the ISDA Master Agreement typically permit a single net payment in the event of default including the bankruptcy or insolvency of the counterparty. However, bankruptcy or insolvency laws of a particular jurisdiction may impose restrictions on or prohibitions against the right of offset in bankruptcy or insolvency. Certain ISDA Master Agreements allow counterparties to OTC derivatives to terminate derivative contracts prior to maturity in the event the Fund’s net assets decline by a stated percentage or the Fund fails to meet the terms of its ISDA Master Agreements, which would cause the counterparty to accelerate payment by the Fund of any net liability owed to it.

The collateral requirements for derivatives traded under an ISDA Master Agreement are governed by a Credit Support Annex to the ISDA Master Agreement. Collateral requirements are determined at the close of business each day and are typically based on changes in market values for each transaction under an ISDA Master Agreement and netted into one amount for such agreement. Generally, the amount of collateral due from or to a counterparty is subject to a minimum transfer threshold amount before a transfer is required, which may vary by counterparty. Collateral pledged for the benefit of the Fund and/or counterparty is held in segregated accounts by the Fund’s custodian and cannot be sold, re-pledged, assigned or otherwise used while pledged. The portion of such collateral representing cash, if any, is reflected as deposits for derivatives collateral and, in the case of cash pledged by a counterparty for the benefit of the Fund, a corresponding liability on the Statement of Assets and Liabilities. Securities pledged by the Fund as collateral, if any, are identified as such in the Portfolio of Investments.

The fair value of open derivative instruments (not considered to be hedging instruments for accounting disclosure purposes) and whose primary underlying risk exposure is interest rate risk at April 30, 2021 was as follows:

 

   Fair Value 
Derivative  Asset Derivative   Liability Derivative 

Swap contracts

  $1,089,765(1)    $        — 

Swap contracts (centrally cleared)

   1,938,016(2)       

Total

  $3,027,781   $ 

Derivatives not subject to master netting or similar agreements

  $1,938,016   $ 

Total Derivatives subject to master netting or similar agreements

  $1,089,765   $ 

 

(1) 

Statement of Assets and Liabilities location: Receivable for open swap contracts; Accumulated loss.

 

(2) 

Only the current day’s variation margin on centrally cleared swap contracts is reported within the Statement of Assets and Liabilities as Receivable or Payable for variation margin on centrally cleared swap contracts, as applicable.

 

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The Fund’s derivative assets at fair value by type, which are reported gross in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities, are presented in the table above. The following table presents the Fund’s derivative assets by counterparty, net of amounts available for offset under a master netting agreement and net of the related collateral received by the Fund for such assets as of April 30, 2021.

 

Counterparty  Derivative
Assets Subject to
Master Netting
Agreement
   Derivatives
Available
for Offset
   Non-cash
Collateral
Received
(a)
   Cash
Collateral
Received
(a)
   Net Amount
of Derivative
Assets
(b)
 

Bank of America, N.A.

  $430,605   $        —   $        —   $(430,605  $ 

Barclays Bank PLC

   154,503                154,503 

Citibank, N.A.

   154,945                154,945 

Goldman Sachs International

   349,712            (340,000   9,712 
   $1,089,765   $   $   $(770,605  $319,160 

 

(a)  

In some instances, the total collateral received and/or pledged may be more than the amount shown due to overcollateralization.

 

(b) 

Net amount represents the net amount due from the counterparty in the event of default.

The effect of derivative instruments (not considered to be hedging instruments for accounting disclosure purposes) on the Statement of Operations and whose primary underlying risk exposure is interest rate risk for the six months ended April 30, 2021 was as follows:

 

Derivative  Realized Gain (Loss)
on Derivatives Recognized
in Income
   Change in Unrealized
Appreciation (Depreciation) on
Derivatives Recognized in  Income
 

Swap Contracts

  $(1,496)(1)   $3,425,911(2) 

 

(1)  

Statement of Operations location: Net realized gain (loss) – Swap contracts.

 

(2) 

Statement of Operations location: Change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) – Swap contracts.

The average notional amount of swap contracts outstanding during the six months ended April 30, 2021, which is indicative of the volume of this derivative type, was approximately $85,429,000.

10  Line of Credit

The Fund participates with other portfolios and funds managed by EVM and its affiliates in an $800 million unsecured line of credit agreement with a group of banks, which is in effect through October 26, 2021. Borrowings are made by the Fund solely for temporary purposes related to redemptions and other short-term cash needs. Interest is charged to the Fund based on its borrowings at an amount above either the Eurodollar rate or Federal Funds rate. In addition, a fee computed at an annual rate of 0.15% on the daily unused portion of the line of credit is allocated among the participating portfolios and funds at the end of each quarter. In connection with the renewal of the agreement in October 2020, an upfront fee and arrangement fee totaling $950,000 was incurred that was allocated to the participating portfolios and funds. Because the line of credit is not available exclusively to the Fund, it may be unable to borrow some or all of its requested amounts at any particular time. The Fund did not have any significant borrowings or allocated fees during the six months ended April 30, 2021.

 

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11  Investments in Affiliated Funds

At April 30, 2021, the value of the Fund’s investment in affiliated funds was $3,073,333, which represents 1.2% of the Fund’s net assets. Transactions in affiliated funds by the Fund for the six months ended April 30, 2021 were as follows:

 

Name of affiliated fund Value,
beginning
of period
  Purchases  Sales
proceeds
  Net
realized
gain (loss)
  Change in
unrealized
appreciation
(depreciation)
  Value, end
of period
  Dividend
income
  Units, end
of period
 

Short-Term Investments

 

Eaton Vance Cash Reserves Fund, LLC

 $2,961,814  $70,445,429  $(70,333,910 $        —  $        —  $3,073,333  $1,841   3,073,333 

12  Fair Value Measurements

Under generally accepted accounting principles for fair value measurements, a three-tier hierarchy to prioritize the assumptions, referred to as inputs, is used in valuation techniques to measure fair value. The three-tier hierarchy of inputs is summarized in the three broad levels listed below.

 

 

Level 1 – quoted prices in active markets for identical investments

 

 

Level 2 – other significant observable inputs (including quoted prices for similar investments, interest rates, prepayment speeds, credit risk, etc.)

 

 

Level 3 – significant unobservable inputs (including a fund’s own assumptions in determining the fair value of investments)

In cases where the inputs used to measure fair value fall in different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the level disclosed is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The inputs or methodology used for valuing securities are not necessarily an indication of the risk associated with investing in those securities.

At April 30, 2021, the hierarchy of inputs used in valuing the Fund’s investments and open derivative instruments, which are carried at value, were as follows:

 

Asset Description  Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 

Investment in Affiliated Portfolio

  $78,020,401   $   $        —   $78,020,401 

Asset-Backed Securities

       9,247,519        9,247,519 

Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

       2,151,667        2,151,667 

U.S. Treasury Obligations

       176,067,084        176,067,084 

Short-Term Investments

       3,073,333        3,073,333 

Total Investments

  $78,020,401   $190,539,603   $   $268,560,004 

Swap Contracts

  $   $3,027,781   $   $3,027,781 

Total

  $78,020,401   $193,567,384   $   $271,587,785 

13  Risks and Uncertainties

LIBOR Transition Risk

Certain instruments held by the Fund may pay an interest rate based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), which is the average offered rate for various maturities of short-term loans between certain major international banks. LIBOR is used throughout global banking and financial industries to determine interest rates for a variety of financial instruments (such as debt instruments and derivatives) and borrowing arrangements. The ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, the administrator of LIBOR, is expected to cease publishing certain LIBOR settings on December 31, 2021, and the remaining LIBOR settings on June 30, 2023. Although the transition process away from LIBOR is expected to be defined in advance of the anticipated discontinuation, there remains uncertainty regarding the future utilization of LIBOR and the nature of any replacement rate or rates. The phase-out of LIBOR may result in, among other things, increased volatility or illiquidity in markets for instruments based on LIBOR and changes in the value of such instruments.

 

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Pandemic Risk

An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus was first detected in China in late 2019 and subsequently spread internationally. This coronavirus has resulted in closing borders, enhanced health screenings, changes to healthcare service preparation and delivery, quarantines, cancellations, disruptions to supply chains and customer activity, as well as general concern and uncertainty. Health crises caused by outbreaks, such as the coronavirus outbreak, may exacerbate other pre-existing political, social and economic risks and disrupt normal market conditions and operations. The impact of this outbreak has negatively affected the worldwide economy, the economies of individual countries, individual companies, and the market in general, and may continue to do so in significant and unforeseen ways, as may other epidemics and pandemics that may arise in the future. Any such impact could adversely affect the Fund’s performance, or the performance of the securities in which the Fund invests.

 

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Joint Special Meeting of Shareholders (Unaudited)

 

 

Eaton Vance Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund (the “Fund”) held a Joint Special Meeting of Shareholders on February 18, 2021 for the following purposes: (1) to approve a new investment advisory agreement with Eaton Vance Management to serve as the Fund’s investment adviser (“Proposal 1”); and (2) to provide voting instructions to the Fund, which invests pursuant to a fund-of-funds arrangement, with respect to the approval of a new investment advisory agreement with Boston Management and Research to serve as investment adviser to Senior Debt Portfolio (“Proposal 2”). The shareholder meeting results are as follows:

 

   Number of Shares(1) 
    For   Against   Abstain(2)    Broker
Non-Votes
(2)
 

Proposal 1

   11,312,834.686    89,134.944    296,450.065    0 

Proposal 2

   11,295,583.490    106,366.410    296,469.795    0 

 

(1) 

Fractional shares were voted proportionately.

 

(2)

Abstentions and broker non-votes (i.e., shares for which a broker returns a proxy but for which (i) the beneficial owner has not voted and (ii) the broker holding the shares does not have discretionary authority to vote on the particular matter) were treated as shares that were present at the meeting for purposes of establishing a quorum, but had the effect of a negative vote on each Proposal.

Interestholder Meeting

Senior Debt Portfolio (the “Portfolio”) held a Joint Special Meeting of Interestholders on February 19, 2021 in order to approve a new investment advisory agreement with Boston Management and Research to serve as the Portfolio’s investment adviser (the “Proposal”). The interestholder meeting results are as follows:

 

For  Against  Abstain(1)  
 94.120%   1.424  4.446

 

Results

may not total 100% due to rounding.

 

(1)

Abstentions were treated as interests that were present at the meeting for purposes of establishing a quorum, but had the effect of a negative vote on the Proposal.

 

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Board of Trustees’ Contract Approval

 

 

Overview of the Contract Review Process

Even though the following description of the Board’s (as defined below) consideration of investment advisory and, as applicable, sub-advisory agreements covers multiple funds, for purposes of this shareholder report, the description is only relevant as to Eaton Vance Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund, Eaton Vance Floating Rate Portfolio and Senior Debt Portfolio. Eaton Vance Floating Rate Portfolio and Senior Debt Portfolio are portfolios in which Eaton Vance Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund is authorized to invest.

 

Fund  Investment Adviser  Investment Sub-Adviser

Eaton Vance Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

  Eaton Vance Management  None

Eaton Vance Floating Rate Portfolio

  Boston Management and Research  None

Senior Debt Portfolio

  Boston Management and Research  None

At a meeting held on November 24, 2020 (the “November Meeting”), the Board of each Eaton Vance open-end Fund and portfolios in which each such Fund invests, as applicable (each, a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”), including a majority of the Board members (the “Independent Trustees”) who are not “interested persons” (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”)) of the Funds, Eaton Vance Management (“EVM”) or Boston Management and Research (“BMR” and, together with EVM, the “Advisers”), voted to approve a new investment advisory agreement between each Fund and either EVM or BMR (the “New Investment Advisory Agreements”) and, for certain Funds, a new investment sub-advisory agreement between an Adviser and the applicable Sub-Adviser (the “New Investment Sub-Advisory Agreements”1 and, together with the New Investment Advisory Agreements, the “New Agreements”), each of which is intended to go into effect upon the completion of the Transaction (as defined below), as more fully described below. In voting its approval of the New Agreements at the November Meeting, the Board relied on an order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that provided temporary relief from the in-person meeting requirements under Section 15 of the 1940 Act.

In voting its approval of the New Agreements, the Board of each Fund relied upon the recommendation of its Contract Review Committee, which is a committee comprised exclusively of Independent Trustees. Prior to and during meetings leading up to the November Meeting, the Contract Review Committee reviewed and discussed information furnished by the Advisers, the Sub-Advisers, and Morgan Stanley, as requested by the Independent Trustees, that the Contract Review Committee considered reasonably necessary to evaluate the terms of the New Agreements and to form its recommendation. Such information included, among other things, the terms and anticipated impacts of Morgan Stanley’s pending acquisition of Eaton Vance Corp. (the “Transaction”) on the Funds and their shareholders. In addition to considering information furnished specifically to evaluate the impact of the Transaction on the Funds and their respective shareholders, the Board and its Contract Review Committee also considered information furnished for prior meetings of the Board and its committees, including information provided in connection with the annual contract review process for the Funds, which most recently culminated in April 2020 (the “2020 Annual Approval Process”).

The Board of each Fund, including the Independent Trustees, concluded that the applicable New Investment Advisory Agreement and, as applicable, New Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement, including the fees payable thereunder, was fair and reasonable, and it voted to approve the New Investment Advisory Agreement and, as applicable, New Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement and to recommend that shareholders do so as well.

Shortly after the announcement of the Transaction, the Board, including all of the Independent Trustees, met with senior representatives from the Advisers and Morgan Stanley at its meeting held on October 13, 2020 to discuss certain aspects of the Transaction and the expected impacts of the Transaction on the Funds and their shareholders. As part of the Board’s evaluation process, counsel to the Independent Trustees, on behalf of the Contract Review Committee, requested additional information to assist the Independent Trustees in their evaluation of the New Agreements and the implications of the Transaction, as well as other contractual arrangements that may be affected by the Transaction. The Contract Review Committee considered information furnished by the Advisers and Morgan Stanley, their respective affiliates, and, as applicable, the Sub-Advisers during meetings on November 5, 2020, November 10, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 17, 2020 and November 24, 2020.

During its meetings on November 10, 2020 and November 17, 2020, the Contract Review Committee further discussed the approval of the New Agreements with senior representatives of the Advisers, the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, and Morgan Stanley. The representatives from the Advisers, the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, and Morgan Stanley each made presentations to, and responded to questions from, the Independent Trustees. The Contract Review Committee considered the Advisers’, the Affiliated Sub-Advisers’ and Morgan Stanley’s responses related to the Transaction and specifically to the Funds, as well as information received in connection with the 2020 Annual Approval Process, with respect to its evaluation of the New Agreements. Among other information, the Board considered:

 

1 

With respect to certain of the Funds, the applicable Adviser is currently a party to a sub-advisory agreement (collectively, the “Current Sub-Advisory Agreements”) with Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC (“Atlanta Capital”), BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited, Eaton Vance Advisers International Ltd. (“EVAIL”), Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., Hexavest Inc. (“Hexavest”), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (“Parametric”) or Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (collectively, the “Sub-Advisers” and, with respect to Atlanta Capital, EVAIL, Hexavest and Parametric, each an affiliate of the Advisers, the “Affiliated Sub-Advisers”). Accordingly, references to the “Sub-Advisers,” the “Affiliated Sub-Advisers” or the “New Sub-Advisory Agreements” are not applicable to all Funds.

 

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Information about the Transaction and its Terms

 

  

Information about the material terms and conditions, and expected impacts, of the Transaction that relate to the Funds, including the expected impacts on the businesses conducted by the Advisers, the Affiliated Sub-Advisers and Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., as the distributor of Fund shares;

 

  

Information about the advantages of the Transaction as they relate to the Funds and their shareholders;

 

  

A commitment that the Funds would not bear any expenses, directly or indirectly, in connection with the Transaction;

 

  

A commitment that, for a period of three years after the Closing, at least 75% of each Fund’s Board members must not be “interested persons” (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the investment adviser (or predecessor investment adviser, if applicable) pursuant to Section 15(f)(1)(A) of the 1940 Act;

 

  

A commitment that Morgan Stanley would use its reasonable best efforts to ensure that it did not impose any “unfair burden” (as that term is used in section 15(f)(1)(B) of the 1940 Act) on the Funds as a result of the Transaction;

 

  

Information with respect to personnel and/or other resources of the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, as a result of the Transaction, as well as any expected changes to compensation, including any retention-based compensation intended to incentivize key personnel at the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers;

 

  

Information regarding any changes that are expected with respect to the Funds’ slate of officers as a result of the Transaction;

Information about Morgan Stanley

 

  

Information about Morgan Stanley’s overall business, including information about the advisory, brokerage and related businesses that Morgan Stanley operates;

 

  

Information about Morgan Stanley’s financial condition, including its access to capital and other resources required to support the investment advisory businesses related to the Funds;

 

  

Information on how the Funds are expected to fit within Morgan Stanley’s overall business strategy, and any changes that Morgan Stanley contemplates implementing to the Funds in the short- or long-term following the closing of the Transaction (the “Closing”);

 

  

Information regarding risk management functions at Morgan Stanley and its affiliates, including how existing risk management protocols and procedures may impact the Funds and/or the businesses of the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, as they relate to the Funds;

 

  

Information on the anticipated benefits of the Transaction to the Funds with respect to potential additional distribution capabilities and the ability to access new markets and customer segments through Morgan Stanley’s distribution network, including, in particular, its institutional client base;

 

  

Information regarding the financial condition and reputation of Morgan Stanley, its worldwide presence, experience as a fund sponsor and manager, commitment to maintain a high level of cooperation with, and support to, the Funds, strong client service capabilities, and relationships in the asset management industry;

Information about the New Agreements for Funds

 

  

A representation that, after the Closing, all of the Funds will continue to be advised by their current Adviser and Sub-Adviser, as applicable;

 

  

Information regarding the terms of the New Agreements, including certain changes as compared to the current investment advisory agreement between each Fund and its Adviser (collectively, the “Current Advisory Agreements”) and, as applicable, the current investment sub-advisory agreement between a Fund and a Sub-Adviser (together with the Current Advisory Agreements, the “Current Agreements”);

 

  

Information confirming that the fee rates payable under the New Agreements are not changed as compared to the Current Agreements;

 

  

A representation that the New Agreements will not cause any diminution in the nature, extent and quality of services provided by the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers to the Funds and their respective shareholders, including with respect to compliance and other non-advisory services;

Information about Fund Performance, Fees and Expenses

 

  

A report from an independent data provider comparing the investment performance of each Fund (including, as relevant, total return data, income data, Sharpe ratios and information ratios) to the investment performance of comparable funds and, as applicable, benchmark indices, over various time periods as of the 2020 Annual Approval Process, as well as performance information as of a more recent date;

 

  

A report from an independent data provider comparing each Fund’s total expense ratio (and its components) to those of comparable funds as of the 2020 Annual Approval Process, as well as fee and expense information as of a more recent date;

 

  

In certain instances, data regarding investment performance relative to customized groups of peer funds and blended indices identified by the Advisers in consultation with the Portfolio Management Committee of the Board as of the 2020 Annual Approval Process, as well as corresponding performance information as of a more recent date;

 

  

Comparative information concerning the fees charged and services provided by the Adviser and the Sub-Adviser to each Fund in managing other accounts (which may include other mutual funds, collective investment funds and institutional accounts) using investment strategies and techniques similar to those used in managing such Fund(s), if any;

 

  

Profitability analyses of the Advisers and the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, as applicable, with respect to each of the Funds as of the 2020 Annual Approval Process, as well as information regarding the impact of the Transaction on profitability;

 

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Information about Portfolio Management and Trading

 

  

Descriptions of the investment management services currently provided and expected to be provided to each Fund after the Transaction, as well as each of the Funds’ investment strategies and policies;

 

  

The procedures and processes used to determine the fair value of Fund assets, when necessary, and actions taken to monitor and test the effectiveness of such procedures and processes;

 

  

Information about any changes to the policies and practices of the Advisers and, as applicable, each Fund’s Sub-Adviser with respect to trading, including their processes for seeking best execution of portfolio transactions;

 

  

Information regarding the impact on trading and access to capital markets associated with the Funds’ affiliations with Morgan Stanley and its affiliates, including potential restrictions with respect to the Funds’ ability to execute portfolio transactions with Morgan Stanley and its affiliates;

Information about the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers

 

  

Information about the financial results and condition of the Advisers and the Affiliated Sub-Advisers since the culmination of the 2020 Annual Approval Process and any material changes in financial condition that are reasonably expected to occur before and after the Closing;

 

  

Information regarding contemplated changes to the individual investment professionals whose responsibilities include portfolio management and investment research for the Funds, and, for portfolio managers and certain other investment professionals, information relating to their responsibilities with respect to managing other mutual funds and investment accounts, as applicable, post-Closing;

 

  

The Code of Ethics of the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, together with information relating to compliance with, and the administration of, such codes;

 

  

Policies and procedures relating to proxy voting and the handling of corporate actions and class actions;

 

  

Information concerning the resources devoted to compliance efforts undertaken by the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, including descriptions of their various compliance programs and their record of compliance;

 

  

Information concerning the business continuity and disaster recovery plans of the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers;

 

  

A description of the Advisers’ oversight of the Sub-Advisers, including with respect to regulatory and compliance issues, investment management and other matters;

Other Relevant Information

 

  

Information concerning the nature, cost and character of the administrative and other non-investment advisory services provided by the Advisers and their affiliates;

 

  

Information concerning oversight of the relationship with the custodian, subcustodians and fund accountants by EVM and/or administrator to each of the Funds;

 

  

Confirmation that the Advisers intend to continue to manage the Funds in a manner materially consistent with each Fund’s current investment objective(s) and principal investment strategies;

 

  

Information regarding Morgan Stanley’s commitment to maintaining competitive compensation arrangements to attract and retain highly qualified personnel;

 

  

Confirmation that the Advisers’ current senior management teams have indicated their strong support of the Transaction; and

 

  

Information regarding the fact that Morgan Stanley and Eaton Vance Corp. will each derive benefits from the Transaction and that, as a result, they have a financial interest in the matters that were being considered.

As indicated above, the Board and its Contract Review Committee also considered information received at its regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year, which included information from portfolio managers and other investment professionals of the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers regarding investment and performance matters, and considered various investment and trading strategies used in pursuing the Funds’ investment objectives. The Board also received information regarding risk management techniques employed in connection with the management of the Funds. The Board and its committees evaluated issues pertaining to industry and regulatory developments, compliance procedures, fund governance and other issues with respect to the Funds, and received and participated in reports and presentations provided by the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, with respect to such matters.

The Contract Review Committee was advised throughout the evaluation process by Goodwin Procter LLP, independent legal counsel for the Independent Trustees. The members of the Contract Review Committee, with the advice of such counsel, exercised their own business judgment in determining the material factors to be considered in evaluating the New Agreements and the weight to be given to each such factor. The conclusions reached with respect to the New Agreements were based on a comprehensive evaluation of all the information provided and not any single factor. Moreover, each Independent Trustee may have placed varying emphasis on particular factors in reaching conclusions with respect to the New Agreements.

Nature, Extent and Quality of Services

In considering whether to approve the New Agreements, the Board evaluated the nature, extent and quality of services currently provided to each Fund by the Advisers and, as applicable, the Sub-Advisers under the Current Agreements. In evaluating the nature, extent and quality of services to be provided by

 

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the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers under the New Agreements, the Board considered, among other information, the expected impact, if any, of the Transaction on the operations, facilities, organization and personnel of the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers, and that Morgan Stanley and the Advisers have advised the Board that, following the Transaction, there is not expected to be any diminution in the nature, extent and quality of services provided by the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers, as applicable, to the Funds and their shareholders, including compliance and other non-advisory services, and that there are not expected to be any changes in portfolio management personnel as a result of the Transaction.

The Board also considered the financial resources of Morgan Stanley and the Advisers and the importance of having a Fund manager with, or with access to, significant organizational and financial resources. The Board considered the benefits to the Funds of being part of a larger combined organization with greater financial resources following the Transaction, particularly during periods of market disruptions and volatility. In this regard, the Board considered information provided by Morgan Stanley regarding its business and operating structure, scale of operation, leadership and reputation, distribution capabilities, and financial condition, as well as information on how the Funds are expected to fit within Morgan Stanley’s overall business strategy and any changes that Morgan Stanley contemplates in the short- or long-term following the Closing. The Board also noted Morgan Stanley’s and the Advisers’ commitment to keep the Board apprised of developments with respect to its long-term integration plans for the Advisers, the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, and existing Morgan Stanley affiliates and their respective personnel.

The Board considered the Advisers’ and the Sub-Advisers’ management capabilities and investment processes in light of the types of investments held by each Fund, including the education, experience and number of investment professionals and other personnel who provide portfolio management, investment research, and similar services to each Fund. In particular, the Board considered the abilities and experience of the Advisers’ and, as applicable, the Sub-Advisers’ investment professionals in implementing each Fund’s investment strategies. The Board also took into account the resources dedicated to portfolio management and other services, the compensation methods of the Advisers and other factors, including the reputation and resources of the Advisers to recruit and retain highly qualified research, advisory and supervisory investment professionals. With respect to the recruitment and retention of key personnel, the Board noted information from Morgan Stanley and the Advisers regarding the benefits of joining Morgan Stanley. In addition, the Board considered the time and attention devoted to the Funds by senior management, as well as the infrastructure, operational capabilities and support staff in place to assist in the portfolio management and operations of the Funds, including the provision of administrative services. With respect to the foregoing, the Board also considered information from the Advisers and Morgan Stanley regarding the anticipated impact of the Transaction on such matters. The Board also considered the business-related and other risks to which the Advisers or their affiliates may be subject in managing the Funds and in connection with the Transaction.

The Board considered the compliance programs of the Advisers and relevant affiliates thereof, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers. The Board considered compliance and reporting matters regarding, among other things, personal trading by investment professionals, disclosure of portfolio holdings, late trading, frequent trading, portfolio valuation, business continuity and the allocation of investment opportunities. The Board also considered the responses of the Advisers and their affiliates to requests in recent years from regulatory authorities, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The Board also considered certain information relating to the compliance record of Morgan Stanley and its affiliates, including information requests in recent years from regulatory authorities. With respect to the foregoing, including the compliance programs of the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers, the Board noted information regarding the impacts of the Transaction, as well as the Advisers’ and Morgan Stanley’s commitment to keep the Board apprised of developments with respect to its long-term integration plans for the Advisers, the Affiliated Sub-Advisers and existing Morgan Stanley affiliates and their respective personnel.

The Board considered other administrative services provided and to be provided or overseen by the Advisers and their affiliates, including transfer agency and accounting services. The Board evaluated the benefits to shareholders of investing in a fund that is a part of a large fund complex offering exposure to a variety of asset classes and investment disciplines, as well as the ability, in many cases, to exchange an investment among different funds without incurring additional sales charges. The Board noted information that the Transaction was not expected to have any material impact on such matters in the near-term.

In evaluating the nature, extent and quality of the services to be provided under the New Agreements, the Board also considered investment performance information provided for each Fund in connection with the 2020 Annual Approval Process, as well as information provided as of a more recent date. In this regard, the Board compared each Fund’s investment performance to that of comparable funds identified by an independent data provider (the peer group), as well as appropriate benchmark indices and, for certain Funds, a custom peer group of similarly managed funds. The Board also considered, where applicable, Fund-specific performance explanations based on criteria established by the Board in connection with the 2020 Annual Approval Process and, where applicable, performance explanations as of a more recent date. In addition to the foregoing information, it was also noted that the Board has received and discussed with management information throughout the year at periodic intervals comparing each Fund’s performance against applicable benchmark indices and peer groups. In addition, the Board considered each Fund’s performance in light of overall financial market conditions. Where a Fund’s relative underperformance to its peers was significant during one or more specified periods, the Board noted the explanation from the applicable Adviser concerning the Fund’s relative performance versus its peer group.

After consideration of the foregoing factors, among others, and based on their review of the materials provided and the assurances received from, and recommendations of, the Advisers and Morgan Stanley, the Board determined that the Transaction was not expected to adversely affect the nature, extent and quality of services provided to the Funds by the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, and that the Transaction was not expected to have an adverse effect on the ability of the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, to provide those services. The

 

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Board concluded that the nature, extent and quality of services expected to be provided by the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers, taken as a whole, are appropriate and expected to be consistent with the terms of the New Agreements.

Management Fees and Expenses

The Board considered contractual fee rates payable by each Fund for advisory and administrative services (referred to collectively as “management fees”) in connection with the 2020 Annual Approval Process, as well as information provided as of a more recent date. As part of its review, the Board considered each Fund’s management fees and total expense ratio over various periods, as compared to those of comparable funds, before and after giving effect to any undertaking to waive fees or reimburse expenses. The Board also considered factors, and, where applicable, certain Fund-specific factors, that had an impact on a Fund’s total expense ratio relative to comparable funds, as identified by the Advisers in response to inquiries from the Contract Review Committee. The Board considered that the New Agreements do not change a Fund’s management fee rate or the computation method for calculating such fees, including any separately executed permanent contractual management fee reduction currently in place for the Fund.

The Board also received and considered, where applicable, information about the services offered and the fee rates charged by the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers to other types of accounts with investment objectives and strategies that are substantially similar to and/or managed in a similar investment style as a Fund. In this regard, the Board received information about the differences in the nature and scope of services the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers, as applicable, provide to the Funds as compared to other types of accounts and the material differences in compliance, reporting and other legal burdens and risks to the Advisers and such Sub-Advisers as between each Fund and other types of accounts.

After considering the foregoing information, and in light of the nature, extent and quality of the services expected to be provided by the Advisers and the Sub-Advisers, the Board concluded that the management fees charged for advisory and related services are reasonable with respect to its approval of the New Agreements.

Profitability and “Fall-Out” Benefits

During the 2020 Annual Approval Process, the Board considered the level of profits realized by the Advisers and relevant affiliates thereof, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, in providing investment advisory and administrative services to the Funds and to all Eaton Vance funds as a group. The Board considered the level of profits realized without regard to marketing support or other payments by the Advisers and their affiliates to third parties in respect of distribution or other services. In light of the foregoing factors and the nature, extent and quality of the services rendered, the profits realized by the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Sub-Advisers, were not deemed to be excessive by the Board.

The Board noted that Morgan Stanley and the Advisers are expected to realize, over time, cost savings from the Transaction based on eliminating duplicate corporate overhead expenses. The Board considered, however, information from the Advisers and Morgan Stanley that such cost savings are not expected to be realized immediately upon the Closing and that, accordingly, there are currently no specific expected changes in the levels of profitability associated with the advisory and other services provided to the Funds that are contemplated as a result of the Transaction. The Board noted that it will continue to receive information regarding profitability during its annual contract review processes, including the extent to which cost savings and/or other efficiencies result in changes to profitability levels.

The Board also considered direct or indirect fall-out benefits received by the Advisers and their affiliates, including the Affiliated Sub-Advisers, in connection with their respective relationships with the Funds, including the benefits of research services that may be available to the Advisers and their affiliates as a result of securities transactions effected for the Funds and other investment advisory clients. In evaluating the fall-out benefits to be received by the Advisers and their affiliates under the New Agreements, the Board considered whether the Transaction would have an impact on the fall-out benefits currently realized by the Advisers and their affiliates in connection with services provided pursuant to the Current Advisory Agreements.

The Board of each Fund considered that Morgan Stanley may derive reputational and other benefits from its ability to use the names of the Advisers and their affiliates in connection with operating and marketing the Funds. The Board considered that the Transaction, if completed, would significantly increase Morgan Stanley’s assets under management and expand Morgan Stanley’s investment capabilities.

Economies of Scale

The Board also considered the extent to which the Advisers and their affiliates, on the one hand, and the Funds, on the other hand, can expect to realize benefits from economies of scale as the assets of the Funds increase. The Board acknowledged the difficulty in accurately measuring the benefits resulting from economies of scale, if any, with respect to the management of any specific Fund or group of funds. As part of the 2020 Annual Approval Process, the Board reviewed data summarizing the increases and decreases in the assets of the Funds and of all Eaton Vance funds as a group over various time periods, and evaluated the extent to which the total expense ratio of each Fund and the profitability of the Advisers and their affiliates may have been affected by such increases or decreases.

The Board noted that Morgan Stanley and the Advisers are expected to benefit from possible growth of the Funds resulting from enhanced distribution capabilities, including with respect to the Funds’ potential access to Morgan Stanley’s institutional client base. Based upon the foregoing, the Board

 

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concluded that the Funds currently share in the benefits from economies of scale, if any, when they are realized by the Advisers, and that the Transaction is not expected to impede a Fund from continuing to benefit from any future economies of scale realized by its Adviser.

Conclusion

Based on its consideration of the foregoing, and such other information it deemed relevant, including the factors and conclusions described above, the Contract Review Committee recommended to the Board approval of the New Agreements. Based on the recommendation of the Contract Review Committee, the Board, including a majority of the Independent Trustees, unanimously voted to approve the New Agreements for the Funds and recommended that shareholders approve the New Agreements.

 

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Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

April 30, 2021

 

Officers and Trustees

 

 

Officers

 

 

Eric A. Stein

President

Deidre E. Walsh

Vice President

Maureen A. Gemma

Secretary and Chief Legal Officer

James F. Kirchner

Treasurer

Richard F. Froio

Chief Compliance Officer

 

 

Trustees

 

 

William H. Park

Chairperson

Thomas E. Faust Jr.*

Mark R. Fetting

Cynthia E. Frost

George J. Gorman

Valerie A. Mosley

Helen Frame Peters

Keith Quinton

Marcus L. Smith

Susan J. Sutherland

Scott E. Wennerholm

 

 

*

Interested Trustee

 

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Privacy Notice  April 2021

 

 

FACTS  WHAT DOES EATON VANCE DO WITH YOUR
PERSONAL INFORMATION?
    
  
Why?  Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
  
    
What?  

The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:

 

   Social Security number and income

   investment experience and risk tolerance

   checking account number and wire transfer instructions

  
    
How?  All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Eaton Vance chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
  
    

 

Reasons we can share your
personal information
  Does Eaton Vance share?  Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes — such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus  Yes  No
For our marketing purposes — to offer our products and services to you  Yes  No
For joint marketing with other financial companies  No  We don’t share
For our investment management affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your transactions, experiences, and creditworthiness  Yes  Yes
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your transactions and experiences  Yes  No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your creditworthiness  No  We don’t share
For our investment management affiliates to market to you  Yes  Yes
For our affiliates to market to you  No  We don’t share
For nonaffiliates to market to you  No  We don’t share

 

To limit our sharing  

Call toll-free 1-800-262-1122 or email: EVPrivacy@eatonvance.com

 

Please note:

 

If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice. However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.

  
    
  
Questions?  Call toll-free 1-800-262-1122 or email: EVPrivacy@eatonvance.com
  
    

 

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Who we are
Who is providing this notice? Eaton Vance Management, Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., Eaton Vance Trust Company, Eaton Vance Management (International) Limited, Eaton Vance Advisers International Ltd., Eaton Vance Global Advisors Limited, Eaton Vance Management’s Real Estate Investment Group, Boston Management and Research, Calvert Research and Management, Eaton Vance and Calvert Fund Families and our investment advisory affiliates (“Eaton Vance”) (see Investment Management Affiliates definition below)
What we do
How does Eaton Vance protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. We have policies governing the proper handling of customer information by personnel and requiring third parties that provide support to adhere to appropriate security standards with respect to such information.
How does Eaton Vance collect my personal information? 

We collect your personal information, for example, when you

 

   open an account or make deposits or withdrawals from your account

   buy securities from us or make a wire transfer

   give us your contact information

 

We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.

Why can’t I limit all sharing? 

Federal law gives you the right to limit only

 

   sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your creditworthiness

   affiliates from using your information to market to you

   sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you

 

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. See below for more on your rights under state law.

Definitions
Investment Management Affiliates Eaton Vance Investment Management Affiliates include registered investment advisers, registered broker-dealers, and registered and unregistered funds. Investment Management Affiliates does not include entities associated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co.
Affiliates 

Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

 

   Our affiliates include companies with a Morgan Stanley name and financial companies such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co.

Nonaffiliates 

Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

 

   Eaton Vance does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.

Joint marketing 

A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

 

   Eaton Vance doesn’t jointly market.

Other important information

Vermont: Except as permitted by law, we will not share personal information we collect about Vermont residents with Nonaffiliates unless you provide us with your written consent to share such information.

 

California: Except as permitted by law, we will not share personal information we collect about California residents with Nonaffiliates and we will limit sharing such personal information with our Affiliates to comply with California privacy laws that apply to us.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICES

 

 

Delivery of Shareholder Documents.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permits funds to deliver only one copy of shareholder documents, including prospectuses, proxy statements and shareholder reports, to fund investors with multiple accounts at the same residential or post office box address. This practice is often called “householding” and it helps eliminate duplicate mailings to shareholders. Eaton Vance, or your financial intermediary, may household the mailing of your documents indefinitely unless you instruct Eaton Vance, or your financial intermediary, otherwise. If you would prefer that your Eaton Vance documents not be householded, please contact Eaton Vance at 1-800-262-1122, or contact your financial intermediary. Your instructions that householding not apply to delivery of your Eaton Vance documents will typically be effective within 30 days of receipt by Eaton Vance or your financial intermediary.

Portfolio Holdings.  Each Eaton Vance Fund and its underlying Portfolio(s) (if applicable) files a schedule of portfolio holdings on Part F to Form N-PORT with the SEC. Certain information filed on Form N-PORT may be viewed on the Eaton Vance website at www.eatonvance.com, by calling Eaton Vance at 1-800-262-1122 or in the EDGAR database on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Proxy Voting.  From time to time, funds are required to vote proxies related to the securities held by the funds. The Eaton Vance Funds or their underlying Portfolios (if applicable) vote proxies according to a set of policies and procedures approved by the Funds’ and Portfolios’ Boards. You may obtain a description of these policies and procedures and information on how the Funds or Portfolios voted proxies relating to portfolio securities during the most recent 12-month period ended June 30, without charge, upon request, by calling 1-800-262-1122 and by accessing the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

 

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Investment Adviser and Administrator of Eaton Vance Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

Eaton Vance Management

Two International Place

Boston, MA 02110

Principal Underwriter*

Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc.

Two International Place

Boston, MA 02110

(617) 482-8260

Custodian

State Street Bank and Trust Company

State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street

Boston, MA 02111

Transfer Agent

BNY Mellon Investment Servicing (US) Inc.

Attn: Eaton Vance Funds

P.O. Box 9653

Providence, RI 02940-9653

(800) 262-1122

Fund Offices

Two International Place

Boston, MA 02110

 
*

FINRA BrokerCheck.  Investors may check the background of their Investment Professional by contacting the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA BrokerCheck is a free tool to help investors check the professional background of current and former FINRA-registered securities firms and brokers. FINRA BrokerCheck is available by calling 1-800-289-9999 and at www.FINRA.org. The FINRA BrokerCheck brochure describing this program is available to investors at www.FINRA.org.


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LOGO

 

LOGO

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Item 2.

Code of Ethics

Not required in this filing.

 

Item 3.

Audit Committee Financial Expert

Not required in this filing.

 

Item 4.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

Not required in this filing.

 

Item 5.

Audit Committee of Listed Registrants

Not applicable.


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Item 6.

Schedule of Investments

Please see schedule of investments contained in the Report to Stockholders included under Item 1 of this Form N-CSR.

 

Item 7.

Disclosure of Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures for Closed-End Management Investment Companies

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.

Portfolio Managers of Closed-End Management Investment Companies

Not applicable.

 

Item 9.

Purchases of Equity Securities by Closed-End Management Investment Company and Affiliated Purchasers

Not applicable.

 

Item 10.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

No material changes

 

Item 11.

Controls and Procedures

(a) It is the conclusion of the registrant’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer that the effectiveness of the registrant’s current disclosure controls and procedures (such disclosure controls and procedures having been evaluated within 90 days of the date of this filing) provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed by the registrant has been recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in the Commission’s rules and forms and that the information required to be disclosed by the registrant has been accumulated and communicated to the registrant’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer in order to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

(b) There have been no changes in the registrant’s internal controls over financial reporting during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Item 12.

Disclosure of Securities Lending Activities for Closed-End Management Investment Companies

Not applicable.

 

Item 13.

Exhibits

 

(a)(1)

  Registrant’s Code of Ethics – Not applicable (please see Item 2).

(a)(2)(i)

  Treasurer’s Section 302 certification.

(a)(2)(ii)

  President’s Section 302 certification.

(b)

  Combined Section 906 certification.

 


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Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Eaton Vance Special Investment Trust
By: 

/s/ Eric A. Stein

 Eric A. Stein
 President

Date: June 24, 2021

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

By: 

/s/ James F. Kirchner

 James F. Kirchner
 Treasurer
Date: June 24, 2021
By: 

/s/ Eric A. Stein

 Eric A. Stein
 President
Date: June 24, 2021