Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results.
Investment returns will fluctuate. The fund's yield figures more closely reflect the current earnings of the fund than the total return figures.
Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.
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Money market funds are sold without a front-end sales charge or contingent deferred sales charge. Other fees and expenses apply to an investment in the Fund and are described in the Fund's current prospectus.
The adviser has committed to certain fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Without these reductions, the Fund's seven-day current yield would have been lower and rankings and ratings may have been lower. These reductions may be discontinued.
CALENDAR YEAR RETURNS
The inception date of Class A shares was 7-28-03. Performance shown prior to the inception of Class A reflects the performance of the Service Class shares, adjusted to reflect Class A expenses.
ADVISER | Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC
SUB-ADVISER | Wells Capital Management Incorporated ("Wells Capital Management")
Jeff Weaver is head of the Money Market Funds and Short-Duration Fixed-Income teams at Wells Capital Management. Jeff joined the firm in 1994 as a portfolio manager working with institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios and mutual funds. He assumed the role of intermediate fixed-income portfolio manager in 1999, becoming head of the Short-Duration Fixed-Income team in 2002. In 2014, Jeff assumed his current role as head of both the Short-Duration Fixed-Income and Money Market Funds teams. He began his investment industry career in 1991 at Bankers Trust Company in New York as a short-term fixed-income trader and portfolio manager. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jeff has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst®(CFA®) designation and is a member of CFA Institute and the Security Analysts of San Francisco.
Mr. Randazzo has been with Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessor firms since 2000. He is currently a portfolio manager and head of the municipal money market team at Wells Capital Management. He has previously served as a financial analyst at KPMG, LLP, as a financial adviser for Prudential Securities, and as a trader for HSBC. He began his investment industry career in 1993 at Greenwich Partners, Inc. Mr. Randazzo earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Iona College and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance from the University of Connecticut.
THE FUND | The National Tax-Free Money Market Fund seeks current income exempt from federal income tax, while preserving capital and liquidity.
Focuses primarily on preserving capital and maintaining a high level of liquidity by emphasizing fundamental credit research and risk management to actively manage a portfolio of high-quality, short-term municipal obligations that are issued by or on behalf of states, territories, and possessions of the U.S. or their political subdivisions or financing authorities.
Purchases only First Tier securities across a range of eligible money market instruments that may have fixed, floating, or variable rates of interest, such as variable-rate demand notes.
Manages the fund in a tax-sensitive manner likely to generate an attractive tax-equivalent yield compared with taxable money market funds by investing primarily in municipal obligations that pay interest exempt from federal income tax and the federal alternative minimum tax (AMT).
Portfolio management team: A tenured and broad-based portfolio management team of 12 portfolio managers and traders, supported by 14 dedicated credit analysts, applies a well-defined investment process that has evolved over a period of more than 20 years–since the team's founding and the inception of the funds.
Integrated, forward-looking credit analysis process: The team obtains an understanding of the risks associated with every issue considered for investment by thoroughly examining each issue's financial stability, its legal and structural situation, and the general credit and economic environment at any point in time. The credit analysis process is a repeatable, collaborative effort in which each issue is assigned a credit score by a primary analyst and is subsequently reviewed by a secondary analyst and credit committee before being approved for investment.
Disciplined risk management: The team uses proprietary risk models, which include both quantitative and qualitative factors, to identify investment opportunities and manage key risks.
Portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring: The team's highest priority is the preservation of capital and liquidity. To meet these objectives, the team relies on its credit analysis process and risk management and continuously performs stress tests on each portfolio to evaluate how the funds may react to market disruptions.
RISKS | An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in a money market fund.
A portion of the Fund's income may be subject to federal, state and/or local income taxes or the alternative minimum tax (AMT).
TOP HOLDINGS – % of net assets as of 03-31-2016
Bank of Nova Scotia Nya/ Repo, 0.30%, 2016-04-01
HSBC Usa Incorporated Repo Ust HSBC 15, 0.28%, 2016-04-01
Clipper Tax-Exempt Certified Trust Series 2007-26, 0.00%,
Iowa St Fin Auth Midwestern Ec Iasdev 06/39 Adjustable Var, 0.00%,
Texas Municipal Gas Acquisition & Supply Corporation Series 2848, 0.00%,
South Carolina St Assn of Govt Scsgen 04/16 FIXED 1.5, 0.00%,
Mercer Cnty N D Pollutn, 0.08%, 2016-04-05
Deutsche Bk Spears/lifers Trva Due Adjustable Var, 0.00%,
Rib Floater Trust Ribgen, 0.00%,
Maryland St Indl Dev Fing Auth Mdsdev, 0.00%,
Portfolio holdings are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified. Click here for more complete holdings.
The advisor has committed, through 05-31-16, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the fund's total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver, excluding certain expenses, at 0.65%. After this time, the cap may be increased or terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower.