Emerging Markets

PIMCO's specialist team aims to use scale and global expertise to navigate this rich landscape.


PIMCO's Emerging Markets Platform


Assets under management in emerging fixed income strategies (USD as of 12/31/2023)

31 PMs

Specialized and strictly devoted to emerging market portfolio management

30+ Analysts

Covering emerging markets credit research

Beyond Borders: Empowering Clients by Uncovering Opportunities

Pramol Dhawan, PIMCO’s Head of Emerging Markets, explores the evolving dynamics of emerging markets and how the firm’s unique strategies, global reach and robust relationships help clients navigate the asset class.

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PIMCO's Capabilities in Emerging Markets

Leverage our built-to-scale, tested process for informational, analytical and behavioral advantages.


Extensive Resources

Gain insight from our ability to cover this resource-intensive asset class with a global team, 24-hour coverage and strong issuer relationships.


Macroeconomic Insights

Wield top-down expertise from our investment committee, global advisory board and regional portfolio committees to guide the EM investment narrative in a global context.


Rigorous Risk Management

Aim to identify extreme events and calibrate sensitivities with our quantitative analytical models and diversification across the opportunity set.


Specialized Knowledge

Focus on proprietary relationships and bespoke transactions to access opportunities and information.

Active Management in Emerging Markets

Three types of active positioning may help reduce traditional EM risk while maximizing potential return.

Active positioning for EM portfolios


    Seek potential returns from rare idiosyncrasies.


    Traditional over- and under-weights by country, sector and risk factor.


    Seek to eliminate typical EM index inefficiencies.

Source: PIMCO. For illustrative purposes only.

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Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. This and other information are contained in the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus, if available, which may be obtained by contacting your investment professional or PIMCO representative. Click here for a complete list of the PIMCO Funds prospectuses and summary prospectuses. Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

The PIMCO Flexible Emerging Markets Income Fund is an unlisted closed-end “interval fund.” Limited liquidity is provided to shareholders only through the fund’s quarterly offers to repurchase between 5% to 25% (expected to be 5%) of its outstanding shares at net asset value. It is important to note that differences exist between the fund’s daily internal accounting records, the fund’s financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and reporting practices under income tax regulations. It is possible that the fund may not issue a Section 19 Notice in situations where the fund’s financial statements prepared later and in accordance with U.S. GAAP or the final tax character of those distributions might later report that the sources of those distributions included capital gains and/or a return of capital. Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report for more details. The fund’s distribution rate may be affected by numerous factors, including changes in realized and projected market returns, fund performance, and other factors. There can be no assurance that a change in market conditions or other factors will not result in a change in the fund distribution rate at a future time. An investment in an interval fund is not appropriate for all investors. Unlike typical closed-end funds an interval fund’s shares are not typically listed on a stock exchange. Although interval funds provide limited liquidity to investors by offering to repurchase a limited amount of shares on a periodic basis, investors should consider shares of the Fund to be an illiquid investment. Investments in interval funds are therefore subject to liquidity risk as an investor may not be able to sell the shares at an advantageous time or price. The Fund anticipates that no secondary market will develop for its shares. There is no guarantee that an investor will be able to tender all of their requested Fund shares in a periodic repurchase offer.

Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results.

Investments made by a Fund and the results achieved by a Fund are not expected to be the same as those made by any other PIMCO-advised Fund, including those with a similar name, investment objective or policies. A new or smaller Fund’s performance may not represent how the Fund is expected to or may perform in the long-term. New Funds have limited operating histories for investors to evaluate and new and smaller Funds may not attract sufficient assets to achieve investment and trading efficiencies. A Fund may be forced to sell a comparatively large portion of its portfolio to meet significant shareholder redemptions for cash, or hold a comparatively large portion of its portfolio in cash due to significant share purchases for cash, in each case when the Fund otherwise would not seek to do so, which may adversely affect performance.

A word about risk: Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Currency rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time and may reduce the returns of a portfolio. Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates. Bonds and bond strategies with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and volatile than those with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise, and low interest rate environments increase this risk. Reductions in bond counterparty capacity may contribute to decreased market liquidity and increased price volatility. Bond investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities; portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. Diversification does not ensure against loss. For risks associated with a particular Fund, please refer to the Fund's prospectus.

Investments in distressed loans and bankrupt companies are speculative and the repayment of default obligations contains significant uncertainties. Floating rate loans are not traded on an exchange and are subject to significant credit, valuation and liquidity risk.  The value of real estate  the principal amount invested. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. The use of leverage may cause a portfolio to liquidate positions when it may not be advantageous to do so to satisfy its obligations or to meet segregation requirements. Leverage, including borrowing, may cause a portfolio to be more volatile than if the portfolio had not been leveraged. The Fund may invest without limit in investment grade debt securities and in below investment grade debt securities (commonly referred to as “high yield” securities or “junk bonds”), including securities of defaulted, stressed and distressed issuers. The PIMCO Flexible Emerging Markets Income Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may invest its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified Fund.

There is no guarantee that these investment strategies will work under all market conditions or are appropriate for all investors and each investor should evaluate their ability to invest long-term, especially during periods of downturn in the market.

Morningstar Rating™ rated monthly, for Institutional share class; other classes may have different performance characteristics. A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. The Emerging Markets Bond Fund was rated against the following numbers of Emerging Markets Bond funds over the following time periods: Overall 3 Stars (224 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (224 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (209 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (112 funds rated). The Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund was rated against the following numbers of Emerging Markets Bond funds over the following time periods: Overall 3 Stars (224 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (224 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (209 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (112 funds rated). The Emerging Markets Full Spectrum Bond Fund was rated against the following numbers of Emerging Markets Bond funds over the following time periods: Overall 3 Stars (224 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (224 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (209 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (112 funds rated). The Emerging Markets Local Currency and Bond Fund was rated against the following numbers of Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond funds over the following time periods: Overall 5 Stars (71 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 5 Stars (71 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 5 Stars (67 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (59 funds rated).

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