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As of 09/28/2020
As of 09/25/2020
net expense ratio
Effective as of 12/18/2019

The Fund seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the RAFI ESG US Index.

why invest in this fund

Pursues Social Responsibility and Improved Return Potential

By integrating ESG metrics with a time-tested smart beta strategy, RAFI ESG U.S. Index aims to help investors achieve the dual objectives of social responsibility and long-term outperformance of the broad market.

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Portfolio Information

As of 09/25/2020
Total Net Assets
Weighted Average Market Cap ($ US MM)
P/E Ratio (Trailing)
P/B Ratio (price to book)

Fund Facts

$0.37 1.67%
As of 09/28/2020
$0.38 1.72%
As of 09/28/2020

Fund Information

As of 09/25/2020
Data point name Data point value
TYPE Smart Beta,Index
CUSIP 72201T342
Inception Date 12/18/2019
Shares Outstanding 420,000
Total Net Assets $9,295,669.72
Daily Trading Volume (in shares) 9,862
Premium/Discount Average (since inception) -0.01%
Premium/Discount Average as of market close -0.09%
Closing Price
As of 09/25/2020



The RAFI ESG US Index is a long-only, smart beta index that seeks to achieve the dual objectives of social responsibility and long-horizon outperformance of the broad market. The Index is constructed by RAFI Indices, LLC (the "Index Provider") using a rules-based approach within publicly traded U.S. equities to create an integrated ESG strategy which overweights companies that rate well across various ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) themes and excludes companies with a major involvement in industries such as tobacco, gaming, weapons and fossil fuels. The strategy supplements traditional ESG metrics with metrics linked to long-term value creation, specifically financial discipline and diversity, for improved return potential.

Data point name Data point value
Index Ticker RAESGUST
Inception Date 03/30/2018
Rebalancing Frequency Quarterly

Top Ten Holdings

As of 09/25/2020

Top Ten Holdings table

Description % of Assets Sector
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 3.45 Financials
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 3.25 Health Care
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE 2.77 Consumer Staples
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 2.74 Communication Services
PFIZER INC 2.57 Health Care
MICROSOFT CORP 2.51 Information Technology
INTEL CORP 2.50 Information Technology
WALT DISNEY CO/THE 2.23 Communication Services
CITIGROUP INC 2.19 Financials
WELLS FARGO & CO 2.07 Financials
Effective as of 12/18/2019

Fees and Expenses

Name Value
Net Expense Ratio 0.29%

The Net Expense Ratio reflects a contractual fee waiver and/or expense reduction, which is in place through 10/31/2021 and renews automatically for a full year unless terminated by PIMCO in accordance with the terms of the agreement. See the Fund's prospectus for more information.

Fees and Expenses

Name Value
Gross Expense Ratio 0.45%

Dividends & Capital Gains Distribution

As of 09/28/2020
Distribution Date Dist. Nav Long Term Cap. Gain Short Term Cap. Gain Dividend Income Dist. Total
07/01/2020 21.19 - - 0.130000 0.130000
04/01/2020 17.76 - - 0.190000 0.190000
12/30/2019 25.14 - - 0.020000 0.020000
As of 08/31/2020
Returns 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
NAV Total Returns (After Fees) - - - -
Market Price Returns - - - -
RAFI ESG US Index - - - -
S&P 500 Index 21.94 14.52 14.46 15.16
Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index) - - - -
Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index) - - - -
Standard Deviation - - - -
After Tax Pre-Liquidation - - - -
After Tax Post-Liquidation - - - -
As of 06/30/2020
Returns 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
NAV Total Returns (After Fees) - - - -
Market Price Returns - - - -
RAFI ESG US Index - - - -
S&P 500 Index 7.51 10.73 10.73 13.99
Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index) - - - -
Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index) - - - -
Standard Deviation - - - -
After Tax Pre-Liquidation - - - -
After Tax Post-Liquidation - - - -
As of 08/31/2020
Returns YTD 1MO 3MO 6MO Inception
NAV Total Returns (After Fees) -7.18 4.97 8.38 5.83 -6.25
Market Price Returns -7.21 5.06 8.53 -3.66 -6.25
RAFI ESG US Index -7.00 5.03 8.49 6.00 -
S&P 500 Index 9.74 7.19 15.48 19.63 -
Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index) -0.18 -0.06 -0.11 -0.17 -
Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index) -0.21 0.03 0.04 -9.66 -
Standard Deviation - - - - -
After Tax Pre-Liquidation -7.81 4.97 8.11 5.11 -6.92
After Tax Post-Liquidation -4.32 2.94 4.95 3.37 -3.76
As of 06/30/2020
Returns YTD 1MO 3MO 6MO Inception
NAV Total Returns (After Fees) -14.27 0.09 15.29 -14.27 -13.42
Market Price Returns -14.43 0.09 15.13 -14.43 -13.42
RAFI ESG US Index -14.19 0.10 15.42 -14.19 -
S&P 500 Index -3.08 1.99 20.54 -3.08 -
Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index) -0.08 -0.01 -0.13 -0.08 -
Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index) -0.24 -0.01 -0.29 -0.24 -
Standard Deviation - - - - -
After Tax Pre-Liquidation -14.64 0.09 14.79 -14.64 -13.82
After Tax Post-Liquidation -8.49 0.06 9.00 -8.49 -7.98

Morningstar Rating

Morningstar Rating
Fund Name Morningstar Category Overall 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
RAFI ESG U.S. ETF Large Value - - - -

Premium / Discount

As of 06/30/2020
market price above or equal to nav market price below nav
0 - 0.49% 2 3.17% 61 96.83%
0.5% - 0.99% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
1.0% - 1.49% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
1.5% - 1.99% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
2.0% - 2.49% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
2.5% - 2.99% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
3.0% - 3.49% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
3.5% - 3.99% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
4.0% - 4.49% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
4.5% - 4.99% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
> = 5.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Total 2 3.17% 61 96.83%
As of 08/31/2020
Portfolio Composition - Sector Allocation: Market Value
sector FUND Fund ratio S&P 500 Index Secondary index ratio
No Classification 0.00 -
Materials 3.84 2.49
Industrials 6.85 7.99
Consumer Discretionary 12.78 11.44
Consumer Staples 9.79 6.89
Health Care 16.72 13.98
Financials 20.87 9.62
Information Technology 18.00 28.71
Communication Services 8.21 11.10
Utilities 1.32 2.83
Real Estate 1.07 2.61
Portfolio Composition - Sector Allocation: Duration
Sector Fund Fund ratio
No Classification 0.00
Materials 0.00
Industrials 0.00
Consumer Discretionary 0.00
Consumer Staples 0.00
Health Care 0.00
Financials 0.00
Information Technology 0.00
Communication Services 0.00
Utilities 0.00
Real Estate 0.00


Factor Percentage Weight Weight ratio

Summary Characteristics

Summary Characteristics
Data Point
As of 09/25/2020
Number of Holdings 254
Weighted Average Market Cap ($ US MM) 162,662.83
Median Market Cap ($ US MM) 105,614.75
P/E Ratio (Forward) 16.00
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 17.11
P/S Ratio (Price to Sales) 1.30
P/B Ratio (Price to Book) 2.26
Dividend Yield 2.81
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