why invest in this fund
Pursues Social Responsibility and Improved Return Potential
By integrating ESG metrics with a smart beta strategy, RAFI ESG U.S. Index aims to help investors achieve the dual objectives of social responsibility and long-horizon outperformance of the broad market. PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. ETF seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the RAFI ESG US Index
|Data point name||Data point value|
|Total Net Assets||$31,645,244.77|
RAFI ESG US Index
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. It is not possible to invest directly in the index.
|Data point name||Data point value|
Top Ten Holdings
|Description||% of Assets||Security Type|
|MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD.00000625||6.36||COMMON STOCK|
|APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD.00001||5.81||COMMON STOCK|
|META PLATFORMS INC CLASS A COMMON STOCK USD.000006||3.11||COMMON STOCK|
|JOHNSON + JOHNSON COMMON STOCK USD1.0||2.96||COMMON STOCK|
|JPMORGAN CHASE + CO COMMON STOCK USD1.0||2.88||COMMON STOCK|
|INTEL CORP COMMON STOCK USD.001||2.86||COMMON STOCK|
|CISCO SYSTEMS INC COMMON STOCK USD.001||2.69||COMMON STOCK|
|CITIGROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD.01||2.32||COMMON STOCK|
|PROCTER + GAMBLE CO/THE COMMON STOCK||2.25||COMMON STOCK|
|AT+T INC COMMON STOCK USD1.0||2.16||COMMON STOCK|
Current holdings are subject to risk. Holdings are subject to change at any time.
The Fund uses an indexing approach and may be affected by a general decline in market segments or asset classes relating to its Underlying Index. The Fund invests in securities and instruments included in, or representative of, its Underlying Index regardless of the investment merits of the Underlying Index.
Fees & Expenses
|Gross Expense Ratio||0.30%|
|Net Expense Ratio||0.29%|
The Net Expense Ratio reflects a contractual fee waiver and/or expense reduction, which is in place through 10/31/2023 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..
Yields & Distributions
Dividends & Capital Gains Distribution
|Distribution Date||Dist. Nav||Long Term Cap. Gain||Short Term Cap. Gain||Dividend Income||Special Dist.||Dist. Total|
Yield to Maturity (YTM) is the estimated total return of a bond if held to maturity. YTM accounts for the present value of a bond’s future coupon payments. PIMCO calculates a Fund's Estimated YTM by averaging the YTM of each security held in the Fund on a market-weighted basis. PIMCO pulls each security's YTM from PIMCO's Portfolio Analytics database. In general, the calculation will incorporate the yield based on the notional value of all derivative instruments held by a Fund. The measure does not reflect the deduction of fees and expenses and is not necessarily indicative of the Fund's actual performance. A portfolio’s actual yield or distribution rate may be significantly lower than its estimated YTM in practice. Also, estimated YTM is not intended to indicate that a portfolio will actually hold any or all of its portfolio securities to maturity in practice, and various securities may be sold or otherwise disposed of prior to maturity. Estimated YTM is not a projection or prediction of the actual yield or return that a portfolio may achieve or any other future performance results. There can be no assurance that a portfolio will achieve any particular level of yield or return and actual results may vary significantly from estimated YTM.
The SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
The Subsidized yield includes contractual expense reimbursements and it would be lower without those reimbursements. The Unsubsidized 30 Day SEC yield excludes contractual expense reimbursements.
The distribution yield for monthly paying Funds is calculated by annualizing actual dividends distributed for the monthly period ended on the date shown and dividing by the net asset value on the last business day for the same period. The distribution yield for quarterly paying Funds is calculated by taking the average of the prior four quarterly distribution yields. The quarterly distribution yields are calculated by annualizing actual dividends distributed for the quarterly period ended on the most recent quarterly distribution date and dividing by the net asset value for the same date. The yield does not include long- or short-term capital gains distributions.
No dividend reinvestment service is provided by the Trust. Financial intermediaries may make available the DTC book-entry Dividend Reinvestment Service for use by beneficial owners of Fund shares for reinvestment of their dividend distributions. Beneficial owners should contact their financial intermediary to determine the availability and costs of the service and the details of participation therein. Financial intermediaries may require beneficial owners to adhere to specific procedures and timetables. If this service is available and used, dividend distributions of both income and net capital gains will be automatically reinvested in additional whole shares of the Fund purchased in the secondary market.
Price & Performance
|NAV Total Returns (After Fees)||0.78||14.50||-||-||6.88|
|Market Price Returns||0.74||14.53||-||-||6.74|
|RAFI ESG US Index||1.02||14.90||-||-||7.21|
|S&P 500 Index||2.66||14.52||11.45||12.20||10.03|
|Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index)||-0.24||-0.40||-||-||-0.33|
|Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index)||-0.28||-0.37||-||-||-0.47|
|After Tax Pre-Liquidation||0.15||13.90||-||-||6.29|
|After Tax Post-Liquidation||0.72||11.29||-||-||5.22|
|NAV Total Returns (After Fees)||-6.21||18.07||-||-||6.67|
|Market Price Returns||-6.63||18.05||-||-||6.52|
|RAFI ESG US Index||-6.03||18.48||-||-||7.00|
|S&P 500 Index||-7.73||18.60||11.19||12.24||9.78|
|Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index)||-0.18||-0.41||-||-||-0.33|
|Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index)||-0.60||-0.43||-||-||-0.48|
|After Tax Pre-Liquidation||-6.70||17.43||-||-||6.13|
|After Tax Post-Liquidation||-3.35||14.18||-||-||5.08|
|NAV Total Returns (After Fees)||4.73||1.21||-0.27||5.40|
|Market Price Returns||4.77||1.22||-0.20||5.33|
|RAFI ESG US Index||4.79||1.24||-0.18||5.52|
|S&P 500 Index||9.17||1.56||2.72||8.63|
|Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index)||-0.06||-0.03||-0.09||-0.12|
|Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index)||-0.02||-0.02||-0.02||-0.19|
|After Tax Pre-Liquidation||4.51||1.00||-0.48||5.01|
|After Tax Post-Liquidation||2.80||0.72||-0.16||3.31|
|NAV Total Returns (After Fees)||3.47||1.69||3.47||15.26|
|Market Price Returns||3.51||1.48||3.51||15.13|
|RAFI ESG US Index||3.51||1.76||3.51||15.48|
|S&P 500 Index||7.50||3.67||7.50||15.62|
|Performance Difference (Fund NAV vs. Index)||-0.04||-0.07||-0.04||-0.22|
|Performance Difference (Fund Market Price vs. Index)||0.00||-0.28||0.00||-0.35|
|After Tax Pre-Liquidation||3.47||1.69||3.47||14.92|
|After Tax Post-Liquidation||2.06||1.00||2.06||9.24|
Premium / Discount
|Premium / Discount||Calendar Year 2022||First Quarter 2023|
|Days Traded At Premium||104||26|
|Days Traded At NAV||31||12|
|Days Traded At Discount||116||24|
The performance figures presented reflect the total return performance, unless otherwise noted, and reflect changes in share price and reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions. All periods longer than one year are annualized. Periods less than one year are cumulative.
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.
Growth of $10,000 is calculated at NAV and assumes that all dividend and capital gain distributions were reinvested. It does not take into account sales charges or the effect of taxes. Results are not indicative of future performance.
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Net Asset Value (NAV) represents an ETF’s per-share value. The per-share value of an ETF is calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in its portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of ETF shares outstanding. ETF shares are valued as of the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange (normally 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time) (The “NYSE Close”) on each business day.
The Fund’s Net Asset Value, shares outstanding and total net assets are calculated as of the close of regular trading on each day that the New York Stock Exchange is open, and do not reflect security transactions or Fund shares created or redeemed on the date stated. Such transactions are recorded on the next business day and reported on the website the following business day.
PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. Exchange-Traded Fund (RAFE) is a smart beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the RAFI ESG US Index. 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. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and its index’s approach to ESG.
A word about risk: Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic and industry conditions. Model Risk is the risk that the investment models used in constructing the Underlying Index may not adequately take into account certain factors and may result in a decline in the value of the Underlying Index and, therefore, the Fund. Management and Tracking Error Risk is the risk that the portfolio manager’s investment decisions may not produce the desired results or that the Fund’s portfolio may not closely track the Underlying Index for a number of reasons. 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. Environmental, Social and Governance Investing Risk is the risk that, because the Underlying Index may select or exclude securities of certain issuers for reasons other than performance, the Fund’s performance will differ from funds that do not utilize an ESG investing strategy. ESG investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the factors utilized by the Index Provider or any judgment exercised by the Index Provider in constructing the Underlying Index will reflect the opinions of any particular investor.
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