Capital Securities and Financials Fund


Updated November 20, 2017


The Fund seeks maximum total return, consistent with prudent investment management.

Primary Portfolio

Securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions


Fund Overview

Actively managed exposure to an attractive global asset class

By investing in subordinated debt and equity-like securities issued by global financial institutions, PIMCO Capital Securities and Financials Fund aims to provide attractive yields relative to traditional fixed income, strong risk-adjusted returns relative to equities and high yield debt and relatively low correlation with U.S. interest rates.

Why Invest In This Fund

A compelling opportunity set

Capital securities (subordinated debt, preferred stock, and other securities) issued by global financial companies can be an attractive opportunity relative to both high yield debt and equities. PIMCO believes the strong fundamentals of the banking system, the influence of regulation, and compelling valuations are supportive of attractive long-term total returns within the sector.

Diversification benefits

Capital securities tend to have a relatively low, and recently negative, correlation to U.S. Treasuries, which can help improve overall portfolio diversification and protect against rising rates in the U.S. (Correlation is the tendency for asset classes to move in lockstep.) Of course, diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss, but it can facilitate better risk-adjusted returns.

Deep dedicated team of financial sector experts

PIMCO’s time-tested investment process combines macroeconomic analysis with extensive bottom-up security selection. The fund’s dedicated global financial sector team employs proprietary credit research regionally to identify the strongest conviction financial securities across the capital structure globally.

Our Expertise

The fund’s portfolio is jointly managed by Philippe Bodereau and Yuri Garbuzov. Mr. Bodereau is a managing director in the London office and global head of financial research. Mr. Garbuzov is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on bank capital securities and structured credit products. The managers are supported by a global team of nine dedicated financials analysts, nine financials traders and a deep analytics bench.


70% BofA Merrill Lynch 8% Constrained Core West Preferred & Jr Subordinated Securities Index (P8JC) and 30% BofA Merrill Lynch Contingent Capital Index (COCO)


The benchmark is a blend of 70% BofA Merrill Lynch 8% Constrained Core West Preferred & Jr Subordinated Securities Index (P8JC) and 30% BofA Merrill Lynch Contingent Capital Index (COCO). The BofA Merrill Lynch 8% Constrained Core West Preferred & Jr Subordinated Securities Index tracks the performance of US dollar denominated high grade and high yield preferred securities and deeply subordinated corporate debt issued in the US domestic market. Qualifying securities must be rated at least B3, based on an average of Moody's, S&P and Fitch and have a country of risk of either the U.S. or a Western European country. Qualifying preferred securities must be issued as public securities or through a 144a filing, must have a fixed or floating dividend schedule and must have a minimum amount outstanding of $100 million. The BofA Merrill Lynch Contingent Capital Index tracks the performance of investment grade and below investment grade contingent capital debt publicly issued in the major domestic and eurobond markets. Qualifying securities must have a capital-dependent conversion feature and must be rated by either Moody's, S&P or Fitch. In addition, qualifying securities must have at least one month remaining term to final maturity and at least 18 months to maturity at point of issuance. For investment grade debt, qualifying currencies and their respective minimum size requirements (in local currency terms) are: AUD 100 million; CAD 100 million; EUR 250 million; JPY 20 billion; GBP 100 million; and USD 250 million. For below investment grade debt, minimum size requirements are CAD 100 million, EUR 100 million, GBP 50 million, or USD 100 million. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanged index.








Philippe Bodereau

Portfolio Manager, Global Head of Financial Research

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Yuri Garbuzov

Portfolio Manager, Corporate and Financials

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 09/30/2017 6.67%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 11/20/2017 -
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/31/2017 3.30%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 11/20/2017 -
30 - Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)3 as of 10/31/2017 3.23%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)4 as of 09/14/2017 $0.17979
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 5 as of 09/14/2017 $0.49879
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures


1The 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 distribution yield for annual paying Funds is calculated by taking the annual distribution divided by the Fund’s net asset value on ex-date. The yield is annualized if the Fund incepted less than a year ago. The yield does not include long- or short-term capital gains distributions.
2The 30-Day SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
3Does not include fee waivers and/or reimbursements.
4Data does not include special cash dividends.
5Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.
Unless stated, the Fund does not have an unsubsidized yield.

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Operating Expenses 0.87%
Net Operating Expenses6 0.80%
Fees & Expenses Footnotes & Disclosures


6The net expense ratio reflects a contractual expense reduction agreement through 31 July 2018.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 11/20/2017

NAV $10.69 One Day Return 0.00%
Daily Change $0.00 Daily YTD Return 12.47%
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Performance quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Current performance may be lower or higher than average annual returns shown. Performance quoted does not reflect any sales charges, if applicable, and performance would be lower if it did.

Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index.

No assurance is being made that any fund that may have experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods will continue to experience such performance. High performance is defined as an unusual growth in alpha between reporting periods or total return when measured to historical returns. Unusual performance is defined as an unusual change in performance (+/-) between reporting periods and the portfolio experienced unusual performance for one or more periods.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar and Lipper

  • Morningstar Ratings
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Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures


Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees and reflect changes in share price and reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions on the payable date. All periods longer than one year are annualized.
Daily YTD return is from the most recent calendar year end.
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.
A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. © 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results.
Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Morningstar, Inc.® 2017. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front- or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 4.92

Capital Structure Positioning %

Senior 5.10
Tier 2 9.09
Tier 2 CoCo 3.29
Tier 1 & Preferred 21.72
Additional Tier 1 35.92
Equity 0.46
Bank Loans 0.00
Non-Financials 5.57
Net Other Short Duration Instruments7 18.85
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures


7Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except instruments tied to emerging markets by country of risk) with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality, commingled liquidity funds, uninvested cash, interest receivables, net unsettled trades, broker money, short duration derivatives (for example Eurodollar futures) and derivatives offsets. With respect to certain categories of short duration securities, the Adviser reserves the discretion to require a minimum credit rating higher than investment grade for inclusion in this category. Derivatives Offsets includes offsets associated with investments in futures, swaps and other derivatives. Such offsets may be taken at the notional value of the derivative position which in certain instances may exceed the actual amount owed on such positions.
Portfolio information in the charts is based on the fund's net assets. These percentages may differ from those used for the fund's compliance calculations, including the fund's prospectus, regulatory, and other investment limitations and policies, which may be based on total assets of the fund or other measurements, may include or exclude various categories of investments from those covered in the portfolio allocation categories shown in this report, and may be based on different classifications and measurements of the fund’s investments and other criteria.
References to specific sectors, securities or issuers are for illustrative purposes only. All holdings are subject to change daily. All share classes have the same portfolio but different expenses.
Duration is a measure of a portfolio’s price sensitivity expressed in years. Effective duration is the duration for a bond with an embedded option when the value is calculated to include the expected change in cash flow caused by the option as interest rates change.


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A word about risk:

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 the current low interest rate environment increases this risk. Current 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. 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. Bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments and general market and financial conditions may affect the prepayment of bank loans, as such the prepayments cannot be predicted with accuracy. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower's obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated. 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. Investments in illiquid securities may reduce the returns of a portfolio because it may be not be able to sell the securities at an advantageous time or price. 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.
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