Climate Bond Fund

PCEIX

Updated May 19, 2022

Objective

The Fund seeks optimal risk adjusted returns, consistent with prudent investment management, while giving consideration to long term climate related risks and opportunities.

Primary Portfolio

Multi-sector credit fixed income securities with a concentration on climate change solution providers

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Overview

Fund Overview

A global leader in ESG fixed income investing

PIMCO Climate Bond Fund seeks to be a global climate action leader in fixed income, giving special investment consideration to long-term climate risks and opportunities, consistent with prudent investment management, while seeking optimal risk-adjusted returns.

Why Invest In This Fund

Focuses on issuers demonstrating leadership in addressing climate-related factors

The fund invests opportunistically in a broad spectrum of climate-focused securities from issuers demonstrating leadership in addressing climate-related factors. We consider a variety of factors to determine whether an issuer qualifies, including whether they provide low carbon solutions, have implemented or prepared a transition plan to a low carbon economy or other factors that may be relevant.

Thorough evaluation of climate and environmental factors

To evaluate climate-related factors, we use our own proprietary research and scoring process climate, and also evaluate the issuer’s alignment with international commitments, such as the 2016 Paris Agreement. To evaluate an issuer’s environmental practices, we use our proprietary assessments of material environmental and climate-oriented issues, as well as the reference standards established by the UN.

Positioned for positive change

Given the long term nature of the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and resource depletion, the fund may focus more on strategic, longer-term investment strategies with less emphasis on short-term, tactical trading strategies.

Our Expertise

The fund’s expert portfolio management team – Jelle Brons, member of the ESG team, focusing on credit, Ketish Pothalingam, member of PIMCO’s ESG team, focusing on corporate credit and global bond ESG portfolios, Scott Mather, CIO U.S. Core Strategies, and Samuel Mary, research analyst, focused on the integration of ESG factors; are supported by the full spectrum of PIMCO’s global resources and five decades of active bond management experience.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg MSCI Green Bond Index, USD Hedged

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The Bloomberg MSCI Green Bond Index, USD Hedged offers investors an objective and robust measure of the global market for fixed income securities issued to fund projects with direct environmental benefits. An independent research driven methodology is used to evaluate index-eligible green bonds to ensure they adhere to established Green Bond Principles and to classify bonds by their environmental use of proceeds. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Monthly with Daily Accrual

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

12/10/2019

CUSIP

72202G216

Managers

Jelle Brons

Portfolio Manager, Global Investment Grade Credit

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Ketish Pothalingam

Portfolio Manager, U.K. Credit

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Scott A. Mather

CIO U.S. Core and Sustainable Investments

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Samuel Mary

ESG Research Analyst

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 04/30/2022 2.34%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 05/19/2022 -
30-Day SEC Yield2 as of 04/30/2022 3.24%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 04/29/2022 $0.018418960
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 04/29/2022 $0.065026270

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 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 30 day SEC Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days.
3Data does not include special cash dividends.
4Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.

Fees & Expenses

Effective as of 07/30/2021
Gross Expense Ratio 0.54%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.51%
The Adjusted Expense Ratio excludes certain investment expenses, such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from investments on short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investments in underlying PIMCO Funds (if applicable), none of which are paid to PIMCO.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 05/19/2022

NAV $9.13 One Day Return -0.10%
Daily Change $-0.01 Daily YTD Return -9.61%

All data as of

All data as of

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance 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 performance shown. For performance current to the most recent month-end, visit www.pimco.com or call (888) 87-PIMCO.

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.

There is no assurance that any fund, including any fund that has experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods, will experience similar levels of performance in the future. High performance is defined as a significant increase in either 1) a fund’s total return in excess of that of the fund’s benchmark between reporting periods or 2) a fund’s total return in excess of the fund’s historical returns between reporting periods. Unusual performance is defined as a significant change in a fund’s performance as compared to one or more previous reporting periods.

Certain Funds may offer a share class with an inception date which is different than the inception date of the Fund. For the periods prior to the inception date of a share class, performance information is based on the performance of the Fund’s oldest class shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses paid by that class of shares.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar and Lipper

disclosures

Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees, unless otherwise noted, 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. Periods less than on 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.
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.

Monthly Morningstar Rating™ is for the share class shown; other classes may have different performance characteristics.


A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. © 2022 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. The Morningstar RatingTM 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The monthly Lipper Average and Rankings are calculated by Lipper, Inc, based on the total return performance of funds included by Lipper in that category. Rankings begin with the inception of the actual share class. Lipper does not take into account sales charges.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 9.75
1-3 yrs 10.02
3-5 yrs 36.30
5-10 yrs 39.50
10-20 yrs 6.70
20+ yrs -2.27
Effective Maturity (yrs) 4.65

Sector Allocation
Market Value %

US Government Related5 1.73
Securitized6 7.09
Invest. Grade Credit 34.03
High Yield Credit 10.72
Non-USD Developed 26.78
Emerging Markets7 8.01
Other8 1.87
Net Other Short Duration Instruments9 9.75

disclosures

5May include nominal and inflation-protected Treasuries, Treasury futures and options, agencies, FDIC-guaranteed and government-guaranteed corporate securities, and interest rate swaps.
6The Securitized bucket will include Agency MBS, non-Agency MBS, CMBS, ABS, CDO, CLO, and Pooled Funds.
7Emerging markets instruments includes an emerging market security or other instrument economically tied to an emerging market country by country of risk with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or if unrated, determined to be similar quality by PIMCO. Emerging Markets includes the value of short duration emerging markets instruments previously reported in another category.
8May include municipals, convertibles, preferreds, and yankee bonds.
9Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except those 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 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 or take into account other pertinent factors 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.
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.

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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.  Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

PIMCO Climate Bond Fund is designed to offer a global, flexible, multi-sector credit portfolio that seeks optimal risk adjusted returns, consistent with prudent investment management, while giving consideration to long term climate related risks and opportunities. To do so, the fund invests in a diversified portfolio of multi-sector global bonds ordinarily from issuers of labeled and unlabeled green bonds, as well as companies we believe are demonstrating leadership with respect to addressing climate related factors. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives and strategies.

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 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. 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. 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 markets 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. A Fund’s ESG investing strategy may select or exclude securities of certain issuers for reasons other than financial performance.  Such strategy carries the risk that the Fund’s performance will differ from similar funds that do not utilize an ESG investing strategy. For example, the application of this strategy could affect the Fund’s exposure to certain sectors or types of investments, which could negatively impact the Fund’s performance. ESG investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the factors utilized by PIMCO or any judgment exercised by PIMCO will reflect the opinions of any particular investor, and the factors utilized by PIMCO may differ from the factors that any particular investor considers relevant in evaluating an issuer’s ESG practices. In evaluating an issuer, PIMCO is dependent upon information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting that may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, or present conflicting information and data with respect to an issuer, which in each case could cause PIMCO to incorrectly assess an issuer’s business practices with respect to its ESG practices. Socially responsible norms differ by region, and an issuer’s ESG practices or PIMCO’s assessment of an issuer’s ESG practices may change over time. There is no standardized industry definition or certification for certain ESG categories, for example “green bonds”; as such, the inclusion of securities in these statistics involves PIMCO's subjectivity and discretion. There is no assurance that the ESG investing strategy or techniques employed will be successful. Past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future results. For risks related to a specific fund, please refer to the Fund's prospectus or summary prospectus if available.

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