Credit Opportunities Bond Fund

PCARX

Updated November 20, 2019

Objective

Seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management

Primary Portfolio

Diversified portfolio of fixed-income instruments of varying maturities

Overview

Fund Overview

A flexible approach to global credit markets

The fund adopts a global approach to investing in corporate bonds and other credit sectors with a focus on generating relatively attractive risk adjusted returns over a cycle, but importantly without the industry or issuer influence of a traditional benchmark.

Why Invest In This Fund

Benchmark agnostic return-oriented approach

The fund aims to deliver a similar total return to that of global credit markets with lower volatility, through avoiding potentially undesirable sector or interest rate sensitivity inherent in traditional global fixed income benchmarks. Note that although this strategy may enhance performance, particularly during market declines as it seeks to provide less downside capture versus other credit-oriented strategies, it may lag during strong up markets.

Actively managed across the global credit markets

The fund has the flexibility to access global credit sectors and is primarily invested in high yield and investment grade credit markets, supplemented with selective exposure to emerging markets and securitized credit. Through a discerning investment approach to global corporate and credit markets utilizing long and short exposures, the fund may offer diversification from core fixed income.

Supported by PIMCO’s investment process and credit expertise

Employing a disciplined approach to credit research, the fund accesses PIMCO’s team of more than 65 bottom-up credit investment professionals and utilizes top-down, bottom-up and valuation screens to identify the most attractive opportunities in global credit markets.

Our Expertise

Mark Kiesel was named Morningstar’s 2012 Fixed Income Fund Manager of the Year. A longtime investment manager, he is the CIO Global Credit, global head of PIMCO’s corporate bond portfolio management group and a senior member of the investment strategy and portfolio management group.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

3 Month USD LIBOR Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The 3 Month USD LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) Index is an average interest rate, determined by the ICE Benchmark Administration, that banks charge one another for the use of short-term money (3 months) in England's Eurodollar market. It is not possible to invest in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Quarterly

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

08/31/2011

CUSIP

72201W394

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Managers

Mark R. Kiesel

CIO Global Credit

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Christian Stracke

Global Head of Credit Research

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 09/30/2019 4.85%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 11/20/2019 -
30-Day SEC Yield as of 10/31/2019 3.36%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)2 as of 09/12/2019 $0.13246
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 3 as of 09/12/2019 $0.30398
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures

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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.
2Data does not include special cash dividends.
3Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.
The 30 day SEC Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days.

Fees & Expenses

Effective as of 07/31/2019
Gross Expense Ratio 0.93%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.90%
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 11/20/2019

NAV $10.05 One Day Return 0.10%
Daily Change $0.01 Daily YTD Return 7.59%

All data as of

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All data as of

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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.

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.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

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Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures

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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.
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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 31.05
1-3 yrs -2.55
3-5 yrs 18.93
5-10 yrs 52.61
10-20 yrs 0.33
20+ yrs -0.37
Effective Maturity (yrs) 4.73

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 3.48