ESG Income Fund

PEGIX

Updated January 15, 2021

Objective

The Funds primary investment objective is to maximize current income. Long-term capital appreciation is a secondary objective.

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Overview

Fund Overview

The fund takes a broad-based approach to investing in income-generating bonds, seeking to build a diversified portfolio within a socially conscious framework that uses environmental-, social-, and governance-related (ESG) criteria to choose securities that comprise the fund and to proactively engage with issuers to realize ESG-related objectives.

Why Invest In This Fund

Focus on income as a driver of total return

The fund seeks to invest across high quality and higher yielding sectors of the fixed income markets in an effort to provide a diversified income stream. The strategy also incorporates a “bend but don’t break” philosophy where we expect some price volatility but attempt to avoid permanent economic loss.

Built on PIMCO’s ESG philosophy to exclude, evaluate and engage

The Fund seeks a strategic allocation to green, social and sustainability-linked bonds, low carbon footprint and issuer engagement. The fund will seek to emphasize issuers committed to sustainability with strong ESG credentials.

Ability to be opportunistic

The fund’s five veteran portfolio managers – Dan Ivascyn, Josh Anderson, Jing Yang, Alfred Murata and Jelle Brons – collaborate with a large, experienced team across portfolio management, credit research, portfolio analytics and risk management.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Monthly with Daily Accrual

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

09/30/2020

CUSIP

72202G166

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Managers

Daniel J. Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

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Alfred T. Murata

Portfolio Manager, Mortgage Credit

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Joshua Anderson

Head of Global ABS Portfolio Management

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Jelle Brons

Portfolio Manager, Global Investment Grade Credit

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Jing Yang

Portfolio Manager, Structured Credit

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Fees & Expenses

Effective as of 09/30/2020
Gross Expense Ratio 0.57%
Net Expense Ratio 0.50%
The Net Expense Ratio reflects a contractual fee waiver and/or expense reduction, which is in place through 07/31/2022 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.

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Disclosures

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.
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 market’s 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.

Socially responsible investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized, or judgment exercised, by PIMCO will reflect the beliefs or values of any one particular investor. Information regarding responsible practices is obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting, which may not be accurate or complete, and PIMCO is dependent on such information to evaluate a company’s commitment to, or implementation of, responsible practices. Socially responsible norms differ by region. There is no assurance that the socially responsible investing strategy and techniques employed will be successful. Past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future results.

It is important to note that differences exist between the fund’s daily internal accounting records, the fund’s financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and recordkeeping practices under income tax regulations. It is possible that the fund may not issue a Section 19 Notice in situations where the fund’s financial statements prepared later and in accordance with U.S. GAAP and/or the final tax character of those distributions might later report that the sources of those distributions included capital gains and/or a return of capital. Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report for more details.

Although the Fund may seek to maintain stable distributions, the Fund’s distribution rates may be affected by numerous factors, including but not limited to changes in realized and projected market returns, fluctuations in market interest rates, Fund performance, and other factors. There can be no assurance that a change in market conditions or other factors will not result in a change in the Fund’s distribution rate or that the rate will be sustainable in the future.

For instance, during periods of low or declining interest rates, the Fund’s distributable income and dividend levels may decline for many reasons. For example, the Fund may have to deploy uninvested assets (whether from purchases of Fund shares, proceeds from matured, traded or called debt obligations or other sources) in new, lower yielding instruments. Additionally, payments from certain instruments that may be held by the Fund (such as variable and floating rate securities) may be negatively impacted by declining interest rates, which may also lead to a decline in the Fund’s distributable income and dividend levels.
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