Focused on government-guaranteed GNMA securities
This fund invests at least 80% of its assets in GNMA securities, part of the large and highly liquid mortgage-backed securities market, giving it high credit quality and attractive total return potential.
Why Invest In This Fund
A core investment
With its high average credit quality, this fund can make a solid addition to nearly any investor’s bond portfolio. PIMCO’s value oriented, risk conscious approach seeks to deliver consistent excess returns that are uncorrelated to traditional equity and bond markets.
Attractive return potential vs. Treasuries
GNMA securities are backed by the same full faith and credit guarantee offered by U.S. Treasury securities, yet typically provide higher yields to compensate for prepayment risk – the risk that mortgage borrowers can pay off their mortgages at any time.
Over 30 years of mortgage experience
Building on PIMCO’s experience in the mortgage sector and time-tested investment process, the fund’s managers seek to generate excess returns over time by using relative value trading strategies to exploit inefficiencies in the mortgage market.
The fund is managed by Daniel Hyman and Michael Cudzil, mortgage specialists who both have over a decade of experience in the sector. The team draws on PIMCO’s robust mortgage research capabilities, which help identify security-specific risks as well as the effect of mortgage performance on other sectors and the broader economy.
Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index
PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION
Bloomberg Barclays GNMA Index is an unmanaged index covering mortgage-backed pass-through securities of the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA).
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