Gurtin California Municipal Opportunistic Value Fund

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Updated April 06, 2020

Objective

The Fund seeks to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax and California state personal income taxes while seeking to preserve capital and liquidity.

Primary Portfolio

High-grade municipal securities (maintaining an investment-grade rating from at least one of the three major credit ratings agencies or Gurtin Municipal Bond Management's credit research team) that are exempt from federal and state income tax

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Overview

Prior to 07/01/2019 the fund's benchmark was ICE BofAML 7-12 Year U.S. Miscellaneous Municipal Securities Index.

Fund Overview

Higher potential tax-free income for California investors

The Fund seeks to provide current income exempt form regular federal income tax and California state personal income taxes while seeking to preserve capital and liquidity.

Why Invest In This Fund

A flexible approach to unlocking alpha

The Fund maintains a patient, disciplined, and opportunistic approach to finding value in high quality municipal bonds (i.e. maintaining an investment-grade rating from at least one of the three major credit ratings agencies or as rated internally by the sub-adviser, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management) and has the ability to invest across the entire municipal yield curve. Duration of the Fund will vary based on where along the yield curve there is perceived value in the market.

Disciplined discovery of high-grade opportunities in volatile markets

Using proprietary quantitative and credit research, the Fund seeks to take advantage of inefficiencies within the municipal bond market to identify value in mispriced callable bonds and in credits that the firm considers to be financially resilient yet misunderstood by the market. By capitalizing on periods of market dislocation, the Fund maintains a long-term goal of capturing value, while patiently waiting for opportunities to selectively purchase high-quality bonds which meet higher yield targets.

Minimizing exposure to excess fund flows for approved investors

Available to investors only through a select group of approved advisors, the Fund seeks to avoid the potential negative effects of excess mutual fund flows on fund investors. Through an approval process that involves advisor education, the Fund is structured to support coinvestment with like-minded buy-and-hold investors who understand the fund’s disciplined management approach.

Our Expertise

The Fund is jointly managed by Jim Grandinetti, Bill Gurtin, Michael Johnson, and Myles Grenier of Gurtin Municipal Bond Management (“Gurtin”), a PIMCO company. Mr. Grandinetti, head of portfolio management, is responsible for fund management and oversight. Mr. Gurtin, Founder, oversees fund strategy and defines structure parameters. Mr. Johnson, chief risk officer, defines the strategic forward vision of the Research and Portfolio Management departments. Mr. Grenier, CFA, conducts trades and analyses. Gurtin serves as a sub-adviser to the Funds.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg Barclays California Municipal Bond Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The Bloomberg Barclays California Municipal Bond Index is the California component of the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index, which consists of a broad selection of investment-grade general obligation and revenue bonds of maturities ranging from one year to 30 years. It is an unmanaged index representative of the tax-exempt bond market. The index is made up of all investment-grade municipal bonds issued after 12/31/90 having a remaining maturity of at least one year. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Monthly with Daily Accrual

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

03/18/2019

CUSIP

72202G323

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Managers

Jim Grandinetti

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Bill Gurtin

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Michael Johnson

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Myles Grenier

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 02/29/2020 2.59%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 04/06/2020 -
30-Day SEC Yield
Subsidized2 as of 02/29/2020 1.00%
Unsubsidized2 as of 02/29/2020 0.97%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 03/31/2020 $0.019824290
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 03/31/2020 $0.061983690

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.
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.
The 30 day SEC Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days.

Fees & Expenses

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