Higher potential tax-free income for investors
The Fund seeks to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax while seeking to preserve capital and liquidity.
Why Invest In This Fund
Aims to maximize risk-adjusted income with minimal duration extension
With maturities extending out to 15 years, the Fund seeks to achieve a higher level of income by taking advantage of structural pricing inefficiencies – often in mispriced callable bonds – with minimal duration extension or increased volatility compared to a traditional intermediate-term index (e.g. the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond 1-10 Year Blend (1-12) Index).
Seeks to uncover value while maintaining high credit quality
The Fund leverages independent credit research to capture value and potentially generate higher income by identifying high quality credits that the market may misunderstand and misprice. The actively managed Fund invests 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).
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.
The Fund is jointly managed by Jim Grandinetti, Bill Gurtin, Michael Johnson, Brian Hannibal, 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. Hannibal, CFA, and Mr. Grenier, CFA, conduct trades and analyses. Gurtin serves as a sub-adviser to the Funds.
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond 1-10 Year Blend (1-12) Index
PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond 1-10 Year Blend (1-12) Index is the 1-10 Year Blend (1-12) component of the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index, which consists of a broad selection of investment-grade general obligation bonds and revenue bonds of maturities ranging from one year to 22 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.
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