RAE Emerging Markets Fund

PEPFX

Updated January 15, 2021

Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Primary Portfolio

Equity and equity-related securities that are economically tied to emerging market countries

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Overview

Fund Overview

Time-tested systematic approach to emerging markets value investing

The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of emerging markets stocks using the Research Affiliates Equity (RAE) strategy, an innovative value approach designed to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index.

Why Invest In This Fund

Captures robust sources of excess returns

RAE is a systematic strategy that selects undervalued stocks using valuation metrics designed by Research Affiliates, while also incorporating quality and momentum signals to improve performance. The RAE strategy combines several well-researched measures of each signal to achieve higher returns over time.

Capitalizes on market inefficiencies

Selected stocks are weighted based on fundamental measures of company size such as sales, cash flows, dividends and book value. This weighting methodology allows the fund to capitalize on market inefficiencies by systematically buying low and selling high and benefit from long-term mean reversion in stock prices.

Offers the benefits of investing systematic equity strategy

The fund’s unique rules-based approach seeks a consistent investment process and a contrarian portfolio designed to deliver market outperformance.

Our Expertise

PIMCO has partnered with Research Affiliates to deliver equity strategies since 2005.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index captures large and mid-cap securities exhibiting overall value style characteristics across a group of emerging markets countries. The value investment style characteristics for index construction of the MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index are defined using three variables: book value to price, 12-month forward earnings to price and dividend yield.

SECONDARY BENCHMARK

MSCI Emerging Markets Index

SECONDARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. It is not possible to invest directly in the index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Annually

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

06/05/2015

CUSIP

72202L652

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Managers

Robert Arnott

Founder and Chairman, Research Affiliates

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Chris Brightman

Chief Investment Officer, Research Affiliates

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 01/01/2020 1.89%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 01/15/2021 -
30-Day SEC Yield as of 12/31/2020 2.14%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)2 as of 12/28/2020 $0.15994
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 3 as of 12/28/2020 $0.15994

disclosures

1The 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 of the last business day of the quarter. 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 11/01/2020
Gross Expense Ratio 0.87%
Net Expense Ratio 0.86%
The Net Expense Ratio reflects a contractual fee waiver and/or expense reduction, which is in place through 10/31/2021 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.
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.85%
The Adjusted Expense Ratio is the same as the Net Expense Ratio, but also 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.

Class A-2 Common Shares Sales Charge Schedule

Sales Range (USD) Sales Charge %
Less than $100,000 2.00%
$100,000 - $249,999 1.00%
$250,000 and over 0.00%

The initial sales charges on Class A-2 Common Shares may be reduced or waived under certain financial firm-specific sales charge waivers and discounts, purchase arrangements, and for certain categories of investors.


Investors in the Fund may reduce or eliminate sales charges applicable to purchases of Class A-2 shares through utilization of the Combined Purchase Privilege, Right of Accumulation (Cumulative Quantity Discount), Letter of Intent or Reinstatement Privilege. These programs will apply to purchases of other closed-end interval funds that PIMCO may sponsor (collectively, “Eligible Funds”), which offer Class A-2 Common Shares. These programs are described in the Statement of Additional Information. Eligible Funds do not include any open-end funds sponsored by PIMCO.

Prices & Performance

Prior to 28 February 2019 the PIMCO RAE Emerging Markets Fund benchmark was the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. locked

Daily Statistics

All data as of 01/15/2021

NAV $10.56 One Day Return -1.40%
Daily Change $-0.15 Daily YTD Return 6.02%

All data as of

All data as of

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)

Morningstar and Lipper

disclosures

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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The Lipper Average and Rankings are calculated by Lipper, Inc, based on the total return performance of funds included by Lipper in that category. Rankings begin with the inception of the actual share class. Lipper does not take into account sales charges.

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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Top Countries Market Value %

South Korea 19.09
China 17.69
India 15.02
Taiwan 14.55
Brazil 7.19
Russia 6.64
Mexico 4.21
South Africa 3.75
Thailand 2.99
Turkey 2.78

Top GICS Sectors
Market Value %

Financials 20.45
Information Technology 19.03
Materials 15.00
Consumer Discretionary 11.47
Energy 8.15
Communication Services 7.64
Industrials 5.25
Utilities 4.32
Consumer Staples 2.96
Real Estate 2.27

Equity Statistics

Stocks in Portfolio 584
P/E Ratio (Forward) 9.87
Weighted Median Market Cap ($US MM) 5,097.12
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 10.86
Weighted Avg Market Cap ($US MM) 32,718.51

Top Holdings Market Value %

(as of 12/31/2020)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.42
Tata Motors Limited 3.24
China Construction Bank Corporation 3.03
United Microelectronics Corporation 2.07
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited 1.92
Hyundai Motor Company 1.66
Kia Motors Corporation 1.57
America Movil Sab De Cv 1.53
Industrial & Commercial Bank Of China Ltd (Icbc) 1.50
Au Optronics Corp 1.47

disclosures

Portfolio information in the charts is based on the fund's net assets. These percentages may differ from those used for the fund's compliance calculations, including the fund's prospectus, regulatory, and other investment limitations and policies, which may be based on total assets of the fund or other measurements, may include or exclude various categories of investments from those covered in the portfolio allocation categories shown in this report, and may be based on different classifications and measurements of the fund’s investments and other criteria.
References to specific sectors, securities or issuers are for illustrative purposes only. All holdings are subject to change daily. All share classes have the same portfolio but different expenses.
Holdings are subject to change. The Fund's Top Ten Holdings solely reflect long positions. Securities sold short, derivatives, cash and cash equivalents are not taken into consideration. Long positions for debt (excluding cash equivalents, which generally mean investment grade debt instruments with durations of one year or less) and equity are calculated separately, and in each case, total equity holdings or total debt holdings of an issuer may be aggregated into separate line items. Other than the Fund's initial Top Ten Holdings report, newly initiated holdings will be withheld for the first 60 days unless the issuer has been previously disclosed in an annual-, semi-annual report or reported to the SEC on Form N-Q. Top Ten Holdings generally are shown as of the last day of each month (with a 10 business day delay) but may be delayed provided it is in the best interest of the Fund.

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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:

Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic and industry conditions. Investments in value securities involve the risk the market’s value assessment may differ from the manager and the performance of the securities may decline. 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. Currency rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time and may reduce the returns of a portfolio. REITs are subject to risk, such as poor performance by the manager, adverse changes to tax laws or failure to qualify for tax-free pass-through of income. Model Risk is the risk that the Fund’s investment models used in making investment allocation decisions may not adequately take into account certain factors and may result in a decline in the value of an investment in the Fund. 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. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may invest its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.
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