RAE Fundamental Emerging Markets Fund


Updated October 20, 2017


The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Primary Portfolio

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


Fund Overview

Time-tested systematic approach to emerging markets equity investing

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

Why Invest In This Fund

Capitalizes on market inefficiencies

RAE Fundamental selects and weights stocks based on non-price measures of company size including sales, cash flow, dividends, and book value. By removing price from the portfolio construction process, the fund aims to buy low and sell high, outperforming cap-weighted indexes over time.

Enhanced by active insights

Starting with fundamental weighting, the strategy then refines these weights by incorporating active insights into quality, momentum, style and size with the goal of further enhancing returns. These insights continually evolve based on the ongoing research of the portfolio managers.

Offers the benefits of traditional passive and active equity investing

The fund’s unique investment approach gives it the ability to retain key attributes of passive investing, including low turnover and broad economic representation, while also seeking to deliver market outperformance.

Our Expertise

PIMCO has partnered with Research Affiliates to deliver smart beta solutions since 2005.


MSCI Emerging Markets Index


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.









Robert Arnott

Founder and Chairman, Research Affiliates

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Christopher Brightman

Chief Investment Officer, Research Affiliates

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 12/31/2016 2.80%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 09/30/2017 1.70%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/20/2017 -
30 - Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)3 as of 09/30/2017 1.50%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)4 as of 12/28/2016 $0.26861
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 5 as of 12/28/2016 $0.26861
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & 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 30-Day SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
3Does not include fee waivers and/or reimbursements.
4Data does not include special cash dividends.
5Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.
Unless stated, the Fund does not have an unsubsidized yield.

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Operating Expenses 0.95%
Net Operating Expenses6 0.75%
Fees & Expenses Footnotes & Disclosures


6The net expense ratio reflects a contractual expense reduction agreement through 31 October 2017.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 10/20/2017

NAV $12.10 One Day Return 0.41%
Daily Change $0.05 Daily YTD Return 25.00%
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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.

No assurance is being made that any fund that may have experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods will continue to experience such performance. High performance is defined as an unusual growth in alpha between reporting periods or total return when measured to historical returns. Unusual performance is defined as an unusual change in performance (+/-) between reporting periods and the portfolio experienced unusual performance for one or more periods.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar and Lipper

  • Morningstar Ratings
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Prices & Performance Footnotes & 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.
This portfolio experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods. High performance is defined as an unusual growth in alpha between reporting periods or total return when measured to historical returns. Unusual performance is defined as an unusual change in performance (+/-) between reporting periods and the portfolio experienced unusual performance for one or more periods. No assurance is being made that this favorable market activity will be repeated.

The PIMCO RAE Fundamental Emerging Markets Fund was a privately offered fund managed by the Fund’s Sub-Adviser was reorganized into the Fund as of 5 June 2015. For periods prior to the commencement of Fund operations, the Fund’s performance is that of the privately offered fund. The performance of the privately offered fund has not been restated to reflect the fees, estimated expenses and fee waivers and/or expense limitations applicable to each class of shares of the Fund. If the performance of the privately offered fund had been restated to reflect the applicable fees and expenses of each share class of the Fund, the performance may have been higher or lower. The privately offered fund began operations on 31 May 2006 and, on 5 June 2015, was reorganized into the Fund. Prior to the reorganization, the privately offered fund had an investment objective and investment strategies that were, in all material respects, the same as those of the Fund, and was managed in a manner that, in all material respects, complied with the investment guidelines and restrictions of the Fund. However, the privately offered fund was not registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and was not subject to its requirements or requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which, if applicable, may have adversely affected its performance. The performance of each class of shares of the Fund will differ as a result of the different levels of fees and expenses applicable to each class of shares.
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.
Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. For funds with at least a 3-yr history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees) with an emphasis on downward variations and consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating is a weighted average of the performance figures for its 3-, 5- and 10-yr (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Morningstar, Inc.® 2017. All rights reserved. The information contained herein; (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its affiliates; (2) may not be copied or distributed; (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Hollow stars represent a class of shares with inception dates that is different than the inception date of the fund. For the period prior to the inception date of these shares, performance information is based on the performance of the fund’s Institutional Class shares, adjusted to reflect the actual distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees and other expenses paid by the newer share class.
The Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front- or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Top Countries Market Value %

China 24.63
South Korea 17.30
Brazil 14.76
Russia 9.93
Taiwan 7.82
India 5.67
South Africa 5.38
Poland 2.75
Thailand 2.42
Turkey 2.35

Top GICS Sectors
Market Value %

Financials 30.78
Materials 15.01
Energy 13.32
Information Technology 10.25
Telecommunication Services 6.75
Utilities 5.77
Industrials 5.26
Consumer Discretionary 4.82
Real Estate 3.97
Consumer Staples 3.04

Equity Statistics

Stocks in Portfolio 572
P/E Ratio (Forward) 8.83
Median Market Cap ($US MM) 7,466.71
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 9.72
Weighted Avg Market Cap ($US MM) 24,093.43

Top Holdings Market Value %

(as of 9/30/2017)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.89
China Construction Bank Corporation 3.45
Vale Sa 2.43
Industrial & Commercial Bank Of China Ltd (Icbc) 2.36
Gazprom Pao (Aka: Gazprom Oao) 2.05
Bank Of China Limited 1.87
Pjsc Lukoil (Aka: Lukoil Oao) 1.59
Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro Sa) 1.54
Banco Do Brasil Sa 1.47
Itau Unibanco Holding Sa 1.29
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & 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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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. 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 concentrate its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.
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