RAE Fundamental PLUS International Fund

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Updated November 22, 2017

Objective

Seeks total return which exceeds that of its benchmark

Primary Portfolio

RAE Fundamental International Large portfolio derivatives backed by an actively managed portfolio of fixed income securities with an absolute return orientation

Overview

Fund Overview

Time-tested, smart beta approach to international equity investing

The fund invests in a diversified portfolio that captures the returns of international companies using the Research Affiliates Equity (RAE) Fundamental investment strategy – a systematic approach designed to outperform the MSCI EAFE Index – plus an additional source of return potential.

Why Invest In This Fund

Systematically capitalizes on market inefficiencies

RAE Fundamental selects and weights international companies based on non-price measures of company size including sales, cash flows, book value and dividends. By removing price from the portfolio construction process the fund aims to outperform cap-weighted indexes by breaking the link between stock price and portfolio weight. In addition, the fund incorporates the portfolio managers’ active insights into quality, momentum, size and style with the goal of further enhancing returns.

Offers the benefits of traditional passive and active equity investing

The fund’s unique smart beta approach gives it the ability to retain key attributes of passive investing, including broad diversification, while also seeking market outperformance. The fund provides an additional source of alpha potential by employing PIMCO’s “PLUS” implementation to equity investing. Because the fund uses equity-linked instruments, which do not require the same cash outlay as physical stocks, it seeks to generate incremental return by investing the remaining cash in actively managed fixed income.

Award-winning equity performance

The fund benefits from exposure to the proprietary RAE Fundamental strategy and PIMCO’s time-tested approach to managing “PLUS” strategies, whereby the fund invests in equity linked instruments alongside a complementary alpha-generating bond portfolio. PIMCO has been recognized by Lipper as Best Group Large Equity multiple times for the consistently strong risk-adjusted performance of its equity “PLUS” strategies.

Our Expertise

PIMCO helped pioneer the innovative StocksPLUS strategy in 1986 – the same award-winning approach used across our “PLUS” portfolios, which capitalizes on the depth and breadth of PIMCO’s global resources. PIMCO has partnered with Research Affiliates since 2005 when they introduced fundamental indexes to the marketplace. Research Affiliates is broadly credited as being pioneers in smart beta. Today, we manage RAE “PLUS” portfolios across a range of objectives and market exposures.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

MSCI EAFE Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

MSCI EAFE Index is an unmanaged index designed to represent the performance of large and mid-cap securities across 21 developed markets, including countries in Europe, Australasia and the Far East, excluding the U.S. and Canada. It is not possible to invest directly in the index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Quarterly

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

09/30/2011

CUSIP

72201W667

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Managers

Mohsen Fahmi

Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income

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Sudi Mariappa

Portfolio Manager, Generalist

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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 09/30/2017 3.38%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 11/22/2017 -
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/31/2017 1.77%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 11/22/2017 -
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 09/14/2017 $0.11828
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 09/14/2017 $0.29533
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures

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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.
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.
Unless stated, the Fund does not have an unsubsidized yield.

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Operating Expenses 0.87%

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 11/22/2017

NAV $10.18 One Day Return 0.69%
Daily Change $0.07 Daily YTD Return 24.55%
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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.

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Morningstar and Lipper

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Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures

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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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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Regional Diversification - Index
Market Value %5

EMEA 63.94
Asia Pacific 31.99
Emerging Markets6 3.62
Americas 0.45

Summary Characteristics - Index

Stocks in Portfolio 914
P/E Ratio (Forward) 15.85
Median Market Cap ($US MM) 31,475.09
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 17.56
Weighted Avg Market Cap ($US MM) 51,770.10

Top 5 GICS Sector - Index
Market Value %5

Financials 21.22
Industrials 14.64
Consumer Discretionary 12.21
Consumer Staples 11.19
Health Care 10.18

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation 15.35
Sharpe Ratio7 0.48
Information Ratio8 0.18
Tracking Error9 5.13

Regional Diversification - RAE
Market Value %5

EMEA 60.90
Asia Pacific 30.11
Americas 7.06
Emerging Markets6 1.93

Summary Characteristics - RAE

Stocks in Portfolio 783
P/E Ratio (Forward) 12.95
Median Market Cap ($US MM) 25,975.05
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 14.54
Weighted Avg Market Cap ($US MM) 44,325.76

Top 5 GICS Sector - RAE Market Value %5

Financials 31.31
Industrials 14.01
Consumer Discretionary 11.25
Materials 9.74
Energy 7.34

Sector Allocation - Duration in Years

US Government Related10 -0.07
Mortgage 0.59
Invest. Grade Credit 0.14
High Yield Credit 0.01
Non-USD Developed -0.03
Emerging Markets6 0.07
Municipal/Other11 0.07
Net Other Short Duration Instruments12 -0.12
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures

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5RAE equity statistics are for the RAE Fundamental International Large model portfolio, which the Fund replicated via total return swaps. Cap equity statistics are for the MSCI EAFE Net Dividend Index (USD Unhedged), the Fund's benchmark.
6Short duration emerging markets instruments includes an emerging market security or other instrument economically tied to an emerging market country by country of risk with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or if unrated, determined to be similar quality by PIMCO. Emerging Markets includes the value of short duration emerging markets instruments previously reported in another category.
7The Sharpe Ratio measures the risk-adjusted performance. The risk-free rate is subtracted from the rate of return for a portfolio and the result is divided by the standard deviation of the portfolio returns.
8The information ratio is defined as the portfolio's excess return per unit of risk, or tracking error. For example, an information ratio of 1 means that a portfolio manager generates 100 basis points, or one percent of excess return for every 100 basis points of risk taken.
9Tracking error, a measure of risk, is defined as the standard deviation of the portfolio's excess return vs. the benchmark expressed in percent.
10May include nominal and inflation-protected Treasuries, Treasury futures and options, agencies, FDIC-guaranteed and government-guaranteed corporate securities, and interest rate swaps.
11May include municipals, convertibles, preferreds, and yankee bonds.
12Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except instruments tied to emerging markets by country of risk) with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality, commingled liquidity funds, uninvested cash, interest receivables, net unsettled trades, broker money, short duration derivatives (for example Eurodollar futures) and derivatives offsets. With respect to certain categories of short duration securities, the Adviser reserves the discretion to require a minimum credit rating higher than investment grade for inclusion in this category. Derivatives Offsets includes offsets associated with investments in futures, swaps and other derivatives. Such offsets may be taken at the notional value of the derivative position which in certain instances may exceed the actual amount owed on such positions.
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.

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