RAE PLUS EMG Fund

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Updated August 16, 2019

Objective

Seeks total return which exceeds that of its benchmark

Primary Portfolio

Equity exposure of the RAE Emerging Markets portfolio is obtained using equity-linked instruments, allowing the fund to generate additional returns from a flexible bond alpha strategy.

Overview

Fund Overview

Time-tested, systematic approach to emerging market equity investing

The fund invests in a diversified portfolio that captures the returns of emerging market (EM) stocks using the Research Affiliates Equity (RAE) investment strategy - a systematic approach designed to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index - plus an additional source of return potential.

Why Invest In This Fund

Systematically capitalizes on market inefficiencies

RAE selects and weights emerging market stocks based on non-price measures of company size including sales, cash flow, dividends and book value. The strategy then refines these weights by incorporating active insights into quality, momentum, style and size with the goal of further enhancing returns. By removing price from the portfolio construction process, this value fund aims to buy low and sell high, outperforming cap-weighted indexes over time

Offers two independent sources of potential excess returns

The fund’s unique rules-based approach to value investing seeks to outperform using a diversified, economically representative equity strategy. The fund provides an additional source of excess return potential by employing PIMCO’s “PLUS” implementation to equity investing. Using equity-linked instruments to gain equity exposure, the fund aims to generate additional returns from an actively managed bond alpha strategy.

Award-winning equity performance

The fund benefits from exposure to the proprietary RAE portfolio and PIMCO’s time-tested approach to managing “PLUS” strategies. 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 introduced the groundbreaking 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 to deliver systematic equity strategies since 2005. Today, we manage RAE “PLUS” portfolios across a range of objectives and market exposures

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 24 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

Quarterly

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

05/31/2013

CUSIP

72201U521

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Managers

Robert Arnott

Founder and Chairman, Research Affiliates

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Chris Brightman

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Mohsen Fahmi

Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income

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Jing Yang

Portfolio Manager, Structured Credit

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Bryan Tsu

Portfolio Manager, CMBS and CLO

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 06/30/2019 1.10%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 08/16/2019 -
30-Day SEC Yield as of 07/31/2019 0.69%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)2 as of 12/26/2018 $0.04618
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 3 as of 12/26/2018 $0.32952
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.
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 07/31/2019
Total Expense Ratio 2.40%
Maximum CDSC 1.00%
The Net Expense Ratio excluding interest expense is 2.30%. Interest expense can result from portfolio investment transactions and is not paid to PIMCO.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 08/16/2019

NAV $8.72 One Day Return 0.23%
Daily Change $0.02 Daily YTD Return -2.57%
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Morningstar and Lipper

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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.
The inception date provided is for the Fund’s oldest share class, the Institutional Class. The returns presented are for Class C shares, which were first offered in 5/13. Returns measure performance from the inception of the oldest share class to the present, so some returns predate the inception of Class C. Those returns are calculated by adjusting the Institutional returns to reflect the C shares' different charges and expenses. Total return performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund 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.
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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Country Diversification - Index
Market Value %

China 31.18
South Korea 11.80