Updated June 14, 2019


The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Primary Portfolio

Equity and equity-related securities of U.S. companies


Fund Overview

Time-tested systematic approach to U.S. equity investing

The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of U.S. stocks using the Research Affiliates Equity (RAE) strategy, an innovative value approach designed to outperform the Russell 1000 Value Index.

Why Invest In This Fund

Capitalizes on market inefficiencies

RAE selects and weights stocks based on fundamental measures of company size including sales, cash flow, dividends, and book value. By removing price from the portfolio construction process, this value fund aims to buy low and sell high, and to outperform its benchmark 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 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.


Russell 1000® Value Index


The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of large and midcapitalization value sectors of the U.S. equity market, as defined by FTSE Russell. The Russell 1000® Value Index is a subset of the Russell 1000® Index, which measures the performance of the large and mid-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market.


S&P 500 Index


S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged market index generally considered representative of the stock market as a whole. The Index focuses on the large-cap segment of the U.S. equities market. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.








In emerging market equities, we see reasons to focus on value stocks and areas with attractive valuations.

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Robert Arnott

Founder and Chairman, Research Affiliates

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 01/01/2019 2.21%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 06/14/2019 -
30-Day SEC Yield
Subsidized2 as of 05/31/2019 2.53%
Unsubsidized2 as of 05/31/2019 2.42%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 12/26/2018 $0.21239
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 12/26/2018 $0.21239
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & 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.
2The Subsidized yield includes contractual expense reimbursements and it would be lower without those reimbursements. The Unsubsidized 30 Day SEC yield excludes contractual expense reimbursements.
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.
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 10/31/2018
Total Expense Ratio 0.52%
Net Expense Ratio 0.41%
The Net Expense Ratio reflects a contractual fee waiver and/or expense reduction, which is in place through 10/31/2019 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.

Prices & Performance

Prior to 28 February 2019 the PIMCO RAE US Fund benchmark was the S&P 500 Index. Morningstar® Hypothetical Tool

Daily Statistics

All data as of 06/14/2019

NAV $10.87 One Day Return -0.18%
Daily Change $-0.02 Daily YTD Return 11.60%
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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.

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.

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Morningstar and Lipper

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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.
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 private fund. The performance of the private fund has not been restated to reflect the fees, estimated expenses and fee waivers and/or expense limitations applicable to each share class of the fund. If the performance of the private 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 private fund began operations on 22 December 2004 and, on 5 June 2015, was reorganized into the fund. Prior to the reorganization, the private fund had an investment objective and investment strategies that were substantially similar to the fund, and was managed in a manner that complied, in all material respects, with the guidelines and restrictions of the fund. However, the private 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.
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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.

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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Equity Statistics

Stocks in Portfolio 394
P/E Ratio (Forward) 12.19
Weighted Median Market Cap ($US MM) 71,444.18
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 14.10
Weighted Avg Market Cap ($US MM) 139,645.06

Top Holdings Market Value %

(as of 5/31/2019)

Apple Inc 3.30
Pfizer Inc 2.33
International Business Machines Corporation 2.28