An innovative global equity long/short strategy
Harnessing the core strengths of both PIMCO and Research Affiliates, the fund offers the potential for attractive equity-like returns over the long term with lower downside risk through a unique combination of active management insights, structurally-based return sources, risk management processes and diversification benefits.
Why Invest In This Fund
Powerful risk-adjusted return potential
The fund maintains exposure to diversified portfolios of long and short U.S., international and emerging market (EM) equities. Stocks are selected using Research Affiliates’ fundamentals-based, lower volatility active equity approach. To accentuate the alpha potential of this approach, long exposure is largely offset by exposure to short U.S., international and EM cap-weighted indexes. The equity exposure is complemented by PIMCO’s absolute return bond strategy -- designed to provide an additional source of attractive, risk-adjusted return.
Modest equity market risk via a proprietary volatility-based process
The fund’s dynamic equity market risk management process targets a relatively low average level of equity market exposure. Equity-market exposure will typically increase when market volatility is declining and be reduced when equity market volatility is increasing. With this flexibility, the fund seeks to offer reasonable upside participation during periods of market appreciation with substantially less downside exposure during declining markets.
Diversification benefits within the fund and broader investment portfolio
The fund’s three sources of excess return potential – its low volatility equity income approach, dynamically managed global equity market beta, and actively managed absolute return bond strategy – are expected to be relatively uncorrelated with one another, producing the potential for both powerful diversification benefits within the fund and relative to both traditional portfolios and equity strategies.
PIMCO has pioneered a number of market innovations,
including fundamentals-based equity investing and
enhanced index strategies. The fund benefits from our
expertise, as well as from our time-tested, topdown/bottom-up
3 Month USD LIBOR Index
PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION
The 3 Month USD LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) Index is an average interest rate, determined by the ICE Benchmark Administration, that banks charge one another for the use of short-term money (3 months) in England's Eurodollar market. It is not possible to invest in an unmanaged index.
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