StocksPLUS® Absolute Return Fund

PTOAX

Updated August 19, 2019

Objective

Seeks total return which exceeds that of the S&P 500 Index

Primary Portfolio

S&P 500 Index derivatives backed by an actively managed portfolio of fixed income securities with an absolute return orientation

Overview

Fund Overview

An innovative solution to enhancing large cap equity returns

The Lipper Award Winning Strategy aims to outperform the S&P 500 Index by investing in equity-linked instruments, such as futures, providing the passive total returns of the S&P 500, plus an additional source of return potential.

Why Invest In This Fund

Offers the benefits of traditional passive and active investing

Traditional index funds aim to match the performance of a market index by investing in all, or a representative sample, of the stocks in the index. The fund goes further, providing the total returns of the S&P 500 Index, while also offering the potential for outperformance through a complementary bond alpha strategy. This unique approach allows the fund to retain the key attributes of passive equity indexing, while also seeking to deliver market outperformance.

Provides alpha potential in one of the most efficient segment of the equity markets

Given the amount of research on U.S. large cap equities and how freely available information is in today’s market environment, it is one of the most difficult universes to outperform the passive index through stock picking. In the StocksPLUS strategy, excess returns are driven by a bond portfolio designed to generate alpha, adding a structural yield advantage that is repeatable and a proven way to outperform the S&P 500 over long investment time horizons..

Award winning performance

PIMCO has been recognized multiple times by Lipper as Best Group Large Equity for consistently strong risk-adjusted performance of our StocksPLUS 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. Today, we manage “PLUS” portfolios across a range of objectives and market exposures.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

S&P 500 Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

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.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Quarterly

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

07/31/2003

CUSIP

72200Q620

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