Aims to consistently outperform the MSCI EAFE Index
The fund aims to outperform the MSCI EAFE Index by investing in equity-linked instruments designed to replicate the returns of the international equity market, with the additional return potential of a complementary bond alpha strategy.
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. This fund goes further, providing the total returns of the MSCI EAFE 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.
International developed equities can help broaden and diversify your portfolio
Many investors exhibit a home-bias, and as such, may miss out on owning attractive companies with global reach. Exposure to international equities provides access to the profits and cash flows, and subsequently, the capital gains and dividends, of large companies outside of the U.S. The fund offers the opportunity to capture the returns of international developed equities with the potential to outperform the passive index over time through PIMCO’s StocksPLUS approach.
Award winning performance
PIMCO has been recognized multiple times by Lipper as Best Group Large Equity for the time-tested and consistently strong risk-adjusted performance of our StocksPLUS strategies.
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.
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.
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