Total Return ESG Fund

PTGAX

Updated December 02, 2022

Objective

Seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management

Primary Portfolio

Intermediate-term fixed income securities with a concentration on socially conscious companies

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Overview

Fund Overview

Anchor your portfolio with a solid, socially-conscious core

PIMCO’s Total Return family of funds has focused on maximizing total return potential while seeking capital preservation through prudent investment management. That emphasis has helped the fund deliver attractive returns through the ups and downs of bond market cycles since 1991. Total Return ESG, built on the Total Return foundation, uses environmental-, social-, and governance-related (ESG) criteria to choose securities that comprise the fund and to proactively engage with issuers to realize ESG-related objectives.

Why Invest In This Fund

Core bond fund with and an ESG focus

As a core bond holding, the fund aims to provide investors with maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital by emphasizing higher quality, intermediate-term bonds and aims to avoid concentrated risk exposure by investing in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities.

Investing for sustainability and impact factors

The fund focuses on the securities of issuers whose environment, social responsibility, and governance (ESG) business practices align with PIMCO’s ESG investment strategy. We use our own proprietary analysis of ESG issues and may also reference standards established by the UN. We also seek to actively engage with issuers with the goal of improving their ESG-related business practices.

Long-term track record

The fund has navigated varying market and interest rate environments since its inception in 1991 and benefits from PIMCO’s 50+ years of active fixed income management experience.

Our Expertise

Employing a time-tested investment process, PIMCO’s core bond portfolios seek diversification and help to provide resiliency when it’s needed most – during periods of equity drawdowns and market stress. The fund is supported by the full spectrum of PIMCO’s global resources and decades of active bond management experience.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Monthly with Daily Accrual

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

02/03/2020

CUSIP

72202G182

Managers

Mark R. Kiesel

CIO Global Credit

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Qi Wang

CIO Portfolio Implementation

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Mohit Mittal

Portfolio Manager, Multi-Sector

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Jelle Brons

Portfolio Manager, Global Investment Grade Credit

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 10/31/2022 2.49%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 12/02/2022 -
30-Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/31/2022 4.25%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 11/30/2022 $0.015626330
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 11/30/2022 $0.163155600

disclosures

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.
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. The 30 day SEC Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days.
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.

Fees & Expenses

Effective as of 08/01/2022
Gross Expense Ratio 0.91%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.90%
The Adjusted Expense Ratio excludes certain investment expenses, such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from investments on short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investments in underlying PIMCO Funds (if applicable), none of which are paid to PIMCO.

Front End Sales Charge Schedule

Sales Range (USD) Sales Charge %
Under $100,000 2.25%
$100,000 but under $250,000 1.25%
$250,000+* 0.00%

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 12/02/2022

NAV $7.78 One Day Return 0.41%
Daily Change $0.03 Daily YTD Return -14.53%

All data as of

All data as of

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance 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 performance shown. For performance current to the most recent month-end, visit www.pimco.com or call (888) 87-PIMCO. The maximum offering price (MOP) returns take into account the Class A maximum initial sales charge of 2.25%.

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.

Certain Funds may offer a share class with an inception date which is different than the inception date of the Fund. For the periods prior to the inception date of a share class, performance information is based on the performance of the Fund’s oldest class shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses paid by that class of shares.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar and Lipper

disclosures

Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees, unless otherwise noted, 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. Periods less than on year are cumulative.

Investments made by a Fund and the results achieved by a Fund are not expected to be the same as those made by any other PIMCO-advised Fund, including those with a similar name, investment objective or policies. A new or smaller Fund’s performance may not represent how the Fund is expected to or may perform in the long-term. New Funds have limited operating histories for investors to evaluate and new and smaller Funds may not attract sufficient assets to achieve investment and trading efficiencies. A Fund may be forced to sell a comparatively large portion of its portfolio to meet significant shareholder redemptions for cash, or hold a comparatively large portion of its portfolio in cash due to significant share purchases for cash, in each case when the Fund otherwise would not seek to do so, which may adversely affect performance.
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.

Monthly Morningstar Rating™ is for the share class shown; other classes may have different performance characteristics.


A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. © 2022 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Some of Morningstar’s proprietary calculations, including the Morningstar Rating™, are not customarily calculated based on adjusted historical returns. However, for new share classes/ channels, Morningstar may calculate an extended performance Morningstar Rating that is based, in part, on adjusted historical (or “pre-inception”) returns for periods prior to the inception of the share class of the fund shown herein (“Report Share Class”).

The extended performance is calculated by creating a performance stream consisting of the Report Share Class and older share class(s). Morningstar adjusts the historical total returns of the older share class(es) of a fund to reflect higher expenses in the Report Share Class. We do not hypothetically adjust returns upwards for lower expenses. For more information regarding calculation of pre-inception returns, please see the Morningstar Extended Performance Methodology.

The extended performance Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return is then calculated for three-, five-, and 10-year time periods and used to determine the extended performance Morningstar Rating. The extended performance Morningstar Rating for this fund does not affect the retail fund data published by Morningstar, as the bell curve distribution on which the ratings are based includes only funds with actual returns. The Overall Morningstar Rating for multi-share open-end funds will be either based on actual performance only or extended performance only. Once the share class turns three years old, the Overall Morningstar Rating will be based on actual ratings only. The Overall Morningstar Rating for multi-share variable annuities is based on a weighted average of any ratings that are available. For more information, please see the Morningstar Rating Methodology.

While the inclusion of pre-inception data, in the form of extended performance, can provide valuable insight into the probable long-term behavior of newer share classes of a fund, investors should be aware that an adjusted historical return can only provide an approximation of that behavior. For example, the fee structures of a retail share class will vary from that of an  institutional share class, as retail shares tend to have higher operating expenses and sales charges. These adjusted historical returns are not actual returns. The underlying investments in the share classes used to calculate the pre-performance string will likely vary from the underlying investments held in the fund after inception. Calculation methodologies utilized by Morningstar may differ from those applied by other entities, including the fund itself.

The monthly Lipper Average and Rankings are calculated by Lipper, Inc, based on the total return performance of funds included by Lipper in that category. Rankings begin with the inception of the actual share class. Lipper does not take into account sales charges.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 9.51
1-3 yrs 15.71
3-5 yrs 13.53
5-10 yrs 32.71
10-20 yrs 26.02
20+ yrs 2.51
Effective Maturity (yrs) 7.30

Sector Allocation
Market Value %

US Government Related5 13.02
Securitized6 42.21
Invest. Grade Credit 23.79
High Yield Credit 1.66
Non-USD Developed 1.98
Emerging Markets7 4.65
Other8 3.15
Net Other Short Duration Instruments9 9.54

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 5.32

disclosures

5May include nominal and inflation-protected Treasuries, Treasury futures and options, agencies, FDIC-guaranteed and government-guaranteed corporate securities, and interest rate swaps.
6The Securitized bucket will include Agency MBS, non-Agency MBS, CMBS, ABS, CDO, CLO, and Pooled Funds.
7Emerging markets instruments includes an emerging market security or other instrument economically tied to an emerging market country by country of risk with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or if unrated, determined to be similar quality by PIMCO. Emerging Markets includes the value of short duration emerging markets instruments previously reported in another category.
8May include municipals, convertibles, preferreds, and yankee bonds.
9Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except those instruments tied to emerging markets by country of risk) with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality, commingled liquidity funds, uninvested cash, interest receivables, net unsettled trades, broker money, short duration derivatives and derivatives offsets. With respect to certain categories of short duration securities, the Adviser reserves the discretion to require a minimum credit rating higher than investment grade or take into account other pertinent factors for inclusion in this category. Derivatives Offsets includes offsets associated with investments in futures, swaps and other derivatives. Such offsets may be taken at the notional value of the derivative position.
Portfolio information in the charts is based on the fund's net assets. These percentages may differ from those used for the fund's compliance calculations, including the fund's prospectus, regulatory, and other investment limitations and policies, which may be based on total assets of the fund or other measurements, may include or exclude various categories of investments from those covered in the portfolio allocation categories shown in this report, and may be based on different classifications and measurements of the fund’s investments and other criteria.
References to specific sectors, securities or issuers are for illustrative purposes only. All holdings are subject to change daily. All share classes have the same portfolio but different expenses.
Duration is a measure of a portfolio’s price sensitivity expressed in years. Effective duration is the duration for a bond with an embedded option when the value is calculated to include the expected change in cash flow caused by the option as interest rates change.

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Disclosures

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. This and other information are contained in the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus, if available, which may be obtained by contacting your investment professional or PIMCO representative.  Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

PIMCO Total Return ESG Fund is a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds that is actively managed to maximize return in a risk-controlled framework while focusing on environmental-, social-, and governance oriented (ESG) principles.[1] Please see the Fund’s prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and approach to ESG.

 

The Fund considers ESG factors to choose securities that comprise the fund and to proactively engage with issuers to realize ESG-objectives. Environmental (“E”) factors can include matters such as climate change, pollution, waste, and how an issuer protects and/or conserves natural resources. Social (“S”) factors can include how an issuer manages its relationships with individuals, such as its employees, shareholders, customers and its community. Governance (“G”) factors can include how an issuer operates, such as its leadership, pay and incentive structures, internal controls, and the rights of equity and debt holders

A word about risk:

Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates. Bonds and bond strategies with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and volatile than those with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise, and low interest rate environments increase this risk. Reductions in bond counterparty capacity may contribute to decreased market liquidity and increased price volatility. Bond investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities; portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. Diversification does not ensure against loss. A Fund’s ESG investing strategy may select or exclude securities of certain issuers for reasons other than financial performance.  Such strategy carries the risk that the Fund’s performance will differ from similar funds that do not utilize an ESG investing strategy. For example, the application of this strategy could affect the Fund’s exposure to certain sectors or types of investments, which could negatively impact the Fund’s performance. ESG investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the factors utilized by PIMCO or any judgment exercised by PIMCO will reflect the opinions of any particular investor, and the factors utilized by PIMCO may differ from the factors that any particular investor considers relevant in evaluating an issuer’s ESG practices. In evaluating an issuer, PIMCO is dependent upon information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting that may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, or present conflicting information and data with respect to an issuer, which in each case could cause PIMCO to incorrectly assess an issuer’s business practices with respect to its ESG practices. Socially responsible norms differ by region, and an issuer’s ESG practices or PIMCO’s assessment of an issuer’s ESG practices may change over time. There is no standardized industry definition or certification for certain ESG categories, for example “green bonds”; as such, the inclusion of securities in these statistics involves PIMCO's subjectivity and discretion. There is no assurance that the ESG investing strategy or techniques employed will be successful. Past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future results. For risks related to a specific fund, please refer to the Fund's prospectus or summary prospectus if available.
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