NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (April 1, 2014) - PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has launched the PIMCO Balanced Income Fund, designed to provide a high and consistent level of income by investing across a wide range of equity and fixed income securities. Deputy Chief Investment Officer Dan Ivascyn will co-manage the fund along with Managing Director and portfolio manager Alfred Murata, and Executive Vice-President and equity portfolio manager Brad Kinkelaar.
The fund’s balanced strategy combines higher capital appreciation and dividend-paying potential of equities with the attractive income potential of fixed income. The PIMCO Balanced Income Fund joins a suite of income-focused offerings managed by members of the team intended for investors who want a steady income stream and competitive returns in a volatile investing environment: PIMCO’s Income Fund, Dividend and Income Builder Fund, and EqS Dividend Fund. Ivascyn and Murata, who manage the PIMCO Income Fund, recently won Morningstar’s Fixed Income Managers of the Year.
The managers will use a time-tested process of bottom-up security selection combined with a global macroeconomic view to allocate assets equally across equity and fixed income securities.
"The fund’s mixed-asset and sector approach gives it the flexibility to adapt to changing economic conditions, making it a viable choice for a long-term income allocation," says Ivascyn. "We believe the Balanced Income Fund will be attractive to individuals and institutions that are looking for strategies that have the potential to deliver high and consistent income streams and attractive total returns."
Institutional shares of the PIMCO Balanced Income Fund trade under the ticker symbol PBITX. Additional shares include "P" shares (PBIEX), "A" shares (PBIAX), "D" shares (PBIDX) and "C" shares (PBICX).
PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.