Global Advantage Strategy Bond Fund


Updated Oct 5, 2015


    Fixed Income
    $1,513 MM
    (as of 09/30/2015)
    $1,513 MM
    (as of 09/30/2015)
    Fixed Income


Seeks total return which exceeds that of its benchmarks, consistent with prudent investment management

Primary Portfolio

U.S. and non-U.S. fixed income instruments


Fund Overview

A fundamental transformation in core bond investing

An actively managed, core bond solution, the fund invests flexibly across developed and high-quality emerging markets, incorporating inflation-linked bonds and emerging market currencies to proactively protect against the threat of rising rates.

Why Invest In This Fund

A broad global opportunity set

The fund draws on PIMCO’s global resources and investment process to actively manage what we believe are the most attractive fixed income opportunities – including developed and emerging markets, corporate and government securities, currencies and inflation-related assets.

All-in-one global fixed income strategy

The fund may fit into an investor's portfolio as all-in-one strategy to gain broad global fixed income and currency exposure. It can also be used as complement to an existing core allocation that provides access to the entire global marketplace.

Guarding against the "debt wave"

The fund also aims to avoid over-allocation to excessive borrowers, given the growing concerns about the creditworthiness of certain countries. Moreover, the fund navigates an evolving continuum between developed and emerging market investments – taking the asset allocation decisions out of the hands of clients and putting it into the hands of PIMCO experts.

Our Expertise

Andrew Balls, CIO Global, managing director and head of European portfolio management is at the helm of this strategy supported by PIMCO's talented portfolio management resources located around the world. Moreover, the portfolio benefits from PIMCO's four decades of active bond management experience and the expertise of its international portfolio managers from developed market rates specialists to emerging markets portfolio managers, inflation-linked bond experts to credit research analysts.


Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index


Barclays 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.


PIMCO Global Advantage Bond Index (GLADI) (USD, Partially Hedged) (NY Close)


The PIMCO Global Advantage Bond Index (GLADI) (USD, Partially Hedged) (NY Close) is a diversified global index that covers a wide spectrum of global fixed income opportunities and sectors, from developed to emerging markets, nominal to real asset, and cash to derivative instruments. Unlike traditional indices, which are frequently comprised of bonds weighted according to their market capitalization, GLADI uses GDP-weighting which puts an emphasis on faster-growing areas of the world and thus makes the index forward-looking in nature. PIMCO’s GLADI methodology is intellectual property covered by U.S. Patent No. 8,306,892. GLOBAL ADVANTAGE and GLADI are trademarks of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.


Monthly with Daily Accrual






Andrew Balls

CIO Global Fixed Income

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Sachin Gupta

Head of Global Portfolio Management Desk

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Lupin Rahman

Head of EM Sovereign Credit Portfolio Management

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At NAV)1 as of 8/31/2015 2.53%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 8/31/2015 2.23%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/5/2015 -
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 9/30/2015 $0.019915661
Dividend Distribution (YTD)4 as of 9/30/2015 $0.188807371
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & 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 30-Day SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
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.
Unless stated, the Fund does not have an unsubsidized yield.

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Operating Expenses 0.71%
Net Operating Expenses Ex-interest5 0.70%
Fees & Expenses Footnotes & Disclosures


5Ex-interest expenses reflect the accounting treatment of certain investments (e.g., reverse repurchase agreements) but do not reflect actual expenses paid to PIMCO.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 10/5/2015

NAV $9.91 One Day Return 0.31%
Daily Change $0.03 Daily YTD Return -5.01%
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  • Average Annual Returns
  • Cumulative Returns

All data as of

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All data as of

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Performance quoted represents past performance and 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 average annual returns shown. Performance quoted does not reflect any sales charges, if applicable, and performance would be lower if it did.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Since inception 2/5/2009 to 8/31/2015 = $13,189

Morningstar and Lipper

  • Morningstar Ratings
  • Lipper Rankings
Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures


Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees 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.
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.
Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. For funds with at least a 3-yr history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees) with an emphasis on downward variations and consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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 is a weighted average of the performance figures for its 3-, 5- and 10-yr (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Morningstar, Inc.® 2015. All rights reserved. The information contained herein; (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its affiliates; (2) may not be copied or distributed; (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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Hollow stars represent a class of shares with inception dates that is different than the inception date of the fund. For the period prior to the inception date of these shares, performance information is based on the performance of the fund’s Institutional Class shares, adjusted to reflect the actual distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees and other expenses paid by the newer share class.
The Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front- or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 51.53
1-3 yrs -28.20
3-5 yrs 26.28
5-10 yrs 47.92
10-20 yrs -4.44
20+ yrs 6.92
Effective Maturity (yrs) 7.52

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 4.47

Top Countries Duration %

United States 38.83
Italy 14.31
Japan 10.68
France 10.24
Germany 9.35
Mexico 5.93
Canada 2.55
Brazil 2.49
Sweden 2.13
Indonesia 2.07

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation 5.16
Sharpe Ratio6 -0.39
Information Ratio7 -0.79
Tracking Error8 4.43
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures


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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A word about risk:

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. 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 the current low interest rate environment increases this risk. Current 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. 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.
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