Unconstrained Tax Managed Bond Fund


Updated November 25, 2015


Seeks maximum long-term after-tax return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management

Primary Portfolio

Broad range of fixed income instruments


Fund Overview

An absolute return-oriented bond fund

PIMCO Unconstrained Tax Managed Bond Fund takes a flexible approach to capturing global opportunities and managing risk. It strives to actively mitigate downside risk, provide attractive risk-adjusted returns and preserve the diversification benefits of a traditional fixed income portfolio.

Why Invest In This Fund

Tactically allocates a global opportunity set

By removing benchmark constraints, the fund gains significant latitude to tap into credit, interest rate, volatility and currency opportunities across global sectors and regions. The fund has a minimum requirement of 50% of assets invested in municipal bonds.

Absolute return focus

The fund’s defensive capabilities and wide duration range (-3 to +8 years) help it to achieve positive returns across a wide range of market environments.

A unique portfolio complement

The fund seeks to provide many of the benefits associated with core bond funds – such as capital preservation, liquidity and diversification – while achieving positive absolute returns over full market cycles. Although this strategy may enhance performance, particularly during market declines, it may lag during strong up markets.

Our Expertise

The fund is managed by an experienced team led by Marc Seidner, CIO of Non-traditional Strategies, and is supported by the full spectrum of PIMCO’s global resources and our four decades of active bond management experience.


3 Month USD LIBOR After Tax


3 Month USD LIBOR After Tax. LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is an average interest rate, determined by the ICE Benchmark Administration, that banks charge one another for the use of short-term money (3 months) in England's Eurodollar market. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.


Monthly with Daily Accrual






Marc P. Seidner

CIO Non-traditional Strategies

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At NAV) 1 as of 10/31/2015 2.27%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/31/2015 1.88%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 11/25/2015 1.86%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 10/30/2015 $0.020303451
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 10/30/2015 $0.156276874
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 0.70%

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 11/25/2015

NAV $10.26 One Day Return -0.18%
Daily Change $-0.02 Daily YTD Return -1.58%
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  • Average Annual Returns
  • Cumulative Returns

All data as of

  • Daily
  • Month End
  • Quarter End

All data as of

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  • Quarter End
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 01/30/2009 to 10/31/2015 = $11,601

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.
Total return performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. The minimum initial investment for Institutional class shares is $1 million; however, it may be modified for certain financial intermediaries who submit trades on behalf of eligible investors.
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 144.11
1-3 yrs -125.65
3-5 yrs 25.35
5-10 yrs 60.65
10-20 yrs -0.35
20+ yrs -4.11
Effective Maturity (yrs) 0.45

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) -0.56

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation 2.57
Sharpe Ratio5 -0.03
Information Ratio6 -0.08
Tracking Error7 2.61

Sector Allocation
Market Value %

State/Local GO 15.25
Pre-Refunded 2.45
Education Rev. 3.39
Hospital Rev. 3.89
Housing Rev. 0.00
Ind Dev/Pollution Ctrl 6.83
Lease Rev. 2.11
Power Rev. 4.33
Resource Recovery 0.00
Special Tax 11.02
Transportation 15.39
Water & Sewer 7.80
Tobacco 8.60
Net Other Short Duration Instruments Muni 2.52
Other Muni 0.00
US Government Related8 -103.93
Mortgage 11.36
Invest. Grade Credit 0.29
High Yield Credit 8.77
Non-USD Developed 1.66
Emerging Markets9 21.01
Other10 0.12
Net Other Short Duration Instruments ex-Muni 77.15
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures


5The Sharpe Ratio measures the risk-adjusted performance. The risk-free rate is subtracted from the rate of return for a portfolio and the result is divided by the standard deviation of the portfolio returns.
6The information ratio is defined as the portfolio's excess return per unit of risk, or tracking error. For example, an information ratio of 1 means that a portfolio manager generates 100 basis points, or one percent of excess return for every 100 basis points of risk taken.
7Tracking error, a measure of risk, is defined as the standard deviation of the portfolio's excess return vs. the benchmark expressed in percent.
8May include nominal and inflation-protected Treasuries, Treasury futures and options, agencies, FDIC-guaranteed and government-guaranteed corporate securities, and interest rate swaps.
9Short duration emerging 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.
10May include municipals, convertibles, preferreds, and yankee bonds.
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:

Absolute return portfolios may not necessarily fully participate in strong (positive) market rallies. 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.. 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. Income from municipal bonds may be subject to state and local taxes and at times the alternative minimum tax. 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. Please consult your tax and/or legal counsel for specific tax questions and concerns. Diversification does not ensure against loss.
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