Press Release

PIMCO's Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF Reaches Five Year Anniversary

 

The actively managed ETF, MINT, has returned 1.20 percent since 2009

Newport Beach, California (November 17, 2014 ) – PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, marks the five-year anniversary of its first actively managed exchange-traded fund, the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF, or MINT. The ETF has returned 1.20 percent on an annualized basis after fees since its inception five years ago. The index, in contrast, returned only 0.07 percent since November 2009.

MINT, which has $3.6 billion in total net assets, is managed by Jerome Schneider, Managing Director and head of PIMCO’s short-term and funding desk. Schneider also manages the $14 billion PIMCO Short-Term Fund and the PIMCO Low Duration Active ETF, or LDUR.

Schneider says: “MINT, which was designed as an alternative to money market funds, aims to offer investors more attractive risk adjusted returns by investing in liquid short-duration investment-grade assets that are just beyond the reach of traditional cash-like vehicles.”

PIMCO now offers investors a suite of actively managed ETFs, including the PIMCO Total Return Active ETF, or BOND, which combine our best investment ideas with the convenient access, daily portfolio transparency and intra-day pricing these funds provide.

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Jennifer Spivey
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EMEA Corporate Communications – Munich
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Laura Batty
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Millie Dravers
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Donna Chan
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PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF NAV/market performance after fees versus the Citi 3-Month Treasury Bill Index as of 30 September 2014: 1-year performance of 0.83/8.82% vs. 0.04%, since-inception performance of 1.22/1.22%% vs. 0.07%. Inception Date: 16 November 2009. Total Expense ratio 0.35%.

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