GIS Total Return Bond Fund

ISIN: IE00B11XZ988

Updated 26 February 2024

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  • DAILY NAV (USD)
    25.76
  • DAILY YTD RETURN
    -1.53%
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (USD)
    4,408 MM
    (as of 31/01/2024)
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (USD)
    4,408 MM
    (as of 31/01/2024)
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • CLASS INCEPTION DATE
    31/03/2006
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • CLASS INCEPTION DATE
    31/03/2006

Objective

The investment objective of the Total Return Bond Fund is to seek to maximise total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management.

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Overview

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the Prospectus of the PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series Plc and to the PRIIPs KID before making any final investment decisions.

Fund Description

The Total Return Bond Fund is a diverse portfolio of intermediate-term, investment grade securities, actively managed to maximise total return while minimising risk relative to the benchmark. The Fund invests primarily in US government, mortgage and corporate bonds, but may have tactical allocations to municipal, high yield and non-US markets.

Fund Specific Risks

Credit and Default Risk

A decline in the financial health of an issuer of a fixed income security can lead to an inability or unwillingness to repay a loan or meet a contractual obligation. This could cause the value of its bonds to fall or become worthless. Funds with high exposures to non-investment grade securities have a higher exposure to this risk.

Currency Risk

Changes in exchange rates may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase.

Derivatives and Counterparty Risk

The use of certain derivatives could result in the fund having a greater or more volatile exposure to the underlying assets and an increased exposure to counterparty risk. This may expose the fund to larger gains or losses associated with market movements or in relation to a trade counterparty being unable to meet its obligations.

Emerging Markets Risk

Emerging markets, and especially frontier markets, generally carry greater political, legal, counterparty and operational risk. Investments in these markets may expose the fund to larger gains or losses.

Liquidity Risk

Difficult market conditions could result in certain securities becoming hard to sell at a desired time and price.

Interest Rate Risk

Changes in interest rates will usually result in the values of bond and other debt instruments moving in the opposite direction (e.g. a rise in interest rates likely leads to fall in bond prices).

Mortgage Related and Other Asset Backed Securities Risks

Mortgage or asset backed securities are subject to similar risks as other fixed income securities, and may also be subject to prepayment risk and higher levels of credit and liquidity risk.

Investor Benefits

This Fund is an actively managed portfolio of core bonds that employs prudent risk management and seeks to maximize total returns in all market conditions.

The Fund Advantage

The Fund takes a long-term view and uses multiple concurrent strategies to limit the likelihood that any single strategy that falls out of favor would negate the positive returns from other strategies.

BENCHMARK

Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index

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

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

31/03/2006

OLDEST SHARE CLASS

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BASE CURRENCY

ISIN

IE00B11XZ988

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VAG Compliance

Traspasable

Yes

disclosures

The fund is actively managed in reference to the above Benchmark as further outlined in the prospectus and key investor information document.

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Managers

Mohit Mittal began managing the fund on 10 December 2019.

Daniel J. Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

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Mark R. Kiesel

CIO Global Credit

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Qi Wang

CIO Portfolio Implementation

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Mohit Mittal

CIO Core Strategies

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Estimated Gross Yield to Maturity1 as of 31/01/2024 5.42%
Current Yield2 as of 31/01/2024 3.76%

disclosures

1PIMCO calculates a Fund's Estimated Yield to Maturity by averaging the yield to maturity of each security held in the Fund on a market weighted basis. PIMCO sources each security's yield to maturity from PIMCO's Portfolio Analytics database. When not available in PIMCO's Portfolio Analytics database, PIMCO sources the security's yield to maturity from Bloomberg. When not available in either database, PIMCO will assign a yield to maturity for that security from a PIMCO matrix based on prior data. The source data used in such circumstances is a static metric and PIMCO makes no representation as to the accuracy of the data for the purposes of calculating the Estimated Yield to Maturity. The Estimated Yield to Maturity is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon as a primary basis for an investment decision and should not be interpreted as a guarantee or prediction of future performance of the Fund or the likely returns of any investment.
2The estimate of current yield is based on PIMCO's best judgment for the securities in the portfolio on the date shown. PIMCO makes no representation on the accuracy or the methodology used.

Fees & Expenses

Unified Fee 1.40%

Prices & Performance - Past performance does not predict future returns

Daily Statistics

All data as of 26/02/2024

NAV (USD) 25.76 One Day Return -0.16%
Daily Change (USD) -0.04 Daily YTD Return -1.53%

Discrete Performance

All data as of 31/01/2024
  Jan`14 - Jan`15 Jan`15 - Jan`16 Jan`16 - Jan`17 Jan`17 - Jan`18 Jan`18 - Jan`19 Jan`19 - Jan`20 Jan`20 - Jan`21 Jan`21 - Jan`22 Jan`22 - Jan`23 Jan`23 - Jan`24
Total Return Bond Fund 4.52 -1.96 2.24 2.27 0.34 9.01 5.11 -3.43 -11.56 2.07
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index 6.61 -0.16 1.45 2.15 2.25 9.64 4.72 -2.97 -8.36 2.10
The above information is additional to, and should be read only in conjunction with, the performance data presented under Calendar Year Returns % below.

All data as of

All data as of

The above information is additional to, and should be read only in conjunction with, the performance data presented under Calendar Year Returns % below.

Performance quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future returns. 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.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Morningstar Ratings

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. © 2023 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.

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 0.05
1-3 yrs 17.71
3-5 yrs 21.44
5-10 yrs 46.44
10-20 yrs 8.61
20+ yrs 5.74
Effective Maturity (yrs) 7.49

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation 7.48
Sharpe Ratio3 -0.91
Information Ratio4 -1.12
Tracking Error5 1.19

Top 10 Country by Currency of Settlement (DWE%)

United States 101.30
Canada 3.16
European Union 2.76
Italy 2.35
France 1.04
Netherlands 1.00
Luxembourg 0.94
Mexico 0.85
Japan -6.39
Germany -9.26

Duration %

0-1 yrs 0.75
1-3 yrs 10.20
3-5 yrs 23.13
5-7 yrs 43.05
7-8 yrs -10.27
8-10 yrs 4.57
10+ yrs 28.57
Effective Duration (yrs) 5.76

Sector Allocation
Market Value %

US Government Related 13.71
Securitized 52.97
Invest. Grade Credit 25.60
High Yield Credit -1.95
Non-USD Developed 18.79
Emerging Markets6 3.10
Other 1.29
Net Other Short Duration Instruments7 -13.50

Top 10 Country by Currency of Settlement (FX%)

Australia 1.40
Mexico 0.76
India 0.75
Brazil 0.58
Turkey 0.47
Indonesia 0.45
United Kingdom -0.64
China -0.77
Taiwan -0.81
Canada -1.00

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.

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Disclosures

A Prospectus is available for PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series plc (the Company) and Key Investor Information Documents (PRIIPs KID) are available for each share class of each the sub-funds of the Company.

 

The Company’s Prospectus can be obtained from www.fundinfo.com and is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

 

The PRIIPs KID can be obtained from www.fundinfo.com  and are available in one of the official languages of each of the EU Member States into which each sub-fund has been notified for marketing under the Directive 2009/65/EC (the UCITS Directive).

 

In addition, a summary of investor rights is available hereThe summary is available in English.

 

The sub-funds of the Company are currently notified for marketing into a number of EU Member States under the UCITS Directive. PIMCO Global Advisors (Ireland) Limited can terminate such notifications for any share class and/or sub-fund of the Company at any time using the process contained in Article 93a of the UCITS Directive.

A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. Past performance is not an indicator of future results.

In an environment where interest rates may trend upward, rising rates will negatively impact most bond funds, and fixed income securities held by a fund are likely to decrease in value. Bond funds and individual bonds with a longer duration (a measure of the expected life of a security) tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates, usually making them more volatile than securities with shorter durations.
The Fund may invest in high-yield, lower-rated securities, which generally involve greater risk to principal than investment in higher-rated securities. The Fund may use derivative instruments for efficient portfolio management purposes. Use of these instruments may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity risk, interest rate risk, market risk, credit risk, management risk and the risk that a fund could not close out a position when it would be most advantageous to do so. Portfolios investing in derivatives could lose more than the principal amount invested. The Fund may invest in non-U.S. securities, which include potentially higher risks due to non-U.S. currency fluctuations and political or economic uncertainty and may be enhanced when investing in emerging markets. The credit quality of the investment in the portfolio does not apply to the stability or safety of the Fund. The Fund offers different share classes, which are subject to different fees and expenses (which may affect performance), have different minimum investment requirements and are entitled to different services.
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Unless otherwise stated in the prospectus or in the relevant key investor information document, the Fund referenced in this material is not managed against a particular benchmark or index, and any reference to a particular benchmark or index in this material is made solely for risk or performance comparison purposes. This material may contain additional information, not explicit in the prospectus, on how the Fund or strategy is currently managed. Such information is current as at the date of the presentation and may be subject to change without notice.

 

Except for performance, statistics and breakdowns shown are for the fund and are not specific to the share class.

 

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 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. Commodities contain heightened risk, including market, political, regulatory and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors. Currency rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time and may reduce the returns of a portfolio. 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. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic and industry conditions. 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. Sovereign securities are generally backed by the issuing government. Obligations of U.S. government agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees, but are generally not backed by the full faith of the U.S. government. Portfolios that invest in such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value. 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. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and while generally supported by a government, government-agency or private guarantor, there is no assurance that the guarantor will meet its obligations. Income from municipal bonds may be subject to state and local taxes and at times the alternative minimum tax. Swaps are a type of derivative; swaps are increasingly subject to central clearing and exchange-trading. Swaps that are not centrally cleared and exchange-traded may be less liquid than exchange-traded instruments. Inflation-linked bonds (ILBs) issued by a government are fixed income securities whose principal value is periodically adjusted according to the rate of inflation; ILBs decline in value when real interest rates rise. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are ILBs issued by the U.S. government. Certain U.S. government securities are backed by the full faith of the government. Obligations of U.S. government agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees but are generally not backed by the full faith of the U.S. government. Portfolios that invest in such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value.

The above narration contains the current opinions of the manager and such opinions are subject to change without notice. The above narration has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. No part of this presentation may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission.

GIS FUNDS

PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series plc is an umbrella type open-ended investment company with variable capital and is incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Ireland with registered number 276928. The information is not for use within any country or with respect to any person(s) where such use could constitute a violation of the applicable law. The information contained in this communication is intended to supplement information contained in the prospectus for this Fund and must be read in conjunction therewith. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of these Funds carefully before investing. This and other information is contained in the Fund's prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results and no guarantee is being made that similar returns will be achieved in the future. Returns are net of fees and other expenses and include reinvestment of dividends. The performance data represents past performance and investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that the PIMCO GIS Funds shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Potential differences in performance figures are due to rounding. The Fund may invest in non-U.S. or non-Eurozone securities which involves potentially higher risks including non-U.S. or non-Euro currency fluctuations and political or economic uncertainty. For informational purposes only. Please note that not all Funds are registered for sale in every jurisdiction. Please contact PIMCO for more information. For additional information and/or a copy of the Fund's prospectus, please contact the Administrator: State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, Telephone +353-1-776-0142, Fax +353-1-562-5517. © 2022.

The information provided on this website does not constitute an offer of the sub-funds of PIMCO GIS in Switzerland pursuant to the Swiss Financial Services Act ("FinSA") and its implementing ordinance ("FinSO"), but the information on this website may be construed as an advertisement for the sub-funds of the Company pursuant to the FinSA and the FinSO. The representative and paying agent for the sub-funds of the Company in Switzerland is BNP Paribas, Paris, Zurich Branch, Selnaustrasse 16, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland. The prospectus, articles of incorporation, Key Investor Information Documents and annual and semi-annual reports of PIMCO GIS may be obtained free of charge from the representative in Switzerland. PIMCO GIS is a collective investment scheme domiciled in Ireland.

Benchmark

Unless referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document, a benchmark or index in this material is not used in the active management of the Fund, in particular for performance comparison purposes.

Where referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document a benchmark may be used as part of the active management of the Fund including, but not limited to, for duration measurement, as a benchmark which the Fund seeks to outperform, performance comparison purposes and/or relative VaR measurement. Any reference to an index or benchmark in this material, and which is not referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document, is purely for illustrative or informational purposes (such as to provide general financial information or market context) and is not for performance comparison purposes. Please contact your PIMCO representative for further details.”

Correlation

As outlined under “Benchmark”, where referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document, a benchmark may be used as part of the active management of the Fund. In such instances, certain of the Fund’s securities may be components of and may have similar weightings to the benchmark and the Fund may from time to time show a high degree of correlation with the performance of any such benchmark. However the benchmark is not used to define the portfolio composition of the Fund and the Fund may be wholly invested in securities which are not constituents of the benchmark.

Investors should note that a Fund may from time to time show a high degree of correlation with the performance of one or more financial indices not referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document. Such correlation may be coincidental or may arise because any such financial index may be representative of the asset class, market sector or geographic location in which the Fund is invested or uses a similar investment methodology to that used in managing the Fund.

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