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As of 4/16/2014
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The PIMCO Australia Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund is the only U.S. exchange-traded fund (ETF) that aims to provide focused exposure to the Australian dollar-denominated, investment grade bond market. The fund seeks total returns that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the BofA Merrill Lynch Diversified Australia Bond IndexSM. This index encompasses Australian dollar-denominated investment grade government bonds, including sovereign, quasi-government, corporate, securitized and collateralized debt.
Mr. Mead is a managing director in the Sydney office. In addition, he is head of portfolio management in Australia and head of Asia-Pacific credit portfolio management. Previously, he was a portfolio manager in Munich and head of the European investment grade corporate bond team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2003, he was global head of investment grade credit research and head of non-U.S. high grade fund management at Citigroup Asset Management in London. He has 24 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree from University of Technology, Sydney and a graduate diploma in Applied Finance from Securities Institute of Australia.
As of 4/16/2014
As of 3/31/2014
The BofA Merrill Lynch Diversified Australia Bond Indexsm tracks the performance of large, Australian dollar (“AUD”)-denominated investment grade debt instruments publicly issued in the Australian domestic market, including sovereign, quasi government, corporate, securitized and collateralized securities. All qualifying securities must have at least one year remaining term to final maturity and a fixed coupon schedule. Qualifying Australian sovereign securities must have a minimum amount outstanding of AUD 1 billion. Qualifying non-sovereign securities must have a minimum amount outstanding of AUD 500 million and must be rated investment grade. Index constituents are capitalization-weighted adjusted, as necessary, to meet issuer concentration limits. The Underlying Index is rebalanced on the last calendar day of the month. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.
The last recorded trade price before today, often referred to as a “Closing Price” of
The 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 yield does not include long- or short-term capital gains distributions.
As of 3/31/2014
Holding all other maturities constant, this measures the sensitivity of a security or the value of a portfolio to a 1% change in yield for a given maturity
*Benchmark is represented by The BofA Merrill Lynch Diversified Australia Bond IndexSM. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.
The SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
Credit quality ratings for each issue are obtained using ratings from Standard & Poor's (S&P), Moody's Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings. In the fund holdings, the credit rating for other net assets (liabilities) appears as “NL“, not rated securities are indicated as “NR” and U.S. Treasury, U.S. Agency, U.S. Agency mortgage-backed securities and other Sovereign (foreign or domestic) securities appear under “GOVT”. The credit quality of a particular security or group of securities does not ensure the stability or safety of the overall portfolio.
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