PIMCO Thought Leadership
Series of videos on our full range of ETF vehicles
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As of 3/7/2014
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The PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (BOND) is a diversified portfolio of high quality bonds that is actively managed in an effort to maximize return in a risk-controlled framework. BOND invests primarily in investment grade debt securities, and discloses all portfolio holdings on a daily basis. The average portfolio duration normally varies within two years (plus or minus) of the benchmark Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index, and the fund may not use options, futures or swaps. The fund offers a core bond strategy that is designed to capitalize on opportunities across multiple sectors of the fixed income market.
William H. Gross
Mr. Gross is a founder, managing director and CIO of PIMCO based in the Newport Beach office. He has been with PIMCO since he co-founded the firm in 1971 and oversees the management of more than $1.9 trillion of securities. He is the author of numerous articles on the bond market, as well as the book, "Everything You’ve Heard About Investing is Wrong," published in 1997. Among the awards he has received, Morningstar named Mr. Gross and his investment team Fixed Income Manager of the Decade for 2000-2009 and Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 1998, 2000, and 2007 (the first three-time recipient). He received the Bond Market Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and became the first portfolio manager inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society's hall of fame in 1996. Mr. Gross is a nine-time Barron's Roundtable panelist (2005-2013), appearing in the annual issue featuring the industry's top investment experts, and he received the Money Management Lifetime Achievement Award from Institutional Investor magazine in 2011. In a survey conducted by Pensions and Investments magazine in 1993, he was recognized by his peers as the most influential authority on the bond market in the U.S. He has 43 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.
As of 3/6/2014
As of 2/28/2014
As of 3/6/2014
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.
As of 3/8/2014
As of 12/31/2013
The last recorded trade price before today, often referred to as a “Closing Price” of
The SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
In order to provide additional information regarding the intra-day value of shares of the Fund, the NYSE Arca, Inc. or a market data vendor disseminates every 15 seconds through the facilities of the Consolidated Tape Association or other widely disseminated means an updated Indicative NAV (“iNAV”) for the Fund as calculated by an information provider or market data vendor. The Fund is not involved in or responsible for any aspect of the calculation or dissemination of the iNAV and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the iNAV.
Net Asset Value (NAV) represents an ETFs per-share value. The per-share value of an ETF is calculated by dividing the total value of the securities in its portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of ETF shares outstanding. ETF shares are valued as of the close of regular trading (normally 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time) (The “NYSE Close”) on each business day.
The Net Asset Value (NAV), Shares Outstanding and Total Net Assets are calculated as of the close of regular trading on each day that the NYSE Arca is open, and do not reflect security transactions or fund shares created or redeemed on the date stated. Such transactions are recorded on the next business day and reported on the website the following business day.
Returns are average annualized total returns, except for those periods of less than one year, which are cumulative. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern time (when NAV is normally determined for most Funds), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.
*As measured by spread duration, which represents a portfolio's price sensitivity to changes in spreads, or yield premiums, that affect the value of bonds that trade at a spread to Governments. These include mortgage-backed, corporate and emerging market bonds.
Benchmark is Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index. It 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.
Effective April 4, 2012, PIMCO changed the ticker for the Total Return ETF from TRXT to BOND. No action is required for current investors in the Fund. While BOND will be managed utilizing the PIMCO Total Return Strategy, it will not use options, futures or swaps.
Each Fund distributes substantially all of its net investment income to shareholders in the form of dividends. Each Fund, except the 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund, intends to declare and distribute income dividends monthly to shareholders of record. The 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund intends to declare and distribute income dividends quarterly to shareholders of record. Dividend payments are made through DTC participants and indirect participants to beneficial owners then of record with proceeds received from a Fund.
ETF shares may be bought or sold throughout the day at their market price on the exchange on which they are listed. However, there can be no guarantee that an active trading market for PIMCO ETF shares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue or remain unchanged.
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