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PIMCO Foreign Currency Strategy Active Exchange-Traded Fund

NAV
$43.77
1 Day Return
$0.09  |   0.21%

As of 4/27/2015

Market Price
$43.31
1 Day Return
$0.01  |   0.02%

As of 4/27/2015

Fund Description

The PIMCO Foreign Currency Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund (Ticker: FORX) is an actively managed portfolio providing exposure to foreign currencies. FORX is likely to benefit if the U.S. dollar depreciates. FORX will primarily invest in currencies, currency forwards, or fixed income securities denominated in the currencies of foreign (non-U.S.) countries. FORX intends to limit its exposure to any one currency to 20% and to maintain a portfolio duration between zero and three years.

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Portfolio Management


Thomas Kressin

Thomas Kressin
Dr. Kressin is a senior vice president and head of the European foreign exchange desk in the Munich office. He is also a member of the European Portfolio Committee. He joined the Allianz Group in 1998 and PIMCO in 2002. Until 2009, he worked as co-head of the global desk in Munich, with a special focus on currencies. Previously, he supported the private client asset management division of Dresdner Bank AG in Berlin. He has 24 years of investment experience and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, and a Ph.D. from the Technical University Cottbus.

Sachin Gupta

Sachin Gupta
Mr. Gupta is an executive vice president and global portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, and head of the global desk. He is a member of the European Portfolio Committee and a rotating member of the Asia-Pacific Portfolio Committee. Previously, he was in PIMCO's London office managing European LDI portfolios. Before that, he was part of PIMCO’s global portfolio management team in the Singapore office. In these roles, he focused on investments in government bonds, sovereign credit derivatives and interest rate derivatives across global markets. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2003, he was in the fixed income and currency derivatives group at ABN AMRO Bank. He has 17 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from XLRI, India. He received an undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Andrew Balls

Andrew Balls
Mr. Balls is PIMCO's CIO Global Fixed Income. Based in the London office, he oversees the firm’s European, Asia-Pacific, emerging markets and global specialist investment teams. He manages a range of global and European portfolios and is a member of the Investment Committee and the Executive Committee. Previously, he was head of European portfolio management, a global portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office and the firm’s global strategist. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he was an economics correspondent and columnist for the Financial Times in London, New York and Washington, DC. He has 16 years of investment and economics/financial markets experience and holds a bachelor's degree from Oxford and a master's degree from Harvard University. He was a lecturer in economics at Keble College, Oxford. Mr. Balls was nominated by Morningstar in 2013 for European Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year.

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Fund Information

As of 4/27/2015

Ticker FORX
CUSIP 72201R734
Inception Date 2/11/2013
Shares Outstanding 340,000
Total Net Assets $14,881,425.14
Daily Trading Volume
(in shares)
301
Premium/Discount Average
(since inception)
-0.70%
Premium/Discount as
of market close
-1.05%
Closing Price 43.31

As of 4/27/2015 4:00PM EST

Yield Information

Estimated Yield to Maturity 1.61%
SEC 30-Day Yield 1.13%

As of 4/27/2015

Distribution Yield 0.00%

As of 3/31/2015

Portfolio Information

Number of Holdings --
Effective Maturity 1.34 Years
Effective Duration 1.28 Years

As of 4/27/2015

Full Performance & Risk

Index Information

Index
Index Description

Index Ticker
Inception Date
Rebalancing Frequency
Annualized Volatility

As of 4/24/2015

Currency Exposure

Region Graph by Currency Exposure
Country Currency Exposure
CHINA CNY 19.02%
HONG KONG HKD 13.80%
UNITED STATES USD 12.98%
UNITED KINGDOM GBP 12.39%
INDIA INR 10.75%
CANADA CAD 9.90%
JAPAN JPY 8.68%
INDONESIA IDR 4.96%
EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION (EMU) EUR 4.81%
SWITZERLAND CHF 4.02%
POLAND PLN 3.86%
SWEDEN SEK 0.19%
NEW ZEALAND NZD 0.03%
NORWAY NOK 0.03%
MEXICO MXN 0.02%
AUSTRALIA AUD 0.01%
DENMARK DKK -0.02%
TURKEY TRY -0.02%
MALAYSIA MYR -0.06%
SOUTH AFRICA ZAR -0.07%
BRAZIL BRL -0.12%
SINGAPORE SGD -2.58%
SOUTH KOREA KRW -2.58%

As of 4/27/2015

Dividends and Distributions

Full distribution history

As of 4/24/2015

Top 10 Holdings

INDIAN RUPEE-INR-NDF 20.19%
CHINESE - YUAN RENMINBI-NDF 19.03%
HONG KONG DOLLARS 13.79%
BRITISH POUND STERLING 12.51%
EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION EURO 10.22%
CANADIAN DOLLAR 9.90%
BRITISH POUND STERLING 9.41%
NORDEA KREDIT REALKREDIT 8.82%
NORWEGIAN KRONER 8.17%
SPANISH GOVT BD (LETRAS DEL TESORO) 8.04%

As of 3/31/2015

Quarterly Trading Characteristics

Average Volume
In Shares 1,214
In $ $54,232.44
Bid/Ask Spread
In % 1.27%
In $ $0.55
Fund Tickers
NAV Per Share FORX.NV
Und. Trading Value FORX.IV
Shares Outstanding FORX.SO
Est. Cash FORX.EU
Total Cash FORX.TC