Bonds That Last

For 50 years, we’ve been creating fixed income strategies for every market environment.

Why Bonds

Today, market uncertainty isn't just the exception, it may be the rule. Now more than ever, bonds may offer important benefits to help you stay on track with your long-term goals.

Invest for Income

Whether you are paying for your education or funding your retirement, earning income may be an essential part of your financial plan. At over $120 trillion1, the global bond market can be a vast source of opportunity as you look for ways to put your money to work for you.

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Keep Risk in Check

Historically, bonds have offered greater stability than riskier investments like stocks. Explore how bonds can help you diversify your portfolio and potentially smooth out some of the rough spots.

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Tap Into Growth Potential

While many people are familiar with common types of bonds like U.S. Treasuries, not everyone knows about the broader universe. Active managers can tap into this immense spectrum of opportunities to pursue attractive returns for investors.

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At the Forefront of Fixed Income

For more than 50 years, PIMCO has navigated shifting market conditions to become the global fixed income leader we are today.

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84% of Assets Outperforming For Our Clients

Above benchmark performance over a 5-year period (after fees).*

*As of 31 March 2024. SOURCE: PIMCO Based on PIMCO managed portfolios with at least a 5-years history. The after-fees performance of each portfolio was compared to the portfolio's primary benchmark. If the after-fees portfolio performance was greater than the benchmark performance for a given period, the assets in that portfolio were included in the outperforming data. Benchmark outperformance indicates the performance of a portfolio as compared to its benchmark. As such, it does not indicate that a portfolio's performance was positive during any given period. For example, if a portfolio declined 3% during a given period, and its benchmark declined 4%, the portfolio would have outperformed its benchmark, even though it lost value during the period. Certain absolute return oriented portfolios contained within the data may inflate the data either positively or negatively due to the low return/volatility characteristics of the primary benchmark. For example a portfolio measured against 3-month USD Libor would be more likely to out- or underperform its benchmark. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results.
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A Process Tested For more than 50 years

Our process has helped millions of investors pursue returns and manage risks over meaningful timeframes.

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88% of active core bond funds* outperform their benchmark vs. only 20% of active large blend equity funds.

Based on Morningstar U.S. Fund categories (Institutional shares only) over a 10 year period, as of 30 June 2022.
*Combines the Morningstar U.S. Fund Intermediate Core and Core-Plus categories.
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  1. Source: SIFMA as of 12/31/18.
    Intermediate-term bond portfolios invest primarily in corporate and other investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues and typically have durations of 3.5 to 6.0 years. These portfolios are less sensitive to interest rates, and therefore less volatile, than portfolios that have longer durations. Morningstar calculates monthly breakpoints using the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index in determining duration assignment. Intermediate-term is defined as 75% to 125% of the three-year average effective duration of the MCBI.
    Intermediate-term core-plus bond portfolios invest primarily in investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues including government, corporate, and securitized debt, but generally have greater flexibility than core offerings to hold non-core sectors such as corporate high yield, bank loan, emerging-markets debt, and non-U.S. currency exposures. Their durations (a measure of interest-rate sensitivity) typically range between 75% and 125% of the three-year average of the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index.

A word about risk: All investments contain risk and may lose value. 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 low interest rate environments increase this risk. 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.

There is no guarantee that these investment strategies will work under all market conditions or are appropriate for all investors and each investor should evaluate their ability to invest long-term, especially during periods of downturn in the market.

PIMCO as a general matter provides services to qualified institutions, financial intermediaries and institutional investors. Individual investors should contact their own financial professional to determine the most appropriate investment options for their financial situation. This material contains the current opinions of the manager and such opinions are subject to change without notice. This material 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 material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission. PIMCO is a trademark of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P. in the United States and throughout the world. ©2021, PIMCO

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