Canadian Short-Term Bond Fund

Fund Code: PMO001

Updated 16 March 2018


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    21 MM
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    21 MM
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    Fixed Income
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Seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management.

Primary Portfolio

Primarily Canadian dollar Fixed Income instruments of shorter term maturities.


Fund Overview

The PIMCO Canadian Short Term Bond Fund offers diversification, and the possibility of higher investment returns relative to the FTSE TMX Canada Short Term Bond Index. The Fund seeks to invest in a diversified portfolio of Canadian dollar fixed-income instruments of varying maturities. It aims to preserve principal and generate a high level of current income.

Why Invest in This Fund?

Provides a solid core fixed-income holding

The Fund is a true core bond holding, focusing on high-quality short term bonds and aiming to avoid concentrated risk exposure. It also employs a variety of value-added strategies across the global bond markets to increase total return potential and reduce overall risk. Of course, interest rate fluctuations may cause its share value to rise or fall.

Value-added active management

We seek to add value through active management of the Fund, employing multiple strategies to avoid having a single strategy dominate returns. The portfolio offers the flexibility to invest across sectors and issuers. The average portfolio duration of this Fund normally varies within 1.5 to 3.5 years. The Fund employs PIMCO’s total return philosophy, seeking to balance capital appreciation potential and income.

PIMCO Investment Philosophy and Process

Founded on the principle of diversification, PIMCO believes no single strategy should dominate returns. The firm’s investment process utilizes both “top-down” and “bottom-up” approaches to selecting investments with the goal of combining perspectives from an economic, big-picture standpoint (top-down) and security level (bottom-up) in an effort to consistently add value over time within acceptable levels of portfolio risk. The investment management team evaluates the following:

Top-down strategies – which focus on duration, yield curve positioning, volatility and sector rotation. These strategies are driven by our secular outlook of the forces likely to influence the economy and financial markets over the next three to five years as well as our cyclical views over a six to nine month time horizon.

Bottom-up strategies – these drive our security selection process and facilitate the identification and analysis of undervalued securities. Here, we employ advanced proprietary analytics and expertise in all major fixed income sectors.


FTSE TMX Canada Short Term Bond Index


FTSE TMX Canada Short Term Bond Index is a subset of the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index that is designed to be a broad measure of the Canadian investment-grade fixed income markets. The FTSE TMX Canada Short Term Bond Index tracks investment-grade fixed income securities with remaining terms of greater of 1 to 5 years. Returns are calculated daily, and are weighted by market capitalization, so that the return on a bond influences the return on the index in proportion to the bonds market value. It is intended to be a transparent index, with individual security holdings disclosed electronically each day. There are four main credit or borrower categories: bonds issued by the Government of Canada (including Crown Corporations), Provincial bonds (including provincially-guaranteed securities), Municipal Bonds, and Corporate Bonds. The Corporate sector is further divided into sub-sectors based on credit rating: a combined AAA/AA sector, a single-A sector, and a BBB sector. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.






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Head of Canadian Portfolio Management

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Historical Prices & Distributions

Latest Distributions ($/Share)1 as of 20-12-2017 (CAD) 0.0375
Distribution (YTD) 2 as of 20-12-2017 (CAD) 0.1608
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures


1Data does not include special cash dividends.
2Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.

Fees & Expenses

Management Fee (%)3 1.00%
Management Expense Ratio (%)4 1.25%


3The Annual Management Fee is used to pay for investment management services and general administration of the fund, this fee does not include taxes.
4As of 31/12/2016. Management expense ratio is based on total expenses which includes the Management Fee (excluding commissions and other portfolio transaction costs) for the stated period and is expressed as an annualized percentage of daily average net asset value during the period.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 16-03-2018

NAV $10.16 One Day Return -0.01%
Daily Change $0.00 Daily YTD Return 0.00%
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Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. ​​​​​​​

Calendar Year Returns %

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Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar Ratings

Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures


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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 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.​

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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 2.76

Top Sectors
MV %

Canada 57.19
Other 50.58
Agency 5.82
Federal 0.79
Canadian Credit 45.58
AA 18.50
A 16.03
BAA 9.24
AAA 1.81
Provincial 17.13
Ontario 7.27
Quebec 5.80
Alberta 4.06
British Columbia 0.00
Manitoba 0.00
New Brunswick 0.00
Newfoundland 0.00
Nova Scotia 0.00
Prince Edwards Island 0.00
Saskatchewan 0.00
Foreign 12.94
Mortgage 15.93
Credit 3.96
Government Related Long 2.48
Other Long 0.00
Other Short 0.00
Government Related Short -9.44
ILB 9.11
Canada 9.11
Australia 0.00
France 0.00
Italy 0.00
Japan 0.00
Sweden 0.00
UK 0.00
US 0.00
Other 0.00
Canadian Other5 4.52
Other 3.13
ABS 1.39
Municipal 0.00
High Yield Credit 0.92
BA 0.92
B 0.00
CAA 0.00
CA 0.00
C 0.00
D 0.00
Emerging Markets 0.02
EM Short Duration Instruments 0.02
Asia 0.00
Europe 0.00
Latin America 0.00
Middle East 0.00
Other 0.00
Net Other Short Duration Instruments6 -47.41
Other 6.14
Commercial Paper/STIF 1.10
Commingled Cash Vehicles 0.00
Certificate of Deposit 0.00
Money Market Futures/Options 0.00
Swaps and Other Options -0.01
Net Unsettled Trades -14.11
Derivative Offset -40.53
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures


5Other may include Canadian ABS, CMOs, convertibles and/or preferreds.
6Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except instruments tied to emerging markets by country of risk) with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality, commingled liquidity funds, uninvested cash, interest receivables, net unsettled trades, broker money, short duration derivatives (for example Eurodollar futures) and derivatives offsets. With respect to certain categories of short duration securities, the Adviser reserves the discretion to require a minimum credit rating higher than investment grade for inclusion in this category. Derivatives Offsets includes offsets associated with investments in futures, swaps and other derivatives. Such offsets may be taken at the notional value of the derivative position which in certain instances may exceed the actual amount owed on such positions.
Duration is a measure of the fund's price sensitivity to changes in interest rates expressed in years.

Portfolio structure is subject to change without notice and may not be representative of current or future allocations.

Effective duration is the duration for a bond with an embedded option when the value is calculated to include the expected change in cash flow caused by the option as interest rates change.


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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 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. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic and industry conditions. 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. For a complete description of the risks associated with a particular Fund, please refer to the Fund’s prospectus. 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. 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 the 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.  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.

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