Flexible Global Bond Fund (Canada)

Fund Code: PMO306

Updated 12 July 2024

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  • DAILY NAV (CAD)
    10.80
  • DAILY YTD RETURN
    1.97%
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (CAD)
    259 MM
    (as of 30-06-2024)
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (CAD)
    259 MM
    (as of 30-06-2024)
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • Series Inception Date
    20-01-2011
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • Series Inception Date
    20-01-2011

Objective

Seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management.

Primary Portfolio

Primarily non-Canadian dollar Fixed Income instruments of varying maturities

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Overview

Fund Overview

The PIMCO Flexible Global Bond Fund is an actively managed, core bond solution. The fund invests around the world focusing on global duration. Active positioning will include country selection, yield curve and interest rate views, in addition to relative sector exposures and tactical currency positions. The fund incorporates PIMCO’s best ideas in global fixed income with more flexibility than a traditional benchmark oriented global bond strategy, while focusing on retaining core-bond characteristics.

Why Invest in This Fund?

A global opportunity set

The Flexible Global Bond Fund draws on PIMCO’s global resources and investment process to actively manage what we believe are the most attractive global fixed income opportunities – including developed and emerging markets, corporate and government securities, securitized assets and currencies. The Fund aims to deliver a more diversified global bond allocation that can act as a hedge against equity risk in a portfolio allocation. The fund is designed to reflect PIMCO’s highest conviction macroeconomic views, while still delivering the diversifying value of global bonds.

Broad diversification

The Fund aims to provide a core bond solution across global markets and sectors—from developed to developing countries, nominal to real (inflation-hedging) assets and cash to derivatives. With a portfolio that is more representative of the global opportunity set, investors may be better positioned to benefit from long-term change. Of course, diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risks of investing.

Expert management positioned around the world

Andrew Balls, Deputy CIO, managing director and head of European portfolio management is at the helm of this strategy supported by PIMCO’s talented portfolio management resources located around the world. Moreover, the portfolio benefits from PIMCO’s four decades of active bond management experience and the expertise of its international portfolio managers from developed market rates specialists to emerging markets portfolio managers, inflation-linked bond experts to credit research analysts.

PIMCO Investment Philosophy and Process

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– which 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.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg Global Aggregate (CAD Hedged) Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

Bloomberg Global Aggregate (CAD Hedged) Index provides a broad-based measure of the global investment-grade fixed income markets. The three major components of this index are the U.S. Aggregate, the Pan-European Aggregate, and the Asian-Pacific Aggregate Indices. The index also includes Eurodollar and Euro-Yen corporate bonds, Canadian Government securities, and USD investment grade 144A securities. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY

Quarterly

SERIES INCEPTION

20-01-2011

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Sector Allocation
Duration %

Government Related 45.34
Inflation Linked 3.52
Securitized 37.32
Covered Bonds and Pfandbriefe 2.71
Investment Grade Credit 40.33
High Yield Credit 0.35
Municipals 0.60
EM External 11.84
EM Local -35.04
Other 0.00
Net Other Short Duration Instruments -6.98

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 2.42

Top Countries
DWE %

United Kingdom 36.14
United States 35.22
Australia 28.29
Canada 17.04
Germany 4.92
Saudi Arabia 2.67
Denmark 2.29
Romania 2.23
Switzerland 1.90
Israel 1.74

Top 10 Country Exposure (FX%)

United States 7.03
Poland 1.76
India 1.48
South Africa 0.98
Turkey 0.74
Sweden -0.72
Switzerland -1.01
Taiwan -1.49
South Korea -1.51
China -2.78

disclosures

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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Disclosures

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.


No offering is being made by this material. Interested investors should obtain a copy of the prospectus, which is available on pimco.ca or from your Financial Advisor.

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. 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. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and while generally supported by a government, government-agency or private guarantor, there is no assurance that the guarantor will meet its obligations. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities; portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not. Commodities contain heightened risk, including market, political, regulatory and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic and industry conditions. Convertible securities may be called before intended, which may have an adverse effect on investment objectives. Entering into short sales includes the potential for loss of more money than the actual cost of the investment, and the risk that the third party to the short sale may fail to honor its contract terms, causing a loss to the portfolio. Currency rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time and may reduce the returns of a portfolio. 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. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may concentrate its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.

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.


The Funds offer different series, which are subject to different fees and expenses (which may affect performance), having different minimum investment requirements and are entitled to different services


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