Unconstrained Bond Fund (Canada)

Fund Code: PMO309

Updated 19 November 2018

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  • DAILY NAV (CAD)
    9.83
  • DAILY YTD RETURN
    1.69%
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (CAD)
    212 MM
    (as of 31-10-2018)
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (CAD)
    212 MM
    (as of 31-10-2018)
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • Series Inception Date
    30-09-2014
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • Series Inception Date
    30-09-2014

Objective

Seeks maximum long-term return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management.

Primary Portfolio

The average portfolio duration of this Fund will normally vary from (negative) 3 years to positive 8 years.

Overview

Fund Overview

An absolute return-oriented bond fund

PIMCO Unconstrained Bond Fund (Canada) takes a flexible approach to capturing global opportunities and managing risk. It strives to actively mitigate downside risk, provide attractive risk-adjusted returns and preserve the diversification benefits of a traditional fixed income portfolio.

Why Invest in This Fund?

Tactically allocated across a global opportunity set

By removing benchmark constraints, the fund gains significant latitude to tap into credit, interest rate, volatility and currency opportunities across global sectors and regions.

Absolute return focus

The fund’s defensive capabilities and wide duration range (-3 to +8 years) help it to achieve positive returns across a wide range of market environments.

A unique portfolio complement

The fund seeks to provide many of the benefits associated with core bond funds – such as capital preservation, liquidity and diversification – while achieving positive absolute returns over full market cycles. Although this strategy may enhance performance, particularly during market declines, it may lag during strong up markets.

Our Expertise

The fund’s expert portfolio management team - Marc Seidner is CIO of Non-traditional Strategies, Ed Devlin is a managing director and head of Canadian portfolio management, and Mohit Mittal is a managing director and member of PIMCO’s Americas Portfolio Committee - is supported by the full spectrum of PIMCO’s global resources and our four decades of active bond management experience.​​

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

3‑Month CDOR

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The 3-month CDOR is the average bid-side rate for Canadian bankers acceptances determined daily from a survey of market makers and can be used as a proxy for the cost of 3-month bank funding. It does not reflect deductions for fees, expenses or taxes. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY

Quarterly

SERIES INCEPTION

30-09-2014

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Sector Allocation - Duration in Years

Government Related -1.45
Mortgage 1.81
Invest. Grade Credit 0.83
High Yield Credit 0.14
Emerging Markets 0.15
Municipal/Other 0.01
Net Other Short Duration Instruments -0.15

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 1.34
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures

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

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.

The products and services provided by PIMCO Canada Corp. may only be available in certain provinces or territories of Canada and only through dealers authorized for that purpose.


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.


PIMCO Canada has retained PIMCO LLC as a subadvisor. PIMCO Canada remains responsible for any loss that arises out of the failure of its sub-advisor.