Press Release

PIMCO Canada launches its first ETF series


The two actively managed bond ETF series give investors access to the popular monthly income and investment grade credit strategies

Toronto, October 2, 2017 – PIMCO Canada, part of leading global investment management firm PIMCO, has launched two actively managed bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) series in Canada. These innovatively structured ETF series are additional access points to two established mutual funds – PIMCO Monthly Income Fund (Canada) and PIMCO Investment Grade Credit Fund (Canada). The ETF series are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

We want to provide our Canadian investors with additional, convenient access points to two of our most popular bond strategies” said Stuart Graham, Managing Director and Head of PIMCO Canada“The new ETF series will give clients the ability to choose the vehicle that best suits their needs.”

The ETF series of the PIMCO Monthly Income Fund (Canada) (TSX: PMIF) offers investors access to an actively managed bond portfolio that invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of non-Canadian dollar fixed income instruments of varying maturities. The fund is managed by Dan Ivascyn, Managing Director and Group Chief Investment Officer and Alfred Murata, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager.

The ETF series of the PIMCO Investment Grade Credit Fund (Canada) (TSX: IGCF) offers investors access to an actively managed bond portfolio that invests primarily in non-Canadian dollar high quality corporate bonds diversified broadly across industries, issuers and regions. The fund is managed by Mark Kiesel, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Global Credit.

Media Contacts

Jochen Haegele
EMEA Corporate Communications

Jennifer Spivey
U.K. and EMEA Corporate Communications

Michael Reid
Global Head of Corporate Communications
New York

Agnes Crane
U.S. Corporate Communications
New York

Laura Batty
U.S. Corporate Communications
Newport Beach

Donna Chan
APAC Corporate Communications
Hong Kong

Millie Dravers
Australia Corporate Communications


About PIMCO 

PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 11 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.

Commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with investments in ETF series. Please read the prospectus and ETF facts before investing. Performance of mutual funds that offer ETF series are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.