Capital Securities Fund


Updated 09 July 2020


To seek to provide focused exposure to attractively priced Capital Securities together with a maximum total return, consistent with the preservation of capital and prudent investment management.

Investments Held

Predominantly invests both directly and indirectly (via other funds) in subordinated debt instruments issued by banks, insurance companies, and other specialty finance companies.



Fund Overview

Capitalising on a global de-leveraging and re-regulation trend

The Capital Securities Fund is a global approach to subordinated debt instruments issued by banks, insurance companies and other specialty finance companies. As the global banking sector continues a multi-year process of deleveraging, the market environment remains conducive to the appreciation of these securities.

Why Invest In This Fund

Diversifying Australian bank exposure

The global banking industry is undergoing a generational paradigm shift, and the latest developments on Australian banks’ capital adequacy requirements from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) are an unequivocal sign this shift has reached Australian shores. Capital securities offers an opportunity for investors to diversify their concentrated Australian bank exposure by harnessing a diversified global opportunity set.

A compelling opportunity set

Capital securities issued by global financial companies can be an attractive opportunity relative to both high yield bonds and equities. PIMCO believes the strong fundamentals of the banking system, the influence of regulation, and compelling valuations are supportive of attractive long-term total returns within the sector.

A high conviction portfolio

The Fund is managed on an unconstrained basis. The absence of a typical fixed income benchmark emphasises the exposure to PIMCO’s highest conviction ideas within the global financial sector. This highly-focused, “top picks” approach allows PIMCO to allocate across the capital structure based on PIMCO’s assessment of relative value and avoid undesired exposure to banks which could lose capital 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.

Our Expertise

Deep dedicated team of financial sector experts

PIMCO’s time-tested investment process combines macroeconomic analysis with extensive bottom-up security selection. The fund’s dedicated global financial sector team employs proprietary credit research to identify the strongest conviction financial securities across the capital structure globally.


Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bills Index


The Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bills Index is an unmanaged index representative of the total return performance of Australian money market securities. It is not possible to invest in an unmanaged index.







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Philippe Bodereau

Portfolio Manager, Global Head of Financial Research

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Matthieu Loriferne

Portfolio Manager, Capital Securities and Financials

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Michael Bogecho

Portfolio Manager, Capital Securities and Financials

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)1 as of 31/03/2020 $0.00756
Dividend Distribution (FYTD) as of 31/03/2020 $0.02239


1The Fund generally distributes income quarterly at the end of March, June, September and December.

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Management Fee %2 0.94%


2Management fees quoted are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and net of any Reduced Input Tax Credits (RITC) at the prescribed rate, which is currently either 55% or 75% (depending on the nature of the fee or expense).
In addition to the Management Fee there may be other fees and costs associated with an investment in this fund. For a detailed explanation on fees and costs please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement


All data as of

All data as of

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Fund performance is quoted net of fees and expenses and assumes the reinvestment of all distributions but does not take into account personal income tax.

Fiscal Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar and Lipper


Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees and reflect changes in share price and reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions on the payable date. All periods longer than one year are annualized.
Monthly YTD return is from the most recent calendar year end.
Growth of $10,000 is calculated at NAV and assumes that all distributions were reinvested. It does not take into account fees or the effect of taxes. Results are not indicative of future performance.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Duration %

0-1 yrs 0.46
1-3 yrs 10.61
3-5 yrs 38.31
5-7 yrs 33.20
7-8 yrs 8.66
8-10 yrs -6.11
10+ yrs 14.87
Effective Duration (yrs) 4.04

Region - Duration in Years

North America 2.44
Europe - EMU 1.06
United Kingdom 0.45
Australia/NZ 0.09
Emerging Markets 0.00
Japan 0.00
Europe - Non-EMU 0.00
Other 0.00

Currency Exposure %

Australia/NZ 99.73
North America 2.13
United Kingdom -0.95
Europe - EMU -0.92
Japan 0.01
Europe - Non-EMU -0.01
Other 0.00
Emerging Markets 0.00

Strategy Allocation Market Value %

Senior 18.57
Tier 2 9.03
Tier 2 CoCo 3.19
Tier 1 & Preferred 11.25
Additional Tier 1 51.30
Equity 0.00
Bank Loans 0.00
Non-Financials -4.20
Net Other Short Duration Instruments 10.86


Portfolio information in the charts is based on the fund's net assets. These percentages may differ from those used for the fund's compliance calculations, including the fund's prospectus, regulatory, and other investment limitations and policies, which may be based on total assets of the fund or other measurements, may include or exclude various categories of investments from those covered in the portfolio allocation categories shown in this report, and may be based on different classifications and measurements of the fund’s investments and other criteria.
References to specific sectors, securities or issuers are for illustrative purposes only. All holdings are subject to change daily. All share classes have the same portfolio but different expenses.


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