Capital Securities Fund


Updated 22 March 2018


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 29/12/2017 $0.01601
Dividend Distribution (FYTD) as of 29/12/2017 $0.02651
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures


1Distribution is paid quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Management Costs %2 0.94%
Fees & Expenses Footnotes & Disclosures


2Management costs 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).


  • Average Annual Returns
  • Cumulative Returns

All data as of

  • Month End
  • Quarter End

All data as of

  • Month End
  • Quarter End
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

  • Morningstar Ratings
  • Lipper Rankings
Performance Footnotes & Disclosures


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 0.01
1-3 yrs 4.23
3-5 yrs 29.80
5-7 yrs 22.11
7-8 yrs 17.20
8-10 yrs -7.84
10+ yrs 34.50
Effective Duration (yrs) 4.48

Region - Duration in Years

North America 2.24
Europe - EMU 1.44
United Kingdom 0.71
Australia/NZ 0.09
Japan 0.00
Other 0.00
Europe - Non-EMU 0.00

Currency Exposure %

Australia/NZ 99.87
North America 0.10
Europe - EMU 0.08
United Kingdom -0.02
Europe - Non-EMU 0.02
Japan 0.01
Other 0.00

Strategy Allocation Market Value %

Senior 21.92
Tier 2 3.97
Tier 2 CoCo 4.81
Tier 1 & Preferred 14.43
Additional Tier 1 46.97
Equity 6.12
Bank Loans 0.00
Non-Financials -9.98
Net Other Short Duration Instruments 11.77
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures


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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Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. Before making an investment decision investors should consider whether the information contained herein is appropriate in light of their particular investment needs, objectives and financial circumstances and any relevant offer document. Investors should obtain relevant and specific professional advice before making any investment decision. The information contained herein does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular investor.
A word about risk:

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. 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. Bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments and general market and financial conditions may affect the prepayment of bank loans, as such the prepayments cannot be predicted with accuracy. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower’s obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated. 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. Investments in illiquid securities may reduce the returns of a portfolio because it may be not be able to sell the securities at an advantageous time or price. 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.

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