ESG Global Bond Fund


Updated 15 March 2018


To achieve maximum total return by investing in global fixed interest securities, and to seek to preserve capital through prudent investment management.

Investments Held

Predominantly invests directly or indirectly (via other PIMCO funds) in government, corporate, mortgage and other global fixed interest securities selected according to criteria which incorporate PIMCO’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) screening process.


Fund Overview

The ESG Global Bond Fund is a diverse, actively managed portfolio of global fixed-income securities designed for investors who wish to have a broadly diversified exposure to global fixed interest markets while considering ESG factors.

Why Invest In This Fund

True core bond holding

Designed as a core allocation to global fixed interest, the Fund may provide diversification benefits amongst an allocation to other asset classes, such as equities. The Fund aims to provide a diversified exposure to multiple economies, yield curves and sectors, which can improve risk-adjusted returns.

Investing for sustainability and impact as well as returns

The Fund seeks to influence positive change while using its time-tested investment process to deliver strong, long-term performance. PIMCO’s approach to sustainable investing integrates dedicated ESG research with a robust credit research process to identify relative value opportunities while optimising the portfolio using ESG-based criteria. This approach also seeks to actively engage with issuers with the goal of improving their ESG-related business practices.

A core bond experience with an ESG presence

This fund offers the potential for investors to achieve returns consistent with other core bond strategies while also making a positive social impact. Broadly diversified, the Fund strives to capture attractive risk-adjusted returns across the global bond markets, which can help to both mitigate volatility and hedge against risks in other asset classes, such as equities. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss.

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

A 24-hour team to cover the global investment universe

With dedicated sector and regional specialists in 12 offices around the world, PIMCO’s depth and reach allow us to efficiently and effectively access all global fixed interest markets.


Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index hedged into AUD


The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index hedged into AUD is an unmanaged market index representative of the total return performance of major world bond markets on a AUD hedged basis. It is not possible to invest in an unmanaged index.











Andrew Balls

CIO Global Fixed Income

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Mike Amey

Head of Sterling Portfolio Management and ESG Strategies

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Sachin Gupta

Head of Global Portfolio Management Desk

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)1 as of 29/12/2017 $0.00516
Dividend Distribution (FYTD) as of 29/12/2017 $0.01031
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures


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

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Management Costs %2 0.69%
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). For the ESG Global Bond Fund the figure noted above is actually a reference to “management fee” instead of “management costs”, each as defined in the Product Disclosure Statement for the applicable Unit Class, which has been amended for either compliance or consistency with the fees and costs disclosure requirements set out under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), as amended by ASIC Class Order 14/1252.


  • 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

Region - Duration in Years

North America 2.80
Europe - EMU 1.38
Europe - Non-EMU 0.39
United Kingdom 0.29
Australia/NZ 0.24
Japan 0.23
Emerging Markets 0.22
Other -0.11

Sector Allocation - Duration in Years

Government 2.29
Semi-Gov 0.23
Agency 0.33
IG Corporates 0.77
High Yield 0.08
Securitised 1.42
Emerging Markets 0.15
Cash Equiv & Other 0.15

Duration %

0-1 yrs 3.19
1-3 yrs 5.88
3-5 yrs 40.60
5-7 yrs 23.67
7-8 yrs 2.84
8-10 yrs 2.32
10+ yrs 21.51
Effective Duration (yrs) 5.43

Credit Quality Exposure -
Market Value %

AAA 68.00
AA 5.82
A 8.78
BBB 12.35
Sub Investment Grade 5.05

Currency Exposure %

Australia/NZ 100.56
North America -6.01
Emerging Markets 4.68
Europe - Non-EMU 1.64
Europe - EMU -1.62
United Kingdom 0.97
Japan -0.12
Other -0.10
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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Diversification does not ensure against loss. 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. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission.