Global Credit Fund

ETL0019AU

Updated 26 February 2021

Objective

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

Investments Held

A diversified portfolio of predominantly investment grade bonds including corporate, mortgage and asset-backed securities.

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Overview

Fund Overview

Seeks attractive returns from high quality corporate bonds

Combining PIMCO’s forward-looking macroeconomic outlook and extensive bottom-up credit research, the fund helps investors take advantage of opportunities in higher-quality corporate bonds.

Why Invest In This Fund

Attractive total return potential

The Fund aims to provide investors with greater income potential relative to government bonds and cash, as well as more income and less volatility in returns when compared to equity.

Flexibility to enhance returns

The Fund has the ability to broadly diversify across industries, issuers and regions of the corporate bond sector and can seek to add value through investments in high quality government bonds, mortgages and foreign bonds.

Extensive credit resources and research

Employing a disciplined approach to credit research, the Fund accesses PIMCO’s team of more than 50 bottom-up credit investment professionals and utilises top-down, bottom-up and valuation screens to identify what we believe are the most attractive opportunities in global credit markets.

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

Supported by PIMCO’s robust credit resources

The Fund not only accesses PIMCO’s world class team of credit investment professionals across the globe, but also a team of over 50 credit analysts, sector specialists with wide-ranging expertise who independently analyse every credit security held.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate ex Treasury Index hedged into AUD

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

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

DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY

Quarterly

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

28/04/2004

APIR Code

ETL0019AU

mFund Code

PMF01

Currency

AUD

Managers

Robert Mead

Co-head of Asia-Pacific Portfolio Management

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Mark R. Kiesel

CIO Global Credit

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)1 as of 31/12/2020 $0.01341
Dividend Distribution (FYTD) as of 31/12/2020 $0.02129

disclosures

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

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Management Fee %2 0.61%

disclosures

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

Performance

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

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 3.34
Europe - EMU 0.90
Emerging Markets 0.31
Australia/NZ 0.22
United Kingdom 0.20
Japan 0.06
Europe - Non-EMU 0.00
Other 0.00

Credit Quality Exposure -
Market Value %

AAA 38.70
AA 0.06
A 18.14
BBB 35.42
Sub Investment Grade 7.68

Currency Exposure %

Australia/NZ 100.69
North America -3.40
Emerging Markets 1.19
Europe - Non-EMU 0.80
Japan 0.49
Europe - EMU 0.48
Other -0.23
United Kingdom -0.01

Top Industry Sectors Market Value %

Banks 15.32
Electric Utility 4.12
Automotive 2.49
Independent E&P 2.45
Technology 2.18

Duration %

0-1 yrs 0.98
1-3 yrs -5.76
3-5 yrs 22.21
5-7 yrs 35.08
7-8 yrs 9.98
8-10 yrs 18.94
10+ yrs 18.58
Effective Duration (yrs) 5.02

Sector Allocation - Duration in Years

Government 1.25
Semi-Gov 0.03
Agency 0.03
IG Corporates 2.25
High Yield 0.13
Securitized 0.74
Emerging Markets 0.56
Cash Equiv & Other 0.02

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation3 4.23
Sharpe Ratio4 0.72
Information Ratio5 -0.07
Tracking Error6 1.39

disclosures

3Standard deviation is a statistical measure of dispersion about an average which, for a mutual fund, depicts how widely the returns varied over a certain period of time. The greater the dispersion, the greater the risk.
4The Sharpe Ratio measures the risk-adjusted performance. The risk-free rate is subtracted from the rate of return for a portfolio and the result is divided by the standard deviation of the portfolio returns.
5Information ratio is a ratio of portfolio returns above the returns of a benchmark to the volatility of those returns.
6Tracking error, a measure of risk, is defined as the standard deviation of the portfolio's excess return vs. the benchmark expressed in percent.
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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Disclosures

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.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. 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.

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.
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