PIMCO Low Duration Fund INSTL (PTLDX)

Objective
Seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management
Primary Portfolio
Shorter-term, investment grade bonds (1-3 yr. avg. duration)
At a Glance
SymbolPTLDX
CUSIP Number 693390304
Total Fund Assets (in millions) $14,586.2
Share Class Inception Date 05/11/1987
Dividend Frequency Accrues Daily; Distributes Monthly
Maximum Sales Charge -
Net Operating Expenses 0.46 %

Daily Price

NAV Day Return
$10.10 $0.01 0.11%
YTD Return
0.83%
As of 02/27/15

Historical Prices

02/24/15

$10.08

02/25/15

$10.08

02/26/15

$10.09

Performance quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Current performance may be lower or higher than average annual returns shown. Performance quoted does not reflect any sales charges, if applicable, and performance would be lower if it did. Click Performance tab for performance current to the most recent month-end.
A new Class A breakpoint schedule took effect on 10/1/13, please see the prospectus for details.
Fund Overview
A conservative core bond investment

Focused on shorter-term securities, the fund employs a core bond strategy incorporating PIMCO’s signature total return philosophy and provides broad market exposure while maintaining a lower sensitivity to interest rate movements.


Why Invest In This Fund
Enhanced return potential

Because of its 1- to 3-year duration range, the fund typically offers a yield advantage over short-term bond funds. It also uses multiple value-added strategies in an effort to enhance returns and manage risk – an approach that has helped it deliver solid short- and long-term results.


Lower volatility potential

Historically, the fund has been less volatile than intermediate- or long-term bond funds. Of course, the fund may not generate the return potential of longer-term bonds and will also be more volatile than money market funds.


Impressive long-term track record

By employing various value-added strategies – such as credit analysis and sector emphasis – to boost potential return and manage overall risk, the fund has produced strong long-term results and has delivered a consistent track record of positive returns for every two-year period since inception.


Our Expertise

The fund's expert portfolio management team – Scott Mather is CIO U.S. Core Strategies and Jerome Schneider is head of the short-term and funding desk – is supported by the full spectrum of PIMCO's global resources and our four decades of active bond management experience.

Managers

Scott A. Mather

Mr. Mather is CIO U.S. Core Strategies and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. Previously he was Deputy CIO and head of global portfolio management. Before that, he led portfolio management in Europe, managed euro and pan-European portfolios and worked closely with many Allianz-related companies. He also served as a managing director of Allianz Global Investors KAG. Prior to these roles, Mr. Mather co-headed PIMCO's mortgage- and asset-backed securities team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1998, he was a fixed income trader specializing in mortgage-backed securities at Goldman Sachs in New York. He has 20 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in engineering, as well as undergraduate degrees, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jerome M. Schneider

Mr. Schneider is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and head of the short-term and funding desk. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, Mr. Schneider was a senior managing director with Bear Stearns. There he most recently specialized in credit and mortgage-related funding transactions and helped develop one of the first "repo" conduit financing companies. Additionally, during his tenure at Bear Stearns he held various positions on the municipal and fixed income derivatives trading desks. He has 18 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in economics and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. This and other information are contained in the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus, if available, which may be obtained by contacting your investment professional or PIMCO representative.  Click here for a complete list of the PIMCO Funds prospectuses and summary prospectuses. Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

A word about risk:
Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk; 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. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. 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. 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. Diversification does not ensure against loss.

Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. For funds with at least a 3-yr history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees) with an emphasis on downward variations and consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating is a weighted average of the performance figures for its 3-, 5- and 10-yr (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Morningstar, Inc.® 2015. All rights reserved. The information contained herein; (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its affiliates; (2) may not be copied or distributed; (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Hollow stars represent a class of shares with inception dates that is different than the inception date of the fund. For the period prior to the inception date of these shares, performance information is based on the performance of the fund’s Institutional Class shares, adjusted to reflect the actual distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees and other expenses paid by the newer share class.