PIMCO EqS Emerging Markets Fund INSTL (PEQWX)

PIMCO
Objective
The fund seeks maximum total return, consistent with prudent investment management.
Primary Portfolio
Emerging markets equities
At a Glance
SymbolPEQWX
CUSIP Number 72201T839
Total Fund Assets (in millions) $76.5
Share Class Inception Date 3/22/2011
Dividend Frequency Annually
Maximum Sales Charge -
Net Operating Expenses 1.25 %

Daily Price

NAV Day Return
$8.56 $0.000.00%
YTD Return
0.47%
As of 03/27/15

Historical Prices

03/24/15

$8.72

03/25/15

$8.64

03/26/15

$8.56

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.
Fund Overview
A holistic approach to emerging market equities

Managed by a seasoned team of emerging market (EM) equity specialists, this fund aims to capture the dynamic opportunities being created for companies that can both drive and benefit from rapid EM growth.


Why Invest In This Fund
Actively managed access to a dynamic asset class

Emerging market equities have become a core allocation for many investors – a shift that reflects their rising share of the global economy. The fund employs a fundamental, research-intensive approach on a wide range of securities to pursue emerging market returns.


Disciplined, risk-focused approach

While emerging market equities represent a potentially higher return opportunity, they also have been a volatile asset class. The fund incorporates strategies to help defend portfolio returns in difficult markets, providing the potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long term.


Deep emerging market experience

PIMCO’s forward-looking macroeconomic analysis and many years of experience in EM countries, currencies and credits are important elements of the fund’s investment process. Our growing bench of emerging market experts understands the economic, political and company-specific issues that affect equities in these regions.

Our Expertise

PIMCO EqS Emerging Markets Fund is managed by Virginie Maisonneuve, CIO Equities and managing director in our London office, who is PIMCO’s global head of equities. With more than 25 years of investment experience, Ms. Maisonneuve brings a wealth of expertise to the fund.

Managers

Virginie Maisonneuve

Ms. Maisonneuve is CIO Equities, managing director, global head of equities and a portfolio manager based in the London office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, she was head of global and international equities at Schroders plc. Previously, she was co-CIO and director at Clay Finlay, a portfolio manager at State Street Research and Management, and a portfolio manager at Batterymarch Financial Management. She has 27 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Ecole Superieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquees (ESLSCA) in Paris. She also holds a master’s degree in Mandarin Chinese from Dauphine University in Paris and an undergraduate degree from People’s University (Renda) in Beijing.

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:
Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Investments in value securities involve the risk the market’s value assessment may differ from the manager and the performance of the securities may decline. Investing in securities of smaller companies tends to be more volatile and less liquid than securities of larger companies. Investing in distressed companies (both debt and equity) is speculative and may be subject to greater levels of credit, issuer and liquidity risks, and the repayment of default obligations contains significant uncertainties; such companies may be engaged in restructurings or bankruptcy proceedings. 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. Investments in companies engaged in mergers, reorganizations, or liquidations may involve special risks as pending deals may not be completed on time or on favorable terms. 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.

Tail risk hedging may involve entering into financial derivatives that are expected to increase in value during the occurrence of tail events. A tail event is unpredictable; therefore, investing in instruments tied to the occurrence of a tail event is speculative and could lose all or a portion of its value.

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