PIMCO Inflation Response Multi-Asset Fund INSTL (PIRMX)

Objective
Seeks total return which exceeds that of its benchmark
Primary Portfolio
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), commodities, emerging market currencies, real estate investment trusts, gold and PIMCO funds
At a Glance
SymbolPIRMX
CUSIP Number 72201W337
Total Fund Assets (in millions) $698.7
Share Class Inception Date 8/31/2011
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Maximum Sales Charge -
Net Operating Expenses 0.9 %

Daily Price

NAV Day Return
$8.94 $0.08 0.90%
YTD Return
3.59%
As of 02/27/15

Historical Prices

02/24/15

$8.83

02/25/15

$8.86

02/26/15

$8.86

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 comprehensive way to hedge inflation risks

By investing in a blend of inflation-related strategies, the fund seeks to help preserve and grow purchasing power, enhance portfolio diversification, and guard against market shocks across varying inflation environments.


Why Invest In This Fund
Potential diversification benefits

Unlike conventional stocks and bonds, inflation-related assets tend to have a positive correlation, or tendency to move in lockstep, with inflation. Including them in a portfolio may therefore enhance diversification while helping to hedge inflation risk. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss.


Explicit tail risk hedging

In a global economy that is likely to experience continued periods of market stress, PIMCO believes that tail risk hedging is essential for preserving and enhancing long-term portfolio returns. To that end, the fund employs an array of strategies designed to help limit losses during large and unanticipated market downturns.


Real return expertise

PIMCO remains one of the world’s largest investors in inflation-related assets. By drawing on the expertise of our global real return team, as well as PIMCO’s firmwide resources, the fund is able to take advantage of our macro inflation outlook and bottom-up research capabilities.


Our Expertise

The fund is managed by veteran real return investors Mihir Worah, CIO Real Return and Asset Allocation and head of the real return and multi-asset portfolio management teams, and Nicholas Johnson, executive vice president who focuses on commodities and multi-asset portfolios. PIMCO, one of the largest U.S. investors in TIPS and a leading global commodities manager, has been managing real return portfolios for nearly two decades.

Managers

Mihir P. Worah

Mr. Worah is CIO Real Return and Asset Allocation and a managing director in the Newport Beach office, a portfolio manager, and head of the real return and multi-asset portfolio management teams. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2001, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he built models to explain the difference between matter and anti-matter. In 2012 he co-authored “Intelligent Commodity Indexing,” published by McGraw-Hill. He has 12 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Chicago.

Nicholas J. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is an executive vice president in the Newport Beach office and a portfolio manager focusing on commodities and multi-asset portfolios. He joined PIMCO in 2004 and managed the portfolio analyst group prior to joining the portfolio management team in 2007. He specializes in structural risk premiums as well as overall portfolio construction. In 2012 he co-authored “Intelligent Commodity Indexing,” published by McGraw-Hill. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2004, he worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, developing Mars missions and new methods of autonomous navigation. He has 10 years of investment experience and holds a master’s degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State 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.

Nicholas J. Johnson began managing the fund on 2 January 2015.

A word about risk:
The Fund invests in other funds and performance is subject to underlying investment weightings which will vary. The cost of investing in the Fund will generally be higher than the cost of investing in a fund that invests directly in individual stocks and bonds. 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. Inflation-linked bonds (ILBs) issued by a government are fixed-income securities whose principal value is periodically adjusted according to the rate of inflation; ILBs decline in value when real interest rates rise. The Fund may seek exposure to commodities through commodity-linked derivatives through the PIMCO Cayman Commodity Fund VII Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fund organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands (the "Subsidiary"). The Subsidiary is advised by PIMCO and may invest without limitation in commodity-linked swap agreements and other commodity-linked derivative instruments. Commodities contain heightened risk including market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. REITs are subject to risk, such as poor performance by the manager, adverse changes to tax laws or failure to qualify for tax-free pass-through of income. Tail risk hedging may involve entering into financial derivatives that are expected to increase in value during the occurrence of tail events. Investing in a tail event instrument could lose all or a portion of its value even in a period of severe market stress. A tail event is unpredictable; therefore, investments in instruments tied to the occurrence of a tail event are speculative. Derivatives and commodity-linked 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. Commodity-linked derivative instruments may involve additional costs and risks such as changes in commodity index volatility or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may invest its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.

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