PIMCO Balanced Income Fund A (PBIAX)

Objective
Seeks to maximize current income while providing long-term capital appreciation
Primary Portfolio
Dividend-paying equities; select fixed income securities
At a Glance
SymbolPBIAX
CUSIP Number 72201T516
Total Fund Assets (in millions) $12.4
Share Class Inception Date 3/31/2014
Dividend Frequency Accrues Daily; Distributes Quarterly
Maximum Sales Charge 5.50%
Net Operating Expenses 1.15 %

Daily Price

NAV Day Return
$10.19 $0.000.00%
YTD Return
2.20%
As of 03/05/15

Historical Prices

03/02/15

$10.24

03/03/15

$10.20

03/04/15

$10.19

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.
Breakpoints
Sales Range (USD)Fee %
Under $50,000 5.50%
$50,000 but under $100,000 4.50%
$100,000 but under $250,000 3.50%
$250,000 but under $500,000 2.50%
$500,000 but under $1 million 2.00%
$1 million+ 0.00%*
Fund Overview
A balanced approach to income investing

PIMCO Balanced Income Fund aims to provide attractive current income as well as capital appreciation over the long term by combining the higher capital appreciation and dividend-paying potential of equities with the lower volatility and attractive income potential of fixed income.


Why Invest in This Fund
Benefits of a balanced approach

PIMCO’s balanced equity and fixed income strategy strives to provide the attractive return potential of equities with the income and capital preservation potential of fixed income, making it beneficial for investors as a part of a diversified portfolio.


Global and flexible

In an effort to capitalize on changing market conditions, the fund’s investment strategy is global which provides the portfolio management team with considerable flexibility to invest in the best income-generating opportunities across the capital structure, diversified by geography and sector.


Driven by research

PIMCO’s rigorously developed macro outlook combined with robust bottom-up analysis, is used to uncover attractively valued opportunities. For equities, the managers seek companies that currently pay dividends and have the potential for earnings and dividend growth over time. For fixed income, the managers take a broad-based approach, targeting multiple sources of potential income from an expansive opportunity set.


Industry-leading portfolio management

The fund’s equity component is managed by seasoned investors Brad Kinkelaar and Matt Burdett while the fixed income component is managed by Dan Ivascyn and Alfred Murata named 2013 Morningstar Fixed-Income Managers of the Year. Together, the team has more than 60 years of investment experience.

Managers

Brad Kinkelaar

Mr. Kinkelaar is an executive vice president and global equity portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office. He is also head of the PIMCO Dividend Team and a rotating member of PIMCO’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was managing director and global equity portfolio manager at Thornburg Investment Management. As one of the first three investment professionals on Thornburg’s equity team, Mr. Kinkelaar helped build the business from its infancy during more than nine years with the company. He was a co-portfolio manager of the Thornburg Investment Income Builder Fund from its inception in December 2002 until January 2009, as well as associate portfolio manager of the Thornburg International Value Fund and Thornburg Value Fund from 1999 until December 2002. Mr. Kinkelaar began his investment career in the equity investment management department for State Farm Insurance Companies. He has 17 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University.

Matthew Burdett

Mr. Burdett is a senior vice president and equity analyst in the Newport Beach office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was with Thornburg Investment Management as a global equity analyst dedicated to dividend income strategies. Previously, Mr. Burdett was director of healthcare investment banking at Oppenheimer. Earlier in his career, he conducted pharmaceutical research at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals. He has nine years of investment and financial services experience and holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dan J. Ivascyn

Mr. Ivascyn is Group Chief Investment Officer, and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. He is the head of the mortgage credit portfolio management team and a lead portfolio manager for PIMCO's credit hedge fund and mortgage opportunistic strategies. Mr. Ivascyn is a member of PIMCO's Executive Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2013. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1998, he worked at Bear Stearns in the asset-backed securities group, as well as T. Rowe Price and Fidelity Investments. He has 23 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics from Occidental College.

Alfred T. Murata

Mr. Murata is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office on the mortgage credit team. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2013. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2001, he researched and implemented exotic equity and interest rate derivatives at Nikko Financial Technologies. He has 14 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems and operations research from Stanford University. He also earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and is a member of the State Bar of California.

*A CDSC may apply for shares redeemed within 18 months of purchase.
 
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.

Matthew Burdett began managing the fund on 31 October 2014.

A word about risk:
Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. 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. 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. Investing in securities of smaller companies tends to be more volatile and less liquid than securities of larger companies. 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

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