PIMCO International StocksPLUS AR Strategy Fund (Unhedged) INSTL (PSKIX)

PIMCO
Objective
Seeks total return which exceeds that of the MSCI EAFE Index
Primary Portfolio
Non-U.S. equity derivatives backed by an actively managed portfolio of fixed income securities with an absolute return orientation
At a Glance
SymbolPSKIX
CUSIP Number 72201F573
Total Fund Assets (in millions) $1,164.6
Share Class Inception Date 11/30/2006
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Maximum Sales Charge -
Net Operating Expenses 0.64 %

Daily Price

NAV Day Return
$6.62 -$0.03 -0.45%
YTD Return
6.60%
As of 03/03/15

Historical Prices

02/26/15

$6.64

02/27/15

$6.67

03/02/15

$6.65

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
Aims to consistently outperform the MSCI EAFE Index

The fund looks to enhance the returns of the MSCI EAFE Index by investing in equity-linked instruments alongside an actively managed fixed income portfolio, generating both the return on the stocks plus the returns of the bond strategy.


Why Invest In This Fund
Enhanced equity fund

Traditional index funds aim to match the performance of a market index by investing in all, or a representative sample, of the stocks in the index. PIMCO International StocksPLUS® AR Strategy Fund goes further, combining passive exposure to the MSCI EAFE Index with active bond management in an effort to outperform the index.


Increased return potential

The fund invests a small portion of its assets in index-linked instruments, providing full exposure to the MSCI EAFE Index. The majority of the fund’s assets are then invested in a flexible, absolute return bond portfolio, aiming to add the returns of the bonds to the returns of the stocks across various market environments.


Award-winning performance

PIMCO has been recognized numerous times by Lipper as Large Company Equity Manager of the Year for the time tested and consistent outperformance of our StocksPLUS strategies.


Our Expertise

PIMCO, one of the largest investment managers in the world, pioneered theStocksPLUS strategy in 1986. StocksPLUS strategies capitalize on PIMCO’s core strengths of investment analysis and risk management by accessing PIMCO’s global resources. Today, we manage StocksPLUS portfolios across a range of objectives.

Managers

Mohsen Fahmi

Mr. Fahmi is a managing director and generalist portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on global fixed income assets. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he was with Moore Capital Management, most recently as a senior portfolio manager and previously as chief operating officer. In London earlier in his career, he was co-head of bond and currency proprietary trading at Tokai Bank Europe, head of leveraged investment at Salomon Brothers and executive director of proprietary trading at Goldman Sachs. Prior to this, he was a proprietary trader for J.P. Morgan in both New York and London, and he also spent seven years as an investment officer at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He has 30 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Stanford University. He received a master's degree in civil engineering from the Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree from Ain Shams University, Cairo.

Sudi N. Mariappa

Mr. Mariappa is a managing director and generalist portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office. He rejoined PIMCO in 2014 from GLG, a London-based hedge fund, where he was a managing director, developing and managing fixed income funds. Previously at PIMCO, Mr. Mariappa was a managing director and head of global portfolio management. He also served as a senior advisor to PIMCO’s portfolio management group from 2009-2011. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2000, he was a managing director for Merrill Lynch in Tokyo, overseeing Japanese government bond and swap derivative trading. He has 27 years of investment experience and holds an MBA, as well as a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, from Cornell 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.

Sudi Mariappa began managing the fund on 12 January 2015.

A word about risk: In managing the strategy’s investments in Fixed Income Instruments, PIMCO utilizes an absolute return approach; the absolute return approach does not apply to the equity index replicating component of the strategy. 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. 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. 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.

The Fund may invest in non-U.S. equities or non-U.S. equity derivatives that do not comprise the Index. Investing in non-U.S. securities entails additional risks, including political and economic risk and the risk of currency fluctuations; these risks may be enhanced in emerging markets. The Fund does not normally invest directly in stocks. However, when equity derivatives appear to be overvalued, the Fund may invest some or all of its assets in stocks. The Fund also may invest in exchange traded funds. The Fund’s equity exposure will not be hedged into U.S. dollars. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may concentrate its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.

The Fund may invest up to 10% of its total assets in high yield securities (“junk bonds”) rated B or higher by Moody’s or S&P, or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. High-yield bonds typically have a lower credit rating than other bonds. Lower rated bonds generally involve a greater risk to principal than higher rated bonds. The Fund may invest up to 10% of its total assets in Fixed Income Instruments of issuers based in countries with emerging market economies and may invest in emerging market equity securities up to the approximate weightings in the Fund’s index. With respect to the Fund’s fixed income investments, the Fund may invest up to 30% of its total assets in securities denominated in foreign currencies and may invest beyond this limit in U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers. With respect to the Fund’s fixed income investments, the Fund will normally limit its foreign currency exposure (from non-U.S. dollar-denominated securities or currencies) to 20% of its total assets.

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