GIS European High Yield Bond Fund

ISIN: IE000F0JHVG1

Updated 08 December 2023

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  • DAILY NAV (EUR)
    11.03
  • DAILY YTD RETURN
    10.30%
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (EUR)
    348 MM
    (as of 30/11/2023)
  • TOTAL NET ASSETS (EUR)
    348 MM
    (as of 30/11/2023)
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • CLASS INCEPTION DATE
    22/12/2022
  • CLASS
    Fixed Income
  • CLASS INCEPTION DATE
    22/12/2022

Objective

The investment objective of the Fund is to seek maximum total return consistent with prudent investment management.

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Overview

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the Prospectus of the PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series Plc and to the UK KIID before making any final investment decisions.

Fund Description

The European High Yield Bond Fund seeks to maximize total return and limit risk with an emphasis on upper tier European high yield bonds. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in a diversified portfolio of European high yield bonds, including both high yield issuance in European currencies as well as by European domiciled issuers, with a maximum of 20% of its assets in securities rated lower than B.

Fund Specific Risks

Credit and Default Risk

A decline in the financial health of an issuer of a fixed income security can lead to an inability or unwillingness to repay a loan or meet a contractual obligation. This could cause the value of its bonds to fall or become worthless. Funds with high exposures to non-investment grade securities have a higher exposure to this risk.

Currency Risk

Changes in exchange rates may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase.

Derivatives and Counterparty Risk

The use of certain derivatives could result in the fund having a greater or more volatile exposure to the underlying assets and an increased exposure to counterparty risk. This may expose the fund to larger gains or losses associated with market movements or in relation to a trade counterparty being unable to meet its obligations.

Emerging Markets Risk

Emerging markets, and especially frontier markets, generally carry greater political, legal, counterparty and operational risk. Investments in these markets may expose the fund to larger gains or losses.

Liquidity Risk

Difficult market conditions could result in certain securities becoming hard to sell at a desired time and price.

Interest Rate Risk

Changes in interest rates will usually result in the values of bond and other debt instruments moving in the opposite direction (e.g. a rise in interest rates likely leads to fall in bond prices).

Investor Benefits

The Fund offers compelling diversification benefits and the opportunity to gain exposure to different sectors of the economy.

The Fund Advantage

The Fund employs PIMCO’s fundamental investment process, including top-down economic views, bottom-up security selection and extensive global resources.

BENCHMARK

ICE BofAML BB‑B European Currency High Yield Constrained Index

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

ICE BofAML BB-B European Currency High Yield Constrained Index is designed to track the performance of euro and British pound sterling-denominated below investment grade corporate debt publicly issued in the eurobond, sterling domestic or euro domestic markets. To be eligible for Index inclusion bonds must be rated below investment grade but at least B3 based on an average of Moody's, S&P, and Fitch. Individual issuer exposure within the Index is capped at 3%.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

22/12/2022

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ISIN

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VAG Compliance

Traspasable

No

disclosures

The fund is actively managed in reference to the above Benchmark as further outlined in the prospectus and key investor information document.

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE DISCLOSURE REGULATION (SFDR) CATEGORISATION - ARTICLE 8

 

SFDR Categorisation sets out how the fund is categorised for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on Sustainability-related Disclosures in the Financial Services Sector.  Article 8 funds promote environmental and/or social characteristics with further details set out in the Prospectus and relevant Fund Supplement.

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Managers

Charles Watford

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Bruce Nicholson

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David Forgash

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Fees & Expenses

Unified Fee 1.45%

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 0.04
1-3 yrs 33.01
3-5 yrs 37.36
5-10 yrs 28.06
10-20 yrs 1.17
20+ yrs 0.36
Effective Maturity (yrs) 4.31

Sector Allocation
Market Value %

North America -1.15
EMU 102.18
UK 10.53
Europe Non-EMU 0.51
Japan 0.00
Asia Pac ex-Japan 0.00
EM 0.41
Other 0.00
Net Other Short Duration Instruments1 -12.47

Top 10 Country Exposure (MV%)

Germany 36.46
France 12.84
United Kingdom 12.82
Italy 9.61
United States 6.10
Ireland 5.64
Spain 4.97
Luxembourg 3.50
Netherlands 3.24
Sweden 3.08

Duration %

0-1 yrs 2.16
1-3 yrs 34.45
3-5 yrs 53.45
5-7 yrs 9.36
7-8 yrs -1.67
8-10 yrs 0.00
10+ yrs 2.25
Effective Duration (yrs) 3.01

Top Industry Sectors
Market Value %

Banks 8.40
Automotive 5.69
Pharmaceuticals 5.23
Wirelines 5.15
Media Cable 4.82
Chemicals 3.73
Wireless 3.72
Electric Utility 3.23
Industrial Other 3.20
Financial Other 3.20

disclosures

1Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except instruments tied to emerging markets by country of risk) with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality, commingled liquidity funds, uninvested cash, interest receivables, net unsettled trades, broker money, short duration derivatives (for example Eurodollar futures) and derivatives offsets. With respect to certain categories of short duration securities, the Adviser reserves the discretion to require a minimum credit rating higher than investment grade for inclusion in this category. Derivatives Offsets includes offsets associated with investments in futures, swaps and other derivatives. Such offsets may be taken at the notional value of the derivative position which in certain instances may exceed the actual amount owed on such positions.

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Disclosures

A Prospectus is available for PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series plc (the Company) and Key Investor Information Documents (UCITS KIID) are available for each share class of each the sub-funds of the Company.

 

The Company’s Prospectus can be obtained from www.fundinfo.com and is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

 

The UCITS KIID can be obtained from www.fundinfo.com  and are available in one of the official languages of each of the EU Member States into which each sub-fund has been notified for marketing under the Directive 2009/65/EC (the UCITS Directive).

 

In addition, a summary of investor rights is available hereThe summary is available in English.

 

The sub-funds of the Company are currently notified for marketing into a number of EU Member States under the UCITS Directive. PIMCO Global Advisors (Ireland) Limited can terminate such notifications for any share class and/or sub-fund of the Company at any time using the process contained in Article 93a of the UCITS Directive.

A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. Past performance is not an indicator of future results.

Distributed by PIMCO Europe Ltd, 11 Baker Street, London, W1U 3AH, England.

Unless otherwise stated in the prospectus or in the relevant key investor information document, the Fund referenced in this material is not managed against a particular benchmark or index, and any reference to a particular benchmark or index in this material is made solely for risk or performance comparison purposes. This material may contain additional information, not explicit in the prospectus, on how the Fund or strategy is currently managed. Such information is current as at the date of the presentation and may be subject to change without notice.

 

Except for performance, statistics and breakdowns shown are for the fund and are not specific to the share class.

 

RISK 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. Commodities contain heightened risk, including market, political, regulatory and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors. Currency rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time and may reduce the returns of a portfolio. 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. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic and industry conditions. 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. Sovereign securities are generally backed by the issuing government. Obligations of U.S. government agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees, but are generally not backed by the full faith of the U.S. government. Portfolios that invest in such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value. 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. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and while generally supported by a government, government-agency or private guarantor, there is no assurance that the guarantor will meet its obligations. Income from municipal bonds may be subject to state and local taxes and at times the alternative minimum tax. Swaps are a type of derivative; swaps are increasingly subject to central clearing and exchange-trading. Swaps that are not centrally cleared and exchange-traded may be less liquid than exchange-traded instruments. 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. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are ILBs issued by the U.S. government. Certain U.S. government securities are backed by the full faith of the government. Obligations of U.S. government agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees but are generally not backed by the full faith of the U.S. government. Portfolios that invest in such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value.

The above narration contains the current opinions of the manager and such opinions are subject to change without notice. The above narration has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. No part of this presentation may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission.

GIS FUNDS

PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series plc is an umbrella type open-ended investment company with variable capital and is incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Ireland with registered number 276928. The information is not for use within any country or with respect to any person(s) where such use could constitute a violation of the applicable law. The information contained in this communication is intended to supplement information contained in the prospectus for this Fund and must be read in conjunction therewith. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of these Funds carefully before investing. This and other information is contained in the Fund's prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results and no guarantee is being made that similar returns will be achieved in the future. Returns are net of fees and other expenses and include reinvestment of dividends. The performance data represents past performance and investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that the PIMCO GIS Funds shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Potential differences in performance figures are due to rounding. The Fund may invest in non-U.S. or non-Eurozone securities which involves potentially higher risks including non-U.S. or non-Euro currency fluctuations and political or economic uncertainty. For informational purposes only. Please note that not all Funds are registered for sale in every jurisdiction. Please contact PIMCO for more information. For additional information and/or a copy of the Fund's prospectus, please contact the Administrator: State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, Telephone +353-1-776-0142, Fax +353-1-562-5517. © 2022.

The information provided on this website does not constitute an offer of the sub-funds of PIMCO GIS in Switzerland pursuant to the Swiss Financial Services Act ("FinSA") and its implementing ordinance ("FinSO"), but the information on this website may be construed as an advertisement for the sub-funds of the Company pursuant to the FinSA and the FinSO. The representative and paying agent for the sub-funds of the Company in Switzerland is BNP Paribas, Paris, Zurich Branch, Selnaustrasse 16, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland. The prospectus, articles of incorporation, Key Investor Information Documents and annual and semi-annual reports of PIMCO GIS may be obtained free of charge from the representative in Switzerland. PIMCO GIS is a collective investment scheme domiciled in Ireland.

Benchmark

Unless referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document, a benchmark or index in this material is not used in the active management of the Fund, in particular for performance comparison purposes.

Where referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document a benchmark may be used as part of the active management of the Fund including, but not limited to, for duration measurement, as a benchmark which the Fund seeks to outperform, performance comparison purposes and/or relative VaR measurement. Any reference to an index or benchmark in this material, and which is not referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document, is purely for illustrative or informational purposes (such as to provide general financial information or market context) and is not for performance comparison purposes. Please contact your PIMCO representative for further details.”

Correlation

As outlined under “Benchmark”, where referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document, a benchmark may be used as part of the active management of the Fund. In such instances, certain of the Fund’s securities may be components of and may have similar weightings to the benchmark and the Fund may from time to time show a high degree of correlation with the performance of any such benchmark. However the benchmark is not used to define the portfolio composition of the Fund and the Fund may be wholly invested in securities which are not constituents of the benchmark.

Investors should note that a Fund may from time to time show a high degree of correlation with the performance of one or more financial indices not referenced in the prospectus and relevant key investor information document. Such correlation may be coincidental or may arise because any such financial index may be representative of the asset class, market sector or geographic location in which the Fund is invested or uses a similar investment methodology to that used in managing the Fund.

PIMCO Europe Ltd (Company No. 2604517, 11 Baker Street, London W1U 3AH, United Kingdom) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (12 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN) in the UK. The services provided by PIMCO Europe Ltd are not available to retail investors, who should not rely on this communication but contact their financial adviser. PIMCO Europe GmbH (Company No. 192083, Seidlstr. 24-24a, 80335 Munich, Germany), PIMCO Europe GmbH Italian Branch (Company No. 10005170963, Via Turati nn. 25/27 (angolo via Cavalieri n. 4), 20121 Milano, Italy), PIMCO Europe GmbH Irish Branch  (Company No. 909462, 57B Harcourt Street Dublin D02 F721, Ireland), PIMCO Europe GmbH UK Branch (Company No. 2604517, 11 Baker Street, London W1U 3AH, UK), PIMCO Europe GmbH Spanish Branch (N.I.F. W2765338E, Paseo de la Castellana 43, Oficina 05-111, 28046 Madrid, Spain) and PIMCO Europe GmbH French Branch (Company No. 918745621 R.C.S. Paris, 50–52 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France) are authorised and regulated by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) (Marie- Curie-Str. 24-28, 60439 Frankfurt am Main) in Germany in accordance with Section 15 of the German Securities Institutions Act (WpIG). The Italian Branch, Irish Branch, UK Branch, Spanish Branch and French Branch are additionally supervised by: (1) Italian Branch: the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) (Giovanni Battista Martini, 3 - 00198 Rome) in accordance with Article 27 of the Italian Consolidated Financial Act; (2) Irish Branch: the Central Bank of Ireland (New Wapping Street, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 D01 F7X3) in accordance with Regulation 43 of the European Union (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017, as amended; (3) UK Branch: the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (12 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN); (4) Spanish Branch: the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) (Edison, 4, 28006 Madrid) in accordance with obligations stipulated in articles 168 and  203  to 224, as well as obligations contained in Tile V, Section I of the Law on the Securities Market (LSM) and in articles 111, 114 and 117 of Royal Decree 217/2008, respectively and (5) French Branch: ACPR/Banque de France (4 Place de Budapest, CS 92459, 75436 Paris Cedex 09) in accordance with Art. 35 of Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments and under the surveillance of ACPR and AMF. The services provided by PIMCO Europe GmbH are available only to professional clients as defined in Section 67 para. 2 German Securities Trading Act (WpHG). They are not available to individual investors, who should not rely on this communication. PIMCO (Schweiz) GmbH (registered in Switzerland, Company No. CH-020.4.038.582-2, Brandschenkestrasse 41 Zurich 8002, Switzerland). The services provided by PIMCO (Schweiz) GmbH are not available to retail investors, who should not rely on this communication but contact their financial adviser. © 2023, PIMCO.