PIMCO To Begin Trading The PIMCO Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Fund ETF Tuesday, May 01, 2012
PIMCO has announced that they will begin trading The PIMCO Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Fund (NYSEArca:ILB) Tuesday, May 01, 2012. The Fund seeks total return which exceeds that of its benchmark indexes, consistent with prudent investment management.
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Expense Reimbursement: 0.60%
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in inflation-linked bonds that are economically tied to at least three developed and emerging market countries (one of which may be the United States). Inflation-linked bonds are fixed income securities that are structured to provide protection against inflation. The value of the bond’s principal or the interest income paid on the bond is adjusted to track changes in an official inflation measure. The effective duration of this Fund normally varies within two years (plus or minus) of the effective duration of the PIMCO Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Index which as of September 30, 2011, as converted was 4.53 years. Duration is a measure used to determine the sensitivity of a security’s price to changes in interest rates. The longer a security’s duration, the more sensitive it will be to changes in interest rates. Effective duration takes into account that for certain bonds expected cash flows will fluctuate as interest rates change and is defined in nominal yield terms, which is market convention for most bond investors and managers. Because market convention for bonds is to use nominal yields to measure duration, duration for inflation-linked bonds, which are based on real yields, are converted to nominal durations through a conversion factor. The resulting nominal duration typically can range from 20% and 90% of the respective real duration. All security holdings will be measured in effective (nominal) duration terms. Similarly, the effective duration of the PIMCO Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Index will be calculated using the same conversion factors.
The Fund primarily invests in debt securities rated Baa or higher by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), or equivalently rated by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“S&P”) or Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”), or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. The Fund may obtain foreign currency exposure (from non-U.S. dollar denominated securities or currencies) without limitation. The Fund may invest, without limitation, in securities and instruments of foreign (non-U.S.) issuers, including securities and instruments economically tied to emerging market countries. The Fund may enter into foreign currency transactions (such as currency forwards). The Fund may purchase and sell securities on a when-issued, delayed delivery or forward commitment basis. The Fund may, without limitation, seek to obtain market exposure to the securities in which it primarily invests by entering into a series of purchase and sale contracts or by using other investment techniques (such as buy backs or dollar rolls). 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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