Pimco Files For Five Active ETFs

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July 22, 2009 11:25am ETF BASIC NEWS

comingsooonPacific Investment Management Co. plans to open its first actively run exchange-traded funds and filed for the following active ETFs this morning with the SEC. Pimco, just last month started its first ETF, tracking an index of short-term U.S. Treasuries and plans to open six other passive


 funds. This filing offers us the first glimpse into their quest for actively managed funds.

Category   Fund   Main Investments   Duration   Credit Quality(1)   

Non-U.S. Dollar

Denominated

Securities

Short Duration   Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund   Short maturity Fixed Income Instruments   0-1 year   Baa to Aaa    0%(2)
    Government Limited Maturity Strategy Fund   Short maturity government securities   0-1 year   Aa to Aaa    0%
    Prime Limited Maturity Strategy Fund   Short maturity fixed income securities   0-90 days   A to Aaa    0%
Tax-Exempt   Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy Fund   Short maturity municipal securities (exempt from federal income tax)   0-3 years   Baa to Aaa    0%
    Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund   Intermediate maturity municipal securities (exempt from federal income tax)   3 to 8 years   Baa to Aaa    0%

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal circumstances at least 65% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards or derivatives such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements. The average portfolio duration of this Fund will vary based on PIMCO’s forecast for interest rates and will normally not exceed one year. The dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of the Fund is normally not expected to exceed three years. The Fund primarily invests in U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities, rated Baa or higher by Moody’s, or equivalently rated by S&P or Fitch, or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. The Fund may invest, without limitation, in U.S. dollar-denominated securities and instruments of foreign issuers. The Fund may invest up to 5% of its total assets in U.S. dollar-denominated securities and instruments that are economically tied to emerging market countries.

PIMCO Government Limited Maturity Strategy Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities that are issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, its agencies or government-sponsored enterprises (“U.S. Government Securities”). Assets not invested in U.S. Government Securities may be invested in other types of Fixed Income Instruments. The Fund’s investments in Fixed Income Instruments are limited to those of investment grade U.S. dollar-denominated securities of U.S. issuers that are rated Aa or higher by Moody’s, or equivalently rated by S&P or Fitch, or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. The average portfolio duration of this Fund will vary based on PIMCO’s forecast for interest rates and will normally not exceed one year. The Fund may only invest in securities that mature within two years from the date of purchase.

PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of debt securities whose interest is, in the opinion of bond counsel for the issuer at the time of issuance, exempt from federal income tax (“Municipal Bonds”). Municipal Bonds generally are issued by or on behalf of states and local governments and their agencies, authorities and other instrumentalities. The Fund does not intend to invest in securities whose interest is subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. The Fund may only invest in U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities. The Fund may invest 25% or more of its total assets in Municipal Bonds that finance similar projects, such as those relating to education, health care, housing, transportation, and utilities, and 25% or more of its total assets in industrial development bonds. The average portfolio duration of this Fund normally varies from three to eight years, based on PIMCO’s forecast for interest rates. The portfolio manager focuses on bonds with the potential to offer attractive current income, typically looking for bonds that can provide consistently attractive current yields or that are trading at competitive market prices. 

PIMCO Prime Limited Maturity Strategy Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal circumstances at least 65% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities of varying maturities. The Fund may only invest in U.S. dollar-denominated securities that mature within 397 days from the date of purchase or floating rate U.S. government agency securities that mature within two years from the date of purchase. The average portfolio duration of this Fund will vary based on PIMCO’s forecast for interest rates and will normally not exceed 90 days. The Fund primarily invests in U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities, rated A or higher by Moody’s, or equivalently rated by S&P or Fitch, or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality.

PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of debt securities whose interest is, in the opinion of bond counsel for the issuer at the time of issuance, exempt from federal income tax (“Municipal Bonds”). Municipal Bonds generally are issued by or on behalf of states and local governments and their agencies, authorities and other instrumentalities. The Fund does not intend to invest in securities whose interest is subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. The Fund may only invest in U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities. The Fund may invest 25% or more of its total assets in Municipal Bonds that finance similar projects, such as those relating to education, health care, housing, transportation, and utilities, and 25% or more of its total assets in industrial development bonds. The average portfolio duration of this Fund varies based on PIMCO’s forecast for interest rates and under normal market conditions is not expected to exceed three years. The dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of the Fund is normally not expected to exceed three years. The portfolio manager focuses on bonds with the potential to offer attractive current income, typically looking for bonds that can provide consistently attractive current yields or that are trading at competitive market prices.

The full Prospectus can be found: HERE

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