PIMCO Wholesale Plus Global Bond Fund

About this Fund

Fund Detail

PDS https://informedinvestor.com.au/view/pds/101181-2022-11-26-02:40.pdf
ASX Code
INVESTMENT STYLE The Fund invests in an actively managed portfolio of government, corporate, mortgage and other global fixed interest securities.
INVESTMENT PROFILE The Fund seeks to achieve maximum total return, and to seek to preserve capital through prudent investment management.
BENCHMARK Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index Hedged in Australian dollars
FUND SIZE Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index Hedged in Australian dollars
FEES 0.40% p.a.



Benefits of investing in the PIMCO Wholesale Plus Global Bond Fund

Some of the benefits that may arise from an investment in the Fund include the following:

  • Expertise: Access to the Manager's expertise, one of the largest fixed interest managers in the world with seasoned investment professionals offering insight into their respective specialities globally. With dedicated sector and regional investment specialists in multiple offices around the world, the Manager's depth and reach allows access to all major global fixed interest markets.
  • Diversification: Well diversified exposure to global fixed interest securities that lowers risks while providing opportunities for enhanced returns.
  • Potential regular distributions: The Fund (through the Underlying Fund) seeks to provide a regular income stream by way of quarterly distributions (the responsible entity of the Underlying Fund may change the distribution frequency without notice).

Risk level

Medium to High




Key Features

About the Fund

The Fund will invest into the Institutional Class units in the PIMCO Global Bond Fund APIR ETL0112AU (Underlying Fund), which is an actively managed portfolio of government, corporate, mortgage and other global fixed interest securities.


How we invest your money

The Underlying Fund invests in government, corporate, mortgage and other fixed interest securities. While the Underlying Fund invests predominately in investment grade* securities, it may also invest in non-investment grade fixed interest securities and emerging market debt. The Underlying Fund may also hold cash and derivatives.

In pursuing the investment objective the Manager applies a wide range of diverse strategies including duration** analysis, credit analysis, relative value analysis***, sector allocation and rotation**** and individual security selection. The Manager's investment strategy emphasises active decision making with a long-term focus and seeks to avoid extreme swings in duration or maturity with a view to creating a steady stream of returns.

The Manager has adopted the following guidelines in managing the Underlying Fund:

  • Duration - The average portfolio duration of the Underlying Fund will vary based on the Manager's forecast of interest rates, and under normal conditions the Manager expects it to range between plus/minus three years versus the benchmark.
  • Credit quality - The Underlying Fund will invest predominantly in investment grade securities but may in addition invest in below investment grade securities.
  • Currency hedging - The Manager will normally seek to hedge the Underlying Fund's foreign currency exposure between 90% to 110% to Australian dollars.

Percentage limitations will apply at the time of investment. The Underlying Fund is not required to sell any securities in the event that such limitations are subsequently exceeded, whether as a result of market movement or otherwise. The Underlying Fund is not required to sell a security in the event such security is downgraded below the Underlying Fund's minimum investment quality, provided that such security met the Underlying Fund's minimum quality standard at the time of purchase.

The Manager has full discretion in relation to the asset allocation ranges.

*A credit rating of investment grade' indicates that the securities have a lower probability of default on interest and capital repayments, compared to non-investment grade securities.

**Duration' is the measure of the sensitivity of fixed interest investments to changing interest rates, and is measured in terms of years (the larger the number of years in duration, the higher the price sensitivity to changes in interest rates). Duration takes into account the redemption date, the dates when interest is paid, and the amount of that interest.

***Relative value analysis' is an assessment of the intrinsic value of a company, government or financial institution relative to other companies, governments or financial institutions.

****There are several sectors to global bond markets, including government bonds, corporate bonds, high yield securities, mortgages, and inflation-linked bonds and emerging market debt. Sector rotation' refers to the Manager actively allocating' the risk between the different sectors of the bond market.