PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Fund - Wholesale Class
About this Fund
|FUND MANAGER||PIMCO Australia|
|INVESTMENT STYLE||The Fund invests in futures contracts and other derivatives providing exposure to pricing trends in the global financial and commodity markets.|
|INVESTMENT PROFILE||The Fund seeks positive, risk-adjusted returns, consistent with prudent investment management.|
|CURRENCY MANAGEMENT||Active management|
|BENCHMARK||Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index|
|FUND SIZE||Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index|
|DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY||Yearly, with daily accrual|
|NO. OF HOLDINGS|
|FEES||1.50% p.a. of the NAV of the Fund referable to Wholesale Class units|
Benefits of investing in the PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Fund - Wholesale Class
Significant features and benefits of investing in the Fund are:
Diversification And Active Management
About the Fund
PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Fund is an alternative investment strategy that seeks to capture momentum across major asset classes including equities, interest rates, commodities and currencies. The strategy follows a disciplined trading approach informed by PIMCO's proprietary quantitative analytics and by PIMCO's market knowledge. Additionally, the strategy draws upon our global trading platform and active fixed-income management to add additional sources of value to our clients.
Why invest in this Fund
Adapting quickly to new trends
This helps to increase diversification benefits, because our shorter-term trend windows aim to quickly respond to changes in markets.
Getting the most out of the biggest trends
We scale up positions when trends are strong, and reduce them if trends are weak. This may increase performance when trends are strong, potentially leading to higher returns.
Actively managing collateral
A core PIMCO proficiency, actively managed collateral provides an additional source of potential alpha for investors. There are no hidden fees on collateral management.
Incorporating forward-looking macro insight into research
Insights from our time-tested macroeconomic investment process are incorporated into model design, acknowledging that the future may not look like the past.
How we invest your money
To achieve the Fund's investment objective, the Fund will pursue a quantitative trading strategy intended to capture the persistence of price trends (up and/or down) observed in global financial markets and commodities. The Fund's investment strategy represents a composite of financial and commodity futures designed to provide exposure to global financial market and commodity price trends. Within the strategy's allocations, contracts are positioned either long or short based on various characteristics related to their prices. When making allocation decisions for the strategy, the Investment Manager considers various qualitative and quantitative factors relating to the U.S. and non-U.S. economies, and securities and commodities markets. The Investment Manager uses these qualitative and quantitative factors to help determine the Fund's target asset allocation and to identify potentially attractive relative value and risk hedging strategies.
The Fund will invest under normal circumstances in derivative instruments (including futures, options on futures, options and swap agreements) linked to interest rates, currencies, mortgages, credit, commodities (including individual commodities and commodity indices), equity indices and volatility-related instruments. The Fund's investments in derivative instruments will generally be backed by a short to intermediate duration portfolio which may consist of cash equivalent securities and fixed income instruments.