GIS Total Return Bond Fund

ISIN: IE00B11XZ988

Updated 15 March 2018


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    6,233 MM
    (as of 28/02/2018)
    6,233 MM
    (as of 28/02/2018)
    Fixed Income
    Fixed Income


The investment objective of the Total Return Bond Fund is to seek to maximise total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management.


Fund Description

The Total Return Bond Fund is a diverse portfolio of intermediate-term, investment grade securities, actively managed to maximise total return while minimising risk relative to the benchmark. The Fund invests primarily in US government, mortgage and corporate bonds, but may have tactical allocations to municipal, high yield and non-US markets.

Investor Benefits

This Fund is an actively managed portfolio of core bonds that employs prudent risk management and seeks enhanced returns in all market conditions.

The Fund Advantage

The Fund takes a long-term view and uses multiple concurrent strategies to provide potential for consistent outperformance with minimal risk.


Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index


Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.






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Scott A. Mather

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Mark R. Kiesel

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Mihir P. Worah

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Estimated Gross Yield to Maturity1 as of 28/02/2018 4.73%
Current Yield2 as of 28/02/2018 2.59%
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures


1PIMCO calculates a Fund's Estimated Yield to Maturity by averaging the yield to maturity of each security held in the Fund on a market weighted basis. PIMCO pulls each security's yield to maturity from PIMCO's Portfolio Analytics database. When not available in the PIMCO's Portfolio Analytics database, PIMCO pulls the security's yield to maturity from Bloomberg. When not available in either database, PIMCO will assign a yield to maturity for that security from a PIMCO matrix based on prior data.
2The estimate of current yield is based on PIMCO's best judgment for the securities in the portfolio on the date shown. PIMCO makes no representation on the accuracy or the methodology used.
Unless stated, the Fund does not have an unsubsidized yield.

Fees & Expenses

Unified Fee 1.40%

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 15/03/2018

NAV (USD) 25.91 One Day Return -0.08%
Daily Change (USD) -0.02 Daily YTD Return -1.74%
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Performance quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Current performance may be lower or higher than average annual returns shown.

Calendar Year Returns %

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Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar Ratings

Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures


Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees and reflect changes in share price and reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions on the payable date. All periods longer than one year are annualized.
Daily YTD return is from the most recent calendar year end.
Growth of $10,000 is calculated at NAV and assumes that all dividend and capital gain distributions were reinvested. It does not take into account sales charges or the effect of taxes. Results are not indicative of future performance.
A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. © 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results.
Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Morningstar, Inc.® 2017. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front- or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 0.03
1-3 yrs 11.89
3-5 yrs 49.48
5-10 yrs 38.86
10-20 yrs -2.55
20+ yrs 2.29
Effective Maturity (yrs) 5.56

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation 2.52
Sharpe Ratio3 0.14
Information Ratio4 -0.25
Tracking Error5 1.39

Top 10 Country by Currency of Settlement (DWE%)

United States 131.63
European Union 9.17
Germany 8.52
Peru 1.96
Brazil 0.84
Italy -1.99
Canada -2.25
United Kingdom -11.34
France -15.52
Japan -20.96

Duration %

0-1 yrs 2.00
1-3 yrs 10.27
3-5 yrs 51.26
5-7 yrs 48.78
7-8 yrs -19.22
8-10 yrs -7.83
10+ yrs 14.75
Effective Duration (yrs) 4.68

Sector Allocation
Market Value %

US Government Related6 51.66
Mortgage 49.39
Invest. Grade Credit 19.86
High Yield Credit 1.14
Non-USD Developed -15.14
Emerging Markets7 5.78
Municipal/Other8 5.87
Net Other Short Duration Instruments9 -18.55

Top 10 Country by Currency of Settlement (FX%)

Russia 2.68
Peru 0.93
Argentina 0.74
Sweden 0.62
Mexico 0.44
Australia 0.31
Brazil 0.27
Taiwan -0.58
United Kingdom -0.92
Japan -1.45
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures


3The Sharpe Ratio measures the risk-adjusted performance. The risk-free rate is subtracted from the rate of return for a portfolio and the result is divided by the standard deviation of the portfolio returns.
4The information ratio is defined as the portfolio's excess return per unit of risk, or tracking error. For example, an information ratio of 1 means that a portfolio manager generates 100 basis points, or one percent of excess return for every 100 basis points of risk taken.
5Tracking error, a measure of risk, is defined as the standard deviation of the portfolio's excess return vs. the benchmark expressed in percent.
6May include nominal and inflation-protected Treasuries, Treasury futures and options, agencies, FDIC-guaranteed and government-guaranteed corporate securities, and interest rate swaps.
7Short duration emerging markets instruments includes an emerging market security or other instrument economically tied to an emerging market country by country of risk with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or if unrated, determined to be similar quality by PIMCO. Emerging Markets includes the value of short duration emerging markets instruments previously reported in another category.
8May include municipals, convertibles, preferreds, and yankee bonds.
9Net 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.
Portfolio information in the charts is based on the fund's net assets. These percentages may differ from those used for the fund's compliance calculations, including the fund's prospectus, regulatory, and other investment limitations and policies, which may be based on total assets of the fund or other measurements, may include or exclude various categories of investments from those covered in the portfolio allocation categories shown in this report, and may be based on different classifications and measurements of the fund’s investments and other criteria.
References to specific sectors, securities or issuers are for illustrative purposes only. All holdings are subject to change daily. All share classes have the same portfolio but different expenses.


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