GIS Balanced Income and Growth Fund


Updated 21 May 2024

  • The Fund aims to achieve its investment objective by taking exposure to a wide range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, commodities and property.
  • The Fund’s asset allocation strategy may not achieve the desired results under all circumstances and market conditions. The investments of the Fund may be periodically rebalanced and therefore the Fund may incur greater transaction costs than a fund with static allocation strategy.
  • Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than fixed income securities.
  • Investments in fixed income instruments are subject to credit, interest rate, liquidity, credit rating and downgrade risks. The Fund is also subject to risks of investing in high yield, below investment grade and unrated securities.
  • It is subject to risks associated with global investment, emerging markets, valuation, sovereign debt, currency, RMB currency and conversion and repurchase / reverse repurchase transactions.
  • It may invest more than 10% of its net assets in securities issued or guaranteed by a single sovereign issuer with a credit rating below investment grade (e.g. South Africa and Turkey) which may be subject to increased credit risk and risk of default.
  • It may invest in financial derivative instruments which may involve additional risks (e.g. counterparty/credit, liquidity, valuation, volatility, over-the-counter transaction and leverage risks).
  • It may at its discretion pay dividends out of capital directly or effectively, which amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to the original investment. Any distributions involving the payment of dividends out of the Fund’s capital may result in an immediate reduction of the Fund’s net asset value per share.
  • Investments involve risks and your investment may suffer significant losses.
  • Investors should not rely solely on this material and should read the offering documents of the Fund for further details including the risk factors.


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    761 MM
    (as of 30/04/2024)
    761 MM
    (as of 30/04/2024)
    Multi Asset
    Multi Asset


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



Fund Description

The Fund will utilize a global multi-sector strategy that seeks to combine the Investment Advisor’s total return investment process and philosophy with income maximization. Portfolio construction is founded on the principle of diversification across a broad range of equity and global fixed income securities.

Investor Benefits

  • Innovative approach to the multi-asset income space, providing the potential for both income and growth
  • Access to PIMCO’s expertise in multi-asset investing across global fixed income, global equities, and additional macro-driven tactical strategies in a stable, yet flexible 60/40 construct

The Fund Advantage

The Fund leverages PIMCO’s industry-leading macroeconomic views, time-tested investment process, and robust quantitative capabilities. PBIG is thoughtfully-designed as a diversified and stable multi-asset strategy composed of global core equities, flexible income-oriented fixed income, and tactical flexibility intended to provide a ballast in clients’ portfolios across all market environments.


60% MSCI ACWI Index / 40% Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index


The MSCI ACWI Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. The Index consists of a group of country indices comprising developed and emerging market country indices. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index. Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond 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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VAG Compliance



INC share class aims to pay dividends at the frequency stated above. Dividend payout is not guaranteed.


Emmanuel S. Sharef

Portfolio Manager, Asset Allocation and Multi Real Asset

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Erin Browne

Portfolio Manager, Asset Allocation

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Daniel J. Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Estimated Gross Yield to Maturity1 as of 30/04/2024 3.55%
Current Yield2 as of 30/04/2024 1.70%


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. Yields reported gross of fees, the deduction of which will reduce the yield.
2Current yield is a security’s annual income (interest or dividends) divided by its current price. The 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. Yields reported gross of fees, the deduction of which will reduce the yield.

Fees & Expenses

Unified Fee3 1.60%


3Unified management fee is a single fixed Management Fee out of which the fees of the Investment Advisers, the Administrator and Custodian shall be paid, and certain other expenses including the fees of Paying Agents (and other local representatives) in jurisdictions where the Funds are registered.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Asset Allocation Market Value %

US Equities 40.96
Developed ex-US Equities 15.36
Emerging Markets Equities 8.62
US Fixed Income 37.31
Developed ex-US Fixed Income 24.43
Emerging Markets Fixed Income 3.83
Commodities 0.00
Net Other Short Duration Instruments4 -30.50

Top 10 Country by Currency of Settlement (Duration in Yrs)

United States 1.43
United Kingdom 0.08
Spain 0.04
Mexico 0.03
Australia 0.03
Brazil 0.02
South Africa 0.02
France 0.01
European Union -0.03
Japan -0.11


4Net 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.


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Source: PIMCO, index provider for benchmark data.

A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. Past performance is not an indicator of future results.

Investment involves risk including possible loss of the principal amount invested. PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series plc is an umbrella type open-ended investment company with variable capital and is incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Ireland with registered number 276928. PIMCO Funds: Global Investors Series plc has appointed PIMCO Asia Limited as the Hong Kong Representative. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds carefully before investing. This and other information are contained in the Fund’s Hong Kong Prospectus, which may be obtained from our website or by contacting the Hong Kong Representative or your fund distributor and/or financial advisor. Prospective investors should read the Fund’s Hong Kong Prospectus before deciding whether to subscribe for or purchase shares in any of the Funds. Investor may also wish to seek advice from a financial advisor before making a commitment to invest and in the event you choose not to seek advice, you should consider whether the investment is suitable for you. The Funds typically offer different share classes, which are subject to different fees and expenses (which may affect performance), have different minimum investment requirements and are entitled to different services. Unless otherwise stated in the prospectus, the Fund referenced in this website is not managed against a particular benchmark or index, and any reference to a particular benchmark or index in this website is made solely for risk or performance comparison purposes. Fund performance will be available after the Fund has attained a 6 month investment track record.