Pimco Total Return ETF officially goes live

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Fixed Income

After much anticipation, global investment management giant Pimco has officially launched the Pimco Total Return ETF (TRXT), providing investors and advisers with a new way to access the firm’s flagship Total Return strategy managed by founder Bill Gross.

Pimco Total Return ETF goes live

Pimco Total Return ETF goes live

“For 40 years, Pimco has created investment strategies designed to help our clients reach their goals, delivered in the vehicle that they determine is best for them,” said Gross.

“The Total Return ETF harnesses Pimco’s time-tested investment process and our skills as an active manager, and we believe it signals an important new phase in the development of the ETF marketplace.”

TRXT is designed to be a diversified portfolio of high quality bonds that is actively managed with the aim of maximising return and managing risk.

TRXT adds to Pimco’s expanding platform of active and index ETFs that are designed to meet a broad range of investor needs.

These solutions include the Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (MINT), which is currently the world’s largest actively managed ETF by assets under management; several actively managed municipal bond strategies and more than a dozen “smart-passive” index ETFs, including the recently-launched Australia, Germany and Canada Bond Index Funds.

Smart-passive ETFs incorporate credit analysis to screen out securities that are illiquid or don’t pass other key risk metrics.

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