PIMCO VIT Low Duration

  • Trading Symbol: FPMBC

Morningstar® Snapshot*

Returns 5 out of 5, High Returns
Risk of this Category Category Risk Rating:2, where 1 is Lower and 10 is Higher

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AS OF 4/30/2016
Average Annual Returns
YTD (Daily)* 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr Life
FPMBC +0.65% +0.02% +0.04% +1.08% +2.05%
*AS OF 5/3/2016; Value is cumulative

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

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Shows growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment in PIMCO VIT Low Duration fund over the selected time period

The chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the fund ten years ago or on commencement of operations (whichever is later). Figures include reinvestment of capital gains and dividends, and reflect the effects of the annual annuity charge and the underlying fund's expenses. Figures do not reflect the effects of any applicable redemption fees, maintenance charges, or surrender fees, which would lower these figures. This chart is not intended to imply any future performance of the fund.

The performance data featured represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and the principal value of a variable annuity will fluctuate; therefore, you may have a gain or loss when money is withdrawn or received. Fund performance fluctuates and currently may be significantly higher or lower than stated.

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
This Fund -- -- -- -- 5.03% 0.86% 5.59% -0.38% 0.60% 0.06% 0.64%
Benchmark 3.96% 7.32% 6.61% 0.78% 2.35% 1.55% 0.43% 0.36% 0.62% 0.54% 0.94%
+/- Benchmark -- -- -- -- 2.68% -0.69% 5.16% -0.74% -0.02% -0.48% -0.30%

Fund Manager(s)

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Jerome M. Schneider since 9/26/2014 Scott A. Mather since 9/26/2014

Fund Overview


The investment seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management.


The Portfolio invests at least 65% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards or derivatives such as options, futures contracts, or swap agreements. It invests primarily in investment grade debt securities, but may invest up to 10% of its total assets in high yield securities ("junk bonds") rated B or higher. The Portfolio may invest up to 10% of its total assets in securities and instruments that are economically tied to emerging market countries.


In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible. Additional risk information for this product may be found in the prospectus or other product materials, if available.


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Morningstar Category
Short-Term Bond
Subaccount Inception
Unit Value
Turnover Rate
Net Assets ($M)
12 Month Low-High
$11.33 - $11.49

Top 10 Holdings

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AS OF 12/31/2015
Top 10 Holdings
Fin Fut Uk 90day Ice (Red) 06/21/17 17.88%
Irs Usd 2.00000 12/16/15-5y Lch 11.84%
US Treasury TIP 8.66%
Fin Fut Us 5yr Cbt 03/31/16 6.84%
US Treasury Note 5.85%
Fin Fut Us 2yr Cbt 03/31/16 5.71%
Irs Usd 2.00000 12/16/15-5y Cme 5.31%
FNMA 4.5% TBA 4.10%
FNMA 4% TBA 01/13/2046 3.81%
FNMA 4% TBA 02/11/2046 3.22%
% of Total Portfolio 73.23%
Total # of holdings: 705 as of 12/31/2015

Quarter-End Average Annual Total Returns

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AS OF 3/31/2016; *SUBACCOUNT INCEPTION 9/30/2009 Glossary definition opens in new window.

0.65% AS OF 4/30/2015
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Life*
PIMCO VIT Low Duration -0.36% 0.12% 1.21% -- 2.03%
BofA ML 1-3 Yr US Treas 0.92% 0.77% 0.87% 2.48% --
Short-Term Bond -1.07% -0.85% 0.02% 1.34% --

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