Tickers, CUSIPs Class A: MAFRX, 72388E407
Class C: MCFRX, 72388E506
Class Y: MYFRX, 72388E605
Goal To allocate opportunistically among a variety of floating rate fixed income sectors to provide diversification*, income and capital appreciation.
Approach To invest in a wide range of floating rate instruments, a focus on short durations of one year or less, and a
bias towards higher-quality securities
Inception Date April 29, 2011
Benchmark BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. Dollar 3-Month LIBOR Index¹
Charles Melchreit, CFA V.P. and Portfolio Manager Biography
Seth Roman, CFA V.P. and Portfolio Manager Biography
Jonathan Sharkey V.P. and Portfolio Manager Biography
Seeks a Measure of Protection from Rising Interest Rates and Inflation
Pioneer believes that now, more than ever, floating rate securities can play an important role in an investorís total asset allocation. Floating rate securities include bank loans, catastrophe bonds (event-linked securities), mortgage-backed securities, tax-exempt and money market instruments, among others.
Protection against rising rates: Unlike other types of fixed income securities whose rates are fixed, the income component of floating rate securities rises as interest rates rise
A hedge against inflation: Income potential can help investors protect purchasing power over time
Diversification:* Low correlations to other fixed income asset classes may help investors diversify their credit portfolio, as a further cushion against volatility
* Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
A Dynamic, Diversified Approach to Floating Rate Investing
Exposure to a broad range of sectors, credit ratings and security structures, combined with a bias toward higher quality securities help to set this Fund apart.
The Fundís investment universe includes, but is not limited to, non-agency mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, U.S. government securities, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, catastrophe bonds, bank loans, and money market instruments.
The Fundís ability to allocate opportunistically among this broad range of floating rate sectors helps to provide diversity, income and capital appreciation. It also offers exposure to securities that may not have prominent representation in core bond funds.
The Fund seeks higher income than cash or money market accounts2, with a bias toward higher quality and lower duration/lower volatility than traditional floating rate funds that may focus only on bank loans.
What Makes This Fund Different?
Ultra short duration: a target of one year or less seeks a measure of protection against market volatility
Bias toward higher quality securities: another means of risk management
Portfolio management expertise: close to 20 years of combined investment experience in managing floating rate securities
Who Might Invest in Pioneer Multi-Asset Ultrashort Income Fund?
Pioneer believes floating rate securities may be appropriate for a wide range of investors, including those who:
Are concerned about a rise in interest rates or inflation
Are seeking yield above that of cash and money market accounts2
Desire exposure to securities that may not be represented in typical core bond funds, for purposes of diversification* and seek a measure of volatility protection
* Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
Why Choose Pioneer for Fixed Income?
Expertise in Floating Rate Sectors. As a preeminent fixed income manager, Pioneer Investments is home to some of the most experienced investment professionals in the industry. The portfolio management team for Pioneer Multi-Asset Ultrashort Income Fund brings close to 20 years of combined experience across a broad range of credit sectors, with focus on floating rate securities such as bank loans and taxable and tax-exempt money market securities.
Pioneerís core U.S. fixed income team includes 24 portfolio managers, analysts and traders, averaging over 20 years of experience. Our extensive credit management expertise and rigorous approach to research underlie the strategies behind all of our actively managed bond funds. Our collaborative environment encourages team members to "think outside the box" in developing innovative products to address the changing needs and ongoing challenges of investors.
Pioneer applies a value-oriented, total return investment approach to each of its fixed income products. This philosophy allows us to incorporate our macroeconomic view along with our fundamental and quantitative security research (top-down/bottom-up), which provides the framework for picking the sectors and fixed income instruments that we believe offer the best opportunity for income and capital appreciation.
1. The BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. Dollar 3-Month LIBOR Index represents the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) with a constant 3-month average maturity. LIBOR is a composite of the rates of inteerst at which banks borrow from one another in the London market, and it is a widely used benchmark for short-term interest rates. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
2. Pioneer Multi-Asset Ultrashort Income Fund is not a money market fund.
A Word About Risk:
All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Pioneer Multi-Asset Ultrashort Income ("MAUI") Fund has the ability to invest in a wide variety of debt securities. The Fund may invest in underlying funds (ETFs and unit investment trusts). In addition to the Fund's operating expenses, you will indirectly bear the operating expenses of investments in any underlying funds. The Fund and some of the underlying funds employ leverage, which increases the volatility of investment returns and subjects the Fund to magnified losses if an underlying fund's investments decline in value. The Fund and some of the underlying funds may use derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. The Fund may invest in inflation-linked securities. As inflationary expectations increase, inflation-linked securities may become more attractive, because they protect future interest payments against inflation. Conversely, as inflationary concerns decrease, inflation-linked securities will become less attractive and less valuable. The Fund may invest in credit default swaps, which may in some cases be illiquid, and they increase credit risk since the fund has exposure to both the issuer of the referenced obligation and the counterparty to the credit default swap. The Fund may invest in subordinated securities which may be disproportionately adversely affected by a default or even a perceived decline in creditworthiness of the issuer. The Fund may invest in floating rate loans. The value of collateral, if any, securing a floating rate loan can decline or may be insufficient to meet the issuer's obligations or may be difficult to liquidate. The Fund may invest in event-linked bonds. The return of principal and the payment of interest on event-linked bonds are contingent on the non-occurrence of a pre-defined "trigger" event, such as a hurricane or an earthquake of a specific magnitude. The Fund may invest in commodities. The value of commodity-linked derivatives may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, international economic, political and regulatory developments, supply and demand, and governmental regulatory policies. The Fund may invest in zero coupon bonds and payment in kind securities, which may be more speculative and fluctuate more in value than other fixed income securities. The accrual of income from these securities are payable as taxable annual dividends to shareholders. Investments in equity securities are subject to price fluctuation. International investments are subject to special risks including currency fluctuations, social, economic and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Investments in fixed income securities involve interest rate, credit, inflation, and reinvestment risks. As interest rates rise, the value of fixed income securities falls. The Fund may invest in mortgage-backed securities, which during times of fluctuating interest rates may increase or decrease more than other fixed-income securities. Mortgage-Backed securities are also subject to pre-payments. Prepayment risk is the chance that mortgage-backed bonds will be paid off early if falling interest rates prompt homeowners to refinance their mortgages. High yield bonds possess greater price volatility, illiquidity, and possibility of default. There is no assurance that these and other strategies used by the Fund or underlying funds will be successful.
These risks may increase share price volatility. There may be insufficient or illiquid collateral securing the floating rate loans held within the Fund. This may reduce the future redemption or recovery value of such loans. The Fund may have disadvantaged access to confidential information that could be used to assess a loan issuer, as Pioneer normally seeks to avoid receiving material, non-public information.
Please see the prospectus for a more complete discussion of the Fund's risks.
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