The Fund seeks a high level of current income.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"Our approach is to focus on higher quality loans than is typical for most bank loan funds, which we hope will allow for downside protection that will help manage risk. This may be an option for investors who want to diversify their fixed-income portfolios with a fund that may help protect their portfolios against a rise in interest rate."
A WORD ABOUT RISK
Debt securities rated below investment grade are commonly referred to as "junk bonds" and are considered speculative. Below investment grade debt securities involve greater risk of loss, are subject to greater price volatility and are less liquid, especially during periods of economic uncertainty or change, than higher rated debt securities. The Fund may invest in high yield securities of any rating, including securities that are in default at the time of purchase. Securities with floating interest rates generally are less sensitive to interest rate changes but may decline in value if their interest rates do not rise as much, or as quickly, as prevailing interest rates. Unlike fixed-rate securities, floating rate securities generally will not increase in value if interest rates decline. Changes in interest rates also will affect the amount of interest income the Fund earns on its floating rate investments.
As of April 30, 2013
|Class||A Shares||C Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$217.2||$86.6||$226.1|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Total Expense Ratio (Gross)||1.11%||1.86%||0.85%|
|Total Expense Ratio (Net)||1.11%||1.86%||0.70%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of April 30, 2013
The 30-day SEC yield is based on the hypothetical annualized earning power (investment income only) of the Fund's portfolio securities during the period indicated.
The Average Maturity of certain funds might not be a useful measure if they contain securities with principal paydowns, such as mortgage passthroughs. Instead, market participants calculate Average Life, which reflects the average time to receipt of principal payments (scheduled principal payments and projected prepayments).
Jonathan Sharkey, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Sharkey, a vice president, joined Pioneer in September 2006 and has been an investment professional since 1994.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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