- Actively managed multi-sector bond fund that applies a consistent, value-oriented total return approach
- Avoids investing in securities whose interest is subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT)
- Invests in a nationally diversified portfolio of municipal bonds seeking to enhance liquidity and risk/return potential versus individual issues and state-specific investments
- Focuses on a research-driven approach to uncover attractive relative values and quality issues with competitive yields. Fund manager David Eurkus sticks to a disciplined strategy of buying long-term bonds that run very little risk of being called
- * Past performance cannot guarantee future results
The Fund seeks to maximize current income exempt from federal income taxes, consistent with the preservation of capital, primarily through investment-grade tax-exempt bonds. The Fund invests in a nationally diversified portfolio of municipal bonds.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"We stay fully invested in long-term, nationally diversified, investment grade municipal bonds. We like to take positions in bonds which are temporarily undervalued, thereby potentially enhancing total return when conditions are corrected."
A WORD ABOUT RISK
When interest rates rise, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally fall. Conversely, when interest rates fall, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally rise. Investments in the Fund are subject to possible loss due to the financial failure of issuers of underlying securities and their inability to meet their debt obligations. Investing in foreign and/or emerging market securities involves risks relating to interest rates, currency exchange rates, economic, and political conditions. At times, the Fund's investments may represent industries or industry sectors that are interrelated or have common risks, making it more susceptible to any economic, political, or regulatory developments or other risks affecting those industries and sectors. A portion of income may be subject to local, state and federal income tax. Capital gains, if any, are subject to capital gains tax. These risks may increase share price volatility.
As of October 31, 2013
|Class||A Shares||B Shares||C Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$677.6||$2.0||$37.6||$59.9|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Expense Ratio (Gross)||0.83%||1.75%||1.58%||0.58%|
|Expense Ratio (Net)||0.82%||1.72%||1.58%||0.55%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of October 31, 2013
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. Duration is a measurement of how long, in years, it takes for the price of a bond to be repaid by its internal cash flows.
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).
David Eurkus, Lead Portfolio Manager
Mr. Eurkus, a senior vice president, joined Pioneer in 2001 and has over 40 years of industry experience.
Jonathan Chirunga, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Chirunga, a vice president, joined Pioneer in 2011 from T. Rowe Price Associates where he was a Vice President and Municipal Credit Analyst from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Chirunga has served as portfolio manager of the fund since 2013.
Effective May 17, 2013, Jonathan Chirunga joined David Eurkus as a portfolio manager on the fund, replacing Timothy Pynchon.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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