- Applies a consistent, value-oriented approach, investing in what Pioneer believes to be the best global companies issuing high yield debt
- Adjusts allocations at three levels - country, sector and individual securities - in order to manage risk and enhance yield and total return potential
- Offers investors an uncommon way to pursue international diversification, enhanced total returns and higher yields
- Combines a top-down approach to country and industry selection with a bottom-up approach to security selection through fundamental research
- * Past performance cannot guarantee future results
The Fund seeks to maximize total return through a combination of income and capital appreciation. Drawing on the expertise of Pioneer's global bond investment team, the Fund's management constructs a diversified portfolio of below-investment-grade (high yield) debt securities and preferred stocks of U.S. and non-U.S. securities, including those from emerging markets. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"We believe that a flexible approach to high-yield investing through investment in U.S. high yield, international high yield and emerging market bonds enables us to achieve superior returns and lower undue risk as compared with an average high yield portfolio. We seek to stay diversified across countries/regions, sectors/industries and currencies and are focused on a value-oriented approach to finding the best investment opportunities."
A WORD ABOUT RISK
Investments in high yield or lower-rated securities are subject to greater-than-average price volatility, illiquidity and possibility of default. 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. Prepayment risk is the chance that an issuer may exercise its right to prepay its security, if falling interest rates prompt the issuer to do so. Forced to reinvest the unanticipated proceeds at lower interest rates, the fund would experience a decline in income and lose the opportunity for additional price appreciation. The portfolio 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. The Fund may use derivatives, such as options, futures, inverse floating rate obligations, swaps, and others, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. Derivatives may have a leveraging effect on the Fund. 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. These risks may increase share price volatility.
As of February 29, 2016
|Class||A Shares||C Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$210.6||$194.2||$304.2|
|Initial Minimum Invest.||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Gross Expense Ratio||1.17%||1.87%||0.87%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of February 29, 2016
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).
Andrew Feltus, CFA, Lead Portfolio Manager
Mr. Feltus, a senior vice president and Director of High Yield and Bank Loans, joined Pioneer in 1994 and has been an investment professional since 1991.
Tracy Wright, Portfolio Manager
Ms.Wright, a senior vice president, joined Pioneer in 2004 and has been an investment professional since 1996.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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