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Pioneer Core Equity Fund

Highlights

  • Diversified large-cap equity portfolio of best ideas from Pioneer's sector and industry analysts

  • Disciplined, valuation-oriented investment process that is actively and fundamentally research driven

  • Managed by a team of experienced career research analysts, each specializing in specific sectors and industries

  • Rigorous analysis based on proprietary financial models

  • Accountability through portfolio management for the analysts


Strategy

FUND STRATEGY

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in U.S. large-cap equity securities and diversifying across a broad range of market sectors. It employs a valuation conscious approach, one that focuses on the quality and price of individual securities, while following a research-based investment strategy to select stocks with above average growth potential.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.


PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

"We've designed this 'best ideas' fund to tap the expertise of Pioneer's industry and sector analysts. Detailed financial models, rigorous fundamental research, and valuation judgments drive stock selection while the portfolio is kept sector-neutral to the S&P 500 Index. Managers then choose securities that are highly ranked by the research team and selling at reasonable prices or substantial discounts to their underlying values."

A WORD ABOUT RISK

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.


Fund Facts

As of October 31, 2014

ClassA SharesB SharesC SharesY Shares*
CUSIP724010103724010202724010301724010509
Nasdaq SymbolPIOTXPBOTXPCOTXPVFYX
Inception Date/
Performance Inception Date
11/18/199911/18/199911/19/199911/18/1999
Total Net Assets (millions)$1,600.9$2.3$12.8$52.2
Initial Minimum Investment$1,000$1,000$1,000$5,000,000
Management Fee0.50%0.50%0.50%0.50%
Expense Ratio (Gross)0.99%2.51%1.92%0.75%
Expense Ratio (Net)0.99%2.15%1.92%0.75%

Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
*Class Y shares are not subject to sales charges and are available for limited groups of investors, including institutional investors.
The Net Expense ratio reflects contractual expense limitations currently in effect through 5/1/2015 for Class B Shares. There can be no assurance that Pioneer will extend the expense limitations beyond such time. Please see the prospectus and financial statements for more information.


Portfolio Characteristics

As of October 31, 2014

Average P/E (Trailing)21.4
Weighted Avg. Mkt. Capitalization (millions)$113,204
Median Market Capitalization (millions)$31,699
Total Holdings80
Turnover60%

P/E refers to the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Reflects weighted average of trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratios of portfolio holdings.
Market Capitalization reflects the total U.S.-denominated portion of the portfolio.
Turnover Ratio is the percentage of a fund's assets that have changed over the course of a given time period, usually a year. Mutual funds with higher turnover ratios tend to have higher expenses.


Portfolio Management


Paul Cloonan, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Cloonan is a senior vice president and Co-Head of Equity Research-U.S.
John Peckham, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Peckham is a senior vice president and Co-Head of Equity Research-U.S.
James Moynihan, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Moynihan is a vice president and an equity research analyst.



Not FDIC insured May lose value No bank guarantee

Before investing, consider the product's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact your advisor or Pioneer Investments for a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully. To obtain a free prospectus and for information on any Pioneer fund, please download from our web site.

Neither Pioneer, nor its representatives, are legal or tax advisors. In addition, Pioneer does not provide advice or recommendations. The investments you choose should correspond to your needs, goals, and risk tolerance. For assistance in determining your financial situation, please consult an investment professional.

 
 

Before investing, consider the product's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact your advisor or Pioneer Investments for a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully. To obtain a free prospectus or summary prospectus and for information on any Pioneer fund, please download it here.

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