BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amundi US, the US business of Amundi, one of the world’s ten largest asset managers by assets under management1, celebrated the first anniversary of Pioneer CAT Bond Fund on January 26, 2024. Amundi US is a leading investor in the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) industry and offers a range of investment solutions to the marketplace. The Fund, which offers investors daily liquidity, marked its first year with a return of 14.64%. As of the end of January, the Fund had over $150 million in assets under management.
Chin Liu, Director of Insurance-Linked Securities, Director of Fixed Income Solutions, and Portfolio Manager of Pioneer CAT Bond Fund, said, “Pioneer CAT Bond Fund leverages our firm’s 16-year history of investing in insurance-linked securities, and we continue to believe this asset class is an attractive option for investors looking for potential sources of yield and return. CAT bonds have historically exhibited low return correlations* to equity and fixed income markets, offering valuable portfolio allocation and diversification** benefits. Many of the favorable market trends that we witnessed over the past few years, including more demand from the insurance industry for capital relief and elevated spreads of ILS securities, are still firmly in place.”
Jonathan Duensing, Head of Fixed Income, US, at Amundi US, said: “We have been pleased with the market’s reception for this strategy in its first year. The Fund’s asset growth confirms that investors share our view about the potential benefits of this market segment. Investments in insurance-linked securities are a long-standing core competency of our fixed-income team.”
For more information on Pioneer CAT Bond Fund, including additional performance detail and holdings, please visit us.amundi.com/usinvestors.
Information as of January 31, 2024, unless otherwise noted.
Pioneer CAT Bond Fund – Performance Returns as of January 31, 2024
Average Annual Total Return
Fund Class Y
The Net Expense Ratio reflects contractual expense limitations currently in effect through 3/1/2024.
As of December 31, 2023, the average annual total return since inception for the Pioneer CAT Bond Fund, class Y is 12.85%.
Call 1-800-225-6292 for the most recent month-end performance results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All results are historical and assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. NAV results represent change in net asset value per share. Performance is net of all fees. Periods of less than one year are not annualized. Performance results reflect any applicable expense waivers in effect during the periods shown. Without such waivers, fund performance would be lower. Waivers may not be in effect for all funds. Certain fee waivers are contractual through a specified period. Otherwise, fee waivers can be rescinded at any time. See the prospectus and financial statements for more information.
Class Y shares are not subject to sales charges and are available for limited groups of investors, including institutional investors. Initial investments are subject to a $5 million investment minimum, which may be waived in some circumstances.
*Correlation is the degree to which assets or asset class prices have moved in relation to one another. Correlation ranges from -1 (always moving in opposite directions) through 0 (absolutely independent) to 1 (always moving together).
** Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss.
A Word About Risk: Pioneer Cat Bond Fund
The Fund invests primarily in catastrophe bonds (CAT) and other forms of insurance-linked securities (ILS). The Fund could lose a portion or all of the principal it has invested in catastrophe bonds, and the right to additional interest and/or dividend payments with respect to the security, upon the occurrence of one or more pre-defined trigger events. Trigger events may include natural or other perils of a specific size or magnitude that occur in a designated geographic region during a specified time period, and/or that involve losses or other metrics that exceed a specific amount. The size of the ILS market may change over time, which may limit the availability of ILS for investment. The availability of ILS in the secondary market may also be limited. Investments in high yield or lower-rated securities are subject to greater-than-average price volatility, illiquidity, and possibility of default. The market price of securities may fluctuate when interest rates change. When interest rates rise, the prices of fixed income securities held by the Fund will generally fall. Conversely, when interest rates fall, the prices of fixed income securities held by 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. The market prices of securities may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, due to general market conditions, such as real or perceived adverse economic, political, or regulatory conditions, recessions, inflation, changes in interest or currency rates, lack of liquidity in the bond markets, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues or adverse investor sentiment. ILS in which the Fund invests may have limited liquidity or may be illiquid and, therefore, may be impossible or difficult to purchase, sell, or unwind. Investing in foreign and/or emerging market securities involves risks relating to interest rates, currency exchange rates, and economic and political conditions. The Fund may use derivatives, such as swaps, inverse floating-rate obligations and others, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on the Fund’s performance. Derivatives may have a leveraging effect. To the extent the Fund invests a significant percentage of its assets in a single industry, such as the insurance segment, the Fund may be particularly susceptible to adverse economic, regulatory or other events affecting that industry. As a non-diversified Fund, the Fund can invest a higher percentage of its assets in the securities of any one or more issuers than a diversified fund. Being non-diversified may magnify the Fund’s losses from adverse events affecting a particular issuer. Please see a prospectus for a complete discussion of the Fund’s risks.
The views expressed regarding market and economic trends are those of Amundi Asset Management US, Inc. (“Amundi US”), and are subject to change at any time. These views should not be relied upon as investment advice, as securities recommendations, or as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any portfolio.
About Amundi US
Amundi US is the US business of Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranked among the ten largest globally1. Boston is one of Amundi’s six main global investment hubs2 and offers a broad range of fixed-income, equity, and multi-asset investment solutions in close partnership with wealth management firms, distribution platforms, and institutional investors across the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
With our financial and extra-financial research capabilities and long-standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape. Amundi clients benefit from the expertise and advice of 5,4003 team members and market professionals in 35 countries3. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the Paris stock exchange, Amundi currently manages approximately $2.08 trillion of assets3.
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1 Source: IPE “Top 500 Asset Managers” published in June 2023, based on assets under management as of December 31, 2022.
2 Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris, and Tokyo
3 Amundi data as of 9/30/2023
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