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Pioneer Strategic Income VCT I
Release date as of 2022-05-31. Data on page is subject to change.
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As of 2022-05-31
Out of 280
Multisector Bond Funds
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  Investment Objective & Strategy  
The investment seeks a high level of current income.
Normally, the portfolio invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of borrowings, if any, for investment purposes) in debt securities. It has the flexibility to invest in a broad range of issuers and segments of the debt securities markets. The portfolio's investment adviser allocates the portfolio's investments among the following three segments of the debt markets: below investment grade (high yield or "junk bond") securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers; investment grade securities of U.S. issuers; investment grade securities of non-U.S. issuers.
  Morningstar Category: Multisector Bond
Multisector-bond portfolios seek income by diversifying their assets among several fixed-income sectors, usually U.S. government obligations, U.S. corporate bonds, foreign bonds, and high-yield U.S. debt securities. These portfolios typically hold 35% to 65% of bond assets in securities that are not rated or are rated by a major agency such as Standard & Poor's or Moody's at the level of BB (considered speculative for taxable bonds) and below. 
  Investment Risks
There are no additional fund specific investment risks (e.g. liquidity risk, currency risk, foreign investment risk, etc.) associated with this fund beyond the normal risks generally associated with investing in a mutual fund.
  Portfolio Profile
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Turnover % (as of 2021-12-31) 65.00
30 Day SEC Yield % 4.06
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  Principal Risks   
Lending, Credit and Counterparty, Extension, Inflation-Protected Securities, Prepayment (Call), Currency, Foreign Securities, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Interest Rate, Market/Market Volatility, Bank Loans, Convertible Securities, Equity Securities, High-Yield Securities, Industry and Sector Investing, Inverse Floaters, Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities, Municipal Obligations, Leases, and AMT-Subject Bonds, Other, Preferred Stocks, Repurchase Agreements, Restricted/Illiquid Securities, Underlying Fund/Fund of Funds, U.S. Government Obligations, Derivatives, Leverage, Pricing, Socially Conscious, Increase in Expenses, Shareholder Activity, Amortized Cost, Credit Default Swaps, Forwards, Management, Zero-Coupon Bond
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Inception Date: 1999-07-29
Portfolio Manager(s)
Kenneth J. Taubes   (1999-07-29)
Mr. Taubes, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. of Pioneer, is responsible for overseeing the U.S. and global fixed income teams. He joined Pioneer as a senior vice president in September 1998 and has been an investment professional since 1982. Mr. Taubes has served as portfolio manager of the fund since 1999. Prior to joining Pioneer, he was a senior portfolio manager at Putnam Investments and the Treasurer of Home Owners Savings Bank. Ken is a member of Bond Analysts Society of Boston.
Bradley Komenda   (2021-02-01)
Brad Komenda is Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Deputy Director of Investment Grade Corporates, based in Boston. As Deputy Director of Investment Grade Corporates, he helps lead a team that supports the management of high-grade credit exposure across all fixed income portfolios managed by Amundi Pioneer, including crossover and high-grade CDS exposure. He is a member of teams managing stand-alone long duration and high-grade credit strategies, including portfolios with ESG mandates. Prior to joining Amundi Pioneer in 2008, Brad spent ten years as an Investment Grade and High Yield Analyst at Columbia Management. He began his career with General Electric Capital and Assurance as an investment grade and high yield research associate where he worked for five years. He holds a B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration from Central Washington University (1991). He is a CFA® charterholder.
Jonathan Scott   (2018-06-08)
Jonathan Scott is a Vice President, Portfolio Manager and a member of the Amundi Pioneer Multi-Sector Fixed Income team in Boston. He joined the Fixed Income team in 2012 as an Investment Associate, and was promoted to Associate Portfolio Manager in 2016. In 2018, Jonathan assumed portfolio management responsibilities for a US TIPS portfolio. His responsibilities for the Multi-Sector strategies include managing agency MBS and Investment Grade Corporate exposures, as well as duration and yield curve hedging. As an Investment Associate, Jonathan supported portfolio construction and traded Investment Grade Corporate bonds. Jonathan joined Amundi Pioneer in 2008, working first in the firm’s Fund Accounting department, and in 2011, as a Fixed Income Risk Analyst for Investment Risk Management Team, where he worked closely with the Fixed Income team. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies with a concentration in Chinese from Colby College. He is a CFA® charterholder.
Andrew Feltus   (2012-12-28)
ANDREW D. FELTUS, CFA MANAGING DIRECTOR CO-DIRECTOR OF HIGH YIELD, PORTFOLIO MANAGER Joined Amundi Pioneer: 1994 Investment Experience Since: 1991 Andrew Feltus is a Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and Co-Director of the Amundi Pioneer High Yield team based in Boston. In addition to his role as a Portfolio Manager on U.S. high yield, global high yield, and multisector portfolios, Andrew co-leads a team of portfolio managers who specialize in identifying and capitalizing on high yield and bank loan opportunities globally. The team also provides insight and recommendations for a number of multisector fixed income strategies managed by the U.S. fixed income team. Andrew has been actively managing fixed income portfolios since 1994. He has extensive experience managing a wide range of debt securities globally, including emerging markets and foreign exchange. His experience includes analyzing and managing derivatives since 1992. Andrew joined Amundi Pioneer as a Fixed Income Analyst and became a Portfolio Manager in 2001. Prior to joining Amundi Pioneer, he worked on the bond desk at Massachusetts Financial Services. He holds a B.A. in quantitative economics and philosophy from Tufts University. He is a CFA® charterholder.
Investment Advisor(s)
Amundi Asset Management US, Inc.
Amundi US
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