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Pioneer Strategic Income VCT II
Release date as of 2024-04-30. Data on page is subject to change.
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As of 2024-04-30
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Intermediate Core-Plus 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: Intermediate Core-Plus Bond
Intermediate-term core-plus bond portfolios invest primarily in investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues including government, corporate, and securitized debt, but generally have greater flexibility than core offerings to hold non-core sectors such as corporate high yield, bank loan, emerging-markets debt, and non-U.S. currency exposures. Their durations (a measure of interest-rate sensitivity) typically range between 75% and 125% of the three-year average of the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index. 
  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 2023-12-31) 53.00
30 Day SEC Yield % 5.25
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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, 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: 2003-05-01
Portfolio Manager(s)
Kenneth J. Taubes   (1999-07-29)
Ken Taubes is Chief Investment Officer, US and a Portfolio Manager at Amundi US. As Chief Investment Officer, Ken oversees US fixed income, equity, and multi-asset teams, including portfolio management, fundamental research and trading. In addition, Ken leads the day-to-day investment activities of the US fixed income team and is a Portfolio Manager on a number of fixed income multi-sector portfolios. Ken is Chairman of the US Investment Committee, and a member of the US Executive Committee and US Management Committee. He also is a Trustee of the Pioneer Funds, which oversees Amundi US’s US-registered portfolios. Prior to joining Amundi US in 1998, Ken was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Putnam Investments. Ken also served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer of Home Owners Savings Bank in Boston, a large New England thrift holding company and one of the nation’s largest mortgage banks, where he worked from 1986 to 1990. He began his career in 1980 as a treasury officer with Bank of New England’s international treasury division. Ken received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Syracuse University’s Utica College and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University in Boston.
Bradley Komenda   (2021-02-01)
Brad Komenda is Managing Director, Director of Investment Grade Corporates, and Portfolio Manager. As Director of Investment Grade Corporates, he leads a team that supports the management of high-grade credit exposure across all fixed income portfolios managed by Amundi US, including crossover and high-grade CDS exposure. He is a member of the team managing stand-alone long duration and high-grade credit strategies, including portfolios with ESG mandates. Brad is also responsible for managing multi-sector fixed income portfolios. Prior to joining Amundi US 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 Senior Vice President, Deputy Director of Multi-Sector Fixed Income, and Portfolio Manager. As Deputy Director of Multi-Sector Fixed Income, he helps oversee a team of investment professionals who are responsible for managing multi-sector fixed income strategies and retail funds for US and international investors. He is also a member of portfolio management teams responsible for managing Multi-Sector Fixed Income portfolios. Jonathan joined Amundi US in 2008, working first in the firm’s Fund Accounting department, and in 2011 as a Fixed Income Risk Analyst for the Investment Risk Management Team, where he worked closely with the Fixed Income team. He joined the Fixed Income team in 2012 as an Investment Associate where he supported portfolio construction and traded Investment Grade Corporate bonds. He was promoted to Associate Portfolio Manager in 2016 and in 2018, was named as a Multi-Sector Portfolio Manager. He also assumed portfolio management responsibilities for a US TIPS portfolio. In 2021, he was promoted to Deputy Director of Multi-Sector Fixed Income. 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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