Pioneer Fund

A Long-Term Focus on Quality & Sustainability for Nearly a Century

  • Phil Carret began investing in the 1920s and founded Pioneer Investments (now Amundi Pioneer) in 1928.
  • Phil was one of the first to realize he could uncover value through rigorous, innovative research techniques.
  • Today Jeff Kripke leads only the fifth portfolio management team in the Fund's history
  • Employing many of the same techniques utilized in the 1920s, Jeff and his team have adapted Phil's philosophy to a new age of investing.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

While equity investments offer a higher rate of return, they may be more volatile and riskier than fixed income investments. Corporate bonds offer a fixed principal value and a fixed rate of return if held to maturity. Government bonds and Treasury securities are guaranteed as to the timely payment of interest and principal; corporate bonds are not.

Please note, these results are not usual and investors should not expect similar results. S&P 500 data shown combines a number of indices. The 90-stock Composite was calculated from 1926 through February 1957 when S&P introduced the S&P 500 stock average including 425 industrials, 25 rails and 50 utilities, weighting the index substantially in favor of the industrials. S&P did not calculate the 500-stock index prior to March 1957, but used the old 90-share index (as well as the old 50 industrials, 20 rails and 20 utilities indices) to extend the data back to 1928. Corporate bonds represented by the US Long-Term Corporate Bond Index, government bonds by the US Long-Term Government Bond Index; treasuries by the US 30-Day T-Bill Index and inflation by the Consumer Price Index, which is a general measure of inflation. Indices are unmanaged and their returns assume reinvestment of dividends and, unlike mutual fund returns, do not reflect any fees or expenses associated with a mutual fund. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. The chart was prepared by Amundi Pioneer and is hypothetical, for illustrative purposes only. It does not represent the results of an investor’s actual experience with the Fund.

Source: Morningstar, Amundi Pioneer. Pioneer Fund’s A shares did not have an initial sales charge at inception. The initial sales charge on the A shares has varied throughout the Fund’s history and has sometimes been higher than the current initial sales charge of 5.75%. Keep in mind, the since inception results for Pioneer Fund are not usual and investors should not expect similar results. The results cover a lengthy time period where the effects of holding the Fund shares for the entire period and compounding had a material impact on the Fund’s return. It is important to note that there are no shareholders remaining from the Fund’s inception in 1928.

A Word About Risk

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. The Fund generally excludes corporate issuers that do not meet or exceed minimum ESG standards. Excluding specific issuers limits the universe of investments available to the Fund, which may mean forgoing some investment opportunities available to funds without similar ESG standards. 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.

Before investing, consider the product's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact your financial professional or Amundi Pioneer 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 from our  literature section.

Securities offered through Amundi Pioneer Distributor, Inc., 
60 State Street, Boston, MA. 02109. 
Underwriter of Pioneer mutual funds, Member  SIPC.  

Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee