Prudential Investments launches Global Absolute Return Bond Fund

NEWARK, N.J.--()--Prudential Investments® has expanded its lineup of non-traditional bond funds with the launch of the Prudential Global Absolute Return Bond Fund (NASDAQ:PAJAX). It offers investors the potential to earn long-term positive returns, regardless of market conditions, the company announced today. Prudential Investments is the mutual fund business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU).

The fund, managed by a team from Prudential Fixed Income, is designed to address investors' appetite for globally diversified bond funds, while also offering the potential for protection against rising interest rates. The fixed income team’s members include Michael Collins, Managing Director and Senior Investment Officer; Robert Tipp, Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, and Head of Global Bonds; and Arvind Rajan, Managing Director and Head of Global and Macro. The team will draw from the full resources of Prudential Fixed Income and the expertise of its dedicated sector teams. Prudential Fixed Income is one of the most experienced fixed income managers in the United States1.

“It takes a global view and a multi-sector approach to meet investors’ long-term needs, and Prudential Fixed Income’s broad global platform, and depth of credit expertise, is well-suited to meet those investment needs,” said Stuart Parker, president of Prudential Investments.

The new fund is the fifth in a series of multi-sector fixed income funds.

Said Collins of the Global Absolute Return Bond Fund, “The portfolio is built to offer the flexibility to shift strategies and explore any sector, depending on risks within the credit environment, currencies or interest rates as we take clients through any market condition.”

Other funds include the Prudential Total Return Bond Fund, Prudential Global Total Return Fund, Prudential Unconstrained Bond Fund and the Prudential Absolute Return Bond Fund.

The newest fund is available in the following share classes: A: PAJAX, C: PAJCX, Q: PAJQX and Z: PAJZX.

Prudential Investments is the fund business of Prudential Financial, Inc., offering a range of open- and closed-end funds. Please visit for more information.

Prudential Fixed Income, with $565 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015, offers institutional investors needs-based solutions across all fixed income markets, with a focus on credit strategies and liability-driven investing. Prudential Fixed Income has portfolio management and research teams in Newark, N.J., London and Singapore. For more information, please visit

Prudential Financial, Inc., a financial services leader with over $1.1 trillion of assets under management as of September 30, 2015, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the United States, Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit

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1Founded in 1875 with $565B in assets under management as of 9/30/2015.

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Prudential Financial, Inc.
Darrell Oliver, 973-802-9627


Prudential Financial, Inc.
Darrell Oliver, 973-802-9627