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PROSPECTUS
August 31, 2021
PTLC
PTMC
PTNQ
PTEU
Pacer Trendpilot® US Large Cap ETF
Pacer Trendpilot® US Mid Cap ETF
Pacer Trendpilot® 100 ETF
Pacer Trendpilot® European Index ETF
GCOW
COWZ
CALF
ICOW
Pacer Global Cash Cows Dividend ETF
Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF
Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF
Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 ETF
PAEU
PIEL
PWS
Pacer Autopilot Hedged European Index ETF
Pacer International Export Leaders ETF
Pacer WealthShield ETF
VIRS
Pacer BioThreat Strategy ETF
each of the above is listed on Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.
SZNG
SZNE
HOTL
RXRE
INDS
SRVR
PAD
Pacer CFRA-Stovall Global Seasonal Rotation ETF
Pacer CFRA-Stovall Equal Weight Seasonal Rotation ETF
Pacer Benchmark Hotel & Lodging Real Estate SCTRSM ETF
Pacer Benchmark Healthcare Real Estate SCTRSM ETF
Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTRSM ETF
Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTRSM ETF
Pacer Benchmark Apartments & Residential Real Estate SCTRSM ETF
AFTY
PTBD
PTIN
TRND
BUL
ALTL
PAMC
Pacer CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF
Pacer Trendpilot® US Bond ETF
Pacer Trendpilot® International ETF
Pacer Trendpilot® Fund of Funds ETF
Pacer US Cash Cows Growth ETF
Pacer Lunt Large Cap Alternator ETF
Pacer Lunt MidCap Multi-Factor Alternator ETF
PEXL Pacer US Export Leaders ETF PALC Pacer Lunt Large Cap Multi-Factor Alternator ETF
each of the above is listed on the NYSE Arca, Inc.
ECOW
Pacer Emerging Markets Cash Cows 100 ETF
HERD
Pacer Cash Cows Fund of Funds ETF
each of the above is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
These securities have not been approved or disapproved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) nor has the SEC passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
The Funds offered through this Prospectus are not money market funds and do not seek to maintain a fixed or stable NAV of $1.00 per share.


INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: ¨ ARE NOT FDIC INSURED ¨ MAY LOSE VALUE ¨ ARE NOT BANK GUARANTEED
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Table of Contents
Pacer Trendpilot US Large Cap ETF
Pacer Trendpilot US Mid Cap ETF
Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF
Pacer Trendpilot European Index ETF
Pacer Trendpilot International ETF
Pacer Trendpilot US Bond ETF
Pacer Trendpilot Fund of Funds ETF
Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF
Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF
Pacer US Cash Cows Growth ETF
Pacer Global Cash Cows Dividend ETF
Pacer Emerging Markets Cash Cows 100 ETF
Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 ETF
Pacer Cash Cows Fund of Funds ETF
Pacer US Export Leaders ETF
Pacer International Export Leaders ETF
Pacer CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF
Pacer Benchmark Hotel & Lodging Real Estate SCTR ETF
Pacer Benchmark Apartments & Residential Real Estate SCTR ETF
Pacer Benchmark Healthcare Real Estate SCTR ETF
Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF
Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF
Pacer Autopilot Hedged European Index ETF
Pacer WealthShield ETF
Pacer CFRA-Stovall Global Seasonal Rotation ETF
Pacer CFRA-Stovall Equal Weight Seasonal Rotation ETF
Pacer BioThreat Strategy ETF
Pacer Lunt Large Cap Alternator ETF
Pacer Lunt MidCap Multi-Factor Alternator ETF
Pacer Lunt Large Cap Multi-Factor Alternator ETF
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SUMMARY SECTION
Pacer Trendpilot® US Large Cap ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer Trendpilot US Large Cap ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer Trendpilot US Large Cap Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.60%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
0.60%
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$61 $192 $335 $750
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 6% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group (the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure (i) 100% to the S&P 500® Index (the “S&P 500”), (ii) 50% to the S&P 500 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, or (iii) 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, depending on the relative performance of the S&P 500 and its 200-business day historical simple moving average (the “200-day moving average”). The calculation of the 200-day moving average for the S&P 500 is based on the total return version of the S&P 500 and reflects the reinvestment of dividends paid by the securities in the S&P 500. The Index is expected to be predominantly invested in the components of the S&P 500 over most short- and long-term periods and is only expected to invest in 3-Month US Treasury bills from time to time in response to adverse market conditions as defined by the “50/50 Indicator” and “T-Bill Indicator” below. The S&P 500 consists of approximately 500 leading U.S.-listed companies representing approximately 80% of the U.S. equity market capitalization.
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The Index, and consequently the Fund, may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. As described below, the Index will change its position based on the following indicators, and each change will become effective at the close of business on the first business day after the indicator for the change is triggered. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
Equity Indicator. When the S&P 500 closes above its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “Equity Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to the S&P 500, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the Equity Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
Once the Equity Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 50% to the S&P 500 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if both the 50/50 Indicator and the T-Bill Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator(s). The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
50/50 Indicator. When the S&P 500 closes below its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 50% to the S&P 500 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day. Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the S&P 500 and 3-Month US Treasury bills depending on their respective performance until either the Equity Indicator or T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 100% to the S&P 500 if the Equity Indicator is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
T-Bill Indicator. When the S&P 500’s 200-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “T-Bill Indicator”) and the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will be 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the T-Bill Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the S&P 500’s 200-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the T-Bill Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the Equity Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered; rather, the T-Bill Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the S&P 500 to 100% exposure to 3-Month US Treasury bills unless the 50/50 Indicator was simultaneously triggered following the most recent triggering of the Equity Indicator.
Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to be 100% to the S&P 500 if the Equity Indicator is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day. Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the Index will not return to its 50/50 position unless the Equity Indicator is first triggered, followed by the 50/50 Indicator being triggered.
The Index aims to mitigate, to some extent, the volatility of the S&P 500 by tracking 3-Month US Treasury bills (instead of the S&P 500) when the S&P 500 is in a negative trend.
Special Indicator. In the event the S&P 500 closes 20% above or 20% below its 200-day moving average, the Index will change exposures effective at the end of the following business day to be 50% to the S&P 500 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills. This new exposure will continue until the Equity Indicator, 50/50 Indicator, or T-Bill Indicator is triggered.
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The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in the component securities of the Index. The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, or the Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant.
Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio
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holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
Fixed Income Risk. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities owned by the Fund. On the other hand, if rates fall, the value of the fixed income securities generally increases. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives. In general, the market price of fixed income securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities may be affected by the inability of issuers to repay principal and interest or illiquidity in debt securities markets.
Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in securities issued by the U.S. government. There can be no guarantee that the United States will be able to meet its payment obligations with respect to such securities. Additionally, market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government may decline or be negative for short or long periods of time.
Large-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of large-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of large-capitalization companies underperform securities of smaller-capitalization companies or the market as a whole. The securities of large-capitalization companies may be relatively mature compared to smaller companies and therefore subject to slower growth during times of economic expansion.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index regardless of their investment merits. Other than in response to one of the triggers set forth above in accordance with the Index methodology, the Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index.
Trend Lag Risk. At least six consecutive trading days will elapse after the S&P 500 first drops below its historical 200-day simple moving average (or conversely, first moves above such average) before the Index will switch from tracking the S&P 500 to 3-Month US Treasury bills (or conversely, from 3-Month US Treasury bills to the S&P 500). As a result, if the S&P 500 is in an overall positive trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may be adversely affected by a downward trend and/or volatility in the S&P 500 for up to six consecutive trading days (or conversely, if the S&P 500 is in an overall negative trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may not benefit from an upward trend and/or volatility in the S&P 500 for up to six consecutive trading days). Accordingly, the methodology employed by the Index does not eliminate exposure to downward trends and/or volatility in the S&P 500 and does not provide immediate exposure to upward trends and/or volatility in the S&P 500.
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Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year, five year, and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.
Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 14.95%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 11.96% (quarter ended December 31, 2020) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -19.33% (quarter ended March 31, 2020).
Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year 5 Years
Since Inception
(6/11/15)
Pacer Trendpilot US Large Cap ETF
Return Before Taxes
-1.16% 8.39% 6.04%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-1.42% 8.12% 5.78%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-0.51% 6.60% 4.71%
Pacer Trendpilot US Large Cap Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
-0.63% 9.05% 6.68%
S&P 500 Total Return Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
18.40% 15.22% 13.19%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. In certain cases, the figure representing “Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares” may be higher than the other return figures for the same period. A higher after-tax return results when a capital loss occurs upon redemption and provides an assumed tax deduction that benefits the investor. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers
The Fund employs a rules-based, passive investment strategy. The Adviser uses a committee approach to managing the Fund. Bruce Kavanaugh, Vice President of the Adviser, and Michael Mack, Investment Analyst for the Adviser, are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and have served as portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception.
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Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser and its related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Pacer Trendpilot® US Mid Cap ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer Trendpilot US Mid Cap ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer Trendpilot US Mid Cap Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.60%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
0.60%
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$61 $192 $335 $750
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 304% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group (the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure (i) 100% to the S&P MidCap 400® Index (the “S&P MidCap 400”), (ii) 50% to the S&P MidCap 400 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, or (iii) 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, depending on the relative performance of the S&P MidCap 400 and its 200-business day historical simple moving average (the “200-day moving average”). The calculation of the 200-day moving average for the S&P MidCap 400 is based on the total return version of the S&P MidCap 400 and reflects the reinvestment of dividends paid by the securities in the S&P MidCap 400. The Index is expected to be predominantly invested in the components of the S&P MidCap 400 over most short- and long-term periods and is only expected to invest in 3-Month US Treasury bills from time to time in response to adverse market conditions as defined by the “50/50 Indicator” and “T-Bill Indicator” below. The S&P MidCap 400 measures the performance of mid-capitalization stocks in the United States.
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The Index, and consequently the Fund, may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. As described below, the Index will change its position based on the following indicators, and each change will become effective at the close of business on the first business day after the indicator for the change is triggered. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
Equity Indicator. When the S&P MidCap 400 closes above its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “Equity Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to the S&P MidCap 400, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the Equity Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
Once the Equity Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 50% to the S&P MidCap 400 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if both the 50/50 Indicator and the T-Bill Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator(s). The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
50/50 Indicator. When the S&P MidCap 400 closes below its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 50% to the S&P MidCap 400 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day. Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the S&P MidCap 400 and 3-Month US Treasury bills depending on their respective performance until either the Equity Indicator or T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 100% to the S&P MidCap 400 if the Equity Indicator is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator.
T-Bill Indicator. When the S&P MidCap 400’s 200-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “T-Bill Indicator”) and the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will be 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the T-Bill Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the S&P MidCap 400’s 200-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the T-Bill Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the Equity Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered; rather, the T-Bill Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the S&P MidCap 400 to 100% exposure to 3-Month US Treasury bills unless the 50/50 Indicator was first triggered following the most recent triggering of the Equity Indicator.
Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to be 100% to the S&P MidCap 400 if the Equity Indicator is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day. Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the Index will not return to its 50/50 position unless the Equity Indicator is simultaneously triggered, followed by the 50/50 Indicator being triggered.
The Index aims to mitigate, to some extent, the volatility of the S&P MidCap 400 by tracking 3-Month US Treasury bills (instead of the S&P MidCap 400) when the S&P MidCap 400 is in a negative trend.
Special Indicator. In the event the S&P MidCap 400 closes 20% above or 20% below its 200-day moving average, the Index will change exposures effective at the end of the following business day to be 50% to the S&P MidCap 400 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills. This new exposure will continue until the Equity Indicator, 50/50 Indicator, or T-Bill Indicator is triggered.
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The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in the component securities of the Index. The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, or the Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant.
Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio
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holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
Fixed Income Risk. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities owned by the Fund. On the other hand, if rates fall, the value of the fixed income securities generally increases. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives. In general, the market price of fixed income securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities may be affected by the inability of issuers to repay principal and interest or illiquidity in debt securities markets.
Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in securities issued by the U.S. government. There can be no guarantee that the United States will be able to meet its payment obligations with respect to such securities. Additionally, market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government may decline or be negative for short or long periods of time.
High Portfolio Turnover Risk. At times, the Fund may have a portfolio turnover rate substantially greater than 100%. A high portfolio turnover rate would result in correspondingly greater transaction expenses, including brokerage commissions, dealer mark ups and other transaction costs, on the sale of securities and on reinvestment in other securities and may result in reduced performance and the distribution to shareholders of additional capital gains for tax purposes. These factors may negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
Mid-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of mid-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of mid-capitalization companies underperform securities of other capitalization ranges or the market as a whole. Securities of smaller companies trade in smaller volumes and are often more vulnerable to market volatility than securities of larger companies.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index regardless of their investment merits. Other than in response to one of the triggers set forth above in accordance with the Index methodology, the Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index.
Trend Lag Risk. At least six consecutive trading days will elapse after the S&P MidCap 400 first drops below its historical 200-day simple moving average (or conversely, first moves above such average) before the Index will switch from tracking the S&P MidCap 400 to 3-Month US Treasury bills (or conversely, from 3-Month US Treasury bills to the S&P MidCap 400). As a result, if the S&P MidCap 400 is in an overall positive trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may be adversely affected by a downward trend and/or volatility in the S&P MidCap 400 for up to six consecutive trading days (or conversely, if the S&P MidCap 400 is in an overall negative trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may not benefit from an upward trend and/or volatility in the S&P MidCap 400 for up to six consecutive trading days). Accordingly, the methodology employed by the Index does not eliminate exposure to downward trends and/or volatility in the S&P MidCap 400 and does not provide immediate exposure to upward trends and/or volatility in the S&P MidCap 400.
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Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year, five year, and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.
Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 8.70%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 20.16% (quarter ended December 31, 2020) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -7.67% (quarter ended March 31, 2020).
Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year 5 Years
Since Inception
(6/11/15)
Pacer Trendpilot US Mid Cap ETF
Return Before Taxes
6.82% 7.97% 5.71%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
6.68% 7.75% 5.52%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
4.13% 6.26% 4.46%
Pacer Trendpilot US Mid Cap Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
7.72% 8.64% 6.37%
S&P MidCap 400 Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
13.66% 12.35% 9.35%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. A higher after-tax return results when a capital loss occurs upon redemption and provides an assumed tax deduction that benefits the investor.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
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Portfolio Managers
The Fund employs a rules-based, passive investment strategy. The Adviser uses a committee approach to managing the Fund. Bruce Kavanaugh, Vice President of the Adviser, and Michael Mack, Investment Analyst for the Adviser, are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and have served as portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception.
Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser and its related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Pacer Trendpilot® 100 ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.65%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
0.65%
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$66 $208 $362 $810
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 6% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group (the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure (i) 100% to the NASDAQ-100® Index (the “NASDAQ-100”), (ii) 50% to the NASDAQ-100 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, or (iii) 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, depending on the relative performance of the NASDAQ-100 and its 200-business day historical simple moving average (the “200-day moving average”). The calculation of the 200-day moving average for the NASDAQ-100 is based on the total return version of the NASDAQ-100 and reflects the reinvestment of dividends paid by the securities in the NASDAQ-100. The Index is expected to be predominantly invested in the components of the NASDAQ-100 over most short- and long-term periods and is only expected to invest in 3-Month US Treasury bills from time to time in response to adverse market conditions as defined by the “50/50 Indicator” and “T-Bill Indicator” below.
The NASDAQ-100 Index includes approximately 100 of the largest non-financial securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. The NASDAQ-100 Index comprises securities of companies across major industry groups, including computer, biotechnology, healthcare, telecommunications and transportation. However, it does not contain securities of financial companies, including investment companies. The NASDAQ-100 Index was developed
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by NASDAQ OMX. There is no minimum market capitalization requirement for inclusion in the NASDAQ-100 Index. Inclusion is determined based on the top 100 largest issuers based on market capitalization meeting all other eligibility requirements. As of July 30, 2021, the range of market capitalizations of companies in the NASDAQ-100 Index was approximately $15.9 billion to $2.3 trillion.
The Index, and consequently the Fund, may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. As described below, the Index will change its position based on the following indicators, and each change will become effective on the second business day after the indicator for the change is triggered. The Index will be in a new position effective at the close of business on the first business day.
Equity Indicator. When the NASDAQ-100 closes above its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “Equity Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to the NASDAQ-100, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the Equity Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
Once the Equity Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 50% to the NASDAQ-100 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if both the 50/50 Indicator and the T-Bill Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective on the second business day following the date of the indicator(s). The Index will be in a new position effective at the close of business on the first business day.
50/50 Indicator. When the NASDAQ-100 closes below its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator”) and the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will be 50% to the NASDAQ-100 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day. Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the NASDAQ-100 and 3-Month US Treasury bills depending on their respective performance until either the Equity Indicator or T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 100% to the NASDAQ-100 if the Equity Indicator is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator(s). The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
T-Bill Indicator. When the NASDAQ-100’s 200-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “T-Bill Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the T-Bill Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the NASDAQ-100’s 200-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the T-Bill Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the Equity Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered; rather, the T-Bill Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the NASDAQ-100 to 100% exposure to 3-Month US Treasury bills unless the 50/50 Indicator was first triggered following the most recent triggering of the Equity Indicator.
Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to be 100% to the NASDAQ-100 if the Equity Indicator is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day. Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the Index will not return to its 50/50 position unless the Equity Indicator is simultaneously triggered, followed by the 50/50 Indicator being triggered.
The Index aims to mitigate, to some extent, the volatility of the NASDAQ-100 by tracking 3-Month US Treasury bills (instead of the NASDAQ-100) when the NASDAQ-100 is in a negative trend.
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Special Indicator. In the event the NASDAQ-100 closes 20% above or 20% below its 200-day moving average, the Index will change exposures effective at the end of the following business day to be 50% to the NASDAQ-100 and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills. This new exposure will continue until the Equity Indicator, 50/50 Indicator, or T-Bill Indicator is triggered.
The Fund’s Investment Strategy
The Fund attempts to invest all, or substantially all, of its assets in the component securities that make up the Index. The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
The Fund is considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, or the Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
Concentration Risk. If the Index concentrates in an industry or group of industries, the Fund’s investments may be concentrated accordingly. In such event, the value of the Fund’s shares may rise and fall more than the value of shares of a fund that invests in securities of companies in a broader range of industries. In addition, at times, an industry or group of industries in which the Fund is concentrated may be out of favor and underperform other industries or groups of industries.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
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Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant.
Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
Fixed Income Risk. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities owned by the Fund. On the other hand, if rates fall, the value of the fixed income securities generally increases. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives. In general, the market price of fixed income securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities may be affected by the inability of issuers to repay principal and interest or illiquidity in debt securities markets.
Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in securities issued by the U.S. government. There can be no guarantee that the United States will be able to meet its payment obligations with respect to such securities. Additionally, market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government may decline or be negative for short or long periods of time.
Large-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of large-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of large-capitalization companies underperform securities of smaller-capitalization companies or the market as a whole. The securities of large-capitalization companies may be relatively mature compared to smaller companies and therefore subject to slower growth during times of economic expansion.
Non-Diversification Risk. Although the Fund intends to invest in a variety of securities and instruments, the Fund is considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund. As a result, the Fund may be more exposed to the risks associated with and developments affecting an individual issuer or a smaller number of issuers than a fund that invests more widely. This may increase the Fund’s volatility and cause the performance of a relatively smaller number of issuers to have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index regardless of their investment merits. Other than in response to one of the triggers set forth above in accordance with the Index methodology, the Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Sector Risk. To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in particular sectors of the economy, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors.
Communications Services Sector Risk. The Fund is generally expected to invest significantly in companies in the communications services sector, and therefore the performance of the Fund could be negatively impacted by events affecting this sector. Communications services companies are subject to extensive government regulation.
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The costs of complying with governmental regulations, delays or failure to receive required regulatory approvals, or the enactment of new adverse regulatory requirements may adversely affect the business of the such companies. Companies in the communications services sector can also be significantly affected by intense competition, including competition with alternative technologies such as wireless communications (including with 5G and other technologies), product compatibility, consumer preferences, rapid product obsolescence, and research and development of new products. Technological innovations may make the products and services of such companies obsolete.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk. The Fund may invest in companies in the consumer discretionary sector, and therefore the performance of the Fund could be negatively impacted by events affecting this sector. The success of consumer product manufacturers and retailers is tied closely to the performance of domestic and international economies, interest rates, exchange rates, competition, consumer confidence, changes in demographics and consumer preferences. Companies in the consumer discretionary sector depend heavily on disposable household income and consumer spending, and may be strongly affected by social trends and marketing campaigns. These companies may be subject to severe competition, which may have an adverse impact on their profitability.
Information Technology Sector Risk. Market or economic factors impacting information technology companies and companies that rely heavily on technological advances could have a significant effect on the value of the Fund’s investments. The value of stocks of information technology companies and companies that rely heavily on technology is particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in technology product cycles, rapid product obsolescence, government regulation and competition, both domestically and internationally, including competition from foreign competitors with lower production costs. Stocks of information technology companies and companies that rely heavily on technology, especially those of smaller, less-seasoned companies, tend to be more volatile than the overall market. Information technology companies are heavily dependent on patent and intellectual property rights, the loss or impairment of which may adversely affect profitability.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index.
Trend Lag Risk. At least six consecutive trading days will elapse after the NASDAQ-100 first drops below its historical 200-day simple moving average (or conversely, first moves above such average) before the Index will switch from tracking the NASDAQ-100 to 3-Month US Treasury bills (or conversely, from 3-Month US Treasury bills to the NASDAQ-100). As a result, if the NASDAQ-100 is in an overall positive trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may be adversely affected by a downward trend and/or volatility in the NASDAQ-100 for up to six consecutive trading days (or conversely, if the NASDAQ-100 is in an overall negative trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may not benefit from an upward trend and/or volatility in the NASDAQ-100 for up to six consecutive trading days). Accordingly, the methodology employed by the Index does not eliminate exposure to downward trends and/or volatility in the NASDAQ-100 and does not provide immediate exposure to upward trends and/or volatility in the NASDAQ-100.
Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year, five year, and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.
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Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 6.59%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 23.12% (quarter ended June 30, 2020) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -14.07% (quarter ended March 31, 2020).
Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year 5 Years
Since Inception
(6/11/15)
Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF
Return Before Taxes
28.96% 17.22% 14.49%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
28.91% 17.13% 14.39%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
17.18% 13.96% 11.72%
Pacer NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
29.58% 17.90% 15.15%
NASDAQ-100 Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
48.88% 24.27% 22.24%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers
The Fund employs a rules-based, passive investment strategy. The Adviser uses a committee approach to managing the Fund. Bruce Kavanaugh, Vice President of the Adviser, and Michael Mack, Investment Analyst for the Adviser, are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and have served as portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception.
Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in
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exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser and its related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Pacer Trendpilot® European Index ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer Trendpilot European Index ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer Trendpilot European Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.65%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
0.65%
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$66 $208 $362 $810
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 506% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group (the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure (i) 100% to the FTSE Eurozone Index, (ii) 50% to the FTSE Eurozone Index and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, or (iii) 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, depending on the relative performance of the FTSE Eurozone Index and its 200-business day historical simple moving average (the “200-day moving average”). The calculation of the 200-day moving average for the FTSE Eurozone Index is based on the total return version of the FTSE Eurozone Index and reflects the reinvestment of dividends paid by the securities in the FTSE Eurozone Index. The Index is expected to be predominantly invested in the components of the FTSE Eurozone Index over most short- and long-term periods and is only expected to invest in 3-Month US Treasury bills from time to time in response to adverse market conditions as defined by the “50/50 Indicator” and “T-Bill Indicator” below.
The FTSE Eurozone Index is a rules-based, float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index comprised of large- and mid-capitalization stocks providing coverage of the developed markets in the euro zone, including primarily France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Italy. The FTSE Eurozone Index is a subset of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, which targets coverage of over 99% of investable market capitalization globally.
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The Index, and consequently the Fund, may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. As described below, the Index will change its position based on the following indicators, and each change will become effective at the close of business on the first business day after the indicator for the change is triggered. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
Equity Indicator. When the FTSE Eurozone Index closes above its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “Equity Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to the FTSE Eurozone Index, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the Equity Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
Once the Equity Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 50% to the FTSE Eurozone Index and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if both the 50/50 Indicator and the T-Bill Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the indicator(s). The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
50/50 Indicator. When the FTSE Eurozone Index closes below its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 50% to the FTSE Eurozone Index and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day. Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the FTSE Eurozone Index and 3-Month US Treasury bills depending on their respective performance until either the Equity Indicator or T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 100% to the FTSE Eurozone Index if the Equity Indicator is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business following the date of the indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
T-Bill Indicator. When the FTSE Eurozone Index’s 200-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “T-Bill Indicator”) and the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will be 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective at the close of business on the first business day following the date of the T-Bill Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the FTSE Eurozone Index’s 200-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the T-Bill Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the Equity Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered; rather, the T-Bill Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the FTSE Eurozone Index to 100% exposure to 3-Month US Treasury bills unless the 50/50 Indicator was simultaneously triggered following the most recent triggering of the Equity Indicator.
Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to be 100% to the FTSE Eurozone Index if the Equity Indicator is triggered, effective at the close of business on the first business following the date of the indicator. Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the Index will not return to its 50/50 position unless the Equity Indicator is first triggered, followed by the 50/50 Indicator being triggered. The Index will be in a new position effective on the second business day.
The Index aims to mitigate, to some extent, the volatility of the FTSE Eurozone Index by tracking 3-Month US Treasury bills (instead of the FTSE Eurozone Index) when the FTSE Eurozone Index is in a negative trend.
The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in the component securities of the Index and investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the economic characteristics of such component securities (e.g., depositary receipts). The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
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The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, or the Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
Currency Exchange Rate Risk. The Fund’s assets may include investments denominated in non-U.S. currencies, such as the euro, or in securities or other assets that provide exposure to such currencies. Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies will affect the value of the Fund’s investment and the value of your Fund shares. Currency exchange rates can be very volatile and can change quickly and unpredictably. As a result, the value of an investment in the Fund may change quickly and without warning and you may lose money.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant. Because securities held by the Fund trade on foreign exchanges that are closed when the Fund’s primary listing exchange is open, the Fund is likely to experience premiums and discounts greater than those of domestic ETFs.
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Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
European Investments Risk. The Fund is more exposed to the economic and political risks of Europe and of the European countries in which it invests than funds whose investments are more geographically diversified. Adverse economic and political events in Europe may cause the Fund’s investments to decline in value. The economies and markets of European countries are often closely connected and interdependent, and events in one country in Europe can have an adverse impact on other European countries. The Fund makes investments in securities of issuers that are domiciled in, or have significant operations in, member countries of the European Union (the “EU”) that are subject to economic and monetary controls that can adversely affect the Fund’s investments. The European financial markets have experienced volatility and adverse trends in recent years and these events have adversely affected the exchange rate of the euro and may continue to significantly affect other European countries. Decreasing imports or exports, changes in governmental or EU regulations on trade, changes in the exchange rate of the euro, the default or threat of default by an EU member country on its sovereign debt, and/or an economic recession in an EU member country may have a significant adverse effect on the economies of EU member countries and their trading partners, including some or all of the European countries in which the Fund invests.
Additionally, the United Kingdom’s (the “UK”) formally exited from the EU on January 31, 2020 (known as “Brexit”), and effective December 31, 2020, the UK ended a transition period during which it continued to abide by the EU’s rules and the UK’s trade relationships with the EU were generally unchanged. Following this transition period, the impact on the UK and European economies and the broader global economy could be significant, resulting in negative impacts, such as increased volatility and illiquidity, and potentially lower economic growth of markets in the UK, Europe and globally, which may adversely affect the value of a Fund’s investments.
The effects of Brexit will depend, in part, on the impact of agreements the UK negotiated to retain access to EU markets, either during the transitional period or more permanently, including, but not limited to, current trade and finance agreements. Brexit could lead to legal and tax uncertainty and potentially divergent national laws and regulations, as the UK determines which EU laws to replace or replicate. The extent of the impact of the withdrawal agreements in the UK and in global markets, as well as any associated adverse consequences, remain unclear, and the uncertainty may have a significant negative effect on the value of Fund investments. If one or more other countries were to exit the EU or abandon the use of the euro as a currency, the value of investments tied to those countries or the euro could decline significantly and unpredictably.
Fixed Income Risk. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities owned by the Fund. On the other hand, if rates fall, the value of the fixed income securities generally increases. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives. In general, the market price of fixed income securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities may be affected by the inability of issuers to repay principal and interest or illiquidity in debt securities markets.
Foreign Securities Risk. Investments in non-U.S. securities involve certain risks that may not be present with investments in U.S. securities. For example, investments in non-U.S. securities may be subject to risk of loss due to foreign currency fluctuations or to political or economic instability. Investments in non-U.S. securities also may be subject to withholding or other taxes and may be subject to additional trading, settlement, custodial, and operational risks. These and other factors can make investments in the Fund more volatile and potentially less liquid than other types of investments.
Geographic Concentration Risk. To the extent the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in the securities of companies of a single country or region, it is more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country
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or region. The Index’s, and therefore the Fund’s, heavy equity exposure to two countries (France and Germany) subjects the Fund to a higher degree of country risk than that of more geographically diversified international funds.
Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in securities issued by the U.S. government. There can be no guarantee that the United States will be able to meet its payment obligations with respect to such securities. Additionally, market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government may decline or be negative for short or long periods of time.
High Portfolio Turnover Risk. At times, the Fund may have a portfolio turnover rate substantially greater than 100%. A high portfolio turnover rate would result in correspondingly greater transaction expenses, including brokerage commissions, dealer mark ups and other transaction costs, on the sale of securities and on reinvestment in other securities and may result in reduced performance and the distribution to shareholders of additional capital gains for tax purposes. These factors may negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
Large-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of large-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of large-capitalization companies underperform securities of smaller-capitalization companies or the market as a whole. The securities of large-capitalization companies may be relatively mature compared to smaller companies and therefore subject to slower growth during times of economic expansion.
Mid-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of mid-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of mid-capitalization companies underperform securities of other capitalization ranges or the market as a whole. Securities of smaller companies trade in smaller volumes and are often more vulnerable to market volatility than securities of larger companies.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index regardless of their investment merits. Other than in response to one of the triggers set forth above in accordance with the Index methodology, the Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index. To the extent the Fund calculates its NAV based on fair value prices and the value of the Index is based on securities’ closing prices on local foreign markets (i.e., the value of the Index is not based on fair value prices), the Fund’s ability to track the Index may be adversely affected.
Trend Lag Risk. At least six consecutive trading days will elapse after the FTSE Eurozone Index first drops below its historical 200-day simple moving average (or conversely, first moves above such average) before the Index will switch from tracking the FTSE Eurozone Index to 3-Month US Treasury bills (or conversely, from 3-Month US Treasury bills to the FTSE Eurozone Index). As a result, if the FTSE Eurozone Index is in an overall positive trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may be adversely affected by a downward trend and/or volatility in the FTSE Eurozone Index for up to six consecutive trading days (or conversely, if the FTSE Eurozone Index is in an overall negative trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may not benefit from an upward trend and/or volatility in the FTSE Eurozone Index for up to six consecutive trading days). Accordingly, the methodology employed by the Index does not eliminate exposure to downward trends and/or volatility in the FTSE Eurozone Index or provide immediate exposure to upward trends and/or volatility in the FTSE Eurozone Index.
Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year, five year, and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the
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future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.
Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 11.60%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 8.67% (quarter ended June 30, 2017) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -13.49% (quarter ended March 31, 2020).
Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year 5 Years
Since Inception
(12/14/15)
Pacer Trendpilot European Index ETF
Return Before Taxes
-18.90% -1.12% -1.11%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-18.90% -1.23% -1.22%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-11.19% -0.64% -0.64%
Pacer Trendpilot European Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
-17.41% 0.37% 0.37%
FTSE Eurozone Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
8.98% 8.40% 8.91%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. In certain cases, the figure representing “Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares” may be higher than the other return figures for the same period. A higher after-tax return results when a capital loss occurs upon redemption and provides an assumed tax deduction that benefits the investor. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers
The Fund employs a rules-based, passive investment strategy. The Adviser uses a committee approach to managing the Fund. Bruce Kavanaugh, Vice President of the Adviser, and Michael Mack, Investment Analyst for the Adviser, are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and have served as portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception.
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Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser and its related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Pacer Trendpilot® International ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer Trendpilot International ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer Trendpilot International Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.65%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses1
0.02%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.67%
1 Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (“AFFE”) are the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies. Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses do not correlate to the expense ratios in the Fund’s Financial Highlights because the Financial Highlights include only the direct operating expenses incurred by the Fund and exclude AFFE.

Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$68 $214 $373 $835
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 161% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group, an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure (i) 100% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index, (ii) 50% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, or (iii) 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, depending on the relative performance of the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index and its 200-business day historical simple moving average (the “200-day moving average”). The calculation of the 200-day moving average for the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index is based on the total return version of the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Local Currency Index and reflects the reinvestment of dividends paid by the securities in the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index. The Index is expected to be predominantly invested in the components of the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index over most short- and long-term periods and is only expected to invest in 3-Month US Treasury bills from time to time in response to adverse market conditions as defined by the “50/50 Indicator” and “T-Bill Indicator” below.
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The S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index is a rules-based, float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index comprised of large-capitalization stocks providing coverage of the developed markets excluding the United States. The S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index is a subset of the S&P Global BMI, a comprehensive, rules-based index measuring global stock market performance.
The Index, and consequently the Fund, may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. As described below, the Index will change its position based on the following indicators, and each change will become effective on the second business day after the indicator for the change is triggered.
As of June 30, 2021, the Index was entirely invested in the S&P S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index constituents.
Equity Indicator. When the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index closes above its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “Equity Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index, effective on the second business day following the date of the Equity Indicator.
Once the Equity Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 50% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if both the 50/50 Indicator and the T-Bill Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective on the second business day following the date of the indicator(s).
50/50 Indicator. When the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index closes below its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 50% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective on the second business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index and 3-Month US Treasury bills depending on their respective performance until either the Equity Indicator or T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 100% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index if the Equity Indicator is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the T-Bill Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective on the second business day following the date of the indicator.
T-Bill Indicator. When the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index’s 200-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “T-Bill Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective on the second business day following the date of the T-Bill Indicator.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index’s 200-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the T-Bill Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the Equity Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered; rather, the T-Bill Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index to 100% exposure to 3-Month US Treasury bills unless the 50/50 Indicator was simultaneously triggered following the most recent triggering of the Equity Indicator.
Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to be 100% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index if the Equity Indicator is triggered, effective on the second business day following the date of the indicator. Once the T-Bill Indicator has been triggered, the Index will not return to its 50/50 position unless the Equity Indicator is first triggered, followed by the 50/50 Indicator being triggered.
The Index aims to mitigate, to some extent, the volatility of the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index by tracking 3-Month US Treasury bills (instead of the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index) when the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index is in a negative trend.
Special Indicator. In the event the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index closes 20% above or 20% below its 200-day moving average, the Index will change exposures effective at the end of the following business day to be 50% to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills. This new exposure will continue until the Equity Indicator, 50/50 Indicator, or T-Bill Indicator is triggered.
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The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in the component securities of the Index and investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the economic characteristics of such component securities (e.g., depositary receipts). The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better. The Fund’s assets may include investments denominated in non-U.S. currencies.
The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
The Fund is considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund. At times, the Fund may have a portfolio turnover rate substantially greater than 100%.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, or the Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
Currency Exchange Rate Risk. The Fund’s assets may include investments denominated in non-U.S. currencies, such as the euro, or in securities or other assets that provide exposure to such currencies. Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies will affect the value of the Fund’s investment and the value of your Fund shares. Currency exchange rates can be very volatile and can change quickly and unpredictably. As a result, the value of an investment in the Fund may change quickly and without warning and you may lose money.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
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Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant. Because securities held by the Fund trade on foreign exchanges that are closed when the Fund’s primary listing exchange is open, the Fund is likely to experience premiums and discounts greater than those of domestic ETFs.
Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
Fixed Income Risk. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities owned by the Fund. On the other hand, if rates fall, the value of the fixed income securities generally increases. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives. In general, the market price of fixed income securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities may be affected by the inability of issuers to repay principal and interest or illiquidity in debt securities markets.
Foreign Securities Risk. Investments in non-U.S. securities involve certain risks that may not be present with investments in U.S. securities. For example, investments in non-U.S. securities may be subject to risk of loss due to foreign currency fluctuations or to political or economic instability. Investments in non-U.S. securities also may be subject to withholding or other taxes and may be subject to additional trading, settlement, custodial, and operational risks. These and other factors can make investments in the Fund more volatile and potentially less liquid than other types of investments.
Geographic Concentration Risk. To the extent the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in the securities of companies of a single country or region, it is more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country or region.
Risks Related to Investing in Japan. The Japanese economy may be subject to considerable degrees of economic, political and social instability, which could have a negative impact on Japanese securities. Japan’s economic growth rate has remained relatively low for an extended period of time and it may remain low in the future. In addition, Japan is subject to the risk of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons and tsunamis. Additionally, decreasing U.S. imports, new trade regulations, changes in the U.S. dollar exchange rates, a recession in the United States or continued increases in foreclosure rates may have an adverse impact on the economy of Japan. Japan also has few natural resources, and any fluctuation or shortage in the commodity markets could have a negative impact on Japanese securities.
Risks Related to Investing in Western Europe. Most developed countries in Western Europe are members of the European Union (“EU”), and many are also members of the European Monetary Union (EMU), which requires compliance with restrictions on inflation rates, deficits, and debt levels. Unemployment in certain European nations is historically high and several countries face significant debt problems. These conditions can significantly affect every country in Europe. The euro is the official currency of the EU. Funds that invest in Europe may have significant exposure to the euro and events affecting the euro. Recent market events affecting several of the EU member countries have adversely affected the sovereign debt issued by those countries, and ultimately may lead
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to a decline in the value of the euro. A significant decline in the value of the euro may produce unpredictable effects on trade and commerce generally and could lead to increased volatility in financial markets worldwide.
Additionally, the United Kingdom’s (the “UK”) withdrawal from the EU, commonly known as “Brexit,” may have significant political and financial consequences for EU markets, including greater market volatility and illiquidity, currency fluctuations, deterioration in economic activity, a decrease in business confidence and an increased likelihood of a recession in the UK and the EU. The withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU entered into force on January 31, 2020, at which time the UK ceased to be a member of the EU. Following the withdrawal, there will be a transition period, ending December 31, 2020, during which the UK will negotiate its future relationship with the EU.
The effects of Brexit will depend, in part, on the impact of agreements the UK negotiated to retain access to EU markets, either during the transitional period or more permanently, including, but not limited to, current trade and finance agreements. Brexit could lead to legal and tax uncertainty and potentially divergent national laws and regulations, as the UK determines which EU laws to replace or replicate. The extent of the impact of the withdrawal agreements in the UK and in global markets, as well as any associated adverse consequences, remain unclear, and the uncertainty may have a significant negative effect on the value of Fund investments. If one or more other countries were to exit the EU or abandon the use of the euro as a currency, the value of investments tied to those countries or the euro could decline significantly and unpredictably.
Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in securities issued by the U.S. government. There can be no guarantee that the United States will be able to meet its payment obligations with respect to such securities. Additionally, market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government may decline or be negative for short or long periods of time.
High Portfolio Turnover Risk. At times, the Fund may have a portfolio turnover rate substantially greater than 100%. A high portfolio turnover rate would result in correspondingly greater transaction expenses, including brokerage commissions, dealer mark ups and other transaction costs, on the sale of securities and on reinvestment in other securities and may result in reduced performance and the distribution to shareholders of additional capital gains for tax purposes. These factors may negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
Large-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of large-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of large-capitalization companies underperform securities of smaller-capitalization companies or the market as a whole. The securities of large-capitalization companies may be relatively mature compared to smaller companies and therefore subject to slower growth during times of economic expansion.
Limited Operating History. The Fund is a recently organized management investment company with limited operating history. As a result, prospective investors have a limited track record on which to base their investment decision. An investment in the Fund may therefore involve greater uncertainty than an investment in a fund with a more established record of performance.
Mid-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of mid-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of mid-capitalization companies underperform securities of other capitalization ranges or the market as a whole. Securities of smaller companies trade in smaller volumes and are often more vulnerable to market volatility than securities of larger companies.
Non-Diversification Risk. Although the Fund intends to invest in a variety of securities and instruments, the Fund is considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund. As a result, the Fund may be more exposed to the risks associated with and developments affecting an individual issuer or a smaller number of issuers than a fund that invests more widely. This may increase the Fund’s volatility and cause the performance of a relatively smaller number of issuers to have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index
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methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index, regardless of their investment merits. The Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index. To the extent the Fund calculates its NAV based on fair value prices and the value of the Index is based on securities’ closing prices on local foreign markets (i.e., the value of the Index is not based on fair value prices), the Fund’s ability to track the Index may be adversely affected.
Trend Lag Risk. At least six consecutive trading days will elapse after the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index first drops below its historical 200-day simple moving average (or conversely, first moves above such average) before the Index will switch from tracking the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index to 3-Month US Treasury bills (or conversely, from 3-Month US Treasury bills to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index ). As a result, if the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index is in an overall positive trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may be adversely affected by a downward trend and/or volatility in the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index for up to six consecutive trading days (or conversely, if the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index is in an overall negative trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may not benefit from an upward trend and/or volatility in the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index for up to six consecutive trading days). Accordingly, the methodology employed by the Index does not eliminate exposure to downward trends and/or volatility in the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index or provide immediate exposure to upward trends and/or volatility in the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index.
Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.

Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 9.68%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 16.55% (quarter ended December 31, 2020) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -12.13% (quarter ended March 31, 2020).
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Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year
Since Inception
(5/2/2019)
Pacer Trendpilot International ETF
Return Before Taxes
-0.16% 4.69%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-0.25% 4.53%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
0.12% 3.69%
Pacer Trendpilot International Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
1.58% 6.10%
S&P Developed Ex-US Large Cap Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
10.66% 11.89%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. In certain cases, the figure representing “Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares” may be higher than the other return figures for the same period. A higher after-tax return results when a capital loss occurs upon redemption and provides an assumed tax deduction that benefits the investor. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. (the “Adviser”) serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers
The Fund employs a rules-based, passive investment strategy. The Adviser uses a committee approach to managing the Fund. Bruce Kavanaugh, Vice President of the Adviser, and Michael Mack, Investment Analyst for the Adviser, are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and have served as portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception.
Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser and its related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to
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recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Pacer Trendpilot® US Bond ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer Trendpilot US Bond ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer Trendpilot US Bond Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.60%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.60%
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$61 $192 $335 $750
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 55% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group (the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure to one of the following positions: (i) 100% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index, (ii) 50% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and 50% to the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index or (iii) 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index, depending on the “Risk Ratio,” described below.
The S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index is designed to track the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated, high-yield corporate bonds issued in the U.S. The S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index is designed to measure the performance of U.S. Treasury bonds maturing in 7 to 10 years. The Index uses a “Risk Ratio” to signal a change in the position of the Index. The Risk Ratio is calculated by dividing the value of the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index by the value of the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index.
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The Index, and consequently the Fund, may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. As described below, the Index will change its position based on the following indicators, and each change will become effective by the close of business on the sixth business day after the indicator for the change is triggered. The Index will be in a new position effective on the seventh business day.
High Yield Indicator. When the Risk Ratio closes above its 100-day historical simple moving average (the “100-day moving average”) for five consecutive business days (the “High Yield Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the High Yield Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the seventh business day.
Once the High Yield Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 50% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and 50% S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index if both the 50/50 Indicator and the Treasury Bond (“T-Bond”) Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the High Yield Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the seventh business day.
50/50 Indicator. When the Risk Ratio closes below its 100-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 50% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and 50% S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the seventh business day. Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index depending on their respective performance until either the High Yield Indicator or T-Bond Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to either be 100% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index if the High Yield Indicator is triggered or 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index if the T-Bond Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the seventh business day.
T-Bond Indicator. When the Risk Ratio’s 100-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “T-Bond Indicator”), the exposure of the Index will be 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the T-Bond Indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the seventh business day.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the Risk Ratio 100-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the T-Bond Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the High Yield Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the T-Bond Indicator has been triggered; rather, the T-Bond Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index to 100% exposure to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index unless the 50/50 Indicator was simultaneously triggered following the most recent triggering of the High Yield Indicator.
Once the T-Bond Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Index will next change to be 100% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index if the High Yield Indicator is triggered, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the indicator. The Index will be in a new position effective on the seventh business day. Once the T-Bond Indicator has been triggered, the Index will not return to its 50/50 position unless the High Yield Indicator is first triggered, followed by the 50/50 Indicator being triggered.
The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets, plus borrowings for investment purposes, will be invested in bonds denominated in U.S. dollars. The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
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The Fund will generally use a “representative sampling” strategy, meaning it may invest in a sample of the securities in the Index whose risk, return and other characteristics closely resemble the risk, return and other characteristics of the Index as a whole. However, the Fund may use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index, when the Fund’s sub-adviser believes it is in the best interests of the Fund (e.g., when replicating the Index does not involve practical difficulties or substantial costs).
The Fund generally may invest up to 20% of its total assets (exclusive of any collateral held from securities lending) in securities or other investments not included in the Index, but which the Fund’s sub-adviser believes will help the Fund track the Index. For example, the Fund may invest in securities that are not components of the Index to reflect various corporate actions and other changes to the Index (such as reconstitutions, additions, and deletions).
Principal Investment Risks
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, the Adviser (as defined below), or the Sub-Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
Cash Redemption Risk. The Fund’s investment strategy may require it to redeem Shares for cash or to otherwise include cash as part of its redemption proceeds. The Fund may be required to sell or unwind portfolio investments to obtain the cash needed to distribute redemption proceeds. This may cause the Fund to recognize a capital gain that it might not have recognized if it had made a redemption in-kind. As a result, the Fund may pay out higher annual capital gain distributions than if the in-kind redemption process was used.
Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant.
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Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
Fixed Income Risk. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities owned by the Fund. On the other hand, if rates fall, the value of the fixed income securities generally increases. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives. In general, the market price of fixed income securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities may be affected by the inability of issuers to repay principal and interest or illiquidity in debt securities markets.
Call Risk. During periods of falling interest rates, an issuer of a callable bond held by the Fund may “call” or repay the security prior to its stated maturity, and the Fund may have to reinvest the proceeds at lower interest rates, resulting in a decline in the Fund’s income.
Credit Risk. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of a security will not be able to make payments of interest and principal when due. Changes in an issuer’s credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of an investment in that issuer.
Event Risk. Event risk is the risk that corporate issuers may undergo restructurings, such as mergers, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, or similar events financed by increased debt. As a result of the added debt, the credit quality and market value of a company’s bonds and/or other debt securities may decline significantly.
Extension Risk. When interest rates rise, certain obligations will be paid off by the obligor more slowly than anticipated, causing the value of these securities to fall.
Interest Rate Risk. Generally, the value of fixed income securities will change inversely with changes in interest rates. As interest rates rise, the market value of fixed income securities tends to decrease. Conversely, as interest rates fall, the market value of fixed income securities tends to increase. This risk will be greater for long-term securities than for short-term securities. Changes in government intervention may have adverse effects on investments, volatility, and illiquidity in debt markets.
Prepayment Risk. When interest rates fall, certain obligations will be paid off by the obligor more quickly than originally anticipated, and the proceeds may have to be invested in securities with lower yields.
Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in securities issued by the U.S. government. There can be no guarantee that the United States will be able to meet its payment obligations with respect to such securities. Additionally, market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government may decline or be negative for short or long periods of time.
High Yield Risk. High yield debt obligations (commonly known as “junk bonds”) are speculative investments and entail greater risk of loss of principal than securities and loans that are investment grade rated because of their greater exposure to credit risk. The high yield market at times is subject to substantial volatility and high yield debt obligations may be less liquid than higher quality securities. As a result, the value of the Fund may be subject to greater volatility than other funds, and the Fund may be exposed to greater tracking risk (described below) than other funds.
Limited Operating History. The Fund is a recently organized management investment company with limited operating history. As a result, prospective investors have a limited track record on which to base their investment decision. An investment in the Fund may therefore involve greater uncertainty than an investment in a fund with a more established record of performance.
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Management Risk. To the extent the Fund uses a representative sampling strategy to obtain exposure to the Index, the Fund’s ability to track the performance of the Index will be contingent on the ability of the Fund’s sub-adviser to identify a subset of Index components whose risk, return and other characteristics closely resemble the risk, return and other characteristics of the Index as a whole.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index, regardless of their investment merits. The Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index. Additionally, to the extent the high yield market experiences greater volatility or reduced liquidity, the Fund may not be able to acquire or dispose of the high yield securities in the Index at exactly the same time and price reflected in a reconstitution of the Index, and consequently, the Index’s exposure to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index may result in a greater difference between the returns of the Fund and those of the Index.
Trend Lag Risk. At least six consecutive trading days will elapse after the Risk Ratio first drops below its historical 100-day simple moving average (or conversely, first moves above such average) before the Index will switch from tracking the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index to the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (or conversely, from the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index). As a result, if the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index is in an overall positive trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may be adversely affected by a downward trend and/or volatility in the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index for up to six consecutive trading days (or conversely, if the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index is in an overall negative trend, the Index and consequently the Fund may not benefit from an upward trend and/or volatility in the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index for up to six consecutive trading days). Accordingly, the methodology employed by the Index does not eliminate exposure to downward trends and/or volatility in the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and does not provide immediate exposure to upward trends and/or volatility in the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index.
Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.

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Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 2.31%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 6.15% (quarter ended December 31, 2020) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -2.77% (quarter ended June 30, 2020).
Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year
Since Inception
(10/22/2019)
Pacer Trendpilot US Bond ETF
Return Before Taxes
10.65% 10.75%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
9.48% 9.54%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
6.27% 7.67%
Pacer Trendpilot US Bond Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
12.16% 11.85%
S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
6.78% 7.66%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. (the “Adviser”) serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
Investment Sub-Adviser
Vident Investment Advisory, LLC (“VIA” or the “Sub-Adviser”) serves as investment sub-adviser to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers
Jim Iredale, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager – Fixed Income, and Austin Wen, CFA, Portfolio Manager of VIA, have primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Fund Mr. Iredale has been a portfolio manager of the Fund since the Fund’s inception and Mr. Wen has been a portfolio manager of the Fund since June 2020.
Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in
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exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser, and their related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Pacer Trendpilot® Fund of Funds ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer Trendpilot Fund of Funds ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer Trendpilot Fund of Funds Index (the “Index” or the “Fund of Funds Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.15%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses1
0.62%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.77%
1 Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (“AFFE”) are the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies. Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses do not correlate to the expense ratios in the Fund’s Financial Highlights because the Financial Highlights include only the direct operating expenses incurred by the Fund and exclude AFFE.
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$79 $246 $428 $954
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 29% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group, an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Fund of Funds Index uses an objective, rules-based approach to construct a portfolio that, as of each quarterly rebalance, is composed of the ETFs listed in the following table, each advised by the Adviser (collectively, the “Trendpilot ETFs”). Each of the Trendpilot ETFs is an index-based ETF that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the underlying index listed in the following table (collectively, the “Trendpilot Indexes”).
Each Trendpilot Index other than the Pacer Trendpilot US Bond Index (collectively, the “Trendpilot Equity Indexes”) uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure (i) 100% to the “Underlying Component” specified in the table below, (ii) 50% to the applicable Underlying Component and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, or (iii) 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, depending on the relative performance of the Underlying Component and its 200-business day historical simple moving average (the “200-day moving average”). The
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calculation of the 200-day moving average for each Underlying Component is based on the total return version of such Underlying Component and reflects the reinvestment of dividends paid by the securities in such Underlying Component.
The Pacer Trendpilot US Bond Index (the “Trendpilot Bond Index”) uses an objective, rules-based methodology to implement a systematic trend-following strategy that directs exposure to one of the following positions: (i) 100% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index, (ii) 50% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and 50% to the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index or (iii) 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index, depending on the value of the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index divided by the value of the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (the “Risk Ratio”).
Weight Trendpilot ETF Trendpilot Index Equity Component
20%
Pacer Trendpilot® US Large Cap ETF
Pacer Trendpilot US Large Cap Index
S&P 500® Index
20%
Pacer Trendpilot® US Mid Cap ETF
Pacer Trendpilot US Mid Cap Index
S&P MidCap 400® Index
20%
Pacer Trendpilot® 100 ETF
Pacer NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot Index
NASDAQ-100® Index
20%
Pacer Trendpilot® International ETF
Pacer Trendpilot International Index S&P Developed Ex-U.S. LargeCap Index
20%
Pacer Trendpilot® US Bond ETF
Pacer Trendpilot US Bond Index S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index
The Trendpilot Indexes
Each Trendpilot Equity Index uses a systematic trend following strategy that directs the Trendpilot Equity Index’s exposure to either the applicable Underlying Component, 50% to the applicable Underlying Component and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills and may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. The Trendpilot Bond Index uses a systematic trend following strategy that directs the Trendpilot Bond Index’s exposure to either the applicable Underlying Component, 50% to the applicable Underlying Component and 50% to the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index, or 100% to the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index and may stay in any of its three possible positions for an extended period of time. As described below, each Trendpilot Index will change its position based on the following indicators, and each change will become effective on the second business day after the indicator for the change is triggered.
Underlying Component Indicator. When the applicable Underlying Component for the Trendpilot Equity Indexes closes above its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “Underlying Component Indicator” for such indexes), the exposure of the applicable Trendpilot Index will be 100% to the Underlying Component, effective on the second business following the date of the Underlying Component Indicator.
Once the Underlying Component Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the applicable Trendpilot Equity Index will next change to either be 50% to the Underlying Component and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if both the 50/50 Indicator and the Treasury Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective on the second business day following the date of the indicator(s).
With respect to the Trendpilot Bond Index, when the Risk Ratio closes above its 100-day historical simple moving average (the “100-day moving average”) for five consecutive business days (the “Underlying Component Indicator” for such index), the exposure of the Trendpilot Bond Index will be 100% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the Underlying Component Indicator.
Once the Underlying Component Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Trendpilot Bond Index will next change to either be 50% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and 50% S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index if the 50/50 Indicator (described below) is triggered or 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index if both the 50/50 Indicator and the Treasury Indicator (described below) are triggered simultaneously, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the Underlying Component Indicator.
50/50 Indicator. With respect to each Trendpilot Equity Index, when the applicable Underlying Component closes below its 200-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator” for such index), the exposure of the Trendpilot Equity Index will be 50% to the Underlying Component and 50% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective on the second business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator (“50/50 Exposure”). Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Trendpilot Equity Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the
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Underlying Component and 3-Month US Treasury bills depending on their respective performance until either the Underlying Component Indicator or Treasury Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Trendpilot Equity Index will next change to either be 100% to the Underlying Component if the Underlying Component Indicator is triggered or 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills if the Treasury Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective on the second business day following the date of the indicator.
With respect to each Trendpilot Bond Index, when the Risk Ratio closes below its 100-day moving average for five consecutive business days (the “50/50 Indicator”), the exposure of the Trendpilot Bond Index will be 50% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and 50% S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator. Following the effectiveness of the 50/50 Indicator, the exposure of the Trendpilot Bond Index may be greater than or less than 50% with respect to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index and S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index depending on their respective performance until either the Underlying Component Indicator or Treasury Indicator (described below) is triggered.
Once the 50/50 Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Trendpilot Bond Index will next change to either be 100% to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index if the Underlying Component Indicator is triggered or 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index if the Treasury Indicator (described below) is triggered, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the 50/50 Indicator.
Treasury Indicator. With respect to each Trendpilot Equity Index, when the applicable Underlying Component’s 200-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “Treasury Indicator” for such index), the exposure of the Trendpilot Equity Index will be 100% to 3-Month US Treasury bills, effective on the second business day following the date of the Treasury Indicator.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the applicable Underlying Component’s 200-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the Treasury Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the Underlying Component Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the Treasury Indicator has been triggered; rather, the Treasury Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Trendpilot Equity Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the Underlying Component to 100% exposure to 3-Month US Treasury bills unless the 50/50 Indicator was simultaneously triggered following the most recent triggering of the Underlying Component Indicator.
With respect to the Trendpilot Bond Index, when the Risk Ratio’s 100-day moving average closes lower than its value from five business days earlier (the “Treasury Indicator” for such index), the exposure of the Trendpilot Bond Index will be 100% to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index, effective by the close of business on the sixth business day following the date of the Treasury Indicator.
For example, if today is Wednesday and the Risk Ratio 100-day moving average closes lower than it did on the fifth preceding business day (Wednesday of the preceding week), the Treasury Indicator is triggered. Unlike the operation of the Underlying Component Indicator and 50/50 Indicator, the closing values on the days in between today and the fifth preceding business day do not affect whether the Treasury Indicator has been triggered; rather, the Treasury Indicator simply compares today’s closing value to the closing value five business days earlier. However, the Trendpilot Bond Index will not move directly from 100% exposure to the S&P U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index to 100% exposure to S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index unless the 50/50 Indicator was simultaneously triggered following the most recent triggering of the Underlying Component Indicator.
Once the Treasury Indicator has been triggered, the exposure of the Trendpilot Index will next change to be 100% to the Underlying Component if the Underlying Component Indicator is triggered, effective on the second business day following the date of the indicator. Once the Treasury Indicator has been triggered, the Trendpilot Index will not return to its 50/50 position unless the Underlying Component Indicator is first triggered, followed by the 50/50 Indicator being triggered.
Each Trendpilot Index aims to mitigate, to some extent, the volatility of the Underlying Component by tracking 3-Month US Treasury bills or the S&P U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (instead of the Underlying Component), as applicable,
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when the applicable Underlying Component is in a negative trend. Because the Underlying Component Indicator, 50/50 Indicator, and Treasury Indicator (collectively, the “Exposure Indicators”) for each Trendpilot Index operate independent of the Exposure Indicators for each other Trendpilot Index, the Fund of Funds Index may reflect Underlying Component exposure for each Trendpilot ETF, a mix of Underlying Component exposures and 3-Month US Treasury bills, or entirely 3-Month US Treasury bills for short or long periods of time. When the 50/50 Indicator or Treasury Indicator has been triggered for a particular Trendpilot ETF, the Fund of Funds Index will have reduced or no exposure, respectively, to the applicable Trendpilot ETF’s Underlying Component.
Special Indicator. For each Trendpilot Equity Index, in the event the Underlying Component closes 20% above or 20% below its 200-day simple moving average, the Trendpilot Equity Index will change exposures effective at the end of the following business day to its 50/50 Exposure. This new exposure (the “Special Exposure”) will continue until the applicable Underlying Component Indicator, 50/50 Indicator, or Treasury Indicator is triggered.
The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in the component securities of the Fund of Funds Index (i.e., the Trendpilot ETFs). The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Fund of Funds Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
The Fund is considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Currency Exchange Rate Risk. The Fund’s assets may include exposure to investments denominated in non-U.S. currencies or in securities or other assets that provide exposure to such currencies. Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies will affect the value of the Fund’s investment and the value of your Fund shares. Currency exchange rates can be very volatile and can change quickly and unpredictably. As a result, the value of an investment in the Fund may change quickly and without warning and you may lose money.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
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Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant. Because securities held by the Fund trade on foreign exchanges that are closed when the Fund’s primary listing exchange is open, the Fund is likely to experience premiums and discounts greater than those of domestic ETFs.
Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
Fixed Income Risk. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities owned by the Fund. On the other hand, if rates fall, the value of the fixed income securities generally increases. The Fund may be subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates due to the current period of historically low rates and the effect of potential government fiscal policy initiatives and resulting market reaction to those initiatives. In general, the market price of fixed income securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. The value of the Fund’s direct or indirect investments in fixed income securities may be affected by the inability of issuers to repay principal and interest or illiquidity in debt securities markets.
Foreign Securities Risk. Investments in non-U.S. securities involve certain risks that may not be present with investments in U.S. securities. For example, investments in non-U.S. securities may be subject to risk of loss due to foreign currency fluctuations or to political or economic instability. Investments in non-U.S. securities also may be subject to withholding or other taxes and may be subject to additional trading, settlement, custodial, and operational risks. These and other factors can make investments in the Fund more volatile and potentially less liquid than other types of investments.
Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in securities issued by the U.S. government. There can be no guarantee that the United States will be able to meet its payment obligations with respect to such securities. Additionally, market prices and yields of securities supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government may decline or be negative for short or long periods of time.
High Yield Risk. High yield securities (or “junk bonds”) entail greater risk of loss of principal because of their greater exposure to credit risk. High yield debt obligations are speculative investments and may also be less liquid than higher quality securities, and may cause income and principal losses for the Fund. The market for high yield securities is generally thinner and less active than the market for higher quality securities. If there is a “flight to safety,” the market’s perception of “high yield” securities may turn negative, and these types of securities may become classified as “high risk.” Consequently, high yield securities and loans entail greater risk of loss of principal than securities and loans that are investment grade rated. Investment in or exposure to high yield (lower rated) debt instruments (also known as “junk bonds”) may involve greater levels of interest rate, credit, liquidity and valuation risk than for higher rated instruments. High yield debt instruments may be sensitive to economic changes, political changes, or adverse developments specific to a company.
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Large-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of large-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of large-capitalization companies underperform securities of smaller-capitalization companies or the market as a whole. The securities of large-capitalization companies may be relatively mature compared to smaller companies and therefore subject to slower growth during times of economic expansion.
Limited Operating History. The Fund is a recently organized management investment company with limited operating history. As a result, prospective investors have a limited track record on which to base their investment decision. An investment in the Fund may therefore involve greater uncertainty than an investment in a fund with a more established record of performance.
Mid-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of mid-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of mid-capitalization companies underperform securities of other capitalization ranges or the market as a whole. Securities of smaller companies trade in smaller volumes and are often more vulnerable to market volatility than securities of larger companies.
Non-Diversification Risk. Although the Fund intends to invest in a variety of securities and instruments, the Fund is considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund. As a result, the Fund may be more exposed to the risks associated with and developments affecting an individual issuer or a smaller number of issuers than a fund that invests more widely. This may increase the Fund’s volatility and cause the performance of a relatively smaller number of issuers to have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance.
Other Investment Companies Risk. The Fund primarily invests in other ETFs and will incur higher and duplicative expenses as a result of such investments. There is also the risk that the Fund may suffer losses due to the investment practices of the underlying funds. When the Fund invests in other investment companies, the Fund will be subject to substantially the same risks as those associated with the direct ownership of securities held by such investment companies. Investments in ETFs are also subject to the “ETF Risks” described above.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index, regardless of their investment merits. The Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index. To the extent the Fund calculates its NAV based on fair value prices and the value of the Index is based on securities’ closing prices on local foreign markets (i.e., the value of the Index is not based on fair value prices), the Fund’s ability to track the Index may be adversely affected.
Trend Lag Risk. At least six consecutive trading days will elapse after the applicable Equity Component first drops below its historical 200-day simple moving average (or conversely, first moves above such average) before a Trendpilot Index will switch from tracking the Equity Component to 3-Month US Treasury bills (or conversely, from 3-Month US Treasury bills to the Equity Component). As a result, if the Equity Component is in an overall positive trend, the Trendpilot Index and consequently the Fund of Funds Index and the Fund may be adversely affected by a downward trend and/or volatility in the Equity Component for up to six consecutive trading days (or conversely, if the Equity Component is in an overall negative trend, the Trendpilot Index and consequently the Fund of Funds Index and the Fund may not benefit from an upward trend and/or volatility in the Equity Component for up to six consecutive trading days). Accordingly, the methodology employed by each Trendpilot Index does not eliminate exposure to downward trends and/or volatility in the Equity Component and does not provide immediate exposure to upward trends and/or volatility in the Equity Component.
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Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.

Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 8.18%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 12.48% (quarter ended December 31, 2020) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -13.36% (quarter ended March 31, 2020).
Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year
Since Inception
(5/3/2019)
Pacer Trendpilot Fund of Funds ETF
Return Before Taxes
4.72% 7.14%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
4.56% 6.90%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
2.89% 5.46%
Pacer Trendpilot Fund of Funds Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
5.95% 8.33%
S&P 1200 Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
15.58% 15.63%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. (the “Adviser”) serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers
The Fund employs a rules-based, passive investment strategy. The Adviser uses a committee approach to managing the Fund. Bruce Kavanaugh, Vice President of the Adviser, and Michael Mack, Investment Analyst for the Adviser, are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and have served as portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception.
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Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser and its related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

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Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer US Cash Cows 100 Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.49%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
0.49%
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$50 $157 $274 $616
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 104% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group (the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to provide exposure to large and mid-capitalization U.S. companies with high free cash flow yields. Companies with high free cash flow yields are commonly referred to as “cash cows”.
Free Cash Flow (FCF): A company’s cash flow from operations minus capital expenditures.
Enterprise Value (EV): A company’s market capitalization plus its debt and minus its cash and cash equivalents.
Free Cash Flow Yield: FCF / EV
The initial index universe is derived from the component companies of the Russell 1000® Index. The initial universe of companies is screened based on their average projected free cash flows and earnings (if available) over each of the next two fiscal years. Companies with no forward year estimates available for free cash flows or earnings will remain in the Index universe. Companies with negative average projected free cash flows or earnings are removed from the Index universe. Additionally, financial companies, other than real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), are excluded from the Index universe.
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The remaining companies are ranked by their free cash flow yield for the trailing twelve month period. The equity securities of the 100 companies with the highest free cash flow yield are included in the Index.
At the time of each rebalance of the Index, the companies included in the Index are weighted in proportion to their trailing twelve month free cash flow, and weightings are capped at 2% of the weight of the Index for any individual company. The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly as of the close of business on the 3rd Friday of March, June, September, and December based on data as of the 1st Friday of the applicable rebalance month.
The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in the component securities of the Index. The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, or the Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
Concentration Risk. If the Index concentrates in an industry or group of industries, the Fund’s investments may be concentrated accordingly. In such event, the value of the Fund’s shares may rise and fall more than the value of shares of a fund that invests in securities of companies in a broader range of industries. In addition, at times, an industry or group of industries in which the Fund is concentrated may be out of favor and underperform other industries or groups of industries.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
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Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant.
Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
High Portfolio Turnover Risk. At times, the Fund may have a portfolio turnover rate substantially greater than 100%. A high portfolio turnover rate would result in correspondingly greater transaction expenses, including brokerage commissions, dealer mark ups and other transaction costs, on the sale of securities and on reinvestment in other securities and may result in reduced performance and the distribution to shareholders of additional capital gains for tax purposes. These factors may negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
Large-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of large-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of large-capitalization companies underperform securities of smaller-capitalization companies or the market as a whole. The securities of large-capitalization companies may be relatively mature compared to smaller companies and therefore subject to slower growth during times of economic expansion.
Mid-Capitalization Investing Risk. The Fund may invest in the securities of mid-capitalization companies. As a result, the Fund’s performance may be adversely affected if securities of mid-capitalization companies underperform securities of other capitalization ranges or the market as a whole. Securities of smaller companies trade in smaller volumes and are often more vulnerable to market volatility than securities of larger companies.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser would not sell a security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a reconstitution of the Index in accordance with the Index methodology. The Fund invests in securities included in the Index, regardless of their investment merits. The Fund does not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the Fund.
Sector Risk. To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in particular sectors of the economy, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk. The Fund may invest in companies in the consumer discretionary sector, and therefore the performance of the Fund could be negatively impacted by events affecting this sector. The success of consumer product manufacturers and retailers is tied closely to the performance of domestic and international economies, interest rates, exchange rates, competition, consumer confidence, changes in demographics and consumer preferences. Companies in the consumer discretionary sector depend heavily on disposable household income and consumer spending, and may be strongly affected by social trends and marketing campaigns. These companies may be subject to severe competition, which may have an adverse impact on their profitability.
Health Care Sector Risk. The Fund may invest in companies in the health care sector, and therefore the performance of the Fund could be negatively impacted by events affecting this sector. Companies in the health care sector are subject to extensive government regulation and their profitability can be significantly affected by restrictions on government reimbursement for medical expenses, rising costs of medical products and services,
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pricing pressure (including price discounting), limited product lines and an increased emphasis on the delivery of healthcare through outpatient services.
Information Technology Sector Risk. The Fund may invest in companies in the information technology sector, and therefore the performance of the Fund could be negatively impacted by events affecting this sector. Market or economic factors impacting information technology companies and companies that rely heavily on technological advances could have a significant effect on the value of the Fund’s investments. The value of stocks of information technology companies and companies that rely heavily on technology is particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in technology product cycles, rapid product obsolescence, government regulation and competition, both domestically and internationally, including competition from foreign competitors with lower production costs. Stocks of information technology companies and companies that rely heavily on technology, especially those of smaller, less-seasoned companies, tend to be more volatile than the overall market. Information technology companies are heavily dependent on patent and intellectual property rights, the loss or impairment of which may adversely affect profitability.
Style Risk. The Fund’s emphasis on dividend-paying stocks involves the risk that such stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform the market. Also, a company may reduce or eliminate its dividend, which may have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance.
Tracking Risk. The Fund’s return may not track the return of the Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing the Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of the Index. In addition, when the Fund uses a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not be as well correlated with the return of the Index as when the Fund purchases all of the securities in the Index in the proportions in which they are represented in the Index.
Fund Performance
The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows the Fund’s performance for calendar years ended December 31. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual returns for the one year and since inception periods compare with those of the Index and a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com or by calling the Fund toll-free at 1-800-617-0004.
Calendar Year Total Return as of December 31
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For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2021, the Fund’s total return was 28.31%. During the period of time shown in the bar chart, the Fund’s highest return for a calendar quarter was 21.41% (quarter ended June 30, 2020) and the Fund’s lowest return for a calendar quarter was -27.76% (quarter ended March 31, 2020).
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Average Annual Total Returns
(for the period ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year
Since Inception
(12/16/16)
Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF
Return Before Taxes
11.58% 10.02%
Return After Taxes on Distributions
10.69% 9.42%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
7.19% 7.74%
Pacer US Cash Cows 100 Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
11.60% 10.42%
Russell 1000® Index
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)
20.96% 16.10%

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.
Management
Investment Adviser
Pacer Advisors, Inc. serves as investment adviser to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers
The Fund employs a rules-based, passive investment strategy. The Adviser uses a committee approach to managing the Fund. Bruce Kavanaugh, Vice President of the Adviser, and Michael Mack, Investment Analyst for the Adviser, are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and have served as portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception.
Buying and Selling Fund Shares
The Fund is an ETF. This means that individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in the secondary market through brokers at market prices, rather than NAV. Because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Fund generally issues and redeems shares at NAV only in large blocks of shares known as “Creation Units,” which only institutions or large investors may purchase or redeem. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units in exchange for a portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) and/or a designated amount of U.S. cash that the Fund specifies each day.
Investors may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for Shares (ask) when buying or selling Shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent information about the Fund, including its net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads is available on the Fund’s website at www.PacerETFs.com.
Tax Information
Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account. Distributions may be taxable upon withdrawal from tax-deferred accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Adviser and its related companies may pay the intermediary for activities related to the marketing and promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your sales person to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your sales person or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF
Investment Objective
The Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF (the “Fund”) is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows Index (the “Index”).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). The fees are expressed as a percentage of the Fund’s average net assets. This table and the Example below do not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay on their purchases and sales of Fund Shares.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees
0.59%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses
0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
0.59%
Example
The following example is intended to help retail investors compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It illustrates the hypothetical expenses that such investors would incur over various periods if they were to invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of the Shares at the end of those periods. This example assumes that the Fund provides a return of 5% a year and that operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$60 $189 $329 $738
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 123% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund
The Fund employs a “passive management” (or indexing) investment approach designed to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. The Index is based on a proprietary methodology developed and maintained by Index Design Group (the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”).
The Index
The Index uses an objective, rules-based methodology to provide exposure to small-capitalization U.S. companies with high free cash flow yields. Companies with high free cash flow yields are commonly referred to as “cash cows”.
Free Cash Flow (FCF): A company’s cash flow from operations minus capital expenditures.
Enterprise Value (EV): A company’s market capitalization plus its debt and minus its cash and cash equivalents.
Free Cash Flow Yield: FCF / EV
The initial Index universe is derived from the component companies of the S&P Small Cap 600® Index. The initial universe of companies is screened based on their average projected free cash flows and earnings (if available) over each of the next two fiscal years. Companies for which information on their projected free cash flows or earnings is not available will remain in the Index universe. Companies with negative average projected free cash flows or earnings are removed from the Index universe. Additionally, financial companies, other than real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), are excluded from the Index universe.
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The remaining companies are ranked by their free cash flow yield for the trailing twelve month period. The equity securities of the 100 companies with the highest free cash flow yield are included in the Index.
At the time of each rebalance of the Index, the companies included in the Index are weighted in proportion to their trailing twelve month free cash flow, and weightings are capped at 2% of the weight of the Index for any individual company. Weight above the 2% limitation is redistributed among the other Index constituents in proportion to their weights. As of June 30, 2021, the companies included in the Index had a market capitalization of $175 million to $5.7 billion. The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly as of the close of business on the 3nd Friday of March, June, September, and December based on data as of the 2nd Friday of the applicable rebalance month.
The Fund’s Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in the component securities of the Index. The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index, before fees and expenses, will be 95% or better.
The Fund will generally use a “replication” strategy to achieve its investment objective, meaning it will invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportion as in the Index.
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
You can lose money on your investment in the Fund. The Fund is subject to the risks summarized below. Some or all of these risks may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and/or ability to meet its objectives. For more information about the risks of investing in the Fund, see the section in the Fund’s prospectus entitled “Additional Information about the Principal Risks of Investing in the Funds.” The principal risks are presented in alphabetical order to facilitate finding particular risks and comparing them with other funds. Each risk summarized below is considered a “principal risk” of investing in the Fund, regardless of the order in which it appears.
Calculation Methodology Risk. The Index relies directly or indirectly on various sources of information to assess the criteria of issuers included in the Index, including information that may be based on assumptions and estimates. Neither the Fund, the Index Provider, or the Adviser (as defined below) can offer assurances that the Index’s calculation methodology or sources of information will provide an accurate assessment of included issuers or a correct valuation of securities, nor can they guarantee the availability or timeliness of the production of the Index.
Concentration Risk. If the Index concentrates in an industry or group of industries, the Fund’s investments may be concentrated accordingly. In such event, the value of the Fund’s shares may rise and fall more than the value of shares of a fund that invests in securities of companies in a broader range of industries. In addition, at times, an industry or group of industries in which the Fund is concentrated may be out of favor and underperform other industries or groups of industries.
Equity Market Risk. The equity securities held in the Fund’s portfolio may experience sudden, unpredictable drops in value or long periods of decline in value. This may occur because of factors that affect securities markets generally or factors affecting specific industries, sectors or companies in which the Fund invests. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. The Fund’s NAV and market price may fluctuate significantly in response to these and other factors. As a result, an investor could lose money over short or long periods of time.
ETF Risks. The Fund is an ETF and, as a result of an ETF’s structure, is exposed to the following risks:
Authorized Participants (“APs”), Market Makers, and Liquidity Providers Concentration Risk. The Fund has a limited number of financial institutions that may act as APs. In addition, there may be a limited number of market makers and/or liquidity providers in the marketplace. To the extent either of the following events occur, shares of the Fund may trade at a material discount to NAV and possibly face delisting: (i) APs exit the business or otherwise become unable to process creation and/or redemption orders and no other APs step forward to perform these services, or (ii) market makers and/or liquidity providers exit the business or significantly reduce their business activities and no other entities step forward to perform their functions.
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Costs of Buying or Selling Shares of the Fund. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares of the Fund, including brokerage commissions imposed by brokers and bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares of the Fund may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares of the Fund may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.
Shares of the Fund May Trade at Prices Other Than NAV. As with all ETFs, shares of the Fund may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The price of shares of the Fund, like the price of all traded securities, will be subject to factors such as supply and demand, as well as the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. Although it is expected that the market price of the shares of the Fund will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of the shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount). This risk is heightened in times of market volatility, periods of steep market declines, and periods when there is limited trading activity for shares in the secondary market, in which case such premiums or discounts may be significant.
Trading. Although shares of the Fund are listed for trading on a national securities exchange, such as Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the “Exchange”), and may be traded on U.S. exchanges other than the Exchange, there can be no assurance that shares of the Fund will trade with any volume, or at all, on any stock exchange. In stressed market conditions, the liquidity of shares of the Fund may begin to mirror the liquidity of the Fund’s underlying portfolio holdings, which can be significantly less liquid than shares of the Fund, and this could lead to differences between the market price of the shares of the Fund and the underlying value of those shares.
High Portfolio Turnover Risk. At times, the Fund may have a portfolio turnover rate substantially greater than 100%. A high portfolio turnover rate would result in correspondingly greater transaction expenses, including brokerage commissions, dealer mark ups and other transaction costs, on the sale of securities and on reinvestment in other securities and may result in reduced performance and the distribution to shareholders of additional capital gains for tax purposes. These factors may negatively affect the Fund’s performance.