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15 important things you should know about Acadian Funds AEMGX mutual fund

Updated: September 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

Before we start: if you’re looking for AEMGX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "AEMGX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on AEMGX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "AEMGX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell AEMGX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AEMGX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AEMGX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: AEMGX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: AEMGX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in AEMGX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to AEMGX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund: Acadian Emerging Markets Portfolio; Investor Class Shares (AEMGX).
  2. What are AEMGX holdings?
  3. What is AEMGX performance? What are AEMGX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did AEMGX have historically?
  5. What is AEMGX dividend yield?
  6. What is AEMGX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AEMGX expense ratio?
  8. Does AEMGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AEMGX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AEMGX beta? How would you assess AEMGX risk?
  11. What is AEMGX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AEMGX Finny Score? AEMGX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AEMGX? What are AEMGX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in AEMGX? What are AEMGX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund: Acadian Emerging Markets Portfolio; Investor Class Shares (AEMGX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in common stocks of emerging market country issuers. he Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of issuers that at the time of initial purchase in emerging market countries.

2. What are AEMGX top holdings?

AEMGX has 408 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 31.87% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 6.22%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 4.41%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 4.12%
China Construction Bank Corp Class H 00939 3.40%
Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd Class H 01398 2.84%
Bank Of China Ltd Class H 03988 2.36%
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd 2317.TW 2.20%
JD.com Inc ADR JD 2.16%
SK Hynix Inc 000660.KS 2.10%
NetEase Inc ADR NTES 2.06%

3. What is AEMGX performance? What are AEMGX historical returns?

AEMGX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.31%;
  • 3-month return is 7.56%;
  • 1-year return is 4.02%;
  • 3-year return is -2.25%;
  • 5-year return is 6.13%;
  • 10-year return is 2.12%;
  • 15-year return is 5.15%.

4. How many up and down years did AEMGX have historically?

In the last 10 years, AEMGX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

AEMGX up and down years

5. What is AEMGX dividend yield?

AEMGX yield is 1.79%.

6. What is AEMGX minimum initial investment amount?

AEMGX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is AEMGX expense ratio?

AEMGX expense ratio is 1.4%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AEMGX expenses

8. Does AEMGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AEMGX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. AEMGX front-end sales load is 0. AEMGX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is AEMGX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.72%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.67%.
AEMGX tax costs

10. What is AEMGX beta? How would you assess AEMGX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.11;
  • 5-year beta is 1.10;
  • 10-year beta is 1.07.
AEMGX Beta

11. What is AEMGX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.06;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.09;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.22.
AEMGX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

13. What are the pros of investing in AEMGX? What are AEMGX buy reasons?

The following are AEMGX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in AEMGX? What are AEMGX negatives?

The following are AEMGX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>AEMGX net assets</strong> are $661.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>AEMGX 3-year return</strong> is -2.25%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 1.85%.
  • <strong>AEMGX 5-year return</strong> is 6.13%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 8.49%.
  • <strong>AEMGX 10-year return</strong> is 2.12%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 2.89%.
  • <strong>AEMGX 15-year return</strong> is 5.15%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 5.98%.
  • <strong>AEMGX expense ratio</strong> is 1.4%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AEMGX review, we covered AEMGX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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