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15 important things you should know about Allianz Global Investors AERIX mutual fund

Updated: Last Tuesday
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds Multi-Strategy Trust: AllianzGI Emerging Markets Consumer Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AERIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities and instruments that are tied economically to emerging markets countries and by investing at least 80% of its net assets in securities of companies in the consumer and consumer-related sectors.

2. What are AERIX top holdings?

AERIX has 85 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 41.44% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 7.82%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 5.65%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 5.26%
JD.com Inc ADR JD 4.39%
NetEase Inc ADR NTES 3.78%
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd Class H 02318 3.47%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. ROG 2.96%
China Merchants Bank Co Ltd Class H 03968 2.89%
HDFC Bank Ltd ADR HDB.BO 2.70%
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co Ltd 300760 2.52%

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

AERIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 4.29%;
  • 3-month return is 8.03%;
  • 1-year return is 19.04%;
  • 3-year return is 2.99%;
  • 5-year return is 6.44%.

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

In the last 10 years, AERIX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

AERIX up and down years

5. What is AERIX dividend yield?

AERIX yield is 0.95%.

6. What is AERIX minimum initial investment amount?

AERIX minimum initial investment amount is $25.00K.

7. What is AERIX expense ratio?

AERIX expense ratio is 1.05%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AERIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.42%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.71%.
AERIX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.01;
  • 5-year beta is 1.00.
AERIX Beta

11. What is AERIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.02;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.12.
AERIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 40. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 40.

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

The following are AERIX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>AERIX 3-year return</strong> is 2.99%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 3.04%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are AERIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>AERIX net assets</strong> are $35.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>AERIX 5-year return</strong> is 6.44%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 8.03%.
  • <strong>AERIX expense ratio</strong> is 1.05%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AERIX review, we covered AERIX 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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