10 important things you should know about Virtus AFJAX mutual fund
Updated: October 10, 2021
Bull case
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
Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

  1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ International Value Fund; Class A Shares (AFJAX).
  2. What are AFJAX holdings?
  3. What is AFJAX performance? What are AFJAX historical returns?
  4. What is AFJAX dividend yield?
  5. What is AFJAX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does AFJAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is AFJAX Finny Score? AFJAX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in AFJAX? What are AFJAX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in AFJAX? What are AFJAX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ International Value Fund; Class A Shares (AFJAX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital and income. The Fund will invest in the common stocks of non-U.S. companies with market capitalizations of more than $1 billion, that are undervalued relative to the market and their industry groups.

2. What are AFJAX top holdings?

AFJAX has 58 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 33.16% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 4.31%
China Merchants Bank Co Ltd Class H 03968 4.22%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 09988 4.21%
Zurich Insurance Group AG ZURN 4.10%
Broadcom Inc AVGO 4.00%
Sony Corp 6758 2.85%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 2.57%
Rio Tinto PLC RIO.L 2.46%
Techtronic Industries Co Ltd 00669.HK 2.27%
Longfor Group Holdings Ltd 00960 2.17%

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

AFJAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -4.54%;
  • 3-month return is -4.15%;
  • 1-year return is -4.15%;
  • 3-year return is 7.71%;
  • 5-year return is 7.26%;
  • 10-year return is 4.38%;
  • 15-year return is 3.21%.

4. What is AFJAX dividend yield?

AFJAX yield is 1.84%.

5. What is AFJAX minimum initial investment amount?

AFJAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

6. Does AFJAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AFJAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. AFJAX front-end sales load is 5.5. AFJAX back-end sales load is 0.

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

8. What are the pros of investing in AFJAX? What are AFJAX buy reasons?

We don't see any strong reasons to buy AFJAX.

9. What are the cons of investing in AFJAX? What are AFJAX negatives?

The following are AFJAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AFJAX net assets are $66.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AFJAX 3-year return is 7.71%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 9.34%.
  • AFJAX 5-year return is 7.26%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 9.03%.
  • AFJAX 10-year return is 4.38%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 7.32%.
  • AFJAX 15-year return is 3.21%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 4.34%.
  • AFJAX expense ratio is 1.3%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.5%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
In the AFJAX review, we covered AFJAX 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.