9 important things you should know about Ariel Investments AINIX mutual fund
Updated: December 06, 2021
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
High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Ariel Investment Trust: Ariel International Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AINIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests in equity securities of companies out the US of any market capitalization. The Fund identifies an investment opportunity that offers superior risk-adjusted returns that focuses on both the fundamentals of the business and the intrinsic value of the business.

2. What are AINIX top holdings?

AINIX has 77 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 58.98% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Deutsche Boerse AG DB1.DE 8.48%
Nintendo Co Ltd 7974 7.88%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. ROG 7.81%
Northern Institutional Treasury Premier NTPXX 6.72%
GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK.L 5.24%
Philip Morris International Inc PM 5.24%
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV AD 5.12%
China Mobile Ltd 00941 4.84%
Cie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SA ML.PA 4.11%
Snam SpA SRG.MI 3.54%

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

AINIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -5.41%;
  • 3-month return is -7.14%;
  • 1-year return is -7.14%;
  • 3-year return is 4.54%;
  • 5-year return is 5.53%.

4. What is AINIX dividend yield?

AINIX yield is 1.7%.

5. What is AINIX minimum initial investment amount?

AINIX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

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

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 20. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 20.

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

The following are AINIX strengths from our perspective:

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

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

The following are AINIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AINIX net assets are $741.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AINIX 3-year return is 4.54%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 10.15%.
  • AINIX 5-year return is 5.53%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 9.37%.
  • AINIX expense ratio is 0.88%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AINIX review, we covered AINIX 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.