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

Updated: September 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • 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 ALOIX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ALOIX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on ALOIX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "ALOIX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long term capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by normally investing primarily in equity securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations and with above-average earnings growth that are positioned in strong growth areas.

2. What are ALOIX top holdings?

ALOIX has 89 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 20.61% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp 4739 2.62%
CKD Corp 6407 2.40%
Nihon Unisys Ltd 8056 2.09%
Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd 1893 2.08%
ASOS PLC ASC.L 2.06%
Fuji Electric Co Ltd 6504 2.01%
Ambu A/S Class B AMBU B 1.95%
Marui Group Co Ltd 8252 1.85%
Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co Ltd 8593 1.78%
Jeol Ltd 6951 1.77%

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

ALOIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.91%;
  • 3-month return is 5.76%;
  • 1-year return is 5.63%;
  • 3-year return is 0.60%;
  • 5-year return is 4.66%;
  • 10-year return is 6.99%;
  • 15-year return is 7.24%.

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

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

ALOIX up and down years

5. What is ALOIX dividend yield?

ALOIX yield is 1.62%.

6. What is ALOIX minimum initial investment amount?

ALOIX minimum initial investment amount is $25.00K.

7. What is ALOIX expense ratio?

ALOIX expense ratio is 1.04%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

ALOIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.65%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.69%.
ALOIX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.13;
  • 5-year beta is 1.02;
  • 10-year beta is 0.98.
ALOIX Beta

11. What is ALOIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.09;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.19;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.53.
ALOIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 43. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 43.

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

The following are ALOIX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>ALOIX 10-year return</strong> is 6.99%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap NR USD), 6.73%.
  • <strong>ALOIX 15-year return</strong> is 7.24%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap NR USD), 5.22%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are ALOIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ALOIX net assets</strong> are $38.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>ALOIX 3-year return</strong> is 0.6%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap NR USD), 1.41%.
  • <strong>ALOIX 5-year return</strong> is 4.66%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap NR USD), 6.65%.
  • <strong>ALOIX expense ratio</strong> is 1.04%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ALOIX review, we covered ALOIX 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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