14 important things you should know about Allianz Funds ANNAX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell ANNAX? Or perhaps you’re looking for ANNAX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

The Fund seeks maximum total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income by investing at least 65% of its total assets in income producing equity securities. Equity securities include common stocks, preferred stocks, and securities (including debt securities) that are convertible into common-stock.

2. What are ANNAX top holdings?

ANNAX has 5 stock holdings and 1 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 18.19% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microchip Technology Incorporated 1.62% N/A 2.73%
Bank of America Corp 7 1/4 % Non-Cum Perp Conv Pfd Shs Series -L- BACPL 1.98%
Splunk Inc 1.12% N/A 1.92%
Broadcom Inc 8% PRF CONVERT 30/09/2022 USD 1000 Ser A AVGOP 1.82%
Tesla Inc 1.25% N/A 1.76%
Wells Fargo & Co 7 1/2 % Non Cum Perp Conv Pfd Shs -A- Series -L- WFCPL 1.71%
DexCom Inc 0.75% N/A 1.65%
Crown Castle International Corp Cum Conv Pfd Registered Shs Series -A- CCIPA 1.57%
Akamai Technologies, Inc. 0.12% N/A 1.54%
Insulet Corporation 0.38% N/A 1.51%

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

ANNAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 10.77%;
  • 3-month return is -3.36%;
  • 1-year return is 14.08%;
  • 3-year return is 13.09%;
  • 5-year return is 8.53%;
  • 10-year return is 10.30%.

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

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

5. What is ANNAX dividend yield?

ANNAX yield is 1.38%.

6. What is ANNAX minimum initial investment amount?

ANNAX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ANNAX expense ratio?

ANNAX expense ratio is 0.93%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.31%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.95%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.13;
  • 5-year beta is 1.13;
  • 10-year beta is 1.21;
  • 15-year beta is 1.18.

11. What is ANNAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.56;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.47;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.76.

Analysis

12. What is ANNAX Finny Score? ANNAX buy or sell?

ANNAX Finny Score is 30. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy ANNAX and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 30.

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

The following are ANNAX strengths from our perspective:

  • ANNAX 3-year return is 13.09%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (ICE BofA All US Convertible TR USD), 9.38%.
  • ANNAX 5-year return is 8.53%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (ICE BofA All US Convertible TR USD), 7.27%.
  • ANNAX 10-year return is 10.3%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (ICE BofA All US Convertible TR USD), 9.44%.

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

The following are ANNAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ANNAX net assets are $0.60 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
  • ANNAX expense ratio is 0.93%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • ANNAX 3-year Beta is 1.13, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • ANNAX 5-year Beta is 1.13, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • ANNAX 10-year Beta is 1.21, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
  • ANNAX 15-year Beta is 1.18, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 15-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 15 years.
In the ANNAX review, we covered ANNAX 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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