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10 important things you should know about Virtus AOPAX mutual fund

Updated: September 09, 2021
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Bull Case
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

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 AOPAX top holdings?

AOPAX has 85 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 19.77% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp 4739 2.67%
Marui Group Co Ltd 8252 2.38%
Azbil Corp 6845 2.31%
Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd 1893 1.99%
Jeol Ltd 6951 1.83%
Nihon Unisys Ltd 8056 1.82%
Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co Ltd 8593 1.73%
Tosoh Corp 4042 1.71%
Interroll Holding Ltd INRN 1.67%
Fuji Electric Co Ltd 6504 1.66%

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

AOPAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.66%;
  • 3-month return is 5.18%;
  • 1-year return is 5.18%;
  • 3-year return is 7.69%;
  • 5-year return is 10.70%;
  • 10-year return is 9.39%.

4. What is AOPAX dividend yield?

AOPAX yield is 0.68%.

5. What is AOPAX minimum initial investment amount?

AOPAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

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

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 33. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 33.

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

The following are AOPAX strengths from our perspective:

  • AOPAX 5-year return is 10.7%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap NR USD), 11.84%.
  • AOPAX 10-year return is 9.39%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap NR USD), 9.47%.

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

The following are AOPAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AOPAX net assets are $5.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AOPAX 3-year return is 7.69%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap NR USD), 11.39%.
  • AOPAX expense ratio is 1.25%, 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 AOPAX review, we covered AOPAX 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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