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14 important things you should know about Virtus AOTCX mutual fund

Updated: July 07, 2021
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund; Class C Shares (AOTCX).
  2. What are AOTCX holdings?
  3. What is AOTCX performance? What are AOTCX historical returns?
  4. What is AOTCX dividend yield?
  5. What is AOTCX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. What is AOTCX expense ratio?
  7. Does AOTCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  8. What is AOTCX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  9. What is AOTCX beta? How would you assess AOTCX risk?
  10. What is AOTCX Sharpe ratio?
  11. What is AOTCX Finny Score? AOTCX buy or sell?
  12. What are the pros of investing in AOTCX? What are AOTCX buy reasons?
  13. What are the cons of investing in AOTCX? What are AOTCX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund; Class C Shares (AOTCX).

The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital appreciation by investing in emerging market securities. Under normal market conditions, The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets in the securities of companies that are tied economically to countries with emerging securities.

2. What are AOTCX top holdings?

AOTCX has 72 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 43.77% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330.TW 10.20%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 7.83%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 5.56%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 4.06%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 09988 3.14%
Meituan 03690 3.03%
NetEase Inc ADR NTES 2.65%
United Microelectronics Corp 2303.TW 2.51%
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL CPF-F 2.42%
Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd Class H 00914 2.37%

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

AOTCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -2.84%;
  • 3-month return is 0.96%;
  • 1-year return is 0.96%;
  • 3-year return is 10.46%;
  • 5-year return is 11.23%;
  • 10-year return is 3.24%.

4. What is AOTCX dividend yield?

AOTCX yield is 0%.

5. What is AOTCX minimum initial investment amount?

AOTCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

6. What is AOTCX expense ratio?

AOTCX expense ratio is 2.03%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AOTCX expenses

7. Does AOTCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

8. What is AOTCX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.17%.
AOTCX tax costs

9. What is AOTCX beta? How would you assess AOTCX risk?

AOTCX Beta

10. What is AOTCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.55;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.67;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.25;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.31.
AOTCX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

11. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 17. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 17.

12. What are the pros of investing in AOTCX? What are AOTCX buy reasons?

The following are AOTCX strengths from our perspective:

  • AOTCX 3-year return is 10.46%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 11.11%.

13. What are the cons of investing in AOTCX? What are AOTCX negatives?

The following are AOTCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AOTCX net assets are $1.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AOTCX 5-year return is 11.23%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 12.58%.
  • AOTCX 10-year return is 3.24%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 4.04%.
  • AOTCX expense ratio is 2.03%, 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 deferred sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 1%, while the maximum deferred sales load is 1%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Deferred sales load is a back-end sales charge and is imposed when an investor redeems shares.
In the AOTCX review, we covered AOTCX 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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