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15 important things you should know about Artisan APHEX mutual fund

Updated: September 09, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Artisan Partners Funds, Inc: Artisan Emerging Markets Fund; Institutional Class Shares (APHEX).

The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital growth. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests no less than 80% of its net assets in equity securities of foreign companies domiciled, headquartered, or whose primary business activities or principal trading markets are located in emerging markets.

2. What are APHEX top holdings?

APHEX has 69 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 41.29% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 9.15%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 7.26%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330.TW 7.19%
Prosus NV Ordinary Shares - Class N PRX 3.30%
Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd 01177.HK 2.78%
Reliance Industries Ltd RELIANCE.B 2.60%
Polyus PJSC ADR PLZL 2.57%
Sunny Friend Environmental Technology Co 8341.TW 2.36%
AIA Group Ltd 01299.HK 2.11%
PJSC Lukoil ADR LKOD 1.97%

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

APHEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.06%;
  • 3-month return is 13.67%;
  • 1-year return is 11.95%;
  • 3-year return is 3.24%;
  • 5-year return is 11.94%;
  • 10-year return is 2.36%.

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

In the last 10 years, APHEX had 5 up years and 5 down years.

5. What is APHEX dividend yield?

APHEX yield is 1.04%.

6. What is APHEX minimum initial investment amount?

APHEX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

7. What is APHEX expense ratio?

APHEX expense ratio is 1.2%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.45%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.29%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.17;
  • 5-year beta is 1.16;
  • 10-year beta is 1.13.

11. What is APHEX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.12;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.29;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.18.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are APHEX strengths from our perspective:

  • APHEX 3-year return is 3.24%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 2.54%.
  • APHEX 5-year return is 11.94%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 9.61%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are APHEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • APHEX net assets are $7.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • APHEX 10-year return is 2.36%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 3.31%.
  • APHEX expense ratio is 1.2%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the APHEX review, we covered APHEX 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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