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

Updated: September 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to invest in equity securities of companies that are represented in one or more of the S&P Global Water Index, the Palisades Water or Global Water Indices or the Janney Water Index (Composite), or that are substantially engaged in water-related activities.

2. What are AWTCX top holdings?

AWTCX has 33 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 54.14% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
American Water Works Co Inc AWK 8.32%
Danaher Corp DHR 7.54%
IDEX Corp IEX 6.66%
Halma PLC HLMA.L 6.31%
Essential Utilities Inc WTRG 4.58%
Geberit AG GEBN 4.52%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc TMO 4.36%
Xylem Inc XYL 4.07%
Veolia Environnement SA VIE.PA 4.05%
Tetra Tech Inc TTEK 3.73%

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

AWTCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.27%;
  • 3-month return is 7.73%;
  • 1-year return is 7.85%;
  • 3-year return is 6.07%;
  • 5-year return is 8.70%;
  • 10-year return is 8.31%.

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

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

AWTCX up and down years

5. What is AWTCX dividend yield?

AWTCX yield is 0%.

6. What is AWTCX minimum initial investment amount?

AWTCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is AWTCX expense ratio?

AWTCX expense ratio is 1.97%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AWTCX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.58%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.66%.
AWTCX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.87;
  • 5-year beta is 0.85;
  • 10-year beta is 0.90.
AWTCX Beta

11. What is AWTCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.30;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.40;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.64.
AWTCX Sharpe ratio

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 AWTCX? What are AWTCX buy reasons?

The following are AWTCX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>AWTCX 3-year return</strong> is 6.07%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 6.71%.
  • <strong>AWTCX 5-year return</strong> is 8.7%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 9.37%.
  • <strong>AWTCX 10-year return</strong> is 8.31%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 8.53%.

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

The following are AWTCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>AWTCX net assets</strong> are $73.60 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>AWTCX expense ratio</strong> is 1.97%, 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 AWTCX review, we covered AWTCX 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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