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

Updated: Last Tuesday
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Bull Case
  • No Bull case arguments for now!
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities and equity-related instruments. It ordinarily allocates its investments among a number of countries, including those in the MSCI EAFE Index, and invests at least 80% of its assets in non-U.S. securities.

2. What are AXCBX top holdings?

AXCBX has 418 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 14.07% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. ROG 1.96%
Nestle SA NESN 1.86%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A RDSA.L 1.72%
Sanofi SA SAN.PA 1.44%
Sony Corp 6758 1.35%
BP PLC BP..L 1.33%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE MC.PA 1.17%
Novartis AG NOVN 1.11%
Enel SpA ENEL.MI 1.07%
AIA Group Ltd 01299.HK 1.06%

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

AXCBX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.30%;
  • 3-month return is 1.61%;
  • 1-year return is 6.59%;
  • 3-year return is 4.50%;
  • 5-year return is 1.97%.

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

In the last 10 years, AXCBX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

AXCBX up and down years

5. What is AXCBX dividend yield?

AXCBX yield is 1.75%.

6. What is AXCBX minimum initial investment amount?

AXCBX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is AXCBX expense ratio?

AXCBX expense ratio is 1.45%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AXCBX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is %;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is %.
AXCBX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.01;
  • 5-year beta is 0.96.
AXCBX Beta

11. What is AXCBX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.46;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.26.
AXCBX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is N/A. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell. Finny Scores are not available if there are insufficient data points from the analysis.

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

We don't see any strong reasons to buy AXCBX.

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

The following are AXCBX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>AXCBX net assets</strong> are $0.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>AXCBX expense ratio</strong> is 1.45%, 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 AXCBX review, we covered AXCBX 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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