14 important things you should know about Allianz Funds AZUCX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AZUCX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AZUCX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

The Fund seeks capital appreciation, with added emphasis on the protection of capital during unfavorable market conditions. The Fund expects to invest typically in all 500 stocks included in the S&P 500 Index, and seeks to replicate approximately the relative weighting of those stocks on the S&P 500 Index.

2. What are AZUCX top holdings?

AZUCX has 0 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 99.74% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
SPDR® S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY 97.65%
S&P 500 Put Jun20 N/A 0.58%
S&P 500 Put Sep20 N/A 0.42%
S&P 500 Put Jul20 N/A 0.38%
S&P 500 Put Aug20 N/A 0.28%
S&P 500 Put May20 N/A 0.19%
S&P 500 Put Apr20 N/A 0.17%
S&P 500 Put Mar20 N/A 0.06%
S&P 500 Call Mar20 N/A 0.01%

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

AZUCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.65%;
  • 3-month return is -12.59%;
  • 1-year return is -1.69%;
  • 3-year return is 2.14%;
  • 5-year return is 1.90%.

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

In the last 10 years, AZUCX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is AZUCX dividend yield?

AZUCX yield is 0%.

6. What is AZUCX minimum initial investment amount?

AZUCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is AZUCX expense ratio?

AZUCX expense ratio is 2.09%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.01%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.71;
  • 5-year beta is 0.67.

11. What is AZUCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.06;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.03.

Analysis

12. What is AZUCX Finny Score? AZUCX buy or sell?

AZUCX Finny Score is 29. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy AZUCX and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 29.

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

The following are AZUCX strengths from our perspective:

  • AZUCX 3-year Beta is 0.71, which is inversely correlated with the index (S&P 500 TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • AZUCX 5-year Beta is 0.67, which is inversely correlated with the index (S&P 500 TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are AZUCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AZUCX net assets are $0.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AZUCX 3-year return is 2.14%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.1%.
  • AZUCX 5-year return is 1.9%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.05%.
  • 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.
  • AZUCX expense ratio is 2.09%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AZUCX review, we covered AZUCX 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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