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15 important things you should know about Frost Funds FAJEX mutual fund

Updated: September 18, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund II: Frost Total Return Bond Fund; Class A Shares (FAJEX).
  2. What are FAJEX holdings?
  3. What is FAJEX performance? What are FAJEX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did FAJEX have historically?
  5. What is FAJEX dividend yield?
  6. What is FAJEX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is FAJEX expense ratio?
  8. Does FAJEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is FAJEX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is FAJEX beta? How would you assess FAJEX risk?
  11. What is FAJEX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is FAJEX Finny Score? FAJEX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in FAJEX? What are FAJEX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in FAJEX? What are FAJEX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund II: Frost Total Return Bond Fund; Class A Shares (FAJEX).

The Fund seeks to maximize total return, consisting of income and capital appreciation, consistent with the preservation of principal. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in fixed income securities, which are typically U.S dollar-denominated such as U.S. Treasury securities and governmental agency debt.

2. What are FAJEX top holdings?

FAJEX has 1 stock holdings and 472 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 16.54% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Notes 2.88% N/A 7.17%
United States Treasury Notes 2.38% N/A 1.65%
Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch 3.15% N/A 1.37%
FREM MIL HSE TR 2015-R1 5.94% N/A 1.05%
United States Treasury Notes 0.88% N/A 1.05%
Transocean Inc. 6.5% N/A 0.94%
VistaJet Malta Finance P.L.C. and VistaJet Co Finance LLC 10.5% N/A 0.92%
SANTANDER CONSUMER AUTO RECEIVABLES TRUST 10.12% N/A 0.88%
United States Treasury Notes 0.12% N/A 0.76%
Motorola Solutions Inc 4.6% N/A 0.75%

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

FAJEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.45%;
  • 3-month return is 3.37%;
  • 1-year return is 0.22%;
  • 3-year return is 2.10%;
  • 5-year return is 2.88%;
  • 10-year return is 4.05%.

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

In the last 10 years, FAJEX had 9 up years and 1 down year. See Performances

5. What is FAJEX dividend yield?

FAJEX yield is 3.45%.

6. What is FAJEX minimum initial investment amount?

FAJEX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is FAJEX expense ratio?

FAJEX expense ratio is 0.88%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses. See Expenses

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

FAJEX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. FAJEX front-end sales load is 2.5. FAJEX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.47%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is %.

See Taxes

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.58;
  • 5-year beta is 0.56;
  • 10-year beta is 0.50.

See Risks

11. What is FAJEX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.06;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.35;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 1.03.

See Risks

Analysis

12. 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.

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

The following are FAJEX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>FAJEX 10-year return</strong> is 4.05%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.71%.

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

The following are FAJEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>FAJEX net assets</strong> are $2.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>FAJEX 3-year return</strong> is 2.1%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.13%.
  • <strong>FAJEX 5-year return</strong> is 2.88%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.24%.
  • <strong>FAJEX expense ratio</strong> is 0.88%, 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 front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 2.5%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
In the FAJEX review, we covered FAJEX 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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