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

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

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

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

  1. Describe Allianz Funds Multi-Strategy Trust: AllianzGI Retirement 2035 Fund; Class A Shares (GVRAX).
  2. What are GVRAX holdings?
  3. What is GVRAX performance? What are GVRAX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did GVRAX have historically?
  5. What is GVRAX dividend yield?
  6. What is GVRAX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is GVRAX expense ratio?
  8. Does GVRAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is GVRAX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is GVRAX beta? How would you assess GVRAX risk?
  11. What is GVRAX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is GVRAX Finny Score? GVRAX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in GVRAX? What are GVRAX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in GVRAX? What are GVRAX 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 Retirement 2035 Fund; Class A Shares (GVRAX).

The Fund seeks capital growth and preservation consistent with its asset allocation as 2035 approaches, and thereafter current income and, secondarily, capital appreciation. The Fund invests without limit in US and global equities, commodities, real estate, high yield securities, corporate and emerging market bonds.

2. What are GVRAX top holdings?

GVRAX has 0 stock holdings and 1 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 98.60% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
AllianzGI Global Dynamic Allocation R6 ADYFX 60.21%
AllianzGI Best Styles US Equity R6 ALSEX 10.84%
Allianzgi Instl Multi-Ser Tr N/A 5.81%
AllianzGI Best Styles Glbl Mgd Vol LLLLX 5.51%
MSCI EAFE Index Future Mar 20 MFSH0 4.93%
E-mini S&P 500 Futures Mar20 ESH0 4.01%
AllianzGI Focused Growth R6 AFGFX 2.17%
AllianzGI Mid-Cap Institutional DRMCX 2.12%
E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Mar 20 NQH0 1.53%
AllianzGI Small-Cap R6 ASCFX 1.47%

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

GVRAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 4.58%;
  • 3-month return is -9.61%;
  • 1-year return is 1.03%;
  • 3-year return is 3.82%;
  • 5-year return is 4.40%.

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

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

5. What is GVRAX dividend yield?

GVRAX yield is 4.13%.

6. What is GVRAX minimum initial investment amount?

GVRAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is GVRAX expense ratio?

GVRAX expense ratio is 0.95%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

GVRAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. GVRAX front-end sales load is 5.5. GVRAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 3.89%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.86%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.26;
  • 5-year beta is 1.22.

11. What is GVRAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.02;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.19.

Analysis

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

GVRAX Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy GVRAX and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

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

The following are GVRAX strengths from our perspective:

  • GVRAX 5-year return is 4.4%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Morningstar Lifetime Allocation Moderate 2035 TR USD), 4.5%.

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

The following are GVRAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • GVRAX net assets are $5.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • GVRAX 3-year return is 3.82%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Morningstar Lifetime Allocation Moderate 2035 TR USD), 4.32%.
  • 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 5.5%. 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.
  • GVRAX expense ratio is 0.95%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • GVRAX 3-year Beta is 1.26, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • GVRAX 5-year Beta is 1.22, which is higher than the index (Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
In the GVRAX review, we covered GVRAX 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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