14 important things you should know about Knights Of Columbus KCSIX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund III: Knights of Columbus Small Cap Equity Fund; Institutional Class Shares (KCSIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of small-capitalization companies. The equity securities in which the Fund invests are primarily common stocks of US companies.

2. What are KCSIX top holdings?

KCSIX has 116 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 17.40% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
QTS Realty Trust Inc Class A QTS 1.93%
Deckers Outdoor Corp DECK 1.90%
Helen Of Troy Ltd HELE 1.86%
Syneos Health Inc A SYNH 1.83%
First Industrial Realty Trust Inc FR 1.81%
Malibu Boats Inc Class A MBUU 1.79%
Itron Inc ITRI 1.65%
Envestnet Inc ENV 1.61%
Emergent BioSolutions Inc EBS 1.54%
Essent Group Ltd ESNT 1.48%

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

KCSIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 5.56%;
  • 3-month return is -23.25%;
  • 1-year return is -19.00%;
  • 3-year return is -3.09%;
  • 5-year return is 0.13%.

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

In the last 10 years, KCSIX had 9 up years and 1 down year.

5. What is KCSIX dividend yield?

KCSIX yield is 0.04%.

6. What is KCSIX minimum initial investment amount?

KCSIX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is KCSIX expense ratio?

KCSIX expense ratio is 1.05%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.02%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.48%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.40;
  • 5-year beta is 1.30.

11. What is KCSIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.26;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.10.

Analysis

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

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

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

The following are KCSIX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are KCSIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • KCSIX net assets are $94.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • KCSIX 3-year return is -3.09%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), -0.32%.
  • KCSIX 5-year return is 0.13%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 2.79%.
  • KCSIX expense ratio is 1.05%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • KCSIX 3-year Beta is 1.4, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • KCSIX 5-year Beta is 1.3, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 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 KCSIX review, we covered KCSIX 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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