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

Updated: June 29, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell PALAX? Or perhaps you’re looking for PALAX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and current income. It achieves its investment objective by normally investing approximately 60% of its assets in Underlying Stock Funds and 40% of its assets in Underlying Bond Funds.

2. What are PALAX top holdings?

PALAX has 0 stock holdings and 117 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 79.50% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
AllianzGI Global Sustainability Instl ASTNX 30.85%
10 Year Treasury Note Future June 20 ZNM0 9.38%
AllianzGI Green Bond Institutional ABGTX 8.03%
AllianzGI PerformanceFee Mgd Fts Strt R6 APMRX 8.02%
AllianzGI Best Styles Glbl Mgd Vol LLLLX 7.79%
AllianzGI Emerging Markets SRI Debt Ins AGMIX 4.47%
2 Year Treasury Note Future June 20 ZTM0 4.14%
E-mini S&P 500 Futures Mar20 ESH0 4.12%
Future on MSCI EAFE Mar20 N/A 1.48%
AllianzGI Emerging Markets Sm-Cp Instl ALAIX 1.22%

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

PALAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.89%;
  • 3-month return is -9.42%;
  • 1-year return is 2.27%;
  • 3-year return is 3.46%;
  • 5-year return is 2.95%;
  • 10-year return is 5.20%;
  • 15-year return is 4.93%.

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

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

5. What is PALAX dividend yield?

PALAX yield is 1.83%.

6. What is PALAX minimum initial investment amount?

PALAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is PALAX expense ratio?

PALAX expense ratio is 1.01%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.63%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.51%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.04;
  • 5-year beta is 1.00;
  • 10-year beta is 1.06;
  • 15-year beta is 1.07.

11. What is PALAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.03;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.11;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.45.

Analysis

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

PALAX Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy PALAX and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

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

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

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

The following are PALAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • PALAX net assets are $48.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • PALAX 3-year return is 3.46%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 4.21%.
  • PALAX 5-year return is 2.95%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 4.32%.
  • PALAX 10-year return is 5.2%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 7.47%.
  • PALAX 15-year return is 4.93%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 6.05%.
  • 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.
  • PALAX expense ratio is 1.01%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the PALAX review, we covered PALAX 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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