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15 important things you should know about AMG Funds TLESX mutual fund

Updated: September 11, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AMG Funds: AMG Trilogy Emerging Markets Equity Fund; Class I Shares (TLESX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of issuers located in emerging market countries. The Fund may allocate investments across different emerging market countries.

2. What are TLESX top holdings?

TLESX has 75 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 37.76% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 6.79%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330.TW 5.47%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 5.35%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 4.80%
Prosus NV Ordinary Shares - Class N PRX 2.94%
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd Class H 02318 2.86%
HDFC Bank Ltd HDFCBANK.B 2.44%
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd HDFC.BO 2.42%
Sberbank of Russia PJSC ADR SBER 2.36%
Wuliangye Yibin Co Ltd 000858 2.33%

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

TLESX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.81%;
  • 3-month return is 13.15%;
  • 1-year return is 9.11%;
  • 3-year return is 2.35%;
  • 5-year return is 10.59%.

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

In the last 10 years, TLESX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

5. What is TLESX dividend yield?

TLESX yield is 1.86%.

6. What is TLESX minimum initial investment amount?

TLESX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is TLESX expense ratio?

TLESX expense ratio is 0.99%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.95%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.35%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.19;
  • 5-year beta is 1.16.

11. What is TLESX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.12;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.25.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 60. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 60.

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

The following are TLESX strengths from our perspective:

  • TLESX 3-year return is 2.35%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 2.54%.
  • TLESX 5-year return is 10.59%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 9.61%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are TLESX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • TLESX net assets are $20.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • TLESX expense ratio is 0.99%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the TLESX review, we covered TLESX 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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