10 important things you should know about Westwood WWLAX mutual fund
Updated: October 10, 2021
Bull case
3-year return above the benchmark
5-year return above the benchmark
10-year return above the benchmark
Bear case
Low net assets
High expense ratio
Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

  1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund: Westwood LargeCap Value Fund; A Class Shares (WWLAX).
  2. What are WWLAX holdings?
  3. What is WWLAX performance? What are WWLAX historical returns?
  4. What is WWLAX dividend yield?
  5. What is WWLAX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does WWLAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is WWLAX Finny Score? WWLAX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in WWLAX? What are WWLAX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in WWLAX? What are WWLAX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund: Westwood LargeCap Value Fund; A Class Shares (WWLAX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large-cap companies. The Adviser utilizes a value style of investing in which it chooses common stocks that they believe are currently undervalued in the market.

2. What are WWLAX top holdings?

WWLAX has 47 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 28.44% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 3.53%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.10%
Abbott Laboratories ABT 3.07%
CVS Health Corp CVS 3.00%
Liberty Broadband Corp C LBRDK 3.00%
Union Pacific Corp UNP 2.60%
Texas Instruments Inc TXN 2.57%
Colgate-Palmolive Co CL 2.54%
Walmart Inc WMT 2.53%
Becton, Dickinson and Co BDX 2.50%

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

WWLAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.27%;
  • 3-month return is 3.88%;
  • 1-year return is 3.88%;
  • 3-year return is 10.07%;
  • 5-year return is 12.52%;
  • 10-year return is 13.22%.

4. What is WWLAX dividend yield?

WWLAX yield is 0.85%.

5. What is WWLAX minimum initial investment amount?

WWLAX minimum initial investment amount is $5.00K.

6. Does WWLAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

WWLAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. WWLAX front-end sales load is 3. WWLAX back-end sales load is 0.

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

8. What are the pros of investing in WWLAX? What are WWLAX buy reasons?

The following are WWLAX strengths from our perspective:

  • WWLAX 3-year return is 10.07%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 10.82%.
  • WWLAX 5-year return is 12.52%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 11.6%.
  • WWLAX 10-year return is 13.22%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 13.58%.

9. What are the cons of investing in WWLAX? What are WWLAX negatives?

The following are WWLAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • WWLAX net assets are $0.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • WWLAX expense ratio is 0.9%, 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 3%. 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 WWLAX review, we covered WWLAX 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.