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Unit Investment Trust Funds or UITF are investment products offered by banks wherein funds collected from various investors are pooled together to be placed in income-generating assets such as stocks, bonds, or money market instruments.

They are similar to mutual funds in a lot of respect, although the two slightly differ in terms of management and regulatory policies (see Difference between UITF and Mutual Funds).

For additional readings about UITFs, head over to our UITF Investing Guide:

Here is a summary of the year-to-date performance of each UITF from the start of January until the end of May 2013. We are also displaying the comparative 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year returns to assist investors in evaluating the consistency of returns generated by each fund.

PERFORMANCE REPORT OF UNIT INVESTMENT TRUST FUNDS
January-May 2013 Year-to-Date, 1-Year, 3-Year, and 5-Year Returns

May 2013 - Equity UITF Performance

Peso Equity UITFsFund NameMay 2013 YTD Return1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year Return
Banco de OroBDO Institutional Equity Fund24.63%38.23%31.27%23.11%
Banco de OroBDO Peso Equity Fund (EPCIB Equity Fund)24.12%36.93%30.89%22.12%
AB Capital and Investment Corp.AB Capital Equity Fund23.97%50.64%32.64%23.75%
Security Bank CorporationSB Peso Equity Fund21.80%36.57%28.77%N.A.
Unionbank of the PhilippinesLarge Capitalization Philippine Equity Portfolio21.79%42.55%42.75%35.12%
Metropolitan Bank and Trust CompanyMetro Equity Fund20.73%41.25%28.11%22.14%
United Coconut Planters BankUnited Equity Fund19.88%30.94%36.21%30.01%
Philippine National BankEnhanced PSEi Reference Fund18.44%37.66%12.37%10.37%
Bank of the Philippine IslandsBPI Equity Value Fund17.39%26.54%22.59%14.33%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRCBC Rizal Equity Fund (Tiger Equity Fund)17.22%31.51%23.95%18.72%
Philippine National BankHigh Dividend Fund16.10%N.A.N.A.N.A.
Asia United Bank-TIGAUB Equity Investment Fund15.95%35.06%N.A.17.33%
Allied Banking CorporationAllied Unit Performance Equities Fund10.86%28.12%18.48%11.93%
Bank of the Philippine IslandsOdyssey Philippine Equity Fund3.62%8.60%23.23%15.34%
Bank of the Philippine IslandsOdyssey Philippine High Conviction Equity Fund-9.85%-10.70%22.38%17.19%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsValue Equity FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
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May 2013 - Balanced UITF Performance

Peso Balanced UITFsFund NameMay 2013 YTD Return1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year Return
Unionbank of the PhilippinesUnionbank Peso Balanced Portfolio19.53%30.99%N.A.N.A.
Metropolitan Bank and Trust CompanyMetro Balanced Fund18.49%31.15%21.20%16.61%
Landbank of the PhilippinesGrowth Fund17.67%26.76%18.00%16.07%
United Coconut Planters BankUnited Balanced Fund17.60%25.63%25.58%20.67%
Security Bank CorporationSB Peso Asset Variety Fund17.34%28.95%24.29%16.26%
Banco de OroBDO Peso Balanced Fund17.16%27.62%24.49%15.12%
BPIBalanced Fund14.29%22.69%18.54%13.39%
Philippine National BankMabuhay Prestige12.57%21.65%15.33%8.71%
BPI (formerly managed by ING)Odyssey Diversified Capital Fund10.93%18.02%19.62%13.75%
BPI (formerly managed by ING)Odyssey Diversified Balanced Fund7.13%13.48%20.79%14.07%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesGintong Sikap Secure Fund0.57%1.89%2.31%2.58%
China Banking CorporationChinabank Balanced FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Robinsons BankRbank Balanced FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsBest Balanced FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
RCBCRizal Balanced FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.

May 2013 - Long Term Bond UITF Performance

Peso Long-Term Bond UITFsFund NameMay 2013 YTD Return1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year Return
RCBCRizal Peso Bond Fund (vice Unicorn Fund)15.59%22.66%11.07%8.75%
BPI (formerly managed by ING)Odyssey Peso Bond Fund15.13%23.26%16.66%12.88%
Unionbank of the PhilippinesUBP Long Term Current Income Portfolio12.41%19.04%12.43%11.08%
Landbank of the Phils.Government Securities - Fixed Income Fund11.42%19.20%9.75%7.78%
East West Banking Corp.Infinity Peso Long-Term Bond Fund7.67%11.20%7.41%5.58%
Bank of CommerceBancommerce Peso Trust Fund-0.67%0.23%2.26%4.13%
United Coconut Planters BankUnited Conservative FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.

May 2013 - Intermediate Term Bond UITF Performance

Peso Intermediate-Term Bond UITFsFund NameMay 2013 YTD Return1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year Return
Banco de OroBDO Peso Bond Fund5.55%9.41%7.41%7.18%
Metropolitan Bank and Trust CompanyMetro Max-3 Bond Fund5.29%8.69%6.82%6.28%
BPIPremium Bond Fund5.12%9.56%7.07%5.78%
Unionbank of the PhilippinesCurrent Income Portfolio (T-Bill 91)4.69%8.77%7.98%9.27%
Unionbank of the PhilippinesInfinity Prime Fund4.63%8.11%6.59%6.69%
Metropolitan Bank and Trust CompanyMetro Invest Plus (Metro Wealth Builder)3.75%5.83%4.93%5.17%
Philippine National BankMabuhay Plus2.79%5.17%5.16%4.10%
Philippine National BankDream Builder1.77%3.46%-3.96%N.A.
East West Banking Corp.Infinity Peso Intermediate Bond FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.

May 2013 - Medium Term Bond UITF Performance

Peso Medium Term UITFsFund NameMay 2013 YTD Return1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year Return
Asia United BankAUB Peso Investment Fund14.37%21.31%N.A8.78%
China Banking CorporationChinabank GS Fund13.13%21.84%11.18%8.44%
Unionbank of the PhilippinesUBP Philippine Peso Bond Portfolio9.91%15.16%10.75%10.32%
Metropolitan Bank and Trust CompanyMetro Max-5 Bond Fund9.52%14.47%9.30%7.72%
Banco de OroGS Fund8.85%15.31%10.90%8.95%
Banco de OroBDO Fixed Income Fund8.68%14.38%10.34%8.86%
Allied Banking CorporationAllied Unit Performance GS Fund5.26%10.47%6.42%4.86%
Philippine Business BankDiamond Fund UITFN.AN.AN.AN.A
Robinsons BankRbank Blue Peso Fixed Income FundN.AN.AN.AN.A

May 2013 - Money Market UITF Performance

Peso Money Market UITFsFund NameMay 2013 YTD Return1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year Return
Philippine National BankPNB Global Filipino (Peso Punla) Fund1.23%3.07%3.00%2.89%
Philippine National BankMabuhay Prime0.99%2.74%-2.52%-0.67%
Banco de OroBDO Peso Money Market Fund0.96%2.77%3.22%3.48%
BPIShort-Term Fund0.85%2.44%2.78%3.00%
RCBCRizal Peso Money Market Fund (vice Dragon Fund)0.84%2.45%2.90%3.40%
Security Bank CorporationSB Secure Ease Fund0.75%1.97%2.33%2.60%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsSignature Trust Fund0.69%2.21%2.70%3.05%
BPI (formerly managed by ING)Odyssey Peso Cash Management Fund0.64%1.86%2.85%3.40%
China Banking CorporationChinabank Money Market FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
East West Banking Corp.Infinity Money Market Bond FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Metropolitan Bank and Trust CompanyMetro Money Market FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
RCBC Savings BankMolave FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Security Bank CorporationSB Secure Peso FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Money Market FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Unionbank of the PhilippinesUBP Peso Money Market PorfolioN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
United Coconut Planters BankUnited Cash Management FundN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.

Source: Bloomberg

Disclaimer: Although the rate of return is a good measure of performance, other things such as consistency of return and degree of exposure to risks must also be considered. Note that a fund’s past performance is not and cannot be a guarantee of future returns. This article is only for information purposes and is not meant to solicit any investments. Conduct due diligence before making the decision to invest. Good luck!




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