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Best Performing UITF in the Philippines (2019)




UITF, or Unit Investment Trust Funds, typically offered by banks in the Philippines prove to be a reliable investment for those looking to invest but may not have the expertise to manage their money or the time to monitor the market performance.

Which UITF are currently the best funds in the Philippines?

To help you decide, we compiled the performance of all UITF products available in the country and summarized them in our UITF Fund Rankings below. The returns shown are fund performance from the start of January 2019 until the middle of February 2019.

Please note that although the rate of return is typically a good measure of fund performance, other factors such as consistency of returns and degree of risk exposure must also be considered. A fund’s historical performance is not and cannot be a guarantee of future returns.

Focusing alone on profits or returns, here are the Top 3 UITF that generated the highest profits in each investment category. These are the funds that outperformed other funds that belong in the category. (If the funds show a negative return, the top funds incurred a loss but had the lowest loss among their peers). Check them out below.


*PinoyMoneyTalk’s Guide on How to Invest in UITF, Mutual Funds, and ETF:


Top 3 Equity Index (PSEi) Tracker UITF in 2019

  1. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Philippine Consumer Equity Index Fund): 7.99%
  2. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Philippine Equity Index Fund): 5.86%
  3. Security Bank Corporation (SB Philippine Equity Index Fund): 5.85%

Top 3 Managed Equity UITF in 2019

  1. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund): 8.95%
  2. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Focused Equity Fund): 7.11%
  3. Security Bank Corporation (SB Peso Equity Fund): 7.03%

Top 3 Equity Dividend UITF in 2019

  1. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund): 8.95%
  2. Security Bank Corporation (SB High Dividend Peso Equity Fund): 7.20%
  3. United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB High Dividend Fund): 5.39%

Top 3 Balanced UITF in 2019

  1. Security Bank Corporation (SB Peso Asset Variety Fund): 5.79%
  2. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Peso Balanced Fund): 4.90%
  3. China Banking Corporation (China Bank Balanced Fund): 4.75%

Top 3 Long-Term Bond UITF in 2019

  1. Union Bank (UnionBank Long Term Fixed Income Portfolio) 5.99%
  2. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (ABF Philippines Bond Index Fund): 4.66%
  3. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Fixed Income Portfolio Fund-Of-Funds): 4.22%

Top 3 Medium-Term Bond UITF in 2019

  1. Union Bank (UnionBank High Net Worth Medium-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund): 4.01%
  2. Union Bank (UnionBank Philippine Peso Fixed Income Portfolio): 3.28%
  3. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Merit Fund Medium Term Portfolio): 3.00%

Top 3 Intermediate-Term Bond UITF in 2019

  1. Union Bank (UnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund): 2.93%
  2. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro Max-3 Bond Fund): 2.00%
  3. Union Bank (UnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio): 1.77%

Top 3 Money Market UITF in 2019

  1. Asia United (Bank Peso Money Market Fund): 1.32%
  2. China Banking Corporation (China Bank Short-Term Fund): 0.98%
  3. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO PERA Short-Term Fund): 0.76%

To view all UITF rankings in the Philippines, check out the complete UITF Fund Performance Report from the January until mid-February 2019.

2019 UITF Complete Fund Rankings

PESO EQUITY INDEX (PSEi) TRACKER FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITF2019 RETURN %
1BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Consumer Equity Index Fund7.99%
2BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Equity Index Fund5.86%
3Security Bank CorporationSB PHILIPPINE EQUITY INDEX FUND5.85%
4Philippine National BankPNB PHIL-INDEX TRACKER FUND(formerly PNB ENHANCED PHIL-INDEX REFERENCE FUND)5.84%
5Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro PSEi Tracker Fund5.75%
6ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Philippine Equity Smart Index Fund5.72%
7BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO EQUITY INDEX FUND5.71%
8Union BankUnionBank Philippine Equity Index Tracker Fund Portfolio5.65%
9United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Philippine Index Equity Fund5.59%
10BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO PERA EQUITY INDEX FUND4.75%
11BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Infrastructure Equity Index Fund4.24%
12LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Equity Index Fund3.62%
13EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PSEI Tracker Fund----
14CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Bank - Sun Life Philippine Stock Index Feeder Fund----
15Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Equity Wealth Fund (Class I)----

* PSEi Index Tracker Funds are funds intended to mirror the performance of the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi). They are passively managed with the goal of replicating, not beat, the returns of the index being tracked.

PESO ACTIVELY MANAGED EQUITY FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITF2019 RETURN %
1BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund8.95%
2BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO FOCUSED EQUITY FUND7.11%
3Security Bank CorporationSB PESO EQUITY FUND7.03%
4Union BankUnionBank Large Capitalization Philippine Equity Portfolio6.75%
5BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY FUND6.71%
6AB CapitalAB CAPITAL EQUITY FUND6.61%
7BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO EQUITY FUND6.05%
8Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Equity Feeder Fund5.68%
9China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK EQUITY FUND5.62%
10BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey High Conviction Equity Fund5.55%
11Philippine Bank of CommunicationsVALUE EQUITY FUND5.51%
12United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Equity Fund (Formerly United Equity Fund)5.45%
13Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL EQUITY FUND5.39%
14BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO ESG EQUITY FUND5.39%
15BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Equity Value Fund5.35%
16BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Philippine Equity Fund5.20%
17Asia United BankEquity Investment Trust Fund5.18%
18Philippine National BankPNB EQUITY FUND (formerly AUP EQUITIES FUND)5.15%
19Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Equity Fund5.15%
20EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Feeder Fund----
21EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Institutional Feeder Fund----
22ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Global Dividend Feeder Fund----
23ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund----
24ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Global Technology Feeder Fund----
25Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Equity Wealth Fund (Class A)----
26Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Best Select Equity Fund (PHP Unhedged Class A)----
27Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Pacific REIT Fund of Funds (PHP Unhedged Class A)----
28Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Dragon Growth Equity Feeder Fund (PHP Unhedged Class A)----

* Actively Managed Funds are UITF that are primarily invested in the Philippine stock market with the goal of achieving alpha returns that beat the PSEi.

PESO EQUITY DIVIDEND FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITF2019 RETURN %
1BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund8.95%
2Security Bank CorporationSB HIGH DIVIDEND PESO EQUITY FUND7.20%
3Philippine National BankPNB HIGH DIVIDEND FUND6.96%
4BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO SUSTAINABLE DIVIDEND FUND6.92%
5China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK HIGH DIVIDEND EQUITY FUND5.67%
6Union BankUnionBank Dividend Play Equity Portfolio5.51%
7United Coconut Planters BankUCPB High Dividend Fund5.39%
8Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro High Dividend Yield Fund5.20%
9BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine High Dividend Equity Fund4.65%
10Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY DIVIDEND FOCUSED FUND----

* Dividend Funds are UITF whose portfolio includes PSE stocks with high dividend yields.

PESO BALANCED FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBankUITFROI
1Security Bank CorporationSB PESO ASSET VARIETY FUND5.79%
2BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BALANCED FUND4.90%
3China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK BALANCED FUND4.75%
4Union BankUnionBank Peso Balanced Portfolio4.65%
5BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Balanced Fund4.48%
6BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Capital Fund4.02%
7Philippine National BankPNB BALANCED FUND (Formerly PNB PRESTIGE BALANCED FUND)3.91%
8United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Balanced Fund (Formerly United Balanced Fund)3.85%
9Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Balanced Fund3.29%
10Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Balanced Feeder Fund3.25%
11Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL BALANCED FUND2.97%
12BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Balanced Fund2.96%
13Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Unit Paying Fund2.91%
14LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Growth Fund2.63%
15BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Bayanihan Balanced Fund1.59%
16Philippine Bank of CommunicationsBEST BALANCED FUND1.53%
17AB CapitalAB CAPITAL BALANCED FUND1.05%
18Union BankUnionBank Capital Accumulation Global Fund Of Funds Peso Class Portfolio----
19Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Balanced Fund----
20Robinsons BankRBank Balanced Fund----
21Robinsons BankRBank Tax-Exempt Retirement Fund (A Balanced UITF)----
22CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Bank - ATRAM Philippine Balanced Feeder Fund----

* Balanced Funds are funds invested in a mixed portfolio of fixed-income securities (bonds) and stocks, wherein investment in stocks may comprise up to a maximum of 40% to 60% of the fund’s portfolio.

PESO LONG-TERM BONDS FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITF2019 RETURN %
1Union BankUnionBank Long Term Fixed Income Portfolio5.99%
2BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationABF Philippines Bond Index Fund4.66%
3BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Fixed Income Portfolio Fund-Of-Funds4.22%
4China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK FIXED INCOME FUND (Formerly CBC GS FUND)3.73%
5Security Bank CorporationSB PESO BOND FUND3.68%
6BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Bond Fund3.32%
7Union BankUnionBank Tax Exempt Portfolio3.25%
8ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Total Return Peso Bond Fund2.88%
9LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Bond Fund2.16%
10Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Corporate Bond Fund1.94%
11Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO BOND FUND1.93%
12United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Peso Bond Fund (Formerly United Conservative Fund)1.90%
13BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Tax-Exempt Peso Fixed Income Fund----
14Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY PESO BOND FUND----
15EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Long Term Bond Fund----
16Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Income Builder Fund (Class A)----
17Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Income Builder Fund (Class I)--

* Long-Term Bond Funds are UITF primarily invested in fixed-income securities with portfolio duration of at least 5 years.

PESO MEDIUM-TERM BOND FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITF2019 RETURN %
1Union BankUnionBank High Net Worth Medium-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund4.01%
2Union BankUnionBank Philippine Peso Fixed Income Portfolio3.28%
3BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO MERIT FUND MEDIUM TERM PORTFOLIO3.00%
4BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PERA BOND INDEX FUND2.51%
5Maybank Philippines Inc.Maybank Tiger Peso Bond Feeder Fund2.29%
6Asia United BankPeso Investment Trust Fund2.26%
7Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-5 Bond Fund2.12%
8BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BOND FUND2.10%
9BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO GS FUND2.09%
10Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Bond Feeder Fund2.02%
11BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Medium Term Bond Fund1.68%
12Philippine Business BankDiamond Fund----
13Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Dynamic Bond Feeder Fund (PHP Unhedged Class A)----

* Medium-Term Bond Funds are invested primarily in fixed-income securities with portfolio duration of up to 5 years.

PESO INTERMEDIATE-TERM BOND FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITF2019 RETURN %
1Union BankUnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund2.93%
2Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-3 Bond Fund2.00%
3Union BankUnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio1.77%
4BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO MERIT FUND INTERMEDIATE TERM PORTFOLIO1.57%
5Philippine National BankPNB PESO INTERMEDIATE TERM BOND FUND (Formerly AUP GS FUND)1.39%
6BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Premium Bond Fund1.34%
7China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK INTERMEDIATE FIXED-INCOME FUND1.25%
8Union BankUnionBank Infinity Prime Fund1.07%
9EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Intermediate Term Bond Fund----
10Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Stable Income Fund (Class A)----
11Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Stable Income Fund (Class I)----

* Intermediate-Term Bond Funds are invested primarily in fixed-income securities with portfolio duration of up to 3 years.

PESO MONEY MARKET FUND PERFORMANCE
UITF Fund Rankings 2019

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITF2019 RETURN %
1Asia United BankPeso Money Market Fund1.32%
2China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK SHORT-TERM FUND0.98%
3BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PERA SHORT TERM FUND0.76%
4Union BankUnionBank Peso Short Term Fixed Income Portfolio0.75%
Portfolio Duration: 0.23 year(s) as of 3rd quarter of 2015
5China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK MONEY MARKET FUND0.73%
6BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Money Market Fund0.72%
7China Banking CorporationCHINA BANK CASH FUND (Formerly CBC INSTITUTIONAL MMF)0.71%
8Philippine National BankPNB INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET FUND0.67%
9Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Short Term Fund0.66%
10Philippine National BankPNB FIXED INCOME FUND0.66%
11Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO MONEY MARKET0.64%
12Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO CASH MANAGEMENT FUND0.64%
13Philippine Savings BankPSBANK MONEY MARKET FUND0.64%
14Development Bank of the PhilippinesUNLAD KAWANI MONEY MARKET FUND0.63%
15BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Short Term Fund0.61%
16Security Bank CorporationSB PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.61%
17United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Cash Management Fund (Formerly United Cash Management Fund)0.61%
18Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS I - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND0.61%
19BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO SHORT TERM FUND0.61%
20Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS II - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND0.60%
21Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS III - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND0.59%
22ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Peso Money Market Fund0.58%
23AB CapitalAB CAPITAL SHORT-TERM FUND0.57%
24Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Money Market Fund0.57%
25Philippine National BankPNB DREAM BUILDER MONEY MARKET FUND0.55%
26BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO INSTITUTIONAL CASH RESERVE FUND0.54%
27LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market Fund0.53%
28LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market Plus Fund0.53%
29Philippine National BankPNB GLOBAL FILIPINO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.48%
30Philippine National BankPNB PRIME PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.47%
31BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.43%
32Maybank Philippines Inc.Maybank Tiger Peso Money Market Feeder Fund0.33%
33Philippine Bank of CommunicationsSIGNATURE TRUST FUND0.16%
34Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY MONEY MARKET FUND----
35EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Money Market Fund----
36EastWest Banking CorporationEast West Peso Short Term Fund----
37RCBC SavingsRCBC Savings Bank Peso Money Market UITF----
38Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Money Market Fund----
39Robinsons BankRBank Peso Money Market Fund----
40CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Money Market Fund----

* Money Market Funds are funds primarily invested in short-term fixed-income deposits, and securities with portfolio duration of one year or less.

Fund Ranking Sources: Bloomberg; Trust Officers Association of the Philippines

Disclaimer: PinoyMoneyTalk’s article is merely for information purposes and is not meant to replace a finance professional’s advice or to solicit any investments. Conduct due diligence before making the decision to invest.

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  1. Emery Ocampo says:

    This is very informative. Will save this for reference, thank you for sharing!

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