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Performance Ranking of UITF in the Philippines (as of August 2017)




It’s time once again to check the performance of Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITF). For this period, we are ranking the returns of each UITF from January to August 2017.

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of funds and their achieved returns in the last 8 months, but first, we’ll give a summary of the Top 3 funds per category.

Top 3 Equity Index (PSEi) Tracker Funds, January-August 2017

  1. Metrobank (Metro PSEi Tracker Fund) – 16.813%
  2. ATRAM Trust Corporation (ATRAM Philippine Equity Smart Index Fund) – 16.810%
  3. EastWest Bank (EastWest PSEi Tracker Fund) – 16.719%

Top 3 Managed Equity Funds, January-August 2017

  1. Security Bank Corporation (SB Peso Equity Fund) – 18.992%
  2. ATRAM Trust Corporation (ATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund) – 18.324%
  3. BDO Unibank (BDO Focused Equity Fund) – 18.084%

Top 3 Equity Dividend Funds, January-August 2017

  1. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Sustainable Dividend Fund) – 17.337%
  2. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corp (BPI Philippine High Dividend Equity Fund) – 15.322%
  3. Security Bank Corp (SB High Dividend Peso Equity Fund) – 15.003%

Top 3 Balanced Funds, January-August 2017

  1. China Banking Corporation (CBC Balanced Fund) – 9.968%
  2. Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank Peso Balanced Portfolio) – 8.908%
  3. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro Balanced Fund) – 8.428%

Top 3 Long-Term Bond Funds, January-August 2017

  1. LandBank of the Philippines (LandBank Bond Fund) – 2.139%
  2. Union Bank of the Philippines (Union Bank Long Term Fixed Income Portfolio) – 2.089%
  3. ATRAM Trust Corporation (ATRAM Total Return Peso Bond Fund) – 1.822%

Top 3 Medium-Term Bond Funds, January-August 2017

  1. Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank High Net Worth Medium-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund) – 1.881%
  2. Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank Philippine Peso Fixed Income Portfolio) – 1.802%
  3. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Peso Bond Fund) – 1.577%

Top 3 Intermediate-Term Bond Funds, January-August 2017

  1. Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio) – 2.486%
  2. Security Bank Corporation (SB Intermediate Term Peso Bond Fund) – 1.651%
  3. Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund) – 1.529%

Top 3 Money Market Funds, January-August 2017

  1. China Banking Corporation (CBC Short-Term Fund) – 1.351%
  2. Philippine National Bank (PNB Global Filipino Peso Money Market Fund) – 1.221%
  3. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Institutional Cash Reserve Fund) – 1.204%

Scroll below to view the complete performance of all UITF in the Philippines, ranked in terms of actual profits gained from January to August this year.

What are Unit Investment Trust Funds?

Unit Investment Trust Funds or UITF are investment options for investors who may not have the time or expertise to do the investing themselves but are interested to place their money in income-generating assets, such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and other similar products.

UITFs in the Philippines are typically offered by banks, and what they do is pool funds collected from investors and manage these funds collectively. All income of the fund is added back to the fund which contributes to the increase in price of each unit of the fund. UITF investors make money when the price of each unit of UITF appreciates in value.

UITFs are very similar to Mutual Funds, but they still have some differences. To learn more about Investing in UITFs, check out our resource guide below:

How to Invest in UITF — Tutorial and Guide

UITF Performance Report: January-August 2017 

Ranking of Philippine Equity UITF (PSEi Index Tracker Funds)

* Funds that are invested in Philippine stocks and are meant to mirror the performance of the Philippine Stock Exchange index or PSEi.

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro PSEi Tracker Fund16.813%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Philippine Equity Smart Index Fund16.810%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PSEI Tracker Fund16.719%
BDO UnibankBDO Equity Index Fund16.450%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Equity Index Fund16.454%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Philippine Equity Index Tracker Fund Portfolio16.163%
Security Bank CorporationSB Philippine Equity Index Fund16.038%
Philippine National BankPNB Enhanced Phil-Index Reference Fund12.472%
LandBank of the PhilippinesLandBank Equity Index Fund12.042%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Consumer Equity Index FundNo data
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Infrastructure Equity Index FundNo data
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Philippine Index Equity FundNo data

Ranking of Philippine Equity UITF (Managed Equity Funds)

* Funds that are primarily invested in Philippine equities and are actively managed.

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
Security Bank CorporationSB Peso Equity Fund18.992%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund18.324%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Focused Equity Fund18.084%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Equity Feeder Fund16.320%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Equity Value Fund15.621%
Asia United BankEquity Investment Trust Fund15.576%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsValue Equity Fund15.546%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Institutional Equity Fund14.897%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Equity Fund14.555%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Institutional Feeder Fund14.493%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Equity Fund14.368%
Philippine National BankPNB Equity Fund (formerly AUP Equities Fund)14.346%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Feeder Fund14.305%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey High Conviction Equity Fund14.017%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Philippine Equity Fund13.966%
AB CapitalAB CAPITAL Equity Fund13.709%
China Banking CorporationCBC Equity Fund13.702%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO ESG Equity Fund12.083%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL Equity Fund11.211%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Large Capitalization Philippine Equity Portfolio11.115%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Equity Fund (Formerly United Equity Fund)No data

Ranking of Philippine Equity UITF (Dividend Funds)

* Funds that are primarily invested in stocks with high dividend yields.

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Sustainable Dividend Fund17.337%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine High Dividend Equity Fund15.322%
Security Bank CorporationSB High Dividend Peso Equity Fund15.003%
China Banking CorporationChina Bank High Dividend Equity Fund14.056%
Bank of CommerceDiversity Dividend Focused Fund13.180%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro High Dividend Yield Fund11.322%
Union BankUnionBank Dividend Play Equity Portfolio10.736%
Philippine National BankPNB High Dividend Fund10.559%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB High Dividend FundNo data

Ranking of Philippine Balanced UITF

* Balanced Funds are invested in a mixed portfolio of bonds and stocks, where investment in stocks may comprise up to a maximum of 40%-60% of the fund.

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
China Banking CorporationCBC Balanced Fund9.968%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Peso Balanced Portfolio8.908%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Balanced Fund8.428%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Balanced Fund8.087%
LandBank of the PhilippinesLandBank Growth Fund7.991%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Balanced Feeder Funds7.806%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRizal Balanced Fund7.804%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Balanced Fund7.801%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Peso Balanced Fund7.727%
AB CapitalAB Capital Balanced Fund7.390%
Security Bank CorporationSB Peso Asset Variety Fund6.362%
Philippine National BankPNB Balanced Fund (formerly PNB Prestige Balanced Fund)6.348%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Capital Fund4.697%
Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Balanced Fund4.372%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsBest Balanced Fund2.926%
Robinsons BankRBank Balanced FundNo data
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Balanced Fund (Formerly United Balanced Fund)No data

Ranking of Philippine Long-Term Bond UITF

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

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
LandBank of the PhilippinesLandBank Bond Fund2.139%
Union BankUnionBank Long Term Fixed Income Portfolio2.089%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Total Return Peso Bond Fund1.822%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationABF Philippines Bond Index Fund1.604%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Fixed Income Portfolio Fund-of-Funds1.591%
China Banking CorporationCBC Fixed Income Fund (formerly CBC GS Fund)1.504%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRizal Peso Bond Fund1.473%
Bank of CommerceDiversity Peso Bond Fund1.144%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Bond Fund0.785%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Long Term Bond Fund0.405%
Security Bank CorporationSB Peso Bond Fund0.308%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Corporate Bond Fund0.273%
AB CapitalAB Capital Premium Fund-2.802%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Peso Bond Fund (Formerly United Conservative Fund)No data

Ranking of Philippine Medium-Term Bond UITF

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

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank High Net Worth Medium-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund1.881%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Philippine Peso Fixed Income Portfolio1.802%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Peso Bond Fund1.577%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-5 Bond Fund1.499%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO GS Fund1.464%
Philippine Business BankDiamond Fund1.252%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Bond Feeder Fund1.178%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Medium Term Bond Fund0.833%
Asia United BankPeso Investment Trust Fund0.379%

Ranking of Philippine Intermediate-Term Bond UITF

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

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio2.486%
Security Bank CorporationSB Intermediate Term Peso Bond Fund1.651%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund1.529%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-3 Bond Fund1.493%
China Banking CorporationCBC Intermediate Fixed Income Fund1.472%
Union BankUnionBank Infinity Prime Fund1.416%
Philippine National BankPNB Peso Intermediate Term Bond Fund (formerly AUP GS Fund)1.368%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Premium Bond Fund1.223%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Intermediate Term Bond Fund1.112%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Wealth Builder Fund0.211%

Ranking of Philippine Money Market UITF

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

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - Aug 2017 Return %
China Banking CorporationCBC Short-Term Fund1.351%
Philippine National BankPNB Global Filipino Peso Money Market Fund1.221%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Institutional Cash Reserve Fund1.204%
Union BankUnionBank Peso Short Term Fixed Income Portfolio1.192%
Asia United BankPeso Money Market Fund1.172%
China Banking CorporationCBC Money Market Fund1.172%
China Banking CorporationChina Bank Institutional Money Market Fund1.162%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesUnlad Kawani Money Market Fund1.157%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Money Market Fund1.155%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRizal Peso Cash Management Fund1.148%
Philippine National BankPNB Dream Builder Money Market Fund1.138%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesUnlad Pribadong Institusyon Money Market Fund1.130%
Philippine National BankPNB Institutional Money Market Fund1.128%
EastWest Banking CorporationEast West Peso Short Term Fund1.100%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS I - Unlad Panimula MM Fund1.085%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRizal Peso Money Market Fund1.053%
Philippine National BankPNB Prime Peso Money Market Fund1.037%
Security Bank CorporationSB Peso Money Market Fund1.006%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Money Market Fund0.999%
Philippine Savings BankPSBank Money Market Fund0.977%
Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Money Market Fund0.974%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Money Market Fund0.971%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS II - Unlad Panimula MM Fund0.970%
LandBank of the PhilippinesLandBank Money Market Fund0.964%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Short Term Fund0.949%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS III - Unlad Panimula MM Fund0.938%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO Peso Money Market Fund0.860%
Bank of CommerceDiversity Money Market Fund0.856%
AB CapitalAB Capital Short-Term Fund0.785%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesUnlad Pamahalaan GS Money Market Fund0.777%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsSignature Trust Fund0.774%
LandBank of the PhilippinesLandBank Money Market Plus Fund0.590%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Peso Money Market Fund0.301%
CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Money Market FundNo data
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Short Term FundNo data
RCBC SavingsRCBC Savings Bank Peso Money Market UITFNo data
Robinsons BankRBank Peso Money Market FundNo data
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Cash Management Fund (Formerly United Cash Management Fund)No data

Sources: Bloomberg; Trust Officers Association of the Philippines

See also: Comparative Fund Performance of Mutual Funds in the Philippines

Disclaimer: Although the rate of return is a good measure of performance, other factors such as consistency of returns of the fund and degree of risk exposure must also be considered. Note that a fund’s past performance is not and cannot be a guarantee of future returns. PinoyMoneyTalk’s article is only 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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