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LIST: Best Performing UITF in the Philippines (as of 3rd Quarter 2018)




Here is a comprehensive list of the performance of Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITF) in the Philippines from January to September 2018. Our fund performance rankings below show the gains and losses of UITFs offered by banks and financial institutions in the country.

We begin by identifying the Top 3 funds per investment category. You might see funds included in the “Top UITF” list despite achieving negative returns, but that’s because these funds had the least amount of losses compared to their peers.

Top UITF in the Philippines (January-September 2018)

Top 3 PSEi Equity Index Tracker UITF

  1. LandBank of the Philippines (LANDBANK Equity Index Fund): -11.07%
  2. United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB Philippine Index Equity Fund): -13.40%
  3. Union Bank (UnionBank Philippine Equity Index Tracker Fund Portfolio): -14.30%

Top 3 Managed Equity UITF

  1. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund): +11.46%
  2. ATRAM Trust Corporation (ATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund): +3.63%
  3. AB Capital (AB CAPITAL EQUITY FUND): -7.78%

Top 3 Equity Dividend UITF

  1. ATRAM Trust Corporationn (ATRAM Global Dividend Feeder Fund): 8.70%
  2. United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB High Dividend Fund): -11.06%
  3. Security Bank Corporation (SB HIGH DIVIDEND PESO EQUITY FUND): -11.22%

Top 3 Balanced UITF

  1. Robinsons Bank (RBank Tax-Exempt Retirement Fund (A Balanced UITF)): -1.75%
  2. AB Capital (AB CAPITAL BALANCED FUND): -1.99%
  3. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro Unit Paying Fund): -5.03%

Top 3 Long-Term Bond UITF

  1. Union Bank (UnionBank Tax Exempt Portfolio): +0.45%
  2. ATRAM Trust Corporation (ATRAM Total Return Peso Bond Fund): -1.45%
  3. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Fixed Income Portfolio Fund-of-Funds): -1.66%

Top 3 Medium-Term Bond UITF

  1. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO PESO BOND FUND): -1.30%
  2. Philippine Business Bank (Diamond Fund): -1.51%
  3. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro Aspire Bond Feeder Fund): -1.68%

Top 3 Intermediate-Term Bond UITF

  1. Union Bank (UnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio): +0.83%
  2. China Banking Corporation (CBC INTERMEDIATE FIXED-INCOME FUND): +0.30%
  3. Union Bank (UnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund): -0.70%

Top 3 Money Market UITF

  1. China Banking Corporation (China Bank Cash Fund (Formerly CBC INSTITUTIONAL MMF)): +2.08%
  2. Philippine National Bank (PNB INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET FUND): +1.92%
  3. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro Short Term Fund): +1.90%


* To learn more about UITF investing, check out these educational materials:


Full Rankings of UITF in the Philippines

To see the performance returns of all UITF in the Philippines, refer to the full Fund Rankings below, showing all fund returns from January to September 2018.

PESO EQUITY PSEi INDEX TRACKER FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Equity Index Fund-11.07%
2United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Philippine Index Equity Fund-13.40%
3Union BankUnionBank Philippine Equity Index Tracker Fund Portfolio-14.30%
4BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Consumer Equity Index Fund-14.45%
5EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PSEI Tracker Fund-14.55%
6Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro PSEi Tracker Fund-14.59%
7CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Bank - Sun Life Philippine Stock Index Feeder Fund-14.60%
8BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Equity Index Fund-14.61%
9ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Philippine Equity Smart Index Fund-14.66%
10Security Bank CorporationSB PHILIPPINE EQUITY INDEX FUND-14.82%
11BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Infrastructure Equity Index Fund-14.99%
12BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO EQUITY INDEX FUND-15.01%
13Philippine National BankPNB ENHANCED PHIL-INDEX REFERENCE FUND-15.21%
14BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO PERA EQUITY INDEX FUND-15.97%

* These are funds invested in Philippine stocks and are meant to mirror the performance of the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi).

PESO MANAGED EQUITY FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund11.46%
2ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund3.63%
3AB CapitalAB CAPITAL EQUITY FUND-7.78%
4Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL EQUITY FUND-11.03%
5United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Equity Fund (Formerly United Equity Fund)-11.04%
6Security Bank CorporationSB PESO EQUITY FUND-11.16%
7EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Institutional Feeder Fund-12.18%
8EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Feeder Fund-12.85%
9Asia United BankEquity Investment Trust Fund-13.16%
10China Banking CorporationCBC EQUITY FUND-13.24%
11BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO ESG EQUITY FUND-14.30%
12Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Equity Fund-14.34%
13Philippine Bank of CommunicationsVALUE EQUITY FUND-14.35%
14Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Equity Wealth Fund (Class I)-14.42%
15Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Equity Feeder Fund-14.48%
16BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY FUND-14.66%
17BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Equity Value Fund-14.96%
18Philippine National BankPNB EQUITY FUND (formerly AUP EQUITIES FUND)-15.06%
19BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO EQUITY FUND-15.34%
20Union BankUnionBank Large Capitalization Philippine Equity Portfolio-15.53%
21Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Equity Wealth Fund (Class A)-15.69%
22BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Philippine Equity Fund-15.69%
23BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO FOCUSED EQUITY FUND-17.11%
24BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey High Conviction Equity Fund-19.25%
25ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Global Technology Feeder FundNo Data
26Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Best Select Equity Fund (PHP Unhedged Class A)No Data
27Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Pacific REIT Fund of Funds (PHP Unhedged Class A)No Data

* These are funds that are actively managed by investment managers with the goal of outperforming the PSEi.

PESO EQUITY DIVIDEND FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Global Dividend Feeder Fund8.70%
2United Coconut Planters BankUCPB High Dividend Fund-11.06%
3Security Bank CorporationSB HIGH DIVIDEND PESO EQUITY FUND-11.22%
4China Banking CorporationChina Bank High Dividend Equity Fund-12.57%
5BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine High Dividend Equity Fund-13.60%
6Union BankUnionBank Dividend Play Equity Portfolio-14.80%
7Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro High Dividend Yield Fund-15.23%
8Philippine National BankPNB HIGH DIVIDEND FUND-16.30%
9BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO SUSTAINABLE DIVIDEND FUND-16.69%
10Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY DIVIDEND FOCUSED FUND-17.26%

* These are funds primarily invested in Philippine stocks with high dividend yields.

PESO BALANCED FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1Robinsons BankRBank Tax-Exempt Retirement Fund (A Balanced UITF)-1.75%
2AB CapitalAB CAPITAL BALANCED FUND-1.99%
3Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Unit Paying Fund-5.03%
4LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Growth Fund-7.29%
5United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Balanced Fund (Formerly United Balanced Fund)-7.48%
6Philippine Bank of CommunicationsBEST BALANCED FUND-7.80%
7BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Balanced Fund-7.82%
8Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL BALANCED FUND-8.05%
9Robinsons BankRBank Balanced Fund-8.52%
10Philippine National BankPNB BALANCED FUND (Formerly PNB PRESTIGE BALANCED FUND)-8.94%
11Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Balanced Fund-9.43%
12Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Balanced Feeder Fund-9.57%
13BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Capital Fund-9.63%
14Union BankUnionBank Peso Balanced Portfolio-9.73%
15China Banking CorporationCBC BALANCED FUND-11.04%
16BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BALANCED FUND-11.30%
17CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Bank - ATRAM Philippine Balanced Feeder Fund-11.38%
18Security Bank CorporationSB PESO ASSET VARIETY FUND-11.59%
19BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Balanced Fund-12.27%
20BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Bayanihan Balanced FundNo Data
21Union BankUnionBank Capital Accumulation Global Fund Of Funds Peso Class PortfolioNo Data
22Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Balanced FundNo Data

* Balanced Funds are invested in a mixed portfolio of bonds and stocks.

PESO LONG-TERM BONDS FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1Union BankUnionBank Tax Exempt Portfolio0.45%
2ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Total Return Peso Bond Fund-1.45%
3BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Fixed Income Portfolio Fund-of-Funds-1.66%
4United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Peso Bond Fund (Formerly United Conservative Fund)-1.68%
5EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Long Term Bond Fund-1.70%
6Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO BOND FUND-1.91%
7Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Corporate Bond Fund-1.92%
8LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Bond Fund-2.01%
9Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Income Builder Fund (Class I)-2.83%
10Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY PESO BOND FUND-3.05%
11Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Income Builder Fund (Class A)-3.90%
12Union BankUnionBank Long Term Fixed Income Portfolio-3.95%
13China Banking CorporationCBC FIXED INCOME FUND (formerly CBC GS FUND)-5.30%
14Security Bank CorporationSB PESO BOND FUND-5.78%
15BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationABF Philippines Bond Index Fund-6.57%
16BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Bond Fund-6.87%
17BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Tax-Exempt Peso Fixed Income FundNo Data

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

PESO MEDIUM-TERM BOND FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BOND FUND-1.30%
2Philippine Business BankDiamond Fund-1.51%
3Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Bond Feeder Fund-1.68%
4Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-5 Bond Fund-1.77%
5BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO GS FUND-1.82%
6Union BankUnionBank High Net Worth Medium-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund-1.93%
7BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PERA BOND INDEX FUND-2.07%
8BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Medium Term Bond Fund-2.17%
9Asia United BankPeso Investment Trust Fund-2.17%
10Union BankUnionBank Philippine Peso Fixed Income Portfolio-2.18%
11BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO MERIT FUND MEDIUM TERM PORTFOLIO-3.00%
12Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Dynamic Bond Feeder Fund (PHP Unhedged Class A)No Data
13Maybank Philippines Inc.Maybank Tiger Peso Bond Feeder FundNo Data

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

PESO INTERMEDIATE-TERM BOND FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1Union BankUnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio0.83%
2China Banking CorporationCBC INTERMEDIATE FIXED-INCOME FUND0.30%
3Union BankUnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund-0.70%
4EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Intermediate Term Bond Fund-0.71%
5Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-3 Bond Fund-0.79%
6Philippine National BankPNB PESO INTERMEDIATE TERM BOND FUND (Formerly AUP GS FUND)-0.80%
7BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO MERIT FUND INTERMEDIATE TERM PORTFOLIO-0.92%
8BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Premium Bond Fund-1.15%
9Union BankUnionBank Infinity Prime Fund-1.26%
10Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Stable Income Fund (Class I)-1.50%
11Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Stable Income Fund (Class A)-2.42%

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

PESO MONEY MARKET FUNDS (UITF)
Gains/Losses from January to September 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - SEP 2018 RETURN %
1China Banking CorporationChina Bank Cash Fund (Formerly CBC INSTITUTIONAL MMF)2.08%
2Philippine National BankPNB INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET FUND1.92%
3Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Short Term Fund1.90%
4RCBC SavingsRCBC Savings Bank Peso Money Market UITF1.87%
5Development Bank of the PhilippinesUNLAD KAWANI MONEY MARKET FUND1.85%
6BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO INSTITUTIONAL CASH RESERVE FUND1.84%
7BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO SHORT TERM FUND1.82%
8Security Bank CorporationSB PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.76%
9BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Short Term Fund1.75%
10Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS I - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND1.74%
11United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Cash Management Fund (Formerly United Cash Management Fund)1.72%
12Robinsons BankRBank Peso Money Market Fund1.71%
13Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO CASH MANAGEMENT FUND1.70%
14Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS II - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND1.69%
15Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Money Market Fund1.68%
16LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market Fund1.67%
17Philippine National BankPNB DREAM BUILDER MONEY MARKET FUND1.67%
18BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Money Market Fund1.65%
19Philippine National BankPNB GLOBAL FILIPINO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.65%
20Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS III - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND1.64%
21EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Money Market Fund1.61%
22BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PERA SHORT TERM FUND1.60%
23China Banking CorporationCBC MONEY MARKET FUND1.59%
24Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO MONEY MARKET1.57%
25AB CapitalAB CAPITAL SHORT-TERM FUND1.57%
26Philippine Savings BankPSBANK MONEY MARKET FUND1.56%
27Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY MONEY MARKET FUND1.51%
28Philippine National BankPNB PRIME PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.51%
29CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Money Market Fund1.49%
30ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Peso Money Market Fund1.43%
31BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.40%
32LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market Plus Fund1.37%
33China Banking CorporationCBC SHORT-TERM FUND1.23%
34EastWest Banking CorporationEast West Peso Short Term Fund0.97%
35Philippine Bank of CommunicationsSIGNATURE TRUST FUND0.68%
36Union BankUnionBank Peso Short Term Fixed Income Portfolio0.65%
37Asia United BankPeso Money Market Fund0.56%
38Philippine National BankPNB FIXED INCOME FUNDNo Data
39Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Money Market FundNo Data
40Maybank Philippines Inc.Maybank Tiger Peso Money Market Feeder FundNo Data

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

Recap: What are UITF?

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 offered by banks or investment trust corporations, 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 the 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.

Tutorial and Guide on How to Invest in UITF:

Sources: Bloomberg; Trust Officers Association of the Philippines

Disclaimer: PinoyMoneyTalk’s UITF Report is merely for information purposes and is not meant to replace a professional’s advice. Be reminded that a fund’s past performance is not and cannot be a guarantee of future returns. Although the nominal rate of return is a good measure of performance, other factors such as the fund’s consistency in generating expected returns and degree of risk exposure must also be considered. Conduct research and due diligence before making the decision to invest.







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