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Here are the UITF Fund Returns, as of July 2018




Which Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITF) generated the highest returns from January to July this year? The answers are summarized below, in our fund performance rankings showing the gains and losses of all UITF in the Philippines.

We also identified the Top 3 funds per investment category based on generated returns. You’ll see that some of the Top funds show negative returns, which means they lost value in the previous 7 months. They were still identified as “Top Funds” because they had the least amount of losses compared to other funds.

Without further ado, here are the UITF fund rankings from January to July 2018.

Top UITF in the Philippines (January-July 2018)

Top 3 PSEi Equity Index Tracker UITF

  1. United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB Philippine Index Equity Fund): -9.04%
  2. LandBank of the Philippines (LANDBANK Equity Index Fund): -9.05%
  3. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro PSEi Tracker Fund): -10.01%

Top 3 Managed Equity UITF

  1. BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund): +7.35%
  2. ATRAM Trust Corporation (ATRAM Global Dividend Feeder Fund): +6.96%
  3. ATRAM Trust Corporation (ATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund): +3.29%

Top 3 Equity Dividend UITF

  1. China Banking Corporation (China Bank High Dividend Equity Fund): -8.18%
  2. United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB High Dividend Fund): -8.56%
  3. Security Bank Corporation (SB HIGH DIVIDEND PESO EQUITY FUND): -9.28%

Top 3 Balanced UITF

  1. Robinsons Bank (RBank Tax-Exempt Retirement Fund, A Balanced UITF): -0.58%
  2. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro Unit Paying Fund): -2.42%
  3. AB Capital (AB CAPITAL BALANCED FUND): -4.60%

Top 3 Long-Term Bond UITF

  1. Union Bank (UnionBank Tax Exempt Portfolio): +1.05%
  2. EastWest Banking Corporation (EastWest Peso Long Term Bond Fund): +0.32%
  3. Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RIZAL PESO BOND FUND): -0.26%

Top 3 Medium-Term Bond UITF

  1. Philippine Business Bank (Diamond Fund): +0.08%
  2. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO PERA BOND INDEX FUND): +0.06%
  3. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO PESO BOND FUND): -0.06%

Top 3 Intermediate-Term Bond UITF

  1. Union Bank (UnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio): +1.17%
  2. China Banking Corporation (CBC INTERMEDIATE FIXED-INCOME FUND): +0.73%
    3. Philippine National Bank (PNB PESO INTERMEDIATE TERM BOND FUND (Formerly AUP GS FUND)): +0.51%

Top 3 Money Market UITF

  1. China Banking Corporation (China Bank Institutional Money Market Fund): +1.56%
  2. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metro Short Term Fund): +1.45%
  3. Philippine National Bank (PNB INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET FUND): +1.41%

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


Full Rankings of UITF in the Philippines

To check out the returns of all UITF in the Philippines, refer to the full Performance Ranking tables below, showing all fund returns from January to July 2018.

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

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Philippine Index Equity Fund-9.04%
2LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Equity Index Fund-9.05%
3Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro PSEi Tracker Fund-10.01%
4BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Equity Index Fund-10.04%
5Union BankUnionBank Philippine Equity Index Tracker Fund Portfolio-10.05%
6EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PSEI Tracker Fund-10.05%
7Security Bank CorporationSB PHILIPPINE EQUITY INDEX FUND-10.13%
8BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Consumer Equity Index Fund-10.13%
9ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Philippine Equity Smart Index Fund-10.22%
10BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO EQUITY INDEX FUND-10.32%
11Philippine National BankPNB ENHANCED PHIL-INDEX REFERENCE FUND-10.60%
12BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO PERA EQUITY INDEX FUND-11.42%
13BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Infrastructure Equity Index Fund-12.19%
14CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Bank - Sun Life Philippine Stock Index Feeder Fund----
15Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Best Select Equity Fund (PHP Unhedged Class A)----

* 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 July 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder Fund7.35%
2ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Global Dividend Feeder Fund6.96%
3ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund3.29%
4Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL EQUITY FUND-7.06%
5AB CapitalAB CAPITAL EQUITY FUND-8.47%
6United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Equity Fund (Formerly United Equity Fund)-8.64%
7Security Bank CorporationSB PESO EQUITY FUND-8.84%
8BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO ESG EQUITY FUND-8.87%
9China Banking CorporationCBC EQUITY FUND-8.88%
10Asia United BankEquity Investment Trust Fund-9.23%
11Philippine National BankPNB EQUITY FUND (formerly AUP EQUITIES FUND)-9.40%
12EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Institutional Feeder Fund-9.40%
13Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Equity Wealth Fund (Class I)-9.47%
14BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY FUND-9.67%
15BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO EQUITY FUND-9.77%
16Philippine Bank of CommunicationsVALUE EQUITY FUND-9.82%
17EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Feeder Fund-9.95%
18Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Equity Feeder Fund-9.95%
19BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Equity Value Fund-10.21%
20Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Equity Fund-10.46%
21Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Equity Wealth Fund (Class A)-10.52%
22Union BankUnionBank Large Capitalization Philippine Equity Portfolio-10.71%
23BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Philippine Equity Fund-10.81%
24BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO FOCUSED EQUITY FUND-12.01%
25BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey High Conviction Equity Fund-13.05%
26ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Global Technology Feeder Fund----
27Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Asia Pacific REIT Fund of Funds (PHP Unhedged Class A)----

* 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 July 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1China Banking CorporationChina Bank High Dividend Equity Fund-8.18%
2United Coconut Planters BankUCPB High Dividend Fund-8.56%
3Security Bank CorporationSB HIGH DIVIDEND PESO EQUITY FUND-9.28%
4BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine High Dividend Equity Fund-9.39%
5Union BankUnionBank Dividend Play Equity Portfolio-10.49%
6Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro High Dividend Yield Fund-10.59%
7Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY DIVIDEND FOCUSED FUND-10.91%
8BDO Unibank, Inc. BDO SUSTAINABLE DIVIDEND FUND-11.63%
9Philippine National BankPNB HIGH DIVIDEND FUND-11.69%

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

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

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1Robinsons BankRBank Tax-Exempt Retirement Fund (A Balanced UITF)-0.58%
2Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Unit Paying Fund-2.42%
3AB CapitalAB CAPITAL BALANCED FUND-4.60%
4LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Growth Fund-4.99%
5Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL BALANCED FUND-5.39%
6BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Balanced Fund-5.45%
7United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Balanced Fund (Formerly United Balanced Fund)-5.52%
8Philippine National BankPNB BALANCED FUND (Formerly PNB PRESTIGE BALANCED FUND)-6.02%
9Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Balanced Fund-6.55%
10Philippine Bank of CommunicationsBEST BALANCED FUND-6.63%
11Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Balanced Feeder Fund-6.66%
12Union BankUnionBank Peso Balanced Portfolio-6.87%
13BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Capital Fund-7.05%
14Robinsons BankRBank Balanced Fund-7.52%
15BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BALANCED FUND-7.55%
16China Banking CorporationCBC BALANCED FUND-7.65%
17Security Bank CorporationSB PESO ASSET VARIETY FUND-8.43%
18BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Balanced Fund-9.36%
19BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Bayanihan Balanced Fund----
20Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Balanced Fund----
21CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Bank - ATRAM Philippine Balanced Feeder Fund----

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

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

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1Union BankUnionBank Tax Exempt Portfolio1.05%
2EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Long Term Bond Fund0.32%
3Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO BOND FUND-0.26%
4Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Income Builder Fund (Class I)-0.58%
5United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Peso Bond Fund (Formerly United Conservative Fund)-0.61%
6LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Bond Fund-0.70%
7Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Corporate Bond Fund-0.73%
8BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Fixed Income Portfolio Fund-Of-Funds-0.82%
9ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Total Return Peso Bond Fund-0.82%
10Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Income Builder Fund (Class A)-1.45%
11Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY PESO BOND FUND-1.47%
12Union BankUnionBank Long Term Fixed Income Portfolio-2.79%
13China Banking CorporationCBC FIXED INCOME FUND (Formerly CBC GS FUND)-3.37%
14Security Bank CorporationSB PESO BOND FUND-4.00%
15BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationABF Philippines Bond Index Fund-4.81%
16BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Bond Fund-5.06%
17BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Tax-Exempt Peso Fixed Income Fund----

* 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 July 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1Philippine Business BankDiamond Fund0.08%
2BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PERA BOND INDEX FUND0.06%
3BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BOND FUND-0.06%
4BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO GS FUND-0.09%
5Union BankUnionBank High Net Worth Medium-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund-0.56%
6Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Bond Feeder Fund-0.70%
7Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-5 Bond Fund-0.76%
8BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Medium Term Bond Fund-0.81%
9Asia United BankPeso Investment Trust Fund-0.95%
10BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO MERIT FUND MEDIUM TERM PORTFOLIO-1.02%
11Union BankUnionBank Philippine Peso Fixed Income Portfolio-1.03%
12Maybank Philippines Inc.Maybank Tiger Peso Bond Feeder Fund----

* 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 July 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1Union BankUnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio1.17%
2China Banking CorporationCBC INTERMEDIATE FIXED-INCOME FUND0.73%
3Philippine National BankPNB PESO INTERMEDIATE TERM BOND FUND (Formerly AUP GS FUND)0.51%
4Union BankUnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund0.32%
5BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO MERIT FUND INTERMEDIATE TERM PORTFOLIO0.12%
6Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Stable Income Fund (Class I)0.11%
7EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Intermediate Term Bond Fund0.11%
8Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-3 Bond Fund-0.07%
9BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Premium Bond Fund-0.19%
10Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corporation (MAMTC)Manulife Stable Income Fund (Class A)-0.61%
11Union BankUnionBank Infinity Prime Fund-0.91%

* 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 July 2018

RankBANK / INSTITUTIONUITFJAN - JUL 2018 RETURN %
1China Banking CorporationChina Bank Institutional Money Market Fund1.56%
2Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Short Term Fund1.45%
3Philippine National BankPNB INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET FUND1.41%
4RCBC SavingsRCBC Savings Bank Peso Money Market UITF1.40%
5Development Bank of the PhilippinesUNLAD KAWANI MONEY MARKET FUND1.39%
6BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO INSTITUTIONAL CASH RESERVE FUND1.38%
7BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO SHORT TERM FUND1.36%
8BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Money Market Fund1.33%
9BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Short Term Fund1.30%
10Security Bank CorporationSB PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.30%
11Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS I - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND1.30%
12Robinsons BankRBank Peso Money Market Fund1.27%
13United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Cash Management Fund (Formerly United Cash Management Fund)1.27%
14Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS II - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND1.26%
15Philippine National BankPNB GLOBAL FILIPINO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.24%
16Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Money Market Fund1.24%
17Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO CASH MANAGEMENT FUND1.24%
18Philippine National BankPNB DREAM BUILDER MONEY MARKET FUND1.24%
19Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS III - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUND1.23%
20LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market Fund1.22%
21BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PERA SHORT TERM FUND1.21%
22China Banking CorporationCBC MONEY MARKET FUND1.21%
23EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Money Market Fund1.20%
24Philippine Savings BankPSBANK MONEY MARKET FUND1.17%
25Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO MONEY MARKET1.13%
26Philippine National BankPNB PRIME PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.12%
27AB CapitalAB CAPITAL SHORT-TERM FUND1.10%
28EastWest Banking CorporationEast West Peso Short Term Fund1.09%
29Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY MONEY MARKET FUND1.08%
30ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Peso Money Market Fund1.04%
31BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND1.03%
32LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market Plus Fund1.00%
33Asia United BankPeso Money Market Fund1.00%
34China Banking CorporationCBC SHORT-TERM FUND0.99%
35Union BankUnionBank Peso Short Term Fixed Income Portfolio0.59%
36Philippine Bank of CommunicationsSIGNATURE TRUST FUND0.53%
37Philippine National BankPNB FIXED INCOME FUND----
38Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Money Market Fund----
39CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Money Market Fund----
40Maybank Philippines Inc.Maybank Tiger Peso Money Market Feeder Fund----

* 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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