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Best and Worst UITF in the Philippines, ranked by returns (2nd Quarter 2017)




We’re done with the first six months of the year! And it’s time once more to revisit the performance of Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITFs) for the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Let’s see which UITF performed well and performed the worst from January to June this year.

We summarized below the returns earned by each UITF and ranked them from the best performing to the worst performing.

View below the results.

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:

UITF Educational Guide

We ranked UITFs from the best performing to the worst performing, in terms of actual generated profits year-to-date, and summarized the results below.

January-June 2017 UITF Performance Results

Ranking of Philippine Equity UITF (PSEi Index Tracker Funds)

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Philippine Index Equity Fund14.44%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PSEI Tracker Fund14.36%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro PSEi Tracker Fund14.30%
Security Bank CorporationSB PHILIPPINE EQUITY INDEX FUND14.02%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Equity Index Fund13.98%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO EQUITY INDEX FUND13.95%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Philippine Equity Index Tracker Fund Portfolio13.56%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Philippine Equity Smart Index Fund13.56%
Philippine National BankPNB ENHANCED PHIL-INDEX REFERENCE FUND11.67%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Consumer Equity Index FundNo data
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine Infrastructure Equity Index FundNo data
LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Equity Index FundNo data

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

Ranking of Philippine Equity UITF (Managed Equity Funds)

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
Security Bank CorporationSB PESO EQUITY FUND15.64%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO FOCUSED EQUITY FUND14.33%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Equity Fund (Formerly United Equity Fund)13.88%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Equity Feeder Fund13.87%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Equity Value Fund13.62%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsVALUE EQUITY FUND13.29%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Equity Fund12.87%
Asia United BankEquity Investment Trust Fund12.79%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Institutional Feeder Fund12.30%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest PhilEquity Feeder Fund12.16%
China Banking CorporationCBC EQUITY FUND12.13%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Philippine Equity Fund12.11%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY FUND11.87%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey High Conviction Equity Fund11.76%
Philippine National BankPNB EQUITY FUND (formerly AUP EQUITIES FUND)11.29%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL EQUITY FUND10.43%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO EQUITY FUND10.40%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO ESG EQUITY FUND10.18%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Large Capitalization Philippine Equity Portfolio10.14%
AB CapitalAB CAPITAL EQUITY FUND8.68%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Asia Equity Opportunity Feeder FundNo data
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Catholic Values Global Equity Feeder FundNo data

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

Ranking of Philippine Equity UITF (Dividend Funds)

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO SUSTAINABLE DIVIDEND FUND14.96%
Security Bank CorporationSB HIGH DIVIDEND PESO EQUITY FUND13.65%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Philippine High Dividend Equity Fund13.48%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB High Dividend Fund12.74%
China Banking CorporationChina Bank High Dividend Equity Fund12.28%
Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY DIVIDEND FOCUSED FUND11.02%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro High Dividend Yield Fund9.96%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Dividend Play Equity Portfolio8.96%
Philippine National BankPNB HIGH DIVIDEND FUND8.53%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Global Dividend Feeder FundNo data
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Dividend Play Equity FundNo data

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

Ranking of Philippine Balanced UITF

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
China Banking CorporationCBC BALANCED FUND9.15%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Balanced Fund (Formerly United Balanced Fund)8.83%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL BALANCED FUND7.15%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Balanced Fund7.07%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Balanced Fund7.01%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Peso Balanced Portfolio6.98%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Balanced Fund6.80%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Balanced Feeder Funds6.47%
Philippine National BankPNB PRESTIGE BALANCED FUND6.27%
Security Bank CorporationSB PESO ASSET VARIETY FUND6.21%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BALANCED FUND6.10%
AB CapitalAB CAPITAL BALANCED FUND4.54%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Diversified Capital Fund4.22%
Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Balanced Fund2.78%
Robinsons BankRBank Balanced Fund2.33%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsBEST BALANCED FUND1.60%
LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Growth FundNo data

* 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.

Ranking of Philippine Long-Term Bond UITF

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
China Banking CorporationCBC GS FUND1.72%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Fixed Income Portfolio Fund-of-Funds1.61%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Total Return Peso Bond Fund1.58%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationABF Philippines Bond Index Fund1.57%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Long Term Fixed Income Portfolio1.28%
Security Bank CorporationSB PESO BOND FUND1.21%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Peso Bond Fund (Formerly United Conservative Fund)1.07%
Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY PESO BOND FUND1.00%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Bond Fund0.88%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO BOND FUND0.86%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Long Term Bond Fund0.53%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Corporate Bond Fund0.16%
AB CapitalAB CAPITAL PREMIUM FUND-0.68%
LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Bond FundNo data

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

Ranking of Philippine Medium-Term Bond UITF

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank High Net Worth Medium-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund1.58%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-5 Bond Fund1.19%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO GS FUND1.16%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Philippine Peso Fixed Income Portfolio1.13%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO BOND FUND1.12%
Philippine Business BankDiamond Fund1.03%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Aspire Bond Feeder Fund0.92%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationOdyssey Peso Medium Term Bond Fund0.86%
Asia United BankPeso Investment Trust Fund0.29%

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

Ranking of Philippine Intermediate-Term Bond UITF

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Medium Term Fixed Income Portfolio1.81%
Security Bank CorporationSB INTERMEDIATE TERM PESO BOND FUND1.11%
China Banking CorporationCBC INTERMEDIATE FIXED-INCOME FUND1.10%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Max-3 Bond Fund1.08%
Philippine National BankPNB PESO INTERMEDIATE TERM BOND FUND (formerly AUP GS FUND)1.07%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank High Net Worth Intermediate-Term Peso Fixed Income Fund1.06%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Premium Bond Fund0.89%
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Infinity Prime Fund0.89%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Intermediate Term Bond Fund0.82%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Wealth Builder Fund0.25%

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

Ranking of Philippine Money Market UITF

Bank / InstitutionUITFJan - June 2017 Return %
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUnionBank Peso Short Term Fixed Income Portfolio0.9449%
China Banking CorporationCBC SHORT-TERM FUND0.9412%
Philippine National BankPNB GLOBAL FILIPINO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.9397%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO INSTITUTIONAL CASH RESERVE FUND0.9204%
Philippine National BankPNB DREAM BUILDER MONEY MARKET FUND0.8895%
China Banking CorporationChina Bank Institutional Money Market Fund0.8894%
China Banking CorporationCBC MONEY MARKET FUND0.8864%
Philippine National BankPNB INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET FUND0.8845%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO CASH MANAGEMENT FUND0.8838%
Asia United BankPeso Money Market Fund0.8592%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Money Market Fund0.8332%
Robinsons BankRBank Peso Money Market Fund0.8317%
EastWest Banking CorporationEast West Peso Short Term Fund0.8109%
Philippine National BankPNB PRIME PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.8075%
EastWest Banking CorporationEastWest Peso Money Market Fund0.7865%
Rizal Commercial Banking CorporationRIZAL PESO MONEY MARKET0.7770%
Security Bank CorporationSB PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.7562%
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Money Market Fund0.7538%
Philippine Savings BankPSBANK MONEY MARKET FUND0.7307%
United Coconut Planters BankUCPB Cash Management Fund (Formerly United Cash Management Fund)0.7303%
BPI Asset Management and Trust CorporationBPI Short Term Fund0.7241%
Philippine Bank of CommunicationsSIGNATURE TRUST FUND0.7139%
BDO Unibank, Inc.BDO PESO MONEY MARKET FUND0.6661%
Sterling Bank of AsiaSterling Money Market Fund0.6547%
Bank of CommerceDIVERSITY MONEY MARKET FUND0.6512%
CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTBC Money Market Fund0.5557%
AB CapitalAB CAPITAL SHORT-TERM FUND0.5435%
ATRAM Trust CorporationATRAM Peso Money Market Fund0.1872%
Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS I - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUNDNo data
Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS II - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUNDNo data
Development Bank of the PhilippinesCLASS III - UNLAD PANIMULA MM FUNDNo data
Development Bank of the PhilippinesUNLAD KAWANI MONEY MARKET FUNDNo data
Development Bank of the PhilippinesUNLAD PAMAHALAAN GS MONEY MARKET FUNDNo data
Development Bank of the PhilippinesUNLAD PRIBADONG INSTITUSYON MONEY MARKET FUNDNo data
LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market FundNo data
LandBank of the PhilippinesLANDBANK Money Market Plus FundNo data
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.Metro Short Term FundNo data
RCBC SavingsRCBC Savings Bank Peso Money Market UITFNo data

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

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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4 thoughts on “Best and Worst UITF in the Philippines, ranked by returns (2nd Quarter 2017)”

  1. Jun Pasion says:

    Thank you po for this article.

  2. angelo b says:

    Just curious… Any reason why you stopped doing the same performance ranking for mutual funds?

  3. Jhun Mainit says:

    Thank you for this…

    asking for info, if the bank are rating (no data) what is that mean?
    not working good?maybe loss our money? ohhh nooo…. im in Land bank Equity growth Fund (no Data)

  4. Tess says:

    Very Good. Now we can see how UITF performance. We can see now if their are managing our investments well. Before I only see Mutual Funds
    Performances.

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