Top Mutual Funds in the Philippines as of January 31, 2016

As of January 31, 2016, the Philippines has a total of 55 active Mutual Fund Companies as per Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA).

The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) is still not showing a sign of recovery with an indication that it’s nearing a bear market. Nevertheless, if you are a long term investor trying to prepare for your own retirement or for the education of your children with a time frame of beyond 10 years, this is actually a great opportunity to accumulate more shares and invest more.

Philippine Stock Exchange Index

Ups and downs are regular phenomenon in the investing market. If you are just starting out in investing and is already experiencing these downfalls, don’t be disheartened. Again, this is an opportunity that you should take.

Given that, here are how mutual funds perform during January 2016.

Top 5 Equity Funds Based on Year-To-Date (YTD) Return

Fund Name Fund Type NAVPS YTD
1 Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc. Equity Fund 480.71 -4.95%
2 ALFM Growth Fund, Inc Equity Fund 233.59 -5.08%
3 PAMI Equity Index Fund, Inc. Equity Fund 44.255 -5.26%
4 Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Stock Index Fund, Inc. Equity Fund 0.8442 -5.36%
5 United Fund, Inc. Equity Fund 2.9583 -5.46%

Top 5 Balanced Funds Based on Year-To-Date (YTD) Return

Fund Name Fund Type NAVPS YTD
1 Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder, Inc. Balanced Fund $0.03541 0.06%
2 NCM Mutual Fund of the Phils., Inc Balanced Fund 1.745 -2.40%
3 Philam Fund, Inc. Balanced Fund 15.5631 -2.64%
4 Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund, Inc. Balanced Fund 1.9463 -2.71%
5 PAMI Horizon Fund, Inc. Balanced Fund 3.4663 -2.71%

Top 5 Bond Funds Based on Year-To-Date (YTD) Return

Fund Name Fund Type NAVPS YTD
1 Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Abundance Fund, Inc. Bond Fund $2.8803 1.51%
2 Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. Bond Fund $2.1419 1.50%
3 Grepalife Dollar Bond Fund Corp. Bond Fund $1.7315 1.21%
4 PAMI Global Bond Fund, Inc Bond Fund $1.0588 0.97%
5 ALFM Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. Bond Fund $421.33 0.69%

Top 10 Mutual Funds in the Philippines as of January 31, 2016 (5-Year Return)

Fund Name Fund Type NAVPS 5 yr. Return
1 Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc. Equity Fund 4.3591 11.04%
2 Philequity Fund, Inc. Equity Fund 31.7979 10.30%
3 First Metro Save and Learn Fixed Income Fund,Inc. Bond Fund 2.2034 8.44%
4 First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund,Inc. Equity Fund 4.8636 7.80%
5 ATRAM Dynamic Allocation Fund, Inc. Balanced Fund 1.6681 7.42%
6 Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund, Inc. Equity Fund 3.5776 7.39%
7 Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund, Inc. Balanced Fund 1.9463 7.24%
8 Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Balanced Fund, Inc. Balanced Fund 3.4699 6.51%
9 Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc. Bond Fund 3.4583 6.11%
10 Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc. Bond Fund 2.5505 6.07%

2015’s Best Performing Mutual Funds and UITF’s in the Philippines

The year 2015 had been a bumpy ride for investors here in the Philippines. The Philippine Stock Exchange had a great start during the year until it goes down during April like there’s no tomorrow. This perhaps demoralized many new investors in the stock market.

That said, all Mutual Funds and UITFs are greatly affected.

These events, however, highlights one key principle in investing – don’t put your eggs in one basket, also known as Diversification. Diversify not only on fund managers, but on different asset classes as well (invest not only on equity or stock funds, but also on bond or fixed income funds).

PSEi 2015

2015’s Best Mutual Funds in All Category

According to the data coming from the Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA), the top performing Mutual Fund Company in the Philippines as for the year 2015 is Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc., making 5.03% for the whole 2015.

This is a fund invested on fixed income securities. Based on it’s November 2015 Fund Fact Sheet, this is how the fund is invested.

Cocolife Fixed Income Fund

10 Top Performing Mutual Funds in all Category for the Year 2015

One thing that we’ll notice in the Top 10 Mutual Funds for 2015 is that there were no Equity Funds the qualified for the list. Yes, equity funds have the highest potential of return and has proved to be bringing the highest returns to investors in the long term. But with all these, we should also be aware that equity funds entails the highest risk of them all. Let’s just not forget that.

Fund Name Fund Type NAVPS YTD Return
1 Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc. Bond Fund 2.542 5.03%
2 ATRAM Total Return Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. Bond Fund $1.0938 2.93%
3 ALFM Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. Bond Fund $418.32 2.47%
4 Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder, Inc. Balanced Fund $0.03539 2.28%
5 Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. Bond Fund $2.1083 1.59%
6 Philequity Dollar Income Fund Inc. Bond Fund $0.0554635 1.58%
7 Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund, Inc. Money Market Fund 1.1396 1.28%
8 ALFM Money Market Fund, Inc. Money Market Fund 114.23 1.12%
9 ALFM Peso Bond Fund, Inc. Bond Fund 322.75 1.10%
10 Ekklesia Mutual Fund Inc. Bond Fund 2.0386 0.99%

Now let’s go to the Top UITFs