Best Mutual Fund Companies in the Philippines

by Gily Tenorio on June 23, 2012

in Mutual Funds

It’s been a long time since I posted an article about mutual funds. So, this time I would like to make a post about the latest performance and returns of the best mutual companies in the Philippines.

Investing in mutual fund is becoming popular in the past years because more and more people are learning how investing works. These are the kind of people who want to earn money aside from their jobs or businesses.

By the way, how do you measure the performance of a mutual fund company? What are the tools or data needed to determine how this company is performing?

Basically, you only need to know the percentage return for 1, 3 or 5 years for that mutual fund to be able to determine which one is the best. It will be hard if you gather this information one by one for each company.

The easiest way to get this data is by going through ICAP website. ICAP means Investment Company Association of the Philippines, the organization of all mutual fund companies operating in the Philippines. Click here if you want to visit their website.

In this post, I have listed the 10 best mutual companies in the Philippines based on their return for the past 1, 3 and 5 years. This post is divided into section for different types of mutual funds, namely: equity, balanced, fixed-income and money market.

If you want to learn more about the different types of mutual fund, you can see this post. So here are the best mutual fund companies in the Philippines as of this writing.

Equity Mutual Fund

The best equity mutual fund will be ranked based on their performance in the 5-year return percentage. It is the average return per year of the mutual fund in 5 years.

Equity Fund 5 yr. Return (%) 3 yr. Return (%) 1 yr. Return (%) YTD Return (%) NAV Per Share
1 First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund,Inc. 13.69% 36.67% 26.81% 15.26% 4.3522
2 Philequity Fund, Inc. 12.14% 35% 23.16% 18.67% 25.4318
3 Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc. 11.08% 32.3% 23.06% 20.79% 468.98
4 Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc. 10.16% 29.25% 21.42% 15.63% 3.3865
5 Sun Life Prosperity Phil. Equity Fund, Inc. 8.25% 27.06% 16.98% 17.56% 3.158
6 Philippine Stock Index Fund Corp. 6.81% 28.73% 22.17% 17.88% 561.57
7 ATRKE Equity Opportunity Fund, Inc. 6.08% 26.9% 14.73% 16.69% 3.2023
8 United Fund, Inc. 5% 13.5% 8.16% 7.31% 2.9537

Balanced Mutual Fund

In the same way, the top balanced mutual funds in the Philippines are ranked here based on their performance in the 5-year return category.

Balanced Funds 5 yr. Return (%) 3 yr. Return (%) 1 yr. Return (%) YTD Return (%) NAV Per Share
1 First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund Inc. 19.28% 33.46% 25.14% 14.58% 2.4289
2 Philam Fund, Inc. 10.25% 28.05% 21.51% 18.73% 15.4476
3 GSIS Mutual Fund, Inc. 10.11% 27.42% 19.53% 19.42% 3.5209
4 Optima Balanced Fund, Inc. 8.94% 19.61% 17.63% 13.07% 1.4564
5 Sun Life Prosperity Balanced Fund, Inc. 7.26% 19.13% 13.84% 12.89% 3.0732
6 ATRKE Philippine Balanced Fund, Inc. 4.98% 19.17% 13.48% 13.25% 1.7907
7 ALFM Growth Fund, Inc n.a. 30.74% 17.55% 15.14% 213.86
8 Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund, Inc. n.a. n.a. 17.96% 17.52% 1.6823
9 NCM Mutual Fund of the Phils., Inc n.a. n.a. 20.11% 16.24% 1.7204

Bond Mutual Funds

Here are the top bond mutual funds in the Philippines based on the 5-year return percentage.

Bond Funds 5 yr. Return (%) 3 yr. Return (%) 1 yr. Return (%) YTD Return (%) NAV Per Share
1 Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc. 8.93% 11.06% 8.53% 4.56% 2.1186
2 First Metro Save and Learn Fixed Income Fund,Inc. 7.59% 9.83% 14.48% 2.64% 1.7058
3 Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc. 6.21% 7.55% 8.9% 1.76% 2.8437
4 Sun Life Prosperity GS Fund, Inc. 6.05% 7.65% 8.35% 1.06% 1.415
5 ALFM Peso Bond Fund, Inc. 6.05% 6.57% 8.06% 1.59% 287.74
6 Philam Bond Fund, Inc. 5.7% 6.34% 8.86% 0.35% 3.4265
7 Ekklesia Mutual Fund Inc. 5.45% 6.96% 12.15% 1.88% 1.7649
8 Sun Life Prosperity Bond Fund, Inc. 5.25% 6.91% 9% 1% 2.4323
9 Prudentialife Fixed Income Fund Inc. 3.43% 3.37% 5.6% 1.34% 1.6493
10 Grepalife Bond Fund Corporation n.a. n.a. 2.53% -0.3% 1.191

Money Market Mutual Fund

In the table below, you can see the performance of the money market mutual funds in the Philippines. It is also ranked according to the 5-year return.

Money Market Funds 5 yr. Return (%) 3 yr. Return (%) 1 yr. Return (%) YTD Return (%) NAV Per Share
1 Philam Managed Income Fund, Inc. 2.07% 1.9% 2.4% 1.41% 1.1331
2 Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.2% 0.63% 0.5% 0.25% 1.1296
3 ATRKE Alpha Opportunity Fund, Inc. -1.03% 0.59% 0.55% 0.1% 1.1131
4 ALFM Money Market Fund, Inc. n.a. n.a. 3.42% 1.07% 107.58
5 First Metro Save and Learn Money Market Fund,Inc. n.a. 1.82% 2.15% 1.1% 1.0563

Final Note

When investing in mutual funds, the first thing to do is to study and understand what mutual fund you will invest. One of the most important information that you should know and learn about investing in mutual funds is the 5-year performance, year-to-date and NAVPS. Here you can learn more about mutual funds.

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GilGil Tenorio is a blogger, a husband, a father, and an active Christian. He likes playing guitar, C.S. Lewis, Plants and Zombies and NBA. Follow him at Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Twitter. Thanks!

 

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edward November 8, 2012 at 05:52

Good post. I am a mutual fund investor and I think if your mutual fund is in top ten then it performed well.

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Adivisorindia July 31, 2012 at 05:29

Wow very good suggestion of best companies of mutual fund. Iam also suggest this one.

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