Top Mutual Funds in the Philippines as of February 28, 2013

As of February 28, 2013, the Philippines has a total of 46 active Mutual Fund Companies as per Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA).

Top 10 Year-to-Date Performer

 Fund NameNAV Per ShareYTD Return (%
1Philequity Fund, Inc.*32.5547 13.97%
2ATRKE Alpha Opportunity Fund, Inc.* ***1.3711 13.64%
3Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund, Inc.4.0307 12.83%
4Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc.*565.23 12.70%
5Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc.*4.2617 12.27%
6First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund,Inc.*5.3594 11.49%
7Philam Fund, Inc.*18.0368 11.26%
8PAMI Horizon Fund, Inc.****4.0469 10.97%
9First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund Inc.*2.9327 10.44%
10United Fund, Inc.*3.6018 10.35%

Top 10 5-Year-Average Return Performer

 Fund NameNAV Per Share5 yr. Return
1First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund Inc.*2.9327 26.43%
2First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund,Inc.*5.3594 24.50%
3Philequity Fund, Inc.*32.5547 22.65%
4Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc.*565.23 19.32%
5Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc.*4.2617 18.31%
6Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund, Inc.4.0307 17.27%
7Philam Fund, Inc.*18.0368 17.19%
8PAMI Horizon Fund, Inc.****4.0469 16.58%
9ATRKE Equity Opportunity Fund, Inc.*3.845 14.70%
10Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Balanced Fund, Inc.3.7574 13.72%

Top 10 3-Year-Average Return Performer

 Fund NameNAV Per Share3 yr. Return
1First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund,Inc.*5.3594 35.80%
2Philequity Fund, Inc.*32.5547 35.21%
3First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund Inc.*2.9327 33.54%
4Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc.*565.23 31.07%
5Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund, Inc.4.0307 29.87%
6Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc.*4.2617 29.58%
7Philam Fund, Inc.*18.0368 27.30%
8ATRKE Equity Opportunity Fund, Inc.*3.845 26.61%
9ALFM Growth Fund, Inc *240.38 26.49%
10PAMI Horizon Fund, Inc.****4.0469 26.01%

Here is the complete list of all Mutual Fund Companies and their performance in specified periods. You can toggle the header to sort the table in ascending or descending order.

Fund NameNAV Per Share1 yr. Return3 yr. Return5 yr. ReturnYTD Return
ATRKE Alpha Opportunity Fund, Inc.* ***1.3711 n.a. n.a. n.a. 13.64%
ATRKE Equity Opportunity Fund, Inc.*3.845 31.39%26.61%14.70%9.03%
First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund,Inc.*5.3594 33%35.80%24.50%11.49%
Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc.*565.23 29.70%31.07%19.32%12.70%
Philequity Fund, Inc.*32.5547 38.99%35.21%22.65%13.97%
Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc.*4.2617 35.44%29.58%18.31%12.27%
Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund, Inc.4.0307 39.83%29.87%17.27%12.83%
United Fund, Inc.*3.6018 26.98%15.49%11.96%10.35%
ATR KimEng AsiaPlus Recovery Fund, Inc.**$0.9984 0.33%n.a. n.a. 2.39%
ALFM Growth Fund, Inc *240.38 12.55%26.49%n.a. 8.60%
ATRKE Philippine Balanced Fund, Inc.*2.0976 25.64%21.21%11.91%7.54%
Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund, Inc.*1.9088 18.16%21.52%n.a. 6.26%
First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund Inc.*2.9327 29.30%33.54%26.43%10.44%
NCM Mutual Fund of the Phils., Inc*1.9815 21.85%n.a. n.a. 10.18%
Optima Balanced Fund, Inc.*1.748 29.61%22.48%13.40%8.67%
PAMI Horizon Fund, Inc.****4.0469 22.80%26.01%16.58%10.97%
Philam Fund, Inc.*18.0368 24.27%27.30%17.19%11.26%
Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Balanced Fund, Inc.3.7574 29.74%23.44%13.72%10.09%
Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder, Inc.*$0.0341 8.39%n.a. n.a. 0%
PAMI Asia Balanced Fund, Inc.*$1.0472 5.02%n.a. n.a. 1.69%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Advantage Fund, Inc.$2.903 4.77%4.49%2.77%0.71%
ALFM Peso Bond Fund, Inc.*308.35 7.36%8%6.59%2.82%
Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc.*2.204 7.76%9.18%8.79%1.07%
Ekklesia Mutual Fund Inc.*1.9248 8.89%9.15%7.05%4.01%
First Metro Save and Learn Fixed Income Fund,Inc.1.9064 12.97%12.79%9.51%3.05%
Grepalife Bond Fund Corporation1.3924 16.85%8.82%n.a. 5.23%
Philam Bond Fund, Inc.*3.9202 13.43%9.99%7.79%5.36%
Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc.3.2427 13.03%10.67%8.44%7.42%
Prudentialife Fixed Income Fund Inc.*1.8238 9.75%6.48%4.36%3.94%
Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Bond Fund, Inc.2.6503 8.25%8.58%6.76%4.08%
Sun Life Prosperity GS Fund, Inc.1.543 8.43%8.61%7.40%3.91%
ALFM Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. *$396.62 7.04%6.47%5.15%-0.41%
ALFM Euro Bond Fund, Inc. *Є195.61 7.35%4.31%3.99%0.22%
ATR KimEng Total Return Bond Fund Inc.**$1.0692 2.71%n.a. n.a. -0.34%
Grepalife Dollar Bond Fund Corp.$1.6463 14.34%7.72%7.40%-1.31%
Grepalife Fixed Income Fund Corp.P 1.6708 11.46%8.27%6.47%5.65%
MAA Privilege Dollar Fixed Income Fund, Inc.$1.42651 4.87%3.51%2.74%-3.20%
MAA Privilege Euro Fixed Income Fund, Inc.Є0.02877 n.a. n.a. n.a. 0.24%
PAMI Global Bond Fund, Inc*$1.1978 -2.32%1.53%1.97%-2.48%
Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Inc.*$2.0361 6.04%7.06%6.16%-2.92%
Philequity Dollar Income Fund Inc.$0.0535486 7.45%8.16%7.18%-0.68%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Abundance Fund, Inc.$2.8753 4.47%7.24%6.13%-2.91%
ALFM Money Market Fund, Inc.*110.21 3.22%3.53%n.a. 0.51%
First Metro Save and Learn Money Market Fund,Inc.1.0706 2.10%1.83%n.a. 0.27%
Philam Managed Income Fund, Inc.*1.1487 2.30%1.88%1.79%0.36%
Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund, Inc.1.1311 0.27%0.46%0.93%0.01%


Disclaimer: Past performance is not an indication of future results. There are several risks associated with investing in mutual funds which are further discussed and enumerated in the fund’s prospectus. Please read the fund’s prospectus before you start investing.

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  • Christopher

    Some of your questions may be answered by this Mutual Funds primer. Please check it out:

  • Richelle

    Hi Nick,
    I am intrested with mutual fund. How can I manage it if I am an OFW. Its just that I am looking for a healthy investment that might be worth while. Hope you can help. Thanks!


  • rc panganiban

    hi nick, can you give me an idea on how much should i need to share in mutual fund?thanks

  • http://Yahoo Tom

    Nick thanks for your reply, so nick it is the total accumulative percent from the year you start to invest ? like for example if I invested in 2010 my money would have been grown by 35.8 today base in the table shown above in 3 years return of first metro save and learn equity fund? I’m planning to open philam strategic growth fund and phil equity fund even thought I have already philam fund and save and learn equity fund, is it ok or it will be wiser to open those two fund?

  • evelyn

    please give me and idea of how much money do i need to enrol for mutual funds for 10 years only because i will be 67 years old on that year. thank you.

  • Lunisa

    Hi Nick, I have same question with Tom. Kindly educate us on this. Also, what do those asterisk above means?
    Thanks a lot!

    • Nick Raquel

      Hi Lunisa, Tom,

      The 5-year and 3-year means the average return/or growth in 5 years and 3 years respectively. Here’s sample for FAMI Save and Lear Balanced Fund.

      In February 28, 2008, the NAVPS is P0.9078. Growing 26.43% annually, in Feb 28, 2013, the NAVPS is now P2.9327. Compare the table above and the table here below:

      NAVPS Annual Growth NAVPS
      2009 0.9078 126.43% 1.1477
      2010 1.1477 126.43% 1.4511
      2011 1.4511 126.43% 1.8346
      2012 1.8346 126.43% 2.3195
      2013 2.3195 126.43% 2.9325

  • http://yahoo Tom

    Hi nick i like your blog, can you help me to understand further about this 3 years, 5 years or year to date returns as posted in every homepage of mutual companies. its not clear to me what it means it gives us a factor or basis for computing or knowing when to redeemed a shares? it will be helpful for me if you can give an idea. thanks