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3 Top-Rated Allianz Mutual Funds to Invest In

Allianz Global Investors - a segment of Allianz SE - seeks to provide financial services throughout the globe including the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific by following their philosophy: Understand. Act . According to Morningstar, the company currently has $29.7 billion of assets under management (excluding money market assets) invested in a wide range of mutual fund categories including equity and fixed-income funds. The company offers financial services to both institutional and retail clients. Meanwhile, founded in 1890, the parent company of Allianz Global Investors, Allianz SE, currently has nearly $73 billion of market capitalization.

Below we share with you 3 top-rated Allianz mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Allianz mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of Allianz mutual funds .

AllianzGI International Small-Cap A ( AOPAX ) seeks capital growth over the long run. AOPAX primarily invests in securities of companies having market capitalizations similar to those included in the MSCI World Small-Cap Index. AOPAX is expected to have a weighted-average market capitalization of 50-200% of the same index. The AllianzGI International Small-Cap A fund returned 12.7% in the past one-year period.

AOPAX has an expense ratio of 1.45% compared to the category average of 1.53%.

AllianzGI Structured Return A ( AZIAX ) uses in-the-money short call overlay strategy to gain long equity exposure. AZIAX primarily invests in ETFs that have significant exposure to securities included in the S&P 500 Index. AZIAX may also invest in ETFs with exposure to real estate investment trusts (REITs). The AllianzGI Structured Return A fund returned 5.6% in the past one-year period.

Greg P. Tournant is one of the fund managers of AZIAX since 2012.

AllianzGI International Managed Volatility A ( PNIAX ) seeks to maximize growth of capital over the long term. PNIAX invests a lion's share of its assets in securities of companies located in foreign lands. PNIAX invests not more than half of its assets issued in any particular country. PNIAX invests in securities of companies from a wide range of countries including those from the MSCI EAFE Index. PNIAX seeks to manage overall portfolio volatility by investing in these securities. Though PNIAX focuses on acquiring securities issued in developed nations, the fund may also invest in emerging market securities. The AllianzGI International Managed Volatility A fund returned 3.2% in the past one-year period.

As of October 2015, PNIAX held 153 issues, with 3.06% of its assets invested in Lawson Inc.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Allianz mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of Allianz mutual funds .

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