- Last Ratings Update:10/31/2013
- Price as of 10/31/2013 :$12.83
- Net Assets:$282.61 Million
- Peer Rank:67 of 74
- Investment Rating:D-
We rate ING Emerging Markets High Div Eqty at D-. Negative factors that influence this rating include a well below average total return. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking an Emerging Market Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
New Fund off to poor start in the last year. The ING Emerging Markets High Div Eqty has returned an annual rate of -6.91% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -0.56% in the last year, -8.52% in the last six months, and -3.60% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 38% of them for the period ending 10/31/2013. On a year to date basis, IHD has returned -6.18%.
Downside risk has been above average. IHD has a draw down risk of -39.75%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 16.8%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 10/31/2013, the fund was trading at a price of $12.83, which is 0.6% below its 52-week high of $12.91 and 5.0% above its 52-week low of $12.22.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $282.61 million, IHD maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Emerging Market Equity peers of 1.44% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As IHD is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.
Manager lacks tenure and performance record lags managerial peers. Substandard fund managers tend to be replaced, so a long tenure is usually a good sign that a fund is achieving its objectives. The ING Emerging Markets High Div Eqty has been managed by Edwin Cuppen for only 3 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than just 31% of other fund managers.
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