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AllianzGI Global Sustainability

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Ticker
ASUAX
CUSIP
92838V650
POP
$ (as of )
Inception
12/09/2014
Total Assets by Class
$5,263,820.82 (as of 07/30/2021)
Total Assets by Fund
$135,046,738.23 (as of 07/30/2021)
Morningstar Category
World Large-Stock Growth

Portfolio Overview

Investment Overview

The Fund seeks attractive long-term competitive returns and to have a positive societal benefit by considering environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) criteria. A disciplined investment process is used to identify high quality companies considered best-in-class in both ESG practices and financial fundamentals.

Effective February 1, 2021, this fund's name and investment adviser have changed. The fund's distributor is now VP Distributors, LLC.

Management Team

Investment Partner

Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC

At Allianz Global Investors, active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.

Active is: Allianz Global Investors


Learn more about Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC

Investment Professionals

Gunnar Miller

Gunnar Miller

Director of Research and Portfolio Manager, Thematic Equities

Industry start date: 1987
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2021

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Robbie Miles

Robbie Miles, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Thematic Equities

Industry start date: 2010
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2021

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Key Features

Sustainability and Robust Growth Potential

Assessing the quality of a corporation's ESG practices can help identify information not reflected in its stock price, and provide insights into how the company manages its business risk

Proprietary SRI Ratings

The team utilizes AGI's proprietary sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) ratings model, which was created almost 20 years ago and combines over 200 ESG indicators on a relative basis across 47 different sub-sectors. Selections are made from the best-in-class and positive ESG momentum-rated stocks

ESG Expertise

The Fund's managers use the firm's comprehensive SRI ratings, dedicated ESG research team, traditional fundamental research, and proprietary Grassroots® Research platform to inform their decisions, building a focused global portfolio of approximately 50 highly rated, quality growth stocks

Portfolio Characteristics

Top Holdings (% Fund)

(as of 06/30/2021)
Security
Microsoft Corporation
6.19
 6.19%
Apple Inc.
5.06
 5.06%
Visa Inc. Class A
3.87
 3.87%
Intuit Inc.
3.81
 3.81%
Alphabet Inc. Class A
3.58
 3.58%
Adobe Inc.
3.24
 3.24%
S&P Global, Inc.
3.12
 3.12%
ASML Holding NV
2.92
 2.92%
Keyence Corporation
2.76
 2.76%
American Express Company
2.67
 2.67%

Holdings are subject to change.

Characteristics4

(as of 06/30/2021)
Average Weighted Market Cap (billions) $393.22
Median Market Cap (billions) $97.42
Trailing P/E Ex-Negative Earnings 28.94
Price-to-Cash Flow 28.62
Price-to-Book Value 8.41
3-Year EPS Growth Rate 10.34

Performance & Risk

Growth of $10,000 Investment

From to

This chart assumes an initial investment of $10,000 made on for Class ddd shares including any applicable sales charges. Performance assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions.

Performance

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Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Sales Charge and Expenses

Risk Statistics3

(as of )
Fund Index
R2
Beta
Alpha
Std Dev

Risk Considerations

Market Volatility: Local, regional, or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the portfolio and its investments, including hampering the ability of the portfolio manager(s) to invest the portfolio's assets as intended.
Issuer Risk: The portfolio will be affected by factors specific to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the portfolio invests, including actual or perceived changes in the financial condition or business prospects of such issuers.
Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk.
Foreign Investing: Investing in foreign securities subjects the portfolio to additional risks such as increased volatility, currency fluctuations, less liquidity, and political, regulatory, economic, and market risk.
Sustainable Investing: Because the portfolio focuses on investments in companies that the Manager believes exhibit strong environmental, social, and corporate governance records, the portfolio's universe of investments may be smaller than that of other portfolios and broad equity benchmark indices.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Related Literature

Marketing Materials

Virtus AllianzGI Global Sustainability Fund Fact Sheet - INST
Virtus AllianzGI Global Sustainability Fund Enhanced Fact Sheet
Virtus AllianzGI Global Sustainability Fund Commentary
Virtus AllianzGI Global Sustainability Fund Presentation

Financial Materials

Virtus Strategy Trust Statutory Prospectus
Virtus AllianzGI Global Sustainability Fund Summary Prospectus
Virtus Strategy Trust SAI
Multi-Strategy Funds Trust Annual Report
Virtus Strategy Trust Semiannual Report
Virtus Strategy Trust Prospectus Supplement XBRL 497E 06 11 2021
Virtus Strategy Trust Prospectus XBRL 485B 02 01 2021

Holdings

AllianzGI Global Sustainability Holdings Monthly
Virtus AllianzGI Global Sustainability Fund Top Holdings
Virtus Strategy Trust Schedule F Q1
Virtus Strategy Trust Schedule F Q3

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any Virtus Mutual Fund before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Please contact your financial representative, call 1-800-243-4361 to obtain a current prospectus and/or summary prospectus. You should read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. NAV returns do not include the effect of any applicable sales charges. POP and w/CDSC returns include the effect of maximum applicable sales charges.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

1 Yields/Distributions: 30-day SEC Yield is a standardized yield calculated according to a formula set by the SEC, and is subject to change. 30-day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) is the 30-day SEC Yield without the effect of applicable expense waivers. Distribution Rate is calculated by (a) annualizing the latest income distribution for fixed income funds or funds less than 1 year old, or (b) summing all income distributions over the preceding 12 months for all other funds, and dividing the NAV on the last business date of the period, unless otherwise indicated. The Distribution Rate may be comprised of ordinary income, net realized capital gains and returns of capital.

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

3 Risk Statistics: R2 is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund or security's movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a given portfolio to the overall market. Alpha is a risk adjusted measure of an investment's excess return relative to a benchmark. A positive Alpha indicates that the investment produced a return greater than expected for the risk (as measured by Beta) taken. Standard Deviation measures variability of returns around the average return for an investment fund. Higher standard deviation suggests greater risk. Risk Statistics are calculated using 36 monthly returns.

4 Characteristics: For Equity Funds: Avg. Weighted Market Cap (bn): The total dollar market value of all of a company’s outstanding shares. Trailing P/E Ex-Negative Earnings: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-months Earnings per Share; Price/Cash Flow: Per-share stock price divided by the per-share operating cash flow; Price/Book: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-month per-share Book Value; 3-Year EPS Growth Rate: Average of earnings per share growth for latest 3-year period. The 3-Year EPS Growth Rate is not a forecast of the fund's performance.

4 Characteristics: For Fixed Income Funds: Effective Duration represents the interest rate sensitivity of a fixed income fund. For example, if a fund's effective duration is five years, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in a 5% decline in the fund's price. Similarly, a 1% decline in interest rates would result in a 5% gain in the fund's price.

Morningstar Disclosures:
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings do not take into account the effects of sales charges and loads.

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