Analysing the Axis Long – Term Equity Fund

Axis Long Term Equity Fund is an ELSS (equity-linked savings scheme) fund managed by the AMC Axis Mutual Funds. It is designed to provide subscribers with tax savings benefits under section 80C of the IT Act 1961. This fund invests exclusively in equity and equity-linked instruments such that it features a high degree of growth with the potential of providing high returns to those investing the Axis Long-Term Equity Fund scheme. Like any other equity mutual fund, the Axis Long-Term ELSS is traded in stock markets, and its unit price is subject to daily change.

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Fund features:

This ELSS mutual fund is an open-end scheme, i.e. investors are free to invest in it or liquidate it as per their investment requirements. Additionally, it is an equity-linked savings scheme (ELSS) hence it provides tax deduction benefits under section 80C with the mandatory 3-year lock-in requirement. It is, however, important to note that investors can choose to remain invested in the scheme beyond the mandatory 3 year lock-in period to make his/her wealth grow even further.

Risk Level:

The expected level of risk undertaken by an investor of this key mutual fund is classified as moderately high due to its high equity exposure. However, this does increase the chances of potentially high returns for those remaining invested in the scheme for a longer tenure.

Facts about the fund:

Launching date- 29th December’09

Categorisation- Equity

Type- ELSS (Equity Linked Saving Schemes)

Average AUM – ₹ 17,299.43 Crores

Benchmark – S&P BSE 200 Index

NAVs {as on 06 Aug ’18}

Growth option – ₹ 45.12

Dividend option – ₹23.53

Minimum investment amount – ₹ 500

Minimum SIP – ₹ 500

Exit load- nil

Manager of the fund- Mr. Jinesh Gopani

Tenancy period- 7 years 4 months

Education (degree)- B.Com (H), MMS

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Fund manager:

Mr. Gopani is a B. Com (H) and MMS from Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management Studies and Research. Before joining Axis AMC he has worked with Birla Sun Life AMC, Voyager India Capital Pvt. Ltd., Emkay Shares & Stock Brokers Limited and Net worth Stock Broking Limited.

Investment Philosophy:

As mentioned earlier, this scheme is designed to provide income and long-term capital appreciation to investors by investing in a wide range of equity and equity-linked investments. As a rule, this ELSS mutual fund from Axis has focused on organizations that have robust growth prospects or have proven performance track record in their area of expertise. The fund invests in company equities across key segments such as large cap, mid cap and small cap irrespective of the sector the companies belong to.

Performance of the fund so far:

The fund has surpassed the benchmark index (12.07%) and the bracket average i.e., 13.66% providing a return of 19.22% within 7 years. The fund has made an outstanding track record of outshining since the initiation.

BENCHMARKAnnual performance (in percentage):

The fund has provided exceptionally good performance beyond time periods.

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Year-wise performance (in percentage):

The fund saw a drop in return profile in the past 2 years

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The fund draws huge positions in its uppermost picks, keeping a compact portfolio.

Latest Portfolio:

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Risk factor:

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The fund has appeared to be more vigorous in this year, overcoming all its peers easily after a small drop in the return profile in past two years. The fund manager’s uncompromising attention on the standard of underlying portfolio and leaning towards large caps has improved it to deliver outperformance between the deficiencies in the broader market. The fund takes a top-heavy approach with a huge position in its uppermost picks even it constantly runs a compact portfolio with a gush in its asset base. It also acquires a high benchmark skeptic perspective, comfortable in taking remarkably higher exposure about an index. With its big skew to towards financials, this adds a portion of aggression to the fund even its firm stance on retaining the quality. A supportable pick-up in return profile will show its long-term achievements.

 

Note: Past performance of fund does not guarantee the future returns.

Mutual Fund Investment are Subjected to Market Risks, Read all Scheme Related Document Carefully.

Disclaimer: 

No financial information whatsoever published anywhere here should be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities, or as advice to do so in any way whatsoever. All matter published here is purely for educational and information purposes only and under no circumstances should be used for making investment decisions. Readers must consult a qualified financial advisor before making any actual investment decisions, based on information published here.

 

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