SBI Small & Midcap Fund to reopen for investments via SIP mode

The SBI Small & Midcap Fund, which was suspended for new investments in October 2015, will reopen for fresh subscriptions through the systematic investment plan (SIP) mode from May 16. It will be called SBI Smallcap Fund and have an investment cap of ₹25,000 per month and per PAN card.

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It is the first fund to reopen for fresh subscriptions after many smallcap funds had put restrictions on inflows because of rising inflows, higher valuations and lower investment opportunities. It was closed for a subscription since it had a capacity constraint of ₹750 crore on its assets under management. 

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Following the introduction of new rules by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for rationalisation of mutual fund schemes, the fund will now fall in the smallcap category. The erstwhile SBI Small & Midcap Fund had emerged from the acquisition of the Daiwa Industry Leaders Fund by SBI in November 2013.

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As per the new rules, a small cap fund can buy stocks beyond 251st stock in terms of market capitalisation. Prior to this, the scheme could buy small-cap stocks only beyond 401st stock in terms of market capitalisation. “These new norms give us 150 more stocks to choose from with higher market capitalisation and hence and we are in the final process of taking internal approvals for opening the scheme for SIPs only.

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The fund, with assets of ₹770 crore, is managed by R Srinivasan and is among the best performing smallcap funds. In the past one year, it generated returns of 35.2 per cent, compared to the category average of 17.75 per cent. In the past five years, the fund returned an annualised 36 per cent, compared to the category average of 31.58 per cent. Investors have been flocking to mid-cap and small-cap schemes in the past three years owing to higher returns from such schemes. Several funds in these categories have placed restrictions on inflows because the available stocks are limited and liquidity is low. Reliance Small Cap Fund, L&T Emerging Business Fund, DSP Blackrock Small Cap Fund and Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund are some funds which have put restrictions on fresh lumpsum investments and SIP inflows into their schemes.

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.

10 things I have learned about investing

Following these simple yet indispensable investment insights can save you a lot of regret and sleepless nights.

You don’t make money by watching TV:

There are many business-news channels now which claim that they help you make money. Ever wondered why they never advertise the track record of the recommendations they make? Or why they only seem to talk about the winning recommendations and not the losing ones? Or why they seem to talk about ‘global cues’ driving the stock market all the time?

Most of the business news TV is best for understanding things in retrospect. In fact, when the business TV wallahs don’t have a reason for what is driving the stock market, they say, ‘global cues’. Also, the short-term orientation of TV channels will essentially make your broker, and not you, rich.

You don’t make money by reading newspapers either:

All the business newspapers these days have a strong personal-finance as well as a stock-market section. But a lot of the analysis on offer is full of hindsight bias, i.e., they come up with nice explanations of things after they have already happened. Further, newspaper reporters can get analysts to say things that fit in with the headline that has already been thought of. Analysts are more than happy saying these things in order to see their name in the newspapers. And it is worth remembering that newspapers have space to fill. So they will write stuff even if the situation doesn’t demand it.

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SIPs work best over the long term:

If you were to ask a typical fund manager about how long one should stay invested in an SIP, the answer usually is three to five years. Honestly, I think that is too low a number. I started my first SIP in December 2005. And more than ten years later, I am actually seeing the benefit of having invested for so long. Also, it is worth remembering that SIPs over the long term are about a regular investing habit which gives reasonable returns than the possibility of fabulous returns that one might earn by choosing the right stock. This is an important distinction that needs to be made.

EMI VS SIP ( Be controlled or take control )

Don’t chase fund managers:

I did this during the 2007-2008 period and lost a lot of money doing it. I think it’s best to stick to investing in good large and mid-cap funds which have had a good track record over a long period of time, instead of chasing the hottest fund managers on the block. The funds with the best returns in the short term (one to three years) keep changing, and there is no way you can predict the next big thing on the block; the point being, investing should be boring. If it is giving you an adrenaline rush, you are not doing the right things.

Endowment policies are not investment policies:

Endowment policies sold by insurance companies are a very popular form of investing as well as saving tax. One reason for this is because they are deemed to be safe. But have you ever asked how much return these policies actually give? If I can be slightly technical here, what is the internal rate of return of an average endowment policy in which an individual invests for a period of 20 years? You will be surprised to know that such data are not available. But from what I understand about these things, endowment policies give a lower rate of return than inflation. So why bother? Endowment policies are essentially a cheap way for the government to raise money, given that most of these policies end up investing the money raised in government bonds. That is all there is to it. If you want to finance the government, please do so, but there are better ways of earning a return on your investment.

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What are ULIPs? I am still trying to understand:

ULIPs are unit-linked investment plans, essentially investment plans which come with some insurance. The trouble is if they are investment plans, why are there no past returns of these policies available anywhere? But what are ULIPs? I have put this question to many people, but I am yet to receive an answer. What is the best-performing ULIP over the last five years? No one has been able to give me that answer. This is not surprising, given how complicated the structure of an average ULIP is. Hence, if you want to invest indirectly in equity, it is best to stick to mutual funds.

Sensex/Nifty forecasts are largely bogus:

Towards the end of every year or even around Diwali, all broking houses come up with their Sensex/Nifty forecasts for the next year. Usually, these are positive and expect the index to go up. At the same time, they are largely wrong. You can Google and check. Hence, treat them as entertainment but don’t take them seriously. Stock brokerages bring out such forecasts because it is an easy way to get some presence in the media. Both TV and newspapers, for some reason I don’t understand, are suckers for Sensex as well as Nifty forecasts.

Don’t buy a home unless you want to live in it or have black money:

Much is made about excellent returns from property. The trouble is there are no reliable numbers going around. It’s only people talking from experience. But when people calculate property returns, they do not take a lot of expenses into account. Also, when people talk about property returns they talk about big numbers: ‘I bought this for `20 lakh but sold it for a crore.’ This feels like a huge return, but it doesn’t exactly take into account the time factor as well as loads of expenses and other headaches that come with owning property. Further, these days there are other risks like the builder disappearing or not giving possession for a very long time. This leads to a situation where individuals end up paying both EMI as well as rent. Also, property returns have been negative in many parts of the country over the last few years. And given the current price levels, I don’t think buying a home is the best way to invest currently.

Real estate rental yield is below one percent

Gurus are good fun:

In my earlier avatar as a journalist, one widely followed stock-market guru told a closed gathering of investors that Sensex would touch 50,000 level in six to seven years. He said it very confidently. Confident stock-market gurus make for good newspaper copy. I wrote about it and the story was splashed on the front page of the newspaper I worked for. It was October 2007. Nearly nine years later, the Sensex is at half of the predicted level. The point is that gurus might be good. They might have the ability to predict things in advance. But then, why would they give their insight to the media, and in the process, you, dear reader, for free? Remember this, next time you see a guru making a prediction.

Low interest rates on loans also mean low interest rates on your fixed deposits:

This is something that many people don’t seem to understand. People want low interest rates on their loans, but they are not happy with low-interest rates on their deposits. Banks fund loans by raising fixed deposits. They can’t cut interest rates on their loans unless they cut interest rates on their deposits. It’s as simple as that. Nevertheless, I wonder why people can’t seem to understand this basic point.

 

By Vivek Kaul

‘Ujjwal Bharat’: ABSL Resurgent India Fund – Series 6 Review

Governments across the world are growing more and more socialist and development oriented. In India too, We have noticed that whenever the government has gone about focusing upon a part of the economy or a specific area, there has been long-term development followed by strong market returns for companies operating in that space.

NFOIT and IT-enabled businesses saw a huge surge in 1990’s on the back of favorable govt policy environment and industry growth. 1st half of previous decade saw an emphasis on Infra development, and the 2nd part saw financials taking fore while consumption remained a consistent theme all through. With the new (present) government coming in, Manufacturing got the limelight in 2014 & onwards. All these themes have followed up with strong returns for their investors in the years following govt policy & push. Since its ascent to power, the present government has been reiterating its growth & development agenda through various initiatives and policy directives. Over the past couple of years, the narrative has been gradually shifting to a more grass-roots level financial inclusion & growth and a more sustainable policy environment for ensuring equitable development of the rural and urban economy.

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

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High Govt. agenda

Earlier ABSL launched the ABSL Banking & Financial Services Fund in December 2013, and it proved to be the best performing fund in the pack since that time (generated 30% p.a. vs ~24% p.a. by Nifty Financial Services Index since inception). January 2015 ABSL was launching the ABSL Manufacturing Fund which has delivered 12.9% p.a. vs S&PBSE 500’s 9.4% p.a. As a fund house, other investment calls have also delivered similar performances and are quite visible in the performance of the close-ended series (Resurgent India & Emerging Leaders) where Fund house bet on Small & Midcap in one series and GST theme in another. Almost all series have delivered significant alpha (in range of 2% – 6% p.a.) while being true to mandate.

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With a similar moment in the making for Rural Transformation, ‘Ujjwal Bharat’ is the new investment destination of choice. Fund house believes that this theme is a multi-year theme and a strong return generator too. With a power packed team of Satyabrata Mohanty & Milind Bafna (we all know the past few years of superlative performance of ABSL Advantage Fund & ABSL Pure Value Fund) under the aegis of Mahesh Patil.

With the recent tailwind of Union Budget 2018, the government has announced its intent of transforming farmlands of the country into the new Urban! Let’s take advantage of this opportunity.

Salient Features of the NFO:

  • A theme of the fund is geared to benefit from the most significant focus area of the government – Ujjwal Bharat; Huge infra spend & ambitious initiatives by the govt will trigger a cascading effect to a lot of focus areas as well as allied sectors.
  • Multiple structural drivers and tailwinds across sectors aligned to the Ujjwal Bharat story – Agri Inputs, Auto & Ancillaries, Consumer (Discretionary, Durables & Staples), Financials (Banking & NBFCs)
  • Distinctive portfolio strategy to find rerating opportunities across the value chain of the sectors identified.
  • A multi-year theme that will continue to benefit from the strong growth already witnessed by companies across the beneficiary sectors – higher ROE / EPS growth / Sales growth.
  • Complements current investor portfolios with a differentiated theme
  • Correction in markets have already brought valuations to reasonably fair levels across the board

model porfolioAs a fund house, ABSL believes that while there are so many growth drivers for these, will result in rerating for many theme related companies, the unique portfolio strategy of considering 2nd & 3rd order beneficiaries of rural growth for investment will deliver that extra punch in the returns. Sectors like Auto & Auto Ancillaries, Building Materials, Banks & NBFCs, Consumer Staples & Durables, & Agri Inputs are some of the key sectors, where fund house see these potential multi-bagger opportunities.

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Scheme Name: Aditya Birla Sun Life Resurgent India Fund – Series 6

NFO open date: 21 February 2018

NFO close date: 07 March 2018

Scheme Type: A close-ended Diversified Equity Scheme ( 3 years and 6 months )

Scheme objective: The investment objective of the scheme is to provide capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity and equity-related securities that are likely to benefit from recove in the Indian economy.

The Scheme does not guarantee/indicate any returns. There can be no assurance that the schemes’ objectives will be achieved.

Scheme Benchmark: S&P BSE 500

Asset Allocation: Equity & Equity related securities: 80%-100% | Money Market & Debt instruments: 0-20%

The scheme may invest up to 20% of the net assets of the scheme in derivative instruments.

Fund Manager: Mr. Satyabrata Mohanty & Mr. Milind Bafna

Mr. Satyabrata Mohanty: Mr. Mohanty is a B.Com (H), Chartered Accountant and CFA. He has been part of Birla group since last 17 years. He has over 12
Years of experience in Finance and Research. He has handled responsibilities across Fund Management (Equity & Debt), Trading and Credit Research functions. Prior to joining BSLAMC, he has worked with Aditya Birla Management Corporation Ltd & joined ABG
as a Management Trainee.

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Mr. Milind Bafna: Mr. Bafna is a B.E. (Chemical). Prior to joining Birla Sun Life AMC he has worked with Motilal Oswal Financial Services and Reliance
Industries Ltd.

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Why India is in recovery phase?

Indian economy has turned the corner and is possibly out of the low growth high inflation cycle. The macro trend for the year FY16 has been encouraging with key macro indicators like Current Account Deficit (CAD), Inflation and Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) flows showing improvements.

The term emerging markets symbolizes innovation lead evolution of the marketplaces, India being the fastest growing among EMs becomes the best bet globally. The concern on re-allocation of capital from India to China has subsided post the crash in Chinese equity markets.

In fact, India stands tall as one of the strongest EMS in terms of flows, investor confidence, and performance. We can assign a decent probability to reverse inflows owing to India’s position among the EMs.

The global markets are slowly recovering, India too is set to deliver excellent growth in the medium to long term owing to strong, stable government, improving macros & supportive global sentiment. In addition to this institutionalization of finances by means of demonetization & implementation of GST is likely to result in better capacity utilization & improved earnings for Indian corporates.

India outlookPositive Macros & Key Growth Indicators:

Improving macros like improving PMI index, moderate commodity prices, lowering trade deficit, & govt target of attaining fiscal deficit of 3.2% indicate that the boom is underway.

With the implementation of GST, the tax advantage enjoyed by the unorganized sectors will be reduced significantly & cost of production will go down resulting in the better capacity utilization & growth of the formal economy.

The government has come up with numerous initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’,‘Financial Inclusion’ etc. that have supported domestic growth as well.

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Demonetization has institutionalized the finances further from here the implementation of GST is expected to result in better governance and higher revenue for the government; thus govt.spending in the economy is likely to increase.

Fund house believes in the current scenario; the 8 R’s would be driving the return from equities. Reflation trade taking a bit of set back getting flows back to India, Republicans providing checks and balance for Trumponomics, Remonetization of currency leading to normalization of growth, Rates getting transmitted into the system, Reform process to continue from the government, stability of the Rupee, hopefully a good Rainfall and most importantly Rebound in earnings. These 8 Rs would lead to the most import R which is Returns in the market.driver of ujwal

Risk factors:

Mutual Funds and securities investments are subject to market risks, and there can be no assurance or guarantee that the objectives of the Scheme will be achieved.

Investment in Mutual Fund Units involves investment risks such as trading volumes, settlement risk, liquidity risk, default risk including the possible loss of principal.

The present scheme is not a guaranteed or assured return scheme.

RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH INVESTMENTS IN FIXED INCOME SECURITIES:

Price-Risk or Interest-Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity or Marketability Risk, Reinvestment Risk, Pre-payment Risk, Concentration Risk, etc…

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.

 

How you can calculate long term capital gains of your mutual fund investment

In a frequently-asked-question series released on 5th Feb 2018, the Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT) has given four different scenarios to calculate long gains tax on mutual funds.

LTCG MF

Let us look at the scenarios:

Scenario 1: If Mr. X has bought an MF unit on November 15, 2016 at Rs.100, its fair market value is Rs.200 on January 31, 2018, and he has sold it on April 1, 2018 at Rs.250. As the actual cost of acquisition is less than the fair market value as on January 31, 2018, you will have to take the fair market value of Rs.200 as the cost of acquisition and the long-term capital gain will be Rs.50 (Rs. 250 – Rs.200).

Scenario 2: Again, if Mr.X has acquired an MF unit on November 15, 2016 at Rs.100, its fair market value is Rs.200 on January 31, 2018, and it is sold on April 1, 2018 at Rs.150. In this case, the actual cost of acquisition is less than the fair market value as on January 31, 2018. However, the sale value is also less than the fair market value as on January 31, 2018. In such a case, you will have to take the sale value of Rs.150 as the cost of acquisition and the long-term capital gain will be NIL (Rs. 150 – Rs. 150).

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Scenario 3: An MF unit is acquired on November 15, 2016 at Rs.100, its fair market value is Rs.50 on January 31, 2018, and it is sold on April 1, 2018 at Rs.150. In this case, the fair market value as on January 31, 2018 is less than the actual cost of acquisition, and therefore, the actual cost of Rs.100 will be taken as actual cost of acquisition and the long-term capital gain will be Rs.50 (Rs. 150 – Rs. 100).

Scenario 4: An MF unit is acquired on November 15, 2016 at Rs.100, its fair market value is Rs 200 on January 31, 2018, and it is sold on April 1, 2018 at Rs.50. In this case, the actual cost of acquisition is less than the fair market value as on January 31, 2018. The sale value is less than the fair market value as on January 31, 2018 and the actual cost of acquisition. Therefore, the actual cost of Rs.100 will be taken as the cost of acquisition in this case. Hence, the long-term capital loss will be Rs.50 (Rs. 50 – Rs. 100) in this case.

Such a loss can be set-off against any other long-term capital gains and you can carry it forward to subsequent eight years for set-off against long-term capital gains.

LTCG

Budget talks about Rs.1 lakh exemption. How is this to be calculated?

Long-term capital gains realised from all transactions under sale of equity shares and equity MF schemes during the financial year will be aggregated. For example, if the total of the long-term capital gain is at Rs.2 lakhs in the financial year, then the investor has to pay LTCG tax of 10% on Rs.1 lakh only.

What is grandfathering?

Grandfathering means the exemption granted to investors on the gains made by them before the new provisions come into force. This is more of a comfort clause while migrating from an easier to a strict tax regime. The government intends to grandfather or exempt gains made until January 31, 2018.

 

 

IPOs with the Route of NFO: A unique theme

Edelweiss Mutual Fund coming with New Fund Offer name EDELWEISS MAIDEN OPPORTUNITIES FUND-SERIES 1.

It is Close Ended Equity Scheme Investing Across large,mid and small cap stocks in Recently 2-3 years listed IPO’s and Upcoming IPO’s.

Since IPO-Initial Public Offering Activity has picked up in recent years with over Rs.1,00,000 cr being raised in last 2 years. Robust IPO activity has created multiple maiden investment opportunities.

This fund is first of its kind in the industry that intends to follow a disciplined approach while investing in recent and upcoming listings.The aim is to make investing in such maiden ideas accessible and simpler for retail investors.

Investing in India’s Prospective Opportunities(IPO) is the mantra of this NFO.

New Sectors Such as Insurance, Diagnostic, Staffing Solutions,stock exchange & Depository, Retail and Asset Management Company are being introduced offering unique Opportunities to play India’s growth story.

Three key aspects of IPO investing:

  1. Access – A dedicated fund Investing in recent IPOs to provide better access and thereby maximizing gains.
  2. Selection – Provides right selection of IPOs as not all IPOs are investment worthy.
  3. Post listing Gain – A structured approach to optimize post listing gains as many IPOs have generated healthy returns over next 12 to 18 months after listing.

EDELWEISS MAIDEN OPPORTUNITIES FUND-SERIES 1 Fund Strategy.

  1. Stock Selection – Best 20-30 ideas from recently listed and upcoming IPOs.
  2. Style – Multi-cap and Sector agnostic approach
  3. Protection – Endeavors to protect downside through put options
  4. Profit Booking – Aims for systematic profit booking through dividend  payouts(subjected to availability)

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Heightened IPO activity provides good investment opportunity.

  1. Select best recently listed and upcoming IPOs through a process driven approach.
  2. Access to large number of IPOs with Limited Money.
  3. Tradition Diversified Mutual Funds give limited exposes to IPOs.
  4. Endeavors to protect downside and declare dividends(subjected to availability).

IPO FINALFund Features

NFO Period: 2nd Feb 2018 to 16th Feb 2018

Maturity Date: 28th June 2021

MICR Cheque: Till end of business hours on 15th Feb 2018

Plans and Options:Regular Plan with Growth and Dividend Payout

Offer of units: Rs. 10/- each during the New Fund Offer Period

Minimum Application Amount-Rs. 5000/-(plus in multiple of rs. 10)

Liquidity: To be Listed on exchange

Fund Manager: Bhavesh Jain and Bharat Lahoti

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Benchmark: Nifty 200 Index

The benchmark for the Scheme is NIFTY 200 Index. The performance of the Scheme would be bench marked with NIFTY 200 Index since it is in line with the investment objective and this reflects the primary universe of stocks from where the portfolio would be constructed by the fund managers.

INVESTMENT MANAGER:

Edelweiss Asset Management Limited

Registar:

Karvy Computershare Private Limited.

The AMC / Trustee Company reserve the right to revise the load structure from time to time. Such changes will become effective prospectively from the date such changes are incorporated.

Since the fund having lock-in of 3.5 years. It provide fund manager time to perform him expertise.

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Risk factors:

Standard Risk factors

Investment in Mutual Fund Units involves investment risks such as trading volumes, settlement risk, liquidity risk, default risk including the possible loss of principal.

Mutual funds and securities investments are subject to market risks and there is no assurance or guarantee against loss in the Scheme or that the Scheme’s objective will be achieved.

The present Scheme is not a guaranteed or assured return Scheme.

Scheme Specific Risk factors:

Risk Factors Associated with Equity & Equity related instruments.

Risks Associated with Fixed Income and Money Market Instruments.

Interest rate risk, Spread risk, Credit risk or default risk, Liquidity Risk, Reinvestment risk,Performance Risk,Market risk,

Risk factors associated with investment in ADRs/GDRs and Foreign Securities.

Risk Factors Associated with Derivative.

Risk factor specifically while using Options (non arbitrage), Risks attached with the use of debt derivatives.

Risk Associated with Securitized Debt.

Risks Associated with Stock Lending & Short Selling.

Risks Associated with Trading of Units on Stock Exchange.

Risk associated with Close Ended Scheme.

Information about the scheme:

Investment objective:

The investment objective of the Scheme is to seek to provide capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity related securities of companies which are new in the sector, early in their growth stage and are poised to benefit from the India growth story in the long-term.

However, there is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized and the Scheme does not assure or guarantee any returns.

Asset allocation and investment pattern:

Under normal circumstances, the anticipated asset allocation under each Series of the Scheme, will be as follows:

Indicative Allocation

(% to net assets)

                       Risk Profile
Equity and Equity

related instruments including derivatives

65% to 100% Medium to High
Debt and

money market instruments

0% to 35% Low

The Scheme will not invest in credit default swaps.

Investment in Securitized Debt will be up to 50% of debt allocation.

Investment in ADRs/ GDRs/ Foreign Securities, whether issued by companies in India and foreign Securities, as permitted by SEBI Regulation, can be up to 35% of the Net Assets of the Scheme.

The Scheme may, if the Trustees permit, engage in short selling of securities in accordance with the framework relating to short selling and securities lending and borrowing specified by SEBI. The Scheme shall not deploy more than 20% of its net assets in stock lending and not more than 5% of the net assets of the Scheme will be deployed in Stock lending to any single counter party.

The Scheme may invest in derivatives up to 50% of the Net Assets of the Scheme.

The cumulative gross exposure through equity, debt and derivative positions should not exceed 100% of the net assets of the Scheme. The exposure to Derivatives mentioned as a percentage to the Net Assets means Gross Notional Exposure.

Cash or cash equivalents with residual maturity of less than 91 days will be treated as not creating any exposure.

Portfolio Re balancing.

Investment in CBLO before the closure of NFO.

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Where will the scheme invest?

The corpus of the Plan under the Scheme shall be invested in any (but not exclusively) of the following securities:

1) Equity and Equity related instruments

  • Equity shares
  • Equity related instruments: convertible bonds, convertible debentures, equity warrants, convertible preference shares, etc.
  • Equity Derivatives
  • ADR, GDR, Foreign equity and Equity related instrument as may be permitted by SEBI/RBI from time to time.
  • Any other securities permitted by SEBI from time to time.

2) Debt securities:

Each Series under the Scheme will retain the flexibility to invest in the entire range of debt instruments and money market instruments. These instruments are more specifically highlighted below:

Debt instruments (in the form of non-convertible debentures, bonds, secured premium notes, zero interest bonds, deep discount bonds, floating rate bond / notes and any other domestic fixed income securities) include, but are not limited to:

1) Debt issuances of the Government of India, State and local Governments, Government Agencies and statutory bodies (which may or may not carry a state / central government guarantee),

2) Debt instruments that have been guaranteed by Government of India and State Governments,

3) Debt instruments issued by Corporate Entities (Public / Private sector undertakings),

4) Debt instruments issued by Public / Private sector banks and development financial institutions.

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Money Market Instruments include:

1) Commercial papers, 2) Commercial bills, 3) Treasury bills, 4) Government,securities having an unexpired maturity upto one year, 5) Collaterlised Borrowing & Lending Obligation (CBLO), 6) Certificate of deposit,7) Usance bills, 8) Permitted securities under a repo / reverse repo agreement (other than Corporate Debt Securities), 9) Any other like instruments as may be permitted by RBI / SEBI from time to time.

Pending deployment within reasonable time period and towards the maturity of the Series:

The monies may be kept in cash and cash equivalents viz. overnight investment in CBLO, reverse repo, money market instruments, liquid and money market mutual fund schemes.

The AMC may park the funds of the Plan in short term deposits of scheduled commercial banks, subject to the guidelines issued by SEBI vide its circular dated April 16, 2007, as amended from time to time.

Investment in Securitised Debt.

The investments in Securitised debt papers including Pass through Certificates (PT/Cs) may be made upto 35% of the net assets of the Scheme. Securitization is a structured finance process, which involves pooling and repackaging of cash-flow producing financial assets into securities that are then sold to investors.

  • Auto Loans (cars / commercial vehicles /two wheelers)
  • Residential Mortgages or Housing Loans
  • Consumer Durable Loans
  • Corporate Loans

Personal Loans Pass Through Certificates

Investments in the Schemes of Mutual Fund

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Strategy and Approach:

The Scheme will be a diversified equity fund which will invest in equity and equity related securities of the companies that are new in the sector, early in their growth phase and are likely to benefit in the long term from the macro and demographic aspects of the Indian economy.

The Fund will invest in a diversified basket of equity stocks spanning the entire market capitalization spectrum and across multiple sectors with special focus on companies that are newly introduced in the market and are unique businesses The Fund would identify companies for investment, based on the following criteria amongst others:

  1. Track record of the company
  2. Potential for future growth
  3. Industry economic scenario & its outlook

The fund manager proposes to concentrate on business and economic fundamentals driven by in-depth research techniques and employing the potential of the research team at the AMC.

Key to the manager’s investment strategy is the identification of triggers for potential appreciation of stocks in the universe over the medium to long term time frame. As and when the fund manager is of the view that a specific investment has met its desired objective, the investment maybe liquidated.

The Scheme may also use various derivatives and hedging products from time to time, as would be available and permitted by SEBI, or in an attempt to limit the downside risk of the portfolio.

The Scheme may invest in other schemes managed by the AMC or in the schemes of any other Mutual Funds, provided it is in conformity with the investment objective of the Scheme and in terms of the prevailing Regulations. As per the Regulations, no investment management fees will be charged for such investments. As per the SEBI Regulations, such inter-scheme investments shall not exceed 5% of the Net Asset Value of the Fund.

Derivative & Arbitrage Strategies

Derivatives are financial contracts of pre-determined fixed duration, whose values are derived from the value of an underlying primary financial instrument, or index, such as: interest rates, exchange rates, and equities.

Cash Future Arbitrage.

Illustrations

Buy 100 shares of Company A at Rs 100 and sell the same quantity of stock’s future of the Company A at Rs 101.

  1. Market goes up and the stock end at Rs 200.

At the end of the month (expiry day) the future expires automatically:

Settlement price of future = closing spot price = Rs 200

Gain on stock is 100*(200-100) = Rs 10,000

Loss on future is 100*(101-200) = Rs – 9,900

Net gain is 10,000 – 9,900 = Rs 100

  1. Market goes down and the stock end at Rs 50.

At the end of the month (expiry day) the future expires automatically:

Settlement price of future = closing spot price = Rs 50

Loss on stock is 100*(50-100) = Rs – 5,000

Gain on future is 100*(101-50) = Rs 5,100

Net gain is 5,100 – 5,000 = Rs 100

Index Arbitrage.INDEX ARBPortfolio Protection/ Hedging.

Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) and Forward Rate Agreements (FRA).

Stock Lending.

Investment in debt/ money market instruments.

Investment in Mutual Fund Units.

Risk Control.

Portfolio Turnover

 

Mutual Fund Investment are Subjected to Market Risks,Read all Scheme Related Document Carefully.Return Expectation just assume may varies.

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.

Aditya birla banking and financial services fund : Review

Complete analysis of Aditya birla banking and financial services fund.

Investment Objective:

The primary investment objective of the scheme is to generate long term capital appreciation to unit holders from a portfolio that is invested predominantly in equity and equity related securities of companies engaged in banking and financial services.

The scheme does not guarantee/indicate any returns. There can be no assurance that the schemes objectives will be achieved.

Investments Strategy:

Fund proposes to adopt a disciplined flexible long term approach to investing with a focus of generating long term capital appreciation by investing in the Banking and Financial Services sector.

Banking and Financial Services includes, Banks, Broking Cos, Wealth Management Cos, Insurance Cos, NBFCs, Investment Banking Cos, Rating Agencies, Micro Finance Cos, Housing Finance Cos, etc.

Fund manager intends to broadly analyse macro situation as Banking sector is largely correlated with macro variables.

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Fund will follow the four steps in search of investment ideas.

1.Evaluating Business,Focus on Management,Valuations,Capital Efficiency will be on focus.

2.Fund will adopt an active management style to optimize returns.

3. Fund will follow a bottom up approach to identify bargain stocks with the flexibility to invest across the market capitalization.

4. Fund will do periodically review on the companies which is in portfolio.

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Fund Management

Mr. Satyabrata Mohanty

Total Experience : 16 years

Mr. Satyabrata Mohanty is a CA, CFA. He has been part of Birla group since last 17 years. He has over 12 years of experience in Finance and Research. He has handled responsibilities across Fund Management (Equity & Debt), Trading and Credit Research functions. Prior to joining BSLAMC, he has worked with Aditya Birla Management Corporation Ltd & joined ABG as a management Trainee.

Mr. Dhaval Gala

Total Experience : 9 years

Mr. Dhaval Gala has an overall experience of around 9 years in financial markets. He has over 8 years of experience in doing investment research and analysis in Banking & Financial Services sector. He joined BSLAMC in February 2011, since then he has been a part of the research team. Prior to joining BSLAMC, he has worked with B&K Securities (January 2008 – February 2011) and J. P. Morgan Chase India Private Ltd (May 2005 – July 2006).

Some chart to Understand the performance

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Cumulative Performance (%) and Discrete Performance (%)

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STATIC CHART

Rolling Bar Chart ( Excess return )

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Regular withdrawal Chart

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Amount Invested Lump sum Rs.1000000/-

Withdrawal Amount Rs. 10000/- ( Monthly )

Scheme Withdrawal Period No of Monthly Installments Total Withdrawal Amount Current Value Return (%)
Aditya Birla Sun Life Banking and Financial Services Fund  01-01-2014 to 24-01-2018 49 490,000 2,00,7891 30.04

Regular Saving Chart

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Ratio Table ( Most Important )

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Banking on New Opportunities:

Fortunes of the banking and financial services sector are typically linked with economic growth. There are numerous factors that work in favour of the banking and financial services sector.

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Some of the key factors are:

Robust demand from middle class, rural penetration and technology-enabled services. According to a report by the National Council for Applied Economic Research’s (NCAER) Centre for Macro Consumer Research, by 2015-16, India will be a country of 53.3 million middle class households, translating into 267 million people. Characteristics of the rising middle class include higher purchasing power and also the ability take on extra debt to meet their aspiring lifestyle. Similarly with the advent of technology, the reach of banks has extended to envelope the rural population that was previously unbankable. As a result, the banking and financial services sector has been able to deliver better returns.

Portfolio Characteristics

Total Stocks                        32

Avg Mkt Cap (Rs.Cr)          50303

Portfolio P/B Ratio             2.98

Portfolio P/E Ratio            27.73

3Y Earnings Growth (%)   4.64

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Discipline:

As a Sector fund, the portfolio will concentrate on the companies engaged in Banking and Financial Services. The portfolio manager will adopt an active management style to optimize returns. The scheme would invest in Banks as well as Non-banking Financial Services companies, Insurance companies, Rating agencies, Broking companies, Micro finance companies, Housing Finance companies, Wealth Management companies, etc . The scheme may also invest in IPOs of companies which could be classified under Financial Services sector.

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SCHEME SPECIFIC RISK FACTORS:

Investing in a Sectoral fund is based on the premise that the Fund will seek to invest in companies belonging to a specific sector. This will limit the capability of the Fund to invest in other sectors.

The scheme being sector specific will be affected by the risks associated with the Banking Sector and investments in Financial services companies which provide non banking financial services like housing finance, stock broking, wealth management, insurance companies and holding companies of insurance companies and hence concentration risk is expected to be high.

Also, as with all equity investing, there is the risk that companies in that specific sector will not achieve its expected earnings results, or that an unexpected change in the market or within the company may occur, both of which may adversely affect investment results. Thus investing in a sector specific fund could involve potentially greater volatility and risk.

Risk Factors associated with investments in Fixed Income Securities.

Price Risk or Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity or Marketability Risk, Reinvestment Risk, Pre payment Risk, The Scheme shall not invest in Foreign Securities.

Risk Factors associated with investments in Derivatives.

The risks associated with the use of derivatives are different from or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments.

Risks associated with investments in Securitised Debt.

Limited Recourse and Credit Risk,Bankruptcy Risk,Risk of Coingling, Prepayment Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Conversion risk.

Risks associated with Asset Backed Securities (ABS) Auto Loans,Prepayment Risk,Credit Risk,Liquidity Risk,Risks associated with Asset Backed Securities (ABS) Corporate Loans,Credit Risk,Prepayment Risk,Limited Liquidity and Price Risk.

Who should invest in such funds? Do sector funds carry a higher risk?

We believe sectoral funds carry higher risk than diversified equity mutual funds. Hence these funds are appropriate investment tools for investors believing that a particular group of stocks will perform better than market indices. At times, they may find favour with a regular equity investor who has a higher risk appetite.

For example, if you believe there will be a series of rate cuts and banks would benefit due to that, banking sector funds will be big beneficiary. Sector funds tend to be riskier and more volatile than the broad market because they are less diversified, although risk levels depend on the specific sector.

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

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 prior to making any actual investment decisions, based on information published here.

How to choose the best mutual fund for your portfolio

Selecting Right Mutual Fund is like selecting Right Life Partner. Any wrong decision can wipe out your personal wealth. What makes it more difficult is volatility in performance of mutual fund. Some people select Mutual Fund only on the basis on their rankings.

If mutual fund rankings  are 100% correct then all portals or financial advisers should suggest same set of mutual funds to their clients or readers. You will find large variation in the rankings of Mutual Funds.

Second problem is volatility in performance. A star performer fund this year might be worst performing fund next year. It is advisable to review the investment portfolio every 6 to 12 months. In short, undertake the exercise of selecting right mutual fund every 6 to 12 months. Third problem with Indian investor is that they invest without evaluating the investment objective. Reason being investment objective help to decide in which mutual fund class the investor should invest.

Lastly, it is absolutely necessary to understand in which direction economy will move in next 12 months.

Choosing a scheme from thousands of mutual fund schemes available in the market is not easy for many investors. Opting for the right mutual fund scheme is one of the biggest hurdles faced by many new investors. However, you would be fine if you are ready to follow some broad guidelines.

Alpha

A measure of a scheme’s over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. It represents the return of the scheme when the benchmark is assumed to have a return of zero, and thus indicates the extra value that the manager’s activities have contributed.

Beta

Beta is a statistical estimate of a scheme’s volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark, i.e. how sensitive the scheme is to movements in the section of the market that comprises the benchmark. Beta close to 1 means a scheme is likely to move in line with its benchmark, greater than 1 and the scheme is more volatile than the benchmark.

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The R-Squared measure is an indication of how closely correlated a scheme is to an index or a benchmark. It uses an R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all, and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the scheme’s behaviour is increasingly closely linked to its benchmark, whereas the relevance begins to diminish below that.

Sharpe

Sharpe calculates the level of a scheme’s return against the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash or Government bonds. The difference in returns is then divided by the scheme’s standard deviation – its volatility, or risk measurement. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk. Therefore, a negative Sharpe usually suggests investments would have been better off in risk-free government securities. When analysing similar investments, the one with the highest Sharpe has achieved more return while taking on no more risk than its fellows – or, conversely, has achieved a similar return with less risk.

riskVolatility

Volatility is calculated using standard deviation, a statistical measurement which, when applied to an investment scheme, expresses its volatility, or risk. Volatility shows how widely a range of returns varied from the scheme’s average return over a particular period.

Lower volatility means that the holding’s value changes at a steady pace over time.

Higher volatility means that the holding’s value fluctuates over short time periods.

Discrete Performance

The aggregate amount that the investment has gained or lost between two specified time periods.

Distribution of Returns

Distribution analysis looks at the distribution of returns over a given time period. The X axis shows all the possible returns with the theoretical range of -100% to + infinity.

The Y axis shows the frequency with which these returns occur. The purpose of this sort of analysis is to look past the scheme’s average return and determine whether it is the most likely return. This is done by looking at the bell curve and measuring the distributions skew and kurtosis.

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Simple Annualised Performance

The absolute increase or decrease in value of an investment over a given period of time, expressed as a percentage per year.

Dividend Yield

The return on an investment by means of interest or dividends received from the holdings. Dividend Yield within fact sheets is supplied by the Scheme Manager on a regular basis, who is under no obligation to define the type of dividend yield supplied i.e. Gross/Net or Running/Redemption.

Tax treatment of dividends

Dividends received from all mutual funds are tax free in the hands of the investors.

However, in the case of debt funds the fund house pays a dividend distribution tax of 28.84% which includes surcharge and cess. In an equity mutual fund there is no dividend distribution tax.

Absolute Performance

This measure looks at the appreciation or depreciation that an asset achieves over a given period of time.Unlike Relative performance, which is compared to another measure or benchmark.

Calendar Year Performance

The aggregate amount that the investment has gained or lost between the dates 1st January to the 31st December for the specified year.

Compound Annualised Performance

The rate of return which represents the cumulative effect that a series of gains or losses have on an original amount of capital over a given period of time, typically one year and above, expressed on annual basis or return per year.

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

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 prior to making any actual investment decisions, based on information published here.

Under performance of Equity Mutual Fund against their respective Benchmarks

A large number of equity mutual funds in the country has underperformed against their respective benchmark indices over the last five years.

Around 44% of the open-ended diversified equity mutual fund schemes failed to beat their benchmark in the last year. Nine schemes underperformed their benchmarks by over ten percentage points. 31 schemes underperformed by five to ten percentage points. There are 275 open-ended diversified equity schemes.

MFEven the schemes that managed to beat their benchmarks in the last year, 26 schemes outpaced their benchmark by only up to two percentage points.

Moving to specific categories, out of 65 large cap schemes, 30 schemes underperformed their benchmark.

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The mid-cap category was the worst hit, with 62 percent schemes underperforming. We had a total of 34 mid-cap schemes on our list. 

Around 50 percent multi-cap schemes failed to beat their benchmark. Four in seven small-cap schemes remained under-performers.

Sectoral schemes, which are considered risky because of their focused sector exposure, had 11 under-performing schemes out of 49 schemes in total.

We have compiled a set of top under-performing funds in one-year period across equity categories given in the following table.

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The scorecard reveals a majority of large-cap equity funds failed to beat the S&P CNX Nifty, the benchmark for large caps, with 53.33 percent underperforming their benchmark over the last five years, 57.14 percent during the previous three years and 52.63 percent over the previous year.

The percentage of actively managed equity funds underperforming the benchmark indices has seen a declining trend since December 2010. However, their number still exceeds those outperforming the index.

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Many actively-managed equity mutual fund schemes have failed or struggled to beat their benchmarks. Always place a lot of emphasis on consistency of performance while choosing a scheme to invest. As a rule, ignore short-term scorching performance while picking a scheme.

However, data from the diversified funds and equity-linked saving schemes (ELSS) suggests a percentage of funds outperforming the benchmark in both one-year and three-year period is stable as compared to five-year period.

Active managers of equity-oriented hybrid funds have also fallen behind benchmarks over both the one-year and five-year time frames.

 

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.

Do Not Compare Yourself with Other Investors While Making Investment

There is very fine line said by Dan Jensen that, ‘The only goal is to be better than myself, my biggest competition is with no one but myself only.’ that simply means that one should not compare himself with others in any aspect of life but try improving his own work and skills and same applies while making an investment and expecting positive results from it.

In other words, comparing yourself with others can be a very futile and caustic act as we all have our own different goals and skills and we all are not in the same race, our ways to make investments are dissimilar.

Have you ever seen Warren Buffett making any investment with Carl Ichan strategies or Peter Lynch making any investment in David Tepper’s style? The answer is a clear No because they all have their own rules and strategies to make investments and create positive results out of it. Some ways of investing are for long-term, some are short-term, some are for value, some are for growth, some bet on the change and some bet on the things that won’t. It’s even more captivating to hear the different opinions from the two value investors looking at the same company. So, the key point is not making a comparison with others instead compared you with yourself one or two years ago.

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Also, one must keep in mind that to be a good investor he must follow more discipline and try to make less investment decision as possible. That simply means you have to believe in your investment decisions that will do good without your involvement. Not comparing yourself to other investors and their performance is not enough for you; you must not worry about other’s opinion also. If you are a contrarian investor, you should not even listen to and worry about people’s opinion about yourself. If you listen to their opinion, it is because you are having more confidence in them than you have in yourself.

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Here are three key points that can help you in making beneficial results from the investments-

Believe in yourself

If you see yourself as a successful investor in future, you must believe in the rules made by you for you. You must have proper planning and strategies for different investments, and you have to believe in that philosophy and the strategies even during tough times. The thing is if you are not willing to take risks and you do not have courage and patience then you can never be an investor.

Do not make unnecessary investments

It is mandatory to know that every investment is not going to give you positive results, so you do not have to invest in all kinds of opportunities or environment. For example, in 1999 the technology is in boom period but Warren Buffett did not make any investment in it, and people said, ‘that’s it for Buffett, he’s too old now.’ And at that time Warren said that ‘I don’t do tech because I don’t understand it and I think it is not for me. I am going to sit it out.

Have the guts to face the failure

The more you get experience in making investments you will come to know that discipline is a must in investing. Sometimes you have to sit out and watch other investors making money in the exact investments that you have already passed on. It is not necessary to follow the trend and invest in everything; you only have to make investments in the things you really know about and then stick to your process with confidence.

Retirement Fund : What is a Systematic Withdrawal Plan ( VIDEO )

If you are planning to take a sabbatical from work or are retiring soon, you may be looking at different investment options that give a regular income. Usually, a lump sum is invested in getting regular fixed amounts later. Popular products include post office monthly income scheme, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme and monthly income plans (MIPs). A lesser-known option is the systematic withdrawal plan (SWP) in mutual funds. Recently, some funds have even removed the exit load on SWPs if you were to withdraw up to 15-20% in the first year, to encourage people who want to start investing in this instrument. Here is a look at what an SWP is.

What is SWP?

Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) is a service offered by mutual funds which provide investors with a specific amount of payout at a pre-determined time interval, like monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually.

How is SWP better than the dividend option?

An SWP is more reliable than a dividend plan when it comes to regular income. In the dividend plan of an equity fund, both the quantum and frequency of dividend is not guaranteed, and it largely depends on market movements and the profits that the asset management company makes.

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Mr. A invests Rs 15,00,000 in SWP and Mr. B invests the same amount in a bond/deposit scheme with 8% interest. Assuming SWP amount is kept at Rs 10,000 per month or Rs 1,20,000 per year or 8% of the investment amount. Also, let’s assume a return 8% in monthly investment plan or SWP. Both Mr. A and Mr. B are in 30% tax slab and continue to get SWP and interest income for ten years respectively.

In the above example, Mr. A would have paid Rs 37,537- as capital gains tax, while Mr. B would be liable to pay Rs 3,60,000 as a tax on interest income. Over a ten years period, they would have got Rs 12,00,000 as SWP amount or interest income respectively. If funds are not withdrawn even after ten years, Mr. A would have paid only 3.12% tax while Mr. B would have paid 30% tax on Rs.12,00,000 if the inflation rate is 6% per annum.

In another example, Mrs. Joshi has retired with Rs. 1,03,00,000 as separation benefit. Her children are well settled, and she stays alone. The corpus received on retirement has to be invested suitably, and it is decided that 45-50 percent of the total amount will be invested in equity while the balance (50-55 %) will be invested in debt instruments.

Rs.56,00,000 is invested in fixed income instruments to generate regular income. The balance Rs 47,00,000 is invested across different diversified equity schemes. At present, since Mrs. Joshi does not require any additional fund over and above what she receives, her fixed income savings are sufficient. However, over a period, say two years later, the returns from her fixed income schemes can become inadequate to cover her requirements. It is at this juncture that Mrs. Joshi can opt to avail the Mutual Fund SWP option. This withdrawal from her equity-based funds will be tax-free, and this is an additional benefit received.

Another example,

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Benefits of Mutual Fund SWP

From the above examples, it is amply clear that the SWP option of the Mutual Funds has its definite advantages. The two major gains derived from this option are again dwelt upon:

Mutual Fund SWP and Regularity:

Mutual Fund SWPs’ provide the assurance of getting a fixed amount at a pre-determined time frequency. Among the other options, frequency and pay-out of the dividend-paying monthly income plans are not certain or fixed beforehand. Sometimes, if the fund cannot generate sufficient profits, you might have no dividends to be paid. Hence every month you will have different amounts coming in and some month there might be no money received. SWP is a definite boon in such a scenario.

Inflation Protection through Mutual Fund SWP:

Most of the fixed income instruments do not insulate the investor against the inevitable effect of inflation. The Mutual Fund SWP scores in terms of generating returns to keep up with inflation especially is one opts for the equity fund route.

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Mutual Fund SWP and Tax advantage

In case of investments in equity mutual funds for a period of more than a year, the long-term capital gain is exempted. Only short-term capital gains are taxable at the rate of 15% on withdrawals from equity mutual funds investment within one year. Whereas in case of investments in debt schemes, the short-term capital gain ( an invested period is less than 3 years) is added to the investors income and taxed as per their tax slab. Long-term capital gains in debt schemes are taxed at the rate of 20% with indexation. In Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP), the tax is paid only on the gains made due to the NAV movement and not on the principal part in the withdrawals making the overall tax incidence lesser.

Unlike SWP, in traditional investment options, the entire gain is taxed according to the investors’ tax bracket (the highest currently being 30 %) considering if the investor falls under the highest tax bracket.

Regular supplemental income

The option of SWP in the mutual fund can help you by providing a steady source of income from your investments. This is especially useful for those who need money when their cash flow comes to a halt like a retirement, or at a time when supplemental income becomes a necessity due to the altered circumstances in life.

Meet financial goals

If planned well ahead of time, SWPs can provide a steady flow of money when most needed. They can therefore be linked to long term financial goals, such as providing a steady income in one’s retirement years or managing your child’s educational expenses.

If planned well ahead of time, SWPs can provide a steady flow of money when most needed.

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Who can use SWP?

Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) can be utilized by those who are planning for their retirement in the coming years. Usually, the large amount of money that one receives at the time of retirement is invested in traditional savings instruments which attract income tax at the normal rates. Instead, they can make a lump sum investment in mutual funds with SWP facility. In this case, along with earning capital appreciation on the invested amount, he/she can receive a fixed amount monthly. It will help you in getting a regular income like salary even after retirement.

However, the use of SWPs may not be restricted to retirees alone. It is also useful for middle-aged professionals who have the responsibility of their family. They can use SWP option to get a constant source of fund for their dependents. They can plan it for their child’s educational expenses. They can even plan for a steady source of money for their retired parents.

One can easily make all the necessary calculations before investing.

A mutual fund SWP is designed keeping in mind the needs, interests and financial goals of the investors. By judiciously using tools like Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) and Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP), you can meet your financial goals without having to go through the hassle of timing the markets and making wrong financial decisions that may cost you dearly and throw you off track.

Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.

Disclaimer

The above information is prepared for the purpose of investor education only and intended to consider as investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. Investors should consult their financial advisers before taking any investment decision.