‘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.

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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.


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.


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.


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