Mutual Fund Recommendation for FY 2018-19

“Change is the only constant thing in this world”

From “Mutual Funds are subject to market risk” to “Mutual Fund Sahi hai” there have been many changes in last few months.

Before we see the list of short listed mutual funds one can invest in this FY 2018-19, one should be aware of the changes which have taken place in last few months.

(Read till the end, you will not be disappointed :))

Changes due to ‘Categorisation and Rationalisation of Mutual Fund Schemes initiative’ of SEBI)

SEBI has specified 36 categories of mutual fund schemes in total. As per the new rules, the AMCs will not be allowed to offer two schemes under different names with identical investment mandates. One category of mutual fund will be permitted to sell only one mutual fund scheme. As a result of this mandate, the fund houses have now realigned their schemes and portfolios to classify them under the newly formed categories.

Changes in brief

Scheme name

Earlier, the mutual fund scheme names consisted of words like “opportunities”, “advantage” and “prudence” to make it look seemingly lucrative. However, the investor was unable to gauge the inherent risk while making an investment. After passing of the regulation, many scheme names have been changed in order to enhance existing disclosure.

Classification of Schemes

After the recategorization, SEBI has specified the entire universe of mutual funds to be classified under these 5 categories i.e. Equity, Debt, Hybrid, Solution oriented and others

Modification of scheme attributes

This includes the investment mandate, the benchmark and the investment strategy of each mutual fund scheme.

Changes in the Definitions

After implementation of the regulation, large-cap stocks would be the top 100 companies of the underlying benchmark in terms of full market capitalization. Mid-caps would be companies ranking from 101st to 250th and small-caps would be companies ranking from 251st onwards in terms of full market capitalization.

We note above, that almost everything has changed and the first thought is :

The past performance of many schemes are now irrelevant and so are the Mutual Fund Star ratings offered by various websites

Yes! You read it right, Star rating and Ranking for many schemes are now irrelevant as :

  1. To fall in line with SEBI mandate many schemes have been merged
  2. Fundamental Attributes have changed like some Midcap schemes are now Multicap and  some of the Multicaps are now in Focused categories.

Generally, Mutual Fund Star rating and ranking should not be the criteria to Select the fund.

Schemes Sub categories & its characteristics

Equity Mutual Fund Schemes

Sub Categories

Scheme Characteristics
Multi cap Min 65% in across Large, Mid & Small cap companies
Large cap Min 80% in Large cap companies
Large & Mid cap Min 35% in Large cap companies & Min 35% in Midcap companies
Mid cap Min 65% in Mid cap companies
Small cap Min 65% in Small cap companies
Dividend Yield Min 65% in Equities investing predominantly in Dividend yield stocks
Value Min 65% in Equities which should follow value strategy
Contra Min 65% in Equities which should follow contrarian strategy
Focused Min 65% in Equities (Maximum 30 stocks). Focus can be on large cap Multi cap, Midcap or Small cap
Sectoral Min 80% in stocks of a particular sector
Thematic Min 80% in stocks of a particular theme
ELSS (Tax Saving) Min 80% in Equity and Equity related instrument

 

Debt Mutual Fund Schemes

Sub Categories

Scheme Characteristics
Overnight Investment in overnight securities having maturity of 1 day
Liquid Maturity of up to 91 days only
Ultra Short Term Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 3 months ‐ 6 months
Low Duration Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 6 months‐ 12 months
Money Market Maturity of up to 1 year
Short Duration Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 1 year – 3 years
Medium Duration Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 3 years – 4 years
Medium to Long Duration Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 4 years – 7 years
Long Duration Fund Macaulay duration of the portfolio is greater than 7 years
Dynamic Bond Investment across duration
Corporate Bond Min 80% in invested in Corporate Bonds
Credit Risk Min 65% in invested in Corporate Bonds below highest rated instruments
Banking & PSU Min 80% in invested in Debt instruments of banks, Public Sector Undertakings, Public Financial Institutions
GILT Min 80% in invested in Gsecs across maturity
Gilt Fund with 10 year constant duration Min 80% in invested in Gsecs such that the Macaulay duration of the portfolio is equal to 10 years
Floater Fund Min 65% in invested in Floating rate instruments

 

Hybrid Mutual Fund Schemes

Sub Categories

Scheme Characteristics
Conservative Hybrid 10 ‐ 25% in Equity related instruments & 75 to 90% in Debt instruments
Balance Hybrid 40 ‐ 60% in Equity related instruments & 40 to 60% in Debt instruments
Aggressive Hybrid 65 ‐ 80% in Equity related instruments & 20 to 35% in Debt instruments
Dynamic Asset Allocation/ Balanced Advantage Investment in equity/ debt that is managed dynamically
Multi Asset Allocation Min 10% investment in atleast 3 asset classes
Arbitrage Fund Min 65% in Equity related instruments which should follow Arbitrage strategy
Equity Savings Min 65% in Equity related instruments & Min 10% in Debt instruments

 

Solution Oriented Mutual Fund Schemes

Sub Categories

Scheme Characteristics
Retirement Fund Scheme having a lock‐in for at least 5 years or till retirement age whichever is earlier
Children’s Fund Scheme having a lock‐in for at least 5 years or till the child attains age of majority whichever is earlier

 

Other Mutual Fund Schemes

Sub Categories

 

Scheme Characteristics
Index Funds/ ETFs Min 95% in stocks of a particular Index
FoFs (Overseas/ Domestic) Min 95% in the underlying Fund

 

Do you still believe Selecting Mutual Fund schemes is simple? 😉

It’s not rocket science however, its not that easy to zero down on the specific scheme suitable to your requirements out of the thousands of Mutual Fund schemes available in the Market.

Have you come across any one who got super rich by Investing in some random 5 star or top ranking Mutual Funds or trading / investing in tip based Equity shares..??

Do you know what is Risk..?

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing”

You are investing your hard earned Money, please take informed investing decisions.

Coming to the subject of the Article…

Here is the list of…

Top performing Mutual Fund in India (It may stop performing anytime! Past performance does not Guarantee Future Performance)

Best Mutual Fund to invest in 2018 (There is nothing called Best in Personal Finance)

5 Star rated Mutual Mutual Fund  (Star Changes more frequent than you think, Don’t follow it blindly)

 

Shortlisted Mutual Funds to invest in FY 2018-19 by NIMIT Wealth Management 🙂 (July – Aug 2018)

(Well Researched. However, it may contain some Top rated, Best Mutual Funds or 5 star rated funds)

 

Equity – Large Cap

1) ABSL Focused Equity Fund  (Erstwhile ABSL Top 100 Fund)
2) Motilal Focused 25 fund       (Erstwhile Motilal most focused 25 fund)
3) SBI Bluechip Fund

 

Equity – Large & Mid Cap

1) DSPBR Equity Opportunities Fund        (Erstwhile DSPBR Opportunities)
2) Mirae asset Emerging Blue Chip Fund  (Earlier it was midcap scheme )

 

Equity – Multi Cap

1) ABSL Equity Fund
2) Franklin India Focused Equity   (Erstwhile Franklin India high growth co’s)
3) Kotak Standard Multicap Fund  (Erstwhile Kotak Select Focus Fund)
4) Motilal oswal Multicap 35 Fund (Erstwhile Motilal most focused multicap 35)
5) SBI Magnum Multicap Fund

 

Equity – Mid Cap

1) Franklin India Prima Fund
2) HDFC Midcap Opportunities Fund
3) L&T Midcap Fund

 

Equity – Small Cap

1) ABSL Small Cap Fund (Erstwhile ABSL Small & midcap Fund)
2) Franklin India smaller companies fund
3) Reliance small cap fund
4) SBI Small cap Fund

 

Equity – Value Oriented

1) ABSL pure value fund
2) HDFC Capital Builder value fund
3) L&T India Value Fund
4) Tata Equity PE Fund

 

Equity – ELSS (Tax Saving)

1) ABSL Tax relief’96 Fund
2) Axis Long term Equity Fund
3) DSPBR Tax Saver Fund
4) Franklin India Tax Shield
5) L&T Tax Advantage Fund
6) Reliance Tax Saver Fund

 

Hybrid – Aggressive (Equity Oriented)

1) ABSL Equity Hybrid ’95 Fund (Erstwhile ABSL Balanced ’95 Fund)
2) DSPBR Equity & Bond Fund (Erstwhile DSPBR Balanced)
3) HDFC Hybrid Equity Fund (Erstwhile HDFC premier multicap & HDFC Balanced)
3) L&T Hybrid Equity Fund (Erstwhile L & T India prudence fund)
4) Reliance Equity Hybrid Fund (Erstwhile Reliance Regular Savings Balanced)

 

Hybrid – Equity Savings

1) ABSL Equity Savings
2) HDFC Equity Savings Fund
3) L&T Equity Savings Fund

 

Hybrid – Dynamic Asset Allocation/ Balanced Advantage

1) ABSL Balanced Advantage Fund
2) ICICI Balanced Advantage Fund

 

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PLEASE READ THIS :
  • Asset Allocation is a MUST.
  • Above is just a list of Shortlisted Funds based on our internal research.
  • Selecting scheme of Mutual Fund is only half job done. How much amount to Invest in which Scheme is very crucial.
  • Investment decisions depend upon your Goals, Investment horizon, Risk profile, Existing Investments and various other factors.
  • Investing is a Serious Business, Don’t do it randomly.
  • Review periodically & Rebalance as and when required.
  • Have a reasonable expectation of Returns on your portfolio. Over Expectations hurt!
  • When you invest in Equity, give it time to perform atleast that much as you give your Gold and Real Estate. 🙂
  • If required, Take help of Financial Advisor to achive your Financial Goals (Even Virat Kohli and Lionel Messi have coaches to guide them)

 

CA Nitesh Buddhadev

CA Mitsu Buddhadev

Nimit Wealth Management

You may reach out to us at info@nimitwealthmanagement.com for any queries, suggestions or feedback.

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Thoughtful Thursday #06 – Are you KYG (Know Your Goal) Compliant..?

As you all are aware, without KYC you cannot start your investment. I wish it was equally mandatory to have KYG (Know Your Goals) !

As we believe,  “People Don’t plan to fail but They Fail to plan..”

Everyone has their own list of Goals such as vacations, child’s education, child’s marriage, a bigger house, a holiday home, a dream car, a peaceful retirement, etc. All of these Goals, have a financial implication. To accomplish these, we either take a loan or make an investment or a combination of both.

Generally, following are the Goals as per human life cycle.

Definition of SMART Goals

Lets make it more Simple. Ask yourself following 4 questions for SMART Goal setting.

We will see one example of setting a SMART Goal.

Say, Mr. Kapoor has a daughter aged 3 years. One of the Goals he is considering in the Financial Plan is Child’s Education.

Goal Details Post Graduation
Fund Required at Today’s Cost  Rs 15,00,000
Child’s Age will be 21 years
Goal Year 2036
Inflation
(Education Inflation is considered @10% based on data available)
10%
Future Value (Corpus Required in 2036)  Rs 83,50,000

YES! You read it right, Rs 15,00,000 Today will cost you approx Rs 83,50,000 in 2036.

So, if the Goals are not appropriately set we may have to use our Retirement Corpus or other investments for this Goal and I am sure no one will allow their child’s education to suffer because of lack of funds. But what we will compromise here as our Retirement Corpus will also impact us in Future. So take caution in setting Financial Goals.

The SMART Goal here in the example is : Mr. Kapoor requires Rs 83,50,000 in 2036 for his daughter’s  Post Graduation. Now, Mr. Kapoor has 3 choices to achieve this Goal:

Particulars % in CAGR*
7% 10% 12%
Monthly Investment Required                  19,400               13,900                  11,000
OR
Invest Lumpsum             23,95,000             14,11,000               9,94,000

*Compunded Annual Growth Rate

This is one of the many Goals Mr. Kapoor will consider as a part of his Financial Plan.

Guys, Please Remember, its Personal Finance, always personalise it. Define your own Goals and get a customised Financial Plan for yourself. What may be applicable to one person may not be applicable to another.

We will help you to set your Financial Goals and Develop a customised Financial Plan for yourself. For more details contact us at info@nimitwealthmanagement.com

CA Nitesh Buddhadev

CA Mitsu Buddhadev

NIMIT Wealth Management

You may reach out to us at info@nimitwealthmanagement.com for any queries, suggestions or feedback.

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