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Business News/ Money / Personal Finance/  NFO Alert: Quant Mutual Fund launches BFSI Fund; all you need to know
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NFO Alert: Quant Mutual Fund launches BFSI Fund; all you need to know

Quant Mutual Fund announced the launch of the Quant BFSI Fund. The scheme opened for public subscription on June 01, 2023, and will close on June 14, 2023.

quant Mutual Fund announced the launch of the quant BFSI Fund.Premium
quant Mutual Fund announced the launch of the quant BFSI Fund.

Quant Mutual Fund announced the launch of the quant BFSI Fund, an open-ended equity scheme investing in banking and financial services-related sectors.

The scheme opened for public subscription on June 01, 2023, and will close on June 14, 2023. The scheme re-opens for continuous sale and repurchase within five business days from the date of allotment.

Q. What kind of mutual fund scheme is this?

This is an open-ended equity scheme investing in banking and financial services-related sectors.

Q. What is the main objective of investing in this fund?

The primary investment objective of the scheme is to generate consistent returns by investing in equity and equity-related instruments of banking and financial services. However, there is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be achieved.

Sandeep Tandon, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Quant Group said, “Quant BFSI Fund is designed to capitalize on the exciting prospects and potential growth within the banking and financial services industry including the fintech space, the quant BFSI fund presents a unique opportunity for you to maximize investment returns while diversifying your portfolio."

Q. How may one invest in this scheme?

Investors can invest under the scheme with a minimum investment of Rs 5000 per plan/option and in multiples of Re 1. There is no upper limit for investment.

Under normal circumstances, the asset allocation of the scheme will be as follows:

InstrumentsIndicative Allocations (% of total assets)Risk Profile
MinimumMaximum
Equity and equity-related instruments of companies engaged in Banking and Financial Services sector80%100%Very High
Equity and equity-related instruments of companies other than those engaged in Banking and Financial Services sector0%20%Very High
Debt and Money Market Instruments0%20%Low to Medium
Units issued by REITs and InvITs0%5%Very High
Foreign securities including ADRs0%20%Very High

Q. Are there similar mutual funds in the market?

To date, many asset management companies (AMCs) have launched such banking and financial institutions (BFSI) funds, thus, allowing inclined investors to avail of returns corresponding to the total returns of the securities in this particular index. These include:

Mutual Fund HouseName of the Fund
TATA Mutual FundTata Banking and Financial Services Fund
SBI Mutual FundSBI Banking and Financial Services Fund
Baroda BNP Paribas Mutual FundBaroda BNP Paribas Banking and Financial Services Fund
Taurus Mutual FundTaurus Banking and Financial Services Fund
ITI Mutual FundITI Banking and Financial Services Fund
Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual FundAditya Birla Sun Life Banking and Financial Services Fund
Nippon India Mutual FundNippon India Banking and Financial Services Fund
Mirae Asset Mutual FundMirae Asset Banking and Financial Services Fund
ICICI Prudential Mutual FundICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services Fund
HDFC Mutual FundHDFC Banking and Financial Services Fund 
IDBI Mutual FundIDBI Banking and Financial Services Fund 
Kotak Mahindra Mutual FundKotak Banking and Financial Services Fund
LIC Mutual FundLIC MF Banking and Financial Services Fund
Source: MoneyControl

Q. How will the scheme benchmark its performance?

The performance of the scheme will be benchmarked against the Nifty Financial Services TRI. The scheme is an equity fund investing in banking and financial services-related sectors. The Nifty Financial Services Index is designed to reflect the behaviour and performance of the Indian financial market which includes banks, financial institutions, housing finance, insurance companies, and other financial services companies.

The composition and methodology of the benchmark are such that, it is most suited for comparing the performance of quant BFSI fund. The AMC reserves the right to change the benchmark in the future if a benchmark better suited to the investment objective of the scheme is available.

Q. Are there any entry or exit loads to this scheme?

This scheme involves no “Entry Load", which means that investors do not have to pay anything to park their earnings in this scheme. The “Exit Load" is also “Nil".

Q. Who will manage this scheme?

Sandeep Tandon, Ankit Pande and Sanjeev Sharma are the designated fund managers of this scheme.

Q. Does the fund contain any inherent risk?

The scheme involves “Very High Risk" as per the details mentioned in the Scheme Information Document and is best suited to investors willing to understand that their principal will be subject to very high risk only. However, investors should consult their financial advisors if they doubt whether the product is suitable for them.

 

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Published: 01 Jun 2023, 02:30 PM IST
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