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Edelweiss Asset Management Limited, one of India’s leading AMCs unveiled the launch of three NFOs in the equity passive category. Open-ended equity schemes that replicate the Nifty Next 50 Index, Nifty Midcap 150 Momentum 50 Index, and Nifty Smallcap 250 Index are the Edelweiss Nifty Next 50 Index Fund, Edelweiss Nifty Midcap 150 Momentum 50 Index Fund, and Edelweiss Nifty Smallcap 250 Index Fund, respectively. The new fund offerings (NFOs) are available for subscription from November 10 until November 24, 2022.

Radhika Gupta, MD and CEO, Edelweiss AMC, commented on the launch of the NFO, “Edelweiss AMC has successfully placed itself amongst the leaders in the passive funds category and is today managing the largest portfolio of passive debt funds. The launch of three new equity index funds further strengthens our product portfolio within our passive fund offerings. With these products, we intend to reach out to a larger investor base and offer best-in-class solutions for the investor needs."

NFO benefits

Edelweiss AMC has said in a statement that “These 3-equity passive index funds can be used to create your own low-cost multi-cap portfolio. The combo allocation allows you to get exposure in high-growth companies (via Edelweiss Nifty Next 50 Index Fund), rule-based Momentum play in Midcap space (Edelweiss Nifty Midcap 150 Momentum 50 Index Fund), and companies that are emerging leaders (Edelweiss Nifty Smallcap 250 Index Fund). A key benefit for an investor to invest via combo allocation is that it allows diversification across sectors and market cap with low cost."

The AMC has further said in a release that “Such combo helps to improve the risk-adjusted returns for investors and has consistently (Trailing and Rolling basis) outperformed Category Average Flexicap Funds and Nifty 500 Index TRI. This may also provide a much-needed boost, in terms of returns to the portfolio. Investors can also be better off investing in these combos through a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)."

Objectives of the scheme

According to the AMC, Edelweiss Nifty Next 50 Index Fund will aim to replicate the constituents of the Nifty Next 50 Index. 50 companies from NIFTY 100 are selected after excluding the constituents of the NIFTY 50 Index. Their weights are assigned based on the companies’ free-float market cap.

Edelweiss Nifty Midcap 150 Momentum 50 Index Fund will aim to replicate the constituents of the Nifty Midcap 150 Momentum 50 Index. The index consists of 50 companies based on the highest Momentum Score. This is derived from the last six & twelve months’ price returns adjusted for volatility. Weights are derived by multiplying the stock’s free-float market cap with the momentum score. Each stock in the index is capped at the lower of 5% or 5 times the weight of the stock in the index based only on free-float market capitalization.

Edelweiss Nifty Small cap 250 Index Fund will aim to replicate the constituents of Nifty Small cap 250 Index. The selection of stocks will be based on 250 companies representing the companies ranked 251-500 from the NIFTY 500 Index. Weights are assigned based on the free-float market cap of the stocks, said Edelweiss AMC in a release.

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