Axis Mutual Fund launches ‘Axis S&P 500 ETF Fund of Fund’
Kolkata: Axis Mutual Fund, one among the fastest growing fund houses in India, announced the launch of their New Fund Offer – Axis S&P 500 ETF Fund of Fund (an open ended fund of fund investing in Exchange Traded Funds replicating S&P 500 TRI, subject to tracking errors).
The new fund will adhere to the S&P 500 TRI (INR) benchmark. Vinayak Jayanath would be managing the fund and the minimum investment amount is Rs. 500 and in multiples of Re. 1/- thereafter. The exit load is as mentioned below:
· If redeemed/switched-out within 30 Days from the date of allotment – 0.25%
· If redeemed/switched-out within 30 Days of allotment – Nil
Understanding a Fund of Fund
Unlike a regular mutual fund that invests in distinct asset classes, a Fund of Fund invests in schemes of its own or other fund houses. In the case of international Fund of Funds, the fund manager invests in units of offshore mutual fund schemes by ensuring that the target fund’s investment philosophy and risk profile matches with that of the fund’s mandate.
Fund of Funds can be an interesting entry point for new as well as seasoned investors. In addition to diversification, investors may also benefit from the meticulously structured risk mitigation techniques.
Axis S&P 500 ETF Fund of Fund
Following a passive investment strategy, the Axis S&P 500 ETF Fund of Fund endeavours to invest at least 95% of the net assets in units/shares of overseas Exchange Traded Funds replicating S&P 500 TRI, subject to the availability of Eligible Investment Amount and the remaining in Debt and Money Market investments. The indicative list of overseas Exchange Traded Funds in which the Scheme proposes to invest is as follows
· iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF
· HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF
· SPDR® S&P® 500 UCITS ETF
The list of overseas Exchange Traded Funds provided is indicative and the Scheme can invest in any other overseas Exchange Traded Fund which shall have similar investment objective, investment strategy and benchmark. (Please refer to SID for detailed Asset Allocation & Investment Strategy and other scheme related features available at www.axismf.com).
Therefore, the investment objective of the newly launched fund is to replicate the performance of the S&P 500 TRI by investing in Exchange Traded Funds replicating S&P 500 TRI, subject to tracking errors. However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be achieved. Given the mutual fund structure, investors can look to invest through various systematic options like SIPs, STP’s & lumpsum investments.