Diversified Tata Equity P/E Fund outperforms the benchmark across three, five, seven and 10-year trailing periods
Launched in June 2004, Tata Equity P/E Fund was classified as a diversified equity fund in CRISIL Mutual Fund Rankings (CMFR) up to December 2017. Subsequent to the reclassification of mutual funds by Sebi, the fund was repositioned as a value fund and was ranked in the top 30 percentile in the value/contra funds category of CMFR in the last three quarters ended September 2018.
Sonam Udasi and Amey Sathe have been managing the fund since April 2016 and June 2018 respectively. The investment objective of the scheme is to provide reasonable and regular income and/or possible capital appreciation to its unit holders. The fund’s month-end assets under management (AUM) increased from Rs 611 crore in November 2015 to Rs 4,746 crore in October 2018.
The fund has outperformed the benchmark (S&P BSE Sensex TRI) across the past three, five, seven and 10-year trailing periods and the category (represented by funds ranked in the value/contra funds category in the CMFR - September 2018) across the past two, three, five, seven and 10-year trailing periods.
An investment of Rs 10,000 in the fund on June 29, 2004 (inception of the fund) would have grown to Rs 1,26,908 (19.32% CAGR) on November 14, 2018 vis-a-vis the benchmark’s Rs 89,614 (16.47% CAGR) and the category’s Rs 1,19,234 (18.8% CAGR).
A monthly investment of Rs 10,000 via a systematic investment plan for 10 years would have grown to Rs 27.51 lakh (XIRR 15.96%). A similar investment in the benchmark would have grown to Rs 22.17 lakh (XIRR 11.9%).
The fund delivered higher average daily returns over the past three years compared with the benchmark and peers at the expense of higher volatility than the benchmark.
The fund has invested across market capitalisation with predominant allocation to large caps ranging from 32.6% to 74.19% (averaging 49.71%) in the past three years. Exposure to mid- and small-cap stocks averaged 23.76% and 18.41%, respectively, during this period.
At a sectoral level, the top five sectors formed 49.65% of the fund’s equity portfolio, on average, in three years. The finance sector was the largest constituent of the equity portfolio in the past three years, followed by banks, auto, power, and software. --- Crisil Research
This article was first published in DNA as 'Tata Equity P/E Fund aims to provide income, increase capital'
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