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Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund

Type or nature of fund

Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund is an open ended growth scheme.

Investment objective

The investment objective of Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund scheme is to generate medium to long term capital growth by investing predominantly in a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related securities of top 100 companies as measured by market capitalization.

Fund information

Inception date

24th October, 2005

CRISIL rank

Scheme is ranked 1 under large cap-oriented equity funds and under consistent performers- equity funds as on July 2015.

Plans

Regular and Direct.

Options

Dividend

Growth

Schemes

  • Growth
  • Dividend
  • Direct Growth
  • Direct Dividend

Entry load

N.A.

Exit load

1% if scheme is redeemed or if you switch the units out within 365 days from the date of allotment.

Nil if scheme is redeemed or if you switch the units out after 365 days from the date of allotment.

Exit Load is NIL for units issued in Bonus & Dividend Reinvestment.

Minimum investment

Minimum Investment: Rs.5,000

Additional Purchase: Rs.1000

Repurchase: In multiples of Re.1.

SIP

Monthly minimum: Rs.1,000.

Product label – Risk and target investors

Risk : Moderately high risk

Target Investors: This product is suitable for investors who are seeking long term capital growth and who want to investment in equity and equity related securities of top 100 companies as measured by market capitalisation.

Benchmark

CNX Nifty is the benchmark.

CNX Nifty is a well diversified 50 stock index. It accounts for 23 sectors of the economy. This index is used for variety of purposes such as benchmarking fund portfolios, index based derivatives and index funds. CNX Nifty is owned and managed by India Index Services and Products Limited.

SWP

N.A.

STP

Daily Systematic Transfer Plan is available for Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund

Redemption

Within 10 working days of the receipt of the redemption request.

Taxation (on investment and on redemption)

Investor must consult with his tax adviser with respect to the specific tax implications arising out of his participation in this scheme.

Fund manager

Mr.Mahesh Patil handles the Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund. He has over 23 years of experience in fund management, equity research and corporate finance. Before joining Birla Sun Life, he worked for Reliance Infocom Ltd. in Business Strategy. He is now the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Birla Sun Life. He currently manages large-cap funds. He is an engineer from VJTI, Mumbai and also has a MBA in Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and he is a charter holder from ICFAI, Hyderabad as well.

Investment philosophy or strategy

Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund scheme adopts a bottom-up approach to investing. The investment emphasis is to identify companies with strong competitive position in good businesses, and having quality managements. The scheme selects stocks from within the investment universe based on the following criteria:

  • Visionary and trustworthy management with established track record
  • Nature and stability of business
  • Prospects for future growth and scalability
  • Financial discipline and returns
  • Valuations and growth potential

Portfolio – Sector / Top 10 holdings

Issuer

Sector

Percentage

HDFC Bank Ltd.

Banking/ Finance

6.15

Reliance Industries Ltd.

Oil & Gas

4

Infosys Ltd.

IT

3.79

ICICI Bank Ltd.

Banking/ Finance

3.43

IndusInd Bank Ltd.

Banking/ Finance

3.25

Axis Bank Ltd.

Banking/ Finance

3.10

Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Engineering

2.97

Tech Mahindra Ltd.

IT

2.67

ITC Ltd.

Tobacco

2.45

HCL Technologies Ltd.

IT

2.44

Risk measures

Sharpe

As on 31st July, 2015 it is 1.25

Alpha

N.A.

Beta

As on 31st July, 2015 it is 1.01

Standard Deviation

As on 31st July, 2015 it is 14.83%.

Performance

AUM for April- June 2015

Rs.1,529.26 crores

NAV (as on 30th June, 2015)

Regular Plan-
  • Growth: Rs.44.7128
  • Dividend: Rs.16.8203
Direct Plan-
  • Growth: Rs.45.6130
  • Dividend: Rs.25.9843

Returns and Benchmark comparison

Date

Scheme returns

CNX Nifty

S&P BSE Sensex

Since Inception (till 30th June, 2015)

16.19

13.79

13.83

30th June, 2014- 30th June, 2015

15.71

9.95

9.31

30th June, 2013- 30th June, 2014

49.54

30.28

31.03

30th June, 2012- 30th June, 2013

11.55

10.67

11.28

Expenses

Daily Net assets

Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund expenses

First 100 crores

2.50%

Next 300 crores

2.25%

Next 300 crores

2%

Balance assets

1.75%

Expert view of the fund + outlook

Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund is managed by Mahesh Patil who has over 23 years of experience. This plan is suitable for funding your child’s education or your child’s marriage, for planning your retirement or to buy a house. This scheme is not suitable for creating wealth or to meet your short term needs. This is a good time to enter into this scheme. If the markets are falling, do not panic and withdraw your money. Keep your eye on the long term goal and stick it out. The returns offered by mutual funds are tax free provided that you do not withdraw the money within a year. This scheme does not qualify for Section 80C ELSS benefit.

How to apply – online + distributors

You can buy the Birla Sun Life Top 100 Fund through both the online and offline platforms.

For applying through the online platform, visit the Mutual Fund Birla Sun Life webpage. You will get an option to invest online or you can also ask for an advisor. To invest online, you need to key in your username or your folio number and your password that has been provided to you. You also need to key in your PAN card details as and when required.

In order to apply offline, you will have to physically approach the Birla Sun Life branch and submit your KYC form, after which you will have to fill up the application forms and then submit it at the respective counter. When you approach the bank, you can meet with the executive in charge and find out more about the scheme that you are applying for and then take an informed decision on which scheme that would best suit your needs.

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