The Infrastructure Fund offered by ICICI Prudential is a fund that invest not only in the infrastructure sector but also in other sectors whose performance is related directly to the performance of the infrastructure sector. The returns potential of this fund is long term and is ideal for those who are willing to take a lot of risk with their investments. The investments in this fund are made mainly in equities.
Type or nature of fund
This is an open ended equity fund
The objective of this fund is to take advantage of the potential of the infrastructure sector of India and make investments that will provide returns in the long term. For this reason not only does the fund invest directly in infrastructure but also in the sectors that directly benefit from it.
|Inception date||31 August 2005|
|CRISIL rank||4 as of June 2015|
|Plans||Regular and Direct|
|Options||Growth and Dividend|
•ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund - Direct Plan - Dividend
•ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund - Direct Plan - Growth
•ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund - Regular Plan - Dividend
•ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund - Regular Plan - Growth
|Entry load||Nil however if the plan is taken through a distributor then an upfront commision may be paid by the investor to the distributor.|
|Exit load||1% if the amount being redeemed or switched has been invested for less than a year. No exit load is applied if the amount has been invested for more than a year.|
•Rs. 5,000 for first time investors in this fund. Increments can be in multiples of Re. 1
•Rs. 1,000 in case of additional investment by existing investors.
•Rs. 1,000 and 5 post dated cheques for monthly instalments.
•Rs. 5,000 and 3 post dated cheques for quarterly investments.
•The risk factor for this fund is High
•The ideal investor for this fund is someone looking for returns over a long term through investment in infrastructure.
CNX NIFTY Index
CNX NIFTY or Nifty 50 or Nifty is a free floating market capitalisation weighted index and is owned by India Index Services and Products. It covers 22 sectors from the Indian economy and also includes ETFs and exchange traded futures and options.
|SWP||Any systematic withdrawals in this plan have to be of a minimum amount of Rs. 500. They can be incremented in multiples of Re. 1.|
|Redemption||The minimum amount that can be withdrawn is Rs. 500 and multiples of it.|
- Education: ACA, Grad. CWA
- Past experience:
- Senior Fund Manager MF Equity, ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd –
- Fund Manager - International advisory, ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd
- Dealer, ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd.
- Equity Dealer/ Strategist, Sushil Finance Consultants Ltd.
- Other funds managed
- ICICI Prudential Balanced Fund – Equity Portion
- ICICI Prudential Top 200 Fund
- ICICI Prudential Exports and Other Services Fund
- ICICI Prudential Growth Fund – Series 2
- ICICI Prudential Growth Fund – Series 4
- ICICI Prudential Growth Fund – Series 5
- ICICI Prudential Growth Fund – Series 6
Investment philosophy or strategy
The philosophy with which this investment is made up of a “Top-Down” macro and “Bottom-Up” micro research which allows for investments to be made in sectors and companies that promise good growth in the future.
•Larsen & Toubro Ltd. 8.00%
•Sadbhav Engineering Ltd. 3.40%
•Ashoka Buildcon Ltd. 1.57%
•Supreme Infrastructure India Ltd. 1.27%
•GMR Infrastructure Ltd. 1.21%
•Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd. 0.95%
•Power Grid Corporation Of India Ltd. 5.19%
•Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. 3.79%
•NTPC Ltd. 2.27%
•CESC Ltd. 1.46%
•State Bank Of India 6.51%
•ICICI Bank Ltd. 5.64%
•IndusInd Bank Ltd. 1.52%
|Industrial Capital Goods
•Crompton Greaves Ltd. 2.84%
•Siemens Ltd. 1.96%
•ABB India Ltd. 1.15%
•Triveni Turbine Ltd. 1.02%
•Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. 0.58%
•Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. - Futures 4.63%
|Short Term Debt & Net Current Assets||6.85%|
•Gateway Distriparks Ltd. 2.19%
•Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd. 1.82%
•Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. 1.79%
•Cummins India Ltd. 3.36%
•Mahindra CIE Automotive Ltd. 1.33%
•WPIL Ltd. 0.68%
•Birla Corporation Ltd. 2.42%
•Ultratech Cement Ltd. 1.30%
•ACC Ltd. 0.84%
•Reliance Industries Ltd. 1.93%
•Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. 1.69%
•ITD Cementation India Ltd. 1.50%
•KNR Constructions Ltd. 1.32%
•IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd. 0.68%
|Std deviation||21.65% (annual)|
|AUM||Rs. 1754.70 crores (As of June 30, 2015)|
|NAV (As of June 30, 2015)|
•Regular Plan Growth Option: Rs. 41.59
•Regular Plan Dividend Option: Rs. 15.64
•Direct Plan Growth Option: Rs. 42.25
•Direct Plan Dividend Option: Rs. 16.58
•ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund - Direct Plan: 0.59
•ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund - Regular Plan:
| ||2014-2015 (Absolute Returns)||2013-2014 (Absolute Returns)||2012-2013 (Absolute Returns)||Compound Annual Growth Rate (Since Inception)|
|NAV (in Rs.)||38.03||23.62||24.79||-|
The growth in this fund has been such that if Rs. 10,000 had been invested in it at inception then its value today, assuming an NAV of about Rs. 10, would be Rs. 41,590 in the scheme. This is almost 6497 more than the returns provided by its benchmark. The returns provided by the benchmark would have been Rs. 35093.2.
Expert view of the fund
This is a fund that is ideal for anyone looking for long term returns and are ok with a high risk portfolio. This fund doesn't just invest only in the infrastructure but also in other sectors that are linked to it. This means that investments can even be made in sectors like oil and metals. This fund has underperformed its benchmark once in 2013-13 and in 2014-15 but it has also done very well in 2013-14 where its performance was almost double that of the benchmark. The stock selection that has happened thus far includes large cap companies and may ignore those that are perceived to have poor management and governance.
How to apply
To apply for this fund online, investors can visit the ICICI Prudential website and click on the tab meant for new and existing investors. The online portal allows investors to choose the funds they want to invest in and even their investment strategy, lump sum or SIP, and then make the payment. These payments can be made via online banking, NEFT/RTGS transfers and even via debit cards.
For others there is always the offline option where investors can approach the branch and fill out the appropriate forms to start investing. The branch can also put investors in touch with experts who can explain the investment in all it details and answer any questions that are put forth. Once all the formalities are completed, payments can be made towards the mutual fund via cheque or demand drafts.
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