Nippon India Long Term Equity Fund

Overview of Nippon India Long Term Equity Fund (Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund)

Nippon India Long Term Equity Fund, as the name itself suggests, is a long-term mutual fund scheme primarily aimed at invetsment in equity and equity related securities. However, since January 2015, the name of the mutual fund scheme has been changed to Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund and the benchmark of the fund has been changed from S&P BSE 200 Index to S&P BSE Mid-cap Index.

  • Type or nature of fund

    Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund is an open-ended diversified equity scheme.

  • Investment objective

    Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund seeks as primary objective, long-term capital appreciation as well as long-term growth opportunities by investing predominantly in equity, equity related securities and derivatives. The fund aims to invest basically in small and mid cap company stocks. Secondary objective of this mutual fund scheme is to generate consistent returns by investing in debt instruments and other money market securities.

  • Fund Information
    Inception date •27th December 2006
    CRISIL rank •4 in Small & Mid Cap Fund categories
    Options Growth and Investment Plans
    Schemes

    Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund - Direct Plan (D)

    Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund (D)

    Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund (G)

    Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund - Direct Plan (G)

    Magnum Institutional Income - Investment Plan (D)

    Nippon India Small Cap Fund (Bonus)

    Entry load NA
    Exit load 1% if redeemed before completion of 1 year, NIL if units are redeemed after completion of 1 year from the date of allotment of units
    Minimum investment Rs.5000and then in multiples of Re.1 and Rs.1000 (plus multiples of Re.1) for exiting customers who wish to make additional investment
    SIP

    Systematic Investment Plan or SIP scheme is available for Nippon India Long Term Equity Fund. Following are the investment amounts permissible for this.

    Minimum investment amount for investing in SIP for Nippon India Regular Savings Plan is listed below:

    1. Rs.100/- per month then in multiples of Re. 1/- for minimum 60 months
    2. Rs.500/- per month then in multiples of Re. 1/- for minimum 12 months
    3. Rs.1000/- per month then in multiples of Re. 1/- for minimum 6 months
    4. Rs.500/- per quarter then in multiples of Re. 1/- for minimum 12 quarters
    5. Rs.1500/- per quarter then in multiples of Re. 1/- for minimum 4 quarters
    6. Rs. 5000/- per year then in multiples of Rs. 500/- for minimum 2 years
    Product label – Risk and target investors Moderately High, most suitable for investors who want long-term capital appreciation and are willing to take a higher risk
    Benchmark S&P BSE Mid Cap Index
    SWP Yes, Available
    STP Yes, Available
    Redemption Nippon India Mid & Small Cap mutual fund units can be redeemed by placing a valid redemption request with the fund provider. Depending upon the request submission date, redemption of units is processed within a maximum of 10 working days. However, usually a standard redemption request gets processed in 3-4 days.
    Taxation Applicable taxes depend upon the type of mutual fund scheme availed and the amount and time of redemption of units. However, it is in the best interest of investors to consult a tax adviser for computation of applicable tax before redemption of units.
  • Fund manager

    Sunil Singhania:

    Mr. Sunil Singhania has been in the business of tracking and managing equity investments for the past 20 years. He endeavors to offer customers mutual funds that are not only smart investment choices but also offer substantial risk-adjusted returns. Sunil Singhania is a graduate from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai after which he completed CFA course, USA as well as ICAI for Chartered Accountancy. He also secured an all India rank in the CA course.

    Other funds managed by Mr. Sunil Singhania:

    • Nippon India Growth Fund
    • Nippon India Small Cap Fund
    • Nippon India Diversified Power Sector Fund
  • Investment philosophy or strategy

    Following is the philosophy and strategy on which Nippon India Long Term Equity or Nippon India Mid Small Cap Fund is based.

    • Aimed at investing in small cap holdings in order to balance out the risk-return equation
    • Concentrated focus on mid and small cap stocks
    • Parameters like valuation, earnings and price of stock are taken into account in order to diversify risks and returns in a volatile market
    • Since it is an open-ended fund it has the flexibility to be aggresive
  • Portfolio – Sector / Top 10 holdings

    Following are the stcoks in which Nippon India Mid Small ap is invested currently.

    HOLDING ASSET TYPE ALLOCATION(%) SECTOR
    UNITED SPIRITS LTD Equity 4.93% Consumer Non-durables
    SUNDARAM FINANCE Equity 3.69% Finance
    ABBOTT INDIA LTD Equity 3.35% Pharma
    HDFC Bank Ltd. Equity 3.10% Banks
    TUBE INVESTMENTS OF INDIA LTD Equity 2.94% Finance
    ADITYA BIRLA NUVO LTD Equity 2.90% Conglomerates
    MULTI COMMODITY EXCHANGE OF INDIA LTD Equity 2.63% Miscellaneous
    CREDIT ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH LIMITED Equity 2.61% Miscellaneous
    REDINGTON (INDIA) LTD Equity 2.51% IT
    GREAVES COTTON LTD Equity 2.50% Engineering & Capital Goods
  • Risk measures –
    •Sharpe Ratio •0.18
    •Alpha •NA
    •Beta •NA
    •Portfolio Turnover Ratio •NA
  • Fund Performance
    •AUM •Rs. 2,303.33 crores
    •NAV •19.13
    •Expenses, expense ratio •NA

    Benchmark Comparison

    Following is the benchmark comparison for Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund as per data from May 29th, 2015.

    Compounded Annualised Returns Scheme Returns % Benchmark Returns %
    Returns for the last 1 year 10.23 8.09
    Returns for the last 3 years 11.59 5.64
    Returns for the last 5 years 6.03 4.28
    Returns since inception (Inception date October 08, 1995) 7.45 4.88

    Absolute Returns for 1, 3 and 5 years are mentioned above.

Expert view of the fund

Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund invests your money majorly in stocks of mid and small cap companies. Exposure to large cap funds is limited since it only lends stability to the potfolio while actual returns are realized via small and mid cap stocks. This fund is ideal for investors looking for long term capital growth and for those who want to invest in equity and equity related products and securities.

How to apply for Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund

Application form for Nippon India Mid & Small Cap Fund can be filled both online or offline. For online application you will need to visit the Nippon India Mutual Fund website wherein existing users can log in using their existing credentials. New users can first generate a log in and then enter the online portal. Online application form can then be filled and submiited.

For offline application of Nippon India mutual fund, users need to visit any of the Nippon India Mutual Fudn offices and fill up a physical application form. You then need to submit this form along with other rqeuired documents. Services of a mutual fund expert can be availed by calling up Nippon India Mutual Funds. This expert will let you know everything about mutual funds and the respective schemes available and will guide you through the whole application process.

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