Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced new and broad categories in Mutual Funds in order to bring uniformity in similar schemes launched by the different Mutual Funds. This is to aim and ensure that investors can find it easier to compare the products and evaluate the different options available before Investing in a scheme.
SEBI intends to make Mutual Fund investment easier for the investors so that investors could invest according to their needs, Financial goals and risk ability. SEBI has circulated new Mutual Fund categorisation on 6th October 2017. This mandates Mutual Fund Houses to categories all their equity schemes (existing & future scheme) into 10 distinct categories. SEBI has also introduced 16 new categories in debt mutual fund.
SEBI has set a clear classification as to what is a large cap, mid cap and small cap:
|Large cap company||1st to 100th company in terms of full market capitalization|
|Mid cap company||101st to 250th company in terms of full market capitalization|
|Small cap company||251st company onwards in terms of full market capitalization|
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These are the funds that predominantly invest in the large-cap stocks. The exposure in large-cap stocks has to be a minimum 80 percent of the scheme’s total assets.
These are the schemes that invest in both large & mid cap stocks. These funds will invest a minimum of 35 percent each in mid and large cap stocks.
This is a scheme that mainly invests in mid-cap stocks. The scheme will invest 65 percent of its total assets in mid-cap stocks.
The portfolio should have at least 65 percent of its total assets in small-cap stocks.
This equity scheme invests across market cap, i.e., large cap, mid cap and small cap. A minimum of 65 percent of its total assets should be allocated to equities.
Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) is a tax saving fund that comes with a lock-in period of three years. A minimum of 80 percent of its total assets has to be invested in equities.
This fund will predominantly invest in dividend yielding stocks. This scheme will invest a minimum 65 percent of its total assets in equities, but in dividend yielding stocks.
This is an equity fund that will follow the value investment strategy.
This equity scheme will follow the contrarian investment strategy. Value/Contra will invest at least 65 percent of its total assets in equities, but a Mutual Fund house can either offer a value fund or a contra fund, but not both.
This fund will focus on large, mid, small or multi-cap stocks, but can have a maximum of 30 stocks. focused fund can invest at least 65 percent of its total assets in equities.
These are the funds that invest in a particular sector or a theme. At least 80 percent of the total assets of these schemes will be invested in a particular sector or theme.
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₹650 7.6 35.1 102.6 20.4 13.7 6.3 L&T Emerging Businesses Fund Growth ₹44.171
₹7,594 13.4 44.4 102.4 22.5 18.2 15.5 DSP BlackRock Natural Resources and New Energy Fund Growth ₹57.096
₹735 12.8 27.7 98.9 22.2 17.2 11.5 Franklin Build India Fund Growth ₹66.2742
₹1,123 13.6 38.7 91.8 22.5 14.5 5.4 Aditya Birla Sun Life Small Cap Fund Growth ₹56.6084
₹3,005 8 34.5 85.3 20.1 11.9 19.8 IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund Growth ₹99.19
₹3,439 15 32.9 82.1 24.5 18.2 18.7 SBI Small Cap Fund Growth ₹102.896
₹10,191 9.5 29.5 76.3 28.7 21.6 33.6 Aditya Birla Sun Life Banking And Financial Services Fund Growth ₹40.74
₹2,183 13.3 30 70.3 18.8 12.7 1.1 ICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services Fund Growth ₹88.89
₹5,101 9.3 30.8 67.7 18.2 13.7 -5.5 Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund Growth ₹186.13
₹3,123 14.1 32.1 67.5 24.8 17.2 22.3 Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 20 Oct 21
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