SBI Blue Chip Fund and Mirae Asset India Equity Fund both belong to the Large Cap Category of Equity Funds. These schemes invest their accumulated fund money in shares of large-cap companies whose market capitalization is more than INR 10,000 crores. These companies are also known as blue chip companies and are considered to be the market leaders in their industries. They do provide a steady growth and returns on yearly basis. A lot of people resort to large-cap companies during economic downturns as their share prices are not much volatile. Though both SBI Blue Chip Fund and Mirae Asset India Equity Fund belong to the same category of equity fund yet; they exhibit different attributes. So, let us understand the differences between both the schemes through this article.
SBI Blue Chip Fund is offered by SBI Mutual Fund under Large Cap Category and was launched on February 14, 2006. This scheme uses S&P BSE 100 Index as its benchmark to build its portfolio. This objective of this scheme is to provide investors with capital growth in the long-term by Investing in shares of companies that form part of its benchmark index. Ms. Sohini Andani is the Fund Manager managing SBI Blue Chip Fund. As on January 31, 2018, some of the top constituents that form part of SBI Blue Chip Fund’s portfolio include HDFC Bank Limited, Larsen & Toubro Limited, ITC Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and State Bank of India.
Mirae Asset India Equity Fund (earlier known as Mirae Asset India Opportunities Fund) is an open-ended Large cap fund offered by Mirae Asset Mutual Fund. This scheme was launched in the year 2008 and it uses S&P BSE 200 Index as its base for constructing its portfolio. The scheme predominantly invests its fund money in equity and equity-related securities by taking advantage of possible investment opportunities and thereby generate capital appreciation in the long-term. Mirae Asset India Equity Fund ’s portfolio is constructed using core and tactical portions where core portion takes care of investing in quality business in the long run. On the other hand, the tactical portion tries to harness the advantages of short-to-medium term opportunities. Mirae Asset India Equity Fund is jointly managed by Mr. Neelesh Surana and Mr. Harshad Borawake.
Though both the schemes belong to the same category yet; there are differences between the same. So, let us understand the differences between SBI Blue Chip Fund and Mirae Asset India Equity Fund on various parameters which are classified into Basics Section, Performance Section, Yearly Performance Section, and Other Details Section.
This section compares parameters like Scheme Category, Fincash Ratings, Current NAV, and other related ones. To begin with the Scheme Category, it can be said that both the schemes belong to the same category, that is, Equity Large Cap. The next comparable parameter is Fincash Ratings. As per this parameter, the scheme offered by Mirae leads the race with 5-Star Rating while; the scheme offered by SBI is rated as a 4-Star Scheme. Also, the Current NAV of both the schemes is different. As on February 27, 2018, the NAV of Mirae Asset India Equity Fund was approximately INR 47 and of SBI Blue Chip Fund was approximately INR 38. The table given below summarizes the comparison of Basics Section between both the schemes.
Parameters Basics NAV Net Assets (Cr) Launch Date Rating Category Sub Cat. Category Rank Risk Expense Ratio Sharpe Ratio Information Ratio Alpha Ratio Benchmark Exit Load
The Performance Section compares the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) Returns between both the schemes at different time periods. Some of the time intervals that form part of performance section for which the comparison is made include 1 Month Return, 6 Month Return, 3 Year Return, and 5 Year Return. On a hindsight, the comparison between both the schemes shows that the returns generated by Mirae Asset India Equity Fund is higher than that of SBI Blue Chip Fund at various time intervals. The table given below shows the performance comparison of both the schemes.
Parameters Performance 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since launch
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Yearly Performance Section compares the absolute returns generated by both the schemes for a specific year. The comparison of yearly performance section also states that the returns generated by Mirae Asset India Equity Fund is higher than that of SBI Blue Chip Fund. The yearly performance section of both the schemes is tabulated as follows.
Parameters Yearly Performance 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Other Details Section is the last section in the comparison of both the schemes. The comparable elements forming part of this section include Minimum SIP Investment, Minimum Lumpsum Investment, AUM, Exit Load, and other parameters. To being with Minimum SIP Investment, it can be said that the SIP investment amount is different for both the schemes. For Mirae’s scheme, the minimum SIP amount is INR 1,000 and for SBI’s scheme, it is INR 500. However, the Minimum Lumpsum Amount for investment in both the schemes is same, that is, INR 1,000. The comparison of AUM portrays different AUM for both the schemes. As on January 31, 2018, the AUM of Mirae Asset India Equity Fund was approximately INR 6,612 crores while of SBI Blue Chip Fund was approximately INR 18,151 crores. The comparison summary of both the schemes is tabulated as follows.
Parameters Other Details Min SIP Investment Min Investment Fund Manager
Thus, from the above pointers, it can be said that there is a difference between both the schemes. As a result, individuals should be careful while choosing any of the schemes. They should understand the modalities of the scheme completely before investing in it. In addition, they should also ensure whether the scheme’s approach is in-line with their investment objectives or not. If required, you can even consult a financial advisor. This will help you ensure that your investment is safe and your objectives are met in a timely manner.
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