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8 Best International Mutual Funds 2020

Updated on May 24, 2020 , 74127 views

International Mutual Funds are funds that invest in foreign markets except for the investor’s country of residence. On the other hand, global fund invest in foreign markets as well as the investor’s country of residence. International Mutual Funds are also known as “foreign fund” and are a form of the ‘fund of funds’ strategy.

Master-Feeder-Structure

International Mutual Funds have become an attractive investment option for investors in the past few years due to the volatile local markets and an economy going through its ups and downs.

Background of International Mutual Funds in India

With the permission of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), International Mutual Funds opened up in India in 2007. Each fund is allowed to get a corpus of USD 500 million.

Master-Feeder Structure of International Mutual Funds

International Mutual Funds follow a master-feeder structure. A master-feeder structure is a three-tier structure where investors place their money in the feeder fund which then invests in the master fund. The master fund then invests the money in the market. A feeder fund is based on-shore i.e. in India, whereas, the master fund is based off-shore (in a foreign geography like Luxembourg etc).

A master fund can have multiple feeder funds. For example,

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Best International Mutual Funds to Invest in FY 20 - 21

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)Min SIP Investment3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2019 (%)
DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund Growth ₹19.1237
↓ -0.56
₹465 500 25.443.677.114.512.935.1
Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund Growth ₹39.6972
↑ 0.57
₹1,515 500 3.517.527.621.213.834.2
Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund Growth ₹18.1052
↑ 0.12
₹122 100 -35.518.517.6 31.8
ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund Growth ₹31.58
↑ 0.04
₹587 100 -5.30.717.415.811.634.3
DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund Growth ₹8.8757
↓ -0.23
₹30 500 0.15.5149.44.421.5
DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Growth ₹13.6579
↓ -0.05
₹29 500 -13.612.97.34.818.3
DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund Growth ₹27.3323
↓ -0.25
₹260 500 -5.1011.811.99.627.5
Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A Growth ₹22.4752
↑ 0.05
₹76 1,000 -2.1-3.39.311524.7
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 22 May 20
*Funds having net assets of 10 crore of more and sorted on last one year return.

1. DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund

"The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units of MLIIF - WGF. The Scheme may, at the discretion of the Investment Manager, also invest in the units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes, which may constitute a significant part of its corpus. The Scheme may also invest a certain portion of its corpus in money market securities and/or units of money market/liquid schemes of DSP Merrill Lynch Mutual Fund, in order to meet liquidity requirements from time to time. However, there is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized."

DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 14 Sep 07. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 5.2% since its launch.  Ranked 11 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 35.1% , 2018 was -10.7% and 2017 was -4% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund

DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 14 Sep 07
NAV (22 May 20) ₹19.1237 ↓ -0.56   (-2.86 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹465 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.67
Sharpe Ratio 1.19
Information Ratio -1.14
Alpha Ratio -9.76
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 15₹10,000
30 Apr 16₹12,956
30 Apr 17₹11,652
30 Apr 18₹11,000
30 Apr 19₹10,355
30 Apr 20₹16,824

DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹415,684.
Net Profit of ₹115,684
Invest Now

Returns for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 13.3%
3 Month 25.4%
6 Month 43.6%
1 Year 77.1%
3 Year 14.5%
5 Year 12.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 5.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 35.1%
2018 -10.7%
2017 -4%
2016 52.7%
2015 -18.5%
2014 -3%
2013 -41.5%
2012 -5.8%
2011 -2.6%
2010 29%
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Jay Kothari1 Mar 137.09 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials94.46%
Industrials0.42%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.94%
Equity95.76%
Debt0.02%
Other1.28%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Gold I2
Investment Fund | -
99%₹463 Cr1,437,366
↑ 113,283
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
16%₹76 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
16%-₹73 Cr

2. Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund

The Fund seeks to provide capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units of Franklin U. S. Opportunities Fund, an overseas Franklin Templeton mutual fund, which primarily invests in securities in the United States of America.

Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 6 Feb 12. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 18.1% since its launch.  Ranked 6 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 34.2% , 2018 was 6.5% and 2017 was 18.1% .

Below is the key information for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund

Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund
Growth
Launch Date 6 Feb 12
NAV (22 May 20) ₹39.6972 ↑ 0.57   (1.47 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,515 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.74
Sharpe Ratio 0.63
Information Ratio -0.1
Alpha Ratio -1.46
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-3 Years (1%),3 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 15₹10,000
30 Apr 16₹9,549
30 Apr 17₹10,773
30 Apr 18₹13,124
30 Apr 19₹15,714
30 Apr 20₹18,160

Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹426,080.
Net Profit of ₹126,080
Invest Now

Returns for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 10.7%
3 Month 3.5%
6 Month 17.5%
1 Year 27.6%
3 Year 21.2%
5 Year 13.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 18.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 34.2%
2018 6.5%
2017 18.1%
2016 -0.8%
2015 8.8%
2014 8.4%
2013 55.2%
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund
NameSinceTenure
Pyari Menon26 Sep 190.51 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology26.11%
Financial Services16.7%
Health Care15.42%
Consumer Cyclical11.35%
Communication Services7.4%
Real Estate7.31%
Industrials7.29%
Consumer Defensive3.09%
Basic Materials0.6%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.17%
Equity95.26%
Other3.57%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Franklin US Opportunities I(acc)USD
Investment Fund | -
100%₹1,516 Cr3,901,279
↑ 66,193
Call, Cash & Other Assets
Receivables | -
0%-₹1 Cr

3. Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund

The primary investment objective of Reliance US Equity Opportunities Fund is to provide long term capital appreciation to investors by primarily investing in equity and equity related securities of companies listed on recognized stock exchanges in the US and the secondary objective is to generate consistent returns by investing in debt and money market securities in India. However, there can be no assurance or guarantee that the investment objective of the scheme will be achieved.

Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 23 Jul 15. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 13.1% since its launch.  Return for 2019 was 31.8% , 2018 was 7.7% and 2017 was 16.9% .

Below is the key information for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund

Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund
Growth
Launch Date 23 Jul 15
NAV (22 May 20) ₹18.1052 ↑ 0.12   (0.66 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹122 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating Not Rated
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.62
Sharpe Ratio 0.4
Information Ratio 0.3
Alpha Ratio 0.96
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 16₹10,188
30 Apr 17₹11,171
30 Apr 18₹13,265
30 Apr 19₹15,992
30 Apr 20₹17,582

Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹470,047.
Net Profit of ₹170,047
Invest Now

Returns for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 11%
3 Month -3%
6 Month 5.5%
1 Year 18.5%
3 Year 17.6%
5 Year
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 13.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 31.8%
2018 7.7%
2017 16.9%
2016 8.2%
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund
NameSinceTenure
Anju Chhajer23 Jul 154.69 Yr.
Kinjal Desai25 May 181.85 Yr.

Data below for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Consumer Cyclical23.74%
Health Care23.63%
Communication Services17.52%
Financial Services13.99%
Technology11.95%
Energy4.45%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash5.61%
Equity95.28%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Microsoft Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | MSFT
6%₹8 Cr5,836
↑ 557
Amazon.com Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | AMZN
6%₹7 Cr375
↑ 42
Facebook Inc A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 16 | FB
6%₹7 Cr4,488
↑ 555
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
6%₹7 Cr
Mastercard Inc A (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | MA
6%₹7 Cr3,277
↑ 383
IQVIA Holdings Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 17 | IQV
6%₹7 Cr6,292
↑ 757
O'Reilly Automotive Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | ORLY
5%₹6 Cr2,221
↑ 266
AmerisourceBergen Corp (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 May 16 | ABC
5%₹6 Cr9,104
↑ 1,116
UnitedHealth Group Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 17 | UNH
5%₹6 Cr2,788
↑ 343
Lowe's Companies Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 16 | LOW
5%₹6 Cr7,667
↑ 1,025

4. ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund

The investment objective of ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund is to provide long term capital appreciation to investors by primarily investing in equity and equity related securities (including ADRs/GDRs issued by Indian and foreign companies) of companies listed on New York Stock Exchange and/or NASDAQ. However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized.

ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 6 Jul 12. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 15.7% since its launch.  Ranked 7 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 34.3% , 2018 was 5.2% and 2017 was 14.1% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund

ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 6 Jul 12
NAV (22 May 20) ₹31.58 ↑ 0.04   (0.13 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹587 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.08
Sharpe Ratio 0.55
Information Ratio 0.13
Alpha Ratio 3.54
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-3 Months (3%),3-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 15₹10,000
30 Apr 16₹10,387
30 Apr 17₹11,325
30 Apr 18₹12,993
30 Apr 19₹15,549
30 Apr 20₹17,443

ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹405,518.
Net Profit of ₹105,518
Invest Now

Returns for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.8%
3 Month -5.3%
6 Month 0.7%
1 Year 17.4%
3 Year 15.8%
5 Year 11.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 15.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 34.3%
2018 5.2%
2017 14.1%
2016 11.6%
2015 0.7%
2014 12.7%
2013 45.7%
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rohan Maru19 Sep 136.53 Yr.
Priyanka Khandelwal30 Jun 172.75 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care18.23%
Industrials16.13%
Financial Services15.58%
Technology15.57%
Consumer Defensive11.32%
Consumer Cyclical10.19%
Communication Services5.16%
Basic Materials2.55%
Energy1.41%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.35%
Equity96.13%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Amazon.com Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 16 | AMZN
6%₹33 Cr1,763
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹26 Cr
Raytheon Technologies Corp (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 20 | RTX
3%₹20 Cr40,221
↑ 17,522
ServiceNow Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | NOW
3%₹19 Cr7,102
Pfizer Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 19 | PFE
3%₹18 Cr62,531
Gilead Sciences Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 May 16 | GILD
3%₹17 Cr26,635
Kellogg Co (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | K
3%₹16 Cr32,946
↑ 2,265
Merck & Co Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | MRK
3%₹16 Cr27,126
Facebook Inc A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | FB
3%₹16 Cr10,419
Boeing Co (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 20 | BA
3%₹16 Cr14,790
↑ 10,332

5. DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek capital appreciation by investing predominantly in the units of BlackRock Global Funds – World Mining Fund. The Scheme may, at the discretion of the Investment Manager, also invest in the units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes, which may constitute a significant part of its corpus. The Scheme may also invest a certain portion of its corpus in money market securities and/or money market/liquid schemes of DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund, in order to meet liquidity requirements from time to time.

DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 29 Dec 09. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of -1.1% since its launch.  Ranked 19 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 21.5% , 2018 was -9.4% and 2017 was 21.1% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund

DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund
Growth
Launch Date 29 Dec 09
NAV (22 May 20) ₹8.8757 ↓ -0.23   (-2.52 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹30 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.68
Sharpe Ratio 0.12
Information Ratio -1.23
Alpha Ratio -4.18
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 15₹10,000
30 Apr 16₹8,679
30 Apr 17₹9,301
30 Apr 18₹11,857
30 Apr 19₹11,370
30 Apr 20₹11,593

DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹340,450.
Net Profit of ₹40,450
Invest Now

Returns for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 11.3%
3 Month 0.1%
6 Month 5.5%
1 Year 14%
3 Year 9.4%
5 Year 4.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch -1.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 21.5%
2018 -9.4%
2017 21.1%
2016 49.7%
2015 -36%
2014 -21%
2013 -14.1%
2012 -0.9%
2011 -15.1%
2010 25.3%
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund
NameSinceTenure
Jay Kothari1 Mar 137.09 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials87.99%
Financial Services2.02%
Industrials1.43%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash6.53%
Equity91.44%
Debt0.07%
Other1.96%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Mining I2
Investment Fund | -
98%₹29 Cr99,199
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
3%₹1 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

6. DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units of BlackRock Global Funds - Global Allocation Fund (BGF - GAF). The Scheme may also invest in the units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes which may constitute a significant part of its corpus. The Scheme may also invest a certain portion of its corpus in money market securities and/ or money market/liquid schemes of DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund, in order to meet liquidity requirements from time to time. However, there is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized. It shall be noted ‘similar overseas mutual fund schemes’shall have investment objective, investment strategy and risk profile/consideration similar to those of BGF – GAF

DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 21 Aug 14. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 5.6% since its launch.  Ranked 26 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 18.3% , 2018 was -1.3% and 2017 was 4.9% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund

DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund
Growth
Launch Date 21 Aug 14
NAV (22 May 20) ₹13.6579 ↓ -0.05   (-0.38 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹29 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.93
Sharpe Ratio 0.55
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 15₹10,000
30 Apr 16₹9,810
30 Apr 17₹10,136
30 Apr 18₹11,018
30 Apr 19₹11,479
30 Apr 20₹12,523

DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹340,450.
Net Profit of ₹40,450
Invest Now

Returns for DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.8%
3 Month -1%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 12.9%
3 Year 7.3%
5 Year 4.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 5.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 18.3%
2018 -1.3%
2017 4.9%
2016 4.4%
2015 1.7%
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund
NameSinceTenure
Kedar Karnik17 Jul 163.71 Yr.
Laukik Bagwe21 Aug 145.61 Yr.
Jay Kothari21 Aug 145.61 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock Global Allocation Fund as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care9.45%
Technology9.33%
Consumer Cyclical6.46%
Financial Services5.81%
Communication Services5.65%
Industrials4.12%
Consumer Defensive3.85%
Basic Materials1.83%
Utility1.37%
Energy1.16%
Real Estate0.95%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash19.47%
Equity55.94%
Debt21.05%
Other3.55%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF Global Allocation I2 USD
Investment Fund | -
95%₹28 Cr57,867
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
5%₹1 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

7. DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units of BGF – USFEF. The Scheme may, at the discretion of the Investment Manager also invest in the units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes, which may constitute a significant part of its corpus. The Scheme may also invest a certain portion of its corpus in money market securities and/or money market/liquid schemes of DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund, in order to meet liquidity requirements from time to time. However, there is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized. It shall be noted ‘similar overseas mutual fund schemes’ shall have investment objective, investment strategy and risk profile/consideration similar to those of BGF – USFEF.

DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 3 Aug 12. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 13.8% since its launch.  Ranked 3 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 27.5% , 2018 was -1.1% and 2017 was 15.5% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund

DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 3 Aug 12
NAV (22 May 20) ₹27.3323 ↓ -0.25   (-0.92 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹260 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.97
Sharpe Ratio 0.14
Information Ratio -0.85
Alpha Ratio -3.74
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 15₹10,000
30 Apr 16₹9,952
30 Apr 17₹11,467
30 Apr 18₹13,398
30 Apr 19₹14,889
30 Apr 20₹15,461

DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹385,859.
Net Profit of ₹85,859
Invest Now

Returns for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.8%
3 Month -5.1%
6 Month 0%
1 Year 11.8%
3 Year 11.9%
5 Year 9.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 13.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 27.5%
2018 -1.1%
2017 15.5%
2016 9.8%
2015 2.5%
2014 13.1%
2013 46.7%
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Kedar Karnik17 Jul 163.71 Yr.
Laukik Bagwe3 Aug 127.66 Yr.
Jay Kothari1 Mar 137.09 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology22.07%
Communication Services14.5%
Health Care14.19%
Consumer Defensive11.26%
Consumer Cyclical10.43%
Financial Services10.4%
Industrials6.17%
Energy3.29%
Basic Materials1.89%
Utility1.42%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.37%
Equity95.63%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF US Flexible Equity I2 USD
Investment Fund | -
96%₹249 Cr1,407,898
↑ 21,968
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
5%₹12 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
0%-₹1 Cr

8. Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A

An Open-ended diversified equity scheme with an objective to generate long-term growth of capital, by investing predominantly in a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related securities in the international markets

Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 31 Oct 07. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 6.7% since its launch.  Ranked 36 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 24.7% , 2018 was 4.1% and 2017 was 13.5% .

Below is the key information for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A

Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A
Growth
Launch Date 31 Oct 07
NAV (26 May 20) ₹22.4752 ↑ 0.05   (0.22 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹76 on 30 Apr 20
Category Equity - Global
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 3.01
Sharpe Ratio 0.1
Information Ratio 0.07
Alpha Ratio -0.74
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-365 Days (1%),365 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Apr 15₹10,000
30 Apr 16₹9,138
30 Apr 17₹9,255
30 Apr 18₹10,942
30 Apr 19₹12,408
30 Apr 20₹12,812

Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹340,450.
Net Profit of ₹40,450
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Returns for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 22 May 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 4.5%
3 Month -2.1%
6 Month -3.3%
1 Year 9.3%
3 Year 11%
5 Year 5%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 6.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 24.7%
2018 4.1%
2017 13.5%
2016 -2.1%
2015 0%
2014 1.7%
2013 36.4%
2012 16.3%
2011 7.9%
2010 4.9%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A
NameSinceTenure
Vineet Maloo31 Oct 0712.43 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A as on 30 Apr 20

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care21.23%
Technology17.16%
Industrials16.77%
Financial Services11.54%
Consumer Cyclical10.82%
Communication Services7.9%
Consumer Defensive7.17%
Energy1.73%
Utility1.01%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.66%
Equity95.34%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Clearing Corporation Of India Limited
CBLO | -
4%₹3 Cr
Microsoft Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | MSFT
3%₹2 Cr1,700
↓ -300
Facebook Inc A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 20 | FB
3%₹2 Cr1,531
↑ 1,000
Veeva Systems Inc Class A (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 20 | VEEV
3%₹2 Cr1,500
↑ 1,500
Yum China Holdings Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | YUMC
3%₹2 Cr5,600
Raytheon Technologies Corp (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 20 | RTX
3%₹2 Cr3,964
↑ 1,629
Alphabet Inc A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 18 | GOOGL
3%₹2 Cr200
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 17 | BRK.B
2%₹2 Cr1,300
McDonald's Corp (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 18 | MCD
2%₹2 Cr1,300
↓ -300
Salesforce.com Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 18 | CRM
2%₹2 Cr1,500

Types of International Mutual Funds

1. Emerging Market Funds

This type of mutual fund invests in emerging markets like India, China, Russia, Brazil etc. China has surpassed the USA to be the world’s largest car manufacturer. Russia is a big player in natural gas. India has a fast-growing service economy base. These countries are expected to grow tremendously in the coming years making them a hot choice for investors. Some of the best international mutual fund schemes that invest in emerging markets are Birla Sun Life International Equity Plan A, Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund and Principal Global Opportunities Fund.

2. Developed Market Funds

Developed market funds are an attractive option because it is generally seen that mature markets are more stable. Also, they do not have the problems associated with emerging markets like an economy or currency risk in the economy, political instability, etc. making them less risky. Some schemes that invest in developed markets are DWS Global Thematic Offshore Fund etc.

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3. Country Specific Funds

As the name suggests, this type invests only in a specific country or part of the globe. But, country-specific funds defeat the entire purpose of diversifying the portfolio since it lays all eggs in one basket. However, when there are opportunities in specific countries due to various reasons, these funds become a good choice. Reliance Japan Equity Fund, Kotak US Equities Fund and Mirae Asset China Advantage Fund are some country-specific schemes.

4. Commodity Based Funds

These funds invest in commodities like gold, precious metals, crude oil, wheat, etc. Commodities offer diversification and also act as an Inflation hedge, thus protecting the investors. Also, these funds could be multi-commodity or focused on a single commodity.

Best commodity based international mutual funds are DSP Black Rock World Gold Fund, ING OptiMix Global Commodities, Mirae Asset Global Commodity Stocks, Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities - Global Agri Fund, etc.

5. Theme Based Funds

Theme based funds or thematic funds invest in a particular theme. For example, if the theme is infrastructure, it would invest in infrastructure construction companies as well as companies related to the infrastructure business like cement, steel, etc. They are often confused with sectoral funds which focus only on a specific industry. For example, pharmaceutical sectoral funds would only invest in pharma companies. Compared to sector funds, thematic funds are a broader concept. This offers more diversification and less risk since the investment is spread across various industries.

Some theme based funds are DSPBR World Energy Fund, L&T Global Real Assets Fund etc.

How to Pick an International Mutual Fund?

There are certain things to be kept in mind while choosing a suitable fund.

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Why to Invest in International Mutual Funds?

1. Diversification

The main motive of Investing in International Mutual Funds is diversification. Diversification helps in optimising the returns and reducing the overall risks of a portfolio. Low or negative correlations between investments make sure that the returns are not dependent on only one sector or economy. Thus, balancing the portfolio and protecting the investor.

2. Ease in Investing

You can give a global edge to your portfolio by making a direct investment in foreign markets through equities, commodities, real estate, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as well. Buying units of an international mutual fund are much easier and they also provide the expertise of the fund manager which is not available in the other investing avenues.

3. International Exposure

International mutual funds help in expanding the investor horizons beyond the domestic boundaries. Also, investing internationally helps set-off any losses that the investor may have incurred in the domestic market.

4. Currency Fluctuations

International Mutual Fund schemes determine the NAV (Net Asset Value) of the fund by using the prevailing exchange rate. The exchange rates fluctuate every day, or more so, every minute. This means that for a scheme investing in US Dollars, the NAV of the scheme would be impacted as per the dollar-rupee movement. It is observed that the more the rupee depreciates, the higher are the gains. This makes international mutual funds even more attractive since the rupee is going downhill now.

5. Country Specific Exposures

If the investor wants to take complete advantage of another country’s growth, international mutual funds are the way to go. But the flip side of this would be that the portfolio is dependent solely on one economy. Hence, increasing the risk factor.

Taxation of International Mutual Funds

Tax treatment of international mutual funds in India is similar to that of Debt fund. If the investor holds the investments short term i.e. less than 36 months, they will be included in his total income and will be taxed as per the applicable slab rate. If the investments are held for more than 36 months, the investor is then eligible for indexation benefits. Any gains arising from the schemes will be taxed @ 10% without indexation or 20% with indexation.

How to Invest in International Mutual Fund Online?

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  2. Complete your Registration and KYC Process

  3. Upload Documents (PAN, Aadhaar, etc.). And, You are Ready to Invest!

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According to experts, an investor should have around 10-12% of the portfolio invested in international mutual funds. So with the basics covered now, start building up that portfolio with international mutual funds today.

Disclaimer:
All efforts have been made to ensure the information provided here is accurate. However, no guarantees are made regarding correctness of data. Please verify with scheme information document before making any investment.
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