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8 Best International Mutual Funds 2021

Updated on October 13, 2021 , 156143 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,

Multiple-Feeders

How to Pick an International Mutual Fund?

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

Steps-to-choose-a-fund

Best International Mutual Funds to Invest in FY 21 - 22

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)Min SIP Investment3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund Growth ₹17.8966
↑ 0.26
₹146 500 8.814.253.16.87.30
Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B Growth ₹28.3077
↑ 0.31
₹105 1,000 6.818.552.917.513.115.1
Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan Growth ₹32.9949
↓ -0.08
₹14 1,000 5.87.247.99.79.91.4
Principal Global Opportunities Fund Growth ₹47.4863
↑ 0.65
₹38 2,000 2.65.340.417.71616.5
DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund Growth ₹14.34
↑ 0.45
₹163 500 -3.62.236.618.817.834.9
Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European Equity Fund Growth ₹13.4155
↑ 0.15
₹28 500 1.43.635.95.29.21.6
ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund Growth ₹46.36
↑ 0.54
₹1,809 100 1.66.633.920.120.118.6
Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund Growth ₹17.7144
↑ 0.07
₹10 500 1.33.833.810.411.67.3
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 14 Oct 21
*Funds having net assets of 10 crore of more and sorted on last one year return.

1. DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek capital appreciation by investing predominantly in the units of BlackRock Global Funds – World Energy Fund and BlackRock Global Funds – New Energy 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 Energy Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 14 Aug 09. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 4.9% since its launch.  Ranked 29 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 0% , 2019 was 18.2% and 2018 was -11.3% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund

DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund
Growth
Launch Date 14 Aug 09
NAV (14 Oct 21) ₹17.8966 ↑ 0.26   (1.50 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹146 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.22
Sharpe Ratio 1.1
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 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹10,194
30 Sep 18₹12,138
30 Sep 19₹10,241
30 Sep 20₹8,990
30 Sep 21₹13,470

DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹367,070.
Net Profit of ₹67,070
Invest Now

Returns for DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 8.5%
3 Month 8.8%
6 Month 14.2%
1 Year 53.1%
3 Year 6.8%
5 Year 7.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 4.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 0%
2019 18.2%
2018 -11.3%
2017 -1.9%
2016 22.5%
2015 -20.9%
2014 -5.5%
2013 31.2%
2012 -4.8%
2011 2.3%
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund
NameSinceTenure
Jay Kothari1 Mar 138.51 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock World Energy Fund as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Energy47.68%
Technology17.46%
Industrials14.47%
Utility10.16%
Basic Materials4.34%
Consumer Defensive1.19%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.69%
Equity95.3%
Debt0.01%
Other0%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Energy I2
Investment Fund | -
49%₹71 Cr612,069
↓ -17,103
BGF Sustainable Energy I2
Investment Fund | -
48%₹69 Cr456,910
↓ -12,630
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹6 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

2. Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B

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 domestic and international markets.

Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B 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 7.7% since its launch.  Ranked 39 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 15.1% , 2019 was 8.1% and 2018 was -5.5% .

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

Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B
Growth
Launch Date 31 Oct 07
NAV (14 Oct 21) ₹28.3077 ↑ 0.31   (1.11 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹105 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.58
Sharpe Ratio 2.3
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
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 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹11,609
30 Sep 18₹11,878
30 Sep 19₹11,680
30 Sep 20₹11,622
30 Sep 21₹17,615

Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B 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 Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.3%
3 Month 6.8%
6 Month 18.5%
1 Year 52.9%
3 Year 17.5%
5 Year 13.1%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 15.1%
2019 8.1%
2018 -5.5%
2017 27.7%
2016 5.2%
2015 -1.4%
2014 29.7%
2013 6.7%
2012 24.3%
2011 -18.4%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B
NameSinceTenure
Vineet Maloo31 Oct 0713.84 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services30.17%
Basic Materials19.78%
Industrials12.48%
Health Care8.42%
Consumer Defensive7.39%
Consumer Cyclical7.2%
Technology6.79%
Communication Services2.26%
Energy0.32%
Utility0.3%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.03%
Equity97.97%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 08 | HDFCBANK
7%₹7 Cr46,797
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 09 | ICICIBANK
6%₹6 Cr85,629
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | HDFC
5%₹5 Cr17,254
Hindalco Industries Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 20 | HINDALCO
3%₹4 Cr77,000
RHI Magnesita India Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 May 14 | 534076
3%₹4 Cr96,540
Reliance Industries Limited
Equity, Since 30 Jun 21 | -
3%₹3 Cr18,466
JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 20 | JKLAKSHMI
3%₹3 Cr40,281
JK Cement Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 19 | JKCEMENT
3%₹3 Cr8,000
IFGL Refractories Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | 540774
2%₹3 Cr82,900
VST Industries Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 May 12 | 509966
2%₹2 Cr6,785

3. Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan

The objective of the Scheme is to offer long term growth of capital, by investing in (1) stocks of Agri commodity companies, i.e., companies engaged in or focusing on the Agri business and/or (2) overseas mutual fund scheme(s) that have similar investment objectives. These securities could be issued in India or overseas.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 7 Nov 08. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 9.7% since its launch.  Ranked 25 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 1.4% , 2019 was 17.6% and 2018 was -8.1% .

Below is the key information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan

Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan
Growth
Launch Date 7 Nov 08
NAV (14 Oct 21) ₹32.9949 ↓ -0.08   (-0.23 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹14 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.56
Sharpe Ratio 1.63
Information Ratio -0.83
Alpha Ratio 1.06
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 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹11,151
30 Sep 18₹12,208
30 Sep 19₹11,504
30 Sep 20₹10,453
30 Sep 21₹15,390

Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan 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 Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.3%
3 Month 5.8%
6 Month 7.2%
1 Year 47.9%
3 Year 9.7%
5 Year 9.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 9.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 1.4%
2019 17.6%
2018 -8.1%
2017 6.3%
2016 10%
2015 -6.1%
2014 6.8%
2013 12.8%
2012 15.5%
2011 -13.5%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan
NameSinceTenure
Milind Bafna26 Aug 156.02 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund - Global Agri Plan as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Consumer Defensive47.28%
Basic Materials31.78%
Industrials12.08%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash8.86%
Equity91.14%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Nutrien Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | NTR
8%₹1 Cr2,543
Bunge Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 12 | BG
7%₹1 Cr1,748
Deere & Co (Industrials)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 09 | DE
7%₹1 Cr346
Archer-Daniels Midland Co (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 13 | ADM
7%₹1 Cr2,127
BRF SA ADR (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 13 | BRFS
7%₹1 Cr27,754
Associated British Foods PLC (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 13 | ABF
6%₹1 Cr4,261
Ingredion Inc (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 May 11 | INGR
6%₹1 Cr1,273
CF Industries Holdings Inc (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 12 | CF
5%₹1 Cr2,250
Tyson Foods Inc Class A (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 13 | TSN
5%₹1 Cr1,272
ICL Group Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 12 | ICL
5%₹1 Cr13,940

4. Principal Global Opportunities Fund

The investment objective of the Scheme is to provide long term capital appreciation by predominantly investing in overseas mutual fund schemes, and a certain portion of its corpus in Money Market Securities and/or units of Money Market / Liquid Schemes of Principal Mutual Fund.

Principal Global Opportunities Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 29 Mar 04. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 9.3% since its launch.  Ranked 8 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 16.5% , 2019 was 32.5% and 2018 was -15.5% .

Below is the key information for Principal Global Opportunities Fund

Principal Global Opportunities Fund
Growth
Launch Date 29 Mar 04
NAV (14 Oct 21) ₹47.4863 ↑ 0.65   (1.38 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹38 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Principal Pnb Asset Mgmt. Co. Priv. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.1
Sharpe Ratio 2.47
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 10,000
Min SIP Investment 2,000
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹12,239
30 Sep 18₹14,063
30 Sep 19₹12,526
30 Sep 20₹14,022
30 Sep 21₹20,343

Principal Global 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 ₹447,579.
Net Profit of ₹147,579
Invest Now

Returns for Principal Global 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 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.1%
3 Month 2.6%
6 Month 5.3%
1 Year 40.4%
3 Year 17.7%
5 Year 16%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 9.3%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 16.5%
2019 32.5%
2018 -15.5%
2017 30.9%
2016 10.1%
2015 -9.6%
2014 -2.6%
2013 5.4%
2012 21.5%
2011 -2.6%
Fund Manager information for Principal Global Opportunities Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rajat Jain1 Oct 0515.93 Yr.

Data below for Principal Global Opportunities Fund as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services24.11%
Consumer Cyclical19.36%
Industrials16.15%
Technology14.58%
Basic Materials7.71%
Communication Services5.17%
Consumer Defensive3.49%
Health Care2.96%
Energy2.32%
Utility0.19%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.96%
Equity96.04%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Principal Origin Glb Smlr Coms I Acc USD
Investment Fund | -
98%₹37 Cr189,464
↑ 5,681
91 DTB 14102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
0%₹0 Cr1,000
Treps 01-Sep-2021
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
2%₹1 Cr
Net Receivable / Payable
Net Current Assets | -
1%₹0 Cr

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 3.1% since its launch.  Ranked 19 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 34.9% , 2019 was 21.5% and 2018 was -9.4% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund

DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund
Growth
Launch Date 29 Dec 09
NAV (14 Oct 21) ₹14.34 ↑ 0.45   (3.27 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹163 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.24
Sharpe Ratio 1.25
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 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹11,380
30 Sep 18₹12,803
30 Sep 19₹12,020
30 Sep 20₹15,073
30 Sep 21₹19,317

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 ₹470,047.
Net Profit of ₹170,047
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 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.7%
3 Month -3.6%
6 Month 2.2%
1 Year 36.6%
3 Year 18.8%
5 Year 17.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 3.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 34.9%
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%
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund
NameSinceTenure
Jay Kothari1 Mar 138.51 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials93.91%
Financial Services1.92%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.63%
Equity96.36%
Debt0.01%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Mining I2
Investment Fund | -
97%₹158 Cr310,828
↑ 21,105
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
6%₹10 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
3%-₹4 Cr

6. Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European Equity Fund

(Erstwhile Invesco India Pan European Equity Fund)

To generate capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units of Invesco Pan European Equity Fund, an overseas equity fund which invests primarily in equity securities of European companies with an emphasis on larger companies. The Scheme may, at the discretion of Fund Manager, also invest in units of other similar Overseas Mutual Funds with similar objectives, strategy and attributes which may constitute a significant portion of its net assets.

Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European Equity Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 31 Jan 14. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 3.9% since its launch.  Ranked 20 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 1.6% , 2019 was 17.2% and 2018 was -11.2% .

Below is the key information for Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European Equity Fund

Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 31 Jan 14
NAV (14 Oct 21) ₹13.4155 ↑ 0.15   (1.10 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹28 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Invesco Asset Management (India) Private Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 0.56
Sharpe Ratio 1.08
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹12,696
30 Sep 18₹13,784
30 Sep 19₹11,866
30 Sep 20₹11,130
30 Sep 21₹15,117

Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European 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 Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European 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 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 1.4%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 35.9%
3 Year 5.2%
5 Year 9.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 3.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 1.6%
2019 17.2%
2018 -11.2%
2017 14.8%
2016 -0.2%
2015 0.6%
2014
2013
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Neelesh Dhamnaskar31 Jan 147.59 Yr.

Data below for Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Pan European Equity Fund as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Industrials14.81%
Financial Services14.61%
Health Care12.97%
Basic Materials11.69%
Consumer Cyclical9.13%
Utility8.09%
Energy7.13%
Technology6.37%
Communication Services6.3%
Consumer Defensive6.21%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.69%
Equity97.31%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Invesco Pan European Equity C EUR Acc
Investment Fund | -
98%₹27 Cr122,912
↓ -7,136
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
1%₹0 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Net Current Assets | -
1%₹0 Cr

7. 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 18% since its launch.  Ranked 7 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 18.6% , 2019 was 34.3% and 2018 was 5.2% .

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 (14 Oct 21) ₹46.36 ↑ 0.54   (1.18 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,809 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.49
Sharpe Ratio 1.36
Information Ratio -0.05
Alpha Ratio -4.32
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 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹11,482
30 Sep 18₹14,595
30 Sep 19₹15,236
30 Sep 20₹17,787
30 Sep 21₹23,409

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 ₹505,644.
Net Profit of ₹205,644
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 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.6%
3 Month 1.6%
6 Month 6.6%
1 Year 33.9%
3 Year 20.1%
5 Year 20.1%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 18%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 18.6%
2019 34.3%
2018 5.2%
2017 14.1%
2016 11.6%
2015 0.7%
2014 12.7%
2013 45.7%
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rohan Maru19 Sep 137.95 Yr.
Priyanka Khandelwal30 Jun 174.17 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology23.02%
Health Care19.11%
Consumer Defensive14.37%
Industrials10.22%
Communication Services10.14%
Consumer Cyclical9.15%
Financial Services5.56%
Energy3.7%
Basic Materials1.86%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.87%
Equity97.13%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Gilead Sciences Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 May 16 | GILD
3%₹53 Cr98,877
Tyler Technologies Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 21 | TYL
3%₹51 Cr14,396
Facebook Inc Class A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 21 | FB
3%₹51 Cr18,382
↑ 457
Alphabet Inc Class C (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | GOOG
3%₹51 Cr2,393
Intel Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 18 | INTC
3%₹51 Cr128,284
↑ 9,963
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 17 | ZBH
3%₹51 Cr46,067
↑ 3,083
Merck & Co Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | MRK
3%₹51 Cr90,606
↑ 3,591
ServiceNow Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 21 | NOW
3%₹51 Cr10,736
↓ -1,654
Microsoft Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 16 | MSFT
3%₹51 Cr22,889
Kellogg Co (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | K
3%₹50 Cr109,248
↑ 3,449

8. Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund

(Erstwhile Invesco India Global Equity Income Fund)

To provide capital appreciation and/or income by investing predominantly in units of Invesco Global Equity Income Fund, an overseas equity fund which invests primarily in equities of companies worldwide. The Scheme may, at the discretion of Fund Manager, also invest in units of other similar Overseas Mutual Funds with similar objectives, strategy and attributes which may constitute a significant portion of its net assets.

Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 5 May 14. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 8% since its launch.  Ranked 12 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 7.3% , 2019 was 24.7% and 2018 was -7.5% .

Below is the key information for Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund

Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund
Growth
Launch Date 5 May 14
NAV (14 Oct 21) ₹17.7144 ↑ 0.07   (0.41 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹10 on 31 Aug 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Invesco Asset Management (India) Private Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 0.94
Sharpe Ratio 1.43
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹11,773
30 Sep 18₹13,208
30 Sep 19₹12,451
30 Sep 20₹12,294
30 Sep 21₹16,581

Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income 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
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Returns for Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 14 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.9%
3 Month 1.3%
6 Month 3.8%
1 Year 33.8%
3 Year 10.4%
5 Year 11.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 7.3%
2019 24.7%
2018 -7.5%
2017 13.2%
2016 2.6%
2015 4%
2014
2013
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund
NameSinceTenure
Neelesh Dhamnaskar5 May 147.41 Yr.

Data below for Invesco India Feeder- Invesco Global Equity Income Fund as on 31 Aug 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services20.73%
Technology15.99%
Communication Services13.98%
Consumer Defensive11.4%
Consumer Cyclical10.87%
Industrials8.86%
Health Care5.57%
Real Estate3.93%
Energy2.69%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.19%
Equity94.02%
Other3.79%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Invesco Global Equity Income C USD Acc
Investment Fund | -
98%₹10 Cr12,494
↑ 252
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
2%₹0 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

FAQs

1. What are the benefits of investing in international mutual funds?

A: It diversifies your portfolio of investment, which tends to give you better & diversified returns. It also keeps your portfolio balanced. As these companies have foreign funds, you can expect your investment to produce good returns.

2. Can I invest in companies that post lower growth than India?

A: Yes, you can, but it will depend on the financial institution you are investing in. You cannot directly invest in the securities of a foreign company. You will need a broker or a financial institute to help you invest in the particular security.

3. What is the Franklin India Feeder?

A: The Franklin India Feeder or the Franklin US Opportunities Fund is one of the most successful international mutual funds. This fund allows you to invest in multiple securities of companies in the United States involved in fields like technology, healthcare, consumer cyclical, financial services, and many more such industrial sectors. These mutual funds allow you to diversify your portfolio of investments, making it easy to invest in multiple securities through a single investment. Since its launch, the Franklin India Feeder has produced returns of 19.9%.

4. What is the BlackRock World Mining Fund?

A: This is different from Franklin as it has an equity sector only in necessary materials and financial services. This is considered to be a high-risk mutual fund, but has been known to produce excellent returns. The DSP BlackRock World Mining has produced returns of nearly 34.9% for the 3- year investment period.

5. Are earnings from international mutual funds taxed?

A: Yes, Earnings from international mutual funds are taxed. Dividends that you earn from these funds are liable for Tax Deducted at Source or TDS at 7.5% till March 31, 2021, and the mutual fund house deducts it. If you have invested for 3 years, it will fall under the short-term investment, and if for more, you will have to categorize it under long-term investment. The taxation slab will also depend on the time for which the investment has been made.

6. What is the main risk of the international mutual fund?

A: The primary risk of the international mutual fund is the fluctuating nature of the foreign exchange rate. If the foreign exchange rates fluctuate compared to the rupee, it can adversely affect your investment.

7. Who should invest in a foreign mutual fund?

A: If you are looking to diversify your investment portfolio and looking to add a geographical diversification, then you could consider investing in a foreign mutual fund.

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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