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8 Best International Mutual Funds 2019

Updated on October 17, 2019 , 20083 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 19 - 20

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)Min SIP Investment3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2018 (%)
DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund Growth ₹13.5352
↑ 0.19
₹328 500 3.32021.31.24.8-10.7
Kotak World Gold Fund Growth ₹9.842
↑ 0.10
₹49 1,000 3.626.118.6-0.21.8-12.8
Franklin Asian Equity Fund Growth ₹22.5853
↓ -0.07
₹120 500 1-0.810.88.48.5-13.6
Reliance Us Equity Opportunites Fund Growth ₹16.3835
↑ 0.07
₹52 100 2.17.59.817.1 7.7
ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund Growth ₹29.45
↑ 0.10
₹308 100 7.168.11712.55.2
Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund Growth ₹16.111
↑ 0.07
₹32 1,000 2.22.76.45.83.1-14.4
Sundaram Global Advantage Fund Growth ₹17.2019
↑ 0.06
₹21 250 2.4-0.147.23.4-8.1
Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A Growth ₹22.2497
↑ 0.05
₹69 1,000 4.25.53.113.594.1
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 17 Oct 19
*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 2.5% since its launch.  Ranked 11 in Global category.  Return for 2018 was -10.7% , 2017 was -4% and 2016 was 52.7% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund

DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 14 Sep 07
NAV (17 Oct 19) ₹13.5352 ↑ 0.19   (1.44 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹328 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.83
Sharpe Ratio 1.59
Information Ratio -0.94
Alpha Ratio -5.61
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 14₹10,000
30 Sep 15₹7,467
30 Sep 16₹13,859
30 Sep 17₹11,510
30 Sep 18₹9,671
30 Sep 19₹12,783

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 ₹340,450.
Net Profit of ₹40,450
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 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month -5%
3 Month 3.3%
6 Month 20%
1 Year 21.3%
3 Year 1.2%
5 Year 4.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 2.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 -10.7%
2017 -4%
2016 52.7%
2015 -18.5%
2014 -3%
2013 -41.5%
2012 -5.8%
2011 -2.6%
2010 29%
2009 41.5%
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Jay Kothari1 Mar 136.25 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials92.84%
Industrials0.42%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.47%
Equity95.28%
Other1.25%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Gold I2
Investment Fund | -
97%₹320 Cr1,177,755
↑ 133,909
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
5%₹15 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
2%-₹7 Cr

2. Kotak World Gold Fund

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to provide long term capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units of Falcon Gold Equity Fund. The Scheme may, at the discretion of the Investment Manager, also invest in the units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes. The Scheme may also invest a certain portion of its corpus in debt and money market securities and/or units of debt/liquid schemes of Mutual Funds, 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.

Kotak World Gold Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 6 Jun 08. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of -0.1% since its launch.  Ranked 15 in Global category.  Return for 2018 was -12.8% , 2017 was -0.6% and 2016 was 44.2% .

Below is the key information for Kotak World Gold Fund

Kotak World Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 6 Jun 08
NAV (17 Oct 19) ₹9.842 ↑ 0.10   (1.05 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹49 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.89
Sharpe Ratio 1.32
Information Ratio -1.16
Alpha Ratio -13.87
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 14₹10,000
30 Sep 15₹6,891
30 Sep 16₹12,366
30 Sep 17₹9,984
30 Sep 18₹8,495
30 Sep 19₹10,734

Kotak 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 ₹315,615.
Net Profit of ₹15,615
Invest Now

Returns for Kotak 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 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month -4.6%
3 Month 3.6%
6 Month 26.1%
1 Year 18.6%
3 Year -0.2%
5 Year 1.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch -0.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 -12.8%
2017 -0.6%
2016 44.2%
2015 -24.3%
2014 -1.4%
2013 -41.3%
2012 -6.2%
2011 -4.1%
2010 32.7%
2009 51.2%
Fund Manager information for Kotak World Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Arjun Khanna9 May 190.4 Yr.

Data below for Kotak World Gold Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials94.58%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.62%
Equity94.58%
Other1.79%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Investec GSF Glb Gold I Acc USD
Investment Fund | -
96%₹42 Cr333,819
↑ 4,380
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹2 Cr
Net Current Assets/(Liabilities)
Net Current Assets | -
1%₹0 Cr

3. Franklin Asian Equity Fund

An open-end diversified equity fund that seeks to provide medium to long term appreciation through investments primarily in Asian Companies / sectors (excluding Japan) with long term potential across market capitalisation.

Franklin Asian Equity Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 16 Jan 08. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.2% since its launch.  Ranked 1 in Global category.  Return for 2018 was -13.6% , 2017 was 35.5% and 2016 was 7.2% .

Below is the key information for Franklin Asian Equity Fund

Franklin Asian Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 16 Jan 08
NAV (18 Oct 19) ₹22.5853 ↓ -0.07   (-0.31 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹120 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.98
Sharpe Ratio -0.2
Information Ratio -0.4
Alpha Ratio 4.48
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 Sep 14₹10,000
30 Sep 15₹9,181
30 Sep 16₹11,473
30 Sep 17₹13,503
30 Sep 18₹14,146
30 Sep 19₹14,067

Franklin Asian 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 ₹376,357.
Net Profit of ₹76,357
Invest Now

Returns for Franklin Asian 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 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.1%
3 Month 1%
6 Month -0.8%
1 Year 10.8%
3 Year 8.4%
5 Year 8.5%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 -13.6%
2017 35.5%
2016 7.2%
2015 -4.6%
2014 9.2%
2013 12.4%
2012 19.3%
2011 -1.6%
2010 8.1%
2009 51.4%
Fund Manager information for Franklin Asian Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Roshi Jain16 Jan 0811.38 Yr.
Srikesh Nair1 Dec 153.5 Yr.

Data below for Franklin Asian Equity Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services28.87%
Technology25.69%
Consumer Cyclical21.38%
Consumer Defensive9.47%
Basic Materials5.27%
Real Estate2.77%
Industrials2.28%
Energy1.51%
Health Care0.73%
Communication Services0.3%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Equity98.2%
Other1.8%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 14 | BABA
9%₹11 Cr9,063
Tencent Holdings Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 14 | 00700
8%₹9 Cr31,700
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 08 | 005930
8%₹9 Cr32,100
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 09 | 2330
8%₹9 Cr146,714
AIA Group Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 12 | 01299
7%₹9 Cr132,124
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd Class H (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 14 | 02318
5%₹7 Cr80,310
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 17 | HDFCBANK
5%₹6 Cr49,254
PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 12 | BBCA
2%₹3 Cr195,429
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc ADR (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 16 | EDU
2%₹3 Cr3,660
Trent Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 16 | 500251
2%₹3 Cr54,190

4. Reliance 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.

Reliance 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 12.4% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 7.7% , 2017 was 16.9% and 2016 was 8.2% .

Below is the key information for Reliance Us Equity Opportunites Fund

Reliance Us Equity Opportunites Fund
Growth
Launch Date 23 Jul 15
NAV (17 Oct 19) ₹16.3835 ↑ 0.07   (0.41 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹52 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating Not Rated
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.81
Sharpe Ratio 0.37
Information Ratio 0.07
Alpha Ratio 4.41
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 Sep 15₹9,403
30 Sep 16₹10,702
30 Sep 17₹12,340
30 Sep 18₹15,707
30 Sep 19₹16,223

Reliance 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 Reliance 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 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.2%
3 Month 2.1%
6 Month 7.5%
1 Year 9.8%
3 Year 17.1%
5 Year
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 12.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.7%
2017 16.9%
2016 8.2%
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for Reliance Us Equity Opportunites Fund
NameSinceTenure
Anju Chhajer23 Jul 154.19 Yr.
Kinjal Desai25 May 181.35 Yr.

Data below for Reliance Us Equity Opportunites Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Consumer Cyclical30.19%
Technology23.96%
Health Care20.99%
Financial Services15.75%
Energy5.96%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.15%
Equity96.85%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
8%₹4 Cr
IQVIA Holdings Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 17 | IQV
7%₹4 Cr3,390
↑ 273
Mastercard Inc A (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | MA
7%₹4 Cr1,798
↑ 155
Booking Holdings Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | BKNG
6%₹3 Cr231
↑ 22
O'Reilly Automotive Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | ORLY
6%₹3 Cr1,154
↑ 112
Microsoft Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | MSFT
6%₹3 Cr3,185
↑ 309
Lowe's Companies Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 16 | LOW
6%₹3 Cr3,834
↑ 432
Facebook Inc A (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 16 | FB
6%₹3 Cr2,315
↑ 226
Enbridge Inc (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | ENB
5%₹3 Cr11,656
↑ 1,258
Alphabet Inc A (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | GOOGL
5%₹2 Cr291
↑ 36

5. 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 16% since its launch.  Ranked 7 in Global category.  Return for 2018 was 5.2% , 2017 was 14.1% and 2016 was 11.6% .

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 (17 Oct 19) ₹29.45 ↑ 0.10   (0.34 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹308 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.31
Sharpe Ratio 0.15
Information Ratio -0.42
Alpha Ratio 1.25
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 14₹10,000
30 Sep 15₹9,894
30 Sep 16₹11,099
30 Sep 17₹12,744
30 Sep 18₹16,199
30 Sep 19₹16,910

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 ₹415,684.
Net Profit of ₹115,684
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 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month -0.1%
3 Month 7.1%
6 Month 6%
1 Year 8.1%
3 Year 17%
5 Year 12.5%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 16%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 5.2%
2017 14.1%
2016 11.6%
2015 0.7%
2014 12.7%
2013 45.7%
2012
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rohan Maru19 Sep 135.37 Yr.
Priyanka Khandelwal30 Jun 171.59 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology21.28%
Health Care14.68%
Consumer Defensive13.9%
Industrials13.63%
Consumer Cyclical12.7%
Financial Services10.62%
Utility2.64%
Communication Services2.04%
Energy1.7%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.99%
Equity95.01%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Amazon.com Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 16 | AMZN
5%₹14 Cr1,091
Net Current Assets
Net Current Assets | -
4%₹12 Cr
Kellogg Co (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | K
4%₹12 Cr26,185
Intel Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 18 | INTC
3%₹10 Cr29,659
Philip Morris International Inc (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 18 | PM
3%₹9 Cr17,768
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
3%₹9 Cr
Caterpillar Inc (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | CAT
3%₹8 Cr9,886
Salesforce.com Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | CRM
3%₹8 Cr7,536
Microchip Technology Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 17 | MCHP
3%₹8 Cr13,265
Medtronic PLC (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 16 | MDT
3%₹8 Cr10,526

6. Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund

The investment objective of the scheme is to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in an overseas mutual fund scheme that invests in a diversified portfolio of securities as prescribed by SEBI from time to time in global emerging markets.

Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 26 Sep 07. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 4% since its launch.  Ranked 17 in Global category.  Return for 2018 was -14.4% , 2017 was 30.4% and 2016 was -1.2% .

Below is the key information for Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund

Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund
Growth
Launch Date 26 Sep 07
NAV (17 Oct 19) ₹16.111 ↑ 0.07   (0.46 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹32 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.99
Sharpe Ratio -0.63
Information Ratio -0.6
Alpha Ratio -4.88
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 14₹10,000
30 Sep 15₹8,816
30 Sep 16₹9,807
30 Sep 17₹10,645
30 Sep 18₹11,502
30 Sep 19₹10,864

Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹331,978.
Net Profit of ₹31,978
Invest Now

Returns for Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 2.2%
6 Month 2.7%
1 Year 6.4%
3 Year 5.8%
5 Year 3.1%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 -14.4%
2017 30.4%
2016 -1.2%
2015 -4.6%
2014 -2.6%
2013 15.3%
2012 23.9%
2011 -4.4%
2010 10.4%
2009 70%
Fund Manager information for Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund
NameSinceTenure
Arjun Khanna9 May 190.4 Yr.

Data below for Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services5.83%
Technology5.54%
Consumer Cyclical2.81%
Basic Materials1.81%
Consumer Defensive1.72%
Energy1.71%
Communication Services1.13%
Industrials1.13%
Real Estate0.72%
Utility0.64%
Health Care0.62%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.44%
Equity23.64%
Debt0%
Other74.92%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Signature Emerging Markets Fund
- | -
75%₹24 Cr147,144
iShares MSCI EM ETF USD Dist
- | IEEM
24%₹8 Cr27,620
Net Current Assets/(Liabilities)
Net Current Assets | -
1%₹0 Cr

7. Sundaram Global Advantage Fund

To achieve capital appreciation by investing in units of overseas mutual funds and exchange traded funds, domestic money market instruments. Income generation may only be a secondary objective.

Sundaram Global Advantage Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 24 Aug 07. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 4.6% since its launch.  Ranked 28 in Global category.  Return for 2018 was -8.1% , 2017 was 19.8% and 2016 was 12.8% .

Below is the key information for Sundaram Global Advantage Fund

Sundaram Global Advantage Fund
Growth
Launch Date 24 Aug 07
NAV (17 Oct 19) ₹17.2019 ↑ 0.06   (0.35 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹21 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.53
Sharpe Ratio -0.35
Information Ratio -0.76
Alpha Ratio -0.12
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 250
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 14₹10,000
30 Sep 15₹8,047
30 Sep 16₹9,406
30 Sep 17₹10,787
30 Sep 18₹11,465
30 Sep 19₹11,011

Sundaram Global Advantage Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹331,978.
Net Profit of ₹31,978
Invest Now

Returns for Sundaram Global Advantage Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.1%
3 Month 2.4%
6 Month -0.1%
1 Year 4%
3 Year 7.2%
5 Year 3.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 4.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 -8.1%
2017 19.8%
2016 12.8%
2015 -14.2%
2014 -3.6%
2013 9.1%
2012 18.9%
2011 -1.9%
2010 10.8%
2009 62.4%
Fund Manager information for Sundaram Global Advantage Fund
NameSinceTenure
S Krishnakumar30 Dec 171.58 Yr.
Rohit Seksaria30 Dec 171.58 Yr.

Data below for Sundaram Global Advantage Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services21.15%
Technology19.9%
Real Estate11.85%
Consumer Cyclical10.5%
Consumer Defensive5.98%
Energy4.48%
Basic Materials3.98%
Industrials3.52%
Communication Services2.17%
Utility1.83%
Health Care1.81%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash12.66%
Equity87.28%
Other0.07%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Fidelity Asia Focus A-Dis-USD
Investment Fund | -
29%₹6 Cr94,335
Xtrackers MSCI EM Asia Swap ETF 1C
- | XMAI
25%₹5 Cr15,880
Templeton Asian Growth A(Ydis)USD
Investment Fund | -
15%₹3 Cr14,619
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
11%₹2 Cr
MS INVF Global Property I
Investment Fund | -
10%₹2 Cr9,091
Xtrackers MSCI EM LA Swap ETF 1C
- | XMLA
9%₹2 Cr5,884
Cash And Other Net Curent Assets
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 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 6.9% since its launch.  Ranked 36 in Global category.  Return for 2018 was 4.1% , 2017 was 13.5% and 2016 was -2.1% .

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 (18 Oct 19) ₹22.2497 ↑ 0.05   (0.24 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹69 on 31 Aug 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 3.01
Sharpe Ratio -0.08
Information Ratio -0.22
Alpha Ratio -1.02
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 14₹10,000
30 Sep 15₹9,927
30 Sep 16₹9,960
30 Sep 17₹11,251
30 Sep 18₹14,362
30 Sep 19₹14,137

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 ₹376,357.
Net Profit of ₹76,357
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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 17 Oct 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0%
3 Month 4.2%
6 Month 5.5%
1 Year 3.1%
3 Year 13.5%
5 Year 9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 6.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
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%
2009 26.2%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A
NameSinceTenure
Vineet Maloo31 Oct 0711.26 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan A as on 31 Aug 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care18.96%
Consumer Defensive17.16%
Consumer Cyclical16.28%
Technology15.19%
Financial Services14.6%
Industrials11.82%
Energy3.05%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.53%
Equity97.47%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
McDonald's Corp (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 18 | MCD
4%₹3 Cr1,600
↑ 300
Enbridge Inc (Energy)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 19 | ENB
3%₹2 Cr8,900
The Walt Disney Co (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 18 | DIS
3%₹2 Cr2,100
Essilorluxottica (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 19 | EL
3%₹2 Cr1,950
↑ 450
The Western Union Co (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 19 | WU
3%₹2 Cr13,000
Microsoft Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | MSFT
3%₹2 Cr2,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 17 | BRK.B
3%₹2 Cr1,300
↑ 300
Guidewire Software Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 18 | GWRE
3%₹2 Cr2,700
Yum China Holdings Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | YUMC
3%₹2 Cr5,600
Intel Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | INTC
3%₹2 Cr5,200

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?

  1. Open Free Investment Account for Lifetime at Fincash.com.

  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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