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8 Best International Mutual Funds 2021

Updated on April 12, 2021 , 130293 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 Mining Fund Growth ₹14.0262
↓ -0.18
₹107 500 633.880.319.520.334.9
Principal Global Opportunities Fund Growth ₹45.085
↓ -0.18
₹26 2,000 13.732.877.114.916.716.5
Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B Growth ₹23.8894
↑ 0.30
₹93 1,000 4.829.465.19.211.815.1
Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund Growth ₹23.439
↑ 0.13
₹129 1,000 -0.921.558.611.112.829.1
Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund Growth ₹24.6065
↑ 0.08
₹294 100 14.323.454.825.72022.4
DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund Growth ₹39.3992
↑ 0.14
₹338 500 11.825.654.12118.522.6
Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund Growth ₹52.9518
↑ 0.24
₹2,852 500 5.79.853.826.422.245.2
Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund Growth ₹15.0296
↑ 0.07
₹39 1,000 8.927.953.69.89.313.5
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 12 Apr 21
*Funds having net assets of 10 crore of more and sorted on last one year return.

1. 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% 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 (12 Apr 21) ₹14.0262 ↓ -0.18   (-1.25 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹107 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.3
Sharpe Ratio 1.9
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
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹12,646
31 Mar 18₹14,555
31 Mar 19₹15,512
31 Mar 20₹12,547
31 Mar 21₹24,554

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 ₹505,644.
Net Profit of ₹205,644
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 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.6%
3 Month 6%
6 Month 33.8%
1 Year 80.3%
3 Year 19.5%
5 Year 20.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 3%
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 138.09 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials89.87%
Financial Services1.89%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash8.21%
Equity91.76%
Debt0.03%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Mining I2
Investment Fund | -
94%₹101 Cr209,715
↑ 8,912
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
6%₹7 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

2. 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 9.2% 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 (13 Apr 21) ₹45.085 ↓ -0.18   (-0.40 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹26 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Principal Pnb Asset Mgmt. Co. Priv. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.4
Sharpe Ratio 1.16
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
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹11,369
31 Mar 18₹14,262
31 Mar 19₹13,274
31 Mar 20₹11,527
31 Mar 21₹20,684

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 ₹458,689.
Net Profit of ₹158,689
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 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 5.9%
3 Month 13.7%
6 Month 32.8%
1 Year 77.1%
3 Year 14.9%
5 Year 16.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 9.2%
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 0515.51 Yr.

Data below for Principal Global Opportunities Fund as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Industrials20.44%
Financial Services18.49%
Consumer Cyclical17.93%
Technology14.37%
Basic Materials8.34%
Health Care5.33%
Consumer Defensive4.4%
Communication Services3.6%
Energy1.72%
Utility0.98%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.29%
Equity95.6%
Other0.11%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Principal Origin Glb Smlr Coms I Acc USD
Investment Fund | -
98%₹25 Cr147,033
91 DTB 29042021
Sovereign Bonds | -
0%₹0 Cr1,000
Treps 01-Mar-2021
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
3%₹1 Cr
Net Receivable / Payable
Net Current Assets | -
1%₹0 Cr

3. 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 6.7% 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 (13 Apr 21) ₹23.8894 ↑ 0.30   (1.29 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹93 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.58
Sharpe Ratio 0.82
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
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹12,192
31 Mar 18₹13,340
31 Mar 19₹13,847
31 Mar 20₹10,318
31 Mar 21₹17,595

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 ₹405,518.
Net Profit of ₹105,518
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 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month -0.2%
3 Month 4.8%
6 Month 29.4%
1 Year 65.1%
3 Year 9.2%
5 Year 11.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 6.7%
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 0713.42 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund - Plan B as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services30.13%
Basic Materials18.71%
Industrials11.06%
Consumer Cyclical9.48%
Consumer Defensive9.12%
Health Care9.06%
Technology4.67%
Communication Services2.77%
Utility0.8%
Energy0.47%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.33%
Equity98.67%
Other0%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 08 | HDFCBANK
8%₹7 Cr46,797
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 09 | ICICIBANK
5%₹5 Cr85,629
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | HDFC
5%₹4 Cr17,254
Hindalco Industries Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 20 | HINDALCO
3%₹3 Cr77,000
VST Industries Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 May 12 | 509966
2%₹2 Cr6,785
Orient Refractories Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 May 14 | 534076
2%₹2 Cr96,540
Reliance Industries Limited
Equity, Since 30 Jun 20 | -
2%₹2 Cr18,466
JK Cement Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 19 | JKCEMENT
2%₹2 Cr8,000
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 17 | KOTAKBANK
2%₹2 Cr12,000
IFGL Refractories Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | 540774
2%₹2 Cr82,900

4. 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 6.5% since its launch.  Ranked 17 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 29.1% , 2019 was 21.4% and 2018 was -14.4% .

Below is the key information for Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund

Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund
Growth
Launch Date 26 Sep 07
NAV (13 Apr 21) ₹23.439 ↑ 0.13   (0.55 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹129 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.18
Sharpe Ratio 1.53
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0.31
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
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹10,831
31 Mar 18₹13,342
31 Mar 19₹12,075
31 Mar 20₹11,221
31 Mar 21₹18,150

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 ₹415,684.
Net Profit of ₹115,684
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 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.9%
3 Month -0.9%
6 Month 21.5%
1 Year 58.6%
3 Year 11.1%
5 Year 12.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 6.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 29.1%
2019 21.4%
2018 -14.4%
2017 30.4%
2016 -1.2%
2015 -4.6%
2014 -2.6%
2013 15.3%
2012 23.9%
2011 -4.4%
Fund Manager information for Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund
NameSinceTenure
Arjun Khanna9 May 191.9 Yr.

Data below for Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology19.45%
Financial Services16.23%
Consumer Cyclical15.36%
Communication Services9.24%
Industrials5.81%
Real Estate3.18%
Energy2.75%
Health Care2.5%
Basic Materials2.49%
Consumer Defensive2.15%
Utility1.45%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash14.17%
Equity85.83%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
CI Signature Emerging Markets Class I
Investment Fund | -
96%₹123 Cr503,198
↑ 23,302
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
6%₹7 Cr
Net Current Assets/(Liabilities)
Net Current Assets | -
1%-₹2 Cr

5. 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 17% since its launch.  Return for 2020 was 22.4% , 2019 was 31.8% and 2018 was 7.7% .

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 (13 Apr 21) ₹24.6065 ↑ 0.08   (0.33 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹294 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating Not Rated
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.51
Sharpe Ratio 1.14
Information Ratio 0.18
Alpha Ratio -4.73
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
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹11,024
31 Mar 18₹12,537
31 Mar 19₹15,394
31 Mar 20₹15,321
31 Mar 21₹23,784

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 ₹505,644.
Net Profit of ₹205,644
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 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.4%
3 Month 14.3%
6 Month 23.4%
1 Year 54.8%
3 Year 25.7%
5 Year 20%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 17%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 22.4%
2019 31.8%
2018 7.7%
2017 16.9%
2016 8.2%
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund
NameSinceTenure
Anju Chhajer23 Jul 155.7 Yr.
Kinjal Desai25 May 182.85 Yr.

Data below for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care20.25%
Communication Services19.1%
Consumer Cyclical18.13%
Technology17.07%
Financial Services13.74%
Energy5.95%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash5.76%
Equity94.24%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Mastercard Inc A (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | MA
9%₹27 Cr10,510
↑ 1,538
Alphabet Inc A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | GOOGL
8%₹25 Cr1,672
↓ -94
Microsoft Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | MSFT
7%₹22 Cr12,929
↑ 291
IQVIA Holdings Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 17 | IQV
7%₹19 Cr13,738
↑ 687
Enbridge Inc (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | ENB
6%₹17 Cr70,812
↑ 1,325
Lowe's Companies Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 16 | LOW
6%₹16 Cr13,975
↓ -134
Booking Holdings Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | BKNG
6%₹16 Cr957
↑ 28
Facebook Inc A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 16 | FB
6%₹16 Cr8,614
↓ -10
Visa Inc Class A (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 17 | V
5%₹13 Cr8,534
↑ 104
Amazon.com Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | AMZN
4%₹12 Cr519
↓ -02

6. 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 17.1% since its launch.  Ranked 3 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 22.6% , 2019 was 27.5% and 2018 was -1.1% .

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 (12 Apr 21) ₹39.3992 ↑ 0.14   (0.35 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹338 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.63
Sharpe Ratio 1.76
Information Ratio -0.73
Alpha Ratio 7.66
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
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹11,337
31 Mar 18₹12,708
31 Mar 19₹14,130
31 Mar 20₹13,698
31 Mar 21₹22,005

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 ₹481,656.
Net Profit of ₹181,656
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 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 6.9%
3 Month 11.8%
6 Month 25.6%
1 Year 54.1%
3 Year 21%
5 Year 18.5%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 17.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 22.6%
2019 27.5%
2018 -1.1%
2017 15.5%
2016 9.8%
2015 2.5%
2014 13.1%
2013 46.7%
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Kedar Karnik17 Jul 164.71 Yr.
Laukik Bagwe3 Aug 128.67 Yr.
Jay Kothari1 Mar 138.09 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology23.23%
Financial Services13.79%
Consumer Cyclical12.74%
Communication Services12.66%
Health Care10.66%
Industrials7.58%
Consumer Defensive6.04%
Basic Materials3.32%
Energy2.69%
Real Estate1.02%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash6.24%
Equity93.74%
Debt0.02%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF US Flexible Equity I2
Investment Fund | -
95%₹321 Cr1,351,834
↑ 28,542
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
5%₹18 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
0%-₹1 Cr

7. 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 19.9% since its launch.  Ranked 6 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 45.2% , 2019 was 34.2% and 2018 was 6.5% .

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 (12 Apr 21) ₹52.9518 ↑ 0.24   (0.46 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹2,852 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.56
Sharpe Ratio 1.64
Information Ratio -0.16
Alpha Ratio -0.38
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
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹11,162
31 Mar 18₹13,192
31 Mar 19₹15,635
31 Mar 20₹16,448
31 Mar 21₹25,298

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 ₹530,691.
Net Profit of ₹230,691
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 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.8%
3 Month 5.7%
6 Month 9.8%
1 Year 53.8%
3 Year 26.4%
5 Year 22.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 19.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 45.2%
2019 34.2%
2018 6.5%
2017 18.1%
2016 -0.8%
2015 8.8%
2014 8.4%
2013 55.2%
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund
NameSinceTenure
Mayank Bukrediwala24 Aug 200.6 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology28.04%
Health Care16.59%
Financial Services13.59%
Consumer Cyclical12.97%
Communication Services7.86%
Real Estate4.74%
Industrials4.65%
Consumer Defensive3.12%
Basic Materials1.17%
Utility0.5%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.71%
Equity93.88%
Other3.4%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Franklin US Opportunities I(acc)USD
Investment Fund | -
100%₹2,852 Cr5,348,649
↑ 148,968
Call, Cash & Other Assets
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

8. Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek to provide long term capital growth by investing predominantly in the JPMorgan Funds - Europe Dynamic Fund, an equity fund which invests primarily in an aggressively managed portfolio of European companies.

Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 7 Feb 14. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 5.8% since its launch.  Ranked 22 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 13.5% , 2019 was 22.9% and 2018 was -12.2% .

Below is the key information for Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund

Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund
Growth
Launch Date 7 Feb 14
NAV (13 Apr 21) ₹15.0296 ↑ 0.07   (0.44 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹39 on 28 Feb 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC Edelweiss Asset Management Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.34
Sharpe Ratio 0.92
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Mar 16₹10,000
31 Mar 17₹10,452
31 Mar 18₹11,627
31 Mar 19₹11,121
31 Mar 20₹9,687
31 Mar 21₹15,052

Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore 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
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Returns for Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 12 Apr 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.3%
3 Month 8.9%
6 Month 27.9%
1 Year 53.6%
3 Year 9.8%
5 Year 9.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 5.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 13.5%
2019 22.9%
2018 -12.2%
2017 12.5%
2016 -3.9%
2015 5.4%
2014
2013
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund
NameSinceTenure
Bhavesh Jain9 Apr 182.98 Yr.
Hardik Verma27 Sep 191.51 Yr.

Data below for Edelweiss Europe Dynamic Equity Off-shore Fund as on 28 Feb 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Consumer Cyclical18.53%
Industrials18.45%
Financial Services14.8%
Technology10.86%
Health Care9.03%
Basic Materials6.84%
Consumer Defensive5.84%
Utility4.84%
Communication Services3.88%
Energy2.79%
Real Estate0.82%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.47%
Equity96.7%
Debt0%
Other0.83%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
JPM Europe Dynamic C (acc) EUR
Investment Fund | -
99%₹38 Cr124,294
↑ 6,433
Clearing Corporation Of India Ltd.
CBLO | -
1%₹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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