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8 Best International Mutual Funds 2020

Updated on January 26, 2020 , 39078 views

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

Master-Feeder-Structure

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

Background of International Mutual Funds in India

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

Master-Feeder Structure of International Mutual Funds

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

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

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Best International Mutual Funds to Invest in FY 20 - 21

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)Min SIP Investment3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2019 (%)
Kotak World Gold Fund Growth ₹10.918
↓ -0.01
₹50 1,000 8.61237.333.441.2
DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund Growth ₹14.7103
↑ 0.18
₹352 500 5.57.9313.85.735.1
Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund Growth ₹35.8251
↓ -0.39
₹1,148 500 11.88.625.718.114.134.2
Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund Growth ₹17.7487
↓ -0.26
₹79 100 7.69.324.617.5 31.8
ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund Growth ₹31.86
↓ -0.42
₹437 100 6.91222.115.713.834.3
Principal Global Opportunities Fund Growth ₹32.5275
↓ -0.47
₹17 2,000 8.611.819.3117.732.5
Franklin Asian Equity Fund Growth ₹24.616
↓ -0.29
₹138 500 10.39.817.711.78.928.2
DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund Growth ₹27.7897
↓ -0.59
₹272 500 69.917.61211.827.5
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 27 Jan 20
*Funds having net assets of 10 crore of more and sorted on last one year return.

1. 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 0.8% since its launch.  Ranked 15 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 41.2% , 2018 was -12.8% and 2017 was -0.6% .

Below is the key information for Kotak World Gold Fund

Kotak World Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 6 Jun 08
NAV (27 Jan 20) ₹10.918 ↓ -0.01   (-0.13 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹50 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.7
Sharpe Ratio 1.24
Information Ratio -0.96
Alpha Ratio 0.69
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 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹7,568
31 Dec 16₹10,909
31 Dec 17₹10,849
31 Dec 18₹9,460
31 Dec 19₹13,354

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 ₹331,978.
Net Profit of ₹31,978
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 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.5%
3 Month 8.6%
6 Month 12%
1 Year 37.3%
3 Year 3%
5 Year 3.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 0.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 41.2%
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%
Fund Manager information for Kotak World Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Arjun Khanna9 May 190.56 Yr.

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

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials95.28%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.79%
Equity95.42%
Other1.79%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Investec GSF Glb Gold I Acc USD
Investment Fund | -
97%₹45 Cr343,191
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
2%₹1 Cr
Net Current Assets/(Liabilities)
Net Current Assets | -
1%₹0 Cr

2. 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 3.2% since its launch.  Ranked 11 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 35.1% , 2018 was -10.7% and 2017 was -4% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund

DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 14 Sep 07
NAV (27 Jan 20) ₹14.7103 ↑ 0.18   (1.26 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹352 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.67
Sharpe Ratio 1.18
Information Ratio -1.19
Alpha Ratio -0.8
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 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹8,154
31 Dec 16₹12,450
31 Dec 17₹11,952
31 Dec 18₹10,679
31 Dec 19₹14,427

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 ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
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 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.1%
3 Month 5.5%
6 Month 7.9%
1 Year 31%
3 Year 3.8%
5 Year 5.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 3.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 35.1%
2018 -10.7%
2017 -4%
2016 52.7%
2015 -18.5%
2014 -3%
2013 -41.5%
2012 -5.8%
2011 -2.6%
2010 29%
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock World Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Jay Kothari1 Mar 136.84 Yr.

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

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials91.59%
Industrials0.58%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash5.45%
Equity92.51%
Debt0%
Other2.04%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Gold I2
Investment Fund | -
96%₹339 Cr1,279,740
↑ 22,017
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹14 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
0%-₹1 Cr

3. 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 17.4% since its launch.  Ranked 6 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 34.2% , 2018 was 6.5% and 2017 was 18.1% .

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

Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund
Growth
Launch Date 6 Feb 12
NAV (27 Jan 20) ₹35.8251 ↓ -0.39   (-1.09 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,148 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.74
Sharpe Ratio 1.71
Information Ratio -0.33
Alpha Ratio -3.68
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 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹10,876
31 Dec 16₹10,792
31 Dec 17₹12,747
31 Dec 18₹13,575
31 Dec 19₹18,219

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 ₹436,710.
Net Profit of ₹136,710
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 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 3%
3 Month 11.8%
6 Month 8.6%
1 Year 25.7%
3 Year 18.1%
5 Year 14.1%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 17.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 34.2%
2018 6.5%
2017 18.1%
2016 -0.8%
2015 8.8%
2014 8.4%
2013 55.2%
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund
NameSinceTenure
Pyari Menon26 Sep 190.18 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Feeder - Franklin U S Opportunities Fund as on 31 Dec 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology24.11%
Financial Services17.78%
Health Care16.83%
Consumer Cyclical9.9%
Communication Services7.94%
Industrials7.93%
Real Estate6.28%
Consumer Defensive3.16%
Basic Materials0.98%
Energy0.61%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.86%
Equity95.54%
Other3.6%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Franklin US Opportunities I(acc)USD
Investment Fund | -
100%₹1,144 Cr3,149,367
↑ 141,801
Call, Cash & Other Assets
Receivables | -
0%₹5 Cr

4. Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund

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

Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 23 Jul 15. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 13.6% since its launch.  Return for 2019 was 31.8% , 2018 was 7.7% and 2017 was 16.9% .

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

Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund
Growth
Launch Date 23 Jul 15
NAV (27 Jan 20) ₹17.7487 ↓ -0.26   (-1.46 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹79 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating Not Rated
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.62
Sharpe Ratio 1.99
Information Ratio 0.24
Alpha Ratio 1.72
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 Dec 15₹9,991
31 Dec 16₹10,811
31 Dec 17₹12,638
31 Dec 18₹13,609
31 Dec 19₹17,939

Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund SIP Returns

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

Returns for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.2%
3 Month 7.6%
6 Month 9.3%
1 Year 24.6%
3 Year 17.5%
5 Year
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 13.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 31.8%
2018 7.7%
2017 16.9%
2016 8.2%
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund
NameSinceTenure
Anju Chhajer23 Jul 154.44 Yr.
Kinjal Desai25 May 181.6 Yr.

Data below for Nippon India US Equity Opportunites Fund as on 31 Dec 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Consumer Cyclical23.67%
Health Care21.82%
Communication Services15.05%
Financial Services13.07%
Technology8.54%
Energy5.38%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash12.48%
Equity87.52%
Other0%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
11%₹9 Cr
Mastercard Inc A (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | MA
6%₹5 Cr2,252
↑ 296
IQVIA Holdings Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 17 | IQV
6%₹5 Cr4,246
↑ 577
Microsoft Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | MSFT
6%₹5 Cr4,059
↑ 565
O'Reilly Automotive Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | ORLY
6%₹5 Cr1,458
↑ 195
Facebook Inc A (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 16 | FB
6%₹4 Cr2,978
↑ 427
Booking Holdings Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | BKNG
5%₹4 Cr297
↑ 44
Enbridge Inc (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | ENB
5%₹4 Cr15,120
↑ 2,243
Lowe's Companies Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 16 | LOW
5%₹4 Cr4,958
↑ 735
Anthem Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 18 | ANTM
5%₹4 Cr1,718
↑ 294

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 16.6% since its launch.  Ranked 7 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 34.3% , 2018 was 5.2% and 2017 was 14.1% .

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

ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 6 Jul 12
NAV (27 Jan 20) ₹31.86 ↓ -0.42   (-1.30 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹437 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.08
Sharpe Ratio 1.7
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio -4.14
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
31 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹10,068
31 Dec 16₹11,237
31 Dec 17₹12,823
31 Dec 18₹13,484
31 Dec 19₹18,103

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 ₹426,080.
Net Profit of ₹126,080
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 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month -1.1%
3 Month 6.9%
6 Month 12%
1 Year 22.1%
3 Year 15.7%
5 Year 13.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 16.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 34.3%
2018 5.2%
2017 14.1%
2016 11.6%
2015 0.7%
2014 12.7%
2013 45.7%
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rohan Maru19 Sep 136.29 Yr.
Priyanka Khandelwal30 Jun 172.51 Yr.

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

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care25.59%
Technology15.11%
Industrials12.3%
Consumer Cyclical12.09%
Consumer Defensive11.05%
Financial Services10.07%
Communication Services3.32%
Basic Materials2.51%
Energy2.35%
Utility1.97%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.21%
Equity96.79%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Amazon.com Inc (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 16 | AMZN
5%₹22 Cr1,633
↑ 115
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹18 Cr
Kellogg Co (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | K
3%₹13 Cr26,185
Microchip Technology Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 17 | MCHP
3%₹13 Cr17,162
Altria Group Inc (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | MO
3%₹13 Cr35,777
↑ 8,053
Nike Inc B (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 19 | NKE
3%₹13 Cr17,537
Intel Corp (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 18 | INTC
3%₹13 Cr29,659
Salesforce.com Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | CRM
3%₹13 Cr10,889
↑ 820
Merck & Co Inc (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | MRK
3%₹13 Cr19,423
↑ 3,807
Berkshire Hathaway Inc A (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | BRK.A
3%₹12 Cr05
↑ 01

6. 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 7.7% since its launch.  Ranked 8 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 32.5% , 2018 was -15.5% and 2017 was 30.9% .

Below is the key information for Principal Global Opportunities Fund

Principal Global Opportunities Fund
Growth
Launch Date 29 Mar 04
NAV (28 Jan 20) ₹32.5275 ↓ -0.47   (-1.43 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹17 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Principal Pnb Asset Mgmt. Co. Priv. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.46
Sharpe Ratio 1.53
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 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹9,035
31 Dec 16₹9,946
31 Dec 17₹13,020
31 Dec 18₹11,007
31 Dec 19₹14,580

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 ₹367,070.
Net Profit of ₹67,070
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 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.6%
3 Month 8.6%
6 Month 11.8%
1 Year 19.3%
3 Year 11%
5 Year 7.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
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%
2010 11.5%
Fund Manager information for Principal Global Opportunities Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rajat Jain1 Oct 0513.34 Yr.

Data below for Principal Global Opportunities Fund as on 31 Dec 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology26.02%
Industrials20.91%
Financial Services13.66%
Consumer Cyclical13.3%
Health Care7.56%
Basic Materials5.46%
Communication Services4.59%
Consumer Defensive3.87%
Energy2.5%
Utility1.24%
Real Estate0.8%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.08%
Equity99.92%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Principal Origin Glb Smlr Coms I Acc USD
Investment Fund | -
99%₹17 Cr131,290
Treps 01-Jan-2020
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹1 Cr
Net Receivable / Payable
Net Current Assets | -
2%₹0 Cr
364 DTB 09012020
Sovereign Bonds | -
0%₹0 Cr1,000

7. 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 7.8% since its launch.  Ranked 1 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 28.2% , 2018 was -13.6% and 2017 was 35.5% .

Below is the key information for Franklin Asian Equity Fund

Franklin Asian Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 16 Jan 08
NAV (28 Jan 20) ₹24.616 ↓ -0.29   (-1.15 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹138 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.85
Sharpe Ratio 1.49
Information Ratio -0.06
Alpha Ratio 6.87
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 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹9,541
31 Dec 16₹10,227
31 Dec 17₹13,854
31 Dec 18₹11,966
31 Dec 19₹15,335

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 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month -0.6%
3 Month 10.3%
6 Month 9.8%
1 Year 17.7%
3 Year 11.7%
5 Year 8.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 28.2%
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%
Fund Manager information for Franklin Asian Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Roshi Jain16 Jan 0811.88 Yr.
Pyari Menon26 Sep 190.18 Yr.

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

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services27.63%
Consumer Cyclical19.88%
Technology19.37%
Communication Services7.91%
Consumer Defensive6.96%
Basic Materials4.47%
Real Estate3.66%
Industrials3.06%
Energy1.46%
Health Care0.83%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Equity97.37%
Other2.63%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 14 | BABA
10%₹13 Cr9,063
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 09 | 2330
8%₹11 Cr146,714
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 08 | 005930
8%₹10 Cr32,100
Tencent Holdings Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 14 | 00700
8%₹10 Cr31,700
AIA Group Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 12 | 01299
7%₹10 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
Call, Cash & Other Assets
Receivables | -
3%₹3 Cr
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc ADR (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 16 | EDU
3%₹3 Cr3,660
PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 12 | BBCA
2%₹3 Cr195,429

8. 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 14.6% since its launch.  Ranked 3 in Global category.  Return for 2019 was 27.5% , 2018 was -1.1% and 2017 was 15.5% .

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

DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 3 Aug 12
NAV (27 Jan 20) ₹27.7897 ↓ -0.59   (-2.09 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹272 on 31 Dec 19
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.97
Sharpe Ratio 1.66
Information Ratio -0.93
Alpha Ratio -3.03
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 Dec 14₹10,000
31 Dec 15₹10,253
31 Dec 16₹11,259
31 Dec 17₹13,005
31 Dec 18₹12,866
31 Dec 19₹16,400

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 ₹405,518.
Net Profit of ₹105,518
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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 27 Jan 20

DurationReturns
1 Month -0.8%
3 Month 6%
6 Month 9.9%
1 Year 17.6%
3 Year 12%
5 Year 11.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 14.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 27.5%
2018 -1.1%
2017 15.5%
2016 9.8%
2015 2.5%
2014 13.1%
2013 46.7%
2012
2011
2010
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Kedar Karnik17 Jul 163.46 Yr.
Laukik Bagwe3 Aug 127.41 Yr.
Jay Kothari1 Mar 136.84 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund as on 31 Dec 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology22.09%
Health Care13.68%
Financial Services12.87%
Communication Services12.32%
Consumer Defensive10.62%
Consumer Cyclical9.03%
Industrials6.57%
Energy5.28%
Basic Materials1.89%
Utility1.65%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.01%
Equity95.99%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF US Flexible Equity I2 USD
Investment Fund | -
96%₹261 Cr1,396,568
↑ 25,246
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹11 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.

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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Very good article I got all the required information.

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