Just as other magics, the magic of compounding must be seen to believe it. If someone tells you that you can accumulate ₹66 lakh merely by investing a small sum of ₹10,000 each month in a mutual fund scheme in a span of 15-16 years, it sounds incredible but this is, in fact, true.
Kotak Emerging Equity Fund Scheme, a mid-cap fund, has delivered a compounded return of 13.51 percent per annum since the launch of scheme in March 2007.
Even a lumpsum investment grows handsomely when invested in the right scheme with a high CAGR over a long period. However, the returns are higher when investment is made via systematic investment plans (SIPs) because it offers the rupee cost averaging. This refers to the averaging out of cost at which mutual fund units are bought.
Here we imagine a situation wherein a small monthly investment of ₹10,000 is made in a mid-cap fund – Kotak Emerging Equity Fund. And the corpus grows to a reasonably high sum.
Sample this: if you had invested ₹10,000 for 190 months, you would have accumulated more than ₹66 lakh by investing only ₹19 lakh. Here we explain how this takes place and more about the scheme
Kotak Emerging Equity Fund was launched on March 30, 2007. The fund is managed by fund manager Pankaj Tibrewal. The total assets under management (AUM) of the scheme amount are nearly ₹23,334 crore and the scheme’s benchmark is Nifty midcap 150 TRI.
|Tenure (years)||CAGR (%)||Corpus (Rs)||Investment (Rs)|
|Since Inception (Mar 30, 2007)||13.51||66,38,614||19 lakh|
(Source: calculated when ₹10,000 invested in the scheme each month)
As we can see in the table above, if someone had invested ₹10,000 in the past three years, it would have grown to ₹4,94,939 by investing only ₹3.6 lakh. Upon investing the money at the same pace for first five years, the accumulated sum would have grown to ₹8,41,232 while the investment stands at ₹6 lakh.
However, in the following five years, corpus grew to ₹34.75 lakh against an investment of ₹12 lakh. And finally, the total investment swells to ₹66.38 lakh if someone had invested a sum of ₹10,000 each month since the scheme’s launch in Mar 2007. And remember that the total investment made in this case stands at only ₹19 lakh.