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NFO Alert: SBI Mutual Fund launches S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund; all you need to know

Updated: 18 May 2023, 10:34 AM IST
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SBI Mutual Fund announced the launch of the SBI S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund. The scheme opened for public subscription on May 18, 2023, and will close on May 24, 2023.

SBI Mutual Fund announced the launch of the SBI S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund.

SBI Mutual Fund announced the launch of the SBI S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund.

SBI Mutual Fund announced the launch of the SBI S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund, an open-ended index scheme that aims to replicate the composition of the S&P BSE Sensex Index and to generate returns that are commensurate with the performance of the S&P BSE Sensex Index, subject to tracking errors. However, there is no guarantee or assurance that the investment objective of the scheme will be achieved.

The scheme opened for public subscription on May 18, 2023, and will close on May 24, 2023. The scheme re-opens for continuous sale and repurchase within five business days from the date of allotment.

Q. What kind of mutual fund scheme is this?

This is an open-ended exchange-traded fund that aims to replicate the composition of the S&P BSE Sensex Index and to generate returns that are commensurate with the performance of the S&P BSE Sensex Index, subject to tracking errors.

Q. What is the main objective of investing in this fund?

The investment objective of the scheme is to replicate the composition of the S&P BSE Sensex Index and to generate returns that are commensurate with the performance of the S&P BSE Sensex Index, subject to tracking errors. However, there is no guarantee or assurance that the investment objective of the scheme will be achieved.

Q. How may one invest in this scheme?

Investors can invest under the scheme with a minimum investment of  5000 per plan/option and in multiples of Re 1. There is no upper limit for investment.

Under normal circumstances, the asset allocation of the scheme will be as follows:

Instruments 

Indicative allocations (% of total assets) 

Risk Profile 
MinimumMaximum

Stocks comprising the S&P BSE Sensex Index 

95%100%High

Government Securities including triparty repo and units of liquid mutual fund

0%5%Low  

Q. Are there similar mutual funds in the market?

To date, many asset management companies (AMCs) have launched such Sensex index fund schemes, thus, allowing inclined investors to avail of returns corresponding to the total returns of the securities in this particular index. These include:

Mutual Fund House Name of the Fund 
HDFC Mutual FundHDFC Index Sensex Plan 
LIC Mutual Fund  LIC MF Index Sensex Plan 
Nippon India Mutual Fund Nippon India Index S&P BSE Sensex Plan 
ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund ICICI Prudential S&P BSE Sensex Plan 
TATA Mutual Fund Tata S&P BSE Sensex Index Plan
UTI Mutual Fund UTI S&P BSE Sensex Plan 
Source: Kuvera.in

Q. How will the scheme benchmark its performance?

The performance of the scheme will be benchmarked against the S&P BSE Sensex TRI.

Q. Are there any entry or exit loads to this scheme?

This scheme involves no “Entry Load”, which means that investors do not have to pay anything to park their earnings in this scheme. The “Exit Load” would be subject to the following conditions.

- For exit on or before 15 days from the date of allotment: 0.20%

- For exit after 15 days from the date of allotment: Nil

Q. Who will manage this scheme?

Raviprakash Sharma is the designated fund manager of this scheme.

Q. Does the fund contain any inherent risk?

The scheme involves “Very High Risk” as per the details mentioned in the Scheme Information Document and is best suited to investors willing to understand that their principal will be subject to very high risk only. However, investors should consult their financial advisors if they doubt whether the product is suitable for them.

 

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First Published: 18 May 2023, 10:34 AM IST