(An open-ended Target Maturity index fund investing in constituents of CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL Index – June 2028. Relatively High interest rate risk and Relatively Low Credit Risk)
Mumbai, January 04, 2023: Axis Mutual Fund, one among the fastest growing fund houses in India, announced the launch of their new fund offer – Axis CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL June 2028 Index Fund. It is an open-ended target maturity index fund investing in constituents of CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL Index – June 2028; a relatively high interest rate risk and relatively low credit risk. The new fund will track the CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL Index – June 2028. The fund managers for the scheme are Kaustubh Sule and Hardik Shah. The minimum investment amount is Rs. 5,000 and in multiples of Rs. 1/- thereafter and there is no applicable exit load.
The investment objective of the scheme is to provide investment returns corresponding to the total returns of the securities as represented by the CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL Index – June 2028 before expenses, subject to tracking errors. However, there can be no assurance or guarantee that the investment objective of the scheme will be achieved. The open ended nature of such a fund means that investors can use systematic investment and withdrawal facilities to tailor entry and exit in the fund to meet investor objectives. Further, these funds do not have lock-ins and hence provide liquidity to investors, should they wish to redeem mid-term without any hassles.
The scheme would be allocating 95% to 100% of its underlying securities in Debt Instruments comprising CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL Index – June 2028 (in the same weightage as in the Index) and the remaining in Debt and Money Market instruments (only treasury bills and government securities having a residual maturity up to one year). The scheme will follow buy and hold investment strategy in which debt instruments by G-Sec & state government securities will be held till maturity unless sold for meeting redemptions/rebalancing.
Axis CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL June 2028 Index fund gives an opportunity to investors to invest in a high quality portfolio with minimal default risk. Government securities and SDLs are one of the most liquid instruments traded in the Indian debt market. The RBI has raised policy rates by ~225 bps between Apr ‘22 to Dec ’22 to combat rising inflation. This has resulted in a sharp retracement across the short end of the curve (1-3 Year segment) even as the long end of the curve remains anchored. Today, the flat yield curve offers opportunities for investors in the 5-year segment from a risk reward standpoint. Hence, the Axis CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL June 2028 Index fund offers an ideal investment opportunity for investors looking to lock inrates over the 5-year investment opportunity.
Commenting on the launch of the NFO, Chandresh Nigam, MD & CEO, Axis AMC said,“The current yield curve presents material opportunities to the investor with a medium to long term investment horizon. As a fund house that believes in ‘responsible investing’, we believe that the Axis CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL June 2028 Index Fund will be a notable add-on to the investor’s passive debt portfolio. As a passive fund, the product aims to replicate a designated index created by reputed index providers. Furthermore, the ‘held to maturity’ nature of target maturity strategies aims to minimize duration risk for investors who remain invested through the life of the fund.”
The new fund offers (NFO) opens for subscription from January 05, 2023 to January 16, 2023.
For more information, please visit www.axismf.com
Source: Bloomberg, Axis MF Research, RBI
*Investors should consult their financial advisers if in doubt about whether the product is suitable for them. (The product labelling assigned during the New Fund Offer is based on internal assessment of the Scheme Characteristics or model portfolio and the same may vary post NFO when actual investments are made)
Axis CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL June 2028 Index Fund is not a capital protection or guarantees returns scheme. Please refer to SID for detailed Investment Strategy and other scheme related features.
About Axis AMC: Axis AMC is one of India`s fastest growing assets managers offering a comprehensive bouquet of asset management products across mutual funds, portfolio management services and alternative investments.
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Disclaimer: This press release represents the views of Axis Asset Management Co. Ltd. and must not be taken as the basis for an investment decision. Neither Axis Mutual Fund, Axis Mutual Fund Trustee Limited nor Axis Asset Management Company Limited, its Directors or associates shall be liable for any damages including lost revenue or lost profits that may arise from the use of the information contained herein. Investors are requested to consult their financial, tax and other advisors before taking any investment decision(s). Statutory Details: Axis Mutual Fund has been established as a Trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, sponsored by Axis Bank Ltd. (liability restricted to Rs. 1 Lakh). Trustee: Axis Mutual Fund Trustee Ltd. Investment Manager: Axis Asset Management Co. Ltd. (the AMC). Risk Factors: Axis Bank Limited is not liable or responsible for any loss or shortfall resulting from the operation of the scheme. No representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy, completeness or fairness of the information and opinions contained herein. The AMC reserves the right to make modifications and alterations to this statement as may be required from time to time.
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