NFO period: 14thJuly – 28th July, 2014
Highlights of the NFO:
- A three year and half year close ended equity fund investing in 40-60 stocks#
- Aims to identify companies which are likely to see growth in earnings over the tenure of the scheme
- Aims to invest across market cap with a bias towards mid and small cap space.
- Aims to declare commensurate dividends.*
#The number of stocks provided is to explain the investment philosophy and the actual number may go up or down depending on the prevailing market conditions at the time of investment.
*Dividends will be declared subject to availability of distributable surplus and approval from Trustees
Mumbai, July 18, 2014: ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has announced the launch of ICICI Prudential Growth Fund - Series 2, a three and half year close ended equity fund that aims to provide capital appreciation by investing in a well-diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments.
Speaking on the launch of this fund and the thought behind it, Mr. Nimesh Shah, MD & CEO, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd. said, "The Indian economy is on the cusp of bouncing back from the crunching slowdown of the past few years. Many comprehensive measures have been announced by the new government for getting economic growth back on track. With the economy bound to recover sooner or later, we believe equities make a case for investment as the compounding asset class. At the current market valuations, we recommend investors look at equities with a three to five year horizon"
The fund will be managed by Mr. Yogesh Bhatt, Fund Manager, ICICI Prudential AMC & Mr. Vinay Sharma, Fund Manager, ICICI Prudential AMC. Overseas investment will be managed by Mr. Ashwin Jain.
Several opportunities in the offing for earnings growth:
- Investment in railways infrastructure could benefit all the ancillary industries namely, wagons, steel, logistics, etc.
- Currently, defence requirements are being imported and Government of India has a clear plan of increasing local production for the same.
- Power demand to recover going forward as economic activity picks up.
- If the economy improves, savings rates as well as new business premiums are expected to go up boosting the Insurance sector.
The minimum application amount for the fund is Rs 5,000 (plus in multiples of Rs.10)
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About ICICI Prudential AMC:
ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd. (IPAMC) is a joint venture between ICICI Bank, a leading and trusted name in financial services in India and Prudential Plc, one of United Kingdom’s largest players in the financial services sector.
The company has forged a position of preeminence in the Indian Mutual Fund industry. It is one of the leading Asset Management Company’s contributing significantly towards the development of the Indian Investor and the growth of the Indian mutual fund industry.
From a well - diversified range of investment solutions that cater to all its investors needs to various facilities and services to make investing simpler, ICICI Prudential AMC is always looking to create long-term wealth and value for investors through innovation, consistency and sustained risk adjusted performance. Today, the organization is an ideal mix of investment expertise, resource bandwidth & process orientation. It is always looking to take an extra step to simplify its investor’s journey to meet their financial goals, while ensuring that it maintains pace with rapidly changing technologies.