NFO period: 13th October – 27th October, 2014
Highlights of the NFO
A 3.5 years close ended equity fund of select 25 stocks#:
- Invests in around 15 high conviction large-cap stocks#
- Invests in 10 high conviction mid/small cap stocks with bottom up approach#
- Aims to identify out-performers on absolute basis over medium term.
- 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, October 13, 2014: ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has announced the launch of ICICI Prudential Growth Fund - Series 4, a three and half year close ended equity fund that aims to provide capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of equity and equity related securities.
Speaking on the launch of this fund and the thought behind it, Mr. Nimesh Shah, MD & CEO, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd. said, "India’s economic cycle is showing signs of revival and is possibly out of the low growth - high inflation cycle. The macro trend so far has been encouraging with key macro indicators like Current Account Deficit (CAD), Balance of Payment (BOP), Inflation and Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) flows showing improvement. The softening of commodity prices could further make the environment conducive for equities. Therefore, we believe that equities could see reasonable returns as factors that characterize a market top - like industrial production growth in double digits, lower interest rates and inflation are likely in the next 2-3 years"
The fund will be managed by Mr. Yogesh Bhatt and Mr. Vinay Sharma.
*Mr. Ashwin Jain for investment in ADR/GDR/ Foreign securities
There are sufficient reasons to launch ICICI Prudential Growth Fund- Series 4 at this juncture:
- Recent government steps, such as de-bottlenecking of large infrastructure projects could improve capacity utilization and boost growth.
- India’s expense to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio has declined from 2010 levels, providing headroom for the Government for investment in capital expenditure.
- Globally there are strong deflationary forces resulting into fall in prices of various commodities - this bodes well for India's fiscal improvement.
- Improvement in industrial production numbers, auto sales growth, durables loan growth and diesel consumption ticking up are all signs of improved sentiments.
- With sentiments improving, corporate performance is expected to improve significantly considering that sales growth and margins expand in an up cycle.
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.