February 8, 2024
Coimbatore: Axis Mutual Fund, one among the fastest growing fund houses in India, is pleased to announce the launch of its New Fund Offer – Axis S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund (an open-ended index fund tracking the S&P BSE Sensex TRI). The fund will be managed by Mr. Karthik Kumar (Fund Manager) and Mr. Ashish Naik (Fund Manager). The new fund will track the S&P BSE Sensex TRI benchmark. The minimum investment amount is Rs. 500 and in multiples of Re.1/- thereafter.
A representation of the large cap companies in India, the S&P BSE Sensex Index is a free float market-weighted stock market index of 30 well-established and financially sound companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Considering the wide spectrum of sectors the index covers, it offers investors a diversified portfolio and an opportunity to participate in the growth story of various sectors with a single index.
Axis AMC , MD & CEO B. Gopkumar said, “With the increasing acceptance of passive investing strategies, we recognize the need to provide an investment option that aligns with the evolving preferences of today’s investors. The launch of the Axis S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund demonstrates our commitment towards providing an extensive bouquet of products, offering diversified investment solutions. In last two decades, equity investors have showcased resilience, and we believe that the Axis S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund has the potential to create long-term wealth opportunities for investors. The fund also aims to offer a cost-effective solution to participate in the market’s growth narrative.”
The investment objective of the Axis S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund is to provide returns before expenses that corresponds to the total returns of the S & P BSE Sensex TRI subject to tracking errors. However, there is no assurance that the investment objective of the scheme will be achieved. The Scheme endeavours to invest in stocks forming part of the underlying index in the same ratio as per the index to the extent possible. Essentially, 95% to 100% of the investments will be made in securities covered by S&P BSE Sensex TRI and for the remaining, the fund has the flexibility to invest in Debt and Money Market investments. To that extent follows a passive investment strategy, except to the extent of meeting liquidity and expense requirements. (Please refer to SID for detailed Asset Allocation & Investment Strategy and other scheme related features available at www.axismf.com).
Ashish Gupta, Chief Investment Officer, Axis AMC asserts, “India’s market capitalization crossed the $4 trn mark in December 2023 and India is now the fourth largest by market cap. As India continues to record a strong GDP growth with multiple positive drivers in place to sustain it, we wanted to create an opportunity for investors that would allow them to participate in this growth story. With the launch of the Axis S&P BSE Sensex Index Fund, we are aiming to create a low friction investment strategy that relies on broader market wisdom to yield wealth creation opportunities for investors.”
The scheme aims to invest and maintain domestic equity exposure greater than 95% of net assets at all times. Accordingly, the resulting tax treatment will be that of equity mutual funds. Given the mutual fund structure, investors can look to invest through various systematic options like SIPs, STP’s & lumpsum investments. Investments through SIPs can offer an efficient and convenient way for investors to participate in the growth of the overall market, encouraging regular and disciplined investing, regardless of market conditions.