SBI Mutual Fund has announced the launch of SBI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund, an open-ended index scheme which would replicate the performance of the Nifty Next 50 Index, efficiently with relatively lower costs. Read on to know more.
What is the offering
The new index fund will track 24-year-old Nifty Next 50, thereby giving an opportunity to participate in the growth of future market leaders
Nifty Next 50 indexâ€™s return since inception stood at 15.56% CAGR (as on March 31, 2021)
The investment objective of the scheme is to provide returns that closely correspond to the total returns of the securities as represented by the underlying index, subject to tracking error.
What is the index
NIFTY Next 50 was launched on December 24, 1996 with a base date of November 4, 1996, and base value 1,000 points, which represented 50 companies from Nifty 100 after excluding the constituents of Nifty 50. The index is well-diversified across sectors with a less concentrated exposure to any one sector. The Nifty Next 50 Index is rebalanced on a semi-annual basis. Â
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How will the fund invest
The scheme would invest minimum 95% and maximum 100% investment in securities covered by Nifty Next 50 Index with up to 5% in Money Market instruments (including commercial papers, commercial bills, treasury bills, triparty repo, Government securities having an unexpired maturity up to one year, call or notice money, certificate of deposit, usance bills, and any other like instruments as specified by the Reserve Bank of India from time to time) and units of liquid mutual fund.
The minimum application amount required is of Rs. 5,000 and in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter.
Investments can also be done through daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual SIP. Â
The fund Manager for the SBI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund would be Raviprakash Sharma, CFA, who also manages SBI Nifty Index Fund and other Exchange Traded Funds of the fund house.
Who is it suitable for
This new scheme would be suitable for investors who are seeking long term capital appreciation, investment in securities covered by Nifty Next 50 Index and gain access to growth of potential market leaders.
What the fund-house says
Vinay M. Tonse, MD & CEO, said: â€œAs a fund house, we have built a strong franchise in the passive investment space, in addition to our actively managed funds. I believe SBI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund is a good opportunity for those who want to take advantage of the merits of passive investing and at the same time benefit from the growth potential of future market leaders which comprise the underlying index.â€
D P Singh, Chief Business Officer, said: â€œSBI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund is our second index fund offering in addition to our existing SBI Nifty Index Fund and other passive offerings in the ETF category. We will continue to expand our offerings to customers helping them choose their investments as per their goals.â€