UTI Mutual Fund aims Rs 500 cr via new equity fund scheme

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 5 2014, 00:45am hrs
UTI Mutual Fund targets to raise about Rs 500 crore from its new close ended equity fund product that will open for subscription on August 13.

"We are targeting Rs 500 crore from this fund," Group President, Sales & Marketing, Suraj Kaeley said here.

The closed ended 'UTI Focussed Equity Fund-Series 1 (1100 days)' is the new fund offer by the company which will be close for subscription on August 17, 2014.

It is a 1,100 days (three years) equity oriented scheme that will invest in a compact portfolio of 30 securities, Head-Equity, Anoop Bhaskar said while addressing reporters.

"The primary objective of the scheme is to generate long term capital appreciation by investing predominantly in equity and equity related securities of listed companies...The scheme will normally hold up to 30 stocks in the portfolio," the company said.

However, the fund will not invest in securitised debt.

The product on offer is open to resident individuals, institutions, Non-Resident Indians and Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs).

The minimum amount of investment is fixed at Rs 5,000 and in multiples of Re 1 thereafter. And the scheme will be listed on the NSE.

"Going forward we believe there are various factors that are positive. In most of the macro-economic factors there is far greater stability. There is far greater certainty, so we have come up with the fund during this time," Bhaskar told reporters.

He also said due to favourable conditions, there is a greater possibility that the corporates are expected to see double digit earnings growth in coming 2-3 years.

UTI Mutual Fund is a fund sponsored by State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).