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Principal Asset Management’s Principal Large Cap Fund NFO open till October 12; check features

Principal Asset Management has launched a new fund offer (NFO) Principal Large Cap Fund, an Open-ended Equity scheme predominantly investing in Large Cap stocks.

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Principal Asset Management has launched a new fund offer (NFO) Principal Large Cap Fund, an Open-ended Equity scheme predominantly investing in Large Cap stocks. The NFO will open for subscription from 28th September 2020 to 12th October 2020. The fund will allocate 80-85 per cent of its corpus to the top 100 Indian Large Cap stocks by market cap and actively invest up to 15 per cent in US stocks with a market cap higher than USD 50 Billion. The large-cap fund will aim to provide growth from Indian and US economies and depreciating currencies.

The fund will be benchmarked against the composite index of Nifty 100 Total Return Index (NIFTY100 TRI).

The Principal Large Cap Fund aims to achieve long term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio predominantly consisting of equity and equity-related securities of Large Cap companies including derivatives, with emphasis on risk management to reduce portfolio volatility.

The fund will draw from Principal’s proprietary global research expertise and experience and its robust investment framework for selection of US stocks.

Commenting on the NFO, Bharat Ravuri, Managing Director, Principal Asset Management said, “Principal Large Cap Fund is the first large cap fund in India that will enable investors to widen their investment horizon and tap into the investment opportunities provided by Large Cap Indian and US companies, especially those who are expected to emerge stronger from the changing economic landscape and have a higher growth and comparatively lower risk quotient..”

“Large cap funds have comparatively delivered better returns with lesser volatility over the long term. Our research indicates that a composite Index of 15% of the S&P 500 (INR) Index and 85% of the NIFTY100 Index outperforms the Indian indexes in multiple trailing periods and has lower volatility. The allocation to US large Cap companies would comprise up to 15 stocks around 4 to 6 sectors and include stable and high growth businesses with a global brand franchise,’’ said Rajat Jain, Chief Investment Officer, Principal Asset Management.

The Principal Large Cap Fund offers two special facilities like SMART and My Gain.

SMART aims to protect investors against a sharp fall in markets as it invests in a staggered manner to mitigate risks from timing the market.

My Gain facility allows investors to set a target rate of return and automatically shifts the appreciated amount to any Principal fund of their choice, when the target rate is achieved.

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