ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage
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|Risk||Moderately High risk|
|Fund Type||Dynamic Asset Allocation|
|Exit Load||1% for 365 Days|
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|State Bank of India||2.24%|
About ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund is an open ended equity oriented scheme that aims to generate reasonable returns by investing in a blend of large and mid-caps stocks and using derivatives to hedge the downside risk of the portfolio. The fund also aims at investing a portion of its assets in fixed income securities issued by the government, public sector undertakings, and private companies with an aim to generate accrual income and potential capital appreciation.
Pros & Cons of ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund offers the following benefits: 1. This scheme provides a convenience of diversification in form of a single docket of mutual fund. An investor thus need not go through the hassle of analyzing and selecting a bouquet of funds. 2. A calculated combination of debt and equity components makes the funds less vulnerable to market volatility. The equity components of the fund are aimed at generating capital appreciation and their debt components serve as securities to shield the investment from unforeseen market corrections. 3. It seeks to provide investors an opportunity to benefit out of market volatility.
Certain drawbacks of ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund 1. While it might seem that ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund is virtually risk free, it is not entirely the case. Balanced funds have their own share of risk. While in case of a direct investment across a number of stocks and debt instruments, one can relocate the resources among different funds as diversification for tax planning or wealth creation.
Fund Information and Statistics of ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund
i) Inception / Launch date
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund was launched on Dec 30, 2006 by ICICI Mutual Fund AMC.
ii) Risk level
Being an open ended large and mid-cap, this fund is a moderately high risk bet and suitable for investors who have a long-term investment horizon of more than 5 years.
Redemption of Units will be done by a repurchase/buyback by the fund house. Under normal circumstances, your fund house will dispatch the redemption proceeds within 10 business days from date of receipt of request.
iv) Fund Manager
The fund is managed by different fund managers. The equity portion is managed by Mr. Sankaran Naren, Mr. Rajat Chandak, Mr. Ihab Dalwai and Mr. Dharmesh Kakkad. The Debt portion is managed by Mr. Manish Banthia and overseas portion is managed by Ms. Priyanka Khandelwal.
v) Entry / Exit load
|Upto 15% of units within 18 months from the date of allotment||Nil|
|More than 15% of units within 18 months from the date of allotment||1% of applicable NAV|
|After 18 months from the date of allotment||Nil w.e.f 10th November 2016|
Tax benefits of investing in the fund
Long term capital gains tax applies to returns on this fund. A capital gain registered during a period of less than 1 year is defined as Short-term Capital Gain (STCG). A capital gain registered over a period of more than 1 year is defined as Long-term Capital Gains (LTCG). STCG are taxed at the rate of 15%. Long term capital gains in excess of Rs 1 lakh are taxed at the rate of 10% without the benefit of indexation.
About ICICI Mutual Fund
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund is managed by ICICI Mutual Fund AMC, one of India’s largest Fund houses with a proven track record of delivering returns. The fund has been on the forefront of financial innovation leading to a well-diversified portfolio of around 47 mutual fund products, across equity and debt.
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All investments come with risk. Risk is the volatility or fluctuation in the price (and returns) of the investment. Usually,
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