Bangalore, 22 November 2022: Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund, a joint venture of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited (“Mahindra Finance”) and Manulife Investment Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has announced its ‘New Fund Offer’ (NFO). The Scheme called Mahindra Manulife Small Cap Fund is an open-ended equity scheme predominantly investing in small-cap stocks. This product is suitable for investors who are seeking long-term capital appreciation and Investment predominantly in equity and equity-related securities of small-cap companies.
Small-cap mutual funds have the potential to create wealth and generate alpha over the long term, as they provide exposure to companies which are potential market leaders in the industries they operate in and are likely to become future midcaps as they scale up. They are generally under-researched and under-owned, thus providing an opportunity for stock picking at reasonable valuations.
Anthony Heredia, MD & CEO, of Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund, said, “The Indian economy is well poised and have the potential to be one of the leading economies in the world over the coming decade. This may throw unprecedented opportunities across sectors and businesses, with many smaller companies using this possibility to become much larger over time. Small-cap funds would be an ideal option for long term investors looking to take advantage of this change and should become a core part of investor portfolios. Given our past track record in looking at these companies across our diversified fund range, we feel this is the right time to bring this product to market, and help our investors realize their longer-term wealth creation aspirations.”
Krishna Sanghavi, Chief Investment Officer – Equity, Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund said: “The investment objective of the fund is to generate long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of equity & equity related securities of small-cap companies. Indian small caps offer a wide range of companies that are likely to participate and grow with the Indian economy as India moves from the 7th largest to the 3rd largest economy in terms of size. The economy offers opportunities for many small-cap companies to grow to be mid-cap companies in the future. Small caps as a segment also allow a wider choice in sector allocation. Valuation-wise, small caps currently offer a good opportunity for investors who want to build a long-term equity portfolio.”
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