India, March 22, 2023: Tata AIA Life Insurance (Tata AIA) has launched, NFOs under the aegis of #ProtectYourFuture.
- Sustainable Equity Fund &
- Dynamic Advantage Fund
at NAV of Rs. 10 per unit.
Tata AIA’s Sustainability Equity Fund seeks to generate capital appreciation in the long term by investing in companies that adopt sustainable or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) friendly practices. The fund will invest 80-100% in equity and equity-related instruments following ESG criteria. and upto20% in other equities or debt or money market instruments. Demonstrating the fund’s core philosophy, Tata AIA will plant a sapling that will be geo-tagged and provide a digital certificate of the same to every policy holder, investing in this fund.
Tata AIA’s Dynamic Advantage Fund aims to generate superior and steady returns, despite factors like market volatility. The fund will dynamically allocate the investment corpus between Equity and Debt depending upon market conditions.
Investments in the two NFOs can be made through Tata AIA’s ULIP offerings like Fortune Pro, Wealth Pro, Fortune Maxima, and Wealth Maxima. Consumers can also avail this opportunity by purchasing Tata AIA’s unique investment-linked protection solutions, Param Rakshak and Sampoorna Raksha Supreme. Consumers can thus benefit from market-linked returns while securing their loved ones with the protection of a life insurance cover.
Harshad Patil, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO), of Tata AIA Life Insurance, said, “Protecting our future is crucial in these times of volatility and economic uncertainty. At the same time, we are witnessing significant climatic changes, clearly revealing the negative impact of rapid urbanization and development on our planet. Keeping this in mind, we have come up with two unique NFOs that will enable investors to tide through these challenges while contributing to a better future of our planet.”
Speaking about the Sustainable Equity Fund, he said “Today, consumers are keen to ensure their financial security, while contributing to a greener environment. Investors millennial consumers are leaning towards environmentally responsible companies, be it from an investment perspective or choosing their products for consumption. Tata AIA’s Sustainable Equity Fund offers investors a unique opportunity to benefit from sustainable investment avenues to secure their financial future while helping create a better tomorrow for mankind. It may be noted that echoing these trends, the ESG 100 index in India has given better returns than the broader Nifty 50 or 100 index over 3 and 5 years duration.”
Sustainability is currently an important criterion for businesses when it comes to adopting sustainable or ESG friendly protocols. Apart from categories such as financial inclusion, Sustainable investing covers new age fields such as Electric Mobility, Robotics, and Automation Information access, etc. Many Infotech, Fintech, and other firms are making rapid progress in these contemporary categories, offering exciting long-term investment opportunities. From a consumer perspective, increasing social consciousness and environmental concerns are influencing their purchase decisions. According to Nielsen, 75% of Millennials are eco-conscious to the point of changing their buying habits to favor environmentally friendly products. 90% of Millennials are interested in pursuing sustainable investments. Thus, there exists great opportunity to create investments that allow individuals to truly embrace owning their financial futures and doing their bit for the environment.
The Tata group has been at the forefront of sustainability. In fact, it is ranked No.1 on sustainability across Asia in 2022 as per GlobeScan Sustainability Leaders Survey.
When it comes to making consistent returns in the markets, it is important to remember that no asset class outperforms others at all times. Hence it is very important that one diversifies the investments and leaves the job of allocating funds amid market volatility to professional fund managers with business cycles getting shorter and markets reacting to various events, a dynamic asset allocation fund can help generate consistent returns across market cycles.
“The Dynamic Advantage Fund aims to provide investors returns despite volatile market conditions. It will do so by dynamically investing in a combination of equity and debt avenues. Investors can thus benefit from the growth potential of equity while benefiting from the downside protection that debt funds investments offer. Investors no longer need to closely track the markets and rebalance their portfolio manually, a task nearly impossible given the sharp and regular market movements.” Harshad added.
Tata AIA has a well-defined research process and methodology and takes a long-term view based on fundamental research. It follows a robust investment philosophy of portfolio construction through bottom-up stock selection by focusing on companies with sustainable earnings growth. Further, the investment team has been quite stable and has stayed with the company for a long, ensuring a consistent investment approach. This has generated consistent risk-adjusted investment returns to meet investors’ long-term objectives and return expectations.
The below table showcases the performance of existing equity funds of Tata AIA since inception in comparison to the benchmark returns.
|5-year returns||Since inception returns|
|TATA AIA Funds||Morningstar
|Fund returns (%) *||Benchmark returns (%) *||Fund returns (%) *||Benchmark returns (%) *|
|Multi Cap Fund||5 Star||21.05||12.39||20.77||12.80|
|Top 200 Fund||5 Star||19.10||12.39||18.33||15.54|
|Whole Life Mid Cap Equity Fund||5 Star||12.63||10.00||14.63||12.30|