Mirae Asset Dynamic Bond Fund is an open-ended income fund which aims to generate optimal returns through active management of a portfolio of debt and money market instruments.
|Type ||An Open ended Income Scheme ||Benchmark Index ||CRISIL Composite Bond Fund Index
|Min. investment: ||-Lump sum - Rs 5,000 and in multiples of Re 1 thereafter
- Systematic Investment Plan - Rs 1,000 and in multiples of Re 1 thereafter
- Dividend payout
- Dividend Reinvestment
|Face Value ||Rs 10 per unit ||Expense Ratio: ||Upto 2.25%
|Entry Load ||NA ||Exit Load: ||0.50% if redeemed within 6 months (180 days) from the date of allotment |
Nil if redeemed after 6 months (182 days) from the date of allotment
|Issue Opens ||March 03, 2017 ||Issue Closes ||March 17, 2017 |
The investment objective of the scheme is to generate optimal returns through active management of a portfolio of debt and money market instruments.
However, there is no assurance or guarantee that the objectives of the scheme will be realised and the Scheme does not assure or guarantee any returns.
*Source: Scheme Information Document
Is this fund for you?
Dynamic bond funds can be an alternative to route for debt fund investors in changing interest scenario. Mirae Asset dynamic Bond Fund (MADBF) is an open-ended income fund with an objective to generate optimal returns through active management of a portfolio of debt and money market instruments. It is a pure debt fund with flexibility to move across the debt and money market securities depending on the evolving interest rate scenario.
Therefore, the fund manager is expected to hold papers across maturities. The objective of actively managing the portfolio is to improve on returns vis-à-vis a less active portfolio. So, ideally, the fund would generate returns across the interest rate cycles; but depending on how the fund manager plays the cycle. If a wrong call is taken, the potential returns could get hindered.
These funds are considered to be ideal if you wish to play the interest rate cycle, but provided you have an investment horizon of medium term (at least 3 years) to long-term (5 years), and have slightly a high-risk appetite.
How will the fund allocate its assets?
Under normal circumstances, the asset allocation pattern followed by the fund will be as under:
(*Source: Scheme Information Document)
|Instruments ||Indicative allocations |
(% of total assets)
|Risk Profile |
|Minimum ||Maximum |
|Money market instruments & Debt securities ||0% ||100% ||Low to Medium |
Further, the offer document states that:
- The scheme does not intend to invest in securitized debt and overseas / foreign securities
- The scheme may invest in repo/reverse repo in corporate bonds
- The scheme shall not engage in short selling, credit default swaps and securities lending and borrowing
- The scheme shall not invest in any unrated debt instruments and derivatives
- The scheme will not advance any loans
- The scheme will not invest more than 10% of its NAV in debt instruments comprising money market instruments and non-money market instruments issued by a single issuer which are rated not below investment grade by a SEBI registered credit rating agency
- The scheme shall not make any investment in any fund of funds scheme
What investment strategies will the fund follow?
In an endeavour to achieve the investment objective set out, MADBF will invest in debt and money market instruments and follow the below mentioned investment strategy…
The investment team will primarily use a top down approach for taking interest rate view, sector allocation along with a bottom up approach for security/instrument selection. The bottom up approach will assess the quality of security/instrument (including the financial health of the issuer) as well as the liquidity of the security.
The fund being a medium to long-term investment option it has the flexibility to respond to continuously changing market scenario by actively managing its portfolio in line with the evolving interest rate scenario. During periods when interest rates are expected to decline, the duration of the portfolio may be increased and during periods when interest rates are expected to harden, duration of the portfolio may be decreased. Similarly, the fund will change its allocation when spreads on corporate bonds are expected to contract, proportion of corporate bonds in portfolio may be increased and vice-versa. The interest rate risk/duration risk of the scheme may change substantially depending upon the outlook on interest rates and other factors like steepness of yield curve and bond spreads. Such outlook will be developed by assessment of various macro factors like economic growth, inflation, credit pick-up, liquidity and other such factors as considered relevant.
Further the fund aims to minimize various risks such as interest rate risk, reinvestment risk, credit risk and liquidity risk etc. through diversification. The credit risk is minimized primarily guided by credit ratings assigned by external credit rating agencies. The credit quality of the portfolio will be continuously monitored using in-house research capabilities as well as inputs from external sources including independent credit rating agencies.
Fund Manager Profile
Mr. Mahendra Kumar Jajoo: He is the Head – Fixed Income of Mirae Asset Global Investments (India) Private Limited. He is Chartered Account, Company Secretary and is a CFA charter holder. He holds a rich experience spanning over 25 years in the financial services industry. At Mirae Asset Mutual Fund, he is overall responsible for supervising debt schemes.
The other schemes managed by Mr Jajoo are: Mirae Asset Savings Fund and Mirae Asset Cash Management Fund and Mirae Asset Prudence Fund (Debt portion) and Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund (Debt portion).
On evaluating the fund’s investment objective and the current policy rate scenario MADBF is certainly a risky bet. Ever since the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy was announced on February 08, 2017, debt yields have been rising. This is because, apart from keeping interest rates unchanged, RBI also change the stance of it monetary policy from ‘accommodative’ to ‘neutral’ citing risk to the inflation trajectory. So, it appears that the interest rate has come full circle. In addition, the rise in the global yield and rising commodity prices are adding pressure on RBI’s decision-making. The forthcoming fiscal stimulus by the US President Donald Trump is adding to the woes. The Federal Reserve is likely march forward to normalise interest rates backed by signs of economic vigour depicted by the US economy.
On the aforesaid backdrop, portfolio construction will be a challenge, and so would generating appealing returns. However, being a dynamic bond fund MADBF has the flexibility to invest across the debt and the money market instruments with the changing rate cycle.
Hence, how the fund manager makes plays the interest rate cycle, remains the key to MADBF’s future performance.
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