HSBC Mutual Fund announced the launch of HSBC Multi Cap Fund – an open-ended equity scheme investing across large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap stocks.
The new fund offering (NFO) opens on 10 January 2023 and closes on 24 January 2023. The HSBC Multi Cap Fund aims to provide long-term wealth creation by investment in equity and equity-related securities across market capitalization.
The fund will have minimum weightage to large, mid and small caps (minimum of 25% in each) and flexible allocation of balance up to 25% to equity or debt securities and money market instruments. Given this structure, the fund has the potential to offer effective diversification.
On and from the close of business hours on November 25, 2022 (“Completion Date”), the schemes of L&T Mutual Fund were transferred to and form part of HSBC Mutual Fund (“HSBC MF”) and the HSBC AMC and its nominees had acquired the entire share capital of L&T AMC from L&T Sponsor and its nominees.
HSBC Multi Cap Fund will be managed by Venugopal Manghat, CIO—Equities, Sonal Gupta, Head of Research—Equity, and Kapil Punjabi, Senior Vice President and Fund Manager—Fixed Income for Domestic equities, overseas investments and fixed income investments respectively by the Scheme.
Commenting on the launch of the HSBC Multi Cap Fund, Kailash Kulkarni, Co-CEO, HSBC Asset Management (India) Private India, said, “With the launch of HSBC Multi Cap Fund, we are providing investors with an opportunity to benefit from investing across large cap, mid-cap and small cap stocks. With one fund, investors get three benefits: Large caps offer a lower probability of negative returns or limit downside within equities over the long term, mid-caps have more potential of delivering high growth and small caps offer more probability of delivering high alpha.”
On investment strategy, Venugopal Manghat, CIO-Equity, HSBC Asset Management Company India, said, “We stay true to our investment strategy for each scheme and remain consistent with its investment objective. Our investment strategy across schemes follows a more bottom-up approach. We evaluate companies on multiple parameters such as capital allocation and returns, competitive advantages, business potential, management, profitability and others. We keep the strategy simple and look forward to remaining invested for long periods of time for compounding benefit.”