CEO Speak

Kailash Kulkarni

As this financial year comes to an end, it is time to reflect on the year gone by and learn our little bits that this year has taught us. So here are a few lessons from this year that I could think of: Markets are unpredictable We were all having a dream run in FY 18 that we kind of forgot that the markets can be volatile. Hence when it started showing uneven blips during the year, many investors panicked.

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Investment Basics

Why one should not chase short term performance?

There is a tendency among certain investors to keep checking the value of their investments. Has the stock price moved up or down? What was the closing value of the market index today? What was the NAV of the fund? Many feel that they need to be on top of the news so that they can manage their investments better. They argue: “The investing world is too dynamic. There are so many changes. In such a fast changing world, if you are not on your toes, you may lose out.”

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Distributor Corner

Equity Market Wrap - March, 2019

Indian equity market witnessed a sharp rally in month of March as opinion polls continued to indicate the possibility of current government retaining power and de-escalation in geopolitical tension between India and Pakistan. Nifty and Sensex ended higher by around 8%. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices outperformed its larger peers with a rise between 8-10%. Global markets remained volatile despite easing US-China trade tensions.

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Fund of the month

L&T Emerging Businesses Fund

Invest in companies which are in the early stage of development, with positive cash flows and have the potential to grow their revenue and profits at a faster rate than established businesses. At least 65% exposure to stocks beyond top 250, in terms of market capitalization. Bottom-up stock selection using our proprietary G.E.M investment approach.

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UPDATES

Media Update

Small cap champion sees strong earnings led growth - In a recent interview with Wealth Forum, Mr Soumendra Nath Lahiri, CIO, L&T Mutual Fund provides insights to his investment strategies for L&T Emerging Businesses Fund.

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Did You Know?

Sebi proposes regulatory body for mutual fund product distributors

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has proposed a self-regulatory body for distributors and advisors of mutual funds products. The regulator said the distributors of mutual fund products and investment advisers are becoming important players in the market and growing in number. There are about 1.24 lakh distributors of mutual fund products as on February 28, 2019 and 1,136 investment advisers registered with Sebi as on March 19, 2019.

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L&T Emerging Businesses Fund

The product is suitable for investors who are seeking*:

  • Long-term capital appreciation
  • Investment predominantly in equity and equity-related securities, including equity derivatives in Indian markets with key theme focus being emerging companies (small cap stocks); and foreign securities

*Investors should consult their financial advisers if in doubt about whether the product is suitable for them.

Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.