NFO alert: IDFC US Equity FoF closes on August 12

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IDFC US Equity Fund of Fund (FoF) is an open-ended scheme investing in overseas mutual funds and exchange traded funds focusing on US equities.

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What is a fund of fund?
A fund of fund is a mutual fund scheme that invests in other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and even hedge funds. It pools investors’ money and puts it in other schemes rather than directly investing in stocks or any other asset class.

Investment objective

The aggressive vaccination drive, pent-up demand and large stimulus package are expected to drive the US economy in 2021 to its highest growth levels in the last four decades. IDFC US Equity FoF aims to benefit from these strong structural opportunities in the US markets as the country’s economy rebounds from the pandemic-led slowdown.

The fund will invest in the JP Morgan US Growth scheme, which has a well-tested and proven track record. It has assets under management of $1.88 billion and has delivered market-beating returns since its inception in 2000. The fund has invested in global companies across sectors—from finance to technology to industrial.

Hence, investing in JP Morgan US Growth Fund through IDFC US Equity FoF could improve a portfolio’s diversification and returns. For instance, a portfolio with 20% exposure to the US market and 80% exposure to the Indian markets has outperformed the Nifty50 index’s returns over the last five years. Also, the US markets have low correlation to the Indian markets. This means having access to the US markets will provide stability to investors when Indian markets are going through a downturn.

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Asset allocation

Instrument Allocation (% of total assets) Risk profile
Minimum Maximum
Units/shares of overseas mutual fund scheme (/s)/exchange traded fund (/s) investing in US equity securities 95 100 Very high
Debt securities, money market instruments, and/or units of debt and liquid schemes 0 5 Low to medium

Scheme details

Name IDFC US Equity FoF
Type An open-ended fund of fund scheme investing in units/shares of overseas mutual fund Schemes (/s) / exchange traded fund (/s) investing in US equity securities.
Category Equity-Fund of Fund
Expense ratio Up to 2.25%
Benchmark Russell 1000 Growth Index
Load structure Entry: Nil
Before 12 months: 1%
After 12 months: Nil
Fund manager
  • Mr. Viraj Kulkarni
  • Mr. Harshal Joshi
Options Growth and income distribution-cum-capital withdrawal plan
Minimum application amount (during NFO) ₹5,000 and in multiples of ₹1 thereafter
Additional application amount ₹1,000 and in multiples of ₹1 thereafter

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This product is suitable for investors who are seeking*: Riskometer
  • To create wealth over long term
  • Diversification of returns through investing in a fund mainly investing in units/shares of overseas mutual fund scheme (/s) / exchange traded fund (/s) which invests in US equity securities

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

Note: The above information has been sourced from the Scheme Information Document provided by IDFC Asset Management Limited. To read the entire document, click here


RKSV Securities India Private Limited (ARN/Distributor - 107930; brand name Upstox) is the distributor of the mutual fund. Please consult your investment advisor before investing.

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