DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund launches DSP BlackRock A.C.E. Fund Series 1

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Pune, November 13, 2017: DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd, one of the premier asset management companies in India, today announced the launch of DSP BlackRock A. C. E. (Analysts’ Conviction Equalized) Fund- Series 1, a multi cap fund (a close ended equity scheme investing across large cap, mid cap and small cap stocks). DSP BlackRock A. C. E. Fund (the scheme) is based on the belief that a consistent investment process precedes strong performance. The three main pillars on which this scheme is based are People, Process and downside Protection. Top investment ideas are generated by analysts from a 16 member equity investment team. Access to these high-conviction equity ideas based on a foundation of a robust investment process coupled with potential downside protection when markets are trading at higher-than-average valuation levels are reasons why investors can consider the fund.

The scheme portfolio will consist of 45-55 high conviction ideas picked across sectors and market capitalizations. The scheme will avoid sector and stock allocation bias. It will do so by having sectoral allocation in line with NIFTY 500 and equal weights for all stocks within a sector. Stock weights will be rebalanced quarterly and stock inclusions/exclusions will be done real-time. The scheme also aims to protect the portfolio against falling markets through put options at a reasonable price.

In addition to idea generation from analysts and portfolio managers as well as in-depth company analysis, DSP BlackRock follows its proprietary benchmarking framework. Stocks are evaluated and rated based on a mix of seven key parameters.

The fund will be managed by M. Suryanarayanand will be open for subscription during its New Fund Offer period from 17 November, 2017 to 1 December,2017.

Kalpen Parekh, President, DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund said, “DSP BlackRock A.C.E. fund is a manifestation of our strong belief that process precedes performance when it comes to effective fund management. Through the A.C.E. fund, we are creating a market expansion opportunity for new investors as well as conservative investors, as the fund offers a blend of stock selection by a disciplined process of our analysts’ team along with use of low cost put options that would provide downside protection to the portfolio if the markets were to fall.”

Anup Maheshwari, CIO – Equities, DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund said, “With the launch of DSP BlackRock A.C.E. Fund, we are aiming to bring analysts’ conviction to the forefront. This fund is an attractive proposition for investors looking for better risk- adjusted returns given the potential for long term capital appreciation with likely lower volatility.”