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Arbitrage Mutual Fund: Park short-term surplus aiming capital appreciation with minimal risk, periodic income & tax arbitrage..!


Arbitrage Mutual Fund: Park short-term surplus aiming capital appreciation with minimal risk, periodic income & tax arbitrage..! 




Investors may use arbitrage fund to park their short-term surplus aiming capital appreciation with minimal risk, periodic income and tax arbitrage. 

The fully hedged equity portfolio looks out for better arbitrage opportunities and keeps risk of any directional equity calls away.

In the current market environment where there is higher risk aversion on account of credit issues& market volatility, arbitrage funds can provide a relatively safer investment avenue for short term parking of funds. The fully hedged equity portfolio takes the worry off for the investor and targets higher yield from arbitrage opportunities. On debt side, the fund manager focuses on quality debt instruments (such as AAA , A1+) with low duration of 175-250 days.

UTI Arbitrage Fund is one among the early generation of arbitrage funds which was launched in 2006 and now has a 13-year track record spanning across different market cycles. The fund has exhibited decent performance besides paying monthly dividend under its regular and direct plans. 

The fund has delivered average return of 6.47% (rolling returns) on 6 months daily basis under its regular-growth option (data period: October 2014 to October 2019).

During the same period the fund has generated return in the range of 4.95% (Minimum) to 9.37% (maximum) on 6 months daily rolling basis without any instances of negative returns. On compounded annual growth basis, the fund has delivered a return of 6.40% under its regular plan and 6.92% under its direct plan on 1 year basis . (data as of 31st October 2019).

The fund being equity oriented enjoys certain tax arbitrage (in respect of capital gains tax and dividend distribution) compared to other debt investment avenues. The fund has a reasonable track record of monthly dividend distribution. 

The periodic income in the form of dividend can help investors plan out their finances in a holistic manner. The NAV appreciation in addition to this adds to overall return.


Arbitrage Mutual Fund: Park short-term surplus aiming capital appreciation with minimal risk, periodic income & tax arbitrage..! Reviewed by Investment Guru on November 20, 2019 Rating: 5 Arbitrage Mutual Fund: P ark short-term surplus aiming capital appreciation with minimal risk, periodic income & tax arbitrage..!   ...

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