The whole objective in these first 10 years had been to build a standalone, profitable, self-sustaining business in India.
And we consciously took the equity AUM route because that’s where the margins are higher.
The fund’s exposure to large-caps, for a long period of time, has been around 75 per cent, and in excess of 80 per cent for the past three years.
This has been in sync with its benchmark, the BSE 200 Index, where large-caps constitute about 85 per cent currently.
While reviewing this change, we also realised that the leeway to invest in mid-caps in a typical large-sized multi-cap fund is 25-28 per cent, vs. The important point is that the gap is only 5-10 per cent if we consider the current industry pattern.
Considering the above, we deemed it fit to move it to the large-cap category, given the primarily fact that portfolio changes are not required, and we are not diluting our endeavour to generate decent risk-adjusted returns.
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