How Did Mutual Fund Perform in the Month of Magh? A Complete Analysis of Multiple Factors

Mon, Feb 27, 2023 5:11 PM on Mutual Fund, Exclusive,

There are currently 31 closed-end mutual funds listed on Nepal Stock Exchange, whereas 6 open-end schemes are traded directly in the respective fund manager. Sunrise Focused Equity Fund (SFEF) has recently issued its units to the general public and is yet to be listed for trading in NEPSE, upon which there will be 38 schemes altogether. Click here for a detailed list of Mutual funds. 

Mutual Funds have an investment in listed/unlisted companies of Rs. 21 Arba in the month of Magh compared to Rs. 20.39 Arba in Poush, 2079.

Similarly, the mutual fund bank balance increased to Rs. 8.988 Arba in Magh from Rs. 8.365  Arba in Poush. Mutual Funds have invested in debentures and bonds amounting to Rs. 3.22 Arba. Similarly, the funds also have invested 3.51% in primary shares/Rights which amounts to Rs. 1.363 Arba.

The top investments by mutual funds irrespective of sectors in the month of Magh are as follows:

The topmost bought stocks in Magh by the overall mutual fund industry are as follows:

The topmost sold stocks in Magh by the overall mutual fund industry are as follows:

Sector-wise Breakdown

Investment in the commercial banking industry accounts for the highest sector-wise investment of Rs. 6.298 Arba, making up 30.60% of total investment. Likewise, they have an investment of Rs. 3.474 Arba in shares of the Microfinance sector, accounting for 16.88% of the total investment. The Non-life Insurance sector stands at the third-highest investment priority for mutual funds with an investment worth Rs. 2.264 Arba, contributing 11% of total investments.

Commercial Banks:

Among the commercial banks, NIC Asia Bank Limited (NICA) is seen as the top priority for investment by mutual funds. It accounts for an investment worth Rs. 99.39 crores. Sanima Bank Limited (SANIMA) stands in the second position with an investment of Rs. 52.39 crores. Nepal Bank Limited (NBL) stands in the third position with an investment of Rs. 42.63 crores.

Development Banks:

As for the development banks, Garima Bikas Bank Limited (GBBL) has the highest investment preference among mutual funds. The mutual funds have invested an amount worth Rs. 37.21 crores. Muktinath Bikas Bank Limited (MNBBL) is seen in the second position with an investment worth Rs. 31.91 crores. Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank Limited (MLBL) has an investment of Rs. 14.64 crores in the third position.


As for the finance companies, the top two investments were Manjushree Finance Limited (MFIL) and Goodwill Finance company Limited (GFCL). Mutual funds invested Rs. 10.11 Crores in MFIL, and Rs. 8.17 crores in GFCL.

Hotels and Tourism:

Among the four listed hotels and the tourism sector in NEPSE, mutual funds have given higher priority to Chandragiri Hills Limited (CGH) with an investment of Rs. 4.24 crores.

Hydropower Companies:

The inclination of investment in hydropower companies for mutual funds was in Sanima Mai Hydropower Limited (SHPC) with an investment of Rs. 18.34 crores, Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHCL) with an investment of Rs. 17.31 crores, and Arun Valley Hydropower Development Company Limited (AHPC) with an investment of Rs. 10.66 crores.

Life Insurance Companies:

Among the life insurance companies in Nepal, National Life Insurance Company Limited (NLICL), Life Insurance Corporation Limited (LICN), and Nepal Life Insurance Company Limited (NLIC) are the investment companies of top priority for mutual funds. Mutual Fund schemes have around Rs. 61.59 crores in investments in NLICL, Rs. 35.69 crores in investments in LICN, and Rs. 34.26 crores in NLIC.


Manufacturing and Products:

Mutual Funds have invested Rs. 18.08 crores in Himalayan Distillery Limited (HDL), Rs. 16.62 crores in Shivam Cements Limited (SHIVM), and Rs. 5.99 crore in Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) as of Magh, 2079.

Microfinance Companies:

Among the listed microfinance companies, Chhimek Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (CBBL), Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (NUBL), and Sana Kisan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (SKBBL) were the top three investment priorities for mutual funds. Mutual Funds invested Rs. 69.87 crores in CBBL, Rs. 40.12 crores in NUBL, and Rs. 36.51 crore in SKBBL.

Mutual Fund:

The mutual fund schemes also invest in other mutual funds. Global IME Balance Fund-I (GIBF1) falls under the highest investment value mutual fund. It has an investment of Rs. 7.31 crores. NIC Asia Flexi Cap Fund (NICFC) has the second-highest equity fund with a value of Rs. 6.03 crores. Finally, Kumari Dhanabriddhi Yojana (KDBY) stood third-highest investment of Rs. 5.97 crores.

Non-Life Insurance companies:

Among the non-life insurance companies in Nepal, Neco Insurance Company Limited (NIL), Premier Insurance Company Limited (PIC), and NLG Insurance Company Limited (NLG) are the investment companies of top priority for mutual funds. Mutual Fund schemes have around Rs. 54.2 crores investments in NIL, Rs. 31.2 crore in PIC, and Rs. 20.20 crore in NLG.

Promoter shares:

Similarly, the promoter share as per the choice of mutual funds are:


As for the other sector, mutual funds have invested Rs. 34.95 crores in Nepal Reinsurance Company Limited (NRIC), and Rs. 17.53 crores in Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (NTC).


As for the Investment sector, Citizen Investment Trust (CIT) has the highest investment worth Rs. 27.25 crores. Similarly, Nepal Infrastructure Bank Limited (NIFRA) stands in the second position with an investment of Rs. 7.66 crores.

Change in NAV:

NAV stands for Net Asset Value which represents a fund’s per unit market value. Investors use this value to transact a particular mutual fund in the market. Since the NAV is calculated by subtracting all the liabilities from the total value of all the assets in a portfolio, the value changes in accordance with the change in their asset and liabilities.

In the month of Magh, 2079, Sunrise First Mutual Fund (SFMF) NAV gained the highest by 1.29% followed by MMF1 which has risen by 0.69%.

S.No. Mutual Fund  Symbol NAV as of Magh 2079 NAV as of Poush 2079 Price Change % Change
1 Sunrise First Mutual Fund SFMF 12.55 12.39 0.16 1.29%
2 Mega Mutual Fund - 1 MMF1 8.73 8.67 0.06 0.69%
3 Sanima Growth Fund SGF 9.99 9.98 0.01 0.10%
4 NMB Sulav Investment Fund - II NSIF2 10.34 10.33 0.01 0.10%
5 Prabhu Select Fund PSF 10.47 10.47 0 0.00%
6 NIBL Growth Fund NIBLGF 9.9 0 0 0.00%
7 Sunrise Focused Equity Fund SFEF 9.94 0 0 0.00%
8 Kumari Dhanabriddhi Yojana KDBY 10.65 10.68 -0.03 -0.28%
9 Laxmi Equity Fund LEMF 10.42 10.45 -0.03 -0.29%
10 NIC Asia Flexi Cap Fund NICFC 10.4 10.43 -0.03 -0.29%
11 Laxmi Unnati Kosh LUK 10.59 10.63 -0.04 -0.38%
12 NIC Asia Select-30 NICSF 10.25 10.29 -0.04 -0.39%
13 Global IME Samunnat Scheme 1 GIMES1 10.45 10.51 -0.06 -0.57%
14 NMB Hybrid Fund L- 1 NMBHF1 11.16 11.24 -0.08 -0.71%
15 Sunrise Bluechip Fund SBCF 9.58 9.65 -0.07 -0.73%
16 NIC Asia Dynamic Debt Fund NADDF 10.64 10.73 -0.09 -0.84%
17 NIBL Samriddhi Fund - 2 NIBSF2 8.96 9.05 -0.09 -0.99%
18 NMB 50 NMB50 11.51 11.64 -0.13 -1.12%
19 Sanima Large Cap Fund SLCF 9.68 9.79 -0.11 -1.12%
20 Global IME Balance Fund-I GIBF1 10.39 10.51 -0.12 -1.14%
21 NIBL Sahabhagita Fund NIBLSF 10.38 10.50 -0.12 -1.14%
22 Citizens Mutual Fund - 2 CMF2 10.33 10.45 -0.12 -1.15%
23 Nabil Equity Fund NEF 10.5 10.63 -0.13 -1.22%
24 Nabil Balanced Fund III NBF3 8.95 9.07 -0.12 -1.32%
25 NIC Asia Growth Fund NICGF 11.95 12.12 -0.17 -1.40%
26 Citizens Mutual Fund-1 CMF1 9.49 9.64 -0.15 -1.56%
27 RBB Mutual Fund 1 RMF1 9.39 9.55 -0.16 -1.68%
28 NIC ASIA Balanced Fund NICBF 11.26 11.46 -0.2 -1.75%
29 Siddhartha Equity Fund SEF 10.49 10.69 -0.2 -1.87%
30 NIBL Pragati Fund NIBLPF 10.53 10.74 -0.21 -1.96%
31 Siddhartha Investment Growth Scheme-2 SIGS2 10.59 10.81 -0.22 -2.04%
32 Nabil Balanced Fund - 2 NBF2 10.47 10.69 -0.22 -2.06%
33 Nabil Flexi Cap Fund NFCF 9.71 9.95 -0.24 -2.41%
34 Kumari Equity Fund KEF 10.83 11.1 -0.27 -2.43%
35 Siddhartha Systematic Investment Scheme SSIS 8.32 8.62 -0.3 -3.48%
36 Sanima Equity Fund SAEF 13.02 13.49 -0.47 -3.48%
37 Shubha Laxmi Kosh SLK 9.85 10.27 -0.42 -4.09%
38 NMB Saral Bachat Fund - E NMBSBF 9.18 9.61 -0.43 -4.47%

Analyzing the pattern of investment of mutual fund schemes can help investors design their own investment portfolios, and customize them on the basis of risk-taking capacity. It is also helpful for relatively new investors to make buy/sell decisions based on the decisions of the mutual fund's schemes and safeguard themselves against some risk.

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