There are currently 20 mutual funds in the country. Sanima Large Cap Fund (SLCF) is a new mutual fund added to the list.
Mutual Funds have an investment in listed/unlisted companies of Rs. 17.49 Arba in Falgun compared to Rs. 16.79 Arba in Magh. Similarly, mutual funds have increased the bank balance to Rs. 7.30 Arba in Falgun from Rs. 6.12 Arba in Magh. Mutual Funds have invested in debentures and bonds amounting to Rs. 1.65 Arba. Similarly, the funds also have invested 2.69% in primary shares which amount to Rs. 78.83 crores.
The top investments by mutual funds irrespective of sectors in the month of Falgun are as follows:
The topmost bought stocks in Falgun by the overall mutual fund industry are as follows:
The topmost sold stocks in Falgun by the overall mutual fund industry are as follows:
Investment in the commercial banking industry accounts for the highest sector-wise investment of Rs. 6.86 Arba, making up 39.19% of total investment. Likewise, they have an investment of Rs. 2.38 Arba in shares of microfinance companies, accounting for 13.60% of total investment. The Non-Life Insurance sector stands at the third-highest investment priority for mutual funds with an investment worth Rs. 1.93 Arba, contributing 11.04% of total investments.
Among the commercial banks, Nabil Bank Limited (NABIL) is seen as the top priority for investment by mutual funds. It accounts for an investment worth Rs. 84.59 crores. NIC Asia Bank Limited (NICA) stands at the second position with an investment of Rs. 84.48 crores. Nepal Bank Limited (NBL) stands with the investment of Rs. 63.03 crores.
As for the development banks, Muktinath Bikas Bank Limited (MNBBL) has the highest investment preference among mutual funds. The mutual funds have invested an amount worth Rs. 27.37 crores. Garima Bikas Bank Limited (GBBL) is seen in the second position with an investment worth Rs. 22.38 crores. Shine Resunga Development Bank Limited (SHINE) has an investment of Rs. 12.71 crores at the third position.
As for the finance companies, the top three investments were ICFC Finance Limited (ICFC) and Shree Investment Finance company Limited (SIFC). Mutual funds invested an amount of Rs. 3.78 Crores in ICFC, Rs. 65.84 lakhs in SIFC.
Hotels and Tourism:
Among the four listed hotels in NEPSE, mutual funds have given higher priority to Chandragiri Hills Limited (CGH) with an investment of Rs. 5.32 crores.
The inclination of investment in hydropower companies for mutual funds was in Sanima Mai Hydropower Limited (SHPC) with an investment of Rs. 17.32 crores, Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHCL) with an investment of Rs. 13.83 crores and Butwal Power Company Limited (BPCL) with an investment of Rs. 11.56 crores.
Life Insurance Companies:
Among the life insurance companies in Nepal, Nepal Life Insurance Company Limited (NLIC), National Life insurance Company Limited (NLICL), and Life Insurance Corporation Limited (LICN) are the investment companies of top priorities for mutual funds. Mutual Fund schemes have around Rs. 39.38 crores in investments in NLIC, Rs. 36.69 crores investments in NLICL and Rs. 27.43 crores in LICN.
Manufacturing and Products:
Mutual Funds have invested Rs. 28.62 crores in Himalayan Distillery Limited (HDL), Rs. 5.26 crores in Bottlers Nepal (Terai) Limited (BNT) and Rs. 4.41 crore in Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) as of Falgun, 2077.
Among the listed microfinance companies, Chimmek Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (CBBL), Sana Kisan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (SKBBL), and Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (NUBL) were the top three investment priorities for mutual funds. Mutual Funds invested Rs. 45.16 crores in CBBL, Rs. 31.56 crores in SKBBL and Rs. 20.37 crores in NUBL.
The mutual fund schemes also invest in other mutual funds.
NMB 50 (NMB50) falls under the highest investment value mutual fund. It has an investment of Rs. 6.02 crores. Sanima Equity Fund (SAEF) has the second-highest equity fund of the value of Rs. 4.67 crores. Finally, Nabil Balances Fund-2 (NBF2) stood third-highest investment of Rs. 4.06 crores.
Non-Life Insurance companies:
Among the non-life insurance companies in Nepal, Neco Insurance Company Limited (NIL), Shikhar Insurance Company Limited (SICL), and Premier Insurance Company Limited (PIC) are the investment companies of top priorities for mutual funds. Mutual Fund schemes have around Rs. 46.26 crores investments in NIL, Rs. 36.19 crores in SICL and Rs. 19.19 crores in PIC.
Preference shares and Promoter shares:
Similarly, the preference and promoter share as per the choice of mutual funds are:
As for the other sector, mutual funds have invested Rs. 34.05 crores in Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (NTC), Rs. 32.68 crores in Nepal Reinsurance Company Limited (NRIC).
The investment sector is the new sector added to the Nepalese Stock Market (NEPSE).
As for the Investment sector, Nepal Infrastructure Bank Limited (NIFRA) has the highest investment worth Rs. 72.35 crores. Similarly, Citizen Investment Trust (CIT) stands in the second position with an investment of Rs. 28.18 crores.
Change in NAV:
NAV stands for Net Asset Value at which represents a fund’s per unit market value. Investors use this Value for the transaction of 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 Falgun, 2077, Sunrise Fund Mutual Fund (SFMF) has the NAV of Rs. 17.05; a gain of 13.29%. SFMF is followed by Citizens Mutual Fund-1 (CMF1) with the NAV Rs. 13.82; a gain of 8.31%.
|Sunrise First Mutual Fund
|Citizens Mutual Fund-1
|Citizens Mutual Fund-2
|NIBL Sahabhagita Fund 1
|NIC Asia Dynamic Debt Fund
|NIBL Pragati Fund
|Global IME Samunnat Scheme 1
|Laxmi Unnati Kosh
|Sanima Equity Fund
|Laxmi Equity Fund
|NIC Asia Balanced Fund
|NMB Hybrid Fund L-1
|NIC Asia Growth Fund
|NIBL Samriddhi Fund 1
|Nabil Balanced Fund-2
|Siddhartha Investment Growth Scheme-2
|Siddhartha Equity Fund
|Nabil Equity Fund
|Sanima Large Cap Fund
Analyzing the pattern of investment of mutual fund schemes can help investors design their own investment portfolios, 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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