Overview of Mutual Fund Trends in Nepal: Sector-wise Investments, Top Stocks, and NAV Changes in Magh

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 12:18 PM on Mutual Fund, SS Pro, Latest,

There are currently 35 closed-end mutual funds listed on the Nepal Stock Exchange, whereas 7 open-end schemes are traded directly in the respective fund manager. " NIBL Stable Fund" has issued its units to the general public but is yet to be listed for trading in NEPSE, upon which there will be 43 schemes altogether.

*Note that NIBL Pragati fund, a close-end fund, has reached maturity, and as a result, its NAV report is not available.

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Mutual Fund Schemes have an accumulative investment in listed/unlisted companies of Rs. 29.32 Arba in the month of Magh compared to Rs. 29.27 Arba in Poush, 2080.

Similarly, the mutual fund bank balance decreased to Rs. 6.03 Arba in Magh from Rs. 6.96 Arba in Poush. Mutual Funds have invested in debentures and bonds amounting to Rs. 3.55 Arba. Similarly, the funds also have invested 3.56% in primary shares/Rights which amounts to Rs. 1.61 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

Mutual funds had significant holdings in various sectors as of the end of Magh. Investment in the commercial banking industry accounts for the highest sector-wise investment of Rs. 6.55 Arba, making up 22.31% of total investment. Likewise, they have an investment of Rs. 4.06 Arba in shares of the Non-Life Insurance sector, accounting for 13.84% of the total investment. The Life Insurance sector stands at the third-highest investment priority for mutual funds with an investment worth Rs. 3.94 Arba, contributing 13.44% of total investments.

Smaller allocations were observed in sectors like manufacturing and products, promoter share, and others. These sector-wise holdings provide insight into the diversification strategies employed by mutual funds and their preferences for sector exposure.

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. 78.68 Crores. Sanima Bank Limited (SANIMA) stands in the second position with an investment of Rs. 73.13 crores. Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited (SCB) stands in the third position with an investment of Rs. 45.98 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. 58.25 crores. Muktinath Bikas Bank Limited (MNBBL) is seen in the second position with an investment worth Rs. 47.65 crores. Shine Resunga Development Bank Limited (SHINE) has an investment of Rs. 35.80 crores in the third position.


As for the finance companies, the top two investments were Manjushree Finance Limited (MFIL) and ICFC Finance Limited (ICFC). Mutual funds invested Rs. 12.19 Crores in MFIL and Rs. 6.12 Crores in ICFC.

Hotels and Tourism:

Among the six listed hotels and the tourism sector in NEPSE, mutual funds have given higher priority to Soaltee Hotel Limited (SHL) with an investment of Rs. 11.39 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. 35.15 crores, with an investment of API Power Company Limited (API) Rs. 19.16 crores, and Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHCL) with an investment of Rs. 18.74 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. 88.91 crore in investments in NLICL, Rs. 56.17 crore in investments in LICN, and Rs. 48.3 crore in NLIC.

Manufacturing and Products:

Mutual Funds have invested Rs. 34.89 crore in Shivam Cements Limited (SHIVM), Rs. 19.73 crore in Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL), and Rs. 19.26 crore in Himalayan Distillery Limited (HDL) as of Magh, 2080.

Microfinance Companies:

Among the listed microfinance companies, Chhimek 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. 76.54 crore in CBBL, Rs. 64.14 crore in SKBBL, and Rs. 40.34 crore in NUBL.

Mutual Fund:

The mutual fund schemes also invest in other mutual funds. Citizens Super 30 Mutual Fund (C30MF) falls under the highest investment value mutual fund. It has an investment of Rs. 20.75 crores. Sunrise Focused Equity Fund (SFEF) has the second-highest equity fund with a value of Rs. 18.66 crores. Finally, NIC Asia Growth Fund 2 (NICGF2) stood third-highest investment of Rs. 15.29 crores.

Non-life insurance companies:

Among the non-life insurance companies in Nepal, Neco Insurance Company Limited (NIL), Siddhartha Premier Insurance Limited (SPIL), and Sagarmatha Lumbini Insurance Company Limited (SALICO) are the investment companies of top priority for mutual funds. Mutual Fund schemes have around Rs. 82.74 crore investments in NIL, Rs. 79.08 crore in SPIL, and Rs. 73.76 crore in SALICO.

Promoter shares:

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


As for the other sector, mutual funds have invested Rs. 1.02 Arba in Himalayan Reinsurance Limited (HRL), and Rs. 34.58 crores in Nepal Reinsurance Company Limited (NRIC).


As for the Investment sector, Citizen Investment Trust (CIT) has the highest investment worth Rs. 28.66 crores. Similarly, Nepal Infrastructure Bank Limited (NIFRA) stands in the second position with an investment of Rs. 8.03 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 following the change in their asset and liabilities.

In the month of Magh, 2080, Himalayan 80-20 (H8020) NAV gained the highest by 1.33% followed by NADDF with a 0.47% gain. Conversely, Citizens Mutual Fund-1 (CMF1) lost the highest 2.87%.

S. No. Mutual Fund  Symbol NAV as of Magh  in Rs NAV as of Poush in Rs  Price Change % Change
1 Himalayan 80-20 H8020 10.7 10.56 0.14 1.33%
2 NIC Asia Dynamic Debt Fund NADDF 10.77 10.72 0.05 0.47%
3 Nabil Flexi Cap Fund NFCF 10.32 10.31 0.01 0.10%
4 Citizens Super 30 Mutual Fund C30MF 10.78 10.77 0.01 0.09%
5 NIC Asia Growth Fund 2 NICGF2 9.93 9.98 0 0.00%
6 Prabhu Smart Fund PRSF 10.94 10.96 -0.02 -0.18%
7 Siddhartha Systematic Investment Scheme SSIS 9.31 9.33 -0.02 -0.21%
8 Global IME Balance Fund-I GIBF1 10.51 10.55 -0.04 -0.38%
9 RBB Mutual Fund 2 RMF2 10.79 10.84 -0.05 -0.46%
10 RBB Mutual Fund 1 RMF1 10.04 10.09 -0.05 -0.50%
11 Prabhu Select Fund PSF 10.62 10.68 -0.06 -0.56%
12 Laxmi Value Fund-II LVF2 10.35 10.41 -0.06 -0.58%
13 Siddhartha Investment Growth Scheme 3 SIGS3 10.57 10.64 -0.07 -0.66%
14 Kumari Sunaulo Lagani Yojana KSLY 11.11 11.19 -0.08 -0.71%
15 Laxmi Equity Fund LEMF 10.22 10.30 -0.08 -0.78%
16 Laxmi Unnati Kosh LUK 10.29 10.38 -0.09 -0.87%
17 Shubha Laxmi Kosh SLK 10.27 10.36 -0.09 -0.87%
18 Sanima Growth Fund SAGF 10.96 11.06 -0.1 -0.90%
19 NIBL Sahabhagita Fund NIBLSF 10.27 10.37 -0.1 -0.96%
20 NIC ASIA Balanced Fund NICBF 10.54 10.65 -0.11 -1.03%
21 Sunrise First Mutual Fund SFMF 11.25 11.37 -0.12 -1.06%
22 Nabil Balanced Fund III NBF3 9.33 9.43 -0.1 -1.06%
23 Kumari Equity Fund KEF 10.32 10.44 -0.12 -1.15%
24 NIC Asia Flexi Cap Fund NICFC 11 11.13 -0.13 -1.17%
25 NIBL Samriddhi Fund - 2 NIBSF2 9.14 9.25 -0.11 -1.19%
26 NIC Asia Select-30 NICSF 11.1 11.25 -0.15 -1.33%
27 Siddhartha Equity Fund SEF 9.83 9.97 -0.14 -1.40%
28 NIBL Growth Fund NIBLGF 10.3 10.45 -0.15 -1.44%
29 Kumari Dhanabriddhi Yojana KDBY 10.9 11.06 -0.16 -1.45%
30 Siddhartha Investment Growth Scheme-2 SIGS2 9.88 10.03 -0.15 -1.50%
31 Sunrise Focused Equity Fund SFEF 10.17 10.33 -0.16 -1.55%
32 Nabil Balanced Fund - 2 NBF2 10.15 10.31 -0.16 -1.55%
33 NMB 50 NMB50 10.72 10.89 -0.17 -1.56%
34 Sunrise Bluechip Fund SBCF 9.78 9.94 -0.16 -1.61%
35 Sanima Large Cap Fund SLCF 9.92 10.09 -0.17 -1.68%
36 NIC Asia Growth Fund NICGF 11 11.19 -0.19 -1.70%
37 Mega Mutual Fund - 1 MMF1 8.9 9.07 -0.17 -1.87%
38 NMB Sulav Investment Fund - II NSIF2 11.27 11.49 -0.22 -1.91%
39 Citizens Mutual Fund - 2 CMF2 9.86 10.06 -0.2 -1.99%
40 Sanima Equity Fund SAEF 11.18 11.43 -0.25 -2.19%
41 NMB Saral Bachat Fund - E NMBSBF 9.2 9.46 -0.26 -2.75%
42 Citizens Mutual Fund-1 CMF1 10.17 10.47 -0.3 -2.87%
43 NIBL Stable Fund NSTF 10 - - -

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