The diminishing index of NEPSE has discouraged a lot of individual investors. In such scenarios what steps are institutional investors taking? It will be interesting to see what shares did nine merchant banks running 13 mutual fund schemes opted in the month of Magh, 2075.
These funds have an investment in listed/ unlisted funds of 7.09 arba in Magh compared to Rs 7.05 arba in Poush. Similarly, mutual funds also have decreased bank balance from Rs 3.65 arba in Poush to Rs 3.50 arba. Mutual funds investment in debentures and public shares is stagnant at Rs 52.29 crores. Similarly, the funds also have invested 1.04% in primary shares which amounts to Rs 13.43 crores.
The top investments by mutual funds irrespective of sectors in the month of Magh are as follows:
The top most bought stocks in Magh by the overall mutual fund industry are as follows:
The top most sold stocks in Magh by the overall mutual fund industry are as follows:
Investment in commercial banking industry accounts for the highest sector-wise investment of Rs 2.36 arba. Likewise, they have investment of Rs 82.34 crore in shares of microfinance companies, accounting for the second-highest sector-wise value. Non-life insurance companies sector stands at the third highest investment priority for mutual funds with an investment worth Rs 81.56 crores.
Among the commercial banks, Nepal Bank Limited (NBL) is seen as the top priority for investment by mutual funds. It accounts an investment worth Rs 38.24 crores. NMB Bank Limited (NMB) stands at the second position with investment of Rs 25.74 crores. Everest Bank Limited (EBL) stands with the investment of Rs 15.46 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 9.42 crores. Garima Bikas Bank Limited (GBBL) is seen in the second position with an investment worth Rs 4.47 crores. Kailash Bikas Bank Limited (KBBL) has an investment of Rs 4.16 crores at the third position.
Among the listed microfinance companies, Chhimek Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. (CBBL), Sana Kisan Bikas Bank Ltd. (SKBBL) and Deprosc Development Bank Ltd. (DDBL) were the top three investment priorities for mutual funds. Mutual funds invested Rs 13.70 crores in Chhimek Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. (CBBL), Rs 13.40 crores in Sana Kisan Bikas Bank Ltd. (SKBBL) and Rs 10.59 crores in Deprosc Development (DDBL).
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 Company Limited (LICN) are the investment companies of top priorities for mutual funds. Mutual funds schemes have around Rs 24.87 crore investments in NLIC, Rs 19.48 crore investments in NLICL and Rs 16.84 crores investment in LICN.
Non-Life Insurance companies:
Among the non-life insurance companies in Nepal, Sagarmatha Insurance Company Limited (SIC), Shikhar Insurance Company Limited (SICL) and NLG Insurance Company Limited (NLG) are the investment companies of top priorities for mutual funds. Mutual funds schemes have around Rs 19.33 crore investments in SIC, Rs 12.12 crore investments in SICL and Rs 11.23 crores investment in NLG.
The inclination of investment in hydropower companies for mutual funds was in Chilime Hydropower Company (CHCL) with an investment of Rs 12.94 crore, Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Company (UPPER) with an investment of Rs 9.49 crore and Butwal Power Company Limited (BPCL) with an investment of Rs 9.42 crore.
As for finance companies, the top three investments were Manjushree Finance Limited (MFIL). Goodwill Finance (GFCL) and ICFC Finance Limited (ICFC). Mutual funds invested an amount of Rs 26.10 lakhs in Manjushree Finance, Rs 24.29 lakhs in ICFC Finance and Rs 14.41 lakhs in Goodwill Finance Limited.
Among the three listed hotels in NEPSE, mutual funds have given higher priority to Oriental Hotels Limited (OHL) with an investment of Rs 2.94 crores.
The mutual fund schemes also invest in other mutual funds. The mutual funds have preferred Citizens Mutual Funds (CMF1) as the best scheme for investment. It has an investment that accounts to Rs 1.16 crore. NMB Sulav Investment Fund-1 (NMBSF1) falls under the second highest investment value mutual fund. It has an investment of Rs 95.25 lakhs. Finally Sanima Equity Fund (SAEF) has a third highest investment of Rs 90.00 lakhs. Mutual funds have comparatively decreased their investment in other mutual funds than previous month.
Manufacturing & Production:
Mutual funds have invested Rs 1.64 crores in Bottlers Nepal (Terai) Limited (BNT) and Rs 55.10 lakhs in Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) as of Magh, 2075.
As for the others sector, mutual funds have invested Rs 29.39 crores in Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (NTC), Rs 19.63 crores investment in Citizen Investment Trust (CIT), and Rs 2.39 crores in Jalabidyut Lagani Tatha Bikas (HIDCL).
Preference shares and Promoter shares:
Similarly, the preference and promoter shares as per the choice of mutual funds are:
Hence, the overall analysis draws the top companies preferred by mutual funds for investment. This article might be helpful to the aspiring investors in the secondary market. What are your views on the mutual funds? Do you think the top investment decisions made by mutual funds are backed up with rationality? Please write to us in the comment section below.
(Disclaimer: Any kind of information that is provided in the article should not be used as a sole advice or recommendation by investors in order to design their investment portfolio. So, before taking steps for any kind of the information, the investors are required to base their judgment on their own financial analysis, appropriateness of the information and seek independent financial advice. The information of the company has been taken from the authorized sources such as website of the company, NEPSE, financial reports and press releases of the companies so, any changes not updated in these may differ in the analysis.)