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Equity markets are volatile by nature, they go through ups and downs as part of a long cycle. Instead of worrying about it, why not let the experts do it for you? SBI Balanced Advantage Fund is a dynamic asset allocation fund which invests in equity and debt depending on the current market conditions to balance the risk and the reward.
Optimal Asset Allocation
Allocation based on various parameters to determine the perfect mix of Long Equity, Arbitrage and Fixed Income
Dynamically managed Debt and Arbitrage portion of the scheme helps in reducing the volatility when the equity market turns unfavourable
Flexibility to have 0-100 % debt or equity
SWP (A)* Facility
Withdraw a fixed % of the cost of investment or a specified amount to get regular cash flow
* Facility is available in Growth & IDCW option. Withdrawals can be made monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly depending on option chosen. Withdrawals would be treated as redemptions and subject to exit load, if applicable. Please read the Scheme Information Document for more details.
Investors looking for long-term Wealth Creation
Investors looking for a Dynamic solution for the right mix of Debt & Equity
Risk-averse Equity Investors with minimum 3 years+ of Investment Horizon
The fund follows a Three-tiered investment strategy which finds the right asset mix, determines
the strategy tilt and selects the stocks accordingly.
1. Portfolios based on high conviction ideas of analyst team and Fund Manager discretion
1. Investments in high credit/sovereign portfolio to maintain liquidity.
2. Duration management to generate alpha- across the yield curve.
The portfolio is constructed in such a manner that alpha is generated through equity while it aims for stability through debt.
investment strategy is determined using a quantitative framework which decides how we invest in terms of market capitalization, investing style- value/ growth/ quality and sector preference.
Asset Allocation Model
The asset allocation between equity and debt will be decided by the Fund Manager using various parameters such as sentiment indicator, valuations and earning drivers.
The scheme will have Equity taxation* when the allocation to equity is >=65%
* Though it is a dynamic asset allocation scheme, the endeavour will be to keep atleast 65% of the total proceeds of the fund in domestic equity & equity related instruments (based on annual average of the monthly averages of opening and closing figures) to attract equity taxation benefits as per prevailing tax laws.
To provide long-term capital appreciation/income from a dynamic mix of equity and debt investments. However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized.
Type of Scheme
An open-ended dynamic asset allocation fund
Mr. Gaurav Mehta and Mr. Dinesh Balachandran for Equity portion
Mr. Dinesh Ahuja for Debt portion
Mr. Mohit Jain is the dedicated fund manager for managing overseas investments
CRISIL Hybrid 50+50 - Moderate Index TRI
NIL - If units purchased or switched in from another scheme of the Fund are redeemed or switched out up to 10% of the units (the limit) purchased or switched on or before 1 year from the date of allotment
1% of the applicable NAV - If units purchased or switched in from another scheme of the Fund are redeemed or switched out in excess of the limit on or before 1 year from the date of allotment
NIL - If units purchased or switched in from another scheme of the Fund are redeemed or switched out after 1 year from the date of allotment
Rs. 5000/- and in multiples of Rs. 1 thereafter
Additional Purchase: Rs. 1000/- and in multiples of Rs. 1 thereafter
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SBI Balanced Advantage Fund Decoded by Dinesh Balachandran, Sr. Fund Manager - SBIMF
About the Scheme
SBI Balanced Advantage Fund is an open-ended hybrid fund that dynamically manages its asset allocation between long equity including arbitrage and debt securities based on the market dynamics. The fund aims to capture the potential upside and limit the downside in a volatile equity market. The broad allocation range between different asset classes will be as given below:
|Instruments||Indicative allocations (% of total assets)||Risk Profile|
|Equity and Equity related instruments||0||100||High|
|Debt securities (including securitized debt) and money market instruments (including Triparty Repo, Reverse Repo and equivalent)||0||100||Low to Medium|
|Units issued by REITs and InvITs||0||10||Medium to High|
The investment objective of the Scheme is to provide long term capital appreciation / income from a dynamic mix of equity and debt investments. However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized.
The scheme can invest in foreign securities including ADR/GDR/Foreign equity and overseas ETFs and debt securities upto a limit of 20% of the net assets of the scheme.
The scheme performance will be benchmarked to CRISIL Hybrid 50+50 – Moderate Index TRI.
The minimum investment amount for the initial investment is Rs. 5000 and in multiples of Rs. 1 thereafter. Additional purchases can be made in Rs. 1000 and in multiples of Rs. 1.
The minimum redemption that can be done is of Rs. 500 or 1 Units or account balance whichever is lower.
Yes, you can start an SIP during the NFO period. The minimum SIP amount and number of instalments are given below –
|Frequency||Minimum amount and instalments|
|Daily||Rs. 500 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum 12 instalments|
|Weekly||Minimum Rs 1000 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum of six installments or minimum Rs. 500 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum 12 installments.|
|Monthly||Minimum Rs 1000 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum 6 months (or) minimum Rs. 500 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum 12 months|
|Quarterly||Minimum Rs. 1500 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum one year|
|Semi-Annual||Minimum Rs. 3000 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum of 4 instalments.|
|Annual||Minimum Rs. 5000 & in multiples of Re. 1 thereafter for minimum of 4 instalments.|
SBI Balanced Advantage fund offers two plans viz Direct and Regular. Direct plan is for investors who will invest directly with fund house or through Registered Investment Advisor. Regular plan is for investors who invest through any mutual fund distributorsincluding banks/wealth managers etc.. Both the plans offer growth and Income Distribution cum capital withdrawal (IDCW) Option.
No exit load will be charged if units acquired are redeemed or switched out upto 10% of the units (the limit) on or before 1 year from the date of allotment. An exit load of 1% is applicable if units are redeemed or switched out in excess of the limit on or before 1 year from the date of allotment. No exit load is applicable for units redeemed or switched-out after 1 year from the date of allotment.
Mr. Dinesh Balachandran and Mr. Gaurav Mehta will be managing the equity portion of the scheme. Mr. Dinesh Ahuja will be the fund manager for the fixed income portion and Mr. Mohit Jain is the dedicated fund manager for managing overseas investments in the scheme.
About Investment Strategy
The scheme proposes to follow a three-tiered investment strategy which would consist of:
Strategy Tilt (Style/Market-cap/Sector allocation)
Stock / Security Selection
The fund manager will determine asset allocation between equity and debt depending on prevailing market and economic conditions. The debt-equity mix at any point of time will be a function of various factors such as equity valuations, interest rates, view on the asset classes and risk management etc.
For Equity: The fund manager while selecting stocks will focus on the fundamentals of the business, the quality of management, the financial strength of the company, market leadership etc. The scheme will invest across sectors without any market cap or sectoral bias.
For Debt: The Scheme will invest in a diversified range of debt and money market instruments. The fund manager will allocate the assets of the scheme taking into consideration the prevailing interest rate scenario, yield curve, yield spread & the liquidity of the different instruments.
Asset Allocation in the scheme at any given point would be decided by the fund managers using parameters such as Sentiment Indicator, Valuations and Earnings Drivers. The first step involves analysis of various sentiment indicators (breath of the market, retail participation, MF flows, primary market activities among others) and market valuations (Trailing PE, Shiller PE, Earnings yield/ Shiller Earnings yield Bond yield spread) to determine the broad allocation towards equity (long equity). Further, earnings drivers help in determining the final allocation band for equity (net equity levels).
For the equity portion of the scheme, strategy tilt in terms of market cap allocation, style skewness – value/growth/quality and sector preference would be determined using a quantitative framework. Stock / security selection would be a bottom-up approach based on fund mangers’ conviction and model portfolio. The model portfolios are based on the highest conviction ideas of the analyst team.
The debt portion of the scheme would be invested in high credit and sovereign instruments to maintain liquidity in the scheme. The fund manager can dynamically manage the duration to generate alpha across the yield curve.
No. As an investor, you will not be taxed every time the scheme changes its asset allocation.
The scheme will have equity taxation when the allocation to equity is >=65%. The percentage of equity shareholding or unit held in respect of the fund, as the case may be, shall be computed with reference to the annual average of the monthly averages of the opening and closing figures. SBI Balanced Advantage Fund endeavours to maintain its gross equity exposure greater than or equal to 65%.
About SWP (A)
Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) is a ready-made tool to get regular cash flows in a very simple and tax-efficient manner. The scheme also offers SWP (A) facility that you can opt for to meet your regular cash flow requirements.
Under this facility, the investor can redeem a fixed amount or a fixed percentage of the cost of investment as on date of registration of SWP (A).
The minimum withdrawal amount should be Rs. 500 to avail the SWP (A) facility.
The withdrawal frequency under SWP (A) would be monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly. The limits placed on the withdrawals from the scheme through SWP(A) as explained in the table below.
|Frequency||Fixed % of the cost of investment as on date of registration of SWP (A) to be withdrawn or specified amount (in INR) subject to minimum of INR 500||Applicability of months for withdrawal in a specified frequency|
|Quarterly||1.5%||December, March, June, September|
|Half Yearly||3%||March & September|
|Monthly/Quarterly/Half Yearly/Yearly||Any amount||Applicable months as per chosen frequency|
In case, you mention both fixed % and amount as withdrawal amount under the facility, then fixed % will be considered under SWP (A) by default, subject to the maximum permissible percentage, and minimum withdrawal amount is Rs. 500.
In case, you specify the amount but miss mentioning the frequency for SWP (A), then the default frequency shall be considered as quarterly. In case you fail to tick any of the two options viz., amount and frequency or fixed %, then default shall be considered as quarterly frequency with 1.5 % fixed withdrawal on cost of investment as on date of registration subject to minimum of Rs. 500.
The first trigger of the SWP (A) facility will commence only on or after 25th April 2022. In case start date for the SWP (A) is not selected or legible or is unclear, then withdrawal under this facility will start from the subsequent month/quarter/half year/year.
The first trigger under SWP (A) facility starts only from 25th April 2022 to help create some surplus over the capital invested in the scheme. Thus, facilitating withdrawal out of the potentials gains.
Post April 2022, withdrawals will be made / effected on the 25th of the last month of the particular month/ quarter/ half year/ year and would be treated as redemptions. In case 25th is a non-business day, withdrawals would be effected on the next business day.
Yes, you can opt for this facility at folio/scheme/plan level by specifying the period and will be subject to exit load if any as applicable. You will be required to submit SWP (A) request at least 10 days prior to the first trigger date.
The withdrawal under this facility will terminate automatically if no unit balance is available in the folio/scheme/plan on the date of trigger or if the enrolment period expires; whichever is earlier. In case the unit balance in the folio/scheme/plan falls below the specified amount or % for SWP (A), the entire remaining amount in the folio will be processed and SWP (A) will be terminated.
No, it will not affect your investment in any way. However, the conversion of any physical units into demat mode will result in cancellation of any existing or future SWP (A) facility registration request. The request cannot be resubmitted.
In case there is already an existing SWP, and the investors opts for the SWP (A) facility then both the SWP and SWP (A) facilities will be operational in the scheme.
This FAQ is only for the purpose of providing general information. Please refer to Scheme related documents for complete details. Recipients are advised to seek independent professional advice before making any investments. The views / content expressed herein do not constitute the opinions of SBI Mutual Fund or SBI Funds Management Private Limited recommendation of any course of action to be followed by the recipient. SBI Mutual Fund / SBI Funds Management Private Limited is not guaranteeing or promising or forecasting any returns.
SBI Balanced Advantage Fund (G) Review
Nav of SBI Balanced Advantage Fund (G) as of 6/14/2022 is ₹9.89 with the total AUM as of 6/15/2022 is ₹23899.607. With Scripbox you can compare and check the latest nav for all mutual funds in India. SBI Balanced Advantage Fund (G) was launched on Aug 31, 2021.
Manage Market Volatility effectively
SBI Balanced Advantage Fund is a dynamic asset allocation fund which invests in equity and debt depending on the current market conditions to balance the risk and the reward.
- HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund.
- ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund.
- Nippon India Balanced Advantage Fund.
- Aditya Birla Sun Life Balanced Advantage Fund.
- Edelweiss Balanced Advantage Fund.
- L&T Dynamic Equity Fund.
- Principal Balanced Advantage Fund.
- Invesco India Dynamic Equity Fund.
Conservative investors looking for long-term capital growth at reasonable risk could consider investing in Balanced Advantage funds. It offers a dynamic solution with the right asset mix of equity and debt portion. Bear in mind, you have a minimum investment horizon of 3 years and moderately high-risk appetite.
The New Fund Offer (NFO) period for the SBI Balanced Advantage Fund is from August 12th 2021, to August 25th 2021. The scheme re-opens for further subscriptions and redemptions after five days from the date of allotment.
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- SBI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan-Growth. ...
- SBI Flexicap Fund Direct-Growth. ...
- SBI Bluechip Direct Plan-Growth. ...
- SBI Equity Hybrid Fund Direct Plan-Growth. ...
- SBI Multi Asset Allocation Fund Direct-Growth. ...
- SBI Magnum Equity ESG Fund Direct Plan-Growth.
The pitch is simple: When equity markets rise, Balanced Advantage Funds (BAFs) will sell equity automatically and therefore limit your downside. But when equity markets are down, your BAF will buy equities and profit when the markets move up. It takes away the task of asset allocation from your hands.
|Scheme Name||Absolute (%)||CAGR (%)|
|Aditya Birla SL Balanced Advantage Fund||38.06||12.15|
|ICICI Pru Balanced Advantage Fund||38.94||11.84|
|Nippon India Balanced Advantage Fund||35.15||10.12|
|IDFC Dynamic Equity Fund||32.02||12.37|
SBI Balanced Advantage Fund - Regular Plan shall attract an Exit Load, "For units in excess of 10% of the investment,1% will be charged for redemption within 1 year." 6. Minimum investment required is Rs 5000 and minimum additional investment is Rs 1000. Minimum SIP investment is Rs 500.
Any mutual fund scheme that invests in stocks can't be safe. It also cannot avoid volatility. So, invest in balanced advantage funds only if you can tolerate the risk of investing in stocks. Also, invest only if you have an investment horizon of at least five years.
1. SBI Balanced Advantage Fund - Direct Plan is Open-ended Dynamic Asset Allocation Hybrid scheme which belongs to SBI Mutual Fund House. 2. The fund was launched on Aug 31, 2021.
|Fund Name||3-year Return (%)*|
|PGIM India Flexi Cap Fund Direct-Growth||20.13%||Invest|
|Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund Direct-Growth||17.47%||Invest|
|SBI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan-Growth||13.58%||Invest|
|Canara Robeco Bluechip Equity Fund Direct-Growth||14.24%||Invest|
Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP) is a fixed tenure mutual fund scheme that invests its corpus in debt instruments maturing in line with the tenure of the scheme. The tenure of an FMP can vary between a few months to a few years.
|SBI Fund Name||1-year Return||3 years Return|
|SBI Technology Opportunities Fund||83.92%||27.08%|
|SBI Healthcare Opportunities Fund||56.69%||27.82%|
|SBI Banking & Financial Services Fund||68.38%||15.54%|
|SBI Small Cap Fund||93.47%||20.13%|
|Fund Name||1 Year Return||5 years Returns|
|SBI Focused Equity Fund||1.6%||20.4%|
|SBI Infrastructure Fund||-12.9%||14.8%|
|SBI Magnum Children's Benefit Plan||11.17%||18.52%|
|SBI Magnum Multi-cap Fund||10.84%||24.88%|
|Fund Name||1Y CAGR 3Y CAGR 5Y CAGR Till Date CAGR||Till Date CAGR|
|SBI Magnum Midcap Fund (G)||20.8%||15.9%|
|SBI Contra Fund (G)||20.8%||15.5%|
|SBI Healthcare Opportunities Fund (G)||21.6%||13.4%|
|SBI Small Cap Fund (G)||23.6%||19.5%|
Balanced Advantage Funds are good for conservative investors who are looking to generate higher returns than debt with limited risk. However, HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund is managed more aggressively than its peers and does not use derivatives to reduce its equity exposure below 65% of the corpus.
The dynamic nature of a balanced advantage fund is extremely useful for long-term wealth creation.
Difference Between Balanced Advantage Funds and Balanced Funds. A Balanced Advantage Fund primarily adjusts equity exposure on the basis of overall market valuations (expensive or cheap), whereas in the case of Balanced Mutual Funds, there is a pre-decided ratio of equity and debt investments.
MFDs and RIAs currently do not favour lumpsum investment in equity-oriented funds and are advising their clients to look at hybrid funds like balanced advantage funds. Of the six leading MFDs and RIAs we contacted, four of them said they won't recommend lump sum investment in equity funds due to high valuations.
- BOI AXA Mid and Small Cap Equity and Debt Fund. (Erstwhile BOI AXA Mid Cap Equity And Debt Fund) ...
- Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund. (Erstwhile Sundaram Balanced Fund) ...
- ICICI Prudential Multi-Asset Fund. (Erstwhile ICICI Prudential Dynamic Plan)