FUND PHILOSOPHY

Contained headline inflation and slower growth is positive for fixed income market. It will not only help RBI to infuse necessary durable system liquidity but also opens up the possibility of further rate cuts. Global growth inflation dynamics also prompted other key central banks to maintain their growth supportive stance. All these factors are favourable for the domestic fixed income market. Hence, in the near term interest rate movement is likely to be range bound with softer bias. However, over the medium term, Government’s commitment towards fiscal deficit target, crude price movement, progress of monsoon and FII flows are likely to impact the market sentiment.

OVERVIEW OF MARKET

During the month, Nifty gained ~3% led by signs of progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine, Government reforms to promote a self-reliant India and RBI’s measures to provide relief to the bond markets. Globally, The US Fed shifted its policy framework to focus more on economic growth rather than inflation. Among the sectors, Metals, Auto and BFSI outperformed while FMCG, IT and Pharma underperformed the Nifty during the month. According to Bloomberg, during the month, FIIs were net buyers to the tune of about Rs 453bn, while domestic mutual funds sold around Rs 84bn.

Nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of pandemic resulted 1QFY21 GDP contraction of 23.9% compared to 3.1% growth in 4QFY20. The Index of Industrial Production fell by 16.6 % in June compared to a decline of 33.9% in May. CPI inflation moved up to 6.9% in July against 6.2% in June. WPI inflation contracted by 0.6% in July as against a contraction of 1.8% in June

Fixed income yileds rose during the month. The 10 year benchmark G-Sec (5.79% GOI 2030) closed 28 bps higher at 6.12% as against 5.84% last month

EQUITY

While GDP contracted in Q1, certain high frequency indicators have shown improvement in August indicative of tentative urban demand and faster recovery in rural areas. Further, supply side issues are likely to ease as new unlock 4.0 norms would relatively restrict further intermittent lockdowns. Global economies are also witnessing gradual recovery in economic indicators coupled with flattening Covid curve. Global central banks continue to provide ample liquidity and Governments are working towards growth stimulation. With weakening US dollar and prolonged low interest rates regime, emerging markets continues to see healthy inflows In the backdrop of gradual pickup in the economy, abundant global liquidity and low interest rate regime, equities offer an opportunity to build a portfolio of stocks which are likely to reap the benefits of Digitalisation, shift in global manufacturing, move towards organised players and strong Rural cash flows.

FIXED INCOME

In an unprecedented economic situation, continuation of the accomodative policy stance by RBI is likely to remain supportive for the market sentiment. Besides providing abundant system liquidity, RBI’s communication and action towards maintaining the softer rate environment is likely to help the market in the near term. Moreover accommodative policy stance of major central banks across the globe and benign global fixed income yield also likely to complement domestic market. However, in the very short term, market may remain range bound with an eye on likely central government second half borrowing calender. Over the medium term, market trend is likely to be guided by Government borrowing programme, evolving demand supply dynamics, currency movement and FPI flows.

INVESTOR PHILOSOPHY

Provide customers with the best solutions & services

Vision
To be the preferred Life Insurer; to ensure Safety, Liquidity and Profitability of funds, encompassing integrity and transparency in its operations, with an overall objective to meet the Reasonable Expectations of Policyholders.

Objectives

  • To invest the funds in matching assets, to the extent possible, so as to meet the liabilities as and when due
  • To effectively manage the portfolio of investments to yield optimum return
  • To be compliant with all Regulatory norms and to follow prudent practices in operations
  • To carry out the fund management activities in a cost efficient manner

COMPANY INITIATIVE

Constant growth and development

Attract and retain talent and imparts training to the manpower to develop the needed skill sets; In-house Research team and framework for informed fund management decisions. State of the art Investment Management System seamlessly integrating the Front, Mid and Back offices, to effectively manage risks, investment accounting, MIS etc

MODIFIED NAVCOMPUTATION

As per IRDA Circulars ref: IRDA/F&I/CIR/INV/173/08/2011 dated July 29, 2011 and IRDA/F&I/CIR/INV/187/08/2011 dated August 17, 2011, computation of Net Asset Value stands modified with effect from August 18, 2011, as below:

OLD METHOD NEW METHOD

Fund Nav

NAVs (in Rs) as on 18-Sep-2020

  • Sr. No.1

  • Fund

  • Segregated Fund Identification No.

  • NAV

1 Balanced fundULIF 001 18/02/09 SUD-LI-BL1 14227.3420SD001
2 Equity FundULIF 002 25/02/09 SUD-LI-EQ1 14241.4981SD002
3 Bond FundULIF 004 25/02/09 SUD-LI-BN1 14223.2209SD003
4 Growth FundULIF 003 25/02/09 SUD-LI-GR1 14239.3106SD004
5 Individual Pension Fund - EquityULIF 005 31/03/09 SUD-PI-EQ1 14235.4881SD005
6 Individual Pension Fund - BondULIF 008 31/03/09 SUD-PI-BN1 14223.1212SD006
7 Individual Pension Fund - GrowthULIF 006 31/03/09 SUD-PI-GR1 14231.6777SD007
8 Individual Pension Fund - BalancedULIF 007 31/03/09 SUD-PI-BL1 14226.5261SD008
9 Apex Equity FundULIF 009 20/01/10 SUD-LA-EQ1 14223.2273SD009
10 Apex Bond FundULIF 012 20/01/10 SUD-LA-BN1 14222.1290SD010
11 Apex Growth FundULIF 010 20/01/10 SUD-LA-GR1 14223.7065SD011
12 Apex Balanced FundULIF 011 20/01/10 SUD-LA-BL1 14223.8958SD012
13 Individual Pension Fund - Apex EquityULIF 013 20/01/10 SUD-PA-EQ1 14223.4040SD013
14 Individual Pension Fund - Apex BondULIF 016 20/01/10 SUD-PA-BN1 14221.4258SD014
15 Individual Pension Fund - Apex GrowthULIF 014 20/01/10 SUD-PA-GR1 14223.5287SD015
16 Individual Pension Fund - Apex BalancedULIF 015 20/01/10 SUD-PA-BL1 14223.1013SD016
17 Express Balanced FundULIF 017 29/04/11 SUD-LX-BL1 14220.7255SD017
18 Discontinued FundULIF 018 03/06/11 SUD-UL-DP1 14218.5749SD018
19 Individual Life - Bluechip Equity FundULIF 019 11/12/13 SUD-LI-EQ2 14217.8983SD019
20 Individual Life - Income FundULIF 020 11/12/13 SUD-LI-BN2 14216.5233SD020
21 Individual Life - Growth Plus FundULIF 023 11/12/13 SUD-LI-GR2 14218.0147SD023
22 Individual Life - Balanced Plus FundULIF 024 11/12/13 SUD-LI-BL2 14217.7150SD024
23 Unclaimed Policies Unit Linked FundULIF 025 09/11/16 SUD-LN-UUF14212.7202SD029
24 Group Debt FundULGF 003 20/03/15 SUD-GN-BN1 14214.6077SD027
25 Group Money Market FundULGF 004 20/03/15 SUD-GN-MM1 14210.5511SD028
26 Group Balanced FundULGF 002 20/03/15 SUD-GN-BL1 14210.8995SD026
27 Individual Life - Mid Cap FundULIF 026 14/10/19 SUD-LI-MID 1428.7673SD030
28 Individual Life - Gilt FundULIF 027 14/10/19 SUD-LI-GLT 14210.5012SD031
Fund Philosophy

FUND
MANAGEMENT
TEAM

Get to know the
fund management team
at our company
01

Mr. Y. Venkata Rao

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Qualifications: M.B.A

Experience: Over three decades of experience in the life insurance industry across verticals - investment, marketing, H.R, training and operations. Managed various assignments in equity, fixed income, and credit rating. Prior to joining the company, he was the Chief Investment Officer at LIC Mutual Fund.

Guest speaker at various Management and Training institutes, including National Insurance Academy (NIA).

02

Mr. Ram Kamal Samanta

HEAD OF FIXED INCOME AND FUND MANAGER

Qualifications: Post--graduation in Economics from JNU, PGDBA with specialisation in Finance, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA – ICFAI India), certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM from GARP USA) and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

Experience: More than 18 years of experience in financial markets (both fixed income and equity) as a research analyst and fund manager. Prior to joining SUD Life, he was with SBI DFHI LTD as Vice President, Investment for 13 years.

Guest speaker at various reputed institutes including Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata, National Institute of Securities Market (NISM) and National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune.

03

Mr. Sumit Poddar

HEAD OF EQUITY AND FUND MANAGER

Qualifications: Chartered Accountant Rank holder in Intermediate CA.

Experience: More than 17 years of experience in financial markets as fund manager, equity research analyst and business analyst. Prior to joining SUD Life, he was with Aditya Birla Sunlife Insurance Co Ltd. as a fund manager and senior equity analyst in their investments department for over 11 years. He has managed funds with diverse mandates and has beaten the benchmark consistently.

Guest speaker at various reputed institutes including Sinhgad Institute of Management, Chartered Accountants associations

04

Mr. Jagdish Bhanushali

FUND MANAGER - EQUITY

Qualifications: CFA (CFA Institute) & FRM (Global Association of Risk Professional)

Experience: More than nine years’ experience as a fund manager and equity Research Analyst in Indian Equity market. Prior to joining SUD Life he was a senior equity analyst with Florintree Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Earlier associated as guest faculty with Mithibai College of Science & Commerce and SIES College of Commerce & Economics.

05

Mr. Lakshman Chettiar

FUND MANAGER – FIXED INCOME

Qualifications: MBA in Finance from IES College of Management Studies​.

Experience:​ Over 11 years of experience as Fixed Income Fund manager, Senior Research Analyst (Valuation of Fixed Income) and in Banking.​

Prior to joining the company, he was working with CRISIL limited. He was also associated with Mata Securities Ltd. and Indusind Bank Ltd. in the past.

06

Mr. Ankit Shah

EQUITY RESEARCH ANALYST

Qualifications: BE Electronics (Mumbai University)

Experience:​ Over 9 years of total experience across Equity Research, Investment Banking and Information Technology.

07

Mr. Dwaipayan Poddar

DEALER- EQUITY

Qualifications: MBA in Financial Markets from ITM Business School.

Experience:​ Over 9 years of experience in capital markets specializing in investment research, technical analysis, equity & fixed income.​

Prior to joining the company​, he was managing proprietary trading book in a foreign bank for more than 3 years. He was also associated with large equity brokerages in the past.

08

Mr. Asijit Sen

CREDIT ANALYST

he was working with Government of India- Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade for 5 years.

09

Mr. Adam Rosario

RESEARCH ANALYST

A qualified Chartered Accountant, he started his career with SUD Life in March 2016 and has worked across investment verticals in the back office as well as with front office for equities.

10

Mr. Anirudh Venkatraman

FIXED INCOME DEALER

A qualified Chartered Accountant, he began working with SUD Life in May 2016 and has worked across functions - back office, mid office, and is currently with the front office on fixed income.

11

Mr. Hasmukh Vishariya

EQUITY RESEARCH ANALYST​

A qualified Chartered Accountant started his career with the company in October 2017

CHANGE IN VALUATION OF EQUITY

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