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Global Funds Excel in October
November 14, 2011

We bring you an update on FEFI performance as well as the best and the worst performing funds on

Author : iFAST Research Team

 Global Funds Excel in October


FEFI has ended its losing streak in October. FEFI began the month with 1783 points and closed the month at 1889 points gaining 81 points, or up by 4.45% on a month-on-month basis. However, on a Year-to- Date (YTD) basis, FEFI lost around 13.67%. FEFI witnessed the highest level during the month on 28 October at 1892 points.

As seen in chart 1, FEFI despite delivering an underperformance in the current month has managed to outperform Sensex by a reasonable margin. In October, FEFI delivered returns of 4.45% while SENSEX ended the month at a higher gain of 7.60%. On YTD basis, FEFI delivered negative returns of 12.88% in comparison to negative returns of close to 13.67% delivered by SENSEX. 


All the equity indices on Bombay Stock Exchange gave returns in the range of 1.36% to 11.52%. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices underperformed the broader indices like Sensex and S&P CNX Nifty; the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices gave a return of 2.75% and 1.36% respectively whereas Sensex and S&P CNX Nifty gave returns of 7.60% and 7.76% respectively.


Chart 1: Comparative performance of FEFI with SENSEX since 31 December 2010

FEFI October 2011

BSE Auto Index delivered the highest return of 11.52%; all BSE Sectoral Indices closed in the positive territory in October. The other broad based indices like BSE 100, BSE 200, BSE 500, CNX 100 and CNX 500 also closed in green.

Table 1: FEFI Index levels

  FEFI Year-to-date (%) Month-to-date(%)
31 December 2010 2168.51 - -
31 January 2011 1956.11 -9.79 -9.79
28 February 2011 1859.09 -14.27 -4.96
31 March 2011 2005.88 -7.50 7.90
29 April 2011 2038.47 -6.00 1.62
31 May 2011 1992.96 -8.10 -2.23
30 June 2011 2005.40 -7.52 0.62
29 July 2011 1994.17 -8.04 -0.56
30 August 2011 1812.38 -16.42 -9.12
30 September 2011 1808.69 -16.59 -0.20
31 October 2011 1889.15 -12.88 4.45


Funds belonging to Global category have been among the top performers in the month of October. The Global funds have occupied the entire slot of the top 5 funds on our platform. The underperformance of Indian Equity markets compared to major global markets in October has favored the performance of Global Funds i.e. ING Latin America Equity Fund and HSBC Brazil Fund. Unlike to this, Global Funds were the bottom performer in September.

ING Latin America Equity Fund was the top performer with 16.85% in the month of October.

Table 2: Top 5 equity funds on our platform in October 2011

ING Latin America Equity Fund
HSBC Brazil Fund
Birla Sun Life Commodity Equities Fund- Global Multi Commodity Plan
HSBC Emerging Market Fund
Mirae Asset Global Commodity Stock Fund


The bottom 5 slots were shared by Thematic or Sectoral and Midcap Funds. The continuing ignorance of the Infrastructure theme by investors has affected these funds in last one and half year.  And the slowdown in execution by Indian Government has further pushed down the growth prospect for major PSU and Infrastructure companies.

Sundaram Select Thematic Fund- CAPEX Opportunities Fund was the bottom performer in the month of October delivering negative returns close to 1.05% on a month-on-month basis.

Table 3: Bottom 5 Equity funds on our platform in October 2011

Sundaram Select Thematic Fund - CAPEX Opportunity Fund
IDFC Sterling Equity Fund
Midcap & Smallcap
Sundaram Select Thematic Fund - Entertainment Opportunity Fund
L&T Midcap Fund
Midcap & Smallcap

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