As asset management companies, or AMCs, launch funds that invest in just a few stocks, the recent being Motilal Oswal's MOST Focused Midcap 30 and Birla Sun Life's Focused Equity Ser 1, we look into the merits and demerits of investing in focused funds
In the first quarter of 2008, 29 early stage focused funds
The number of IPO focused funds
in MENA could be on the rise with more IPOs set to enter MENA markets in the next two years, which could bring in greater investment and IPO opportunities.
There are many lessons that have been learned from the dotcom collapse, including the fact that sector-specific or focused funds
do very well if the sector was faring decently.
All regions posted positive returns for the month with Asia ex-Japan focused funds
delivering the strongest gains for a second consecutive month.
In the third quarter, twenty-six early stage focused funds
Allocations between fixed income versus equity focused funds
showed interesting trends in investor sentiment in Q1 2008.
Fixed Income focused fund
asset growth slowed as liquidations increased and performance lagged: After increasing by the fastest rate on record in Q1 2007, total asset growth in fixed income focused funds
slowed to a 5.
SunAmerica Mutual Funds offers a total of 26 mutual funds including the four focused funds
and seven other SunAmerica Style Select Series Portfolios.
Domini and Wellington intend to use this strategy in other geographically focused funds
, the Domini PacAsia Social Equity Fund and the Domini EuroPacific Social Equity Fund, set to launch on December 27, 2006, as well as for the Domini Social Equity Fund (NASDQ: DSEFX), which was launched in 1991.
SunAmerica Mutual Funds offers a total of 25 mutual funds including the three focused funds
and seven other Style Select Series Portfolios.
Walden Israel manages three highly focused funds
concentrating in the Telecom and IT markets.