SBI Mutual Fund has launched a new close ended debt scheme named "SBI Debt Fund Series - 36 Months - 4" with maturity period of 36 months from the date of allotment.
The New Fund Offer (NFO) price for the scheme is Rs 10 per unit. The NFO opened for subscription today and will close on August 22, 2013.
According to the offer document filed with SEBI, the entry load is nil and since the scheme is planned to be listed on the Stock Exchange or any other exchange, the exit load charge will not be applicable. This suggests that the investors wishing to exit may do so through the stock exchange mode.
The minimum application amount is Rs 5000 and in multiples of Rs 1 thereafter. The two options available under the Plan of the Scheme are Growth and Dividend option.
The performance of the scheme will be benchmarked against Crisil Short Term Bond Fund Index. Rajeev Radhakrishnan will be the Fund Manager of the scheme.
The asset allocation of scheme will be in such a way that the objective of the to provide regular income, liquidity and returns to the investors will be met through investment in a diversified portfolio of Government Securities, PSU & Corporate Bonds and Money Market Instruments. Hence the scheme will allocate 60 to 100 per cent of asset in debt and 0 to 40 per cent in money market instruments.