ICICI Opportunities Fund

The ICICI Opportunities Fund is an open-ended thematic equity fund and the ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund House manages it. The fund was launched on January 15th, 2019. It follows a special situation theme-based asset allocation strategy. Currently, assets managed by the fund are worth Rs 4,18,31,871 crores as of October 31st, 2021.

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The fund is most suitable for investors who aim to build long-term wealth and seek an equity scheme that invests in stocks. 

ICICI Opportunities Fund Facts

The following table shows some of the important facts about the ICICI Opportunities Fund:

Fund House

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

Launch Date

January 15th, 2019

Benchmark 

NIFTY 500 TRI

Fund Type

Open-Ended

Expense Ratio

1.96%

Risk Profile

Very High

NAV (as on November 12th, 2021)

Rs.18

Turnover

54%

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the ICICI Opportunities Fund is to generate long-term capital appreciation by investing in opportunities provided by special situations. These include corporate restructuring, Government policy and/or regulatory changes, and companies going through unique temporary challenges. The scheme follows a combination of value and growth styles of investing.

The ICICI Opportunities Fund has 94.61% investments in Indian stocks, out of which 65.36% is in large-cap stocks, 15.42% in mid-cap stocks, and 8.52% in small-cap stocks. In addition, the fund has 0.24% investments in debt in the form of Government securities. However, there is no guarantee that the scheme's investment objective would be achieved. 

Fund Summary

The ICICI Opportunities Fund offers four types of fund schemes for their customers to choose from. They are as follows:

  1. ICICI Opportunities Fund Growth

    • Risk: High

    • Expense Ratio: 1.96%

    • Net Asset Value (NAV): Rs.18 (as of November 12th, 2021)

    • Returns (1 year): 86.34%

    • CAGR (Since inception): 23.11%

  2. ICICI Opportunities Fund Dividend

    • Risk: High

    • Expense Ratio: 1.96%

    • Net Asset Value (NAV): Rs.17.10 (as of November 12th, 2021)

    • Returns (1 year): 77.02%

    • CAGR (Since inception): 20.89%

  3. ICICI Opportunities Fund Direct Plan - Growth

    • Risk: High

    • Expense Ratio: 0.68%

    • Net Asset Value (NAV): Rs.18.80 (as of November 12th, 2021)

    • Returns (1 year): 88.94%

    • CAGR (Since inception): 25.02%

  4. ICICI Opportunities Fund Direct Plan Dividend

    • Risk: High

    • Expense Ratio: 0.68%

    • Net Asset Value (NAV): Rs.17.90 (as of November 12th, 2021)

    • Returns (1 year): 79.72%

    • CAGR (Since inception): 22.87%

Fund Return Summary

The table given below shows the absolute and annualized returns of the ICICI Opportunities Fund:

Period Invested For

Absolute Returns

Annualized Returns

1 week

1.58%

-

1 month

0.33%

-

3 months

15.09%

-

6 months

24.48%

-

Year-To-Date

58.17%

-

1 year

86.34%

86.34%

2 year

77.16%

33.00%

Since Inception

80.00%

23.11%

*Returns are subject to change. The investment risk in the investment portfolio is borne by the policyholder.

Pros and Cons

The table below shows the pros and cons of the ICICI Opportunities Fund:

Pros

Cons

The Direct Plan schemes under the ICICI Opportunities Fund have a low expense ratio.

The fund has a high-risk factor in all schemes offered by it.

Medium-term returns have a possibility of an increase due to higher AUM.

The fund charges exit load.

Returns are high since inception in all schemes.

Fund consistency is average.

The value and growth style of investing is beneficial for long-term returns.

Returns would not be satisfying in short-term periods.

The fund has a high return performance.

The fund charges no entry load.

There is no lock-in period.

Benefits of ICICI Opportunities Fund

The ICICI Opportunities Fund has several benefits for its customers. Some of them are listed below:

  • Risk Mitigation: ICICI Opportunities Fund has devised strategies regarding the mitigation of risks. Since it is a fund with a high-risk rating, it takes care of investment losses by diversifying its investments. To do so, it invests in multi-sector companies as well as large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies. The fund also invests in derivatives for hedging and portfolio balancing.

  • Wealth Creation: ICICI Opportunities Fund is an equity fund that specializes in long-term gains. This leads to meeting the long-term wealth creation goals. For this, investors must make sure to invest in the fund for more than five years.

  • Convenience: ICICI Opportunities Fund is a convenient option for people to invest in. Investments can be made in the form of SIPs or lump sums. Investors also have a choice of liquidating their investments if they need urgent funds for any personal purpose. In addition to this, the online portal for ICICI Opportunities Fund eases the process of investment and redemption for customers.

  • Performance Rating: ICICI Opportunities Fund has a benchmark of NIFTY 500 TRI, which acts as the primary source of rating the fund. S&P BSE 500 TRI provides the secondary rating for the fund. Over the last two years, the fund has profitably outperformed the benchmark indexes.

Who Should Invest in ICICI Opportunities Fund?

Providing long-term wealth creation is the primary goal of the ICICI Opportunities Fund. People who fall under any of the following conditions are a perfect fit for investing in the fund:

  • People who are looking for long-term wealth creation

  • Investors who are willing to take high-risk

  • Investors looking for high returns

Due to the high-risk profile of the fund, the need for an aggressive style of investment arises.

In Conclusion

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund House manages the ICICI Opportunities Fund, which aims at providing long-term wealth creation by making special situation theme-based investments. The fund has four different categories which are suitable for investors with a large risk appetite.

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