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28 Oct 2020

Best International Mutual Funds to invest in india 2020

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One of the main benefits of investing in the global markets is the unparalleled rate of returns earned that domestic markets don’t offer. However, international mutual funds are primarily targeted towards a more aggressive set of investors with a high-risk appetite, seeking returns over a long period of time.

So, what exactly are international mutual funds?

International mutual funds are the type of mutual funds that invest in the securities listed outside India (international stock market) such as the United States. One of the main advantages of investing overseas is the currency exchange benefit, which provides a strong hedge against the rupee value depreciation. Another advantage is that fund managers can invest in some of the biggest corporations around the world such as Apple and Google, which is popularly regarded as a steady growth investment.

Asset management companies have come up with lucrative schemes pertaining to international mutual funds in India and the type of funds vary based on the region, sector, and risk exposure.
Diversification of portfolio is key to making a multifold rate of return and international mutual funds in India can even be a lucrative option for experimental investors due to the potential that lies in the global market.

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Best international mutual fund list for 2020-2021

Best international mutual fund list for 2020-2021
NameAUM Size 1 Year Returns3 Year Returns5 Year Returns
Franklin India Feeder Franklin US Opportunities FundRs. 2252 Crores 46.23%25.5618.58
PGIM India Global Equity Opportunities FundRs. 321 Crores70.35%29.1%17.94%
Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Plan ARs. 90 Crores10.75%12.68%9.05%
Kotak Global Emerging Market FundRs. 90 Crores20.17%8.57%9.12%
DSP Global Allocation FundRs. 34 Crores17.07%9.79%7.8%


1. Franklin India Feeder Franklin US Opportunities Fund- This is a type of international fund that invests in US securities, primarily in the Financial sector. This fund has an expense ratio of 0.55%, an exit load of 1.0% on premature withdrawals and a very high risk exposure. One can invest in this fund through SIPs of a minimum of Rs. 500 and a minimum lump sum of Rs. 5000.

2. PGIM India Global Equity Opportunities Fund- This is a type of international fund that invests the maximum amount of money in equities and the remaining in debt instruments. The money is primarily invested in the Financial sector and this fund follows the MSCI All Country World Index benchmark. The fund has an exit load of 1% on premature withdrawals, an expense ratio of 1.11% and a very high risk exposure. The minimum amount of money one can invest in the form of SIPs is Rs. 500 and Rs. 5000 in the case of lump sum deposits.

3. Aditya Birla Sun Life International Equity Plan A- This is a type of international fund that invests money across various sectors and across large cap as well as mid-cap stocks. A small portion of the money is invested in debt instruments. This fund has an exit load of 1%, an expense ratio of 1.88% and a very high market exposure. The minimum amount of money one can invest in the form of SIPs is Rs. 1000 and Rs.1000 again in the form of lumpsum investments as well.

4. Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund- This is a type of international fund that invests money primarily in equities belonging to the financial sector (Signature Emerging Markets Fund to be more specific). This fund has an exit load of 1%, an expense ratio of 1.16% and a very high risk exposure. The minimum amount of money one can invest in the form of SIPs is Rs. 1000 and Rs.5000 in the form of lumpsum investments as well.

DSP Global Allocation Fund- This is a type of international fund that invests money primarily in equities belonging to the financial sector (BlackRock Global Allocation Fund to be more specific). This fund has an exit load of 0%, an expense ratio of 1.56% and a very high risk exposure. The minimum amount of money one can invest in the form of SIPs is Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 in the form of lumpsum investments as well.

Note- Investors need to keep the various risks in mind while investing. The risks involved can range from exchange rate risks which can negatively impact the returns if the value of Rupee appreciates, foreign market risks such as economical/political/market related hindrances that can affect the returns significantly as well as the risks associated with portfolios that are not diversified. This fund is apt for investors with a high risk appetite, seeking a high rate of return over a course of 5+ years.

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