Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund: Performance Report

Published: March 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

In this edition of the “fund performance report”, we look at Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund. Launched in July 2015, the fund has an AUM of about Rs. 6,400 Crores. We shall compare the reward and risk performance consistency of the fund with respect to Nifty 100 TRI and CRISIL 65:35 Aggressive Index.

Disclaimer: Fund performance reports present return and risk analysis of a fund with representative benchmarks and not investment recommendations. It must be expressly understood that the data below reflect only past performance and is in no way an indication of future performance.  Our investment recommendations can be found here: Handpicked List of Mutual Funds (PlumbLine).

The asset allocation history of the fund shows that it is fairly stable as is the case for aggressive hybrid funds.

Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund Asset Allocation History
Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund Asset Allocation History

The equity portion of the fund is large cap heavy with a small mid cap contribution and an even smaller small cap weight.

Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund Market Cap Allocation History
Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund Market Cap Allocation History

The fund has fascinated direct plan fans with a low total expense ratio. However, it must be understood that low fee is a classic asset gathering baiting technique and will not last.


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Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund Direct Plan Expense Ratio History
Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund Direct Plan Expense Ratio History

We will use three metrics to analyze performance consistency compared to the Nifty 100 TRI and CRISIL 65:35 Aggressive Index. Analysis such as this can be found for 350+ equity funds in our monthly mutual fund screener.

1 Rolling return outperformance consistency: the fund returns are compared with category benchmark returns over every possible 3Y,4Y, 5Y period. Higher the outperformance consistency, the better. Suppose 876 fund returns were compared with 876 benchmark returns, and the fund has beaten the benchmark 675 times. The consistency score will be 675/876 ~ 77%.

Three Years

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
No of rolling return entries Index (3 Years)886886
No of rolling return entries Fund (3 years)886886
No of times fund has outperformed the index (3 years)884796
rolling return outperformance Consistency Score (3 years)100%90%

Four years

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
No of rolling return entries Index (4 Years)639639
No of rolling return entries Fund (4 years)639639
No of times fund has outperformed the index (4 years)639552
rolling return outperformance Consistency Score (4 years)100%86%

Five years

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
No of rolling return entries Index (5 Years)392392
No of rolling return entries Fund (5 years)392392
No of times fund has outperformed the index (5 years)392303
rolling return outperformance Consistency Score (5 years)100%77%

That is indeed reasonably good outperformance consistency with respect to both benchmarks.

2 Upside performance consistency over every possible 3Y,4Y, 5Y: Higher the better. A score of 70% means, 7 out of 10 times, the fund performed better than the category benchmark when the benchmark was moving upThis is a measure of reward. It is computed from rolling upside capture data (see link below).

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
upside performance consistency (3 years)89%67%
upside performance consistency (4 years)100%76%
upside performance consistency (5 years)95%67%

This is a rare fund that does better than the index when the index moves up. We say rare because most funds do not exhibit consistent upside capture > 100% (higher returns than the benchmark’s positive monthly return). See for example: Strange, but true! How mutual funds beat the index!

3 Downside performance consistency over every possible 3Y,4Y, 5Y. Higher, the better. A score of 60% means, 6 out of 10 times, the fund performed better than the category benchmark when the benchmark was moving down. This is a measure of risk protection. It is computed from rolling downside capture data. Read more: An introduction to Downside and Upside Capture Ratios.

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
downside protection consistency (3 years)47%100%
downside protection consistency (4 years)27%100%
downside protection consistency (5 years)24%100%

Typically an upside performer does not do well when the benchmark falls. Mirae Asset Equity Hybrid Fund is not an exception. The data wrt Nifty 100 should be considered in context. The bond exposure will automatically provide the downside performance. No fund manager skill is needed here.

Trailing returns and volatility

These are the returns and volatility as of 4th March 2021. Source: Equity Mutual Fund Screener Mar 2022.

If you look at the entries in red, they show us that the fund is more volatile than the Crisil 65;35 index (the fund will always have lower volatility than Nifty 100 because of the bond exposure).

However, this higher volatility has resulted in better returns than both indices (green entires)

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
Trailing Benchmark Return 1Y8.49%9.42%
Trailing Fund Return 1Y9.39%9.39%
Index STDEV 1Y2.52%3.96%
Fund STDEV 1Y3.24%3.24%
Trailing Benchmark Return 2Y18.08%21.74%
Trailing Fund Return 2Y19.46%19.46%
index STDEV 2Y5.25%7.79%
STDEV 2Y5.97%5.97%
Trailing Benchmark Return 3Y14.30%15.14%
Trailing Fund Return 3Y15.31%15.31%
Index STDEV 3Y4.53%6.79%
STDEV 3Y5.17%5.17%
Trailing Benchmark Return 4Y12.09%12.72%
Trailing Fund Return 4Y13.29%13.29%
Index STDEV 4Y4.05%6.05%
STDEV 4Y4.58%4.59%
Trailing Benchmark Return 5Y12.73%14.36%
Trailing Fund Return 5Y14.42%14.42%
Index STDEV 5Y3.72%5.56%
STDEV 5Y4.22%4.23%

In summary, Mirae Asset Hybrid Equity Fund has an excellent track record of outperformance in its short history. This outperformance has come by taking on more risk than the aggressive hybrid benchmark and has so far worked for the fund manager and investors. While no one can predict future performance, investors who do not mind taking on a little extra volatility in the hope of outperformance can consider this fund.

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