101635  |  INF740K01243  |  4 star  |  Bronze


$ 199.34

1-Day Total Return

INR | NAV as of 10/18/2017 9:30:00 AM | 1-Day Return as of 18 Oct 2017

TTM Yield




Total Assets

34.0 bil



Fee Level






Min. Inv.


30-Day SEC Yield




Investment Style

Large Growth
Morningstar's Take | 27/12/2016
by Himanshu Srivastava

The leadership of DSP BlackRock Top 100 Equity Fund changed when Harish Zaveri took the helm in July 2015 from Apoorva Shah, an accomplished manager who had led the fund since April 2006. Under Shah’s stewardship, the fund had built an impressive track record. Having said this, the change in the manager here is not as sharp a break as it seems. Though Zaveri doesn’t have prior portfolio management experience, he is a decorated analyst who has extensive research experience spanning over two decades. He currently heads the fund house’s research desk.

Despite the change, the fund’s core investment strategy of investing in stocks from top 100 stocks by market capitalisation remains intact. However, Zaveri’s investment approach is different from that of his predecessor. Shah used to combine his in-depth understanding of companies with factors like market sentiment, news flow, and momentum while making investments, which used to result in high portfolio turnover for the fund. Zaveri, on the other hand, prefers a buy-and-hold approach. Broadly, the process is simple, straightforward, and not really distinctive in nature. Hence the success of the fund would depend largely on Zaveri’s execution capabilities. On that front, with an extensive research experience under his belt and backing of one of the more stable teams in the industry, in our opinion, Zaveri has the necessary skills to make this strategy work.

This fund's prior Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold was due to our conviction in Shah’s management capabilities and execution skills, which helped the fund to deliver superior peer relative returns. Though Zaveri is new to portfolio management, he shows promise. In our opinion, his research experience and in-depth understanding on stocks will aid him in portfolio management. Therefore, while the change in the manager warrants a downgrade, in our opinion, the fund under Zaveri has the wherewithal to outperform the benchmark index and Morningstar Category average over the long term. Hence it merits a positive rating. In the light of the same, we assign the fund a Bronze rating for now.

Morningstar Analyst Rating™
Analyst Rating
Portfolio Role

A true blue large-cap portfolio.


Zaveri has extensive research experience spanning over two decades.


We believe DSP BlackRock ranks among the best asset managers in the country.


Growth-oriented bottom-up strategy at play.


The fund’s performance so far under Zaveri’s leadership has been impressive.


The fund’s expense ratio is lower than the median of the India large-cap category.

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