UTI Unit Linked Insurance Plan ’71 (UTI-ULIP) has announced a bonus in the ratio of one unit for every 10 held (1:10), which is its third bonus in a row during the year 2003.
The record date for the third bonus for July 2002-June 2003, is June 30, 2003, according to a UTI MF release.
UTI-ULIP had announced a bonus in the ratio of 1:10 each in July and December during the year.
The effective cum-bonus net asset value (NAV) taking into account the earlier two bonuses, is almost Rs 16.48 as on June 20, 2003.
The scheme has shown a marked improvement in performance through a portfolio restructuring exercise with a thrust on investing in government securities, the release said.
ULIP has shown a return (including bonus and dividends) of 19.49 per cent during the one-year ended June 20, 2003.
Since inception, the scheme has generated an annualised return of 9.49 per cent and over the past 15 years, annualised return works out to 13.47 per cent.
The portfolio restructuring has seen its non performing assets (NPAs) coming down below one per cent. As on May 30, 2003, around 36 per cent of debt portfolio was invested in government securities and 38 per cent in AAA-rated debt papers.
ULIP’s equity exposure has been maintained at below 40 per cent as per investment objective and its top equity holdings include blue chip stocks like Reliance, Hindustan Liver Limited, ITC, HPCL, Hindalco, etc.