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Best Index Mutual Funds for Investments 2020

Updated on July 29, 2020 , 261154 views

Index Funds refer to the Mutual Fund schemes whose portfolio is constructed using a market index as a base. In other words, the performance of an index fund is dependent on the performance of a particular index. These schemes are passively managed. These funds contain shares in the similar proportion as they are in a particular index.

In India, many of the schemes use Nifty or Sensex as the base to construct their portfolio. For example, if the Nifty portfolio constitutes of SBI shares whose proportion is 12% then; the Nifty Index fund will also have 12% equity shares.

Index funds passively track the performance of a particular index. Unlike actively-managed funds, index funds are not meant to outperform the market, but mimic the performance of the index. When an investor is planning to invest in index funds, they should pay attention to the tracking error of the fund. The tracking error measures the deviation of fund return from benchmark it is tracking. It is the difference between the index fund return and its benchmark return. The lower the tracking error, the better the fund’s performance.

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Why to Invest in Index Funds in India?

Some of the benefits of investing in Index Funds are:

1. Diversification

An index is a collection of different stocks and securities. They offer diversification to the investor which is the main motive of Asset Allocation. This ensures that the investor does not have all his eggs in one basket.

2. Less Expenses

Index fund has a lower operating expenses as compared to other mutual fund schemes. Here, the fund managers need not have a separate team of research analysts to carry out an in-depth research of the companies against, which a significant amount is spent. In index funds, the manager just needs to replicate the index. Therefore, the expense ratio is lower in case of index funds.

3. Less Managerial Influence

Since the fund simply follows the movement of the particular index, the manager doesn’t have to choose what stocks to invest in. This is a plus point since the manager’s own style of Investing (which may not be in sync with the market at times) does not creep in.

Type of Index Mutual Funds

The weightage of a company in the Sensex or Nifty depends on its free float market capitalization. It is a percentage of the total market capitalization of the index. So, if the market capitalization of a company is Rs 1 crore, while that of the index if Rs 200 crore, its stock has a weightage of 0.5%.

1. SENSEX Index Funds

These index funds track BSE SENSEX as bechmark index & invest in 30 companies on BSE Sensex based on weightage login as discussed above. These Types of Mutual Funds are backed by ETF's (Exchange Traded Fund) traded on exchange.

2. NIFTY Index Funds

These index funds track NSE NIFTY 50 as bechmark index & invest in 50 companies on Nifty 50 based on weightage login as discussed above. These types of Mutual Funds are backed by ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds) traded on exchange.

3. NIFTY Junior Index Funds

These index funds track NSE NIFTY Junior 50 as bechmark index & invest in 50 companies on NSE NIFTY Junior 50 based on weightage login as discussed above. These types of mutual funds are backed by ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds) traded on exchange.

Top 9 Best Performing Index Funds FY 20 - 21

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2019 (%)
Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan Growth ₹18.6037
↓ -0.06
₹8511.9-70.75.26.214.2
LIC MF Index Fund Sensex Growth ₹70.0783
↓ -0.24
₹2311.7-7.20.855.814.6
ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund Growth ₹107.54
↓ -0.28
₹92512.3-7.303.55.712.8
UTI Nifty Index Fund Growth ₹72.851
↓ -0.19
₹2,36212.6-7.20.14.16.313.2
Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan Growth ₹87.4795
↓ -0.22
₹31112.2-7.5-0.73.15.312
SBI Nifty Index Fund Growth ₹94.8745
↓ -0.24
₹90712.5-7.7-0.83.45.612.5
IDBI Nifty Index Fund Growth ₹20.4017
↓ -0.05
₹19612.3-7.5-0.62.94.912.3
Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan Growth ₹18.4726
↓ -0.05
₹21212.3-7.7-0.83.25.312.3
LIC MF Index Fund Nifty Growth ₹61.127
↓ -0.16
₹2412.3-7.5-0.23.15.212.6
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 31 Jul 20

*Below is the list for Index Mutual Funds having atleast 15 Crore or more in Net Assets.

1. Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan

The primary investment objective of the scheme is to replicate the composition of the Sensex, with a view to generate returns that are commensurate with the performance of the Sensex, subject to tracking errors.

Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 28 Sep 10. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 6.5% since its launch.  Ranked 74 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 14.2% , 2018 was 6.2% and 2017 was 27.9% .

Below is the key information for Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan

Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan
Growth
Launch Date 28 Sep 10
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹18.6037 ↓ -0.06   (-0.34 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹85 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.93
Sharpe Ratio -0.32
Information Ratio -2.48
Alpha Ratio -1.03
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-7 Days (0.25%),7 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹9,977
31 Jul 17₹11,577
31 Jul 18₹13,430
31 Jul 19₹13,385

Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹357,992.
Net Profit of ₹57,992
Invest Now

Returns for Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 8%
3 Month 11.9%
6 Month -7%
1 Year 0.7%
3 Year 5.2%
5 Year 6.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 6.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 14.2%
2018 6.2%
2017 27.9%
2016 2%
2015 -4.7%
2014 28.7%
2013 9.8%
2012 27.3%
2011 -25%
2010
Fund Manager information for Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan
NameSinceTenure
Mehul Dama6 Nov 181.65 Yr.

Data below for Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.91%
Equity98.09%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | RELIANCE
14%₹12 Cr70,199
↓ -1,912
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | HDFCBANK
12%₹10 Cr93,970
↓ -2,559
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | HDFC
8%₹7 Cr38,081
↓ -1,037
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | INFY
7%₹6 Cr82,839
↓ -2,256
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | ICICIBANK
6%₹5 Cr142,205
↓ -3,873
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | TCS
6%₹5 Cr23,292
↓ -635
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | 500696
5%₹4 Cr19,791
↓ -539
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 17 | KOTAKBANK
4%₹4 Cr27,198
↑ 321
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | ITC
4%₹4 Cr188,952
↓ -5,146
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | BHARTIARTL
4%₹3 Cr53,216
↓ -1,449

2. LIC MF Index Fund Sensex

The main investment objective of the fund is to generate returns commensurate with the performance of the index either Nifty / Sensex based on the plans by investing in the respective index stocks subject to tracking errors.

LIC MF Index Fund Sensex is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 14 Nov 02. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 12.2% since its launch.  Ranked 79 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 14.6% , 2018 was 5.6% and 2017 was 27.4% .

Below is the key information for LIC MF Index Fund Sensex

LIC MF Index Fund Sensex
Growth
Launch Date 14 Nov 02
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹70.0783 ↓ -0.24   (-0.35 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹23 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC LIC Mutual Fund Asset Mgmt Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.66
Sharpe Ratio -0.31
Information Ratio -3.47
Alpha Ratio -0.8
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-1 Months (1%),1 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹9,927
31 Jul 17₹11,451
31 Jul 18₹13,184
31 Jul 19₹13,137

LIC MF Index Fund Sensex SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for LIC MF Index Fund Sensex

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 8%
3 Month 11.7%
6 Month -7.2%
1 Year 0.8%
3 Year 5%
5 Year 5.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 12.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 14.6%
2018 5.6%
2017 27.4%
2016 1.6%
2015 -5.4%
2014 29.3%
2013 9.2%
2012 26.3%
2011 -24.4%
2010 18%
Fund Manager information for LIC MF Index Fund Sensex
NameSinceTenure
Ritu Modi1 Nov 190.66 Yr.

Data below for LIC MF Index Fund Sensex as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.09%
Equity98.91%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 09 | RELIANCE
14%₹3 Cr19,466
↓ -296
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 09 | HDFCBANK
12%₹3 Cr25,990
↓ -443
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 09 | HDFC
8%₹2 Cr10,529
↓ -163
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 09 | INFY
7%₹2 Cr22,846
↓ -411
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 09 | ICICIBANK
6%₹1 Cr39,282
↓ -581
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 09 | TCS
6%₹1 Cr6,466
↓ -72
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 11 | 500696
5%₹1 Cr5,452
↓ -41
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 17 | KOTAKBANK
4%₹1 Cr7,543
↑ 226
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 11 | ITC
4%₹1 Cr52,083
↓ -926
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 09 | BHARTIARTL
4%₹1 Cr14,598
↑ 2,067

3. ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund

(Erstwhile ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund)

An open-ended index linked growth scheme seeking to track the returns of the S&P CNX Nifty index through investment in a basket of stocks drawn from the constituents of the Nifty.

ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 26 Feb 02. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 13.8% since its launch.  Ranked 71 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 12.8% , 2018 was 3.4% and 2017 was 28.7% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund

ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund
Growth
Launch Date 26 Feb 02
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹107.54 ↓ -0.28   (-0.26 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹925 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.92
Sharpe Ratio -0.34
Information Ratio -6.14
Alpha Ratio -0.64
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹10,175
31 Jul 17₹11,899
31 Jul 18₹13,417
31 Jul 19₹13,193

ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.6%
3 Month 12.3%
6 Month -7.3%
1 Year 0%
3 Year 3.5%
5 Year 5.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 13.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 12.8%
2018 3.4%
2017 28.7%
2016 3.6%
2015 -3.6%
2014 32.5%
2013 7.9%
2012 26.5%
2011 -23.6%
2010 18.7%
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund
NameSinceTenure
Kayzad Eghlim1 Aug 0910.92 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Fund as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.2%
Equity99.8%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 05 | RELIANCE
12%₹115 Cr673,834
↓ -13,854
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 05 | HDFCBANK
11%₹98 Cr919,177
↓ -2,090
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 12 | HDFC
7%₹64 Cr367,069
↓ -1,074
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 05 | INFY
6%₹57 Cr779,539
↑ 4,324
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 05 | ICICIBANK
5%₹48 Cr1,379,393
↑ 9,452
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 05 | TCS
5%₹46 Cr222,939
↓ -776
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | KOTAKBANK
5%₹42 Cr310,170
↑ 25,445
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 05 | 500696
4%₹41 Cr190,015
↑ 36,408
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | ITC
4%₹36 Cr1,857,419
↑ 1,226
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 09 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹29 Cr509,202
↑ 37,238

4. UTI Nifty Index Fund

The principal investment objective of the scheme is to invest in stocks of companies comprising Nifty 50 Index and endeavour to achieve return equivalent to Nifty 50 by “passive” investment. The scheme will be managed by replicating the index in the same weightage as in the Nifty 50 Index with the intention of minimising the performance differences between the scheme and the Nifty 50 Index in capital terms, subject to market liquidity, costs of trading, management expenses and other factors which may cause tracking error. The scheme would alter the scrips/weights as and when the same are altered in the Nifty 50 Index.

UTI Nifty Index Fund is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 6 Mar 00. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 10.2% since its launch.  Ranked 68 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 13.2% , 2018 was 4.3% and 2017 was 29.7% .

Below is the key information for UTI Nifty Index Fund

UTI Nifty Index Fund
Growth
Launch Date 6 Mar 00
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹72.851 ↓ -0.19   (-0.26 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹2,362 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC UTI Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.2
Sharpe Ratio -0.33
Information Ratio -2.25
Alpha Ratio -0.4
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹10,227
31 Jul 17₹12,017
31 Jul 18₹13,684
31 Jul 19₹13,537

UTI Nifty Index Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹357,992.
Net Profit of ₹57,992
Invest Now

Returns for UTI Nifty Index Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.7%
3 Month 12.6%
6 Month -7.2%
1 Year 0.1%
3 Year 4.1%
5 Year 6.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 10.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 13.2%
2018 4.3%
2017 29.7%
2016 4%
2015 -3.3%
2014 31.8%
2013 6.9%
2012 28.3%
2011 -24.8%
2010 17.7%
Fund Manager information for UTI Nifty Index Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sharwan Kumar Goyal1 May 191.17 Yr.

Data below for UTI Nifty Index Fund as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Equity100.03%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | RELIANCE
12%₹294 Cr1,726,230
↓ -15,773
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 10 | HDFCBANK
11%₹252 Cr2,360,416
↑ 26,983
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 12 | HDFC
7%₹165 Cr941,958
↑ 10,366
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | INFY
6%₹147 Cr1,994,790
↑ 21,304
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | ICICIBANK
5%₹124 Cr3,526,648
↑ 39,232
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 05 | TCS
5%₹119 Cr572,197
↑ 6,082
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 10 | KOTAKBANK
5%₹108 Cr797,471
↑ 76,145
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | 500696
4%₹106 Cr486,238
↑ 101,313
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | ITC
4%₹93 Cr4,753,016
↑ 50,517
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 04 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹73 Cr1,307,290
↑ 102,080

5. Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan

The Investment Objective of the Scheme is to invest in companies whose securities are included in the Nifty and subject to tracking errors, endeavouring to attain results commensurate with the Nifty 50 under NSENifty Plan

Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 4 Aug 00. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 11.5% since its launch.  Ranked 76 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 12% , 2018 was 3.2% and 2017 was 28.3% .

Below is the key information for Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan

Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan
Growth
Launch Date 4 Aug 00
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹87.4795 ↓ -0.22   (-0.25 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹311 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.09
Sharpe Ratio -0.37
Information Ratio -3.59
Alpha Ratio -1.68
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-30 Days (1%),30 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹10,148
31 Jul 17₹11,821
31 Jul 18₹13,299
31 Jul 19₹13,037
31 Jul 20₹12,940

Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.6%
3 Month 12.2%
6 Month -7.5%
1 Year -0.7%
3 Year 3.1%
5 Year 5.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 11.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 12%
2018 3.2%
2017 28.3%
2016 3.3%
2015 -3.6%
2014 31.2%
2013 6.9%
2012 27.7%
2011 -24.4%
2010 18%
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan
NameSinceTenure
Varun Sharma30 Nov 154.59 Yr.
Pyari Menon26 Sep 190.76 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Index Fund Nifty Plan as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Equity98.29%
Other1.71%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | RELIANCE
13%₹40 Cr232,089
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | HDFCBANK
11%₹33 Cr312,361
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 09 | HDFC
7%₹22 Cr124,707
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | INFY
6%₹19 Cr261,755
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 10 | ICICIBANK
5%₹16 Cr463,690
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 05 | TCS
5%₹15 Cr73,949
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 12 | KOTAKBANK
4%₹13 Cr96,385
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 11 | ITC
4%₹12 Cr618,573
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | 500696
3%₹11 Cr49,728
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 04 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹9 Cr161,250

6. SBI Nifty Index Fund

The scheme will adopt a passive investment strategy. The scheme will invest in stocks comprising the Nifty 50 Index in the same proportion as in the index with the objective of achieving returns equivalent to the Total Returns Index of Nifty 50 Index by minimizing the performance difference between the benchmark index and the scheme. The Total Returns Index is an index that reflects the returns on the index from index gain/loss plus dividend payments by the constituent stocks.

SBI Nifty Index Fund is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 17 Jan 02. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 13.1% since its launch.  Ranked 75 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 12.5% , 2018 was 3.8% and 2017 was 29.1% .

Below is the key information for SBI Nifty Index Fund

SBI Nifty Index Fund
Growth
Launch Date 17 Jan 02
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹94.8745 ↓ -0.24   (-0.25 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹907 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.69
Sharpe Ratio -0.36
Information Ratio -4.7
Alpha Ratio -1.27
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-15 Days (0.2%),15 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹10,155
31 Jul 17₹11,885
31 Jul 18₹13,463
31 Jul 19₹13,244

SBI Nifty Index Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for SBI Nifty Index Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.6%
3 Month 12.5%
6 Month -7.7%
1 Year -0.8%
3 Year 3.4%
5 Year 5.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 13.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 12.5%
2018 3.8%
2017 29.1%
2016 3.4%
2015 -4.2%
2014 30.5%
2013 6.2%
2012 28.4%
2011 -24.6%
2010 18%
Fund Manager information for SBI Nifty Index Fund
NameSinceTenure
Raviprakash Sharma1 Feb 119.42 Yr.

Data below for SBI Nifty Index Fund as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.85%
Equity98.15%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | RELIANCE
12%₹111 Cr650,223
↑ 2,089
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 03 | HDFCBANK
10%₹95 Cr889,111
↑ 20,929
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 03 | HDFC
7%₹62 Cr354,813
↑ 8,205
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | INFY
6%₹55 Cr751,389
↑ 17,131
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | ICICIBANK
5%₹47 Cr1,328,400
↑ 30,867
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 05 | TCS
5%₹45 Cr215,533
↑ 4,904
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 12 | KOTAKBANK
5%₹41 Cr300,398
↑ 32,020
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | 500696
4%₹40 Cr183,168
↑ 39,952
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | ITC
4%₹35 Cr1,790,343
↑ 40,724
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 04 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹28 Cr492,438
↑ 44,027

7. IDBI Nifty Index Fund

The investment objective of the scheme is to invest in the stocks and equity related instruments comprising the S&P CNX Nifty Index in the same weights as these stocks represented in the Index with the intent to replicate the performance of the Total Returns Index of S&P CNX Nifty index. The scheme will adopt a passive investment strategy and will seek to achieve the investment objective by minimizing the tracking error between the S&P CNX Nifty index (Total Returns Index) and the scheme.

IDBI Nifty Index Fund is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 25 Jun 10. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.3% since its launch.  Ranked 83 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 12.3% , 2018 was 2.8% and 2017 was 27.4% .

Below is the key information for IDBI Nifty Index Fund

IDBI Nifty Index Fund
Growth
Launch Date 25 Jun 10
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹20.4017 ↓ -0.05   (-0.25 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹196 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC IDBI Asset Management Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.38
Sharpe Ratio -0.36
Information Ratio -8.2
Alpha Ratio -1.25
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹10,065
31 Jul 17₹11,652
31 Jul 18₹13,015
31 Jul 19₹12,767

IDBI Nifty Index Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹340,450.
Net Profit of ₹40,450
Invest Now

Returns for IDBI Nifty Index Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.6%
3 Month 12.3%
6 Month -7.5%
1 Year -0.6%
3 Year 2.9%
5 Year 4.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.3%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 12.3%
2018 2.8%
2017 27.4%
2016 2.4%
2015 -4.4%
2014 30.8%
2013 7.2%
2012 27.7%
2011 -24.9%
2010
Fund Manager information for IDBI Nifty Index Fund
NameSinceTenure
Firdaus Ragina9 Oct 181.73 Yr.

Data below for IDBI Nifty Index Fund as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.4%
Equity99.6%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | RELIANCE
12%₹24 Cr142,357
↓ -4,131
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | HDFCBANK
11%₹21 Cr194,558
↓ -1,653
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | HDFC
7%₹14 Cr77,675
↓ -644
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | INFY
6%₹12 Cr164,490
↓ -1,411
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | ICICIBANK
5%₹10 Cr290,817
↓ -2,367
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | TCS
5%₹10 Cr47,181
↓ -412
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | KOTAKBANK
5%₹9 Cr65,757
↑ 5,109
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | 500696
4%₹9 Cr40,086
↑ 7,721
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | ITC
4%₹8 Cr392,013
↓ -3,343
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 11 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹6 Cr107,778
↑ 6,425

8. Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan

The primary investment objective of the scheme is to replicate the composition of the Nifty 50, with a view to generate returns that are commensurate with the performance of the Nifty 50, subject to tracking errors.

Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 28 Sep 10. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 6.4% since its launch.  Ranked 78 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 12.3% , 2018 was 3.5% and 2017 was 29% .

Below is the key information for Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan

Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan
Growth
Launch Date 28 Sep 10
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹18.4726 ↓ -0.05   (-0.26 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹212 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.97
Sharpe Ratio -0.37
Information Ratio -4.32
Alpha Ratio -1.61
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-7 Days (0.25%),7 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹10,142
31 Jul 17₹11,784
31 Jul 18₹13,303
31 Jul 19₹13,051

Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.5%
3 Month 12.3%
6 Month -7.7%
1 Year -0.8%
3 Year 3.2%
5 Year 5.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 6.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 12.3%
2018 3.5%
2017 29%
2016 2.5%
2015 -3.9%
2014 31.9%
2013 7.1%
2012 29.1%
2011 -24%
2010
Fund Manager information for Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan
NameSinceTenure
Mehul Dama6 Nov 181.65 Yr.

Data below for Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.03%
Equity99.97%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | RELIANCE
12%₹26 Cr154,846
↓ -34,536
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | HDFCBANK
11%₹23 Cr211,734
↓ -41,946
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | HDFC
7%₹15 Cr84,495
↓ -16,783
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | INFY
6%₹13 Cr178,936
↓ -35,612
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | ICICIBANK
5%₹11 Cr316,347
↓ -62,788
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | TCS
5%₹11 Cr51,327
↓ -10,218
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 11 | KOTAKBANK
5%₹10 Cr71,535
↓ -6,884
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | 500696
4%₹10 Cr43,616
↑ 1,769
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | ITC
4%₹8 Cr426,354
↓ -84,879
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 10 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹7 Cr117,266
↓ -13,759

9. LIC MF Index Fund Nifty

The main investment objective of the fund is to generate returns commensurate with the performance of the index either Nifty / Sensex based on the plans by investing in the respective index stocks subject to tracking errors.

LIC MF Index Fund Nifty is a Others - Index Fund fund was launched on 14 Nov 02. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 11.4% since its launch.  Ranked 80 in Index Fund category.  Return for 2019 was 12.6% , 2018 was 2.6% and 2017 was 28.6% .

Below is the key information for LIC MF Index Fund Nifty

LIC MF Index Fund Nifty
Growth
Launch Date 14 Nov 02
NAV (31 Jul 20) ₹61.127 ↓ -0.16   (-0.25 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹24 on 30 Jun 20
Category Others - Index Fund
AMC LIC Mutual Fund Asset Mgmt Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.23
Sharpe Ratio -0.34
Information Ratio -4.12
Alpha Ratio -0.83
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-1 Months (1%),1 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jul 15₹10,000
31 Jul 16₹10,102
31 Jul 17₹11,750
31 Jul 18₹13,152
31 Jul 19₹12,893

LIC MF Index Fund Nifty SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for LIC MF Index Fund Nifty

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Jul 20

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.6%
3 Month 12.3%
6 Month -7.5%
1 Year -0.2%
3 Year 3.1%
5 Year 5.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 11.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2019 12.6%
2018 2.6%
2017 28.6%
2016 2.7%
2015 -4.1%
2014 31.1%
2013 6.5%
2012 27.7%
2011 -23.9%
2010 18.2%
Fund Manager information for LIC MF Index Fund Nifty
NameSinceTenure
Ritu Modi1 Nov 190.66 Yr.

Data below for LIC MF Index Fund Nifty as on 30 Jun 20

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.68%
Equity98.32%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 12 | RELIANCE
12%₹3 Cr17,296
↓ -772
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 09 | HDFCBANK
11%₹3 Cr23,666
↓ -559
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | HDFC
7%₹2 Cr9,445
↓ -224
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | INFY
6%₹1 Cr19,995
↓ -479
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 09 | ICICIBANK
5%₹1 Cr35,373
↓ -754
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 05 | TCS
5%₹1 Cr5,738
↓ -125
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 10 | KOTAKBANK
5%₹1 Cr7,939
↑ 457
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 11 | 500696
4%₹1 Cr4,356
↑ 377
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | ITC
4%₹1 Cr47,352
↓ -1,242
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 09 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹1 Cr12,985
↑ 399

Why Passive Index Funds are Better?

The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) stated that index funds had gathered an AUM of Rs. 7717 crore on November 2019. Passive large-cap ETFs offer returns of 11.53% compared to actively managed Large cap funds that offered 10.19%.

gold ETFs stood at Rs. 5,540.40 crore as of November 2019. This comes in comparison to Rs. 4,571 crore in December 2018. The AUM of other ETFs stood at Rs. 1,63,923.66 crore, as compared to Rs. 1,07,363 crore at the end of 2018.

Large Cap ETFs

A large part of 2019 witnessed that large-cap schemes were at the top of return charts. Even in 2020, nine out of the top 15 large-cap schemes are passive funds.

Passive Funds - Safe Heaven Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

With the current situation across the globe, the financial markets are facing issues of deep concern. While investors were willing to take a risk in the past, today’s conditions have pushed the majority of the investors to look for a safe haven. This means they are looking for an investment that will yield higher returns or at least stable returns.

Several investors are now looking to invest through passive modes such as exchange-traded funds or index funds. As per AMFI, Inflow into the index funds faced an all-time high of Rs. 2076.5 crore in March 2020.

Passive Funds Vs Active Funds

There are specific differences in the way they function and affect the investor.

The tabular differentiates between passive funds and active funds:

Passive Funds Active Funds
They do not have active participation of fund managers Fund managers do a lot of industry research and take steps accordingly to select funds in various securities based on market performance
Less expensive As there is a work put in towards the investment, it may be expensive
Popular because of the low expense ratio Might be less popular due to high expense ratio

Risks of Investing In Index Funds

No Flexibility of Index Mutual Funds

One major disadvantage of investing in index funds is the lack of flexibility. Since the funds just track the index, they can miss out on the opportunity to make higher returns which may arise due to market anomalies and surprises that are not connected to the index. Typically, value stocks would find it very difficult to be part of an index.

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Market Risk on Index Mutual Funds

Index funds have a direct relation with the market. So, when the stock markets fall as a whole, so does the value of the index mutual fund.

Despite having a few disadvantages, top index funds can be beneficial for investors who want to invest in equities with a minimal risk factor. As per experts, investors are suggested to include 5-6% of Index Funds in their investment portfolio to make best out of their investment.

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