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6 Best Liquid Mutual Funds 2019

Updated on July 15, 2019 , 16255 views

In common terms, Best Liquid Funds are Debt Mutual Funds or rather money market Mutual Funds with the only difference being in the investment duration. Liquid Funds invest in very short money market instruments like the Certificate of Deposit, treasury bills, commercial papers etc.

The investment duration of these funds is very short, generally ranging from a couple of days to a few weeks (it can even be one day!). The average residual maturity of liquid funds is less than 91 days as they invest in securities which individually have a maturity upto 91 days. Being a short-term Debt fund, these funds are highly suitable for investors looking for low-risk investments for short duration.

The low maturity period of best liquid funds helps fund managers to fulfil the redemption demand of investors easily. In the market, there are various liquid fund investments available.

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Why Invest in Liquid Funds?

  • Liquid funds have no lock-in or very low lock-in period.
  • The interest rate of liquid mutual funds is the lowest among all short-term investments due to low maturity period.
  • No entry and exit loads are applicable.
  • Liquid funds are a perfect solution for investors who wish to park their idle cash for a short duration without the risk of Capital Loss.

Liquid Funds better than Saving Bank Account?

Investing in liquid funds are any day a better option on investment as compared to putting money in popular saving bank account schemes.

Owing to its familiarity and institutionalized nature of saving bank accounts, an average Indian taxpayer has more trust in them. However, it seems they are not the most popular short-term investment anymore. This is due to the rising acceptance of mutual funds by investors with different investment goals. Your hard earned money that lies in a savings bank account fetches you only 3.5% interest per annum. However, the best liquid funds have returned as high as 6.5-7.5% on an average in the past 1 year period, on an annualized basis.

So, on returns alone, liquid funds score over a savings bank account. If you have a raise or a bonus coming your way, invest in liquid funds and party later.

6 Best Liquid Funds India FY 19 - 20

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)1 MO (%)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)2018 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. Maturity
Reliance Liquid Fund  Growth ₹4,636.62
↑ 0.91
₹34,4220.61.83.67.57.40%
Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund Growth ₹305.415
↑ 0.07
₹53,0230.61.83.67.57.47.29%1M 6D1M 6D
Axis Liquid Fund Growth ₹2,108.31
↑ 0.44
₹30,4600.61.83.67.57.50%
Tata Liquid Fund Growth ₹2,992.28
↑ 0.55
₹18,4790.61.83.67.47.47.45%1M 10D1M 10D
ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund Growth ₹281.175
↑ 0.05
₹57,3920.61.83.67.47.47.18%1M 1D1M 3D
UTI Liquid Cash Plan Growth ₹3,114.16
↑ 0.60
₹36,7310.61.83.67.57.46.98%1M 15D
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 17 Jul 19
*Above is list of best Liquid funds having AUM/Net Assets above 10,000 Crore and managing funds for 5 or more years.

1. Reliance Liquid Fund 

(Erstwhile Reliance Liquid Fund - Treasury Plan)

The investment objective of the scheme is to generate optimal returns consistent with moderate levels of risk and high liquidity. Accordingly, investments shall predominantly be made in Debt and Money Market Instruments.

Reliance Liquid Fund  is a Debt - Liquid Fund fund was launched on 9 Dec 03. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.4% since its launch.  Ranked 11 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2018 was 7.4% , 2017 was 6.7% and 2016 was 7.7% .

Below is the key information for Reliance Liquid Fund 

Reliance Liquid Fund 
Growth
Launch Date 9 Dec 03
NAV (17 Jul 19) ₹4,636.62 ↑ 0.91   (0.02 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹34,422 on 30 Apr 19
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.18
Sharpe Ratio 19.29
Information Ratio -0.12
Alpha Ratio 0.77
Min Investment 100
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 0%
Effective Maturity
Modified Duration

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Jun 14₹10,000
30 Jun 15₹10,884
30 Jun 16₹11,764
30 Jun 17₹12,578
30 Jun 18₹13,448
30 Jun 19₹14,465

Reliance Liquid Fund  SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹203,125.
Net Profit of ₹23,125
Invest Now

Returns for Reliance Liquid Fund 

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Jul 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 1.8%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 7.5%
3 Year 7.1%
5 Year 7.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.2%
2012 9.7%
2011 8.9%
2010 5.3%
2009 5.5%
Fund Manager information for Reliance Liquid Fund 
NameSinceTenure
Anju Chhajer1 Oct 135.5 Yr.
Kinjal Desai25 May 180.85 Yr.

Data below for Reliance Liquid Fund  as on 30 Apr 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Other0%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent98.93%
Corporate1.07%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Net Current Assets
Net Current Assets | -
13%-₹3,389 Cr
Canara Bank
Certificate of Deposit | -
6%₹1,493 Cr150,000
↑ 150,000
BANK OF BARODA
Certificate of Deposit | -
3%₹770 Cr77,500
↑ 27,500
91 DTB 26092019
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹735 Cr74,500,000
↑ 74,500,000
91 DTB 01082019
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹677 Cr68,000,000
↑ 67,500,000
91 DTB 18072019
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹598 Cr60,000,000
VEDANTA LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹597 Cr12,000
6.90% Govt Stock 2019
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹590 Cr59,000,000
Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹574 Cr11,500
The Tata Power Company Limited
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹498 Cr10,000

2. Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund

(Erstwhile Aditya Birla Sun Life Cash Plus Fund)

An Open-ended liquid scheme with the objective to provide reasonable returns at a high level of safety and liquidity through judicious investments in high quality debt and money market instruments.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund is a Debt - Liquid Fund fund was launched on 30 Mar 04. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.6% since its launch.  Ranked 15 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2018 was 7.4% , 2017 was 6.7% and 2016 was 7.7% .

Below is the key information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund

Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 30 Mar 04
NAV (17 Jul 19) ₹305.415 ↑ 0.07   (0.02 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹53,023 on 30 Apr 19
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.19
Sharpe Ratio 18.95
Information Ratio -0.33
Alpha Ratio 0.67
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 7.29%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 6 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 6 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Jun 14₹10,000
30 Jun 15₹10,887
30 Jun 16₹11,773
30 Jun 17₹12,586
30 Jun 18₹13,458
30 Jun 19₹14,465

Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹203,125.
Net Profit of ₹23,125
Invest Now

Returns for Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Jul 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 1.8%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 7.5%
3 Year 7.1%
5 Year 7.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.4%
2014 9.2%
2013 9.3%
2012 9.7%
2011 9%
2010 5.5%
2009 5.5%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sunaina Cunha18 Jun 099.63 Yr.
Kaustubh Gupta15 Jul 117.55 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund as on 30 Apr 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent97.53%
Corporate2.31%
Government0.16%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA2.13%
AAA97.87%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Net Current Assets | -
9%-₹4,572 Cr
TATA SONS PRIVATE LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
4%₹1,972 Cr39,500
↑ 39,500
Reverse Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
3%₹1,482 Cr
NTPC LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹1,411 Cr28,500
↑ 28,500
7.25% Indusind Bank Limited (26/08/2019)
Net Current Assets | -
2%₹1,000 Cr
6.70% Union Bank Of India (17/09/2019)
Net Current Assets | -
2%₹1,000 Cr
6.65% Canara Bank (13/09/2019)
Net Current Assets | -
2%₹1,000 Cr
6.60% Canara Bank (12/09/2019)
Net Current Assets | -
2%₹1,000 Cr
Axis Bank Limited
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹965 Cr97,500
↑ 97,500
6.75% Oriental Bank Of Commerce (19/09/2019)
Net Current Assets | -
1%₹750 Cr

3. Axis Liquid Fund

To provide a high level of liquidity with reasonable returns commensurating with low risk through a portfolio of money market and debt securities. However there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the scheme will be achieved.

Axis Liquid Fund is a Debt - Liquid Fund fund was launched on 9 Oct 09. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.9% since its launch.  Ranked 21 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2018 was 7.5% , 2017 was 6.7% and 2016 was 7.6% .

Below is the key information for Axis Liquid Fund

Axis Liquid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 9 Oct 09
NAV (17 Jul 19) ₹2,108.31 ↑ 0.44   (0.02 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹30,460 on 30 Apr 19
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC Axis Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.15
Sharpe Ratio 19.41
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 0%
Effective Maturity
Modified Duration

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Jun 14₹10,000
30 Jun 15₹10,884
30 Jun 16₹11,764
30 Jun 17₹12,579
30 Jun 18₹13,455
30 Jun 19₹14,464

Axis Liquid Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹203,125.
Net Profit of ₹23,125
Invest Now

Returns for Axis Liquid Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Jul 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 1.8%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 7.5%
3 Year 7.1%
5 Year 7.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.5%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.6%
2015 8.4%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.2%
2012 9.7%
2011 9%
2010 5.6%
2009
Fund Manager information for Axis Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
Devang Shah5 Nov 126.48 Yr.
Aditya Pagaria13 Aug 162.71 Yr.

Data below for Axis Liquid Fund as on 30 Apr 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent98.94%
Corporate1.06%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA0.56%
AAA99.44%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
91 DTB 29082019
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,121 Cr113,767,300
↑ 113,767,300
OIL& NATURAL GAS CORPORATION LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹990 Cr20,000
↑ 20,000
EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF INDIA
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹961 Cr19,300
↓ -500
Steel Authority Of India Limited
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹750 Cr15,000
Oriental Bank Of Commerce
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹742 Cr75,000
↑ 75,000
INDUSIND BANK LIMITED
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹639 Cr64,500
↑ 64,500
91 DTB 21062019
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹637 Cr63,921,800
↑ 10,000,000
Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹570 Cr11,500
↓ -500
91 DTB 01082019
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹569 Cr57,500,000
↑ 57,500,000
Andhra Bank
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹524 Cr52,500
↓ -5,000

4. Tata Liquid Fund

(Erstwhile TATA Money Market Fund )

To create a highly liquid portfolio of money market instruments so as to provide reasonable returns and high liquidity to the unitholders.

Tata Liquid Fund is a Debt - Liquid Fund fund was launched on 1 Sep 04. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.6% since its launch.  Ranked 18 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2018 was 7.4% , 2017 was 6.7% and 2016 was 7.7% .

Below is the key information for Tata Liquid Fund

Tata Liquid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 1 Sep 04
NAV (17 Jul 19) ₹2,992.28 ↑ 0.55   (0.02 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹18,479 on 30 Apr 19
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC Tata Asset Management Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.21
Sharpe Ratio 21.09
Information Ratio -0.38
Alpha Ratio 1
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 7.45%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 10 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 10 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Jun 14₹10,000
30 Jun 15₹10,884
30 Jun 16₹11,763
30 Jun 17₹12,577
30 Jun 18₹13,450
30 Jun 19₹14,455

Tata Liquid Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹203,125.
Net Profit of ₹23,125
Invest Now

Returns for Tata Liquid Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Jul 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 1.8%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 7.4%
3 Year 7.1%
5 Year 7.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.4%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.3%
2012 9.8%
2011 9%
2010 5%
2009 5.5%
Fund Manager information for Tata Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
Amit Somani16 Oct 135.3 Yr.

Data below for Tata Liquid Fund as on 30 Apr 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent99%
Corporate1%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
4%₹950 Cr19,000
↑ 6,000
Indusind Bank Ltd
Certificate of Deposit | -
3%₹750 Cr
91 DTB 08082019
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹636 Cr64,277,300
↑ 64,277,300
Net Current Liabilities
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%-₹584 Cr
PNB HOUSING FINANCE LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹572 Cr11,500
↑ 11,500
91 DTB 22082019
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹568 Cr57,619,000
↑ 57,619,000
SYNDICATE BANK
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹564 Cr56,500
↑ 56,500
ICICI BANK LIMITED
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹495 Cr50,000
↑ 50,000
INDIAN BANK
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹495 Cr50,000
↑ 50,000
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹495 Cr50,000
↑ 50,000

5. ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund

(Erstwhile ICICI Prudential Liquid Plan)

To provide reasonable returns, commensurate with low risk while providing a high level of liquidity, through investments made primarily in money market and debt securities.

ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund is a Debt - Liquid Fund fund was launched on 17 Nov 05. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.9% since its launch.  Ranked 20 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2018 was 7.4% , 2017 was 6.6% and 2016 was 7.7% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund

ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 17 Nov 05
NAV (17 Jul 19) ₹281.175 ↑ 0.05   (0.02 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹57,392 on 30 Apr 19
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.15
Sharpe Ratio 18.74
Information Ratio -0.61
Alpha Ratio 0.65
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 7.18%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 3 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 1 Day

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Jun 14₹10,000
30 Jun 15₹10,884
30 Jun 16₹11,765
30 Jun 17₹12,576
30 Jun 18₹13,443
30 Jun 19₹14,443

ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹203,125.
Net Profit of ₹23,125
Invest Now

Returns for ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Jul 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 1.8%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 7.4%
3 Year 7.1%
5 Year 7.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.4%
2017 6.6%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.3%
2012 9.7%
2011 8.9%
2010 5.5%
2009 5.6%
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rahul Goswami27 Sep 126.35 Yr.
Rohan Maru19 Sep 135.37 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund as on 30 Apr 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent95.48%
Corporate4.52%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA0.02%
AAA99.98%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
91 DTB 29082019
Sovereign Bonds | -
6%₹3,941 Cr400,000,000
↑ 400,000,000
91 DTB 250719
Sovereign Bonds | -
5%₹3,631 Cr366,390,400
National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
Commercial Paper | -
4%₹2,477 Cr50,000
↑ 50,000
NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹2,350 Cr47,500
↑ 47,500
Net Current Assets
Net Current Assets | -
3%-₹2,325 Cr
91 DTB 22082019
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,981 Cr200,862,400
↑ 200,862,400
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹1,979 Cr40,000
↑ 40,000
Bank Of Baroda
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹1,699 Cr170,000
↓ -27,500
NTPC LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
1%₹1,011 Cr20,500
↑ 20,500
Reliance Industries Limited
Commercial Paper | -
1%₹999 Cr20,000

6. UTI Liquid Cash Plan

The investment objective of the scheme is to generate steady and reasonable income, with low risk and high level of liquidity from a portfolio of money market securities and high quality debt.

UTI Liquid Cash Plan is a Debt - Liquid Fund fund was launched on 11 Dec 03. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.4% since its launch.  Ranked 32 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2018 was 7.4% , 2017 was 6.7% and 2016 was 7.7% .

Below is the key information for UTI Liquid Cash Plan

UTI Liquid Cash Plan
Growth
Launch Date 11 Dec 03
NAV (17 Jul 19) ₹3,114.16 ↑ 0.60   (0.02 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹36,731 on 30 Apr 19
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC UTI Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.09
Sharpe Ratio 20.29
Information Ratio -0.28
Alpha Ratio 0.9
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 1,500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 6.98%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 15 Days
Modified Duration

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Jun 14₹10,000
30 Jun 15₹10,879
30 Jun 16₹11,755
30 Jun 17₹12,568
30 Jun 18₹13,440
30 Jun 19₹14,449

UTI Liquid Cash Plan SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹203,125.
Net Profit of ₹23,125
Invest Now

Returns for UTI Liquid Cash Plan

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 17 Jul 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 1.8%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year 7.5%
3 Year 7.1%
5 Year 7.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.1%
2012 9.6%
2011 8.9%
2010 5.4%
2009 5.4%
Fund Manager information for UTI Liquid Cash Plan
NameSinceTenure
Amandeep Chopra14 Dec 0612.14 Yr.
Amit Sharma7 Jul 171.57 Yr.

Data below for UTI Liquid Cash Plan as on 30 Apr 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent99.94%
Corporate0.06%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA1.62%
AAA98.38%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹1,483 Cr15,000,000,000
↑ 15,000,000,000
Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹1,458 Cr14,700,000,000
↓ -300,000,000
CANARA BANK
Certificate of Deposit | -
3%₹1,367 Cr13,700,000,000
↓ -450,000,000
Indusind Bank Ltd. Std - 91 Days
Certificate of Deposit | -
3%₹1,119 Cr00
Tata Sponge Iron Ltd.
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹1,010 Cr10,150,000,000
↑ 100,000,000
6.90% Govt Stock 2019
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹1,001 Cr10,000,000,000
↑ 10,000,000,000
POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹988 Cr9,900,000,000
SYNDICATE BANK
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹913 Cr9,150,000,000
↓ -6,600,000,000
Andhra Bank
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹797 Cr8,000,000,000
Reliance Retail Limited
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹791 Cr8,000,000,000
↑ 8,000,000,000

How to evaluate Liquid Mutual Funds?

When looking for a liquid mutual fund, the past return should not be the only factor for consideration. Other factors like fund size, track record, credit quality of underlying securities should also be kept in mind.

1. Investment Plans

Liquid funds come with different plans like a daily dividend plan, weekly dividend plan, monthly dividend plan and growth plans. In the growth option, profits made by the scheme are invested back into it. This results in the NAV (Net Asset Value) of the scheme rising over time. In the dividend option, the profits made by the fund are not re-invested. Dividends are distributed to the investor from time to time. Investors can choose their plan as per their convenience and liquidity needs.

2. Expense Ratio

Mutual funds charge a fee to manage your funds called an expense ratio. As per SEBI norms, the upper limit of expense ratio is 2.25%. In case of liquid funds, they maintain a lower expense ratio to provide relatively higher returns over a short period of time.

3. Investment Horizon

Plan your investment horizon. Liquid funds are exclusively meant to invest surplus cash over a very short period of time that is for 91 days. So, if you have an idle cash, you can invest here for a short period and earn better returns than bank Savings Account. In case you have a longer investment horizon of up to 1 year, then you may consider investing in short duration funds to get relatively higher returns.

Features of Liquid Mutual Funds

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1. Exit Load Of Liquid Mutual Funds

Considering the fact that liquid mutual funds are short-term investments with a low maturity period, the majority of the funds under this category do not levy any exit load on redemption. Also, if there exists any exit load, it is very nominal and usually not more than a week. Liquid funds generally do not have an exit load given they are very short investment products.

2. Volatility Of Liquid Fund Investment

Generally, the volatility of liquid funds is low as the investment lasts for a few days to weeks. So, the risk of loss in investment is quite less. However, it is suggested to make a liquid fund investment considering the market condition to avoid the opportunity of loss.

3. Lock-in Period Of Best Liquid Funds

Given that liquid mutual funds are very short-term investment options, liquid funds do not have any lock-in period. Liquid Funds can be invested for a time period as short as one day going upto a couple of weeks.

4. Liquid Fund Returns

Liquid funds are one of the best short-term investments during a high Inflation period. In the high inflation period, the interest rate on the liquid fund is high. Thus, helping liquid mutual funds to earn good returns. The liquid fund returns are usually higher than that of other traditional investments like bank fixed deposits or savings accounts. However, it is suggested to invest in best liquid funds choosing a right option (growth, dividend payout, dividend re-investment) suiting your needs.

5. Liquid Funds Taxation

Generally, liquid fund returns receive in the form of dividends are not taxed in the hands of investors. However, a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) of approximately 28% is deducted by the mutual fund company from the dividends. Moreover, for the investors who have opted for growth option, a short-term Capital Gain tax is deducted as per the individual’s tax slab. This tax deduction is same as that of a savings account.

How to Invest in Liquid Funds Online?

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  2. Complete your Registration and KYC Process

  3. Upload Documents (PAN, Aadhaar, etc.). And, You are Ready to Invest!

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Due to the lack of awareness about liquid funds, people don’t invest in them and instead keep huge sums in a savings account. But, it’s never too late to begin something good. So, invest in best liquid funds today!

Disclaimer:
All efforts have been made to ensure the information provided here is accurate. However, no guarantees are made regarding correctness of data. Please verify with scheme information document before making any investment.
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