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6 Best Liquid Mutual Funds 2021

Updated on October 20, 2021 , 108624 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.

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.

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6 Best Liquid Funds India FY 21 - 22

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)1 MO (%)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)2020 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. Maturity
Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund Growth ₹335.25
↑ 0.02
₹28,5540.30.81.63.24.30%
Axis Liquid Fund Growth ₹2,313.92
↑ 0.18
₹26,2620.30.81.63.24.33.48%1M 3D1M 3D
ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund Growth ₹308.447
↑ 0.03
₹34,5920.30.81.63.14.33.51%1M 5D1M 7D
Nippon India Liquid Fund  Growth ₹5,086.01
↑ 0.36
₹21,6550.20.81.63.14.33.46%1M 2D1M 4D
SBI Liquid Fund Growth ₹3,260.71
↑ 0.26
₹47,3630.30.81.63.24.23.44%1M 2D1M 6D
UTI Liquid Cash Plan Growth ₹3,414.05
↑ 0.28
₹25,9890.30.81.63.24.23.47%1M 2D1M 4D
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 22 Oct 21
*Above is list of best Liquid funds having AUM/Net Assets above 10,000 Crore and managing funds for 5 or more years. Sorted on Last 1 Calendar Year Return.

1. 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 7.1% since its launch.  Ranked 15 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2020 was 4.3% , 2019 was 6.7% and 2018 was 7.4% .

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 (22 Oct 21) ₹335.25 ↑ 0.02   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹28,554 on 30 Sep 21
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.31
Sharpe Ratio -5.39
Information Ratio -2.91
Alpha Ratio -0.41
Min Investment 5,000
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 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹10,673
30 Sep 18₹11,432
30 Sep 19₹12,264
30 Sep 20₹12,863
30 Sep 21₹13,271

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 ₹197,169.
Net Profit of ₹17,169
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 22 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.6%
1 Year 3.2%
3 Year 5%
5 Year 5.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4.3%
2019 6.7%
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.4%
2014 9.2%
2013 9.3%
2012 9.7%
2011 9%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sunaina Cunha18 Jun 0912.21 Yr.
Kaustubh Gupta15 Jul 1110.14 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund as on 30 Sep 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash97.05%
Debt2.95%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent88.92%
Corporate5.69%
Government5.39%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
8.79% Govt Stock 2021
Sovereign Bonds | -
10%₹3,502 Cr347,500,000
↑ 125,500,000
91 DTB 16092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
6%₹1,985 Cr198,500,000
↓ -1,500,000
364 DTB 04112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹1,459 Cr146,487,400
182 DTB 02122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹995 Cr100,212,500
↑ 100,212,500
TB 112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹995 Cr100,000,000
91 DTB 16122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹992 Cr100,000,000
↑ 100,000,000
364 DTB 07102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹968 Cr97,000,000
91 DTB 02122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹675 Cr68,000,000
↑ 68,000,000
182 DTB 25112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹398 Cr40,000,000
LIC Housing Finance Limited
Debentures | -
1%₹390 Cr3,900
↑ 400

2. 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 7.2% since its launch.  Ranked 21 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2020 was 4.3% , 2019 was 6.6% and 2018 was 7.5% .

Below is the key information for Axis Liquid Fund

Axis Liquid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 9 Oct 09
NAV (22 Oct 21) ₹2,313.92 ↑ 0.18   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹26,262 on 15 Oct 21
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC Axis Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.23
Sharpe Ratio -5.1
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 3.48%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 3 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 3 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹10,678
30 Sep 18₹11,442
30 Sep 19₹12,267
30 Sep 20₹12,866
30 Sep 21₹13,277

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 ₹197,169.
Net Profit of ₹17,169
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 22 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.6%
1 Year 3.2%
3 Year 5%
5 Year 5.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4.3%
2019 6.6%
2018 7.5%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.6%
2015 8.4%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.2%
2012 9.7%
2011 9%
Fund Manager information for Axis Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
Devang Shah5 Nov 128.83 Yr.
Aditya Pagaria13 Aug 165.05 Yr.

Data below for Axis Liquid Fund as on 15 Oct 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash96.31%
Debt3.69%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent87.22%
Government9.07%
Corporate3.71%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
364 DTB 23092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹999 Cr100,000,000
91 DTB 16122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹992 Cr100,000,000
↑ 100,000,000
91 DTB 21102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹947 Cr95,000,000
8.79% Govt Stock 2021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹887 Cr88,000,000
↑ 88,000,000
91 DTB 28102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹747 Cr75,000,000
91 DTB 04112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹697 Cr70,000,000
91 DTB 30092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹639 Cr63,950,000
91 DTB 14102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹449 Cr45,000,000
364 DTB 18112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹298 Cr30,000,000
91 DTB 02122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹263 Cr26,506,600
↑ 26,506,600

3. 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 7.3% since its launch.  Ranked 20 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2020 was 4.3% , 2019 was 6.6% and 2018 was 7.4% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund

ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 17 Nov 05
NAV (22 Oct 21) ₹308.447 ↑ 0.03   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹34,592 on 30 Sep 21
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.32
Sharpe Ratio -5.85
Information Ratio -3.13
Alpha Ratio -0.42
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 99
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 3.51%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 7 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 5 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹10,672
30 Sep 18₹11,427
30 Sep 19₹12,246
30 Sep 20₹12,843
30 Sep 21₹13,248

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 ₹197,169.
Net Profit of ₹17,169
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 22 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.6%
1 Year 3.1%
3 Year 5%
5 Year 5.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.3%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4.3%
2019 6.6%
2018 7.4%
2017 6.6%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.3%
2012 9.7%
2011 8.9%
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rahul Goswami27 Sep 128.93 Yr.
Rohan Maru19 Sep 137.96 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential Liquid Fund as on 30 Sep 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash97.2%
Debt2.8%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent91.38%
Government5.86%
Corporate2.76%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
91 DTB 11112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹1,580 Cr158,782,600
91 DTB 04112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,284 Cr129,000,000
91 DTB 25112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,242 Cr125,000,000
91 DTB 02122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,241 Cr125,000,000
↑ 125,000,000
91 DTB 16092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,195 Cr119,500,000
91 DTB 16122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,144 Cr115,382,700
↑ 115,382,700
364 DTB 18112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹1,144 Cr115,000,000
91 DTB 23092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹999 Cr100,000,000
8.79% Govt Stock 2021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹882 Cr87,500,000
TB 112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹746 Cr75,000,000

4. Nippon India 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.

Nippon India 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% since its launch.  Ranked 11 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2020 was 4.3% , 2019 was 6.7% and 2018 was 7.4% .

Below is the key information for Nippon India Liquid Fund 

Nippon India Liquid Fund 
Growth
Launch Date 9 Dec 03
NAV (22 Oct 21) ₹5,086.01 ↑ 0.36   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹21,655 on 30 Sep 21
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.29
Sharpe Ratio -5.62
Information Ratio -2.84
Alpha Ratio -0.44
Min Investment 100
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 3.46%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 4 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 2 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹10,675
30 Sep 18₹11,434
30 Sep 19₹12,267
30 Sep 20₹12,866
30 Sep 21₹13,270

Nippon India 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 ₹197,169.
Net Profit of ₹17,169
Invest Now

Returns for Nippon India 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 22 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.2%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.6%
1 Year 3.1%
3 Year 5%
5 Year 5.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4.3%
2019 6.7%
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.2%
2012 9.7%
2011 8.9%
Fund Manager information for Nippon India Liquid Fund 
NameSinceTenure
Anju Chhajer1 Oct 137.92 Yr.
Kinjal Desai25 May 183.27 Yr.

Data below for Nippon India Liquid Fund  as on 30 Sep 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash98.66%
Debt1.34%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent91.39%
Government5.25%
Corporate3.36%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
91 DTB 14102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
6%₹1,486 Cr149,000,000
91 DTB 16092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
5%₹1,200 Cr120,000,000
8.79% Govt Stock 2021
Sovereign Bonds | -
5%₹1,119 Cr111,000,000
↑ 109,000,000
91 DTB 28102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹996 Cr100,000,000
182 DTB 18112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹983 Cr98,810,000
364 DTB 25112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹730 Cr73,500,000
182 DTB 14102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹673 Cr67,500,000
↑ 40,000,000
91 DTB 02122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹512 Cr51,506,600
↑ 51,506,600
364 DTB 23092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹500 Cr50,000,000
91 DTB 11112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹498 Cr50,000,000

5. SBI Liquid Fund

(Erstwhile SBI - Premier Liquid Fund)

To provide attractive returns to the Magnum/Unit holders either through periodic dividends or through capital appreciation through an actively managed portfolio of debt and money market instruments. Income may be generated through the receipt of coupon payments, the amortization of the discount on the debt instruments, receipt of dividends or purchase and sale of securities in the underlying portfolio.

SBI Liquid Fund is a Debt - Liquid Fund fund was launched on 22 Mar 07. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.1% since its launch.  Ranked 40 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2020 was 4.2% , 2019 was 6.5% and 2018 was 7.3% .

Below is the key information for SBI Liquid Fund

SBI Liquid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 22 Mar 07
NAV (22 Oct 21) ₹3,260.71 ↑ 0.26   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹47,363 on 30 Sep 21
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.26
Sharpe Ratio -5.07
Information Ratio -4.06
Alpha Ratio -0.4
Min Investment 50,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 3.44%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 6 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 2 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹10,662
30 Sep 18₹11,411
30 Sep 19₹12,216
30 Sep 20₹12,797
30 Sep 21₹13,204

SBI 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 ₹197,169.
Net Profit of ₹17,169
Invest Now

Returns for SBI 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 22 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.6%
1 Year 3.2%
3 Year 4.9%
5 Year 5.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4.2%
2019 6.5%
2018 7.3%
2017 6.6%
2016 7.6%
2015 8.3%
2014 9%
2013 9.2%
2012 9.6%
2011 9%
Fund Manager information for SBI Liquid Fund
NameSinceTenure
R. Arun7 May 183.32 Yr.

Data below for SBI Liquid Fund as on 30 Sep 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent91.72%
Corporate8.19%
Government0.09%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
91 DTB 25112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
10%₹5,563 Cr559,788,000
91 DTB 30092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
10%₹5,404 Cr541,000,000
↓ -2,500,000
91 DTB 23092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
7%₹3,513 Cr351,500,000
↓ -5,000,000
182 DTB 04112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
5%₹2,489 Cr250,000,000
91 DTB 28102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹1,993 Cr200,000,000
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Domestic Bonds | -
2%₹1,099 Cr22,000
↑ 22,000
L&T Finance Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹1,000 Cr20,000
↑ 20,000
91 DTB 21102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹997 Cr100,000,000
91 DTB 19112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹994 Cr100,000,000
91 DTB 16092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹865 Cr86,500,000
↓ -25,500,000

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% since its launch.  Ranked 32 in Liquid Fund category.  Return for 2020 was 4.2% , 2019 was 6.6% and 2018 was 7.4% .

Below is the key information for UTI Liquid Cash Plan

UTI Liquid Cash Plan
Growth
Launch Date 11 Dec 03
NAV (22 Oct 21) ₹3,414.05 ↑ 0.28   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹25,989 on 30 Sep 21
Category Debt - Liquid Fund
AMC UTI Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.25
Sharpe Ratio -5.33
Information Ratio -3.59
Alpha Ratio -0.38
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 1,500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 3.47%
Effective Maturity 1 Month 4 Days
Modified Duration 1 Month 2 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Sep 16₹10,000
30 Sep 17₹10,675
30 Sep 18₹11,436
30 Sep 19₹12,260
30 Sep 20₹12,844
30 Sep 21₹13,255

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 ₹197,169.
Net Profit of ₹17,169
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 22 Oct 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.6%
1 Year 3.2%
3 Year 5%
5 Year 5.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4.2%
2019 6.6%
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9.1%
2013 9.1%
2012 9.6%
2011 8.9%
Fund Manager information for UTI Liquid Cash Plan
NameSinceTenure
Amandeep Chopra14 Dec 0614.72 Yr.
Amit Sharma7 Jul 174.15 Yr.

Data below for UTI Liquid Cash Plan as on 30 Sep 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash100%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent85.9%
Corporate10.78%
Government3.32%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
91 DTB 23092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
6%₹1,499 Cr15,000,000,000
TB 112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹1,194 Cr12,000,000,000
91 DTB 16092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹750 Cr7,500,000,000
91 DTB 04112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹498 Cr5,000,000,000
364 DTB 07102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹349 Cr3,497,580,000
91 DTB 30092021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹290 Cr2,900,000,000
182 DTB 28102021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹249 Cr2,500,000,000
↑ 2,500,000,000
364 DTB 18112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹249 Cr2,500,000,000
↑ 2,500,000,000
182 DTB 25112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹144 Cr1,450,000,000
↑ 1,450,000,000
Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
Debentures | -
0%₹65 Cr500
↑ 500

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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