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6 Best Performing Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds 2019 for Investments

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6 Best Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds 2019

Updated on September 19, 2019 , 29871 views

Best Ultra short term funds are very short term Mutual Funds that invest in a combination of debt instruments including treasury bills, certificate of deposits, commercial papers and corporate Bonds. Generally, some of the best Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds have a residual maturity ranging from 6 months to 1 year.

Ultra Short Bond Funds are one of the best short term investments that offer good returns with very less market volatility. The investors who are looking for better returns than Liquid Funds should prefer Investing in Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds, as the returns of these funds are better than that of Liquid Mutual funds. Ultra Short Term fund are for investors who seek to invest money for say a month to a couple of months.

But before investing in Ultra Short Funds it is important to look for best Ultra Short Term Funds as per the current scenario. For the financial year 2019-2020, we have listed best Ultra Short Term Funds below, take a look.

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Why Best Ultra Short Term Funds Over Savings Account?

Conventional investors often restrict themselves from investing in Mutual Funds due to the market risks involved. They prefer Savings Account over Mutual Funds like Ultra Short Term Funds that offer good returns with very less volatility. So, we have illustrated an example below to analyse the returns of both savings account and Ultra Short Funds to understand which is a better investment.

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Illustration:

An investor invests INR 40,00,00 in both Ultra Short Term Funds and Savings Account with the interest rate 3.5% p.a. and 8% p.a. respectively. See how the returns differ-

Saving Account Ultra Short Funds
Amount Invested 40,00,00
Interest Earned (Profit) 14,000

Taxation Breakup (Saving Account) @ 3.5%

Tax Bracket Tax Net Income (Profit)
5% 200 13,800
20% 800 13,200
30% 1200 12,800

Taxation Breakup (Ultra Short Funds) @ 8%

Tax Bracket Tax Net Income (Profit)
5% 3200 28,800
20% 6400 25,600
30% 9600 22,400

The above table clearly portrays the difference in the net income from savings accounts and ultra short term funds. Even the investors falling under the maximum tax bracket of 30% can avail returns of INR 22,400 by investing in ultra short term funds, which is much more than INR 12,800 offered by a savings account.

Top 6 Ultra Short Term Funds for Investments in India FY 19 - 20

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)2018 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. Maturity
Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan Growth ₹27.3802
↓ -0.01
₹19,7512.24.6108.88.79.71%5M 19D7M 10D
Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund Growth ₹384.076
↓ -0.19
₹15,4212.24.49.17.87.66.71%5M 12D5M 26D
UTI Ultra Short Term Fund Growth ₹3,008.01
↓ -0.79
₹2,9621.4-0.43.45.778.18%4M 5D5M 3D
ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund Growth ₹19.6021
↓ -0.01
₹5,45924.28.67.77.57.58%4M 13D4M 24D
SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund Growth ₹4,300.25
↓ -2.16
₹9,41124.18.57.57.96.45%5M 8D5M 19D
Kotak Savings Fund Growth ₹31.0508
↓ -0.02
₹13,9611.948.47.47.47.01%5M 23D6M 4D
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 20 Sep 19

1. Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan

To provide a combination of regular income and high liquidity by investing primarily in a mix of short term debt and money market instruments.

Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan is a Debt - Ultrashort Bond fund was launched on 18 Dec 07. It is a fund with Moderate risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 8.9% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 8.7% , 2017 was 8.2% and 2016 was 9.7% .

Below is the key information for Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan

Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan
Growth
Launch Date 18 Dec 07
NAV (20 Sep 19) ₹27.3802 ↓ -0.01   (-0.03 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹19,751 on 31 Aug 19
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderate
Expense Ratio 0.37
Sharpe Ratio 8.9
Information Ratio 3.39
Alpha Ratio 0.14
Min Investment 10,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 9.71%
Effective Maturity 7 Months 10 Days
Modified Duration 5 Months 19 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Aug 14₹10,000
31 Aug 15₹10,996
31 Aug 16₹12,063
31 Aug 17₹13,168
31 Aug 18₹14,167
31 Aug 19₹15,555

Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹209,201.
Net Profit of ₹29,201
Invest Now

Returns for Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Sep 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 2.2%
6 Month 4.6%
1 Year 10%
3 Year 8.8%
5 Year 9.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 8.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 8.7%
2017 8.2%
2016 9.7%
2015 9.7%
2014 10%
2013 10%
2012 10.3%
2011 9.4%
2010 5.9%
2009 6.1%
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan
NameSinceTenure
Santosh Kamath25 Oct 180.6 Yr.
Pallab Roy1 Jun 0811 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan as on 31 Aug 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash22.69%
Debt70.31%
Other7%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Corporate68.57%
Cash Equivalent22.69%
Government1.74%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
A38.96%
AA49.36%
AAA11.69%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Call, Cash & Other Assets
Receivables | -
7%₹1,396 Cr
Vedanta Limited
Debentures | -
4%₹788 Cr7,900
↑ 1,950
Vodafone Mobile Services Limited
Debentures | -
4%₹775 Cr7,990
DOLVI Minerals & Metals Private Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹695 Cr3,910
↑ 130
Renew Power Ventures Private Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹662 Cr6,740
JM FINANCIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Debentures | -
3%₹539 Cr5,400
↑ 5,400
REC LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹459 Cr9,500
Indostar Capital Finance Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹439 Cr4,400
REC LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹396 Cr8,000
INDOSTAR CAPITAL FINANCE LIMITED
Debentures | -
2%₹391 Cr3,900
↑ 3,900

2. Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund

The primary objective of the schemes is to generate regular income through investments in debt and money market instruments. Income maybe generated through the receipt of coupon payments or the purchase and sale of securities in the underlying portfolio. The schemes will under normal market conditions, invest its net assets in fixed income securities, money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund is a Debt - Ultrashort Bond fund was launched on 16 Apr 03. It is a fund with Moderately Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.8% since its launch.  Ranked 6 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2018 was 7.6% , 2017 was 7.2% and 2016 was 9.2% .

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

Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund
Growth
Launch Date 16 Apr 03
NAV (20 Sep 19) ₹384.076 ↓ -0.19   (-0.05 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹15,421 on 31 Aug 19
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately Low
Expense Ratio 0.35
Sharpe Ratio 9.3
Information Ratio 0.32
Alpha Ratio 3.1
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 6.71%
Effective Maturity 5 Months 26 Days
Modified Duration 5 Months 12 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Aug 14₹10,000
31 Aug 15₹10,944
31 Aug 16₹11,953
31 Aug 17₹12,928
31 Aug 18₹13,768
31 Aug 19₹15,003

Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹206,148.
Net Profit of ₹26,148
Invest Now

Returns for Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Sep 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 2.2%
6 Month 4.4%
1 Year 9.1%
3 Year 7.8%
5 Year 8.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.6%
2017 7.2%
2016 9.2%
2015 8.9%
2014 9.7%
2013 9.5%
2012 9.7%
2011 9.2%
2010 5.8%
2009 5.8%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sunaina Cunha11 Oct 144.31 Yr.
Kaustubh Gupta15 Jul 117.55 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash47.95%
Debt52.05%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent47.95%
Corporate35.21%
Government12.85%
Securitized3.98%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA14.34%
AAA85.66%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
Debentures | -
3%₹464 Cr4,650
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹443 Cr9,000
↓ -2,000
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹427 Cr4,263
↑ 2,500
Bharti Telecom Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹392 Cr3,500
↑ 1,000
IndusInd Bank Limited
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹344 Cr35,000
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Net Current Assets | -
2%₹343 Cr
AXIS BANK LIMITED
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹342 Cr35,000
↑ 10,000
Reliance Industries Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹313 Cr3,150
POWER FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Debentures | -
2%₹307 Cr3,050
↑ 500
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹301 Cr3,000

3. UTI Ultra Short Term Fund

(Erstwhile UTI - Floating Rate Fund - Short Term Plan)

To generate regular income through investment in a portfolio comprising substantially of floating rate debt / money market instruments, fixed rate debt / money market instruments swapped for floating rate returns. The Scheme may also invest a portion of its net assets in fixed rate debt securities and money market instruments .However there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be achieved. The Scheme does not guarantee / indicate any returns.

UTI Ultra Short Term Fund is a Debt - Ultrashort Bond fund was launched on 29 Aug 03. It is a fund with Moderately Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.1% since its launch.  Ranked 27 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2018 was 7% , 2017 was 6.6% and 2016 was 8.9% .

Below is the key information for UTI Ultra Short Term Fund

UTI Ultra Short Term Fund
Growth
Launch Date 29 Aug 03
NAV (20 Sep 19) ₹3,008.01 ↓ -0.79   (-0.03 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹2,962 on 31 Aug 19
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC UTI Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately Low
Expense Ratio 1.16
Sharpe Ratio -0.1
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 2,500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 8.18%
Effective Maturity 5 Months 3 Days
Modified Duration 4 Months 5 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Aug 14₹10,000
31 Aug 15₹10,889
31 Aug 16₹11,843
31 Aug 17₹12,742
31 Aug 18₹13,548
31 Aug 19₹13,956

UTI Ultra Short Term Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹200,132.
Net Profit of ₹20,132
Invest Now

Returns for UTI Ultra Short Term Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Sep 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.7%
3 Month 1.4%
6 Month -0.4%
1 Year 3.4%
3 Year 5.7%
5 Year 6.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7%
2017 6.6%
2016 8.9%
2015 8.5%
2014 8.8%
2013 9.8%
2012 9%
2011 8.2%
2010 5.4%
2009 6%
Fund Manager information for UTI Ultra Short Term Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sudhir Agarwal1 Jul 153.75 Yr.
Ritesh Nambiar1 Jul 153.75 Yr.

Data below for UTI Ultra Short Term Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash74.6%
Debt25.4%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Corporate51.85%
Cash Equivalent29.03%
Government19.12%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
A10.73%
AA14.27%
AAA69.82%
BBB5.18%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Avanse Financial Services Limited
Debentures | -
8%₹230 Cr2,350
Net Current Assets
Net Current Assets | -
8%₹226 Cr00
Reliance Retail Limited
Commercial Paper | -
7%₹200 Cr2,000,000,000
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
7%₹199 Cr2,000,000,000
↑ 2,000,000,000
NTPC LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
7%₹198 Cr2,000,000,000
Edelweiss Commodities Services Limited
Debentures | -
7%₹196 Cr2,000
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
6%₹189 Cr2,000,000,000
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Commercial Paper | -
5%₹150 Cr1,500,000,000
Business Broadcast News Holdings Limited
Debentures | -
4%₹123 Cr1,500
Small Industries Development Bank Of India
Debentures | -
3%₹100 Cr1,000

4. ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund

(Erstwhile ICICI Prudential Regular Income Fund)

The fund’s objective is to generate regular income through investments primarily in debt and money market instruments. As a secondary objective, the Scheme also seeks to generate long term capital appreciation from the portion of equity investments under the Scheme.

ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund is a Debt - Ultrashort Bond fund was launched on 3 May 11. It is a fund with Moderate risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 8.4% since its launch.  Ranked 27 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2018 was 7.5% , 2017 was 6.9% and 2016 was 9.8% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund

ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund
Growth
Launch Date 3 May 11
NAV (20 Sep 19) ₹19.6021 ↓ -0.01   (-0.04 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹5,459 on 31 Aug 19
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderate
Expense Ratio 1.56
Sharpe Ratio 9.52
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-1 Months (0.5%),1 Months and above(NIL)
Yield to Maturity 7.58%
Effective Maturity 4 Months 24 Days
Modified Duration 4 Months 13 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Aug 14₹10,000
31 Aug 15₹11,302
31 Aug 16₹12,373
31 Aug 17₹13,412
31 Aug 18₹14,261
31 Aug 19₹15,480

ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹180,000
expected amount after 3 Years is ₹206,148.
Net Profit of ₹26,148
Invest Now

Returns for ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Sep 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 2%
6 Month 4.2%
1 Year 8.6%
3 Year 7.7%
5 Year 9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 8.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.5%
2017 6.9%
2016 9.8%
2015 9.1%
2014 14.8%
2013 3.1%
2012 9.4%
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund
NameSinceTenure
Manish Banthia15 Nov 162.62 Yr.
Ritesh Lunawat15 Jun 172.04 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash42.76%
Debt57.24%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Corporate49.98%
Cash Equivalent42.76%
Government5.81%
Securitized1.44%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
A5.64%
AA54.89%
AAA39.47%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
Debentures | -
5%₹267 Cr2,650
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹182 Cr
Writers And Publishers Private Limited
Debentures | -
4%₹179 Cr1,782
↓ -150
JSW Steel Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹161 Cr1,595
Bahadur Chand Investments Private Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹151 Cr1,500
Ashoka Buildcon Ltd.
Debentures | -
3%₹151 Cr1,500
Aspire Home Finance Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹149 Cr1,500
LIC HOUSING FINANCE LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹149 Cr3,000
Manappuram Finance Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹148 Cr1,481
NIRCHEM Cement Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹147 Cr1,465

5. SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund

(Erstwhile SBI Magnum InstaCash Fund)

To provide the investors an opportunity to earn returns through investment in debt & money market securities, while having the benefit of a very high degree of liquidity.

SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund is a Debt - Ultrashort Bond fund was launched on 21 May 99. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.4% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 7.9% , 2017 was 6.6% and 2016 was 7.7% .

Below is the key information for SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund

SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund
Growth
Launch Date 21 May 99
NAV (20 Sep 19) ₹4,300.25 ↓ -2.16   (-0.05 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹9,411 on 31 Aug 19
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.22
Sharpe Ratio 9.87
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 6.45%
Effective Maturity 5 Months 19 Days
Modified Duration 5 Months 8 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Aug 14₹10,000
31 Aug 15₹10,865
31 Aug 16₹11,730
31 Aug 17₹12,523
31 Aug 18₹13,427
31 Aug 19₹14,572

SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration 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 SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Sep 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.6%
3 Month 2%
6 Month 4.1%
1 Year 8.5%
3 Year 7.5%
5 Year 7.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.9%
2017 6.6%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9%
2013 9.3%
2012 9.3%
2011 8.7%
2010 5.4%
2009 4.8%
Fund Manager information for SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund
NameSinceTenure
Rajeev Radhakrishnan1 May 109 Yr.

Data below for SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash69.2%
Debt30.8%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Corporate52.6%
Cash Equivalent34.7%
Government11.09%
Securitized1.61%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA11.68%
AAA88.32%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
6%₹530 Cr
Reverse Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹361 Cr
NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Certificate of Deposit | -
4%₹334 Cr35,000
CITICORP FINANCE (INDIA) LIMITED
Debentures | -
3%₹250 Cr2,500
ANDHRA BANK
Certificate of Deposit | -
3%₹239 Cr25,000
BANK OF BARODA
Certificate of Deposit | -
3%₹239 Cr25,000
POWER FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Debentures | -
2%₹227 Cr2,250
↑ 1,250
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
2%₹208 Cr4,280
↑ 780
Small Industries Development Bank Of India
Debentures | -
2%₹205 Cr2,050
AXIS BANK LIMITED
Certificate of Deposit | -
2%₹204 Cr21,000

6. Kotak Savings Fund

(Erstwhile Kotak Treasury Advantage Fund)

The investment objective of the Scheme is to generate returns through investments in debt and money market instruments with a view to reduce the interest rate risk. However, there is no assurance or guarantee that the investment objective of the scheme will be achieved.

Kotak Savings Fund is a Debt - Ultrashort Bond fund was launched on 13 Aug 04. It is a fund with Moderately Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.8% since its launch.  Ranked 44 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2018 was 7.4% , 2017 was 6.7% and 2016 was 8.2% .

Below is the key information for Kotak Savings Fund

Kotak Savings Fund
Growth
Launch Date 13 Aug 04
NAV (20 Sep 19) ₹31.0508 ↓ -0.02   (-0.06 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹13,961 on 31 Aug 19
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately Low
Expense Ratio 0.39
Sharpe Ratio 8.02
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 7.01%
Effective Maturity 6 Months 4 Days
Modified Duration 5 Months 23 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Aug 14₹10,000
31 Aug 15₹10,922
31 Aug 16₹11,827
31 Aug 17₹12,696
31 Aug 18₹13,532
31 Aug 19₹14,656

Kotak Savings 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 Kotak Savings Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Sep 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.5%
3 Month 1.9%
6 Month 4%
1 Year 8.4%
3 Year 7.4%
5 Year 7.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.4%
2017 6.7%
2016 8.2%
2015 8.6%
2014 9.4%
2013 8.9%
2012 9.6%
2011 9.2%
2010 5.7%
2009 5.9%
Fund Manager information for Kotak Savings Fund
NameSinceTenure
Deepak Agrawal15 Apr 0810.8 Yr.

Data below for Kotak Savings Fund as on 31 Aug 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash69.1%
Debt30.9%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent69.1%
Corporate28.16%
Securitized2.26%
Government0.49%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA9.99%
AAA90.01%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
Commercial Paper | -
5%₹673 Cr14,000
↑ 14,000
REC LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
4%₹560 Cr11,500
Nabha Power Limited
Debentures | -
4%₹500 Cr5,000
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Commercial Paper | -
4%₹489 Cr10,000
↑ 10,000
SMALL INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT BANK OF INDIA
Certificate of Deposit | -
4%₹469 Cr50,000
↑ 50,000
Steel Authority Of India Limited
Commercial Paper | -
3%₹399 Cr8,000
↑ 8,000
INDUSIND BANK LIMITED
Certificate of Deposit | -
3%₹385 Cr39,500
Bank Of Baroda
Debentures | -
2%₹309 Cr3,083
L & T Finance Ltd
Debentures | -
2%₹302 Cr3,000
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Features Of Ultra Short Term Funds

  • Fund Type: Open-ended

  • Fund Category: Debt fund

  • Minimum Amount: INR 5,000 - 10,000

  • Risk Involved: Low -risk

  • Redemption: T+1, meaning that if you register the redemption request before 3 PM, you shall get the redemption amount after a day. However, if the redemption request is sent after 3 PM, the redemption request shall be processed day after.

Things to Consider as an Investor

1. Risk

Unlike other debt funds, the ultra-short term debt funds are somewhat immune to interest rate risks because of the short maturity of their underlying assets. However, as compared to liquid funds, these funds are pretty risky. The investment strategy of the fund manager may introduce credit risk when he incorporates low-credit rated securities in the expectation of an upgrade in future. Moreover, the introduction of government securities may increase the volatility of the fund more than expected.

2. Return

An investor can expect returns of around 7-9% from ultra short-term funds in an stable interest rate enviornment. If one compare this return rate to the other fund categories, you will see that these returns are moderately higher than what a liquid fund, for instance, can earn you over the same 1-9 month time horizon as Ultra short-term funds are riskier than liquid funds. Even though these funds are fixed-income havens, they don’t offer guaranteed returns. One need to look at Yield to Maturity (ytm) to understand what one can expect with the investments at the time of investment.

3. Cost

Ultra short-term funds charge a fee to manage your money called an expense ratio. Till now SEBI had mandated the upper limit of expense ratio to be 2.25% (Might Change time to time). Considering the overall returns generated by these funds as compared to liquid funds, a long-term holding period and lower expense ratio would help in recovering the money gone out by way of interest rate fluctuations.

4. Investment Horizon

Ultra short-term funds earn from the coupon of short-term instruments. The prices of these securities may change on a day-to-day basis and have a relatively longer maturity. These are much more volatile than liquid funds and a short time frame may seem inadequate to generate sufficient returns. As compared to liquid funds, you need to hold these funds for comparatively longer horizon owing to a higher average maturity of the underlying securities.

5. Financial Goals

You may use these funds for a variety of purposes. If you need to park money for a period of 3 months to a year, then these funds may come handy. Additionally, you may want these to transfer your funds to a riskier haven like Equity Funds. Put a lump sum in these funds and initiate a Systematic Transfer Plan (STP) to equity funds. You may look at them as an additional haven to be used as an emergency fund. If you need monthly income, then invest a portion of your superannuation portfolio in these and initiate a systematic withdrawal plan (SWP).

6. Taxation

Dividends of Ultra Short Term Funds in India are tax-free in the hands of the investor. The AMC deducts a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) on behalf of the investor before it sends the dividend to the investor. If the investor has invested in a growth fund and redeemed his/her investment within 1 year, he/she may have to pay Short Term Capital Gains Tax (STCG).

How to Invest in Ultra Short Term Funds Online?

  1. Open Free Investment Account for Lifetime at Fincash.com.

  2. Complete your Registration and KYC Process

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

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Conclusion

In today’s time, people face financial insecurities every now and then. In such a case, smart investments made in Mutual Funds help. Ultra Short Term funds are one such Smart investment that offers good returns to investors in order to manage financial insecurities. So, invest in the best Ultra Short Term funds today!

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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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