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6 Best Performing Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds 2021 for Investments

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6 Best Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds 2021

Updated on December 1, 2021 , 118121 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, these funds have a residual maturity ranging from 6 months to 1 year.

Ultra Short Bond Funds generally offer good returns with very less market volatility. These funds are for investors who seek to invest money for say a month to a couple of months. Investors who are looking for better returns than Liquid Funds should prefer Investing in Ultra Short Term fund. But before investing in these funds, take a look at the best Ultra Short Term Funds for the financial year 2021-2022.

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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 as they offer good returns with no volatility. Let's look at the illustration below to analyse the returns of both savings account and Ultra Short Funds to understand which is a better investment to choose.

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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 21 - 22

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)2020 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. Maturity
Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan Growth ₹32.4634
↑ 0.01
₹8254.58.311.68.540%10M 13D
Nippon India Ultra Short Duration Fund Growth ₹3,236.68
↑ 0.28
₹3,7220.85.57.84.64.94.95%5M 15D7M 6D
UTI Ultra Short Term Fund Growth ₹3,422.16
↑ 0.27
₹2,3393.54.46.255.34.09%3M 12D4M 2D
ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund Growth ₹22.1462
↑ 0.00
₹11,1430.81.946.56.54.54%2M 23D3M 14D
Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund Growth ₹434.332
↑ 0.03
₹16,9850.823.96.670%
SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund Growth ₹4,785.05
↑ 0.30
₹11,5690.81.73.45.95.93.89%3M 18D6M 22D
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 3 Dec 21
*List of Funds having AUM >= 500 Crore and sorted on last 1 Year Return.

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 8.8% since its launch.  Return for 2020 was 4% , 2019 was 9.6% and 2018 was 8.7% .

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 (03 Dec 21) ₹32.4634 ↑ 0.01   (0.02 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹825 on 15 Nov 21
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderate
Expense Ratio 0.52
Sharpe Ratio 3.47
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 10,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 0%
Effective Maturity 10 Months 13 Days
Modified Duration

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Nov 16₹10,000
30 Nov 17₹10,826
30 Nov 18₹11,712
30 Nov 19₹12,851
30 Nov 20₹13,393
30 Nov 21₹14,952

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 ₹206,148.
Net Profit of ₹26,148
Invest Now

Purchase not allowed

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 3 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.4%
3 Month 4.5%
6 Month 8.3%
1 Year 11.6%
3 Year 8.5%
5 Year 8.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 8.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4%
2019 9.6%
2018 8.7%
2017 8.2%
2016 9.7%
2015 9.7%
2014 10%
2013 10%
2012 10.3%
2011 9.4%
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan
NameSinceTenure
Santosh Kamath25 Oct 183.02 Yr.
Pallab Roy1 Jun 0813.43 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan as on 15 Nov 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash49.17%
Debt50.83%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Corporate50.83%
Cash Equivalent49.17%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
A56.62%
AA43.38%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Edelweiss Commodities Services Limited
Debentures | -
39%₹319 Cr3,194
Clix Capital Services Private Limited
Debentures | -
27%₹226 Cr2,350
Clix Capital Services Private Limited
Debentures | -
23%₹193 Cr2,000
SBI Overnight Fund Dir Gr
Investment Fund | -
10%₹83 Cr244,047
↑ 20,826
Call, Cash & Other Assets
CBLO | -
0%₹3 Cr
JM Financial Credit Solutions Limited
Debentures | -
₹0 Cr00
↓ -28

2. Nippon India Ultra Short Duration Fund

(Erstwhile Reliance Liquid Fund - Cash 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 Ultra Short Duration Fund is a Debt - Ultrashort Bond fund was launched on 7 Dec 01. It is a fund with Low risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 6.1% since its launch.  Ranked 62 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2020 was 4.9% , 2019 was 0.9% and 2018 was 7.3% .

Below is the key information for Nippon India Ultra Short Duration Fund

Nippon India Ultra Short Duration Fund
Growth
Launch Date 7 Dec 01
NAV (03 Dec 21) ₹3,236.68 ↑ 0.28   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹3,722 on 15 Nov 21
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 1.09
Sharpe Ratio 1.69
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 100
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 4.95%
Effective Maturity 7 Months 6 Days
Modified Duration 5 Months 15 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Nov 16₹10,000
30 Nov 17₹10,575
30 Nov 18₹11,315
30 Nov 19₹11,433
30 Nov 20₹12,017
30 Nov 21₹12,954

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

Returns for Nippon India 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 3 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 5.5%
1 Year 7.8%
3 Year 4.6%
5 Year 5.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 6.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 4.9%
2019 0.9%
2018 7.3%
2017 5.8%
2016 6.8%
2015 7.6%
2014 8.4%
2013 8.5%
2012 9.2%
2011 9%
Fund Manager information for Nippon India Ultra Short Duration Fund
NameSinceTenure
Vivek Sharma1 Oct 138.09 Yr.
Kinjal Desai25 May 183.44 Yr.

Data below for Nippon India Ultra Short Duration Fund as on 15 Nov 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash51.82%
Debt48.18%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent44.59%
Corporate36.95%
Government18.46%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA21.32%
AAA78.68%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Shriram City Union Finance Limited
Debentures | -
4%₹150 Cr1,500
182 DTB 02122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹140 Cr14,000,000
Larsen and Toubro Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹102 Cr1,000
Tata Steel Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹100 Cr550
↑ 300
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹91 Cr1,125
REC Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹76 Cr750
7.42% MH SDL 2022
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹76 Cr7,500,000
↑ 7,500,000
Telesonic Networks Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹75 Cr750
8.35% Govt Stock 2022
Sovereign Bonds | -
2%₹72 Cr7,000,000
National Highways Authority of India
Debentures | -
2%₹61 Cr600

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% since its launch.  Ranked 27 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2020 was 5.3% , 2019 was 3.3% and 2018 was 7% .

Below is the key information for UTI Ultra Short Term Fund

UTI Ultra Short Term Fund
Growth
Launch Date 29 Aug 03
NAV (03 Dec 21) ₹3,422.16 ↑ 0.27   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹2,339 on 31 Oct 21
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC UTI Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately Low
Expense Ratio 0.96
Sharpe Ratio 1.04
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 2,500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 4.09%
Effective Maturity 4 Months 2 Days
Modified Duration 3 Months 12 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Nov 16₹10,000
30 Nov 17₹10,659
30 Nov 18₹11,359
30 Nov 19₹11,763
30 Nov 20₹12,398
30 Nov 21₹13,166

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 ₹197,169.
Net Profit of ₹17,169
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 3 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 3.5%
6 Month 4.4%
1 Year 6.2%
3 Year 5%
5 Year 5.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 5.3%
2019 3.3%
2018 7%
2017 6.6%
2016 8.9%
2015 8.5%
2014 8.8%
2013 9.8%
2012 9%
2011 8.2%
Fund Manager information for UTI Ultra Short Term Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sudhir Agarwal1 Jul 156.34 Yr.
Ritesh Nambiar1 Jul 156.34 Yr.

Data below for UTI Ultra Short Term Fund as on 31 Oct 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash78.96%
Debt21.04%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent68.34%
Corporate23.63%
Government8.03%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA9.58%
AAA90.42%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
182 DTB 25112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
11%₹275 Cr2,750,000,000
182 DTB 23122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
5%₹130 Cr1,300,000,000
182 DTB 16122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹100 Cr1,000,000,000
National Highways Authority of India
Debentures | -
3%₹76 Cr750
National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development
Debentures | -
2%₹51 Cr500
Reliance Industries Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹51 Cr500
Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹42 Cr420
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹41 Cr400
Tata Steel Limited
Debentures | -
1%₹27 Cr150
Manappuram Finance Limited
Debentures | -
1%₹25 Cr250

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 7.8% since its launch.  Ranked 27 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2020 was 6.5% , 2019 was 8.4% and 2018 was 7.5% .

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 (03 Dec 21) ₹22.1462 ↑ 0.00   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹11,143 on 31 Oct 21
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderate
Expense Ratio 0.99
Sharpe Ratio 2.24
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 4.54%
Effective Maturity 3 Months 14 Days
Modified Duration 2 Months 23 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Nov 16₹10,000
30 Nov 17₹10,678
30 Nov 18₹11,414
30 Nov 19₹12,410
30 Nov 20₹13,250
30 Nov 21₹13,781

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 ₹200,132.
Net Profit of ₹20,132
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 3 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.9%
1 Year 4%
3 Year 6.5%
5 Year 6.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 6.5%
2019 8.4%
2018 7.5%
2017 6.9%
2016 9.8%
2015 9.1%
2014 14.8%
2013 3.1%
2012 9.4%
2011
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund
NameSinceTenure
Manish Banthia15 Nov 164.96 Yr.
Ritesh Lunawat15 Jun 174.38 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential Ultra Short Term Fund as on 31 Oct 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash75.22%
Debt24.78%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent69.49%
Corporate30.51%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
A2.55%
AA33.13%
AAA64.32%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
182 DTB 09122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹499 Cr50,000,000
182 DTB 16122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹499 Cr50,000,000
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹344 Cr3,430
182 DTB 23122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹299 Cr30,000,000
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹261 Cr2,610
The Tata Power Company Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹217 Cr2,084
Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹202 Cr2,000
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹175 Cr1,750
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
1%₹161 Cr1,600
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
1%₹156 Cr1,550

5. 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 7.6% since its launch.  Ranked 6 in Ultrashort Bond category.  Return for 2020 was 7% , 2019 was 8.5% and 2018 was 7.6% .

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 (03 Dec 21) ₹434.332 ↑ 0.03   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹16,985 on 15 Nov 21
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately Low
Expense Ratio 0.47
Sharpe Ratio 1.2
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 1,000
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 Nov 16₹10,000
30 Nov 17₹10,694
30 Nov 18₹11,450
30 Nov 19₹12,463
30 Nov 20₹13,358
30 Nov 21₹13,882

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 ₹200,132.
Net Profit of ₹20,132
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 3 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.4%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 2%
1 Year 3.9%
3 Year 6.6%
5 Year 6.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.6%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 7%
2019 8.5%
2018 7.6%
2017 7.2%
2016 9.2%
2015 8.9%
2014 9.7%
2013 9.5%
2012 9.7%
2011 9.2%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sunaina Cunha14 Jun 147.39 Yr.
Kaustubh Gupta15 Jul 1110.31 Yr.
Monika Gandhi22 Mar 210.61 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund as on 15 Nov 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash52.56%
Debt47.44%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent39.94%
Corporate36.89%
Government23.18%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AA14.57%
AAA85.43%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
8.83% Govt Stock 2023
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹630 Cr58,500,000
Reliance Industries Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹485 Cr4,789
↓ -2,000
REC Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹335 Cr3,300
Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹276 Cr2,750
8.21% HR SDL Spl 2023
Domestic Bonds | -
1%₹241 Cr23,000,000
Muthoot Finance Limited
Debentures | -
1%₹237 Cr2,350
8.24%SDL Gujarat 2023
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹220 Cr21,000,000
Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Co Limited
Debentures | -
1%₹215 Cr2,150
8.18% HR SDL Spl 2022
Domestic Bonds | -
1%₹215 Cr21,000,000
08.48 KA SDL 2022
Sovereign Bonds | -
1%₹207 Cr20,000,000

6. 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 7.2% since its launch.  Return for 2020 was 5.9% , 2019 was 8% and 2018 was 7.9% .

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 (03 Dec 21) ₹4,785.05 ↑ 0.30   (0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹11,569 on 31 Oct 21
Category Debt - Ultrashort Bond
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating
Risk Low
Expense Ratio 0.49
Sharpe Ratio -0.66
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL
Yield to Maturity 3.89%
Effective Maturity 6 Months 22 Days
Modified Duration 3 Months 18 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
30 Nov 16₹10,000
30 Nov 17₹10,661
30 Nov 18₹11,479
30 Nov 19₹12,435
30 Nov 20₹13,187
30 Nov 21₹13,630

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 ₹200,132.
Net Profit of ₹20,132
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 3 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.3%
3 Month 0.8%
6 Month 1.7%
1 Year 3.4%
3 Year 5.9%
5 Year 6.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 5.9%
2019 8%
2018 7.9%
2017 6.6%
2016 7.7%
2015 8.3%
2014 9%
2013 9.3%
2012 9.3%
2011 8.7%
Fund Manager information for SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund
NameSinceTenure
Arun R.1 Jul 210.34 Yr.

Data below for SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund as on 31 Oct 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash68.41%
Debt31.59%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Cash Equivalent55.11%
Corporate24.38%
Government20.5%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
AAA100%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
5%₹627 Cr6,250
91 DTB 25112021
Sovereign Bonds | -
5%₹550 Cr55,000,000
91 DTB 23122021
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹498 Cr50,000,000
GOI Floating Rate Bond 2024
Sovereign Bonds | -
4%₹420 Cr42,300,000
8.20% Govt Stock 2022
Sovereign Bonds | -
3%₹404 Cr40,000,000
Power Finance Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹364 Cr3,550
↑ 1,500
Reliance Industries Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹349 Cr3,450
L&T Finance Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹245 Cr5,000
↑ 5,000
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹233 Cr2,300
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹230 Cr2,300

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 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 this fund in a stable interest rate environment. This return is moderately higher than what a liquid fund offers. However, even though these funds are fixed-income havens, they may not offer guaranteed returns. You need to look at Yield to Maturity (ytm) to understand what to 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 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (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).

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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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