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Mutual Fund in India

Updated on February 2, 2023 , 111618 views

A Mutual Fund is a collective pool (hence the word mutual) of money given by investors with a common objective for purchasing securities (via the fund). The collective pool is formed by the investors in a Mutual Fund, they are regulated in India by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Those new to finance, planning and investing often hear the term “Mutual Fund (MF)” and ask “What is a Mutual Fund?”, "Which are the best Mutual Funds?", "What are the Types of Mutual Funds", "What are the best Mutual Funds companies?", "How to Invest in Mutual Funds?" etc. MF is becoming an ideal avenue for investors to participate in the debt and equity markets.

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In this article, you will clear most of your doubts about Mutual Funds and its industry.

Overview

Mutual Funds are a vehicle that collects money from investors to buy securities. These investors have a common objective, and this pool of money is advised by the fund manager who decides how to invest the money. With good fund management, the Mutual Fund Manager (or Portfolio Manager) generates returns for the investors, which are passed back to investors.

Mutual Funds are a regulated industry, there are various rules, guidelines & policies for the MF companies, the fund managers and specifically the funds managed. These regulations are formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) who is the regulator for Mutual Funds.

Mutual Funds Meaning

As the two words, Mutual connotes getting together and Fund connotes money. Hence by definition, a Mutual Fund is a vehicle for investing money for investors with a common objective. In India, Mutual Funds is a regulated industry with a long history.

Mutual Funds History

Mutual Funds in India came into being in 1963 by an act of parliament. This was done by the government of India with the help of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Till 1987, there was no other player in India and it was a monopoly. At that time the industry opened up for the public sector and saw the entry of SBI Mutual Fund. Shortly, other players started coming.

In 1993, the government gave permission the private sector to open up asset management companies. In the next 2 years, 11 more private sector funds came and the year 1996 marked another era with SEBI and the Association of Mutual Funds (AMFI).

AMFI was formed to develop the Indian industry and setup minimum standards.

Mutual Funds Sahi Hai

mutual fund sahi hai is the recently launched campaign by AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India) to create investor awareness on Mutual Funds. This campaign is across various media such as TV, newspaper, radio and across the web too. The campaign is not only in English but also across various vernaculars languages. The aim of the Mutual Funds Sahi Hai campaign is to educate people on the various aspects of the industry and increase the penetration of Mutual Funds.

Mutual Funds Investment

Mutual funds offer investors a route to save money and earn returns over time. One can invest in a lump sum or a fixed amount monthly, more commonly known as a systematic investment plan (SIP). Using a lump sum or SIPs, they inculcate the habit of savings. Investors can start Mutual Fund investments with amounts as low as INR 5000 and in the case of SIPs as low as INR 500. There are various mutual fund calculators, available which help first-time investors decide what amount to start off with. These mutual fund calculators help investors kick-start investments.

Systematic Investment

Mutual Funds offer a route called the "Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)" where investors can choose to put in a fixed amount of money every month in a scheme. SIPs are a very convenient way for investors as it's automated.

Systematic investing offers many benefits such as rupee cost averaging, power of compounding, low investment amount, etc.

Mutual Fund Returns

5 Year Returns Across Categories

Category: Equity 5 Year Return Category: Debt 5 Year Return Category: Hybrid 5 Year Return Category: Commodities 5 Year Return
Large Cap 14.59 Long Duration 5.94 Aggressive Hybrid 12.04 Gold 9.01
Large & MidCap 14.42 Medium to Long Duration 5.26 Balanced Hybrid 7.9 Silver -
Flexi Cap 14.38 Medium Duration 5.51 Conservative Hybrid 6.81 - -
Multi Cap -- Short Duration 5.79 Equity Savings 7.89 - -
Mid Cap 15.29 Low Duration 5.16 Arbitrage 4.91 - -
Small Cap 17.47 Ultra Short Duration 5.41 Dynamic Asset Allocation 8.81 - -
Value Oriented 13.68 Liquid 5.36 Multi Asset Allocation 9.47 - -
ELSS 14.4 Money Market 6.07 - - - -
Banking 10.26 Overnight 4.6 - - - -
Infrastructure 12.88 Dynamic Bond 5.58 - - - -
Pharma 12.97 Corporate Bond 6.64 - - - -
Technology 29.78 Credit Risk 3.31 - - - -
Thematic 12.89 Banking and PSU 6.9 - - - -
Consumption 14.63 Floater 6.67 - - - -
Dividend Yield 14 FMP 5.04 - - - -
Energy 15.15 Gilt 5.91 - - -
ESG 14.84 Gilt with 10 year Constant Duration 6.71 - - - -
MNC 11.88 - - - - - -
PSU 4.85 - - - - - -
International 10.79 - - - - - -

(Returns As on 07-Feb-2022)

Mutual Funds over the last few decades have been a phenomenal vehicle for generating returns for retail investors. The above table gives an idea of returns across the various categories of Mutual Funds.

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Types Of Mutual Funds

1. Equity Funds

Equity Mutual Funds can be the Large cap funds, mid cap funds, small cap funds, or multi-cap, these are for investors wanting to take exposure to the equity markets. As the name goes, Equity Funds invest in the equity markets. There are specialist fund managers who specialise in stock selection. They try and select the best stocks for their funds, given the Mutual Fund investment mandate. SEBI has set 1- distinct categories for equity funds.

  • Large Cap Equity Fund

    Large-cap funds invest in large-cap companies which are big sized companies with large balance sheets, big teams and a clear organisation structure in place. The exposure in large-cap stocks has to be a minimum 80 percent of the scheme’s total assets.

  • Mid Cap Fund

    Mid-cap funds, on the other hand, invest in smaller-sized companies, these are the emerging stars in their sector and have a potential for growth. Being small in size, these mid-cap companies are very nimble footed and can make changes to product & strategy very quickly. Given this, mid-cap investing brings in a larger risk also. The scheme will invest 65 percent of its total assets in mid-cap stocks.

  • Large and Mid Cap Fund

    These are the schemes that invest in both large & mid cap stocks. These funds will invest a minimum of 35 percent each in mid and large cap stocks.

SEBI has set a clear classification as to what is a large cap, mid cap and small cap:

Market Capitalization Description
Large cap company 1st to 100th company in terms of full market capitalization
Mid cap company 101st to 250th company in terms of full market capitalization
Small cap company 251st company onwards in terms of full market capitalization
  • Multi Cap Equity Fund

    In multi-cap funds, the fund manager invests across the board in large-caps and mid-caps without any restriction (the only restriction being the fund mandate). A minimum of 65 percent of its total assets should be allocated to equities.

  • Equity Linked Savings Scheme

    Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) is a tax saving fund that comes with a lock-in period of three years. A minimum of 80 percent of its total assets has to be invested in equities.

  • Dividend Yield Fund

    This fund will predominantly invest in dividend yielding stocks. This scheme will invest a minimum 65 percent of its total assets in equities, but in dividend yielding stocks.

  • Value Fund

    This is an equity fund that will follow the value investment strategy.

  • Contra Fund

This equity scheme will follow the contrarian investment strategy. Value/Contra will invest at least 65 percent of its total assets in equities, but a Mutual Fund house can either offer a value fund or a contra fund, but not both.

  • Focused Fund

    This fund will focus on large, mid, small or multi-cap stocks, but can have a maximum of 30 stocks. focused fund can invest at least 65 percent of its total assets in equities.

  • Sector/Thematic Fund

    These are the funds that invest in a particular sector or a theme. At least 80 percent of the total assets of these schemes will be invested in a particular sector or theme.

2. Debt Funds

There are various kinds of debt funds that exist in the Indian markets. These funds invest in various debt & money market instruments such as government securities (G-Secs), commercial papers (CPs), certificate of deposits (CDs) and other instruments. As per SEBI’s new categorization, Debt fund schemes will have 16 categories. Here’s the list:

  • Overnight Fund

    This debt scheme will invest in overnight securities having a maturity of one day.

  • Liquid Fund

These are very "liquid" as the name goes. These are the funds that in most cases would try to generate returns for investors even he/she invests for one day! As per regulations, Liquid Funds invest in debt/money market securities with a maturity of less than 91 days. These are apt for investors looking to park their money for a couple of days. These funds typically don't have any exit load.

  • Ultra Short Duration Fund

    On the risk scale, these funds have a risk that is slightly above that of liquid funds. Ultra short term funds invest in debt securities with a slightly higher maturity than liquid funds. These types of Mutual funds can give a minor loss in a day if there is a very sharp upward movement in interest rates. However, these are great for investors looking to invest money between three months to six months. Most ultra short term funds don't have any exit load, even if they do, it is for a week to a fortnight at best.

  • Low Duration Fund

    Low duration debt securities come with a slightly higher maturity than ultra short funds. The scheme will invest in debt and money market securities with a Macaulay duration between six to 12 months.

  • Money Market Fund

    This scheme will invest in money market instruments such as CDs, CPs, T-Bills having a maturity up to one year.

  • Short Term Fund

    Short term Mutual Funds are great for investors looking to invest for a year or more. These also invest in debt securities and do take a little bit of interest rate risk. If interest rates move downwards then there will be capital appreciation on the portfolio along with the return earned due to interest. These funds invest in debt and money market instruments with a Macaulay duration of one to three years.

  • Medium Duration Fund

    This scheme will invest in debt and money market instruments with a Macaulay duration of three to four years.

  • Medium to Long Duration Fund

    This scheme will invest in debt and money market instruments with a Macaulay duration of four to seven years.

  • Long Duration Fund

    This scheme will invest in debt and money market instruments with a Macaulay duration greater than seven years.

  • Dynamic Bond Fund

    A dynamic bond fund is a mutual fund scheme that invests its funds in fixed income securities consisting of varying maturity periods, which means that they invest across all the duration. Here, the fund manager decides on which funds they need to invest based on their perception of the interest rate scenario and future interest rate movements. Based on this decision, they invest in funds across various maturity periods of debt instruments. This mutual fund scheme is suitable for individuals who feel puzzled about the interest rate scenario. Such individuals can rely on the view of the fund managers to earn money through dynamic bonds funds.

  • Corporate Bond Fund

    Corporate bond funds are essentially a certificate of debt issued by major companies. These are issued as a way of raising money for businesses. Corporate bond funds are a great option when it comes to good return and low-risk type investment. This debt scheme mainly invests in the highest rated corporate bonds. The fund can invest a minimum 80 percent of its total assets in the highest-rated corporate bonds.

  • Credit Risk Fund

    This scheme will invest in below the high-rated corporate bonds. The credit risk fund should invest at least 65 percent of its assets below the highest-rated instruments.

  • Banking and PUS Fund

    This scheme predominantly invests in debt instruments of Banks, Public Financial Institutional, Public Sector Undertakings.

  • Gilt Fund

    This funds invest in government securities. The maturity of the funds various as per the mandate of the fund. And so does the risk in the fund. Gilt funds are usually used as an avenue to invest by seasoned investors who know what they are doing and are clear on interest rate movements. The higher the duration or maturity of the gilt fund, higher the risk. This funds will invest a minimum 80 percent of its total assets in government securities.

  • Gilt Fund with 10-year Constant Duration

    This scheme will invest in government securities with a maturity of 10 years. Gilt Funds with 10-year Constant Duration will invest a minimum 80 percent in government securities.

  • Floater Fund

    This debt scheme mainly invests in floating rate instruments. Floater Fund will invest a minimum of 65 percent of its total assets in floating rate instruments.

3. Hybrid Funds

For the investors in the middle who want to be on the fence, there are balanced funds or hybrid funds. According to the new SEBI’s regulation, there will be six categories of Hybrid Funds:

  • Conservative Hybrid Fund

    Hybrid Funds are also commonly known as Balanced Fund. Hybrid funds are a type of Mutual Funds that invest in both equity and debt mutual fund. In other words, this fund acts as a combination of both debt and equity. The conservative hybrid funds will majorly invested in debt instruments. About 75 to 90 percent of their total assets will be invest in debt instruments and about 10 to 25 percent in equity-related instruments. Hybrid funds are a great option for the investors who fear of investing in equity funds. This fund will reduce the risk portion and also help in gaining optimal returns over the time.

  • Balanced Hybrid Fund

    This fund will invest around 40-60 percent of its total assets in both debt and equity instruments.

  • Aggressive Hybrid Fund

    This fund will invest around 65 to 85 percent of its total assets in equity-related instruments and about 20 to 35 percent of their assets in debt instruments. Mutual Fund Houses can offer either a balanced hybrid or an aggressive hybrid fund, not both.

  • Dynamic Asset Allocation or Balanced Advantage Fund

    This scheme would dynamically manage their investments in equity and debt instruments.

  • Multi Asset Allocation

    This scheme can invest in three asset classes, which means that they can invest in an extra asset class apart from equity and debt. The fund should invest at least 10 percent in each of the asset classes. Foreign securities will not be treated as a separate asset class.

  • Arbitrage Fund

    An arbitrage fund is a popular short-term financial investment in India. Arbitrage funds are Mutual Funds that leverage the differential price between the cash market and derivative market to generate mutual fund returns. The returns generated by arbitrage funds are dependent on the volatility of the stock market. Arbitrage mutual funds are hybrid in nature and in times of high or persistent volatility, these funds offer relatively risk-free returns to investors. This fund invest at least 65 percent of its assets in equity-related instruments.

  • Equity Savings

    This scheme will invest in equity, arbitrage and debt. Equity savings will invest at least 65 percent of the total assets in stocks and a minimum 10 percent in debt. The scheme would state the minimum hedged and unhedged investments in the scheme information document.

4. Solution Oriented Schemes

  • Retirement Fund

    This is a retirement solution oriented scheme that will have a lock-in of five years or till the age of retirement.

  • Children’s Fund

    This is children oriented scheme having a lock-on for five years or until the child attains the age of majority, whichever is earlier.

5. Other Schemes

  • Index Fund/ETF

    Index Funds refer to the Mutual Fund schemes whose portfolio is constructed using a market index as a base. In other words, the performance of an index fund is dependent on the performance of a particular index. These schemes are passively managed. These funds contain shares in the similar proportion as they are in a particular index. In India, many of the schemes use Nifty or Sensex as the base to construct their portfolio. For example, if the Nifty portfolio constitutes of SBI shares whose proportion is 12% then; the Nifty Index fund will also have 12% equity shares. This fund can invest at least 95 percent of its total asset in securities of a particular index.

  • FoFs (Overseas Domestic)

    Fund of funds is an option for those whose investment amounts are not too large and it is easier to manage one fund (a fund of funds) rather than a number of Mutual Funds. In this form of mutual fund investment strategy, investors get to hold a number of funds under the umbrella of a single fund, hence the name funds of funds. Often going by the name of multi-manager investment; it is considered as one of the mutual fund categories. One of the key advantages of multi-manager investments is that at a lower ticket size, the investor can diversify themselves across a gamut of mutual fund schemes. This fund can invest a minimum of 95 percent of its total assets in the underlying fund.

Some of the other Mutual Funds to consider:

  • International Funds

    International Funds invest in international securities or into master funds that are domiciled out of India. Most of these funds invest in equity as an asset class. These can be of various types such as emerging market funds, developed markets funds, commodity-related international funds etc. The DSP Blackrock World Gold Fund is an example of a fund that invests in a master fund based out of India. This fund invests predominantly in gold and other precious metals. Today, there are many international Mutual Funds available in India to the investor.

  • Gold Funds

    Gold funds are a new class of funds. These invest in gold ETFs. While gold ETFs are available to the retail investor, anyone wanting to buy an ETF has to do it through the stock exchange, which requires one to have a broking account. In a Mutual Fund, there is no such requirement, an investor can simply fill an application form and get the units allotted after making the payment.

Best Mutual Funds in India 2023

Investors are always searching for the top mutual funds or best mutual funds to invest in. How to select the best mutual fund is another exercise in itself. One needs to look are various things like the goal for investing, fund house, mutual fund rating and over this follow a disciplined approach. Only then can one try and select the best mutual fund.

Top 10 Equity Mutual Funds

The top 10 equity mutual funds to invest are always something investors try to seek. From the entire list of the funds available in a category getting to the Top 10 Mutual Funds involves doing many activities to filter the list and get the top & Best Performing Mutual Funds. The top 10 equity mutual funds to invest in are:

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2022 (%)
Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund Growth ₹183.316
↑ 2.03
₹3,1242.913.638.921.919.2
Franklin Build India Fund Growth ₹70.7311
↑ 0.26
₹1,214-0.58.96.620.210.711.2
DSP BlackRock Natural Resources and New Energy Fund Growth ₹57.702
↓ -0.44
₹6978.713.16.124.29.99.8
Sundaram Rural and Consumption Fund Growth ₹61.1533
↑ 0.36
₹1,179-5.2-0.25.511.67.69.3
DSP BlackRock US Flexible Equity Fund Growth ₹43.3782
↑ 0.83
₹7229.17.94.515.913.6-5.9
SBI Small Cap Fund Growth ₹111.178
↑ 0.25
₹15,348-3.53.64.325.513.48.1
Tata Equity PE Fund Growth ₹205.858
↑ 1.79
₹5,323-2.14.53.415.48.35.9
Kotak Equity Opportunities Fund Growth ₹204.725
↑ 1.04
₹11,555-2.33.42.916.111.97
L&T India Value Fund Growth ₹61.1289
↑ 0.42
₹8,0761.48.12.919.4105.2
ICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services Fund Growth ₹88.39
↑ 1.47
₹5,5190.25.52.29.97.711.9
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 31 Dec 21

Top Debt 10 Mutual Funds

The top 10 debt mutual funds to invest are always something investors try to seek. From the entire list of the funds available in a category getting to the top 10 mutual funds involves doing many activities to filter the list and get the top & best performing Mutual Funds. The top 10 debt mutual funds to invest in are:

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)2022 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. Maturity
ICICI Prudential Long Term Plan Growth ₹30.5147
↑ 0.00
₹6,2641.83.56.16.64.58.05%1Y 11M 23D5Y 11M 16D
Aditya Birla Sun Life Money Manager Fund Growth ₹309.305
↑ 0.06
₹13,5441.83.15.25.14.87.18%4M 6D4M 6D
Principal Cash Management Fund Growth ₹1,950.7
↑ 0.35
₹3,1531.63.15.144.86.66%1M 10D1M 11D
JM Liquid Fund Growth ₹60.3925
↑ 0.01
₹1,9231.635.14.14.86.64%1M 3D1M 5D
Aditya Birla Sun Life Savings Fund Growth ₹458.975
↑ 0.09
₹14,9481.72.955.24.87.4%5M 19D6M 4D
Aditya Birla Sun Life Corporate Bond Fund Growth ₹93.3608
↑ 0.03
₹12,6031.834.86.54.17.6%1Y 10M 10D2Y 4M 13D
HDFC Corporate Bond Fund Growth ₹26.9031
↑ 0.01
₹23,2201.72.94.26.13.37.58%2Y 6M4Y 10M 2D
HDFC Banking and PSU Debt Fund Growth ₹19.2122
↑ 0.01
₹4,8311.62.74.15.63.37.49%1Y 8M 23D2Y 9M 25D
Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan Growth ₹31.658
↓ 0.00
₹1,6471.93.125.71324.88.03%2Y 7M 24D4Y 2M 5D
ICICI Prudential Gilt Fund Growth ₹84.1889
↑ 0.04
₹2,6011.53.96.56.33.77.49%1Y 6M 18D8Y 9M 29D
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 3 Feb 23
*Below is the detailed list of top mutual funds based on last one year CAGR/Annualized returns & having AUM between 200 - 10,000 Crores across categories (Equity, Debt, Hybrid, Gold etc.)

1. Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund

The primary objective of the Scheme is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity & equity related instruments of mid cap & small cap companies.

Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund is a Equity - Large & Mid Cap fund was launched on 12 Nov 08. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 24.8% since its launch.  Ranked 1 in Large & Mid Cap category. .

Below is the key information for Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund

Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund
Growth
Launch Date 12 Nov 08
NAV (31 Dec 21) ₹183.316 ↑ 2.03   (1.12 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹3,124 on 30 Nov 21
Category Equity - Large & Mid Cap
AMC Principal Pnb Asset Mgmt. Co. Priv. Ltd.
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.08
Sharpe Ratio 2.74
Information Ratio 0.22
Alpha Ratio 2.18
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹8,725
31 Jan 20₹10,078
31 Jan 21₹11,576

Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹493,520.
Net Profit of ₹193,520
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Returns for Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.9%
3 Month 2.9%
6 Month 13.6%
1 Year 38.9%
3 Year 21.9%
5 Year 19.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 24.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Fund Manager information for Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund
NameSinceTenure

Data below for Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund as on 30 Nov 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity

2. HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund

To generate long term capital appreciation from a portfolio that is predominantly in equity and equity related instruments

HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 2 Jan 01. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 21.4% since its launch.  Ranked 23 in ELSS category. .

Below is the key information for HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund

HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund
Growth
Launch Date 2 Jan 01
NAV (14 Jan 22) ₹595.168 ↑ 0.28   (0.05 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,318 on 30 Nov 21
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC HDFC Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.25
Sharpe Ratio 2.27
Information Ratio -0.15
Alpha Ratio 1.75
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹9,371
31 Jan 20₹10,280
31 Jan 21₹11,480

HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹470,047.
Net Profit of ₹170,047
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Returns for HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 4.4%
3 Month 1.2%
6 Month 15.4%
1 Year 35.5%
3 Year 20.6%
5 Year 17.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 21.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Fund Manager information for HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund
NameSinceTenure

Data below for HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund as on 30 Nov 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity

3. Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund

(Erstwhile Sundaram Balanced Fund)

The scheme seeks to generate capital appreciation and current income through a judicious mix of investments in equities and fixed income securities.

Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund is a Hybrid - Hybrid Equity fund was launched on 23 Jun 00. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 12.8% since its launch.  Ranked 25 in Hybrid Equity category. .

Below is the key information for Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund

Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund
Growth
Launch Date 23 Jun 00
NAV (31 Dec 21) ₹135.137 ↑ 0.78   (0.58 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,954 on 30 Nov 21
Category Hybrid - Hybrid Equity
AMC Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.18
Sharpe Ratio 2.64
Information Ratio -0.12
Alpha Ratio 5.81
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹10,052
31 Jan 20₹11,415
31 Jan 21₹12,368

Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹436,710.
Net Profit of ₹136,710
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Returns for Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.8%
3 Month 0.5%
6 Month 10.5%
1 Year 27.1%
3 Year 16%
5 Year 14.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 12.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Fund Manager information for Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund
NameSinceTenure

Data below for Sundaram Equity Hybrid Fund as on 30 Nov 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Credit Quality
RatingValue
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity

4. Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to generate regular income through investments in debt & money market instruments in order to make regular dividend payments to unit holders & secondary objective is growth of capital.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan is a Debt - Medium term Bond fund was launched on 25 Mar 09. It is a fund with Moderate risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 8.7% since its launch.  Ranked 6 in Medium term Bond category.  Return for 2022 was 24.8% , 2021 was 7.1% and 2020 was 8.1% .

Below is the key information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan

Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan
Growth
Launch Date 25 Mar 09
NAV (03 Feb 23) ₹31.658 ↓ 0.00   (0.00 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,647 on 31 Dec 22
Category Debt - Medium term Bond
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderate
Expense Ratio 1.56
Sharpe Ratio 1.15
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-365 Days (1%),365 Days and above(NIL)
Yield to Maturity 8.03%
Effective Maturity 4 Years 2 Months 5 Days
Modified Duration 2 Years 7 Months 24 Days

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹10,438
31 Jan 20₹10,095
31 Jan 21₹10,943
31 Jan 22₹11,665
31 Jan 23₹14,582

Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term 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 Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.5%
3 Month 1.9%
6 Month 3.1%
1 Year 25.7%
3 Year 13%
5 Year 7.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 8.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022 24.8%
2021 7.1%
2020 8.1%
2019 -4.4%
2018 5.6%
2017 7%
2016 10.9%
2015 9.5%
2014 12%
2013 10.2%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan
NameSinceTenure
Sunaina Cunha1 Sep 148.34 Yr.
Mohit Sharma6 Aug 202.41 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan as on 31 Dec 22

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash11.45%
Equity2.31%
Debt86.24%
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Corporate48.82%
Government40.94%
Cash Equivalent7.92%
Credit Quality
RatingValue
A2.47%
AA42.17%
AAA55.35%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
7.26% Govt Stock 2032
Sovereign Bonds | -
13%₹219 Cr22,000,000
↑ 5,500,000
6.54% Govt Stock 2032
Sovereign Bonds | -
9%₹147 Cr15,500,000
↓ -500,000
Shriram Finance Limited
Debentures | -
6%₹101 Cr1,000
HDFC Bank Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹50 Cr50
Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹50 Cr500
Bharti Hexacom Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹47 Cr480
Tata Realty And Infrastructure Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹47 Cr480
JM Financial Credit Solutions Limited
Debentures | -
3%₹45 Cr440
Gic Housing Finance Limited
Debentures | -
2%₹40 Cr400
IRB InvIT Fund Units 2017-Series IV (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 May 18 | 540526
2%₹38 Cr5,820,000

5. SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

The objective of the fund will be to provide investors with an opportunity to invest in a portfolio of a mix of equity and equity related securities and fixed income instruments. The allocation between fixed income and equity instruments will be managed dynamically so as to provide investors with long term capital appreciation However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be achieved.

SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund is a Hybrid - Dynamic Allocation fund was launched on 26 Mar 15. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 7.7% since its launch. .

Below is the key information for SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund
Growth
Launch Date 26 Mar 15
NAV (02 Jul 21) ₹15.9463 ↑ 0.03   (0.18 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹655 on 31 May 21
Category Hybrid - Dynamic Allocation
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating Not Rated
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.07
Sharpe Ratio 2.59
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹10,500
31 Jan 20₹10,887
31 Jan 21₹11,706

SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹376,357.
Net Profit of ₹76,357
Invest Now

Returns for SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 1%
3 Month 3.9%
6 Month 6.2%
1 Year 25.1%
3 Year 6.9%
5 Year 8.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 7.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Fund Manager information for SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund
NameSinceTenure

Data below for SBI Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund as on 31 May 21

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Debt Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Credit Quality
RatingValue
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity

6. Sundaram Select Focus Fund

To achieve capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity related instruments of select stocks

Sundaram Select Focus Fund is a Equity - Focused fund was launched on 30 Jul 02. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 18.4% since its launch.  Ranked 55 in Focused category. .

Below is the key information for Sundaram Select Focus Fund

Sundaram Select Focus Fund
Growth
Launch Date 30 Jul 02
NAV (24 Dec 21) ₹264.968 ↓ -1.18   (-0.45 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,354 on 30 Nov 21
Category Equity - Focused
AMC Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.52
Sharpe Ratio 1.85
Information Ratio -0.52
Alpha Ratio -5.62
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹9,829
31 Jan 20₹11,374
31 Jan 21₹12,516

Sundaram Select Focus Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹470,047.
Net Profit of ₹170,047
Invest Now

Returns for Sundaram Select Focus Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month -2.6%
3 Month -5%
6 Month 8.5%
1 Year 24.5%
3 Year 17%
5 Year 17.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 18.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Fund Manager information for Sundaram Select Focus Fund
NameSinceTenure

Data below for Sundaram Select Focus Fund as on 30 Nov 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity

7. Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund

An Open ended Fund of Funds Scheme with the investment objective to provide returns that tracks returns provided by Birla Sun Life Gold ETF (BSL Gold ETF).

Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 20 Mar 12. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 5.4% since its launch.  Return for 2022 was 12.3% , 2021 was -5% and 2020 was 26% .

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

Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 20 Mar 12
NAV (03 Feb 23) ₹17.4624 ↓ -0.24   (-1.35 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹271 on 31 Dec 22
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.49
Sharpe Ratio 0.8
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 100
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-365 Days (1%),365 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹10,847
31 Jan 20₹13,561
31 Jan 21₹15,906
31 Jan 22₹15,273
31 Jan 23₹17,996

Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹415,684.
Net Profit of ₹115,684
Invest Now

Returns for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 6%
3 Month 14.8%
6 Month 13.4%
1 Year 20.2%
3 Year 11%
5 Year 12.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 5.4%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022 12.3%
2021 -5%
2020 26%
2019 21.3%
2018 6.8%
2017 1.6%
2016 11.5%
2015 -7.2%
2014 -9.4%
2013 -6.9%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Lovelish Solanki30 Jun 184.51 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund as on 31 Dec 22

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.06%
Other95.94%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Aditya BSL Gold ETF
- | -
98%₹266 Cr53,757,587
↓ -700,000
Clearing Corporation Of India Limited
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
2%₹6 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
CBLO | -
0%₹0 Cr

8. BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund

(Erstwhile BNP Paribas Dividend Yield Fund)

The investment objective of the scheme is to generate long term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio of equity and equity related securities, primarily being high dividend yield stocks. High dividend yield stocks are defined as stocks of companies that have a dividend yield in excess of 0.5%, at the time of investment. However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be achieved. The Scheme does not guarantee / indicate any returns.

BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund is a Equity - Multi Cap fund was launched on 15 Sep 05. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 12.9% since its launch.  Ranked 18 in Multi Cap category. .

Below is the key information for BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund

BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund
Growth
Launch Date 15 Sep 05
NAV (13 Mar 22) ₹73.5154 ↓ -0.01   (-0.01 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹588 on 31 Jan 22
Category Equity - Multi Cap
AMC BNP Paribas Asset Mgmt India Pvt. Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.44
Sharpe Ratio 2.86
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 300
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹8,704
31 Jan 20₹10,272
31 Jan 21₹10,924
31 Jan 22₹15,297

BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹426,080.
Net Profit of ₹126,080
Invest Now

Returns for BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month -4.4%
3 Month -4.6%
6 Month -2.6%
1 Year 19.3%
3 Year 17.3%
5 Year 13.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 12.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Fund Manager information for BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund
NameSinceTenure

Data below for BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund as on 31 Jan 22

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity

9. ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund

To generate long term capital appreciation through investments made primarily in Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector that are fundamentally strong and have established brands.

ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund is a Equity - Sectoral fund was launched on 31 Mar 99. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 16.7% since its launch.  Ranked 21 in Sectoral category.  Return for 2022 was 18.3% , 2021 was 19.5% and 2020 was 9.7% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund

ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund
Growth
Launch Date 31 Mar 99
NAV (03 Feb 23) ₹394.58 ↑ 0.15   (0.04 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,189 on 31 Dec 22
Category Equity - Sectoral
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.52
Sharpe Ratio 1.1
Information Ratio 0.02
Alpha Ratio 2.36
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹10,599
31 Jan 20₹11,487
31 Jan 21₹12,058
31 Jan 22₹14,768
31 Jan 23₹17,433

ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹415,684.
Net Profit of ₹115,684
Invest Now

Returns for ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.2%
3 Month 2.8%
6 Month 7%
1 Year 19.1%
3 Year 17.1%
5 Year 12.5%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 16.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022 18.3%
2021 19.5%
2020 9.7%
2019 4.5%
2018 7.1%
2017 35.6%
2016 1%
2015 4.9%
2014 32.5%
2013 9.3%
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund
NameSinceTenure
Priyanka Khandelwal15 Jun 175.55 Yr.
Sharmila D’mello30 Jun 220.51 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential FMCG Fund as on 31 Dec 22

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Consumer Defensive86.86%
Consumer Cyclical7.03%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash6.08%
Equity93.89%
Debt0.03%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | ITC
26%₹308 Cr9,282,284
↑ 2,046,065
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 May 16 | HINDUNILVR
16%₹192 Cr750,619
↓ -70,536
Nestle India Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 22 | NESTLEIND
7%₹81 Cr41,492
↑ 1,287
Dabur India Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 16 | DABUR
5%₹58 Cr1,030,237
↓ -84,459
Britannia Industries Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 13 | BRITANNIA
4%₹43 Cr100,239
↓ -56,719
Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 20 | PGHH
4%₹43 Cr29,552
↑ 330
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 22 | GODREJCP
4%₹42 Cr479,953
↑ 203,021
Gillette India Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 21 | GILLETTE
3%₹40 Cr78,814
Avenue Supermarts Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 22 | DMART
3%₹33 Cr81,000
↑ 5,000
Zydus Wellness Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 20 | ZYDUSWELL
3%₹33 Cr216,797
↑ 11,580

10. Axis Gold Fund

To generate returns that closely correspond to returns generated by Axis Gold ETF.

Axis Gold Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 20 Oct 11. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 5.1% since its launch.  Return for 2022 was 12.5% , 2021 was -4.7% and 2020 was 26.9% .

Below is the key information for Axis Gold Fund

Axis Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 20 Oct 11
NAV (03 Feb 23) ₹17.4964 ↓ -0.32   (-1.79 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹280 on 31 Dec 22
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Axis Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.3
Sharpe Ratio 0.87
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 18₹10,000
31 Jan 19₹10,856
31 Jan 20₹13,415
31 Jan 21₹16,055
31 Jan 22₹15,507
31 Jan 23₹18,297

Axis Gold Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹415,684.
Net Profit of ₹115,684
Invest Now

Returns for Axis Gold Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 31 Dec 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.7%
3 Month 14.6%
6 Month 11.6%
1 Year 18.9%
3 Year 11.3%
5 Year 13%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 5.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2022 12.5%
2021 -4.7%
2020 26.9%
2019 23.1%
2018 8.3%
2017 0.7%
2016 10.7%
2015 -11.9%
2014 -11.4%
2013 -7.5%
Fund Manager information for Axis Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Aditya Pagaria9 Nov 211.15 Yr.

Data below for Axis Gold Fund as on 31 Dec 22

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.33%
Other97.67%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Axis Gold ETF
- | -
100%₹279 Cr59,600,000
↓ -100,000
Clearing Corporation Of India Ltd
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
1%₹2 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
CBLO | -
0%-₹1 Cr

Mutual Fund Companies in India

There are 42 Mutual Fund companies in India (called Asset Management Companies “AMCs”) which provide mutual fund schemes which investors can invest in. These Mutual Fund companies are regulated by SEBI. Some of the noticeable Mutual Fund Companies are:

1. SBI Mutual Fund

SBI Mutual Fund was set up in 1987 by the State Bank of India. Today SBI MF manages INR 1,57,025 crore (Mar-31-2017) of assets. It is one of largest asset management companies in India and offers over 70 funds across categories of equity, debt and balanced.

2. HDFC Mutual Fund

Setup in the year 2000, HDFC asset management company is one of the prominent asset managers looking after some famous names such as HDFC Equity Funds and the HDFC top 200 Fund. Today, it manages INR 2,37,177 crore (Mar-31-2017) of assets. It has schemes across asset classes and boasts of over 63 schemes that it manages. It is backed by the parent of the very large banking institution called Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC).

3. Nippon India Mutual Fund

Setup in 1995, Nippon India Mutual Fund (formerly known as Reliance Mutual Fund) is one of the oldest AMCs in India. With explosive growth over the last 2 decades, today it has over 210890 crores (Mar-31-2017) of assets under management. It manages some of the oldest funds in the industry such as Nippon India Vision Fund, Nippon India Banking Fund, Nippon India Liquid Fund, etc.

4. UTI Mutual Fund

UTI Mutual Fund is the oldest asset management company in India. Mutual Funds in India started in 1963 with the formation of the Unit Trust of India (UTI), since then UTI has grown over the years. Today, UTI AMC is a very large asset manager with assets of 1,36,810 crore (Mar-31-2017). Some of its prominent funds are UTI equity fund and UTI MNC Fund. It offers fund across asset classes.

5. Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund

Franklin Mutual Fund was set up in 1995. It is also a large fund house with assets of 81,615 crores (Mar-31-2017). Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund is backed by the US parent Templeton International Inc. Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund is a very process driven fund house

6. LIC Mutual Fund

Backed by the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), this mutual fund company started operations in 1994. Today it manages about INR 21,475 crore (Mar-31-2017) of assets.

7. Blackrock Mutual Fund

DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund is a joint venture of DSP Group and BlackRock Inc. Setup in 1996 the fund house manages across asset classes. It manages names such as the DSP Blackrock Microcap Fund & the DSP Blackrock taxsaver Fund.

How to Invest in Mutual Funds?

How to invest in Mutual Funds?There are various avenues to invest, one can go directly to funds houses, also one can use the services of a broker or distributor or one can even use a financial advisor. There are many advantages of using the services of a distributor, instead of going to different AMCs, making the process cumbersome one can use a distributor who can help interact and do the purchases & redemptions with all of them and make the process easy for the investor. Today, investors can also make the purchase of mutual funds online and be sitting at home to complete the entire process.

Mutual Fund Investment Plans

One can make various Mutual Fund investment plans given the risk profile of the investor. For those who can take higher risk, there are equity funds and for those with lower risk, there are debt/money market funds. One can do goal planning with various calculators to achieve a goal such as buying a house, car or any other asset. Using a SIP over a period of time one can try and achieve these goals. Also, using asset allocation one can choose the mix of assets given the level of risk one can tolerate.

Mutual Fund NAV

The industry is very transparent; funds are required to publish their prices daily. The price is known as the Net Asset Value (NAV). All mutual funds are required by SEBI to publish their NAV daily. The NAVs are published on websites of most AMCs as well as at the website of AMFI to ensure transparency.

Mutual Fund Calculator

The mutual fund calculator is a very important tool to plan for goals using SIPs and also to see how one can grow using the systematic investment plan. Taking basic inputs such as expected growth rate and inflation it can do all sorts of calculations. Access the calculator here:

Know Your Monthly SIP Amount

   
My Goal Amount:
Goal Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment required is ₹56/month for 5 Years
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to achieve ₹5,000
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Index Funds

Today, there are many index funds also available on the mutual fund platform. These are offered by various mutual fund companies. Other than index funds, there are various Exchange Traded Fund (ETFs) also available on the mutual fund platform.Nifty ETFs, Gold ETFs etc to name a few are all available in the fund's form.

Mutual Fund Ratings

Mutual funds ratings today are provided by many players like CRISIL, ICRA, MorningStar etc to name a few. mutual fund ratings usually take in a number of quantitative as well as qualitative factors to arrive at the final rating. The Mutual Fund rating is a good starting point for an investor in selecting the scheme.

Today, mutual funds have become an important route for retail investors, and choosing the best fund is very important for investors. Investors should always do their bit of research in understanding which funds to invest in and choosing the right distributor/advisor to help them on this journey.

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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