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Top Corporate Bond Funds Rated by FINCASH for 2019 - 2020

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Top Corporate Bond Funds Rated by FINCASH for 2019 - 2020

Updated on May 15, 2019 , 49 views

In recent years, a new route to Investing directly in companies has opened up through Corporate Bonds. 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. Investors can earn a regular income which is usually higher than that you would get as interest on your Fixed Deposits (FDs).

Companies that have a threat of going bust also usually offer higher interest rates. Investors who are keen to invest in corporate bond funds can consider the following schemes to invest in.

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Top Rated Corporate Bond Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)Rating3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)2018 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. MaturityExit Load
Aditya Birla Sun Life Corporate Bond Fund Growth ₹72.1846
↑ 0.04
₹14,9632.24.997.878.24%1Y 8M 12D2Y 2M 26D NIL
HDFC Corporate Bond Fund Growth ₹20.9322
↑ 0.02
₹11,7962.45.29.17.86.58.11%2Y 8M 26D3Y 9M 21D NIL
ICICI Prudential Corporate Bond Fund Growth ₹19.2224
↑ 0.02
₹5,4192.34.68.57.46.48.14%1Y 11M 19D2Y 9M 4D NIL
Kotak Corporate Bond Fund Standard Growth ₹2,492.22
↑ 1.63
₹1,4102.24.88.687.58.01%11M 23D1Y 1M 2D NIL
Sundaram Corporate Bond Fund Growth ₹26.1283
↑ 0.02
₹4512.35.69.17.24.87.85%3Y 25D3Y 7M 13D NIL
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 17 May 19

Why Are These Top Performers?

Fincash has employed the following parameters for shortlisting the top performing funds:

  • Past Returns: Return analysis of last 3 years.

  • Parameters & Weights: Information ratio with some modifications for our ratings and rankings.

  • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis: Quantitative measures like Average Maturity, Credit Quality, Expense Ratio, Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio, Alpa, including fund age and the size of the fund has been considered. Qualitative analysis like the reputation of the fund along with the fund manager is one of the important parameters that you would see in the listed funds.

  • Asset Size: The minimum AUM criteria for debt mutual fund are INR 100 Crores with some exceptions at times for new funds that are doing well in the market.

  • Performance with Respect to Benchmark: Peer average.

Smart Tips to Invest in Corporate Bond Funds

Some of the important tips to consider while investing in corporate bond funds are:

  • Investment Tenure: Investors planning to invest in corporate bond funds should stay invested for minimum three years.

  • Invest via a SIP: SIP or Systematic Investment plan is the most efficient way to invest in a Mutual Fund. They not only provide a systematic way of investing, but also ensures regular investment growth. You can invest in a SIP with an amount as low as INR 500.

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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