5 Best Performing Equity Mutual Funds In India

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Most of the mutual funds have had a great performance in the last one year, thanks to the Nifty surging to record highs. Here are a few mutual funds that have done exceptionally well and have yielded phenomenal returns. While choosing these mutual funds, we have kept in mind the past performance, Crisil ranking, exit load, expense ratio etc. Take a look at some of the best performing equity mutual funds in India.

ICICI Prudential Top 100 Fund (Growth)

This is a high growth equity mutual fund that has been rated number one by Crisil. The NAV under the growth plan at the moment is Rs 293. The fund has generated a superb one year return of near 31 per cent, beating the benchmark indices by a distance. The three year returns have also not been bad enough at 16 per cent. You can invest in this fund with a small SIP of Rs 1,000. The fund's top holdings include the likes of Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Infosys. The exit load for the fund is 1% if you exit before one year and the expense ratio is a little high at 2.42 per cent.

SBI Blue Chip Fund (G)

This fund is much bigger than ICICI Prudential Top 100 Fund and has huge assets under management to the tune of Rs 7,320 crores. This fund has been a consistent performer in the last few years and has also been rated as number 1 by Crisil. The one year returns from the fund is 21 per cent, which is not bad at all. The expense ratio at 1.98 per cent is way below ICICI Prudential Top 100. Among the top holdings of the company include the likes of Infosys, HDFC Bank and Larsen and Toubro. You can invest in the fund with a small SIP of as low as Rs 500. Go for this fund, if you have a long term perspective in mind. One of the best performing equity mutual funds in India.

DSP BR Micro Cap Fund

If you are looking at a small cap fund, this has to be it. This fund has given a stupendous return of 43 per cent in the last three years. The assets under management of the fund has also swelled and has now crossed the Rs 5,000 crores mark. You can invest in the fund with a small SIP of Rs 500. As the name suggests the fund has exposure to some solid midcap and small cap names including the likes of Sharda Cropchem, SRF and KPR Mills. One thing that we need to caution our readers about is the fact that this being a small cap fund it is prone to volatility and hence could be a lot risky than the large cap funds.

Birla Sun Life Equity Fund

Birla Sun Life Equity is a great diversified fund to invest in. In fact, the scheme has been ranked by Crisil as number one in the diversified category. The net asset value of the fund at the moment is Rs 627. The risk of the fund is moderately high as compared to the huge risk like small and micro cap funds pose. The fund has generated a return of 31.4 per cent in the last one year and is primed for more in the coming days. Invest in this scheme if you have a long term perspective in mind.

ICICI Prudential Income Plan

Those looking for a debt plan should consider ICICI Prudential Income Plan. This is one of the best plans for those looking for safety, given the fact that it is a pure debt plan. You can invest in the same at an NAV of around Rs 52. The fund has exposure to government dated securities and some NCDs of Reliance Ports and Great Eastern Shipping. Crisil has rated the fund as number one in its category. The fund has managed to generate a return of 12.46 per cent in the past, which is not bad at all. Check latest mutual funds dividend here


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Story first published: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:26 [IST]
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