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Top 10 Equity Mutual Funds With Highest Annual Returns On Lump Sum Investments In 2021


One of the most well-liked strategies for building long-term wealth is investing in mutual funds. Achieving your long-term objectives and having your funds managed by a qualified fund manager with in-depth market knowledge are two benefits of investing in equity mutual funds. Selecting the size of the company to invest in is the key to investing in equity mutual funds.


Every investor is unique, and so is the type of investment they make. It is up to the investor to decide which features they want and to select the best investment option depending on their investment goal, the timing for their investment, and the level of risk they are ready to accept.

Top 10 Equity Mutual Funds With Highest Annual Returns On Lump Sum Investments

Here's a look at the 10 high-performing equity funds that have delivered the highest returns on lump-sum investments in 2021:

S.No.FundCategory2021 Returns (in %)Rated
1Quant Small Cap FundSmall Cap91.73%5 Star
2Quant Infrastructure FundSectoral-Infrastructure84.20%5 Star
3Nippon India Small Cap FundSmall Cap75.87%5 Star
4Canara Robeco Small Cap FundSmall Cap73.82%5 Star
5Bank of India Small Cap FundSmall Cap73.72%5 Star
6Kotak Small Cap FundSmall Cap73.47%4 Start
7Edelweiss Small Cap FundSmall Cap70.22%4 Start
8PGIM India Midcap Opportunities FundMid Cap66.92%5 Star
9IDFC Sterling Value FundValue Fund66.24%4 Start
10ICICI Prudential Smallcap FundSmall Cap63.29%4 Start



Among the top 10 equity mutual funds in terms of returns 7 are Small Cap funds, and the rest are sectoral-infrastructure, Value Fund, and mid Cap funds. All 10 equity funds are highly risky and rated by Value Research.

Why Small Cap Funds?

Small-cap funds have grown significantly in importance in the investing world over the last few years. Investing in small-cap funds offers the potential for substantial rewards for risk-tolerant investors. Small Cap Funds are mutual funds that invest in all companies except the top 250 in terms of market capitalisation. Though these funds are relatively riskier and volatile in the short to medium term than other equity-oriented funds, they promise a higher upside of return in the long term. Small-cap mutual funds are thought of as high-risk, high-reward investing solutions that are typically best suited for youthful individuals with a very high-risk tolerance. Small-cap investor may lower their risks by diversifying their portfolio.

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