1. Advisorkhoj
  2. Article
  3. Diversified Equity Funds
  4. Top 7 Diversified Flexi Cap Mutual Funds in 2015: Part 2

Top 7 Diversified Flexi Cap Mutual Funds in 2015: Part 2

Diversified Equity Funds

by | Comments | 153 Downloaded | | | 3.5 | 15 votes | Rate this Article 3.515
Diversified Equity Funds article in Advisorkhoj - Top 7 Diversified Flexi Cap Mutual Funds in 2015: Part 2
Picture courtesy - GraphicStock

In this two part series, we selected top 7 Flexi Cap Funds based on CRISIL’s mutual fund ranking and Morningstar ratings. Each of these funds has delivered outstanding performance both in the short term and also over a longer time horizon. Each of the 7 Flexi Cap or Multi Cap funds in our selection has been ranked either 1 or 2 by CRISIL and rated either a 5 star or 4 star by Morningstar. In our previous part of this series, Top 7 diversified Flexi Cap Funds in 2015: Part 1 we had reviewed three of the best flexi cap funds, UTI MNC Fund, Franklin India High Growth Companies Fund and Reliance Equity Opportunities Fund. In this part, we will review the other top Flexi Cap funds. To recap, the table below shows the top 7 flexi cap funds from our selection.

Diversified Equity Funds - Top 7 flexi cap funds

Franklin India Flexi Cap Fund

Franklin India Flexi Cap Fund is another very well known fund from the Franklin Templeton stable, with over 2,500 crores of assets under management. The expense ratio of the fund is 2.3%. The volatility of the fund is on the lower side relative to diversified equity funds in general. The chart below shows the trailing returns of the Franklin India Flexi Cap Fund over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year period.

Diversified Equity Funds - the trailing returns of the Franklin India Flexi Cap Fund over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year period

To get a sense of how this fund has performed across different market cycles, we have compared the annual returns of the fund with CNX 500 index from 2007 to 2014.

Diversified Equity Funds - Comparison of annualized returns of Franklin India Flexi Cap with CNX 500

The chart below shows growth of 10,000 lump sum investment in Franklin India Flexi Cap fund over the last 5 years. 10,000 invested in the fund five years back would have grown to over 21,000 (as on 11/5/2015).

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 10,000 lump sum investment in Franklin India Flexi Cap fund over the last 5 years

The chart below shows the returns of 3,000 SIP in Franklin India Flexi Cap fund started 5 years back. The SIP date is assumed to be the first working day of the month.

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 3000 SIP in Franklin India Flexi Cap fund over the last 5 years

The total value of the SIP investment as on 11/5/2015 was 3.1 lacs while the investors would have invested only 1.8 lacs.

SBI Magnum Multiplier Fund

This is one of the oldest mutual fund schemes in the country outside the Unit Trust stable. The fund was launched in 1993 and has over 1,450 crores of assets under management. The expense ratio of the fund is 2.6%. The volatility of the fund is on the lower side relative to diversified equity funds in general. The chart below shows the trailing returns of the SBI Magnum Multiplier fund over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year period.

Diversified Equity Funds - the trailing returns of the SBI Magnum Multiplier fund over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year period

To get a sense of how this fund has performed across different market cycles, we have compared the annual returns of the fund with CNX 500 index from 2007 to 2014.

Diversified Equity Funds - Comparison of annualized returns of SBI Magnum Multiplier with CNX 500

The chart below shows growth of 10,000 lump sum investment in SBI Magnum Multiplier Fund over the last 5 years. 10,000 invested in the fund five years back would have doubled in value to almost 20,000 (as on 11/5/2015).

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 10,000 lump sum investment in SBI Magnum Multiplier fund over the last 5 years

The chart below shows the returns of 3,000 SIP in the SBI Magnum Multiplier fund started 5 years back. The SIP date is assumed to be the first working day of the month.

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 3000 SIP in SBI Magnum Multiplier Cap fund over the last 5 years

The total value of the SIP investment as on 11/5/2015 was 3.1 lacs while the investors would have invested only 1.8 lacs.

Tata Ethical Fund

In our article, Some of the best smaller sized equity funds, we had discussed that despite its small AUM base ( 291 crores), Tata Ethical Fund is one of the best performing equity funds, relative to its peer set. The expense ratio of the fund is 3%. The investment mandate of the fund has ensured that the volatility of the fund, over the last 3 years, is significantly lower than the volatilities of diversified equity funds in general. The chart below shows the trailing returns of the fund over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year periods.

Diversified Equity Funds - the trailing returns of the Tata Ethical Fund over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year period

The chart below shows the annual returns of the Tata Ethical Fund over different market cycles from 2007 to 2014.

Diversified Equity Funds - Comparison of annualized returns of Tata Ethical Fund with CNX 500

The chart below shows growth of 10,000 lump sum investment in Tata Ethical fund over the last 5 years. 10,000 invested in the Tata Ethical fund five years back would have grown to nearly 21,000 (as on 11/5/2015).

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 10,000 lump sum investment in Tata Ethical Fund over the last 5 years

The chart below shows the returns of 3,000 monthly SIP in the Tata Ethical Fund started 5 years back. The SIP date is assumed to be the first working day of the month.

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 3000 SIP in Tata Ethical Fund over the last 5 years

The total value of the SIP investment as on 11/5/2015 was 3.1 lacs while the investors would have invested only 1.8 lacs.

Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund

In our article, Some of the best smaller sized equity funds, we had also noted that Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund is one of the best performing diversified equity fund, despite its small AUM base of 250 crores. The expense ratio of the fund is 2.8%. The volatility of the fund is lower than the volatilities of diversified equity funds in general. The chart below shows the trailing returns of the fund over 1, 3, and 5 year periods.

Diversified Equity Funds - the trailing returns of the Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year period

The chart below shows the annual returns of the Birla Sun Life India GenNext fund over different market cycles from 2007 to 2014.

Diversified Equity Funds - Comparison of annualized returns of Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund with CNX 500

The chart below shows growth of 10,000 lump sum investment in Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund over the last 5 years. 10,000 invested in the fund five years back would have grown to over 25,000 (as on 11/5/2015).

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 10,000 lump sum investment in Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund over the last 5 years

The chart below shows the returns of 3,000 monthly SIP in the Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund started 5 years back. The SIP date is assumed to be the first working day of the month.

Diversified Equity Funds - Growth of Rs. 3000 SIP in Birla Sun Life India GenNext Fund over the last 5 years

The total value of the SIP investment as on 11/5/2015 was 3.2 lacs while the investors would have invested only 1.8 lacs.

Conclusion

We had discussed number of times on our blog that diversified Flexi Cap or Multi Cap funds are one of the best investment options for retail investors over a long time horizon. In this 2 part series, we reviewed some of the best flexi cap funds. Investors should consult with their financial advisors if these Flexi Cap funds are suitable for the investment portfolios.

Rate this Article

Dwaipayan Bose

An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Dwaipayan is a Finance and Consulting professional, with 13 years of management experience, mostly in MNCs like American Express and Ameriprise Financial, both in India and the US. In his last role, he was the Chief Financial Officer of American Express Global Business Services in India. His key interests are building best in class organizations, corporate governance and talent development

comments powered by Disqus
Search

© 2016 Advisorkhoj - A Gamechanger Business Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. Brand - All Rights Reserved

Feedback