Top 5 Gilt Funds of 2019

Mutual Fund

Gilt funds invest in central and state government securities which can generate fixed interests. The money fund houses collected from the public goes towards infrastructure building and other government expenses. You can be a part of the nation-building process.

If the government of India needs any loan to build anything or for any reason, government approaches it to RBI (Reserve Bank of India). RBI acts as a banker to government also it is an apex bank.RBI gives this loan to government form collecting money to insurance companies and banks.

In return of the loan with a fund manager of a gilt fund subscribers RBI issues government securities having a specific tenure. When the securities got matured the gilt fund returns those government securities and took money.

If you are an investor who can’t take the high risk you can go for Gilt Mutual Funds. The gilt fund gives reasonable returns with low risk.

Here we will give a list of top five gilt funds of 2019

  • ICICI Prudential Gilt Fund

Asset size- Rs.986cr. (28th February 2019)
Expense Ratio- 0.90%
Launch Date- 19th August 1999
Benchmark- CRISIL Dynamic Gilt TRI
Riskometer- Moderate
Return Since Launch- 9.86%

Performance

  1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year
Fund 8.60 9.09 9.75 7.81
CCIL All Sovereign Bond – TRI 9.88 8.61 9.74 7.77
Category 8.32 7.88 8.97 7.50
Rank within Category 14 4 6 9
Number of funds in the category 26 25 24 20

As on Mar 13, 2019

  • Reliance Gilt Securities Fund

Asset size- Rs.929cr. (28th February 2019)
Expense Ratio- 1.59%
Launch Date- 4th July 2003
Benchmark- CRISIL Dynamic Gilt TRI
Riskometer- Moderate
Return Since Launch- 5.88%

Performance

  1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year
Fund 9.78 9.41 10.21 7.97
CCIL All Sovereign Bond – TRI 9.88 8.61 9.74 7.77
Category 8.32 7.88 8.97 7.50
Rank within Category 3 2 2 8
Number of funds in the category 26 25 24 20

As on Mar 13, 2019

  • SBI Magnum Constant Maturity Fund

Asset size- Rs.356cr. (28th February 2019)
Expense Ratio- 0.64%
Launch Date- 23rd December 2003
Benchmark- CRISIL 10-Year Gilt
Riskometer- Moderate
Return Since Launch- 7.91%

Performance

  1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year
Fund 9.55 9.11 9.79 8.27
CCIL All Sovereign Bond – TRI 9.88 8.61 9.74 7.77
Category 9.46 8.66 9.70 7.92
Rank within Category 3 1 1 1
Number of funds in category 5 4 2 2

As on Mar 13, 2019

  • Aditya Birla Sun Life Government Securities Fund

Asset size- Rs.231cr. (28th February 2019)
Expense Ratio- 1.18%
Launch Date- 11th October 1999
Benchmark- I-Sec Li-BEX
Riskometer- Moderate
Return Since Launch- 8.81%

Performance

  1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year
Fund 8.75 9.48 10.32 8.29
CCIL All Sovereign Bond – TRI 9.88 8.61 9.74 7.77
Category 8.32 7.88 8.97 7.50
Rank within Category 13 1 1 3
Number of funds in the category 26 25 24 20

As on Mar 13, 2019

  • UTI Gilt Fund

Asset size- Rs.457cr. (28th February 2019)
Expense Ratio- 0.93%
Launch Date- 21st January 2002
Benchmark- CRISIL Dynamic Gilt TRI
Riskometer- Moderate
Return Since Launch- 8.46%

Performance

  1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year
Fund 7.63 8.87 10.09 8.03
CCIL All Sovereign Bond – TRI 9.88 8.61 9.74 7.77
Category 8.32 7.88 8.97 7.50
Rank within Category 17 5 4 6
Number of funds in the category 26 25 24 20

As on Mar 13, 2019

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