Best Focused Funds

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HDFC Focused 30 Fund IDCW Direct Plan Payout

HDFC Focused 30 Fund IDCW Direct Plan Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹13,136.59 Cr.

30.05%

3.5

HDFC Focused 30 Fund IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

HDFC Focused 30 Fund IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹13,136.59 Cr.

30.05%

3.5

HDFC Focused 30 Fund

HDFC Focused 30 Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹13,136.59 Cr.

30.05%

3.5

Mahindra Manulife Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Mahindra Manulife Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,551.99 Cr.

27.55%

0

Mahindra Manulife Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Mahindra Manulife Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,551.99 Cr.

27.55%

0

Mahindra Manulife Focused Fund

Mahindra Manulife Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,551.99 Cr.

27.5%

0

ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund

ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹9,112.61 Cr.

25.84%

3.5

ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹9,112.61 Cr.

25.83%

3.5

ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹9,112.61 Cr.

25.83%

3.5

JM Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

JM Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹132.37 Cr.

24.88%

0.5

JM Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

JM Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹132.37 Cr.

24.88%

0.5

JM Focused Fund

JM Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹132.37 Cr.

24.88%

0.5

Invesco India Focused Fund

Invesco India Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,820.51 Cr.

24.65%

0

Invesco India Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Payout / Payout)

Invesco India Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Payout / Payout)

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,820.51 Cr.

24.64%

0

Invesco India Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Reinvestment / Reinvestment)

Invesco India Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Reinvestment / Reinvestment)

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,820.51 Cr.

24.64%

0

Quant Focused Fund

Quant Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,059.04 Cr.

24.24%

3

Quant Focused Fund IDCW Direct Plan Payout

Quant Focused Fund IDCW Direct Plan Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,059.04 Cr.

24.15%

3

Quant Focused Fund IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

Quant Focused Fund IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,059.04 Cr.

24.15%

3

360 One Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Dividend Payout

360 One Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Dividend Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹7,640.97 Cr.

22.06%

2.5

360 One Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Dividend Reinvestment

360 One Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Dividend Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹7,640.97 Cr.

22.06%

2.5

360 One Focused Equity Fund

360 One Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹7,640.97 Cr.

22.06%

2.5

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹12,198.10 Cr.

21.89%

4

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹12,198.10 Cr.

21.88%

4

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹12,198.10 Cr.

21.88%

4

Baroda BNP Paribas Focused Fund

Baroda BNP Paribas Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹682.06 Cr.

21.75%

0

Baroda BNP Paribas Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Baroda BNP Paribas Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹682.06 Cr.

21.73%

0

Baroda BNP Paribas Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Baroda BNP Paribas Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹682.06 Cr.

21.73%

0

TATA Focused Equity Fund

TATA Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,815.93 Cr.

21.33%

0

TATA Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Reinvestment of IDCW Reinvestment

TATA Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Reinvestment of IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,815.93 Cr.

21.33%

0

TATA Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Payout of IDCW Payout

TATA Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Payout of IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,815.93 Cr.

21.33%

0

Canara Robeco Focused Equity Fund

Canara Robeco Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,429.79 Cr.

20.5%

0

Canara Robeco Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Reinvestment/Reinvestment) Reinvestment

Canara Robeco Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Reinvestment/Reinvestment) Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,429.79 Cr.

20.49%

0

Canara Robeco Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Payout/Payout) Payout

Canara Robeco Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW (Payout/Payout) Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,429.79 Cr.

20.49%

0

Nippon India Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Nippon India Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹8,585.01 Cr.

20.31%

4

Nippon India Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Nippon India Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹8,585.01 Cr.

20.31%

4

Nippon India Focused Equity Fund

Nippon India Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹8,585.01 Cr.

20.31%

4

HSBC Focused Fund

HSBC Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,688.02 Cr.

20.14%

0

HSBC Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

HSBC Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,688.02 Cr.

20.13%

0

HSBC Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

HSBC Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,688.02 Cr.

20.13%

0

Kotak Focused Equity Fund

Kotak Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹3,529.49 Cr.

19.99%

3

Kotak Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Kotak Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹3,529.49 Cr.

19.99%

3

Kotak Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Kotak Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹3,529.49 Cr.

19.99%

3

Aditya Birla Sun Life Focused Fund

Aditya Birla Sun Life Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹7,640.57 Cr.

18.98%

3.5

Sundaram Focused Fund (Formerly Known as Principal Focused Multicap Fund) Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Sundaram Focused Fund (Formerly Known as Principal Focused Multicap Fund) Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,110.63 Cr.

18.14%

0

Sundaram Focused Fund (Formerly Known as Principal Focused Multicap Fund) Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Sundaram Focused Fund (Formerly Known as Principal Focused Multicap Fund) Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,110.63 Cr.

18.14%

0

Sundaram Focused Fund

Sundaram Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,110.63 Cr.

18.11%

0

Bandhan Focused Equity Fund

Bandhan Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,640.76 Cr.

17.98%

2

Bandhan Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Bandhan Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,640.76 Cr.

17.92%

2

Bandhan Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Bandhan Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,640.76 Cr.

17.92%

2

DSP Focus Fund

DSP Focus Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,515.58 Cr.

17.67%

2

DSP Focus Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

DSP Focus Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,515.58 Cr.

17.67%

2

DSP Focus Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

DSP Focus Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,515.58 Cr.

17.67%

2

LIC MF Focused 30 Equity Fund

LIC MF Focused 30 Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹140.80 Cr.

17.1%

1

LIC MF Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

LIC MF Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹140.80 Cr.

17.09%

1

LIC MF Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

LIC MF Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹140.80 Cr.

17.09%

1

SBI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

SBI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹35,016.00 Cr.

16.39%

3.5

SBI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

SBI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹35,016.00 Cr.

16.39%

3.5

SBI Focused Equity Fund

SBI Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹35,016.00 Cr.

16.39%

3.5

Aditya Birla Sun Life Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Aditya Birla Sun Life Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹7,640.57 Cr.

16.15%

3.5

Aditya Birla Sun Life Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Aditya Birla Sun Life Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹7,640.57 Cr.

16.15%

3.5

Union Focused Fund

Union Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹425.44 Cr.

15.57%

2.5

Union Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Union Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹425.44 Cr.

15.57%

2.5

Union Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Union Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹425.44 Cr.

15.57%

2.5

Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund Direct IDCW Payout/Reinvestment Reinvestment

Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund Direct IDCW Payout/Reinvestment Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,969.66 Cr.

15.14%

2

Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund Direct IDCW Payout/Reinvestment Reinvestment

Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund Direct IDCW Payout/Reinvestment Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,969.66 Cr.

15.14%

2

Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund (MOF25)

Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund (MOF25)

Equity Focused Fund

₹1,969.66 Cr.

15.14%

2

Mirae Asset Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Mirae Asset Focused Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹8,255.25 Cr.

12.04%

2.5

Mirae Asset Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Mirae Asset Focused Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹8,255.25 Cr.

12.04%

2.5

Mirae Asset Focused Fund

Mirae Asset Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹8,255.25 Cr.

12.03%

2.5

Axis Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Axis Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹13,880.51 Cr.

8.76%

2.5

Axis Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Axis Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹13,880.51 Cr.

8.76%

2.5

Axis Focused 25 Fund

Axis Focused 25 Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹13,880.51 Cr.

8.76%

2.5

Old Bridge Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Old Bridge Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹468.43 Cr.

0%

0

UTI Focused Fund

UTI Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,738.29 Cr.

0%

0

UTI Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout Payout

UTI Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹2,738.29 Cr.

0%

0

Old Bridge Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Old Bridge Focused Equity Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹468.43 Cr.

0%

0

Old Bridge Focused Equity Fund

Old Bridge Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹468.43 Cr.

0%

0

ITI Focused Equity Fund

ITI Focused Equity Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹445.78 Cr.

0%

0

ITI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

ITI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹445.78 Cr.

0%

0

ITI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

ITI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹445.78 Cr.

0%

0

Edelweiss Focused Fund

Edelweiss Focused Fund

Equity Focused Fund

₹863.31 Cr.

0%

0

Edelweiss Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Edelweiss Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Equity Focused Fund

₹863.31 Cr.

0%

0

Edelweiss Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Edelweiss Focused Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Equity Focused Fund

₹863.31 Cr.

0%

0

About Focused Mutual Funds

Focused funds are a type of equity mutual fund investment that allows investors to get exposure to a small number of stocks. Unlike general equity funds, focused funds can invest in up to 30 stocks at a time. A focused fund can be a large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap or multi-cap fund, depending on the investment strategy. However, the fund is spread across a limited number of stocks or sectors, with an investment strategy betting on the growth of those few stocks and sectors.

These funds function like any equity mutual fund, with additional focus given to a growing sector/theme. Hence, these are also called the best idea funds. The fund allocation involves investing at least 65% in equities and the rest in debt securities to generate balanced returns.

How Do Focused Funds Work?

Focused mutual funds employ a distinct investment approach by concentrating their holdings in a limited number of stocks, typically no more than 30. This strategy involves creating a concentrated portfolio with selective stock bets, contrasting with the more diversified approach of traditional equity mutual funds, which often hold between 50 and 100 stocks. The specific number of stocks held in a focused fund can vary based on the fund’s investment objectives.

Furthermore, focused funds have considerable flexibility regarding where they invest. They are not bound by restrictions on sectors or market capitalisations, enabling them to invest in companies across the spectrum.

This means that a focused mutual fund can allocate its capital to large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap stocks without being constrained by predefined limits.

Essentially, these funds resemble multi-cap mutual funds but with a more focused selection of stocks, granting fund managers the autonomy to determine the allocation of assets among companies of various sizes and sectors.

Features of Focused Funds

  • Focused funds are open-ended mutual funds that invest in a limited number of high-quality securities to offer better returns to investors. While equity mutual funds can invest in a portfolio containing 100 securities, most focused funds limit exposure to 20-30 assets, which helps the fund managers to optimise returns on the fund.
  • The concentrated investment strategy makes these funds highly volatile and suitable mostly for experienced investors with a higher risk appetite.
  • Concentration isn’t always a bad approach. In fact, these funds strive for optimal diversification with stocks, sectors, and market caps. As a result, they are capable of generating better risk-adjusted returns. The low number of stocks means less stocks to track and adjust for and greater resources for researching each stock.
  • The performance analysis of these funds shows that focused funds are better performers than large and multi-cap funds over a period of 10 years. These funds grew at a CAGR of 18.2% compared to large-cap (15.6%) and multi-cap (17.8%) during the same timeframe.

Advantages of Investing in Focused Funds

The following are the major advantages of focused mutual fund investment.

  1. The benefit of well-researched investment: Focused funds offer curated investments where each security in the portfolio is selected after careful research to provide maximum returns.
  2. Higher returns than average: Concentrating investment on high-performing assets results in higher returns. Unlike other funds, focused funds concentrate on selected securities that help investors optimise gains more effectively.    
  3. Minimises risk with selected diversification: Careful selection of stocks minimises risks through thorough filtration of stocks. It helps investors diversify into selected segments and limits the drawbacks arising from investing across sectors.

Risk Involved in Focused Funds

The risks associated with focused funds are pretty much the same as those associated with any equity fund. This means they run the risk of their stock investments losing value due to a fall in share prices. However, in addition to the market risks, there are some additional risks to investing in focused equity funds that investors should know about. 

  1. Focused funds are usually volatile – In the search for greater returns, fund managers may often end up investing in a small set of volatile stocks. The concentrated approach offers reduced chances of mitigating the underperformance of just one asset or one sector by the performance of another.    
  2. Lack of diversification – Although the stocks included in a scheme are highly researched, focused funds can either be a hit or a miss depending on the performance of only a few underlying securities. Lack of diversification increases the weight of each stock in the fund, which adds to the risk factor. 

Factors To Consider Before Investing in Focused Funds

When contemplating investments in focused funds, it’s essential to weigh several key factors before diving in:

  1. Investment Horizon: Determine your investment timeframe. Focused funds are often better suited for long-term goals, as they may be subject to short-term volatility.
  2. Risk Tolerance: Assess your risk tolerance carefully. Focused funds tend to be more concentrated in a limited number of stocks, which can amplify risks.
  3. Fund Manager Expertise: Research the fund manager’s track record and expertise in managing focused portfolios. Their skills can significantly impact returns.
  4. Portfolio Concentration: Understand the fund’s concentration in specific sectors or stocks. Ensure it aligns with your investment objectives and risk appetite.
  5. Expense Ratio: Consider the fund’s expense ratio, as it affects your overall returns. Lower expenses can enhance long-term gains.

By carefully assessing these factors, you can make informed decisions when investing in focused funds, aligning your choices with your financial goals and risk tolerance.

Who Should Invest in Focused Funds?

Focused funds invest in select stocks. Although hand-picked, limited diversification is responsible for increasing the fund’s volatility. Keeping these in mind, focused funds are usually recommended to seasoned investors with a higher appetite for risk.

Focused mutual funds suit the portfolios of investors looking for a higher profit with a moderate to long-term investment horizon. These are for investors looking for higher capital appreciation in the long run by investing in a concentrated portfolio. Aggressive investors will take higher risks for higher returns by investing in a small number of securities.

Focused funds invest in a smaller number of securities that are correlated. Despite higher volatility, these funds can bring higher returns for investors who invest for 3-4 years.

Taxability of Focused Funds

The taxation of these funds is similar to the tax implications of mutual funds. Focused funds are treated like equity funds, and the tax is applied for long and short-term gains. 

The capital gains from investment of less than 12 months are considered short-term gains and are taxed at a 15% rate. 

If the capital gain is realised after 12 months, LTCG with a rate of 10% will apply after the standard deduction of ₹1 lakh each year. A simple way to calculate capital gain is to deduct the redemption value from the initial investment amount. 

Focused funds are considered higher risk because of the concentrated investment approach. If the selected stocks don’t perform, there are no options to mitigate one underperforming asset with another.

Dividend taxation – The dividend income is added to the investor’s taxable income and taxed as per their slab. There is also a 10% TDS charged by the mutual fund house on a dividend amount exceeding ₹5,000 in a financial year.

How to Invest in Focused Funds?

Investing in Focused Funds is a straightforward process through your Angel One account. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Log in to your Angel One account using your registered mobile number. Validate the OTP and enter your MPIN.

Note: If you don’t have a Demat account with Angel One, you can easily open one by completing the KYC procedure and submitting the required documents.

Step 2: Choose the right fund based on your financial goals and risk tolerance. You can assess each fund in the mutual fund section of the Angel One app. Consider the following factors:

  • Search for the fund you’re interested in or explore Angel One’s recommended funds across different categories.
  • Analyze the fund’s historical performance, tax implications, portfolio sectors, and holdings.
  • Use the provided calculator to estimate potential returns.
  • Evaluate the fund’s risk level and ensure it aligns with your risk tolerance.
  • Take into account the fund’s ratings from reputable rating agencies, typically ranging from 1 to 5.
  • Review the fund’s expense ratio to understand the associated costs.

Step 3: Once you’ve decided on the fund(s) you want to invest in, access your Angel One account, navigate to the Mutual Funds section, and locate the chosen fund. As this could be a long-term investment, exercise caution during this phase:

  • Decide whether you want to make a lump-sum investment or opt for a monthly SIP (Systematic Investment Plan).
  • Enter the investment amount and select your preferred payment method. UPI is the recommended choice, but you can also use net banking.
  • If you’re opting for the SIP route, you can set up a mandate for hassle-free future contributions.

Top 5 Focused Funds

If you have been exploring the best-focused funds, here are the top ones based on 5-year CAGR –

Name of the Fund Assets Under Management (in ₹ crore) Minimum investment amount (in ₹) 3 yr CAGR (%) 5  yr CAGR (%)
Union Focused Fund 317.79 1000 31.49 16.81
Franklin India Focused Equity Fund 8,023 5000 36.29 13.37
Quant Focused Fund 220 5000 39.02 13.35
ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund 3,921 5000 35.43 13.33
HDFC Focused 30 Funds 3,610 100 41.91 12.50

The above-mentioned top funds are for informational purposes only and are not recommendations. The funds are based on a 5-yr CAGR, which is subject to change frequently. Check out real-time data on Angel One.

Union Focused Fund

Union Focused Fund is a flexi cap equity fund. It invests 96.47% in domestic equities, including 63% in large-cap, 6.42% in mid-cap, and 5.56% in small-cap stocks. The minimum investment requirement is ₹1,000. However, SIP is also allowed.

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund

Since being offered 10 years ago, the Franklin India Focused Equity Fund has delivered an average return of 17.12%. The focused fund takes exposure in the financial, construction, automobile, healthcare, and capital goods sectors, with reduced exposure in the financial and construction sectors compared to its peers. It follows the NIFTY 500 TRI benchmark.

Quant Focused Fund

It primarily invests in the financial, energy, consumer staples, construction, and technology sectors. Quant Focused Fund is a medium-sized fund with an AUM of ₹220 crore. The fund’s objective is to generate general capital appreciation by investing in a focused portfolio containing stocks from large blue-chip companies. The expense ratio of the fund is 0.57%.

ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund

The focused fund from ICICI Prudential has delivered 13.49% returns since its commencement in 2013. The returns generated were consistently in line with the funds in the category.

It invests primarily in the financial, automobile, energy, healthcare, and construction sectors. Compared to the other funds, the ICICI Prudential Focused Equity Fund has taken on less exposure in the financial and automotive sectors.

HDFC Focused 30 Funds

HDFC Focused 30 Direct-Growth Fund is equity-focused. It is a medium-sized fund with ₹3,610 crore in AUM. It has an expense ratio of 0.54%, less than other funds in the category.

The fund has delivered 13.21% average returns since its introduction 10 years ago.

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Focused Funds FAQs

Are focused funds high-risk?

Focused funds are comparatively more risky because they are designed to make concentrated investments in fewer securities for higher returns. Therefore, there is a lack of diversification that creates a level of risk for the investor.

Should I invest in focused funds?

You should consider investing in focused funds if your objectives are the following. You are an experienced investor. Have a higher risk appetite and prefer to take selective bets for higher returns.

What are the expected returns of focused funds?

Focused funds are a fairly volatile category of investment. They are composed of a select group of stocks that are expected to yield a high rate of return.

What are the risks involved in investing in focused funds?

Limited diversification is the primary risk involved in focused funds. A focused fund can invest in only up to 30 stocks, whereas other equity funds can invest in up to 100 securities, which allows for better diversification. Limited stocks in the fund are also responsible for making focused funds more volatile.

Are focused funds taxable?

Capital gain from any mutual fund is taxed as per the holding patterns of the fund. The taxes applicable are a short-term capital gains tax of 15% and a long-term capital gains tax of 10%. Dividends earned are also taxed by adding them to the taxable income of the investor.

How much money should I invest in focused funds?

Asset allocation should depend on your investment goal. Focused funds follow an investment strategy to attract more returns from a small number of handpicked securities, which increases the risk of overexposure for investors. Hence, investing in these stocks should be balanced against investments in low-risk debt funds. It will help decrease overall risk and offer stability to your portfolio.