Best Medium to Long Duration Funds

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UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Payout

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Reinvestment

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Growth Direct

UTI Bond Fund Growth Direct

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Flexi IDCW Payout

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Flexi IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Flexi IDCW Reinvestment

UTI Bond Fund Direct Plan Flexi IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹303.65 Cr.

10.01%

4

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Growth Plan Growth

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Growth Plan Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

6.43%

4.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Growth Plan Bonus

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Growth Plan Bonus

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

6.43%

4.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Monthly IDCW Payout

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Monthly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

6.4%

4.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Monthly IDCW Reinvestment

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Monthly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

6.4%

4.5

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹2,950.51 Cr.

6.22%

5

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹2,950.51 Cr.

6.22%

5

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan Growth

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹2,950.51 Cr.

6.22%

5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

6.19%

4.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

6.19%

4.5

Kotak Bond Fund Direct Plan Standard IDCW Payout

Kotak Bond Fund Direct Plan Standard IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,800.44 Cr.

6.16%

4.5

Kotak Bond Fund Direct Plan Standard IDCW Reinvestment

Kotak Bond Fund Direct Plan Standard IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,800.44 Cr.

6.16%

4.5

Kotak Bond Fund Growth Direct

Kotak Bond Fund Growth Direct

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,800.44 Cr.

6.16%

4.5

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Growth

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,712.91 Cr.

6.13%

3.5

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,712.91 Cr.

6.13%

3.5

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,712.91 Cr.

6.13%

3.5

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,712.91 Cr.

6.13%

3.5

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

SBI Magnum Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,712.91 Cr.

6.13%

3.5

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Growth Direct Plan

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Growth Direct Plan

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,771.23 Cr.

6.09%

5

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,771.23 Cr.

6.09%

5

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,771.23 Cr.

6.09%

5

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,771.23 Cr.

6.08%

5

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Payout

Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹1,771.23 Cr.

6.08%

5

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Quarterly Payout

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Quarterly Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹2,950.51 Cr.

5.96%

5

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Quarterly Reinvestment

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Quarterly Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹2,950.51 Cr.

5.96%

5

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Monthly Payout

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Monthly Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹2,950.51 Cr.

5.91%

5

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Monthly Reinvestment

ICICI Prudential Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Monthly Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹2,950.51 Cr.

5.91%

5

HDFC Income Fund Quarterly IDCW Direct Plan Payout

HDFC Income Fund Quarterly IDCW Direct Plan Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹750.24 Cr.

5.54%

1.5

HDFC Income Fund Quarterly IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

HDFC Income Fund Quarterly IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹750.24 Cr.

5.54%

1.5

HDFC Income Fund Normal IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

HDFC Income Fund Normal IDCW Direct Plan Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹750.24 Cr.

5.54%

1.5

HDFC Income Fund Normal IDCW Direct Plan Payout

HDFC Income Fund Normal IDCW Direct Plan Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹750.24 Cr.

5.54%

1.5

HDFC Income Fund Growth Direct Plan

HDFC Income Fund Growth Direct Plan

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹750.24 Cr.

5.54%

1.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

5.41%

4.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

5.41%

4.5

LIC MF Bond Fund Direct Plan Growth

LIC MF Bond Fund Direct Plan Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹182.76 Cr.

5.29%

2.5

LIC MF Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

LIC MF Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹182.76 Cr.

5.27%

2.5

LIC MF Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

LIC MF Bond Fund Direct Plan IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹182.76 Cr.

5.27%

2.5

Canara Robeco Income Fund Direct Plan Growth

Canara Robeco Income Fund Direct Plan Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹125.01 Cr.

5.27%

4

Canara Robeco Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW (Payout/Payout) Payout

Canara Robeco Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW (Payout/Payout) Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹125.01 Cr.

5.24%

4

Canara Robeco Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW (Reinvestment/Reinvestment) Reinvestment

Canara Robeco Income Fund Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW (Reinvestment/Reinvestment) Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹125.01 Cr.

5.24%

4

HSBC Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Growth

HSBC Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹49.09 Cr.

5.03%

1

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Bonus Principal Units Reinvestment

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Bonus Principal Units Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹21.68 Cr.

4.92%

1

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.88%

1.5

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Half Yearly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.88%

1.5

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Growth

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.88%

1.5

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Payout

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹21.68 Cr.

4.87%

1

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹21.68 Cr.

4.87%

1

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Growth

JM Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Growth

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹21.68 Cr.

4.87%

1

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Annual IDCW Reinvestment

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Annual IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.86%

1.5

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Annual IDCW Payout

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Annual IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.86%

1.5

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Periodic IDCW Payout

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Periodic IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.86%

1.5

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Periodic IDCW Reinvestment

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Periodic IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.86%

1.5

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.84%

1.5

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

Bandhan Bond Fund Income Plan Direct Plan Quarterly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹493.60 Cr.

4.84%

1.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Reinvestment

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

4.71%

4.5

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Payout

Nippon India Income Fund Direct Plan Annual IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹263.03 Cr.

4.71%

4.5

HSBC Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

HSBC Medium To Long Duration Fund Direct Quarterly IDCW Reinvestment

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹49.09 Cr.

4.51%

1

HSBC Medium To Long Duration Fund Regular Quarterly IDCW Payout

HSBC Medium To Long Duration Fund Regular Quarterly IDCW Payout

Debt Medium to Long Duration Fund

₹49.09 Cr.

4.07%

1

About Medium to Long Duration Mutual Funds

Medium to long duration funds belong to the fixed-income category of mutual funds. These funds invest primarily in debt securities such as government and corporate bonds, debentures, and other fixed-income instruments. The key differentiator for these funds is their investment horizon, typically ranging from 4 to 7 years or even longer.

The primary objective of medium to long-duration funds is to generate regular income for investors while maintaining a balance between safety and yield. These funds aim to provide a steady stream of income by investing in debt instruments with varying maturities.

Medium to long duration funds typically hold a mix of debt instruments with varying maturities. They may invest in a combination of government securities, corporate bonds, and other fixed-income assets. The portfolio manager’s goal is to optimise returns while managing interest rate risk effectively.

How Do Medium to Long Duration Funds Work?

Medium to long-duration funds primarily invest in fixed-income securities with maturities ranging from 4 to 7 years. These funds aim to provide investors with a balance between income generation and capital appreciation. Fund managers strategically select a mix of government and corporate bonds, adjusting the portfolio’s average duration to align with their interest rate outlook.

Longer durations generally mean higher interest rate sensitivity. As interest rates fluctuate, the fund’s net asset value (NAV) can change, impacting returns. Investors attracted to medium to long duration funds often seek higher yields than short-term alternatives but with more stability than funds with longer durations. It’s essential for investors to consider interest rate trends and economic conditions when investing in these funds to make informed decisions based on their risk tolerance and investment goals.

Features of Medium to Long Duration Funds

Medium to long duration funds come with distinctive features that make them a valuable addition to an investor’s portfolio. Here are some key features:

  1. Portfolio Duration: The duration of the fund’s portfolio is a critical aspect of medium to long duration funds. The portfolio duration represents the weighted average time it takes for the fund’s investments to mature. Funds with longer durations are more sensitive to interest rate changes and, therefore, may carry a higher degree of interest rate risk.
  2. Diversification: These funds provide diversification by investing in a wide range of debt instruments. Diversification helps spread risk, reducing the impact of potential defaults by individual issuers.
  3. Professional Management: Medium to long duration funds are managed by experienced portfolio managers who make investment decisions on behalf of investors. These managers assess market conditions and credit risks, adjusting the portfolio to optimise returns while minimising risk.
  4. Liquidity: While these funds have a medium to long investment horizon, they offer a degree of liquidity. Investors can generally buy or sell units on any business day, providing access to their invested capital.
  5. Regular Income: Investors in medium to long duration funds can expect regular income through interest payments from the underlying debt instruments. This can be advantageous for those who rely on periodic payouts for their financial needs.
  6. Capital Appreciation: Apart from interest income, capital appreciation is also possible in these funds. As interest rates fall, bond prices typically rise, resulting in capital gains for investors. Conversely, when interest rates rise, bond prices may decline, affecting the fund’s NAV.

Advantages of Investing in Medium to Long Duration Funds

  1. Portfolio Diversification: By incorporating medium to long-term mutual funds with a higher risk profile, you can effectively diversify your investment portfolio. This diversification can help shield your investments from the inherent volatility of the stock market.
  2. Higher Returns than FD: High-risk mutual funds can potentially offer more attractive returns when compared to similar-tenure bank fixed deposits. These funds may be a viable choice for individuals in higher income tax brackets seeking tax-efficient returns on their investments.
  3. Pursue Greater Returns: If you’re aiming for higher returns compared to low and medium duration funds, medium to long-term mutual funds present an option to explore.
  4. Secure Regular Income: If your financial goal involves generating a consistent income stream, low and medium duration funds may be better-suited investment choices.

Risks Involved in Medium to Long Duration Funds

While medium to long duration funds offer various advantages, they also come with their fair share of risks. Investors should be aware of these risks to make informed investment decisions. Here are the primary risks associated with medium to long duration funds:

  1. Interest Rate Risk: Medium to long duration funds are sensitive to changes in interest rates. When interest rates rise, bond prices typically fall, which can lead to a decline in the fund’s net asset value (NAV). Conversely, falling interest rates can result in capital appreciation, but it may also lead to lower future interest income.
  2. Credit Risk: Investors in these funds are exposed to credit risk, also known as default risk. This risk arises when the issuers of the underlying bonds fail to make interest payments or return the principal amount at maturity. Diversification can help mitigate credit risk, but it cannot eliminate it entirely.
  3. Inflation Risk: Inflation can erode the real value of interest income earned from medium to long duration funds. If the interest rate does not keep pace with the inflation rate, investors may find that their purchasing power decreases over time.
  4. Market Risk: Medium to long duration funds are subject to general market risk, which can impact the overall performance of the fund. Economic and geopolitical events, as well as changes in market sentiment, can affect the prices of the underlying securities.
  5. Liquidity Risk: While medium to long duration funds offer a degree of liquidity, they may not be as liquid as money market or short-term bond funds. Selling units during a market downturn or when the fund holds less liquid assets can result in a lower sale price.

Factors To Consider Before Investing in Medium to Long Duration Funds

When considering investing in medium to long-duration funds, it’s essential to make informed decisions that align with your financial goals and risk tolerance. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Investment Horizon: Assess your investment horizon and determine whether it matches the medium to long-term nature of these funds. These funds typically have a maturity period of 4-7 years or more, so make sure your goals align with this time frame.
  2. Risk Tolerance: Evaluate your risk tolerance. Medium to long-duration funds are susceptible to interest rate fluctuations, which can impact their returns. Assess how comfortable you are with potential fluctuations in the fund’s value.
  3. Financial Goals: Clearly define your financial objectives. Are you investing for retirement, education, or another specific goal? Understanding your goals will help you choose the appropriate duration fund to meet your needs.
  4. Interest Rate Outlook: Stay informed about current interest rates and the economic environment. Medium to long-duration funds are sensitive to interest rate changes, and their performance can be influenced by the prevailing interest rate outlook.
  5. Fund Manager’s Track Record: Research the fund manager’s track record and experience. An experienced and skilled fund manager can make a significant difference in the fund’s performance over time.
  6. Expenses Ratio: Understand the expense ratios and fees associated with the fund. Lower expenses can have a positive impact on your overall returns, especially in the long run.

Who Should Invest in Medium to Long Duration Funds?

Consider exploring medium to long-term investment options when your financial goals span 4 to 7 years. These investment avenues may potentially provide superior returns compared to both short-term and medium-term alternatives. Embracing medium to long-duration funds can be a strategic choice to align with your mid-range financial aspirations.

These funds are suitable for a variety of investors, including:

  • Conservative Investors: Individuals who are risk-averse and prefer stable, fixed-income investments can consider medium to long duration funds as they provide steady returns.
  • Retirees: For retirees looking for regular income without the volatility of the stock market, medium to long duration funds can be a suitable choice.
  • Goals with a Time Horizon: If you have financial goals that extend beyond a few years, such as saving for a child’s education or buying a home, these funds can help you generate returns in line with your goals.
  • Regular income seekers: If you are seeking regular income from your investments, medium to long duration funds can be an attractive choice. The interest income generated from the underlying debt instruments provides a consistent cash flow, making it suitable for retirees or those who require periodic payouts.

Taxability of Medium to Long Duration Funds

Medium to long duration funds are subject to taxation rules akin to those applied to debt funds. The taxation of these funds is characterised by the following key points:

  1. Short-Term Capital Gains: If you hold the investment for a period of less than 36 months, any gains generated from it are taxed based on your income tax slab. This implies that the tax rate varies depending on your overall income and the applicable tax bracket.
  2. Long-Term Capital Gains: For investments held for 36 months or longer, the taxation of capital gains follows a different structure. These long-term gains are taxed at a flat rate of 20%. Additionally, investors can avail themselves of the indexation benefit. Indexation allows you to adjust the purchase price of medium to long duration funds to account for inflation. This results in a lower taxable capital gain.
  3. Taxation of Dividends: The dividends received from medium to long duration funds are treated as a part of your taxable income and taxed based on your applicable income tax slab.

How To Invest in Medium to Long Duration Funds?

Investing in a Medium to Long Duration Fund through your Angel One account is a straightforward process. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Sign in to your Angel One account.

Note: If you don’t have an account with Angel One, you can quickly open a demat account by submitting the necessary documents.

Step 2: Choose a medium to long duration fund that aligns with your financial goals and risk tolerance. You can find detailed information about each medium to long duration fund on the Angel One app. Here’s what to consider:

  • Search for the specific fund you wish to invest in.
  • Assess the fund’s historical performance, tax implications, and investment in various sectors and companies. You can also estimate potential returns using the calculator.
  • Evaluate the fund’s risk level, ratings, and expense ratio.

Step 3: After finalising the medium to long duration fund(s) you want to invest in, log in to your Angel One account, navigate to the Mutual Funds section, and locate your chosen fund. Then, decide whether you want to invest through a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) or make a one-time investment:

  • If you opt for SIP, select your preferred monthly SIP date.
  • Next, input the amount you intend to invest and choose your preferred payment method.
  • For SIP investments, you can set up an AutoPay for effortless future contributions.

By following these simple steps, you can seamlessly invest in a medium to long duration fund through your Angel One account.

Top 10 Medium to Long Duration Funds to Invest in Medium to Long Duration Mutual Funds

Name of the fund AUM (in ₹ crore) Minimum Investment Amount (in ₹) 3Y CAGR (%) 5Y CAGR (%)
UTI Medium to Long Duration Fund 311.18 5000 8.61 4.56
SBI Magnum Income Fund 1677.6 1000 5.19 8.23
ICICI Pru Bond Fund 2898.45 100 4.81 7.83
Kotak Bond Fund 1783.27 5000 4.81 7.88
Nippon India Income Fund 286.55 100 4.55 7.95
Aditya Birla SL Income Fund 1790.09 100 4.52 7.81
HDFC Income Fund 634.56 500 4.04 6.46
Canara Rob Income Fund 127.34 1500 3.83 7.12
LIC MF Medium to Long Duration Bond Fund 206.86 5000 3.79 6.7
JM Medium to Long Duration Fund 22.58 5000 3.26 3.16

* As of October 21, 2023. The above-mentioned medium to long duration funds list is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation. The funds are sorted as per the 3Y CAGR, which is subject to change. Check out the real-time data on Angel One.

UTI Medium to Long Duration Fund

UTI’s Medium to Long Duration Fund boasts assets under management (AUM) worth ₹311.18 crore. Over the past 3 years, it has achieved a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.61%, indicating its ability to generate steady returns. With an expense ratio of 1.25%, it maintains a cost-effective approach. Over a 5-year horizon, it has achieved a CAGR of 4.56%, positioning it as a moderately risk-sensitive investment, in line with SEBI’s categorisation. The fund requires a minimum investment of ₹5,000.

SBI Magnum Income Fund

SBI Magnum Income Fund holds an AUM of ₹1677.6 crore. Over 3 years, it has provided investors with a CAGR of 5.19%, demonstrating its consistent performance. With a low expense ratio of 0.8%, it aims to minimise costs. Over a 5-year span, it has achieved an impressive CAGR of 8.23%, categorising it as moderately high risk according to SEBI. This fund welcomes a minimum investment of ₹1,000.

ICICI Pru Bond Fund

ICICI Prudential’s Bond Fund manages a sizable AUM of ₹2898.45 crore. Over 3 years, it has secured a CAGR of 4.81%, reflecting its stability. With a modest expense ratio of 0.6%, it ensures cost-efficiency for investors. The fund’s 5-year CAGR of 7.83% places it in the moderate risk category as per SEBI standards. A relatively low minimum investment of ₹100 makes it accessible to a wide range of investors.

Kotak Bond Fund

The Kotak Bond Fund manages an AUM of ₹1783.27 crore. Over the last 3 years, it has delivered a CAGR of 4.81%, providing consistent returns. Its expense ratio of 0.64% makes it a cost-effective choice for investors. Achieving a 5-year CAGR of 7.88%, this fund is categorised as moderate risk by SEBI. A minimum investment of ₹5,000 is required.

Nippon India Income Fund

Nippon India’s Income Fund oversees an AUM of ₹286.55 crore. Over the past 3 years, it has generated a CAGR of 4.55%, indicating its reliability. With an expense ratio of 0.58%, it maintains a cost-efficient approach. The fund’s 5-year CAGR of 7.95% places it in the moderate risk category as per SEBI’s classification. It’s accessible to investors with a minimum investment of ₹100.

Aditya Birla SL Income Fund

The Aditya Birla Sun Life Income Fund manages an AUM of ₹1790.09 crore. Over 3 years, it has secured a CAGR of 4.52%, offering steady returns. The expense ratio of 0.69% ensures cost-efficiency. With a 5-year CAGR of 7.81%, it falls into the moderate risk category, according to SEBI. A minimum investment of ₹100 makes it accessible to investors.

HDFC Income Fund

HDFC’s Income Fund oversees assets worth ₹634.56 crore. Over the last 3 years, it has delivered a CAGR of 4.04%, showcasing its stability. The fund maintains an expense ratio of 0.8%, which can be considered competitive. With a 5-year CAGR of 6.46%, it’s a moderate-risk investment. The fund requires a minimum investment of ₹500.

Canara Rob Income Fund

Canara Robeco’s Income Fund manages an AUM of ₹127.34 crore. Over 3 years, it has achieved a CAGR of 3.83%, reflecting its consistent performance. The expense ratio of 0.75% aims to keep costs in check. With a 5-year CAGR of 7.12%, it falls into the moderate risk category, according to SEBI. The minimum investment for this fund is ₹1,500.

LIC MF Medium to Long Duration Bond Fund

The LIC MF Medium to Long Duration Bond Fund oversees assets totalling ₹206.86 crore. Over 3 years, it has provided investors with a CAGR of 3.79%, emphasising its reliability. It maintains a low expense ratio of 0.21% to minimise costs. With a 5-year CAGR of 6.7%, it’s considered a moderate-risk investment. The fund welcomes a minimum investment of ₹5,000.

JM Medium to Long Duration Fund

JM Financial’s Medium to Long Duration Fund manages an AUM of ₹22.58 crore. Over the past 3 years, it has achieved a CAGR of 3.26%, reflecting its performance. Its expense ratio of 0.49% is designed to provide cost-efficiency. With a 5-year CAGR of 3.16%, it falls into the moderate risk category as per SEBI’s classification. A minimum investment of ₹5,000 is required for this fund.

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Medium to Long Duration Funds FAQs

What is the typical expense ratio for medium to long duration funds?

The expense ratio for these funds can vary but is generally lower compared to equity funds. It typically ranges from 0.5% to 1.25% or higher, depending on the fund.

Are there any tax benefits associated with medium to long duration funds?

While there are no specific tax benefits, investments in medium to long duration funds can potentially qualify for indexation benefits when calculating long-term capital gains tax. Indexation helps reduce tax liability by adjusting the purchase price for inflation.

What are the key factors to consider when choosing a medium to long duration fund?

When selecting a fund, consider factors such as the fund's historical performance, risk level, expense ratio, the fund manager's expertise, and how well it aligns with your financial goals and risk tolerance.

How do medium to long duration funds perform in different economic conditions?

These funds can be sensitive to changes in interest rates and economic conditions. Rising interest rates may lead to capital losses, while falling rates may result in capital gains. The overall performance depends on how the fund manager navigates these conditions.

Can I switch or transfer investments from one medium to long duration fund to another?

Yes, you can usually switch or transfer your investments between different mutual funds, including medium to long duration funds. However, this may involve transaction costs and tax implications, so it's essential to consider these factors.