Want to start investing in mutual funds?

Or already an investor and confused where to park your money?

These questions might be creeping up every now and then. Even so now, when we have just stepped into the new year.

Therefore, in this article, we will try to solve your doubts and discuss the best AMCs (Asset Management Companies) we can rely on for our investments. This will also entail the best funds pertaining to these AMCs.

Let’s begin!

Based on exceptional performance over the past years and credibility upon which we as investors can trust, we have selected the best AMCs for 2019.

Let us now look at the particular fund houses in brief. We will also highlight the five best funds from each fund house. This includes funds of various types and we may choose the fund based on our risk appetite and goals.

1.ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

The largest asset management company in India in terms of AUM size, ICICI Prudential Mutual fund has truly awarded its long term investors through investment in its schemes.

Year of launch: 13/10/1993

Total AUM: More than 3 lakh crore (As on 31/3/2018)

CEO: Mr. Nimesh Shah

CIO: Mr. S. Naren

Five Best Schemes from ICICI Prudential AMC
Fund Name 1Y 3Y 5Y Expense Ratio Turnover Ratio Category Risk
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund Direct Growth -4.47% 9.11% 10.05% 1.21% 144% Equity
(Large Cap)
Moderately High
ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 Index Direct Growth -14.25% 4.92% 9.54% 0.39% 63% Others
(Index)
Moderately High
ICICI Prudential Equity & Debt Fund Direct Growth -0.68% 8.65% 11.04% 1.19% 199% Hybrid
(Aggressive)
Moderately High
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Direct Growth 3.51% 8.3% 10.15% 1.27% 486% Hybrid
(Balanced Advantage)
Moderate

2.HDFC Mutual Fund

One of the largest asset management companies in India in terms of AUM size, HDFC Mutual fund is considered to be one of the most trustworthy names in the mutual fund industry.

Be it any type of goal (long term, short term, retirement, tax-saving etc.), HDFC Mutual Fund has plans for people from all walks of life.

Year of launch: 10/09/1999

Total AUM: Approximately 3 lakh crore (As on 31/3/2018)

CEO: Mr. Milind Barve

CIO: Mr. Prashant Jain

Five best schemes from the fund house:

Five Best Schemes from HDFC AMC
Fund Name 1Y 3Y 5Y Expense Ratio Turnover Ratio Category Risk
HDFC Small Cap Fund Direct Growth -14.52% 9.54% 13.07% 0.85% 37% Equity
(Small Cap)
Moderately High
HDFC Balanced Direct Plan Growth 8.25% 12.07% 19.79% 0.8462407% 56.16042126% Hybrid
(Aggressive)
Moderately High
HDFC Short Term Debt Fund Direct Plan Growth 9.52% 7.84% 8.55% 0.25% NA Debt
(Short Duration)
Moderately Low
HDFC Index Fund Nifty 50 Plan Direct Growth -3.55% 9.45% 8.02% 0.1% 32% Others
(Index)
Moderately High
HDFC Top 100 Fund Direct Plan Growth -1.96% 9.15% 8.52% 1.38% 34% Equity
(Large Cap)
Moderately High

3.Reliance Mutual Fund

One of the largest asset management companies in India in terms of AUM size, Reliance Mutual fund is a part of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group.

Reliance Mutual Fund has been sponsored by Reliance Capital Limited and Nippon Life Insurance.

Year of launch: 30/06/1995

Total AUM: Approximately 2.4 lakh crore (As on 31/3/2018) with around 83.99 lakh folios

CEO: Mr. Sundeep Sikka;

Deputy CEO: Mr. Himanshu Vyapak

Co- CIO: Mr. Manish Gunwani

Five best schemes from the fund house:

Five Best Schemes From Reliance AMC
Fund Name 1Y 3Y 5Y Expense Ratio Turnover Ratio Category Risk
Reliance Large Cap Fund Direct Growth -6.4% 9.22% 10.55% 1.07% 79% Equity
(Large Cap)
Moderately High
Reliance Pharma Fund Direct Growth -10.16% 0.17% 5.91% 1.36% 4% Equity
(Sectoral/Thematic)
High
17.31% 10.14% 12.08% NA NA NA
(NA)
Moderate
Reliance Hybrid Bond Fund Direct Growth 3.46% 6.26% 8.68% 1.05% NA Hybrid
(Conservative)
Moderately High
Reliance Equity Hybrid Fund Direct Growth -10.14% 5.91% 8.92% 1.11% 136% Hybrid
(Aggressive)
Moderately High

4.Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund

The 4th largest asset management company in India in terms of AUM size, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual fund is considered to be one of the most dynamic and exponential growth in the mutual fund industry.

Year of launch: 23/04/1994

Total AUM: Approximately 2.3 lakh crore (As on 31/3/2018)

CEO: Mr. A Balasubramanian

Co- CIO: Mr. Maneesh Dangi

Five best schemes from the fund house:

Five Best Schemes From Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC
Fund Name 1Y 3Y 5Y Expense Ratio Turnover Ratio Category Risk
Aditya Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96 Direct Growth -11.11% 7.97% 12.14% 0.99% 1% Equity
(ELSS)
Moderately High
Aditya Birla Sun Life Corporate Bond Fund Direct Growth 10.32% 8.04% 8.88% 0.27% NA Debt
(Corporate Bond)
Moderately Low
Aditya Birla Sun Life Banking & Financial Services Fund Direct Growth -10.95% 9.34% 16.46% 1.3% 26% Equity
(Sectoral/Thematic)
High
Aditya Birla Sun Life Equity Fund Direct Growth -7.62% 7.61% 11.18% 1.04% 16% Equity
(Multi Cap)
Moderately High
Aditya Birla Sun Life Tax Plan Direct Growth -12.53% 7.26% 11.47% 1.53% 8% Equity
(ELSS)
Moderately High

5.Kotak Asset Management Company

Kotak Group is India’s first NBFC. The AMC offers various schemes across market caps. These schemes vary depending on risk appetite and investment duration of the investor.

Year of launch: 23/06/1998

Total AUM: Approximately 1.1 lakh crore (As on 31/3/2018)

CEO: Mr. Nilesh Shah

Co- CIO: Mr. Harsha Upadhyaya

Five Best Schemes From Kotak AMC
Fund Name 1Y 3Y 5Y Expense Ratio Turnover Ratio Category Risk
Kotak Banking and PSU Debt Fund Direct Growth 11.22% 8.38% 8.75% 0.27% NA Debt
(Banking & PSU)
Moderately Low
Kotak Equity Arbitrage Fund Direct Growth 7.31% 6.79% 7.21% 0.49% 187% Hybrid
(Arbitrage)
Moderately Low
Kotak Emerging Equity Scheme Direct Growth -8.66% 6.39% 14.1% 0.7% 19% Equity
(Mid Cap)
Moderately High
Kotak Standard Multicap Fund Direct Growth -2.92% 10.44% 13.65% 0.76% 14% Equity
(Multi Cap)
Moderately High
Kotak Low Duration Fund Direct Growth 8.92% 8.45% 9.17% 0.32% NA Debt
(Low Duration)
Moderate

6. SBI Mutual Fund

SBI Mutual Fund was founded in 1987 and is one of the most trustworthy AMC’s in the country. Over the years, SBI has given very good returns to its investors and has various schemes across different categories of mutual funds.

Year of launch: 1987

Total AUM: Rs. 2,33,114 crore ($32.1 billion)

CEO: Anuradha Rao

Five Best Schemes From SBI AMC
Fund Name 1Y 3Y 5Y Expense Ratio Turnover Ratio Category Risk
SBI Small Cap Fund Direct Growth -11.63% 12.19% 19.26% 1.12% 64% Equity
(Small Cap)
Moderately High
SBI Bluechip Direct Plan Growth -4.74% 6.6% 10.9% 1.1% 73% Equity
(Large Cap)
Moderately High
SBI Magnum MultiCap Fund Direct Growth -2.47% 9.01% 13.13% 1.09% 65% Equity
(Multi Cap)
Moderately High
SBI Focused Equity Fund Direct Plan Growth -1.74% 10.36% 12.72% 1.14% 81% Equity
(Focused)
Moderately High
SBI Equity Hybrid Fund Direct Plan Growth 2.56% 9.44% 11.67% 1.1% 252% Hybrid
(Aggressive)
Moderately High

We should understand that these funds have seen the beating this year when the markets were down, However, if we look at the long term performance of these funds, they have consistently beaten the benchmark.

We have also taken care of each investor’s risk appetite and therefore have highlighted funds of each category (i.e. Large Cap, Mid Cap, Small Cap, Multi Cap, ELSS, Index Fund, Bond Fund etc.).

Therefore, we can go through these particular schemes in detail before making the final call.

Happy Investing!

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are that of the author and not those of Groww