Nippon India Mutual Fund

Nippon India Mutual Funds (formerly Reliance Mutual Fund) is one of the leading asset management companies in India. It manages assets across managed accounts, mutual funds, pension funds, alternative investments, and offshore funds. Nippon India Mutual Fund’s (NIMF) asset manager is Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (NAM India). NAM India’s promoters are Reliance Capital Limited and Nippon Life Insurance Company that hold 75.93% of its total issued and paid-up equity share capital.

Reliance Capital Limited is one of India’s topmost RBI registered Non-Banking Finance Company and has its business interests in asset management, life insurance, general insurance, stockbroking and other activities in the financial sector.

Nippon India Mutual Fund is one of India’s top Asset Management Companies. Set up in June 1995 as Reliance Mutual Fund, it was a joint venture between India's Reliance Capital and Japan's Nippon Life Insurance company. In October 2019, Reliance's stake was bought by Nippon, and the fund house was renamed as Nippon India Mutual Fund.

Nippon Mutual Funds manage assets worth Rs.2,07,288 crores. Currently, the range of Nippon mutual funds schemes includes 52 equity, 266 debt, and 40 balanced funds. The company is led by its CEO Sundeep Sikka. Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited works as an investment management firm. The Company provides services like portfolio management, mutual fund investment, financial planning, and advisory services to individuals, institutions, trusts, and private funds.

Nippon Life Insurance Company (NLI) is Japan’s one of the leading private life insurance company that offers a wide range of financial/traditional insurance products. The asset management operations in Asia are carried out by NLI, through its subsidiary Nissay Asset Management Corporation (“Nissay”), which manages assets globally.

Top Performing Nippon India Mutual Fund

Fund NameCategoryRisk1Y ReturnsRatingFund Size(in Cr)
Nippon India Liquid Fund CashLiquidLow6.9%star10,766
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Key information

Mutual fundNippon India Mutual Fund
Founded30 June 1995
SponsorsNippon Life Insurance Company
TrusteeNippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly known as Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited)
MD and CEOMr. Sundeep Sikka
CIOMr. Amit Tripathi (D) and Mr. Manish Gunwani (E)
Investor Service OfficerMr. Bhalchandra Joshi
Compliance OfficerMr. Muneesh Sud

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Step 1:Log in to your Groww account. If you do not have a Groww account, you can register for one.

Step 2: Upload your identification documents. All documents that are part of a KYC is applicable here. You can choose your passport, Voter ID, PAN card, Driving license, Government service ID card (either Central or State governments) and Aadhaar.

Step 3: Upload your residential proof address using any ID card which has your residence mentioned. Any ID proof you upload must showcase your permanent address too.

Step 4: Determine the total duration of the investment you want to make.

Step 5: Determine risk level. It can be high, low or medium. You can take the advice of financial specialists if you are unsure of which option to avail.

Step 6: Now, select the appropriate Nippon India Mutual Fund.

Step 7: If you are planning to invest in lump-sum, choose “Invest one time.” If you are looking to arrange a SIP, choose the option “Start SIP.”

Your Nippon India Mutual Fund will be started and the results will be reflected in your Groww account within 4 days.

Top Fund Managers

Nippon India Mutual Fund has some of the best talents on board. Here are some of the best-known names.

1. Mr. Ashwani Kumar

Mr. Kumar brings with him a long and rich experience in wealth management. He has been a fund manager since 2003 and joined Nippon India Mutual Funds (Earlier known as Nippon India Mutual Funds) at a crucial juncture. Mr. Kumar graduated from the University of Pune (then Poone) and also has an MBA in Finance Presently, he acts as the Senior Fund Manager in Equity Investments at NIMF. He has worked previously at Zurich Asset Management Co. Ltd. too. Mr. Kumar has brought in money management techniques from outside India to make NIMF one of the leaders in the Indian Mutual Funds sector.

He is also an avid cricket fan.

2. Mr. Sailesh Raj Bhan

Mr. Bhan has been with NIMF for over 10 years now. He has also worked for 15 years in Nippon India Nippon Life Asset Management Limited. He has managed the Nippon India Multi Cap Fund that currently manages around $1.5 billion. He is also Deputy CIO at NIMF. Mr. Bhan is a well-known face in India’s wealth management scene. The executive has also been tasked with managing the Nippon India Consumption Fund besides also being tapped for advice on international markets.

3. Mr. Samir Rachh

Mr. Rachh has 29 years of experience in asset and capital management. He is an alumnus of the University of Mumbai. He was Assistant Editor of Capital Market Magazine and has also managed his own firm. Called Anvicon Research, it was an advisory and research institution. Before joining Nippon India Mutual Fund, he was at Hinduja Finance.

Mr. Rachh has now been with NIMF for the last 12 years. He is a renowned expert in Mid Cap and Small Cap stocks.

4. Mr. Sanjay Parekh

Mr. Parekh is younger than many of his senior colleagues but comes with 24 years of experience in both Equity Research and Fund Management. Before he started working with Nippon India Nippon Life Asset Management, he was a high-profile Senior Fund Manager at ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd. From 2005 to 2008, he was Head of Investment at the famous ASK Investment Managers Ltd.

Mr. Parekh joined NIMF as Senior Fund Manager in Equity Investments. He is enormously influential in his business circles.

5. Ms. Meenakshi Dawar

Ms. Dawar has been with Nippon India Mutual Fund for about 10 years now. She is a B.Tech from IGIT-Delhi and has completed her PG in Management from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. With a research background in Fund Management and Equity, she is now working with Nippon India Value Fund and Nippon India Vision Fund and is a well-respected professional. Ms. Dawar has had a pioneering career with multiple product launches at IDFC where she worked before. She was previously an Equity Research Analyst at ICICI Securities.

6. Mr. Manish Gunwani

Mr. Gunwani is currently the CIO of Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He is an alumnus of IIT Chennai, where he completed his B.Tech and also has a PGD in Management from IIM Bangalore.

With over 21 years of experience in work and research, mostly in Equity and Fund management, Mr. Gunwani has added a new edge of dynamism at NIMF. Before joining Nippon India, he managed two flagship funds at ICICI Prudential AMC. During his stint there, one of his managed funds rose to record levels- from half a billion to $3 billion.

Mr. Gunwani is a specialist in Small and Medium Caps, and has also worked before at a portfolio management facility. He is an eminent name in equity research and is well-traveled, attending seminars and conferences around the world.

There are several other industry-leading equity professionals who now jointly head manage Nippon India Mutual Funds with just as rich portfolios.

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Reliance Liquid Fund - Cash Plan - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently performed above the benchmark in Liquid segment. It has given a commendable 7.47% annual returns in the last three years. In the previous year, it delivered 6.89% returns.

Why to invest: This fund has performed better than other funds in the same category. The minimum SIP investment amount required to invest in this scheme is ₹100. It is one of most notable Liquid mutual funds in India.

Min Investment Amt₹100
1Y Returns6.9%

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