Top 10 Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds

Fund NameCategoryRisk1Y ReturnsRatingFund Size(in Cr)
Franklin Build India FundEquityHigh13.8%5star1,256
Franklin India Smaller Companies FundEquityModerately High-8.1%4star7,403
Franklin India Prima FundEquityModerately High0.1%4star6,889
Franklin India Focused Equity FundEquityModerately High14.9%4star8,264
Franklin India Equity Savings FundEquityModerately HighN.A3star0
Franklin India Opportunities FundEquityModerately High4.4%3star611
Templeton India Equity Income FundEquityModerately High-2.4%3star977
Franklin India TaxshieldEquityModerately High5.6%3star4,026
Franklin India Prima PlusEquityModerately High5.6%3star11,770
Franklin India Equity Advantage FundEquityModerately High1.9%2star2,708
Templeton India Value FundEquityModerately High-0.7%2star553
Franklin India Technology FundEquityHigh6.7%2star260
Franklin India BluechipEquityModerately High7.7%2star7,793
Franklin Asian Equity FundEquityHigh-9.7%2star126
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Best Franklin Templeton Equity Mutual Funds

The firm specializes in conservatively managed mutual funds. It offers products under the Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series and Fiduciary brand names. Like other large investment companies, the firm offers a wide variety of funds but is traditionally best known for bond funds under the Franklin brand, international funds under the Templeton brand, and value funds under the Mutual Series brand.

With more than 600 investment professionals in 28 countries around the world, Franklin Templeton is uniquely positioned to look beyond the largest or most visible securities in each market to spot smart global investments that meet their rigorous investment criteria.

Franklin Templeton's association with India dates back to over 2 decades as an investor. As part of the group's major thrust on investing in markets around the world, the India office was set up in 1996 as Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Limited.

Equity Savings Fund typically invests the total capital in three segments- pure equity, arbitrage and debt funds. Generally, one-third of the total capital in pure equity, one-third in debt funds and the balance in arbitrage funds. However, the composition varies from fund to fund. The equity component can vary from 20-40% approx and depends on the type of mutual fund.

These funds outperform debt funds over taxation and treated as equity funds for taxation. If sold before a year, short term capital gains are taxed at 15% and if sold after a year, no tax is levied on the gains.

Purpose: Invest here for your longer duration to get higher returns than debt funds.

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Franklin Build India Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 18.28% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 13.84% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 13.84% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 5 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Roshi Jain, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating5star
AUM1,256Cr
1Y Returns13.8%

Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Small Cap segment and provided 11.3% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -8.08% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -8.08% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 4 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Srikesh Nair, Hari Shyamsunder

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating4star
AUM7,403Cr
1Y Returns-8.1%

Franklin India Prima Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Mid Cap segment and provided 13.34% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 0.09% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 0.09% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 4 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Srikesh Nair, Hari Shyamsunder

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating4star
AUM6,889Cr
1Y Returns0.1%

Franklin India Focused Equity Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Focused segment and provided 17.48% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 14.93% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 14.93% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 4 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Roshi Jain, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating4star
AUM8,264Cr
1Y Returns14.9%

Franklin India Equity Savings Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Arbitrage segment and provided -100% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -100% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -100% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 3 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Sachin Padwal-Desai, Umesh Sharma, Srikesh Nair, Lakshmikanth Reddy

Launch Date16 Aug 2018
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating3star
AUM0Cr
1Y Returns-100.0%

Franklin India Opportunities Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 12.55% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 4.39% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 4.39% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 3 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Srikesh Nair, Hari Shyamsunder

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating3star
AUM611Cr
1Y Returns4.4%

Templeton India Equity Income Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Dividend Yield segment and provided 13.56% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -2.39% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -2.39% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 3 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Vikas Chiranwal, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating3star
AUM977Cr
1Y Returns-2.4%

Franklin India Taxshield - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in ELSS segment and provided 12.18% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 5.6% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 5.6% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 3 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Lakshmikanth Reddy

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt500
Groww Rating3star
AUM4,026Cr
1Y Returns5.6%

Franklin India Prima Plus - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Multi Cap segment and provided 11.78% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 5.6% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 5.6% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 3 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, R Janakiraman, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating3star
AUM11,770Cr
1Y Returns5.6%

Franklin India Equity Advantage Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Large & Mid Cap segment and provided 10.83% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 1.92% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 1.92% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 2 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: R Janakiraman, Srikesh Nair, Lakshmikanth Reddy

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating2star
AUM2,708Cr
1Y Returns1.9%

Templeton India Value Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Value segment and provided 13.13% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -0.7% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -0.7% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 2 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Vikas Chiranwal

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating2star
AUM553Cr
1Y Returns-0.7%

Franklin India Technology Fund - Direct Plan

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 11.91% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 6.66% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 6.66% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 2 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Srikesh Nair, Varun Sharma

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating2star
AUM260Cr
1Y Returns6.7%

Franklin India Bluechip - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Large Cap segment and provided 11.63% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 7.72% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 7.72% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 2 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Anand Radhakrishnan, Roshi Jain, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating2star
AUM7,793Cr
1Y Returns7.7%

Franklin Asian Equity Fund - Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 11.08% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -9.65% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -9.65% returns in the last 1 year. Groww rated this fund as 2 Star. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Fund Manager: Roshi Jain, Srikesh Nair

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
Groww Rating2star
AUM126Cr
1Y Returns-9.7%

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What does investing in Franklin Templeton Equity Mutual Funds actually mean?

Suppose a mutual fund invests in ten stocks and total current market value of these stocks is 1.1 Crore. Out of this, the AMC deducts say, 0.1 Crore for operating the fund (this is known as the expense ratio). So the net value is 1 crore. Now the AMC will divide this 1 Crore into say, 10,000 parts. These parts are known as units. The cost of one unit is 1Cr/10,000 = Rs. 1000. This is known as the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the mutual fund. Suppose the AMC has set a minimum investment requirement of Rs. 500. Then if you pay Rs. 500, you will get 0.5 units of the fund. Remember that the cost of one unit is the cost when you made the purchase. Suppose after one year, the NAV has fallen to Rs. 700 per unit and you wish to exit the fund (also known as redemption), then you sell your 0.5 units back to the AMC and get 0.5 x Rs. 700 = Rs. 350 back. Yes, you invested Rs. 500 and got back Rs. 350 – a loss of 150 over a year. The point is, that you buy units at current NAV and sell units (fully or partially) at current NAV. This is what investing in mutual fund actually means.

How to invest in Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds on Groww?

One of the best ways to hedge against the small-cap volatility is to adopt a phased approach, also known as Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) approach. We are sure that you must be aware of SIP and its benefits. Buying in small quantity but buying regularly provides you with faster growth. On Groww.in, all transactions to and from AMC is done via BSE. When you decide to invest in a large cap mutual fund of your choice, you choose that mutual fund on the website and click ‘invest’. Following that, you are redirected to the BSE page where you make the payment. BSE then directs your money to the AMC managing your mutual fund. To be assured at your end, you can visit the individual AMC website after the payment. You would be able to see all your purchased units against your folio number.

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