Top 10 Icici Prudential Mutual Funds

Fund NameCategoryRisk1Y ReturnsRatingFund Size(in Cr)
ICICI Prudential Technology FundEquityHigh-2.4%5star450
ICICI Prudential India Opportunities Fund - Direct PlanEquityHighN.A4star1,361
ICICI Prudential Exports and Other Services FundEquityHigh-8.0%4star708
ICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services FundEquityHigh2.2%4star3,102
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Equity FundEquityModerately High-3.3%4star21,673
ICICI Prudential Multicap FundEquityModerately High-6.6%4star3,991
ICICI Prudential Infrastructure FundEquityHigh-2.6%3star1,089
ICICI Prudential Dividend Yield Equity FundEquityModerately High-10.6%3star167
ICICI Prudential Value Discovery FundEquityModerately High-9.5%3star14,959
ICICI Prudential Midcap FundEquityModerately High-7.2%3star1,648
ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving)EquityModerately High-5.5%3star5,965
ICICI Prudential FMCG FundEquityHigh-3.6%3star496
ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap FundEquityModerately High-4.6%3star3,457
ICICI Prudential Pharma Healthcare and Diagnostics FundEquityHigh-9.2%3star1,331
ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity FundEquityHigh7.7%2star308
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Best ICICI Prudential Equity Mutual Funds

ICICI Prudential is one of the most popular mutual fund investment companies in India.

It is the largest asset management company (AMC) in the country (as per average assets under management as on 31 March 2018 of Rs. 305,739 Crores

ICICI Prudential AMC's plans to bridge the gap between savings & investments to help create long term wealth & value for investors through innovation, consistency & sustained risk adjusted performance. Invest in ICICI Prudential mutual fund schemes at your convenience and fulfill your long term & short term financial goals. Choose from an array of schemes according to your financial needs and investment objectives. Invest today a lump sum amount or start a systematic investment plan (SIP).

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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ICICI Prudential Technology Direct Plan Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 16.87% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -2.43% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -2.43% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM450Cr
1Y Returns-2.4%

ICICI Prudential India Opportunities Fund Direct - Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Equity: Thematic 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. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date08 Jan 2018
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM1,361Cr
1Y Returns-100.0%

ICICI Prudential Exports and Services Fund Direct Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 5.28% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -8.02% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -8.02% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date06 Jan 2013
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM708Cr
1Y Returns-8.0%

ICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services Direct Plan Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 12.18% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 2.2% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 2.2% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹500. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM3,102Cr
1Y Returns2.2%

ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund Direct Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Large Cap segment and provided 9.17% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -3.26% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -3.26% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt100
AUM21,673Cr
1Y Returns-3.3%

ICICI Prudential Multicap Fund Direct Plan Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Multi Cap segment and provided 7.15% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -6.64% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -6.64% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM3,991Cr
1Y Returns-6.6%

ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Direct Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 5.95% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -2.57% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -2.57% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM1,089Cr
1Y Returns-2.6%

ICICI Prudential Dividend Yield Equity Fund Direct Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Dividend Yield segment and provided 4.85% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -10.61% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -10.61% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date15 May 2014
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM167Cr
1Y Returns-10.6%

ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Direct Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Value segment and provided 4.26% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -9.48% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -9.48% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹1,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt1,000
AUM14,959Cr
1Y Returns-9.5%

ICICI Prudential Midcap Direct Plan Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Mid Cap segment and provided 6.3% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -7.19% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -7.19% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM1,648Cr
1Y Returns-7.2%

ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving) Direct Plan Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in ELSS segment and provided 7.02% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -5.53% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -5.53% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹500. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹500. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt500
AUM5,965Cr
1Y Returns-5.5%

ICICI Prudential FMCG Direct Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 10.26% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -3.6% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -3.6% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM496Cr
1Y Returns-3.6%

ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund Direct Plan Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Large & Mid Cap segment and provided 6.4% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -4.57% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -4.57% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date31 Dec 2012
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM3,457Cr
1Y Returns-4.6%

ICICI Prudential Pharma Healthcare And Diagnostics (P.H.D) Fund Direct Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided -100% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave -9.18% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided -9.18% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date14 Jun 2018
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM1,331Cr
1Y Returns-9.2%

ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Direct Plan Growth

Fund Performance: This fund has consistently beaten its benchmark in Sectoral/Thematic segment and provided 16.1% annualized returns in the last 3 years. In the last 1 year, it gave 7.66% returns.

Why to invest: The fund has consistently beaten other funds in same category along with its benchmark and provided 7.66% returns in the last 1 year. Minimum lump sum investment amount for this scheme is ₹5,000. Minimum SIP investment amount for this scheme is ₹100. This is one of the best Equity mutual fund in India.

Launch Date01 Jan 2013
Min Investment Amt5,000
AUM308Cr
1Y Returns7.7%

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What does investing in ICICI Prudential 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 ICICI 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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