Type of fund
This is an open ended growth scheme.
The objective here is to generate long term capital appreciation through investments in equity and equity related instruments mostly in companies listed on the BSE 200 Index.
|CRISIL rank||Rank 5 in Large Cap category|
|Entry load||0%. Any upfront commissions to be paid by investor directly to ARN holder.|
|Exit load||1% if redeemed within 1 year|
|Product label – Risk and target investors||Moderately High risk. Meant for long term investors such as retirement planners who can get over short term market volatility.|
|Benchmark||S&P BSE Sensex. This index has been operational since 1986 and has become the face of Indian equity market performances over the years. It is among the most visible brands in equity markets in the country.|
|SWP||Yes. Available in Fixed and Variable variants. Frequency of withdrawals are monthly, quarterly half yearly and yearly for Fixed SWP and quarterly, half yearly and yearly for Variable SWP.|
|STP||Yes. Available in two variants namely Fixed Systematic Transfer Plan (FSTP) and Capital Appreciation Systematic Transfer Plan (CASTP). Daily, Weekly, Monthly and quarterly transfer plans are available.|
|Redemption||Proceeds to be dispatched within 3-4 days|
|Taxation (on investment and on redemption)||As per applicable sections under the Income Tax Act.|
Mr Rakesh Vyas has over 8 years of experience with 5 years in equity research and 3 years in application engineering. He is the dedicated fund manager for overseas investments. He is an experienced fund manager and manages several funds for HDFC Mutual Funds including HDFC Capital Builder Fund, HDFC Balanced Fund, HDFC Multiple Yield Fund Plan 2005, HDFC Mid Cap Opportunities Fund and HDFC Short Term Opportunities Fund etc. He has a B.E. Electrical degree and a PGDM from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has previously worked with Lehman Brothers and Nomura.
Mr Prashant Jain is a celebrated fund manager who oversees some of the best performing funds for HDFC mutual funds. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in financial markets. He is the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer for this fund. He manages several other funds from HDFC Mutual Funds including HDFC Infrastructure Fund, HDFC Monthly Income Long Term Plan and HDFC Prudence Growth etc. He is a celebrated fund manager overseeing some of the best products from HDFC AMC. His educational qualifications are CFA – AIMR, USA; PGDM – IIM Bangalore; B. Tech – IIT Kanpur. He has previously worked with Zurich AMC and SBI Mutual Fund.
The fund philosophy is to invest only in top companies that are listed on the reputed BSE 200 Index so as to mitigate risks while generating steady growth. Companies are shortlisted after extensive research by the investment team and the strategy for investing can be modified according to favourable variables.
Portfolio – Sector / Top 10 holdings*
|State Bank of India||Financial||Equity||7.35|
|ICICI Bank Ltd||Financial||Equity||6.67|
|Larsen & Toubro Ltd||Diversified||Equity||5.87|
|HDFC Bank Ltd||Financial||Equity||4.73|
|Maruti Suzuki India Ltd||Auto||Equity||4.11|
|Reliance Industries Ltd||Energy||Equity||3.68|
|Axis Bank Ltd||Financial||Equity||3.12|
|Aurobindo Pharma Ltd||Construction||Equity||3.07|
*As on 31st July 2015
|AUM||Rs.13,697.63 crores (Growth)|
Direct Plan has lower expense ratio by 0.65%
*As on 31st July 2015
|Compounded Annualised Returns||Scheme Returns (%)||Benchmark Returns (%)|
|Returns for last 1 year||17.15||8.15|
|Returns for last 3 years||17.84||7.17|
|Returns for last 5 years||17.45||10.98|
|Returns since inception||25.32||15.02|
*As on 31st March 2011
Expert view of the fund
The HDFC Top 200 Fund, as the name suggests, invests in a portfolio consisting predominantly of companies in the BSE 200 index. It is aimed to provide long term capital appreciation to customers through equity and equity linked investments.
HDFC Top 200 Funds has performed well for long term investors. The fund had a below average run in FY2013-14 but when looking at the longer time frame of 5 years, it has beaten the average returns in its category and performed better than the benchmark returns. Moreover, since inception the fund has beaten the benchmark comfortably. Being managed by the acclaimed Prashant Jain, HDFC Top 200 Fund is best meant for long term investors. Mutual funds are risky investments and you should have in-depth discussions with your personal financial advisor before making any investments.
How to apply
Both online and offline means can be used to apply for HDFC Top 200 Fund.
Online applications can be made through the HDFCMFOnline portal. However, first you need to register with KYC or Know Your Customer norms of the fund house. Next, you will be able to generate a HPIN number which will allow you to access your profile on the portal and make investments accordingly. You can make payments through bank transfer or card payments. There are some third-party distributors and dealers who can also help you with your online mutual funds’ investments. An exhaustive background check is warranted in these cases.
Offline applications can be made at any registered branch of HDFC AMC or HDFC Bank that accepts mutual fund registrations. You need to fill in a few forms which will ask for details pertaining to your investment. You may also be required to submit additional documents. You can also approach third party dealers and distributors for the application process however you should take note of verifying their credentials first.
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