Kotak Low Duration Fund (G)

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Low Duration NAV 2315.7429 -1.243 24 June, 2019
  • 8.31%
  • 8Y 9M
Kotak Low Duration Fund (G) was previously known as

Kotak Low Duration Fund - Standard Plan (G)

Significantly investing in low duration debt and money market securities, Kotak Low Duration Fund aims at providing capital appreciation. The Macaulay duration of the portfolio of the fund is in between 6 months to 12 months. Kotak Low Duration Fund G is suitable for investors who have short-term investment horizon and a moderate risk appetite.

Fund Details

Category Low Duration
Fund Type Open Ended
Investment Plan Growth
Launch Date 06 March, 2008
Benchmark CRISIL Liquid
Asset Size(Cr) 5146.39 (As on May 31, 2019)
Min Investment ₹ 5000
Min SIP Investment ₹ 1000
Min Addl Investment ₹ 1000
Exit Load -
Expense Ratio 1.06% (As on May 31, 2019)
Fund Manager Deepak Agrawal

Investment Returns (As on 24 Jun, 2019)

  • 3 Month 1.54%
  • 6 Month 3.72%
  • 1 Year 7.7%
  • 3 Year 7.64%
  • 5 Year 8.31%
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Disclaimer: Above returns are calculated on the basis of historical NAV movement for the selected period. However, historical performance does not guarantee future returns. Investors must take investment decisions based on his/her own requirements.

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Fund Name 1 Yr Rtn. 3 Yr Rtn. 5 Yr Rtn.
Kotak Low Duration Fund (G) 7.7% 7.64% 8.31%

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Kotak Low Duration Fund Invest For Enhance the Portfolio Yield

Kotak Low Duration Fund invests in money market and low duration debt securities to generate regular income for investors. This scheme was first introduced on 6th March 2018 by Kotak Mutual Fund. Considering 3-years annual returns, it has maintained 4th ranking within the category. The maturity period for this scheme is less than a year which shows moderate credit risk to the investor.

Kotak Low Duration Fund G: Overview

The main focus of Kotak Low Duration Fund Growth is to generate income for investors in a short-duration by investing in the debt low duration category. Mr Deepak Agrawal is the fund manager of the scheme since 31st Jan 2015. Mr Arjun Khanna is the dedicated fund manager appointed for investing in foreign securities.

The units allocated for investing dividends back to the scheme in mutual funds are free from entry and exit loads. Kotak Low Duration Fund is suitable for the investors who want to deploy their surplus money in debt and money market securities for a short-term capital appreciation. Since inception, the fund has maintained an annualised rate of returns at 8.79% as on 30th Oct 2018.

Benefits of Kotak Low Duration Fund Nav

Kotak Low Duration Fund invests in different interest-bearing securities such as corporate bonds, government securities, treasury bills, money market securities, etc., which ensure stability to the portfolio.

  • It offers high liquidity to allow the investors to withdraw money any time.
  • There is no entry and exit load.
  • You can choose between dividends and capital growth options.
  • Provides indexation benefits while investing for more than a year.
  • Investment in debt securities reduces the risk measure as compared to the investment in equity instruments.

Detailed Portfolio of Kotak Low Duration Fund

Kotak Low Duration Fund has total 73 securities in the portfolio with 1-year high is 88, and 1-year low is 69 as on 30th Oct 2018. The fund has a yield-to-maturity percentage of 9.62 which is higher than the category’s percentage of 8.82%. 

The fund managers of Kotak Low Duration Fund G invests dominantly in debt instruments of AA companies (59.86%), followed by A1+ companies (14.24%), AAA companies (12.01%), A and below companies (10.87%), and cash equivalent (3.02%).

The top 6 holdings of the fund are in 8.97% Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation 2021, 9.48% Bank of Baroda, SD Corporation 2020, 9.99% Manappuram Finance 2019, Edelweiss Commodities Services 2021, and Suraksha Realty 88-D 30/11/2018 as on 30th Oct 2018.

Overall Performance of Kotak Low Duration Fund Growth

Kotak Low Duration fund has generated trailing returns in 6-months at 3.82%, in 1-year at 7.17%, and in 3-years at 8.53%. Considering the rank within a category for 3-years trailing returns, it maintains 2nd rank. From 26 Feb 2014 to 27 Feb 2015, and from 15 May 2013 to 15 May 2014, it has generated the best and worst returns at 10.97% and 6.77%, respectively.

It can be concluded that Kotak Low Duration scheme is suitable for the investors who want to invest in debt instruments for a regular income or capital appreciation purpose with the maturity period of around 1-year. The investors can consider this fund while looking for top-performing funds of the debt- low duration fund category for capital appreciation.
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