This large-cap tilted ELSS has fared consistently and fared better than its benchmark by posting a higher margin of outperformance. The fund follows a growth approach to investing in quality stocks that have a large-cap tilt, which is evident in its portfolio. The portfolio is further well diversified across market capitalisation and sectors with over 60 stocks finding a place in it. The upside with this fund is the fact that it has witnessed both down and up cycles of the market to come across as a winner in the long run.
Do not doubt the fund based on its size and a few mediocre years of performance, because when analysing its rolling three year returns, the fund’s performance stands out to qualify as a must have ELSS in one’s portfolio. Stay invested through the lock-in and there are chances of benefiting from returns as well as tax savings will prove to be worth the investment.
Launch Date: January 31, 2006
Fund Manager: Soumendra Nath Lahiri
Benchmark: S&P BSE 200 Index
Expense ratio: 2.08