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Best Large & Mid Cap Funds to invest in 2018 – 2019

What are large & mid cap funds?

SEBI in its October 6, 2017 circular laid down 5 broad and 36 sub-categories for mutual funds. It has also described each scheme’s characteristics. It defined the large & mid cap funds category as an open-ended equity scheme investing in both large-cap and mid-cap stocks. According to SEBI, a fund can be called as a large & mid cap funds if the minimum investment in equity & equity related instruments of large-cap companies is 35% of total assets and mid-cap stocks are 35% of total assets. This new category is positioned between the two major categories, i.e., large-cap and mid-cap categories.

Top Large & Mid Cap Funds to Invest in 2018 – 2019

Upwardly presents to you the top large & mid cap funds for 2018 – 2019

Fund1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year ReturnPrevious NameInvest
Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund 7.0%
20.4%
30.9%
Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund Invest
Canara Robeco Emerging Equities Fund 10.3%18.7%
31.3%
Canara Robeco Emerging Equities Fund Invest
Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund12.8%18.4%
27.9%
Principal Emerging Bluechip FundInvest
Sundaram Large and Mid Cap Fund15.0%15.7%
20.7%
Sundaram Equity Multiplier FundInvest
SBI Large & Midcap Fund9.8%12.3%
20.3%
SBI Large & Midcap FundInvest
Aditya Birla Sun Life Equity Advantage Fund 4.8%14.1%
22.9%
Aditya Birla Sun Life Equity Advantage Fund Invest
DSP BlackRock Equity Opportunities Fund8.6%15.2%
20.2%
DSP BlackRock Opportunities FundInvest
L&T Large and Midcap Fund7.5%12.9%
19.3%
L&T India Special Situations FundInvest
Kotak Equity Opportunities Fund 5.7%13.2%19.2%Kotak Opportunities FundInvest
Franklin India Equity Advantage Fund10.4%10.3%19.5%Franklin India Flexi Cap FundInvest

**Growth of ₹1 lakh in 5 years

Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund

This fund lives up to the ‘blue-chip’ tag in its name. The fund invests 35% of its assets in large-caps and the rest 65% in mid-caps. The fund picks up companies for its portfolio with operating profits of Rs 100 Cr. It avoids investing in micro-caps. The fund has outperformed its category by 7-17 percentage points and the benchmark by 5-11 percentage points in the 3 and 5-year returns. The fund gave 22.03% (annualized) return since its inception in 2010. A SIP of ₹5,000 p.m. in this fund started 5 years ago is worth ₹5.60 lakhs now.

Canara Robeco Emerging Equities Fund

Consistency in performance is the primary quality of the fund. It uses growth-at-a-reasonable approach to pick its companies. It looks for opportunities across various sectors. The fund has 40% invested in large and mid-cap stocks. The fund has outperformed its category by 5-17 percentage points and the benchmark by 6-16 percentage points in the 3 and 5-year returns. It gave 18.21% (annualized) return since its inception in 2005. A SIP of ₹5,000 p.m. in this fund started 5 years ago is worth ₹5.60 lakhs now.

Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund

The fund invests in companies with sustainable improvement in growth prospectus. It looks for firms with good management track record and attractive valuations and returns ratios. Allocation of large and mid-cap companies is 40% with the rest in small caps. The fund has outperformed its category by 4-16 percentage points and the benchmark by 3-8 percentage points in the 1, 3 and 5-year returns. The fund gave 27.9% (annualized) return since its inception in 2008. A SIP of ₹5,000 p.m. in this fund started 5 years ago is worth ₹5.44 lakhs now.

Sundaram Large and Mid Cap Fund

The investment strategy of this fund is a mix of top-down and bottom-up approach with a focus on absolute returns with a healthy mix of Multinational Companies’ stocks. It invests 50-60% in large caps and 40-50% in mid and small caps. The fund has outperformed its category by 4-8 percentage points and the benchmark by 3-5 percentage points in the 1, 3 and 5-year returns. The fund gave 11.12% (annualized) return since its inception in 2007. A SIP of ₹5,000 p.m. in this fund started 5 years ago is worth ₹4.80 lakhs now.

SBI Large & Mid cap Fund

The fund follows a blend of growth and value style of investing. It follows a combination of top-down and bottom-up approach to stock-picking and chooses companies across sectors. The fund has outperformed its category by 1-8 percentage points and the benchmark by 1-5 percentage points in the 3 and 5-year returns. The fund gave 18.27% (annualized) return since its inception in 2005. A SIP of ₹5,000 p.m. in this fund started 5 years ago is worth ₹4.50 lakhs now.

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