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HDFC Equity Fund

HDFC Equity Fund is an open-ended multi cap scheme which invests across large cap, mid cap and small cap stocks. It is offered by HDFC AMC. HDFC Mutual Fund is the leading Mutual Fund investment company in India. The primary purpose of this fund is to invest in companies spanning the entire market capitalization that

  1. Are likely to achieve above average growth
  2. Have superior financial health
  3. Have distinct competitive advantage. Note: All information has been sourced from the official website of HDFC AMC.

Features of HDFC Equity Fund

The features of this fund are:

  • Investment Objective: To generate capital appreciation/income from a portfolio, predominantly invested in equity and equity related instruments.
  • Product Labeling: This fund is suitable for investors seeking:

    • To generate long/term capital appreciation/income
    • Investment predominantly in equity and equity related instruments.

This fund has a quarter of its portfolio in mid-cap stocks and the remainder in large cap stocks. The portfolio is branched across key sectors such as Banks, I.T., Industrial Capital Goods and Power stocks). High preference is given to sturdy and emergent entities which perform well even in times of financial stress.

Fund has 99.57% investment in Indian stocks of which 84.68% is in large cap stocks, 10.73% is in mid cap stocks, 4.14% in small cap stocks.

Statistics of HDFC Equity Fund

NameHDFC Equity (HEF)
Type of SchemeOpen-ended Growth Scheme
Investment ObjectiveTo achieve capital appreciation.
Benchmark IndexNIFTY 500 TRI
  • Entry Load: Not Applicable
  • Exit Load: An Exit Load of 1.00% is payable if Units are redeemed/switched-out within 1 year from the date of allotment.
  • No Exit Load is payable if Units are redeemed / switched-out after 1 year from the date of allotment. No Entry / Exit Load shall be levied on bonus units and units allotted on dividend reinvestment.
    Minimum Application Amount
  • Purchase: Rs. 5,000 and any amount thereafter.
  • Additional Purchase: Rs. 1,000 and any amount thereafter .
  • Plans/OptionsThe Scheme offers Regular Plan and Direct Plan. Each Plan offers following Options:
  • Growth Option and
  • Dividend Option with Payout and Reinvestment facility.
  • Transaction Charges
  • For first time investors
  • First Time Mutual Fund Investor Transaction Charge of Rs. 150/per purchase/subscription of Rs. 10,000/- and above will be deducted from the purchase/subscription amount for payment to the distributor.
  • For investor other than first time mutual fund investor
  • Transaction Charge of Rs. 100/per purchase/ subscription of Rs. 10,000/- and above will be deducted from the purchase/subscription amount for payment to the distributor.
  • For SIP
  • If the total commitment of investment (i.e. amount per SIP installment x No. of installments) amounts to Rs. 10,000 or more, Transaction Charges shall be deducted in 3-4 installments.
    Fund ManagerMr. Prashant Jain (Since June 20, 2003) Mr. Amar Kalkundrikar (Since January 10, 2019)
    RiskModerately High
    AUM21621.63 Cr
    Expense Ratio1.83%
    3 Yr Return Rate 7.26%
    5 Yr Return Rate6.34%
    10 Yr Return Rate11.71%
    Lock-in PeriodNil

    HDFC Equity Fund Performance

    Period Invested for₹10000 Invested onLatest ValueAbsolute ReturnsAnnualised Returns
    1 Week11-Sep-199835.40-1.65%-
    1 Month16-Aug-199838.90-1.61%-
    3 Month18-Jun-199083.30-9.17%-
    6 Month18-Mar-199343.30-6.57%-
    1 Year18-Sep-189757.60-3.98-2.42%
    2 Year18-Sep-1710233.80-2.07%1.16%
    3 Year16-Sep-1612344.10-2.42%7.26%
    5 Year18-Sep-1413600.902.34%6.34%
    10 Year18-Sep-0930287.1023.44%11.71%
    Since Inception01-Jan-95620928.00202.87%18.17%

    SIP Performance

    Period Invested for₹1000 SIP Started onInvestmentsLatest ValueAbsolute ReturnsAnnualised Returns
    1 Year18-Sep-181200011617.75-3.19 %-5.83 %
    2 Year18-Sep-172400023673.94-1.36 %-1.31 %
    3 Year16-Sep-163600037687.854.69 %2.99 %
    5 Year18-Sep-146000070693.3417.82 %6.49 %
    10 Year18-Sep-09120000208890.7374.08 %10.68 %

    Top Holdings of HDFC Equity Fund

    Top HoldingsWeightage
    Infosys Ltd10.05%
    ICICI Bank Ltd9.71%
    Larsen & Toubro Ltd8.52%
    State Bank of India8.24%
    Reliance Industries Ltd5.61%
    HDFC Bank Ltd4.83%
    NTPC Ltd4.33%
    ITC Ltd4.06%
    Tata Consultancy Services Ltd3.68%
    Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd3.13%

    Why Invest in HDFC Equity Fund?

    HDFC Equity Fund is a good investment option. If you are looking for a mutual fund for wealth creation, this fund is an excellent choice. This scheme primarily invests in equity and equity related instruments. In the past, the fund has been able to generate good returns with a complex risk appetite and a long term time horizon.

    Documents Required for HDFC Equity Fund

    The documents required for investing in HDFC Equity Fund are:

    1. Dully filled Application Form
    2. Proof of ID
    3. Proof of Address
    4. Bank Account Details - Statement
    5. SIP Mandate Form

    FAQs on HDFC Equity Fund

    What is the Net Asset Value of HDFC Equity Fund - Growth?

    The NAV of HDFC Fund Growth is Rs. 620.928 as on 19th September, 2019.