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Franklin India Income Opportunities Fund

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Annualised Returns As of 28/02/2019
Minimum Investment/Multiples for Fresh Purchase (INR)


Additional Investment/Multiples thereof (INR)


Over 15,000 Unique Investors (As of 31/03/2019)
Why should you invest in Franklin India Income Opportunities Fund?
  • The fund strives to generate higher interest income with a medium portfolio duration
  • It primarily invests in corporate bonds, and other fixed income securities.
What are the “Tax Benefits” of investing in this fund?
  • Long term capital gains (LTCG) tax @20% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) with indexation if units held for more than 36 months
  • Short term capital gains (STCG) tax at the income tax slab rate if units are held for less than 36 months
  • Investor does not pay any tax on dividends but a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) is deducted at source @29.12% ( 25% + 12% surcharge + 4% Health & education cess) for Individuals and @ 34.944% ( 30% + 12% surcharge + 4% Health & education cess) for any other person.^^
  • In case of an investor being NRI, LTCG tax are chargeable @ 10% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) without indexation relating to units redeemed from unlisted schemes.

^^ The DDT is to be paid by the mutual fund after grossing-up income distributed to the investor.

What is the “Ideal Investment Horizon” while investing in this fund?

The recommended investment horizon is “2 years or more”

Alternative To
  • Medium Term Savings Instruments

Suitable For
  • Regular Income

  • Reasonable Capital appreciation

  • Diversification from equities

Fund Video

Franklin India Income Opportunities Fund is a fixed income fund that focuses on higher returns. If you are looking for stable returns with some capital gains and your investment horizon is 2 years or more, then this fund is suitable for you. To know more about Franklin India Income Opportunities Fund, watch the video below.

Fund Information

  • Inception 11/12/2009
  • Entry Load Nil
  • Exit Load Upto 10% of the Units may be redeemed without any exit load in each year from the date of allotment.
    Any redemption in excess of the above limit shall be subject to the following exit load:
    3% - if redeemed on or before 12 months from the date of allotment
    2% - if redeemed after 12 months but within 18 months from the date of allotment
    1% - if redeemed after 18 months but within 24 months from the date of allotment
    Nil - if redeemed after 24 months from the date of allotment
  • NAV in INR as on 25/04/2019
  • Growth 22.1322
  • Dividend 10.9038
  • Direct-Growth 23.2552
  • Direct-Dividend 11.5608
  • Additional Fund Information as on 31/03/2019
  • Fund Size in INR (CR) 3883.55
  • Weighted Average Maturity 4.73 Years
  • Modified Duration [3] 3.25 Years
  • Yield to Maturity [2] 11.05%
  • Expense Ratio [#] 1.7
  • Expense Ratio (Direct) [#] 0.89
  • Benchmark(s) Crisil Short Term Bond Fund Index
    Crisil 10 Year Gilt Index
  • Fund Manager Santosh Kamath
Product Label
This product is suitable for Investors who are seeking*:
  • Medium term capital appreciation with current income
  • A fund that focuses on high accrual securities

*Investors should consult their financial distributors if in doubt about whether the product is suitable for them.

[#] The rates specified are the actual expenses charged as at the end of the month. The above ratio includes the GST on Investment management fees. The above expense also includes proportionate charge in respect sales of beyond T-30 cities subject to maximum of 30 bps on daily net assets wherever applicable.

[2] Pre fund expenses.

[3] Modified duration of floating rate securities is calculated based on the next reset date.