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Franklin India Corporate Bond Opportunities Fund

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Annualised Returns As of 28/02/2018
Minimum Investment/Multiples for Fresh Purchase (INR)


Additional Investment/Multiples thereof (INR)


Over 35,000 Unique Investors (As of 31/03/2018)
Why should you invest in this fund?
  • The fund invests predominantly in corporate bonds
  • It endeavors to provide regular income and capital appreciation
  • Franklin India Corporate Bond Opportunities Fund is positioned as an income fund that focuses on securities with potentially higher interest income and potential for capital gains
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 “3 years or more”

Alternative To
  • Long Term Deposit

Suitable For
  • Regular Income

  • Reasonable Capital appreciation

  • Diversification from equities

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Fund Information

  • Inception 07/12/2011
  • 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 24 months from the date of allotment
    1% - if redeemed after 24 months but within 36 months from the date of allotment
    Nil - if redeemed after 36 months from the date of allotment
  • NAV in INR as on 20/04/2018
  • Growth 18.05
  • Dividend 11.13
  • Direct-Growth 18.86
  • Direct-Dividend 11.77
  • Additional Fund Information as on 28/02/2018
  • Fund Size in INR (CR) 6656.49
  • Weighted Average Maturity 2.66 Years
  • Modified Duration [3] 1.93 Years
  • Yield to Maturity [2] 10.51%
  • Expense Ratio [#] 1.84
  • Expense Ratio (Direct) [#] 1.09
  • Benchmark(s) Crisil Short Term Bond Fund Index
    Crisil 10 Year Gilt Index
  • Fund Manager Santosh Kamath & Sumit Gupta
Product Label
This product is suitable for Investors who are seeking*:
  • Medium to long term capital appreciation with current income
  • A bond fund focusing on corporate securities

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

[#] The rates specified are the actual average charged for the month of March 2018. The above ratio includes GST on Investment management fees. The above expense also includes proportionate charge in respect sales of beyond T-15 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.