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Franklin India Balanced Fund

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Annualised Returns As of 31/10/2017
Minimum Investment/Multiples for Fresh Purchase (INR)


Additional Investment/Multiples thereof (INR)


Over 50,000 Unique Investors (As of 30/09/2017)
Why should you invest in this fund?
  • As the name suggests, Franklin India Balanced Fund invests in both Equities (min 65% of its assets) and Fixed Income (max 35% of its assets)
  • As an investor it helps you strike a balance between growth and stability
  • The equity component is invested in a diversified portfolio with predominant exposure to large sized companies
  • It maintains a diversified portfolio of equities to achieve growth combined with a fixed income component to act as a cushion to the inherent volatility in equities
  • The equity component is invested in a diversified portfolio with predominant exposure to large sized companies
  • The fixed income component of the portfolio comprises of high quality fixed income instruments
What are the “Tax Benefits” of investing in this fund?
  • Nil long term capital gains (LTCG) tax if held for more than 12 months
  • Dividends are tax free and carry NIL Dividend Distribution Tax
Top 10 companies and sectors where the fund has invested as on 31/10/2017 are given below*:
  • HDFC Bank Ltd. (Banks)
  • Export-Import Bank of India, 8.60%, Perpetual (Banks)
  • JM Financial Products Ltd., 8.70%, 7/25/19 (Diversified Financials)
  • State Bank of India (Banks)
  • NTPC Ltd. (Utilities)
  • Hinduja Leyland Finance Ltd., 12.40%, 11/03/19 (Diversified Financials)
  • Axis Bank Ltd. (Banks)
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Automobiles & Components)
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Household & Personal Products)
  • IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Banks)
What is the “Ideal Investment Horizon” while investing in this fund?

The recommended investment horizon is “5 years or more”

Alternative To
  • Multi Asset Investment

Suitable For
  • Retirement Corpus

  • Long Term Wealth Creation

  • Education Corpus

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Fund Information

  • Inception 10/12/1999
  • Entry Load Nil
  • Exit Load In respect of each purchase of units - 1% if the units are redeemed/switched-out within one year of allotment
  • NAV in INR as on 22/11/2017
  • Growth 115.56
  • Dividend 23.50
  • Direct-Growth 121.68
  • Direct-Dividend 24.97
  • Additional Fund Information as on 31/10/2017
  • Fund Size in INR (CR) 2142.14
  • Portfolio Turnover 206.67%
  • Weighted Average Maturity 3.01 Years
  • Modified Duration [3] 2.34 Years
  • Yield to Maturity [2] 8.21%
  • Expense Ratio [#] 2.45
  • Expense Ratio (Direct) [#] 1.17
  • Benchmark(s) CRISIL Balanced Fund – Aggressive Index
    Nifty 50
  • Fund Manager Lakshmikanth Reddy, Sachin Shankar Padwal Desai & Umesh Sharma
Product Label
This product is suitable for Investors who are seeking*:
  • Long term capital appreciation with current income
  • A fund that invests both in stocks and fixed income instruments offering a balanced exposure to the asset classes

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

* All portfolio holdings are subject to change. The information stated above does not constitute an investment advice or recommendation to subscribe or transact in these securities.

[#] The rates specified are the actual average charged for the month of October 2017. The above ratio includes the Service tax 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.