DSP Bond Fund

DSP Bond Fund

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Benchmark: CRISIL Medium Duration Fund BIII info icon

12.08K people have invested in this fund

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This fund


CRISIL Medium Duration Fund BIII


CRISIL 10 Year Gilt Index




This fund


CRISIL Medium Duration Fund BIII


CRISIL 10 Year Gilt Index


team 12.08K people have invested in this fund as of

This is a Debt Income, Medium Duration fund with CRISIL Medium Duration Fund BIII Index as its benchmark. The risk level for this fund is categorized as Moderate Risk.

Total AUM

334.17 crores as of Dec 31, 2022

Age of Fund

10 years 29 days since Jan 01, 2013

Expense Ratio

0.39% as of Jan 27, 2023

Exit Load


Ideal holding period

3 Years+

Rolling Returns

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Things to know before you invest

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What is in DSP Bond Fund?

  1. DSP Bond fund invests in quality corporate bonds & money market instruments with a portfolio duration of 3 - 4 years.
  2. It invests in a mix of AA+ rated & above corporate bonds to minimize credit risk and duration risk.
  3. It is run with a blend of an active and passive investment strategy: 1/3rd of the portfolio utilizes a roll down strategy (passively managed) and 2/3rd of the portfolio is actively managed.
  4. One of DSP's oldest debt funds with a 24 year+ track record.
  1. DSP Bond Fund is an all-season fund, through which you can earn potentially better returns during rising or falling interest rate scenarios over time.
  2. A credible alternative to a 3-year+ bank FD, with better potential post tax returns.
  1. Consider this fund if you
    • Are a relatively new debt market investor.
    • Value stability & consistency of returns.
    • Don't want to take a high level of credit or interest rate risk.
    • Are looking to reduce the overall risk level of your portfolio.
    • Understand the basics of debt investing.
  1. Bond Fund carries Moderate Risk.
  2. Even though this is a debt scheme, in rare circumstances, investment losses may be possible.
  3. This is not an equity-oriented fund, so do not expect very high returns.

Fund managers:

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing this fund since July 2021.
Managing this fund since July 2021.

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Karan Mundhra

Karan Mundhra

Managing this fund since May 2021.
Managing this fund since May 2021.

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Prescribed asset allocation: 0% - 100% *Debt and Money Market Securities , 0% - 10% Units of REITs & InvITs

Current Allocation

as of Dec 31, 2022

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Top holdings

7.38% GOI 2027


5.74% GOI 2026


National Highways Authority of India**


Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited**


National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development**


Cash & cash equivalents


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Cash & Equivalent


Instrument break-up

Bonds & NCDs


Government Securities (Central/State)


Money market instruments





Yield to Maturity

7.34 %

Modified Duration

2.99 Years

Portfolio Macaulay Duration

3.16 Years

Average Maturity

3.96 Years

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  • Historical Returnswith investment of10,000

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Date of allotment: Jan 01, 2013.

Period for which fund's performance has been provided is computed based on last day of the month-end preceding the date of advertisement

Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of Direct Plan.

Since inception returns have been calculated from the date of allotment till June 30, 2021

Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as a basis for comparison with other investments

Rolling returns have been calculated based on returns from regular plan growth option.

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Fund Details

Fund Details

Investment Objective

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek to generate an attractive return, consistent with prudent risk, from a portfolio which is substantially constituted of high quality debt securities, predominantly of issuers domiciled in India. This shall be the fundamental attribute of the scheme.
As a secondary objective, the Scheme will seek capital appreciation.The Scheme will also invest a certain portion of its corpus in money market securities, in order to meet liquidity requirements from time to time.
There is no assurance that the investment objective of the Sc ...more

Fund Type

Debt – Income
Medium Duration Fund

An open ended medium term debt scheme investing in debt and money market securities such that the Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 3 years and 4 years (please refer page no. 33 under the section 'Where will the Scheme invest?' for details on Macaulay's Duration).
A relatively high interest rate risk and moderate credit risk.


Level of Risk in the fund

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Investors understand that their
principal will be at Moderate Risk

Potential Risk Class Matrix : B-III

B-III is the potential risk class matrix of DSP Bond Fund based on interest rate & credit risk.

Minimum Investment

Rs.  500 Lumpsum
Rs.  500 SIP– 12 instalments
Rs.  500 Minimum Additional Purchase

team 12.08K peoplehave invested in this fund as of