DSP Government Securities Fund

DSP Government Securities Fund

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40.4K people have invested in this fund

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Crisil Dynamic Gilt Index


CRISIL 10 Year Gilt Index




This fund


Crisil Dynamic Gilt Index


CRISIL 10 Year Gilt Index


team 40.4K people have invested in this fund as of

This is a Debt Government Securities, Gilt fund with Crisil Dynamic Gilt Index as its benchmark. The risk level for this fund is categorized as Moderate Risk.

Total AUM

594.76 crores as of Aug 31, 2023

Age of Fund

10 years 8 months since Jan 01, 2013

Expense Ratio

0.53% as of Sep 22, 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 Government Securities Fund?

  1. DSP Government Securities Fund invests in debt securities issued by the Government of India, with a portfolio duration of 1-10 years.
  2. It invests 100% in sovereign debt (the highest quality debt securities available in the Indian market, considered to be safe havens even during periods of economic turmoil as they carry little risk of default).
  3. It is a highly liquid portfolio with actively managed portfolio duration based on future interest rate movement predictions (lower duration in rising interest rates market and vice versa).
  4. One of DSP's oldest debt funds with a 22 +years track record.
  1. This is a quality debt fund, since the entire portfolio is made of government-backed securities.
  2. Can help you navigate rising or falling interest rate scenarios.
  3. Earn potentially better returns than bank FDs.
  4. Suitable for long term & relatively safe debt allocation for a 5 year+ investment horizon.
  1. Consider this fund if you
    • Prefer the stability of the debt market but are okay to expose yourself to interest rate risk.
    • Understand and trust the fund manager's ability to judge the direction of interest rates.
    • Don't want to expose yourself to credit risk.
    • Understand the basics of debt investing.
  1. Government Securities fund carries Moderate Risk.
  2. Even though this is a debt scheme, in rare circumstances, investment losses may be possible.
  3. Fund can have temporary under-performance in scenario of FM call not playing out.
  4. This is not an equity-oriented fund, so do not expect very high returns.

Fund managers:

Shantanu Godambe

Shantanu Godambe

Managing this fund since June 2023.
Managing this fund since June 2023.

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Prescribed asset allocation: 80% - 100% Central Government Securities, repos/reverse repos in Central Government Securities as may be permitted by RBI , 0% - 20% Call money market or alternative investment for call money market as may be provided by the Reserve Bank of India

Current Allocation

as of Aug 31, 2023

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Top holdings

7.18% GOI 2037


7.88% GOI FRB 2028


7.30% GOI 2053


7.25% GOI 2063


8.51% GOI FRB 2033


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Instrument break-up

Government Securities (Central/State)





Yield to Maturity

7.52 %

Modified Duration

7.38 Years

Portfolio Macaulay Duration

7.65 Years

Average Maturity

17.96 Years

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  • Historical Returns (As per SEBI format)as of with 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 objective of the Scheme is to generate income through investment in Central Government Securities of various maturities.

There is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized.

Fund Type

Debt – Government Securities
Gilt Fund

An open ended debt scheme investing in government securities across maturity.
A relatively high interest rate risk and relatively low credit risk.


Level of Risk in the fund

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Potential Risk Class Matrix : A-III

A-III is the potential risk class matrix of DSP Government Securities Fund based on interest rate & credit risk.

Minimum Investment

Rs.  100 Lumpsum
Rs.  100 SIP– 12 instalments
Rs.  100 Minimum Additional Purchase

team 40.4K peoplehave invested in this fund as of