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Debt Low Duration


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NAV as on 03 Feb

₹ 46.21 by 0.01 ( 0.01%)

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Fund Size (Cr)

₹ 15055.36

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investment objective

The scheme seeks to generate income / capital appreciation through investment in debt securities and money market instruments.

Tax Implications

Returns are taxed at Marginal rate of taxation, if you redeem before 36 months. Gains on debt mutual funds held for 36 months or more are treated as long-term capital gains and taxed at the rate of 20% after indexation benefits. Indexation is a technique to adjust tax payments by employing a price index which adjusts for inflation.

Top Holdings
Top 10 Sectors %
Financial 268.24
Sovereign 29.21
Others 26.51
Communication 16.89
Energy 11.93
Metals 11.35
Automobile 8.53
Services 7.57
Engineering 6.74
Construction 6.49
Top 10 Sectors %
Others 10.09
Others 7.91
Others 6.44
Sovereign 5.71
Banking 5.4
Banking 4.59
Banking 4.48
Banking 4.12
Banking 4.01
Sovereign 3.45
Fund house details
Fund House HDFC Mutual Fund
Fund Manager Chirag Dagli
Fund Setup Date 01 Jan 2013
Address 'HDFC House'-2nd Floor, H.T. Parekh Marg - 165-166, Backbay Reclamation, Churchgate
Contact 1800 3010 6767 / 1800 419 7676
More About This Fund

HDFC Low Duration Fund is an open ended Low Duration Fund that invests in bonds, debentures and money market instruments. It invests in these fixed income securities that have low Macaulay Duration/Average Maturity ranging from 6 months to 12 months. This Debt fund seeks to generate regular income for its investors by generating returns that commensurate with low levels of interest rate risks.

It invests majorly in AAA, AA and A1+ rated debt securities and its top holdings include Tata Teleservices, Axis Bank, HDFC, Reliance Industries, etc.

Who should Invest?

  • Investors seeking short term investment plan to park their idle money so as to gain some returns on it
  • Investors with moderate risk appetite
  • Investors looking out for stable income
  • Investors wanting low risk profile but higher liquidity
  • If you want an alternative for bank deposits to get better returns than FDs
  • It is recommended that retail investors/individual investors should rather opt for Liquid Funds than Low Duration Funds To avoid any sort of complexity and as the name states Liquid Funds have the highest liquidity among Debt Funds. Liquid Funds mature in 3 months whereas HDFC Low Duration Fund or any Low Duration Fund matures between 6-12 months.


HDFC Low Duration Fund carries lower risks than Equity Funds. It is a Debt Fund with lower exposure to market risks and because of its smaller maturity time, the risks are all the more negligible. However, credit risk is associated if the bond issuer fails to repay the invested money. Although interest risks are associated with it but it is less likely to happen because of its short maturity.

Will You Pay Tax?

If the fund is held for more than 3 years, then the returns drawn on it will be Long Term Capital Gains and taxed at 20% with indexation and also applicable surcharges. If it is withdrawn before 36 months, then it will be considered as Short Term Capital Gains and taxation will be as per the tax slab of the investors. Also, the dividends may be charged TDS of 10% before payouts.

How to invest in HDFC Low Duration Fund?

  • Sign Up/Sign In to and go to ‘Direct Mutual Funds’
  • Click on the section of HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd.
  • Type and search directly by the name of HDFC Low Duration Fund. Once it opens up, look at the details. You can also compare similar funds as well as use Returns Calculator
  • Click on ‘Invest Now’, select either Lump sum or SIP

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Should you invest in HDFC Low Duration Fund?

Ans. If you’re an investor with low risk tolerance wanting a secure investment scheme, then you may go for this. In case you are looking for high returns and ready to bear higher risks then invest in some Equity Funds. You can go for a safer option among Equity Funds such as Large Cap Funds.

Q. Is it beneficial to invest via open-ended (lumpsum) or SIP?

Ans. SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) is considered an efficient and convenient mode of investment that is beneficial in the long term investment. It also reduces financial burden as one needs to invest periodically and provides the benefit of rupee cost averaging. However, it has limited benefits in Debt Funds and is more suitable for Equity, so you might consider investing Lump Sum in this fund.

Q. What is the entry load for this fund?

Ans. There is no applicable entry load on the aforementioned fund.

Q. What is the Exit Load for this scheme?

Ans. There is no Exit Load on this fund.

Q. Is there any lock-in period for investment in this scheme?

Ans. No. Investors can redeem their investment as per their wish and needs.

Q. What is the fund manager’s style of investment?

Ans. Anupam Joshi is the fund manager who invests in a diversified mix of debt (including securitised debt) and other instruments so as to provide good returns to the investors.