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NAV as on 03 Feb

₹ 40.43 by 0.26 ( 1.66%)

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Fund Size (Cr)

₹ 29104.88

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investment objective

The scheme seeks to provide capital appreciation and income distribution to the investors by using equity derivatives strategies, arbitrage opportunities and pure equity investments.

Tax Implications

Returns are taxed at 15%, if you redeem before one year. After 1 year, you are required to pay LTCG tax of 10% on returns of Rs 1 lakh+ in a financial year.

Top Holdings
Top 10 Sectors %
Financial 159.39
Others 84.72
Energy 43.03
Automobile 32.52
Technology 28.47
FMCG 27.99
Sovereign 22.23
Construction 19.74
Services 14.04
Health Care 13.12
Top 10 Sectors %
Others 15.96
Others 15.96
Others 11.68
Others 11.68
Others 11.23
Others 8.49
Others 7.34
Crude Oil & Natural Gas 7.26
Others 6.26
Others 6.26
Fund house details
Fund House ICICI Mutual Fund
Fund Manager Dharmesh Kakkad
Fund Setup Date 01 Jan 2013
Address One BKC, A Wing , 13th Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, undefined
Contact 022- 26525000, 1800 222 999, 1800 200 6666
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About ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund

ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Direct Growth Plan is an open ended balanced mutual fund scheme. It is a hybrid dynamic asset allocation fund that invests in a blend of large cap and mid cap stocks as well as fixed income securities issued by government, public sector undertakings and private companies. It is, however, more exposed to equities that aim to raise reasonable returns in various market scenarios.

It allocates assets on a tactical basis for risk minimization and reduces the vulnerability of the fund to market volatility. It allows the fund manager to adjust the fund’s portfolio according to the market demands and make balanced investments in stocks and debt securities. Equity investments ensure capital appreciation through maximum benefits and debt components help in reducing potential risks.

Who Should Invest?

  • If you want to earn returns from mutual funds but also want to stay guarded against market risks then this fund could be for you. Stocks help in wealth creation while debt instruments act as a security against unfavourable market times
  • If you are looking for a dynamic portfolio, for its calculated investments in both equity and debt securities at a balanced ratio
  • If you are ready to invest for a long tenure of 3-5 years, as the fund invests in companies with high growth potential that may give good returns in the long run in the bull market
  • Assuming you are going to be invested for a longer term, the SIP route of investment will help you reap the benefits of the power of compounding and  rupee cost averaging. (The fund does allow lump sum investments as well)


If you have risk appetite for a little higher risk than moderate, then you can invest in ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund. There could be chances of underperformance in a bear market

Read About: Advantages of Balanced Funds

Will You Pay Tax?

If you withdraw or redeem the units before one year of investment, Short Term Capital Gains Tax of 15% is levied. Whereas, Long Term Capital Gains Tax above ₹1 lakh will be taxed at 10% after completion of 1 year of investment.

Let’s say, an individual has ₹2 lakh disposable taxable income in a given financial year, and s/he decides to invest the amount in ELSS. ₹1.5 lakh out of this amount would be exempted from any taxation.₹50,000 would be taxed as per the income tax slab of the investor.

It should be noted that the investment in ELSS remains locked-in for 3 years.

The returns from ELSS are taxed like that from any other equity mutual fund scheme. However, since the units can’t be redeemed before 3 years of investment, only Long Term Capital Gains Tax of 10% above ₹1 lakh will be levied.

Suppose an investor has made a capital gain of ₹1.5 lakh on investment in this scheme, and withdraws the amount after 1 year of investment, Long Term Capital Gains Tax of 10% would be levied on ₹50000. ₹1Lakh is exempted from taxation. The payable tax would be ₹5000.

How to Invest in ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund?

  • Sign Up/Sign In to and go to ‘Browse by AMCs’
  • Click on the section of ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd.
  • Scroll or type and search directly by the name of the ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund. Once it opens up, look at the details. You can also compare similar funds as well as use SIP Calculator or Lumpsum Calculator to estimate the future value of your investment.
  • Click on ‘Invest Now’, select either Lump sum or SIP

Also Read: Best SIP Plan for 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Should you invest in ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund?
A. If you can tolerate moderate high risks, can stay invested for a span of 3-5 years, want a diverse portfolio and looking for a fund that generates returns as well as assures safety from market risks to an extent, then you can consider investing in this fund.

Q. What is a Balanced Fund?
A Balanced or a Hybrid Fund is the one that invests in more than one asset as equity, debt, gold and such others at a certain percentage ratio defined by SEBI. It can be further classified on the basis of higher percentage of investment in any particular asset class

Q. Is it beneficial to invest via open-ended (lumpsum) or SIP?
SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) is considered 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 averaging cost.

Q. What is the entry load for this fund?
There is no applicable entry load on the aforementioned fund.

Q. What is the exit load for this scheme?
If an investor redeems the purchased units within 1 year of allotment of units, an exit load of 1% is payable by the investor. However, no exit load is levied for redemption of units after 1 year of purchase.

Q. What is the fund manager’s style of investment?
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund is jointly managed by Mr. Sankaren Naren, Mr. Rajat Chandak, Mr. Ihab Dalwai, and Mr. Manish Banthia. Mr. Banthia is the Fund Manager for Fixed Income while the rest manage equity investments. The scheme predominantly invests in equities and uses derivatives to hedge the downside risk of the portfolio.