Bandhan Government Securities Fund - Investment Plan - Direct Plan

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Bandhan Government Securities Fund - Investment Plan - Direct Plan

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

DebtInception Date:09/03/2002
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What is a Government Securities Fund?

A Government Securities Fund is a type of gilt fund. This fund is a debt investment that invests in government securities with varying maturity periods. These government securities have a relatively high-interest rate risk and relatively low credit risk. The fund is mandated to invest in government securities such as Treasury bills and Cash Management bills with varying maturity dates.

Treasury Bills: Treasury Bills are short-term government securities with a maturity period of less than one year. The central government of India issues them. Treasury bills may have varying maturity periods ranging from 91 days to 364 days.

Cash Management Bills: Cash Management Bills were introduced in 2010 by the Government of India. These government securities are issued for less than 91 days.

Bandhan Government Securities Fund - Investment Plan is categorised as a moderately risky investment option due to its asset allocation. As a long-term debt investment, government bond funds are subject to risks such as price risk or interest rate risk. This fund invests in government securities with a high interest rate risk; a rise in interest rates can impact the prices of fixed-income securities, including government bonds. This may impact the potential returns of the fund.

Government bond mutual funds may further be vulnerable to credit risk. Government bond funds are a debt instrument and are taxed accordingly. Holdings up to 3 years are taxed under Short Term Capital Gains (STCG) at 20%. Investments held for longer than 3 years are taxed under Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) at 10%.

  • Min Investment 1,000
  • Min SIP Amount 100
  • Exit Load
    NIL
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Annualised Returns(as on 30th Apr, 2024)6.36%1yr4.60%3yr7.42%5yr
NAV 32.5242 as on 22/05/20241 Day Change: 0.15(0.46%)

Scheme is suitable as 'Satellite' debt allocation and is recommended for a minimum investment horizon of more than 3 years

Tier 1 Benchmark : CRISIL Dynamic Gilt IndexAlternate Benchmark : CRISIL 10 Year Gilt Index

Performance as on 30th April 2024

Scheme NamesCAGR Returns (%)Current value of Investment of 10,000
1 year3 year5 year10 year03/12/2008 Since inception1 year3 year5 year10 year03/12/2008 Since inception
Bandhan Government Securities Fund - Investment Plan - Regular Plan - Growth6.364.607.428.247.7910,64111,44614,31122,08631,776
6.435.067.098.047.1510,64411,59714,09021,67928,980
6.223.706.046.995.7610,62411,15113,41019,66623,726
^ Tier 1 Benchmark   |   ^^ Alternate Benchmark   |   ^^^ Tier 2 Benchmark

This fund is managed by Mr. Suyash Choudhary (w.e.f 15/10/2010)

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Past performance may or may not be sustained in future.
Regular and Direct Plans have different expense structure. Direct Plan shall have a lower expense ratio excluding distribution expenses, commission expenses etc.

Taxation:

For taxation, please refer the link :  https://bit.ly/3spfzbo

Bandhan Government Securities Fund Investment Plan

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Investors understand that their principal will be at Moderate Risk.

CRISIL Dynamic Gilt Index

(Tier 1 Benchmark Risk-o-meter)

This product is suitable for investors who are seeking* :

  • To generate long term optimal returns
  • Investments in Government Securities across maturities

Who Should Invest in Government Bond Mutual Funds?

As Bandhan Government Securities Fund - Investment Plan invests in government securities with relatively high-interest rate risk, this fund is labelled as a moderately risky investment option. This is a long-term gilt fund and is suitable for investors seeking a moderately risky, long-term investment option.

Investing in gilt funds may not be suitable for investors seeking tax-saving options. As a debt fund, gilt mutual funds are subject to STCG and LTCG tax based on the holding period. STCG is applicable on units held for less than 3 years. The amount is added to the investor's income and taxed according to their income tax slab. LTCG is taxed at 10%.

Investors seeking to diversify their financial portfolio by investing across government securities with different maturities may potentially be suitable for this scheme.

FAQs on Government Securities Fund

What is a Gilt Fund?

Gilt Mutual Funds are a debt investment scheme that invests in government securities such as Treasury Bills and Cash Management Bills (CMB). These securities may have varying maturity periods.

What are the types of Government Securities?

Government Securities include Treasury Bills, Cash Management Bills (CMB), dated government securities, zero coupon bonds, floating rate bonds etc. These securities may have different maturity periods ranging from 91 days to 40 years.

Are Govt Securities Funds risky?

Government Securities Funds may be classified as a moderately risky investment option. These funds invest in government securities with relatively high-interest rate risk. They may also be subject to market risks, interest rate risk, re-investment risk etc.

Is Bandhan Government Securities Fund a short-term investment?

No, Bandhan Government Securities Fund is a long-term investment option. This fund invests in government securities of varying maturity periods and aims to generate long-term optimal returns.

Are Gilt Funds returns significant?

Gilt Fund returns may vary based on market conditions, asset allocation and the type of securities the fund invests in. Investors can check the historical performance of the fund to determine the gilt fund returns. However, historical performance does not guarantee future gains and investors must consult a financial advisor for more detailed information.

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