Bandhan Ultra Short Term Fund - Direct Plan

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Bandhan Ultra Short Term Fund - Direct Plan

An open-ended ultra-short term debt scheme investing in instruments such that the Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 3 to 6 months. A scheme with relatively low interest rate risk and relatively low credit risk.

DebtInception Date:18/07/2018
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What is an Ultra Short Term Fund?

Ultra short term funds are a type of debt fund which invest their assets in debt and money market instruments, such that the Macaulay duration of the fund is between 3 to 6 months. Ultra short duration funds are classified as a low-risk investment option due to their relatively short investment horizon. They are a liquid investment option and may potentially offer favourable returns in the short-term.

Ultra short term debt funds and liquid funds are similar; they are both a type of debt fund and have a short maturity period. However, while liquid funds have a maximum maturity period of 91 days, ultra short term funds can mature between 3 to 6 months.

You can invest via SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) and lumpsum in ultra short term mutual funds. Their short-term investment horizon may potentially make them more suitable for lumpsum investing.

Ultra short term mutual funds are fundamentally a debt instrument. For taxation, units held for three years or less are subject to short term capital gains tax. They are taxed as per the investors income tax slab.

  • Min Investment 100
  • Min SIP Amount 100
  • Exit Load

    Nil

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Annualised Returns(as on 29th Feb, 2024)7.11%1yr5.04%3yr5.63%5yr
NAV 13.8294 as on 04/03/20241 Day Change: 0.01(0.07%)

Scheme is suitable as 'Core' debt allocation and is recommended for a minimum investment horizon of 3 months

Tier 1 Benchmark : NIFTY Ultra Short Duration Debt Index A-I (w.e.f. 1st April 2022)Alternate Benchmark : CRISIL 1 Year T-Bill Index

Performance as on 31st January 2024

Scheme NamesCAGR Returns (%)Current value of Investment of 10,000
1 year3 year5 year10 year19/07/2018 Since inception1 year3 year5 year10 year19/07/2018 Since inception
Bandhan Ultra Short Term Fund - Regular Plan - Growth7.115.045.63N.A.5.8910,71111,59113,151N.A.13,729
7.455.435.770.006.0210,74511,72413,23913,827
6.914.995.556.465.8310,69111,57313,10018,71013,687
^ Tier 1 Benchmark   |   ^^ Alternate Benchmark   |   ^^^ Tier 2 Benchmark

This fund is managed by Mr. Harshal Joshi (w.e.f 18/07/2018)

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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 Ultra Short Term Fund

(Scheme Risk-o-meter)

Investors understand that their principal will be at Low To Moderate Risk.

NIFTY Ultra Short Duration Debt Index A-I (w.e.f. 1st April 2022)

(Tier 1 Benchmark Risk-o-meter)

This product is suitable for investors who are seeking* :

  • To generate returns over short-term investment horizon with a low risk strategy
  • To invest in debt and money market instruments

Who Should Invest in Ultra Short Duration Funds?

Ultra short funds are categorised as a low-risk investment option, and may be suitable for risk-averse investors with a short-term investment horizon between 3 to 6 months. However, as a debt fund, they are subject to certain risks, including, credit risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk and may be relatively more risky than liquid funds.

As a short-term and low-risk investment option, ultra short term funds may offer relatively lower returns. Moreover, ultra short funds are subject to short-term capital gains tax, and may not be suitable for investors seeking tax-saving options. These funds are a liquid investment option, however they are not suitable for wealth creation. Ultra short term mutual funds may be suitable for investors seeking investments in debt and money market instruments.

FAQs on Ultra Short Term Funds

What are ultra short term funds?

Ultra short term funds are a type of debt mutual fund. These funds invest in debt and money market instruments for a maximum time period of 6 months. They are categorised as a low-risk investment option and may offer potentially lower returns.

What is the tenure for ultra short term funds?

Ultra short duration funds have a maturity period of 3 to 6 months. They are considered a low-risk investment option that have the potential to offer low returns.

What are the risks of ultra short term funds?

Ultra short term debt funds are categorised as a low risk investment option, however as a debt fund they are subject to certain risks. They are vulnerable to credit risk, i.e. risk of default by the issuer, interest rate risk, the effect of increase or decrease in interest rates and liquidity risk, the inability to meet liquidity requests.

Are ultra short term mutual funds safe?

Ultra short term funds are considered a relatively safe and low-risk investment option, owing to their short investment tenure. However, all mutual funds are subject to some risks. These may include credit risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk.

What are the benefits of ultra short term debt funds?

Ultra short term debt funds may be suitable for investors seeking to generate reasonable returns in the short-term by investing in debt and money market instruments. Risk-averse investors with a short-investment horizon, spanning between 3 to 6 months may potentially benefit from ultra short term funds. Investors may also use it as an emergency fund as they are a liquid investment option.

Where do ultra short term funds invest?

Ultra short term mutual funds invest in debt and money market instruments. The Macaulay duration of the scheme ranges between 3 to 6 months.

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