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Over half of large-caps underperform benchmarks

The underperformance increases for large-cap funds over a 10-year period (59%), but decreases somewhat for mid- and small-caps (50%)

Ashley Coutinho 

Over half of large-caps underperform benchmarks

The latest scorecard, produced by index provider Asia Index, reveals that over the one-year period ended June 30, 2017, 53% of and 57% of mid & small-cap ones underperformed their respective benchmark indices. The underperformance increases for large-cap funds over a 10-year period (59%), but decreases somewhat for mid- and small-caps (50%). ELSS funds had a better track record, with 38% and 41% of the schemes underperforming their benchmarks over 1-year and 10-year periods, respectively. For a 1-year period, 37% of government bond funds and 74% of composite bond funds underperformed their benchmarks. For a 10-year period, the underperformance for both these categories is over 90%.

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Sources: S&P Dow Jones Indices, Morningstar, and Association of Mutual Funds in India

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 23:57 IST
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