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Introduction to the Fund

“Mutual Funds are subject to market risk. Please read the offer document carefully before investing.” This is the standard statutory warning found on all advertisements for mutual funds. While this is essentially true, there are different types of mutual funds. Not all are subject to risk. A lot depends on the fund allocation or investment pattern adopted by the fund managers.


Franklin Build India Fund is a fund created with the objective of reaping long-term ROI by investing in stock of companies from the infrastructure and allied sectors. The fund managers recommend a 5 year horizon for investment in order for an investor to make a substantial gain.

The corpus is invested after careful analysis of the stock market and the companies themselves. The portfolio contains companies from small, mid, and large cap. Funds are sometimes invested in low-performer, which the fund managers feel are likely to grow in future.

The following is a glance at the sector wise portfolio of the fund as on 31/01/2019

Banks34.45%
Petroleum Products10.1%
Cement7.31%
Industrial Products7.08%
Telecom - Services6.46%
Gas5.93%
Call, cash and other current asset5.78%
Construction5.61%
Power4.24%
Auto4.12%
Transportation3.33%
Non-Ferrous Metals3.17%
Finance0.77%
Construction Project0.53%
Industrial Capital Goods0.5%
Media & Entertainment0.41%
Consumer Durables0.23%

This portfolio is subject to change. Please visit the fund website for current details.


Franklin Build India Fund has both dividend and growth options – that is you have the option to either receive dividends periodically or reinvest them into the fund. Dividends are declared annually; however, the fund managers do not undertake to declare dividend every year.

Franklin Build India Fund has two variants – Dividend and Direct Dividend – under both Growth as well as Dividend variants. Investors may avail of SIP under any variants.

Under the Direct Dividend plan, investors may invest directly with the fund managers while under the dividend option investors may invest through third parties.

Similarly, under the Direct Growth plan, investors may invest directly with the fund managers while under the Growth option investors may invest through third parties.

The fund does not apply any entry load however when investing through third parties commission or other charges may be applied.

The dividend declared under the two variants may vary because of various charges applied by third-parties.

Franklin Build India Fund does not apply any exit load except in cases where the invest elects to withdraw within a year of initial investment. Exit load is applied to each individual folio.

Why should you invest in Franklin Build India Fund?

There are several benefits of investing in Franklin Build India Fund -

  • This fund is a good option for investors looking to invest now and earn in the long run
  • It is apt for creating an education fund or retirement corpus
  • Investors are not required to pay a tax on dividends
  • This fund has a portfolio consisting of companies that are expected to have high growth returns.
  • This fund invests in fixed income assets, equities, cash and equivalents.

Franklin Build India Fund launched on 04-09-2009. Ever since inception, it has been showing a steady long-term growth.

The NAV and other parameters as on 19-02-2019 are –

  • Growth36.8170
  • Dividend19.1354
  • Direct-Growth39.5680
  • Direct-Dividend21.0532

The fund has been seen to perform better in the long term rather than the short term. The table below indicates the returns as on February 16, 2018

PeriodAnnualized Returns (In percent)
1 Month-5.3
3 months-2.1
6 months8.5
1 year20.8
2 years29.8
3 years12.2
5 years25.5

This data are indicative and is subject to change based on market fluctuations.


Investing in mutual funds or equity funds is no longer difficult. Most AMC have an online system in place through, which you can invest.

For those looking to invest in Franklin India Fund, new investors will need to submit full KYC documents. The online system facilitates eKYC using Aadhar, PAN, and OTP. If you wish, you can apply through a distributor. The fund website provides a list of distributors – you can select the one closest to you.

While the fund itself does not apply an entry load – in accordance with SEBI guidelines – distributors may apply administrative costs and commission.

You may also opt for an SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) under, which you can invest a certain fixed amount every month, quarter or year. The minimum installment under an SIP is INR 500.

Franklin Build India Fund also offers STP (Systematic Transfer Plan) and SWP (Systematic Withdrawal Plan) under, which you can either withdraw a certain fixed amount into your bank account or transfer it to another investment. The minimum withdrawal amount is INR 1000 at a time. You may also withdraw amounts of INR 1000 or more periodically at will.

What are the documents required to invest in Franklin Build India Fund?

For every new investment in Franklin Build India Fund, you will have to make a fresh application and submit full KYC irrespective of any earlier holdings. The fund managers may occasionally request some additional documents in certain cases.

While the direct option is less expensive and brings better returns, investing through distributors has the benefit of expertise and process knowledge.


1) Can I apply for Franklin Build India Fund if I am under 18?

Individuals below age 18 are not competent to contract under the law. As such, they cannot apply for mutual funds. However, their parents or legal guardians may invest on their behalf. In this case, the fund would be in the name of the minor (individual under 18) and would be transacted by the guardian or parent.

2) When will I receive dividend on my investment?

The exact time a, which investors are likely to receive dividends on their investments is subject to change. The type of plan chosen by them could be one factor that would determine when they would receive the dividends.

3) How much dividend will I get?

The amount of dividend that investors receive can only be determined based on how well the fund performs during that time in the market.

4) What is the meaning of Growth fund?

A growth fund is one that focuses on capital appreciation. The profits earned from this fund are periodically reinvested into the fund in order to increase its Net Asset Value.

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