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What is HDFC Arbitrage Fund?

HDFC Arbitrage Fund is an open-ended scheme investing in arbitrage opportunities. The fund invests a minimum of 65% into fully hedged equity positions. the aim of the fund is to generate income through arbitrage opportunities such as index/stock spot vs index/stock futures or index futures vs stock futures or future of same stock with different expiry months, and so on. The overall risk is moderately low.

Some of the main features and benefits of HDFC Arbitrage Fund are as follows:

  • This an open-ended scheme investing in arbitrage opportunities.
  • The Fund invests a minimum of 65% into fully hedged equity positions.
  • Moderately low risk

Investment Details

Return since Launch:7.09%
Minimum Investment (R):100,000
Minimum Addl Investment (R):100,000
Minimum SIP Investment (R):500
Minimum No of Cheques:12
Minimum Withdrawal (R):500
Minimum Balance (R):1
Exit Load (%):0.25% for redemption within 30 days

Fund Information

ObjectiveWealth creation and tax benefits under Section 80C 
Scheme typeArbitrary fund
Ideal forRegular income
Alternative toInvestments in Predominantly Large and Mid-Cap Companies
Benchmark NIFTY 50 Arbitrage Index
Suggested Investment Period3-6 months
Risk return profileModerately low
Fully hedged equity positionsMinimum 65%
Income generated throughArbitrage opportunities

 YTD 1-Month3-Month1-Year3-Year5-Year10-Year
CCIL T Bill Liquidity Weight3.150.321.124.624.234.644.63
Rank within Category1410161314135
Number of funds in category2123232016149

It is important to note that different plans have different expense structure. Past performance may or may not continue in the future. This needs to be tracked on a regular basis with the mutual fund team.

Recent Dividends

PlanRecord DateDiv Per Unit 
DividendAug 22, 20190.0500
Dividend MonthlyAug 22, 20190.0500

SIP Performance

Period Invested for₹1000 SIP Started onInvestmentsLatest ValueAbsolute ReturnsAnnualised Returns
1 Year03-Sep-181200012407.123.39 %6.33 %
2 Year01-Sep-172400025502.896.26 %5.95 %
3 Year02-Sep-163600039311.369.2 %5.79 %
5 Year03-Sep-146000069684.6116.14 %5.92 %
10 Year03-Sep-09120000169203.8341 %6.68 %

Top Equity Holdings
CompanySectorPE3Y High3Y low% Assets
Reliance IndustriesEnergy18.938.130.008.00
Tata Consultancy ServicesTechnology26.
Sun Pharmaceutical Inds.Healthcare33.587.260.974.26
Aurobindo PharmaHealthcare13.795.951.643.74
Hindustan UnileverFMCG63.863.200.003.20
Axis BankFinancial31.712.410.002.41
Mahindra & MahindraAutomobile10.673.010.002.22
HCL TechnologiesTechnology15.391.590.001.52

Top Debt Holdings

CompanyInstrumentCredit Rating1Y Range% of Assets
Federal BankFixed Deposits-5.82 - 9.367.93
RBL BankFixed Deposits-0.71 - 3.703.15
Bank of Baroda 2019Certificate of DepositA1+0.00 - 2.682.49
Axis BankFixed Deposits-1.70 - 2.552.17
J&K BankFixed Deposits-0.00 - 1.781.51
8.4% Power Grid Corporation 2019BondsAAA0.00 - 1.511.51
7.85% SIDBI 2021DebentureAAA0.00 - 1.361.26
SBI Cards & Payments Services 80-D 02/08/2019Commercial PaperA1+0.00 - 1.351.25
Can Fin Homes 357-D 26/12/2019Commercial PaperA1+0.00 - 1.221.22
8.75% Vedanta 2021DebentureAA1.22 - 2.831.22

The NAV (Net Asset Value) of HDFC Arbitrage Fund is the total market value of all shares held in the Mutual Fund Portfolio. It shows the book value of the investment. The returns – NAV as on 03rd September 2019 is as follows:

Period Invested for₹10000 Invested onLatest ValueAbsolute ReturnsAnnualised ReturnsCategory AvgRank within Category
1 Week27-Aug-1910010.400.10%-0.10%1/2
1 Month02-Aug-1910047.800.48%-0.51%2/2
3 Month03-Jun-1910143.801.44%-1.53%2/2
6 Month01-Mar-1910339.003.39%-3.52%2/2
1 Year03-Sep-1810617.906.18%6.18%6.47%2/2
2 Year01-Sep-1711176.3011.76%5.70%5.94%2/2
3 Year02-Sep-1611811.8018.12%5.70%5.85%2/2
5 Year03-Sep-1413522.6035.23%6.22%6.37%2/2
10 Year03-Sep-0919427.2094.27%6.86%7.09%2/2
Since Inception23-Oct-0722081.00120.81%6.90%7.26%2/2

Investing in HDFC Arbitrage Fund is pretty straightforward. There are several ways of doing this:


  • You can simply click on the “Invest Now” option on their official website, where after you will be prompted for your basic information, like name, mobile number, and PAN number. You will need to fill up the one-time registration form to complete the process.

Request for a callback:

  • You can request for a call back by entering your contact details (name and phone number) on their contact form whereupon an expert will get in touch with you to further discuss your investment options.


  • You can email their customer service on the email address listed on their website for more information.

Toll Free number:

  • You can call their toll-free number listed on their official website and talk to an expert.


  • You can also chat with an online assistant using the chat option on their website and have your questions addressed.

1. What are the documents required for investing in HDFC Arbitrage Fund?

Some of the documents required for investing in HDFC Arbitrage Fund are listed as follows:

  • Passport Size Photograph
  • ID proof such as a copy of PAN card, Aadhaar, Passport or voter ID or driving license
  • Proof of address passport or driving license or ration card or registered lease/sale of residence or latest bank A/C statement or passbook or latest telephone bill (only landline) or latest electricity bill or latest gas bill, not more than three months old
  • Duly filled KYC Application

2. What is the Rate of Return?

The Rate of Return which is also known as the Return of Investment is the basic fundamental ratio of calculating returns for any gains or yearly income.

3. How can I calculate the Rate of Return?

You may use the Return Calculator on the HDFC securities official website to calculate your proxy returns using various combinations across different mutual funds and time frame.

4. What is HDFC Arbitrage Fund suitable for?

This type of investment is suitable for generating regular income.

5. What is the suggested Investment Period?

The suggested Investment Period is 3 to 6 months.

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