Credit risk

This top credit risk fund with returns of 48.57% in 5 years is good for investment

ICICI Prudential Credit Risk Fund – Direct Plan-Growth

It is an 11-year credit risk debt fund launched on December 3, 2010 by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund. It is a medium-sized open-ended fund in its category. It has an Assets Under Management (AUM) of Rs 8316.77 crore, while the Net Asset Value (NAV) reported on May 19, 2022 is Rs 27.0821.

The fund is classified as high risk for investments. In addition, it is classified 4 stars by CRISIL. The fund outperformed the average for comparable funds. The fund’s benchmark index is the CRISIL Credit Risk Fund CII index. The fund seeks to generate income by investing primarily in corporate bonds rated AA and below while maintaining an optimal balance of yield, safety and liquidity.

You can start investing in this fund with a minimum required amount of Rs 100 for lump sum payment as well as SIP. The fund does not have a lock-up period. However, for the redemption of units exceeding 10% of the investment, the fund takes 1% within 365 days.

Absolute and annualized returns

Absolute and annualized returns

Flat-rate returns on investment

Since launch, it has generated average annual returns of 9.07%.

Mandate Absolute returns Annualized returns
1 year 5.66% 5.66%
2 years 16.75% 8.05%
3 years 27.83% 8.50%
5 years 48.57% 8.24%
Since the creation 125.80% 9.07%

SIP Returns

Mandate Absolute returns Annualized returns
1 year 2.29% 4.30%
2 years 6.51% 6.21%
3 years 11.69% 7.32%
5 years 22.37% 8.01%


The fund is 80.34% invested in debt securities, including 6.35% in government securities and 66.67% in very low-risk securities. The fund’s credit profile is poor, meaning it has lent to average quality borrowers. The Government of India, Prestige Estates Projects Ltd., Essar Oil Ltd., DME Development Ltd. and Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. are among its main holdings.



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