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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019, 03.42 PM IST
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I am 26 years old. I have been investing about 25% of my net salary in these mutual funds through SIP since Jan 2017. Here's my portfolio:
Nippon India US Equity Opportunities Fund: Rs 15,000
Tata Digital India Fund (dividend reinvestment): Rs 15,000
SBI Banking & Financial Services Fund: Rs 15,000
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund: Rs 3,000
SBI Bluechip Fund: Rs 2,000

My aim is to create a corpus of Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore by the age of 35-36.

I have a high risk appetite. Also, I would like to add an arbitrage fund soon as I have an excess of 10% of my net salary. Will my investment lead me to the goal I have set or will I have to change something?
--Vijayan T

Deepali Sen, Founder, Srujan Financial Advisors, responds:

If this portfolio were to fetch 12% returns, your inputs (amount invested), and tenure (long term investments in equity mutual fund schemes should be in excess of 7 years) are in line to make a corpus of Rs 1.15 crore.

However, your exposure to sector specific funds (international, banking and IT) is very high. Even for a high risk investor, playing only for select sectors in such high commitment may not make sense. I would suggest that you invest around 65-75% of your portfolio in large cap funds, 15-20% across mid caps and the balance (around 5%) in small caps. The choice of large caps is fine and you can increase your exposure accordingly. Regarding mid caps, you can look at HDFC Mid Cap Opportunities Fund, Axis Midcap Fund and Franklin India Prima Fund. For small cap funds, HDFC Small Cap Fund, Axis Small Cap Fund and SBI Small Cap Fund can be looked at.

For your short term goals or for emergency funds you can invest in ultra short or short term funds like, Aditya Birla Sun Life Short Term Opportunities Fund, Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan, SBI Magnum Ultra Short Duration Fund (for a duration of 1 year) over arbitrage funds.
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