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  • Tax
  • Potential for
    Growth Through
  • Lock-in of
    3 years only

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Why invest in ELSS?

Tax savings
upto INR 46,350*
under sec 80C of
Income Tax Act, 1961
Dual Advantage of saving tax and benefiting from the growth potential of equities
period of
3 years only
Convenience- Investment can be done online and with as low as Rs.500


*Assuming maximum marginal tax rate of 34.61% (including 30% income tax, 12% surcharge, 2% education cess and 1% secondary and higher education cess)

Why ELSS with Franklin Templeton?


  • Premier global investment management organization with over 65 years of global investment experience
  • Headquartered in San Mateo, California with offices in 35 countries worldwide
  • Over 600 investment professionals managing nearly USD 733.3 billion (as of 30th September 2016)

in India

  • Established office in 1996
  • Extensive experience in both equity and debt across market cycles: over 20 of our funds have track record of over 10 years
  • Focus on local needs backed by global expertise


An open end equity linked savings scheme which aims to provide medium to long term growth of capital along with income tax rebate.

Fund Information
Fund Size is INR 2442.42 Cr as of
28th October 2016

Date Of Allotment: 10 April 1999

Load Structure
Entry Load- Not applicable
Exit Load- Nil

Minimum Investment
Key Highlights:
  • An open end equity linked savings scheme (ELSS) with an allocation of at least 80% to equities to enable growth over the long term
  • Investments up to 1.5 lac eligible for deduction from taxable income under Section 80C.
  • Dividends and long-term capital gains you earn are fully exempt from tax, as per current tax laws
  • Short lock-in period of 3 years

ELSS Cumulative Performance Table

Inception date : Apr 10, 1999
Fund Manager(s):
Lakshmikanth Reddy (Managing since 02/05/2016)
Janakiraman Rengaraju (Managing since 02/05/2016)
Cumulative Performance - Regular Plan 31th July,2017
Fund Nifty 500 Nifty 50
Compounded Annualised Growth Rate Performance
Last 1 Year15.92%19.84%16.56%
Last 3 Years16.75%12.38%9.27%
Last 5 Years20.12%16.33%14.01%
Last 10 Years13.70%8.79%8.32%
Last 15 Years23.28%18.29%16.96%
Since Inception (10/04/1999)24.20%14.86%13.48%
Current Value of Standard Investment of Rs 10000
Last 1 Year11,600.9311,996.3211,665.34
Last 3 Years15,921.0014,195.0013,051.00
Last 5 Years25,019.0021,310.0019,272.00
Last 10 Years36,136.0023,239.0022,251.00
Last 15 Years231,358.00124,436.00105,090.00
Since Inception (10/04/1999)530,041.00126,655.00101,441.00

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Past performance may or may not be sustained in the future. Discrete 12 months performance is absolute and since inception returns are compounded annualized. Load is not taken into consideration. Dividends assumed to be reinvested and Bonus is adjusted. On account of difference in the type/category, asset allocation or investment strategy, inception dates, performances of the funds are not strictly comparable.

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The upfront commission on investment made by the investor, if any, shall be paid to the ARN Holder (AMFI registered distributor) directly by the investor, based on the investor's assessment of various factors including service rendered by the ARN Holder.
Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.
All subscriptions in FIT are subject to a lock-in period of 3 years from the date of allotment and the unitholder cannot redeem, transfer, assign or pledge the units during this period. The Trustee, AMC, their directors or their employees shall not be liable for any of the tax consequences that may arise, in the event that the schemes are wound up before the completion of the lock-in period. Investors are requested to review the prospectus carefully and obtain expert professional advice with regard to specific legal, tax and financial implications of the investment/participation in the scheme. Copyright © 2014. Franklin Templeton Investments. All rights reserved.
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