Top 5 low risk equity mutual funds

Top 5 low risk equity mutual funds

by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: Jan 05, 2024 - 05:25 pm 47.3k Views
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Lately, the volatility popped its head out leading to pressure in the equity markets. Here is the list of top 5 equity mutual funds with comparatively lower risk.

After rallying for almost 18 months, Nifty 50 snapped its winning streak in the month of October 2021 and began to show lower tops and lower bottoms. Presently, it is revolving in a corrective phase. Volatility is on the rise globally and India is no different. Post recording an all-time high of 18,604.45, Nifty 50 began to tumble. India VIX, which is considered to be the barometer of volatility, surged from the lows of 9.03 in September 2021 to 23.82 in November 2021 and is presently trading at 16.75.

Amid rising cases of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, there is some uncertainty peeping in, and this has led to volatile markets. Therefore, if you are someone who cannot stomach such market or are a conservative investor, then you might be seeking to invest in an equity fund having low risk. In this article, we have listed the top 5 funds that are low at risk.

Here is the list of top 5 funds that are low a risk.

Fund Name 

Standard Deviation 

Sharpe Ratio 

Sortino Ratio 


Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund 





Axis Flexi Cap Fund 





Axis Midcap Fund 





BNP Paribas Large Cap Fund 





Canara Robeco Bluechip Equity Fund 





The above table lists the top 5 equity funds that are low on risk compared to other equity mutual funds. Having said that, being equity mutual funds, they would be carrying the traits of equities and do not expect them to be as safe as debt funds. Therefore, at current juncture it is important to have a proper balance between equity and debt mutual funds. This will help you contain downside risk in a more efficient way.

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