Top 10 Asset Management Companies in India

Top 10 AMCs in India

An asset management company (AMC) is a financial services company that offers different mutual fund schemes to invest. The money invested in the schemes is typically received from the clients of the AMC and is subsequently invested into securities that are in line with the financial objective of the AMC.

Here is the list of top 10 AMCs in India and asset under management with these AMCs.

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

It is one of the top AMC in India. The AMC is a joint venture between ICICI Bank of India and Prudential Plc of UK. While Prudential Plc. is one of the largest players in the financial services sector of UK, ICICI Bank is one of the largest private banks in India. The AMC has an asset base of around Rs 2,93,338 crore and offers over 1400+ funds. The AMC has very well diversified service offerings. Some of the notable funds include:

  • ICICI Prudential Focused Bluechip Equity Fund
  • ICICI Prudential Balanced Fund

Other notable funds by this AMC are ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 Index Fund among others.

HDFC Mutual Fund

HDFC AMC was launched in 1999 and is among the top AMCs in the country. The AMC made a notable name after the acquisition of eight funds from Zurich India Mutual Fund. These funds were then renamed to funds such as HDFC Top 200 Fund, HDFC Equity Fund, etc. The fund house offers nearly 900 funds across all categories and has some of the notable funds to its credit such as:

  • HDFC Balanced Fund
  • HDFC Top 100 Fund

Other notable funds include HDFC Index Fund – Nifty Plan etc.

Reliance Mutual Fund

While Reliance currently has less AUM as compared to ICICI and HDFC, the fund offers close 1100 funds and enjoys decent popularity in India for Reliance Small Cap Fund and Reliance Liquid Bees. Other notable funds include Reliance Index Fund – Nifty Plan, Reliance Regular Savings Fund – Balanced.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund

The fund house manages over Rs 2,41,107 crore in AUM currently spread across 600+ schemes. The AMC is a joint venture between Aditya Birla Group of India and Sun Life Financial Inc. of Canada and was started in 1994. Some of the notable funds offered by the AMC include Aditya Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96, Aditya Birla Sun Life Balanced 95 fund.

SBI Mutual Fund

The AMC is a joint venture between the State Bank of India (SBI) and Amundi, a European Asset Management Company. The fund house manages assets over Rs 2,05,273 crore and offers 550+ funds. Some of the notable funds include SBI Blue Chip Fund, SBI Magnum Multi-Cap Fund.

UTI Mutual Fund

UTI was founded in 1963 and is one of the first asset management companies in India. With nearly 1400 funds, the AMC manages over Rs 1,53,364 crore in AUM and offers fund across multiple categories. Some of the notable funds across categories include UTI Equity Fund, UTI Bond Fund, and UTI Balanced Fund.

Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund

The AMC is started by Kotak Mahindra Bank and with AUM of over Rs 1,19,800 crore, the fund house offers over 300 funds. Launched in 2009, one of the funds Kotak Select Focus Fund has gained significant traction over the years. Other notable funds include Kotak Taxsaver Fund.

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund 

Franklin Templeton is an American company that was established in 1947. The company’s Indian office was set up in 1996 and ever since its AUM has been growing rapidly. Some of the notable funds include Franklin India Flexi Cap Fund, Franklin India Tax Shield Fund, and Franklin India Low Duration Fund among others.

DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund

The AMC is a joint venture between the 150-year old DSP and BlackRock Group. With AUM of over Rs 86,255 crore and over 250 funds, the fund house has made a notable name in the mutual fund industry. Some of the notable funds include DSP BlackRock Focus 25 Fund, DSP BlackRock Opportunities Fund, etc.

IDFC Mutual Fund

IDFC Ltd was set up by the Government of India in 1997. The AMC launched its first mutual fund in 2000 and currently has around 300 funds to offer with AUM of over Rs 71,388 crore. IDFC Super Saver Income Fund is one of the most notable funds offered by the AMC.

Mutual FundsDecember 2017 % Change (Q-Q)
ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund2,93,3385.11
HDFC Mutual Fund2,89,1687.19
Reliance Mutual Fund2,43,5945.26
Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund2,41,1077.33
SBI Mutual Fund2,05,2739.17
UTI Mutual Fund1,53,3641.79
Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund1,198008.29
Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund99,8045.34
DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund86,25510.84
IDFC Mutual Fund71,3887.58

Source: AMFI


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– Nitin Agarwal
Nitin is the Co-founder and CEO at Orowealth and has worked at Deutsche Bank for 6 years in Equity Structuring across their London and Singapore offices. He is an MBA from IIM Bangalore and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay.