HDFC Children Gift Fund

The HDFC Children Gift Fund is a unique investment option designed to secure the financial future of your child. This fund was launched by HDFC Mutual Fund on 02 March 2001. The fund aims to provide a thoughtful and long-term approach to wealth creation for children and meet the specific needs of parents planning for their children's education, marriage, or other milestones.

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About HDFC Children Gift Fund

HDFC Children Gift Fund is an open-ended investment option with high returns that allocates 65-80% of its total assets to equities and equity-related instruments, while the remaining portion is invested in debt and money market instruments. The fund has a lock-in period of at least 5 years or until your child reaches the age of majority, whichever comes first. HDFC Children Gift Fund is designed to create a financial foundation for your children, ensuring a secure future. The scheme aims to deliver returns while managing risks effectively.

NOTE: The Personal Insurance Accident Cover under HDFC Children's Gift Fund has been discontinued.

Overview of HDFC Children Gift Fund

Particulars Details
Fund Name HDFC Children Gift Fund
Fund House HDFC Mutual Fund
Launched On 02 March 2001
Asset Under Management (AUM) Rs. 7,741.55 Crores
Benchmark Index NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt Index (65:35)
Risk Category Very High
Investment Objective To grow wealth through a mix of stocks, related investments, and a combination of debt and money market instruments.
Fund Options
  • HDFC Children Gift Fund- Regular Growth Plan
  • HDFC Children Gift Fund – Direct Growth Plan
Net Asset Value (NAV)
  • HDFC Children Gift Fund- Regular Growth Plan: Rs. 247.394
  • HDFC Children Gift Fund – Direct Growth Plan: Rs. 270.822
Asset Allocation
  • Equity Holdings: 66.38%
  • Debt Holdings: 27.42%
  • Other Holdings: 6.2%
Market Cap Allocation
    • Large Cap Investments: 27.80%
    • Mid Cap Investments: 4.30%
    • Small Cap Investments: 23.55%
  • Other Investments: 10.73%
Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)  Minimum Amount: Rs. 100
Lock- in 5 years
Fund Manager
  • Chirag Setalvad
  • Anil Bamboli
Expense Ratio (as of 20 September 2023)
  • HDFC Children Gift Fund- Regular Growth Plan: 2.13%
  • HDFC Children Gift Fund – Direct Growth Plan: 0.95%
Exit Load NIL

*Fund NAV as of 26 December 2023

Top Equity Holdings of HDFC Children Gift Fund

Name of  Holdings % of Total Holdings
Top 5 Equity Holdings (66.3825%)
HDFC Bank Ltd. 6.42%
ICICI Bank Ltd. 5.42%
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. 3.95%
Reliance Industries Ltd. 3.82%
Infosys Ltd. 3.02%
Debt Holdings (27.42%)
Government of India (GOI) 20.16%
Certificate of Deposits (CD) 1.25%
T-Bills 0.00%
Non-Convertible Debentures (NCD) & Bonds 6.01%
Pass-through Certificate (PTC) 0.00%
Other Holdings (6.20%)
TREPS 4.14%
Reverse Repo 1.48%
Net Receivables 0.58%

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Top 10 Equity Sector Allocations of HDFC Children Gift Fund

Sector % of Total Holdings
Financial 27.40%
Capital Goods 16.10%
Others 13.40%
Technology 12.80%
Energy 7.80%
Construction 9.60%
Services 6.90%
Consumer Staples 6.1%

Top Debt Sector Allocation of HDFC Children Gift Fund

Debt Sector % of Holdings
Sovereign 59.60%
Financial 20.8%
Others 19.80%

HDFC Children Gift Fund Returns

Investment Period Annualised Returns (Direct) Annualised Returns (Regular)
3-Year 21.38% 20.35%
5-Year 17.49% 16.50%
10-Year 16.81% 15.83%
Returns Since Inception (RSI) 16.41% 16.43%
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Documents Required to Invest in HDFC Children Gift Fund

  • Proof of identity (e.g., Aadhar card, passport, PAN card, driver's license).

  • Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, Aadhar card, passport).

  • Passport-size photographs.

  • Bank Account Details

  • NRI/ OCI/ PIOs Documents

    • Valid Visa

    • Overseas Address Proof

    • NRE/ NRO Account Details

    • Valid NRI/ PIO Card

Steps to Invest in HDFC Children Gift Fund

The steps to start investing in HDFC Children Gift Fund are mentioned below:

  • Research and Understand: Familiarize yourself with HDFC Children Gift Fund by researching its objectives, past performance, and investment strategy.

  • Set Financial Goals: Determine the purpose of your investment, whether it is for education, marriage, or other future needs of a child.

  • Risk Assessment: Evaluate your risk tolerance to align your investment strategy with your comfort level.

  • KYC Compliance: Complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) process, providing the necessary documents to comply with regulatory requirements.

  • Choose the Right Plan: Select the appropriate plan within HDFC Children Gift Fund based on your investment horizon and risk appetite, considering options like growth or dividend.

  • Complete Application Form: Fill out the application form with accurate details, ensuring all information is complete and correct.

  • Provide Necessary Documents: Attach the required documents, such as identity proof, address proof, and bank details, along with your application.

  • Make Initial Payment: Invest the initial amount required for the chosen plan through a cheque, demand draft, or online payment.

  • Monitor and Review: Regularly track the fund's performance and review your investment strategy to ensure it aligns with your goals.

  • Stay Informed: Stay updated on market trends, fund news, and any changes in the fund's strategy to make informed investment decisions.

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  • Is HDFC children's gift fund good?

    Whether HDFC Children's Gift Fund is good for you depends on your individual circumstances and investment goals. HDFC Children's Gift Fund can be a good option if:
    • You have a long-term investment horizon (at least 7-10 years).

    • You are comfortable with moderate risk and potential market volatility.

    • You want a balanced portfolio with the potential for higher returns than pure debt funds.

  • What is the new name of HDFC Children Gift Fund?

    There is no new name for the HDFC Children's Gift Fund. It retains its original name. There was a merger in October 2017 where the HDFC Children's Gift Fund Savings Plan merged into the HDFC Children's Gift Fund Investment Plan, resulting in the remaining entity simply being called HDFC Children's Gift Fund.
  • Which children gift fund is best?

    Here are 5 of the best children's gift funds in India:
    • HDFC Children's Gift Fund

    • ICICI Prudential Child Care

    • AXIS Children's Gift Fund

    • LIC MF Children's Gift Fund

    • TATA Young Citizens Fund

  • What is the return of HDFC CGF?

    The annualised returns of HDFC Children Gift Fund are as follows:

    Investment Periods:

    • 3-Year:

      • Direct: 21.38% annualized returns

      • Regular: 20.35% annualized returns

    • 5-Year:

      • Direct: 17.49% annualized returns

      • Regular: 16.50% annualized returns

    • 10-Year:

      • Direct: 16.81% annualized returns

      • Regular: 15.83% annualized returns

    Returns Since Inception (RSI):

    • Direct: 16.41%

    • Regular: 16.43%

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*Tax benefit is subject to changes in tax laws
^The tax benefits under Section 80C allow a deduction of up to ₹1.5 lakhs from the taxable income per year and 10(10D) tax benefits are for investments made up to ₹2.5 Lakhs/ year for policies bought after 1 Feb 2021. Tax benefits and savings are subject to changes in tax laws.
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#The lumpsum benefit is calculated if policyholder invested ₹10000 monthly for 10 years in the fund with a policy term of 20 years. This Point To Point past performance data of last 10 years has been used to illustrate a scenario for the customers benefit. It is assumed that the past 10 years returns would have also been delivered in last 20 years. This is not guaranteed and not in anyway indicative of what the customer may actually get 20 years from now. The investment is subject to market risk and the risk is borne by the policyholder.

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HDFC Life Child Plans Reviews & Ratings

4.1 / 5 (Based on 29 Reviews)
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Anklav, March 30, 2021
Customer care support
The customer care team of policybazaar is superb and I had a child insurance plan of hdfc life insurance. I was facing some issue making the premium payment and team helped me in resolving the same. Great and quick work.
Aurangabad, March 30, 2021
Easy to understand
It is really easy to understand about the child insurance plan as the team of hdfc life and policybazaar is very co-operative in nature. I am happy that I bought this plan from them and have secured my child’s future.
Madhapur, March 16, 2021
Beneficial plan
I found the child insurance plan of hdfc life quite beneficial and best for my child. I am quite convinced with the customer care of the policybazaar and bought this plan for my child’s great future. Thanks team.
Bangalore, March 09, 2021
Save for your child
I have taken the child insurance plan from the policybazaar and it was of hdfc life child plan. The company is great and also the services are best. I just love that I will save something for my child’s future. Thanks.
Yamunanagar, October 10, 2016
'Maximum Claiming Amount'
Need insurance policy go for hdfc standard life insurance company ltd. Premium of my child plan is less and the returns are much more than anybody else. Services of the company is perfect which is given by the executives and staff.
Andora, August 24, 2016
HDFC child insurance plan is great policy and the investment is also low , so i buy one for my son. Service is fantastic which delivered by the executives and staff members. Policy coverage is high and claims are easy to sanctioned.
Belgaum, July 20, 2016
Child Insurance Policy
My child have a secure future because i buy him a hdfc child plan. It really very good insurance policy which facilitate the best service in low premiums. The policy coverage is high ~89% and the claims are easy to sanctioned.
Chennai, July 20, 2016
Child Plan
The hdfc child plan i have bought in low investments. The policy is very nice benefits with huge returns. Service is fantastic and online portal gives the easy gateway to pay premiums and get updates regarding insurance policy. Good claims and policy coverage is also high.
Srinagar, May 02, 2016
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Navi_mumbai, April 15, 2016
Quality Investment
I buy a child policy plan for my child from hdfc standard life insurance. Policy coverage is high 91% but the premium is low. Claims are easy to get because of the fast service provided by the executives and staff members. Daily updates are also mailed to me time to time. Fine policy good work. Good future investment and it save tax also.
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