DSP Investment Managers Private Limited

DSP Small Cap Fund - Regular - Growth

EquitySmall Cap
  • Plan: Regular
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  • Type: Open-Ended
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  • Option: Growth
  • 1 yr return0.3%
  • 3 yr return37.7%
  • 5 yr return11.7%
  • Expense Ratio1.83%
  • Lock-in Period--
  • Exit Load1%
  • Fund Size (Cr)Rupees9114.7
  • NAVRupees109.4

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About DSP Smallcap Fund

DSP Smallcap Fund is an open-ended equity scheme primarily investing in the stocks of small-cap companies.

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the scheme is to provide long term capital appreciation to the investors by making investments in a diversified portfolio of equity & equity-related securities of small-cap companies. Also, the fund manager will take exposures in stocks of companies of other categories to achieve an optimal portfolio construction.


The Benchmark of the scheme is S&P BSE Small Cap Index TRI.

Investment Details

ParticularsMinimum Amount
Minimum Application AmountRs.500 & any amount thereafter
Minimum Additional InvestmentRs.500 & any amount thereafter

SIP Details

TypeMinimum AmountMinimum Installments
MonthlyRs.500 & in multiples of Rs.1 thereafter6
QuarterlyRs.500 & in multiples of Rs.1 thereafter6


Entry Load: Nil

Exit Load:

If units are redeemed or switched out within 1 year - 1%

If units are redeemed or switched out after 1 year - Nil


DSP Smallcap Fund is suitable for investors with a high-risk appetite and looking to invest for a period of 7 years & above.


As the fund predominantly invests in equity securities, DSP Smallcap Fund has the taxability of an equity mutual fund scheme. Following taxation is applicable:

  • If the units are sold after 1 year, then the gains on investments are treated as Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG). LTCG of up to Rs 1 lacs in a financial year is tax-free and above that, it is taxed at the rate of 10% without the benefit of indexation.
  • If the units are sold within 1 year, then the gains are treated as Short Term Capital Gains (STCG) and are taxed at the rate of 15%.

DSP Smallcap Fund’s Asset Allocation

Under normal conditions, the pattern of asset allocation is as follows:

AssetsMinimum indicative allocation (% of total assets)Maximum indicative allocation (% of total assets)Risk Profile
Equity & Equity related securities of small-cap companies 65100High 
Equity & Equity related securities of Top 250 companies in terms of market capitalization035High
Debt & Money market instruments035Low to Moderate
REITs & InVITs010Moderate to High

Who should invest ?

Small cap funds are those equity mutual funds that invest in equity & equity-related securities of the companies beyond the top 250 companies in terms of market capitalization. 

These companies have small market shares but aim to come out with innovative products which could disrupt the market through their qualitative offerings. These stocks carry the potential to become midcaps and later, large-caps by gaining market share over time.

Investments in DSP Smallcap Fund can be made by investors who want to invest in small businesses having the potential to deliver good returns over longer periods. The small size of the underlying holdings makes investments in these funds relatively risky & more volatile as compared to investments in other equity fund categories.

Investors with a high-risk appetite looking to invest in equity funds for a long investment horizon could consider investments in this fund. The fund can be a good investment for a diversified equity portfolio.

Eligibility - Who can invest ? 

The following people are eligible to invest in this scheme:

  • Indian Resident Adults (single holder or on a joint basis)
  • Hindu Undivided Family
  • Partnership entities
  • Limited Liability Partnership units
  • Minor through parent or a legal guardian
  • Sole Proprietor
  • Corporates, PSUs & others.
  • NRIs/POIs/OCIs
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Religious & Charitable Trusts
  • Defense & paramilitary units
  • Foreign Portfolio Investors
  • Pension/Provident/Gratuity Funds
  • Trustee, AMCs or Sponsors
  • Other schemes of DSP or other mutual funds
  • Alternative Investment Funds
  • Others

How to invest ?

You can invest in DSP Smallcap Fund through any AMFI distributor, AMC, banks, or third party platforms. If you need any help with your investments, you can reach out to our ZFunds Experts on Whatsapp - 7217746224.

Frequently Asked Questions About DSP Small Cap Fund Growth

Q. Is there any lock-in period for DSP Small Cap Fund Growth ?

A. No. There is no lock-in period. You can redeem your DSP Small Cap Fund Growth plan units at any point. However, asset management companies charge an exit load on their investors at the time of redeeming mutual fund units, and DSP Mutual Fund does too. Hence, one must take that into consideration before choosing to sell MF units. 

Q. How much is the entry and exit load for DSP Small Cap Fund Growth ? 

A. There is no entry load. However, the asset management company charges one percent exit load on investors who choose to redeem or switch out of their DSP Small Cap Fund Growth units within one year or 365 days of allocation. But in case you redeem/switch out after one year, the AMC does not charge any exit load. 

Q. I am looking for short term returns, should I invest in the DSP Small Cap Fund Growth scheme ? 

A. DSP Small Cap Fund Growth Plan is best suited for investors who can stay invested for a period of seven years or more. The plan has the potential to build wealth over a long period of time. 

Q. What is the expense ratio and how much is it for the DSP Small Cap Regular Fund Growth plan ? 

A. Expense ratio can be defined as the cost of owning mutual fund scheme units. It is the management fee that investors pay to asset management companies for the expenses made towards maintaining the fund. For regular mutual fund schemes, the expense ratio can vary from 1.5 percent to 2 percent, or even higher. The expense ratio for the DSP Small Cap Regular Fund Growth plan is 1.88 percent. This is the current expense ratio, as on 29th September 2022, as may change with time. 

Q. What is DSP Small Cap Fund NAV? 

A. The current DSP Small Cap Fund NAV, as on 29th September 2022, is INR 111.3. Moreover, the fund size or assets under management, also known as AUM, is INR 8981.6 crores. 

Q. What are some other popular MF schemes by DSP Mutual Fund?

A. DSP Tax Saver Fund – Regular Plan – Growth, DSP Midcap Fund – Regular Plan - Growth, DSP Flexi Cap Fund – Regular Plan – Growth, DSP US Flexible Equity Fund – Regular Plan – Growth Option, DSP Equity Opportunities Fund – Regular Plan – Growth, DSP Focus Fund – Regular Plan – Growth, and DSP Natural Resources And New Energy Fund – Regular – Growth are some of the well-known mutual fund schemes by DSP Mutual Fund. 

Q. What is the minimum amount required for investing in the DSP Small Cap Growth Fund ?

A. Be it a lump sum investment or SIP (systematic investment plan) you can start investing in this scheme with just INR 500.

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Investment Objective

The Primary Investment Objective Is To Seek To Generate Long Term Capital Appreciation From A Portfolio That Is Substantially Constituted Of Equity And Equity Related Securities Of Small Cap Companies. From Time To Time, The Fund Manager Will Also Seek Participation In Other Equity And Equity Related Securities To Achieve Optimal Portfolio Construction. There Is No Assurance That The Investment Objective Of The Scheme Will Be Realized.

Tax Implications

Taxation on mutual fund explained : https://zfunds.in/article/taxes-on-mutual-funds


Top Holdings

  • Companies %
  • TREPS / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo 4.9
  • Cyient Limited 4
  • Suprajit Engineering Limited 3.6
  • Ratnamani Metals & Tubes Limited 3.5
  • Triveni Engineering & Industries Limited 3.2
  • K.P.R. Mill Limited 2.9
  • Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited 2.6
  • Nilkamal Limited 2.5
  • Atul Limited 2.4
  • eClerx Services Limited 2.3
  • La Opala RG Limited 2.2
  • Sectors %
  • Industrial Products14.3
  • Consumer Durables14.1
  • Automobiles9
  • Chemicals6.7
  • Fertilizers6.6

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