List of Index Funds and ETFs in India 2022 (September)

List of Index Funds and ETFs in India 2022 as of 5th September 2022. There is huge popularity among investors investing in Indian Index Funds and ETFs. However, if one tries to choose the right index funds, then one will get confused.

List of Index Funds and ETFs in India 2022

Because currently, the list of Index Funds and ETFs is so much big that investors will run away. Hence, thought to collate the available Index Funds and ETFs in one place for your simplicity.

Currently, there are around 160 Index Funds and ETFs available for investors by benchmarking around 57 various indexes. Going forward I am sure that the number of Index Funds and ETFs will increase and may soon cross 200+ 🙂

It is all because of the popularity of passive funds and hence these AMCs wish to use this opportunity by launching as many Index or ETF Funds as possible. But the sad part is that adopting the passive strategy for investors is to simplify their life. However, with so many variants available and going forward to be added, I know that the life of investors will turn into hell with a lot of confusion.

Just because one has to adopt the passive strategy does not mean one must invest in all the available Index Funds of ETFs. With 2-3 Index Funds, you can easily create a well-diversified portfolio. Rest everything is JUNK for the AMCs business purpose and for those who do 24*7 research. Ignore the rest of the funds for simplicity.

List of Index Funds and ETFs in India 2022

As I mentioned above, currently there are around 160 Index Funds and ETFs available for investors. These include Gold and certain debt funds (like target maturity funds).

I have created a Google Sheet and embedded the same for your reference. I will update the sheet as and when I will find the new Index Funds or ETFs.

I have just included the names, benchmark, and current AUM. To choose the Index Funds or ETFs within each category, you have to concentrate on expense ratio, tracking error, tracking difference, and also obviously the AUM.

I wrote a detailed post on what you mean by Tracking Error and Tracking Difference. You can refer to the same at “Tracking Difference Vs Tracking Error of ETF and Index Funds“.

Adopting the passive strategy is the simplest and most wonderful investment strategy. However, BEWARE with the number of options available in front of us!!

12 Responses

  1. Hello sir . I had 2 questions for you.
    1. Could you please let me know your thoughts on NIFTY 50 equal weighted mutual funds. Due to the equal weighting of all stocks underlying. I believe that the stocks that have been included recently are debt ridden, such as Adani. If these stocks fell. Comparatively, a cap-weighted NIFTY 50 will result in a smaller NAV. Positive noise. Negative Noise.This type of mutual fund is just a way to increase the expense ratio of a passive investment and give it an active expense ratio.
    2. How do you feel about UTI given its history that is explained here by a UTI investor?
    “That is till scam exposed the funny accounting in UTI and segregation of UTI into UTI and Special undertaking of UTI , called SUUTI.

    To cut a long story short:

    Institutions who had wind of what was happening , cut their losses and redeemed

    Retail investors like us were left holding the bag .

    Adding insult to injury , the splitting of UTI and SUUTI meant that repurchase of units was done at a lower cost . We had to sell at 12 and 10 , wiping off 30 % of our household savings .

    A young me , took it hard , it meant hardship for us , my father had taken it up on my insistence .

    We were investing in an institution set up by a special act of the parliament of India . Not a fly by night operator or a private entity . This was the will of the parliament

    https://indiankanoon.org/doc/179933/

    For those of you who are new here is an interesting little primer

    https://www.firstpost.com/business/suuti-money-belongs-to-uti-investors-and-not-to-the-government-1353335.html

    There was only one beneficiary in this sordid episode . That is the government

    My first rule of investing was born that day .

    I will not touch any unit or share issued by a Public sector undertaking or the government .

    In the event of something going south , the stability of the markets and the lining of state coffers are far more important than a retail investor .

    I have held fast to that rule until recently where I picked up a few thousand IRFC, then got rid of it simply because I can’t stand the sight of it in my statement. All I remember is my fathers face and his anger and the crack in trust that lasted well over two decades. We recovered in 4 years of hardship , but the the non monetary cost I paid was painful.

    Consequently if it’s a public sector entity that is selling a Mutual fund scheme , I will not invest in it .

    remember UTI was not a public sector company . It was an institution bought into existence by a direct act of the parliament , the same way LIC and SBI were created .”

    As a retail new investor in his 58s. With 5% portfolio marked for equity. I want Your help frankly between these two:
    1. UTI Nifty 50 direct G
    2. HDFC NIFTY 50 Equal weight Direct G

    1. Dear KB,
      1) Equal weight may reduce the risk but you have to be ready to get returns lesser than Nifty 50. If you are fine with this, then go ahead. I don’t want to comment on particular stocks.
      2) As you are investing in Index Funds, you are not giving any room for fund managers to play as per their wish. Regarding your options, I have clearly mentioned that if you are worried about which stock will have higher exposure in your fund, then opt for equal weight. Otherwise, the simplest strategy is to own Nifty 50.

  2. SBI has recently come out with NFO of index funds. Are they worth investing into, once these are listed by around 10th Oct? If yes, what would be the pecking order for investing?

  3. Very nice compendium of all the Index and ETFs.
    Please guide us how to download the list so that it can be referred for future use.
    Thank you.

    1. Dear RP,
      Please share with me if something is missing. Because as per me, the list is full and particular as the data is downloaded from the regulator but not from any thirdparty.

      1. Hi,
        I see silver ETFs are missing. Many MF houses started offering silver ETFs from last 1 year and I am invested heavy in such ETFs

        Thanks

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