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I'm looking for debt funds in India that aim to give you high returns, at the cost of high risk. Is there a name for such a category of funds?

I found one example of such a fund, Franklin India Income Builder Fund, but is there a name for such a category of funds?

I don't want to specify a particular duration or type of bonds that the fund should buy, or the strategy that used to generate returns — I want to leave those decisions to the fund manager. All I care about is high risk / high return. Is there a name for such funds?

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debt funds in India that aim to give you high returns, at the cost of high risk

This is what is generally termed high yield debt funds.

They will be more volatile than lower-risk debt funds, but can be expected to have a greater return. Some high-yield bonds can even have a return not that far below what you could expect to see in the stock market, at a not-insignificant risk of one or more of the companies in the mix declaring partial or full bankruptcy.

  • Unfortunately that isn't a category of funds — I see categories like corporate bond, gilt, arbitrage, etc. But these categories of fund limit themselves to certain types of bonds or certain strategies, which I don't want to limit myself to. There seems to be no name to indicate "high returns, high risk". – Vaddadi Kartick Jul 21 '16 at 2:41
  • @VaddadiKartick Generally, the name for what you are looking for is "high yield". If your bank doesn't offer that as a searchable category, you will have to search by some other means. Try sorting by 12-month return descending, for example. But ultimately, that is a question for your bank (or wherever you have your investment account). – a CVn Jul 21 '16 at 5:53

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