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UTI Mutual Fund continues to manage the maximum number of five-star funds in May, followed by Prudential ICICI and Reliance mutual funds

UTI Mutual Fund continues to manage the maximum number of five-star funds in May--of its 33 rated funds, seven command top rating. Another six funds are in the four-star category.

UTI Mutual Fund is followed by Prudential ICICI and Reliance mutual funds, both with five schemes in the top-rated category.

With four five star funds, HDFC Mutual Fund has more or less maintained its position. The fund house had another nine funds in the four-star category in May.

HDFC is followed by Canbank and SBI mutual funds, both with three schemes in the five-star category. One scheme of the Canbank made an exit from the five-star category in May. SBI improved its rating as it had only two schemes in the five-star category in April.

Franklin Templeton has added one fund in the five-star category in May. Templeton India Pension Plan is the new entry here to give company to Franklin India Prima.


Fund Families: How they Stack Up
AMC Name « «« ««« «««« «««««
ABN AMRO - 2 2 - -
Benchmark - 2 - 1 -
Birla Sunlife - 5 16 12 2
BoB 1 2 2 1 -
Canbank 3 2 3 2 3
DBS Cholamandalam 1 3 2 1 1
Deutsche 1 1 5 1 -
DSP ML - 2 4 5 1
Escorts - 2 3 1 -
Franklin Templeton 4 5 14 4 2
HDFC 3 6 7 9 4
HSBC 1 3 5 2 -
ING Vysya 2 3 7 - -
J M - 3 7 2 1
Kotak Mahindra - 2 6 6 2
LIC 6 3 3 2 2
Principal - 5 6 10 -
Prudential ICICI 1 6 6 7 5
Reliance - 3 3 3 5
Sahara - 4 1 1 -
SBI 5 4 7 2 3
Standard Chartered 2 3 4 2 1
Sundaram 2 2 5 1 1
Tata 3 3 12 5 1
Taurus 3 2 - 1 -
UTI Mutual Fund 1 10 9 6 7
Data as per May 2006 rating