Mutual fund calculator: Investment experts advise mutual fund investors to invest in small-cap funds if their perspective is for long term. They are of the opinion that in long term small-cap funds yield higher than medium and small term plans. Quant Small Cap Fund – Direct Plan is a glaring example of it. In last seven years, this small-cap mutual fund scheme has turned ₹10,000 monthly SIP into ₹17.52 lakh. This small-cap mutual fund was incepted on 7th January 2013 and it has given 229 per cent absolute return since its inception whereas it has given around 13.50 per cent annual return in this period.