Liquid funds are most chosen low-risk funds which can also be a better alternative of the bank deposits. However, some asset management companies also offer overnight mutual funds which invest in securities which matures within a day. Hence, they are even less risky than liquid funds but due to very short term maturity, you have to compromise on returns. Liquid funds offer higher returns than overnight funds. However, if you do not care about the returns and are only focused on the risk factor then overnight funds might suit your objective.