Mutual Funds

A mutual fund is a financial intermediary which allows a group of investors to pool in their money with a predetermined investment objective. A qualified fund manager is appointed, who is responsible for investing the pooled money into specific securities and asset classes (usually stocks or bonds).

When you invest in a mutual fund, you buy a share (or portion) of the mutual fund.

We advise and service clients who wish to invest in any mutual fund available in the market. We also provide the platform to buy, sell and monitor your portfolio online.

Mutual Funds offer unique advantages unmatched by most investment vehicles:

Expert Management:
Mutual Funds are managed by qualified and experienced professionals who have access to company research reports, research analysts, critical and timely market information.

Reduced Risks:
Mutual Funds help diversify your portfolio and therefore reduce your overall investment risk. To achieve a comparable diversified equity portfolio, you would not only require a lot of cash, your risk is also completely dependent on how those particular companies perform. Mutual funds offer you diversification across and within specific asset class.

Speedy access to your money:
Investors in open-ended mutual funds can buy and sell units at Net Asset Value (NAV) which is declared on a daily basis.

Minimum amount required to in a mutual fund is very low. For that amount, you still own a diversified portfolio,

Tax Benefits:
Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) offer tax rebates to investors under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Also, Capital Gains from the above Mutual Funds are tax-free in the hands of the investor.

Lower Costs:
Mutual Funds buy and sell large amounts of securities at a time, thus help reducing transaction costs. Also, Mutual Funds in India have No Entry Load.

Entire portfolio of the Mutual Fund scheme is disclosed to investors on a regular basis. One of the few transparent investment vehicles available in the market today.

Regulated for investor protection:
The Mutual Fund industry is regulated by Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI) in order to safeguard investors’ interest.
Types of Mutual Funds

Equity Funds
Equity funds aim to provide capital growth by investing in the shares of individual companies. Any dividends received by the fund can be reinvested by the fund manager to provide further growth or paid to investors. Both risk and returns are high but equity funds could be a good investment if you have a long-term perspective and can stay invested for at least five years.
Debt or Income Funds
The aim of debt or income funds is to provide you with a steady income. These funds generally invest in securities such as bonds, corporate debentures, government securities (gilts) and money market instruments. Opportunities for capital appreciation are limited.

Balanced Funds
The aim of balanced funds is to provide both growth and regular income as such schemes invest both in equities and fixed income securities in the proportion indicated in their offer documents. The investor may wish to balance his risk between various sectors such as asset size, income or growth. Therefore the fund is a balance between various attributes desired, however, NAVs of such funds are likely to be less volatile compared to pure equity funds

Liquid Funds
Liquid funds are a safe place to park your money; it is an appealing alternative to bank deposits because they aim to provide liquidity, capital preservation and slightly higher interest rates than bank accounts. Returns on these funds fluctuate much less compared to other funds as the fund manager invests in cash assets such as treasury bills, certificates of deposit and commercial paper.

Index Funds
Index funds are passively managed funds i.e. the fund manager attempts to mirror the performance of a benchmark index like the BSE Sensex or the S&P CNX Nifty, by being invested in the same stocks. NAVs of such schemes would rise or fall in accordance with the rise or fall in the index.