Mutual funds are investment vehicles, and you can use them to invest in asset classes such as equities or fixed income. Mutual funds give small or individual investors access to professionally managed portfolios of equities, bonds and other securities. Each shareholder, therefore, participates proportionally in the gains or losses of the fund. It is widely recommended by experts that you use the mutual fund investment route rather than invest yourself, unless you have time and expertise.
Investing in Mutual Funds offers several benefits:
Fund managers are professionals who track the market on an on-going basis. With their mix of professional qualification and market knowledge, they are better placed than the average investor to understand the markets.
Diversification of a portfolio is amongst the primary tenets of portfolio structuring. And a necessary one to reduce the level of risk assumed by the portfolio holder. Most of us are not necessarily well qualified to apply the theories of portfolio structuring to our holdings and hence would be better off leaving that to a professional. Mutual funds represent one such option
Relatively less expensive
When compared to direct investments in the capital market, Mutual Funds cost less. This is due to savings in brokerage costs, de-mat costs, depository costs etc
Investments in Mutual Funds are completely liquid and can be redeemed at their Net Assets Value-related price on any working day.
You will always have access to up-to-date information on the value of your investment in addition to the complete portfolio of investments, the proportion allocated to different assets and the fund manager’s investment strategy
Through features such as Systematic Investment Plans, Systematic Withdrawal Plans and Dividend Investment Plans, you can systematically invest or withdraw funds according to your needs and convenience
SEBI regulated market
All Mutual Funds are registered with SEBI and function within the provisions and regulations that protect the interests of investors. AMFI is the supervisory body of the Mutual Funds industry