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The Mutual Fund industry has grown fast to become an important component of the Indian economy, helping channelise household savings into the capital market. Moreover, Mutual Funds investment has become an important way for citizens' private investment and wealth management. In light of this, investor education is an important aspect to keep the investor well informed, as well as protect their legitimate rights and interests, particularly for small and medium investors.
This booklet is a specific exhibition of Nippon India Mutual Fund's efforts to spread awareness and continue building the investors' knowledge. It explains investment related information in simple language and in a lively and vivid manner. I am sure, investors of all kinds will find value in this booklet and be encouraged to use this as a stepping stone towards practicing financial prudence.
All the very best and happy reading.
Executive Director & CEO
Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited
(Formerly known as Reliance Nippon Life Asset
Deepak earns a stable salary income. At the end of the month,
he has some money lying idle.
He likes the comfort of knowing that he has put aside some amount for emergencies such as loss of job, accident, illness. His father is retired and wants to invest his retirement proceeds. He and his wife are saving for an overseas vacation in 2 years time. They also want to get some home repairs done over the next one year.
Investors often keep their savings in bank deposits.
They choose Public Provident Funds and small savings schemes
for tax advantages. Some invest in bonds for the regular interest
income. These are traditional fixed income choices.
Deepak believes that ready cash is best for emergencies. But Cash does not earn any returns! He could invest in liquid funds.
Liquid funds may give a low but less volatile interest income.
Deepak may earn market returns for every single day that he stays
invested (depending on market conditions). He will be able to
withdraw the funds at very short notice.
Mutual Fund may charge upto 0.0070% if Deepak exits before 7 days.
Deepak uses the traditional fixed income instruments to invest his idle cash. Instead he can invest in an ultra short duration fund, which in turn invests in the money market and debt instruments. A small allocation to longer-term bonds gives it the potential to earn a better return.
Ultra short duration and liquid funds invest is high quality securities as stipulated by the regulators (RBI & SEBI) like Treasury Bills, Bank CD, CP, Inter-bank Call/notice money etc.
Deepak’s father would like to earn a regular income from his
retirement corpus without taking undue risk. He is considering the
traditional saving instruments.
However, he is also worried about impact of inflation on his
returns/income. He can look at investing in Conservative Hybrid
Funds (CHF) as it also aims to give regular income.
Due to a small allocation to equity (10-25%), Conservative
Hybrid Funds are moderately high risk open ended
schemes, with an objective to generate inflation + returns
without increasing overall risk.
*Subject to balance in the folio and taxes and exit loads, as applicable.
By opting for Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) with CHF, a certain percentage of the accumulated amount will be withdrawn and paid
out to him at a pre-determined frequency.
In order to meet their medium-term goals such as vacation and home repairs, Deepak and his wife can consider Medium to Long Duration Funds.
This is a debt mutual fund that invests in Debt & Money Market instruments such that the duration of the portfolio is between 4-7 years.
Please check your eligibility to invest as an NRI.
Deepak’s NRI brother wants to invest in an Indian fixed-income instrument. He could invest in traditional fixed income instruments except certain small saving schemes wherein the NRIs are not allowed to invest. However, Deepak informs him that he could also consider debt mutual funds for investments.
Mutual funds that invest in very short term securities, such as liquid funds, carry low risk of volatility in returns. Deepak’s return might vary depending upon the interest rates prevailing in the debt market.
The bonds issued by corporates are rated by credit rating agencies as “good” and “bad” quality, depending upon their ability to repay. Mutual funds typically invest in good quality bonds, in an endeavour to safeguard the investors' interest.