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Mutual funds

Mutual funds

Mutual funds are a type of certified managed combined investment schemes that gathers money from many investors to buy securities. There is no such accurate definition of mutual funds, however the term is most commonly used for collective investment schemes that are regulated and available to the general public and open-ended in nature. Hedge funds are not considered as any type of mutual funds.

Mutual funds are identified by their principal investments. They are the 4th largest category of funds that are also known as money market funds, bond or fixed income funds, stock or equity funds and hybrid funds. Funds are also categorized as index based or actively managed.

In a mutual fund, investors pay the funds expenditure. There is some element of doubt in these expenses. A single mutual fund may give investors a choice of various combinations of these expenses by offering various different types of share combinations.

The fund manager is also known as the fund sponsor or fund management company. The buying and selling of the funds investments in accordance with the funds investment is the objective. A fund manager has to be a registered investment advisor. The same fund manager manages the funds and has the same brand name which is also known as a fund family or fund complex.

As long as mutual comply with requirements that are established in the internal revenue code, they will not be taxed on their income. Clearly, they must expand their investments, limit the ownership of voting securities, disperse most of their income to their investors annually and earn most of their income by investing in securities and currencies.

Mutual funds can pass taxable income to their investors every year. The type of income that they earn remains unchanged as it gets transferred to the shareholders. For e.g., mutual fund distributors of dividend income are described as dividend income by the investor. There is an exception: net losses that are incurred by a mutual fund are not distributed or passed through fund investors.

Mutual funds invest in various kinds of securities. The various types of securities that a particular fund may invest in are mentioned in the funds prospectus, which explain the funds investments objective, its approach and the permitted investments. The objective of the investment describes the kind of income that the fund is looking for. For e.g., a "capital appreciation" fund generally looks to earn most of its returns from the increase in prices of the securities it holds rather than from a dividend or the interest income. The approach of the investment describes the criteria that the fund manager may have used to select the investments for the fund.

The investment portfolio of a mutual funds investment is continuously monitored by the funds portfolio manager or managers who are either employed by the funds manager or the sponsor.

Advantages of Mutual funds are:

1) Increase in diversification.

2) Liquidity on a daily basis.

3) Professional investment management.

4) Capacity to participate in investments that may be available only for larger investors.

5) Convenience as well as service.

6) Government oversight.

7) Easier comparison

like its advantages, the Mutual funds have disadvantages too. Here are some of them:

1) High fees.

2) Less control over timing of recognition of gains.

3) Much lesser predictable income.

4) No opportunity for customization.

There are different types of Mutual funds as well. Here are some of them.

Open-end funds

In open-end mutual funds, one must be willing to buy back their shares from investors at the end of every business day at the net asset value that is calculated for that day. Most of the open-end funds also sell shares to the public on every business day. These shares are also priced at a particular net asset value. A professional investment manager will oversee the portfolio, while buying or selling securities whichever is appropriate. The total investment in the funds will be variably based on share buying, share redemptions and fluctuation in the market variation. There are also no legal limits on the number of shares that can be issued.

Close-end funds

Close-end funds generally issue shares to the public just once, when they are created via an initial public offering. These shares are then listed for trading on a stock exchange. Investors, who dont wish any longer to invest in the funds, cannot sell their shares back to the funds. Instead, they must sell their shares to another investor in the market as the price they may receive may be hugely different from its net asset value. It may be at a premium to net asset value (higher than the net asset value) or more commonly at a lesser to net asset value (lower than the net asset value). A professional investment manager will oversee the portfolio, in buying or selling securities whichever is appropriate.

Unit Investment Trusts

UIT or Unit Investment Trusts issue shares to the public just once when they are created. The investors in turn can cash in on the shares directly with the fund or they may also sell their shares in the market. UITs do not have any professional investment managers. Their portfolio of securities is established by the creation of the UITs and does not undergo any changes. UITs in general have a limited life span, which is limited at their creation.

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Lalit Nambiar Watch the interview of Lalit Nambiar of UTI MF with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra of CNBC-TV18, where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:04:32 +0530


Harsha Upadhyaya The expert believes that it would be prudent to tilt the portfolio towards largecaps, where valuations are slightly better.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:01:26 +0530


Sunil Subramaniam In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Sunil Subramaniam, CEO of Sundaram Mutual Fund discussed the mutual fund (MF) industry wish-list and their expectations from Budget 2018.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:56:59 +0530


Bill Maldonado The one thing they like about investing in India is the prudent manner in which the economy has been managed by the government and the RBI, said Bill Maldonado of HSBC Global AMC.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:50:33 +0530


S Krishna Kumar The overall market is factoring in a lot of positive news, said S Krishna Kumar. Cues such as India being fastest-growing economy going ahead along with swelling order books of EPC firms are working well.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:28:56 +0530


Ajay Tyagi In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Ajay Tyagi, EVP Fund Manager, UTI Mutual Fund discussed fundamentals of the market.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:46:31 +0530


Sailesh Raj Bhan Fund flows in December may have slowed but 2017 flows overall have been at record levels that is flows coming from retail investors to mutual funds. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Sailesh Raj Bhan, Deputy CIO-Equity Investment at Reliance Mutual Fund shared his views and readings on this extraordinary trend of 2017 and will the same continue in 2018.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:59:28 +0530


Tushar Pradhan Speaking on valuation issues, Tushar Pradhan highlighted that they did move higher last year and PE expansion also contributed to returns from the market.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:00:16 +0530


Sunil Subramaniam Watch the interview of Sunil Subramaniam, CEO at Sundaram Mutual Fund with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra on CNBC-TV18, in which he shared his readings and outlook on market and specific stocks.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:52:11 +0530


Swati Kulkarni Watch the interview of Swati Kulkarni, Executive Vice President and Fund Manager at UTI MF with Sonia Shenoy and Ekta Batra on CNBC-TV18, in which she shared her readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:11:24 +0530


Manish Sonthalia Manish Sonthalia expects the taxation to return to equity given the lower GST collections along with economic scenario.
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:51:34 +0530


Gaurav Mehta In the fund there are several consumer names both from the staples basket as well from the discretionary basket, said Gaurav Mehta, Fund Manager,Ambit Asset Management.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:31:17 +0530


Here#39;s a fundamental view on the market from Motilal Oswal#39;s Gautam Sinha Roy Watch the interview of Gautam Sinha Roy of Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund with CNBC-TV18#39;s Ekta Batra and Surabhi Upadhyay where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:01:08 +0530


Mutual Fund Day: Financial planning tips for young professionals On CNBC-TV18#39;s special show Mutual Fund Day, watch the interview of Sailesh Raj Bhan, Deputy CIO Reliance Mutual Fund and Harsh Roongta, Independent Financial Advisor where they shared financial planning tips for young professionals.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:01:55 +0530


Mahesh Patil Overall, he expects auto and cement names to show growth in earnings. For the second half of this fiscal too he expects good earnings trends.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:44:51 +0530


Bharat Dynamics files IPO papers with Sebi This is the fourth PSU that has approached Sebi for IPO in less than one month. The other three are - Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd, RITES Ltd and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:28:43 +0530


Route Mobile files IPO papers with SEBI, to raise around Rs 600 cr Route Mobile will also use issue proceeds for investment in subsidiaries for purchase of office premises in London and Singapore; purchase of business process outsourcing centre in Noida; and general corporate purposes.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:41:28 +0530


Apollo Micro Systems closes 65% higher on Day 1 of listing The stock had gained a whopping 74 percent in the opening tick at Rs 478 on the BSE.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:44:16 +0530


Bumper debut! Apollo Micro Systems lists 74% higher at Rs 478 The company#39;s Rs 156-crore IPO saw huge oversubscription of 248.51 times between January 10 and January 12.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:01:29 +0530


Apollo Micro Systems to debut on bourses on January 22 Considering the market#39;s strong momentum and that the issue was met with a phenomenal response from investors, the listing price premium could be around Rs 200 per share over the IPO price
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:07:31 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO oversubscribed 165 times on final day The air conditioner manufacturer’s IPO received bids for 1.99 crore shares against an issue size of 49 .27 lakh, data available with the NSE as of 11:50 am showed.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:53:32 +0530


Newgen IPO Update: Issue subscribed 3.3 times on last day so far The issue has received bids for 1.34 crore shares against the total issue size of over 1.22 crore scrips, data available with the NSE as of 11 am showed on Thursday.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:14:46 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO fully subscribed on first day The company had raised Rs 179 crore from anchor investors yesterday.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:47:33 +0530


RITES files papers with Sebi to raise Rs 600 cr via IPO Incorporated by the railways ministry, the company provides transport consultancy and engineering services.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:37:35 +0530


Subscribe for long term to Amber Enterprises India : SPA Research SPA Research has come out with its report on Amber Enterprises India IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 17, 2018
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:26:39 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO opens today. Should you subscribe to the issue? Brokerage houses largely recommend subscribing to the issue, citing reasonable valuations as well as that of having a good track record.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:41:05 +0530


Subscribe to CRP Risk Management: Investment Imperative Investment Imperative has come out in its Report on CRP Risk Management IPO as on January 16, 2018
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:24:28 +0530


Galaxy Surfactants gets Sebi#39;s go-ahead to float IPO The company had filed its draft papers with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in November last year and obtained #39;observations#39; from the regulator on January 12, 2018, the latest update with markets watchdog showed.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:45:34 +0530


Newgen Software IPO opens today. Should you subscribe? The issue price has been set in the range of Rs 240-245 apiece and the company plans to raise around Rs 450 crore.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:39:53 +0530


Subscribe to Amber Enterprises India : HEM Securities HEM Securities has come out with its report on Amber Enterprises India IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 15, 2018
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:05:50 +0530