Constitution and Terminology of Collective Investment

What are the benefits of investing in a mutual fund?

For retail investors who do not have the time and expertise to analyze and invest in stocks and bonds, mutual funds offer an excellent investment alternative. Mentioned below are a few benefits of investing in Mutual Funds:Professional Investment Management: A team of professional fund managers manage the investments on behalf of the investors. Being institutions with good bargaining power in markets, mutual funds have access to crucial corporate information which individual investors cannot access.Diversification: Mutual funds diversify the risk of the investor by investing in a basket of assets Low Cost A mutual fund enables you to participate in a diversified portfolio for as low an amount as Rs.5000.Transparency: You can track the investments that have been made on your behalf to know the sectors/scrips into which your money has been invested.

What is a Mutual Fund?

A Mutual Fund is a pool of money collected from investors (individual and corporate) with common objectives which is invested in equity shares, Government securities, Bonds, Call money markets etc. The investment manager invests the money collected into assets that are defined by the stated objective of the scheme.

What is NAV?

NAV is the net asset value of the scheme. Simply put, it reflects what the unit held by an investor is worth at current market prices.

How do I invest money in Mutual Funds?

 You may invest in Mutual Funds through RSL. Our relationship managers can help you in choosing a Mutual Fund that meets your needs.

What are the different types of plans that any mutual fund scheme offers?

Generally there are 3 broad categories that a Mutual Fund offers A dividend plan entails a regular payment of dividend to the investors. A reinvestment plan where these dividends are reinvested in the scheme itself. A growth plan is one where no dividends are declared and the investor only gains through capital appreciation in the NAV of the fund.

What are Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs)?

A systematic investment plan is one where an investor contributes a fixed amount at specific intervals of time and at the prevailing NAV the units are credited to his account.

What are the benefits of Systematic Investment Plan?

A systematic investment plan (SIP) offers 2 major benefits to an investor: It avoids lump sum investment at one point of time. In a scenario of falling prices, it reduces your overall cost of acquisition by a process of rupee-cost averaging. This means that at lower prices you end up getting more units for the same investment.

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