Advantages And Disadvantages Of Mutual Fund

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A mutual fund is set up in the form of a trust, which has sponsor, trustees, asset management company (AMC) and custodian. The trust is established by a sponsor or more than one sponsor who is like promoter of a company. The trustees of the mutual fund hold its property for the benefit of the unit holders. Asset Management Company (AMC) approved by SEBI manages the funds by making investments in various types of securities. Custodian, who is registered with SEBI, holds the securities of various schemes of the fund in its custody. The trustees are vested with the general power of superintendence and direction over AMC. They monitor the performance and compliance of SEBI Regulations by the mutual fund.
The performance of a particular scheme of a mutual fund is denoted by Net Asset Value (NAV).
The advantages of investing in a Mutual Fund are:
• Professional Management
• Diversification
• Convenient Administration
• Return Potential
• Low Costs
• Liquidity
• Transparency
• Flexibility
• Choice of schemes
• Well regulated
• Affordability
• Variety
• Tax benefits

TYPES OF MUTUAL FUND SCHEMES

Wide variety of Mutual Fund Schemes exists to cater to the needs such as financial position, risk tolerance and return expectations etc. The figure below gives an overview into the existing types of schemes in the Industry.

BASED ON STRUCTURE

OPEN ENDED FUNDS An open-end fund is one that is available for subscription all through the year. These do not have a fixed

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