WHAT IS MUTUAL FUND ??

 It is a trust that pools the savings of a number of investors who share a common financial goal.  A diversified, professionally managed portfolio of securities that pools the assets of individuals and organizations to invest toward a common objective such as current income or long-term growth.  According to SEBI Regulation 1996 : " It is a fund establishment in the form of a trust to raise money through the sale of units to the public or a section of the public under one or more schemes for investing in securities, including money market instruments."

 First Phase 1964-87  Second Phase 1987-1993 (Entry of Public Sector Funds)  Third Phase 1993-2003 (Entry of Private Sector Funds)  Fourth Phase since February 2003 UTI Specified undertaking .HISTORY OF MUTUAL FUND IN INDIA The mutual fund industry in India started in 1963 with the formation of Unit Trust of India. at the initiative of the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India. UTI Sponsors .

ADVANTAGES OF MUTUAL FUND ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Number of available options Diversification Professional Management Potential of Returns Liquidity Divisibility .

DISADVANTAGES OF MUTUAL FUND ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Fluctuating Returns Misleading Advertisements Evaluating Funds Over diversification Costs in the form of Shareholder¶s fees and annual fund operating fees .

TYPES OF MUTUAL FUND  Open Ended Funds  Close Ended Funds  Active Funds  Passive Funds .

TYPES OF FUNDS  DEBT FUNDS      EQUITY FUNDS HYBRID FUNDS GOLD FUNDS REAL ESTATE FUNDS COMMODITY FUNDS .

MUTUAL FUND INVESTMENT PROCESS     One time Investment ( Lump sum ) Systematic Investment Plan ( SIP) Systematic Withdrawal Plan ( SWP) Systematic Transfer Plan ( STP) .

less the units gained by an investor . more the units gained by an investor More the NAV.HOW MUTUAL FUNDS HELPS INVESTOR ‡ The investors investment depends on NAV ‡ ‡ Less the NAV.

LIST OF AMC S OPERATING ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ SBI MUTUAL FUND TATA MUTUAL FUND HDFC MUTUAL FUND ICICI MUTUAL FUND DSP BLACKROCK FUND UTI MUTUAL FUND BNP PARIBAS MUTUAL FUND .