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Head, Rank MF - Answered on Nov 18, 2022

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Surapaneni Question by Surapaneni on Nov 18, 2022Translate

Please find my current investments. Kindly give your expert opinion on the below.

1. Mirae asset emerging blue chip fund - 5000 pm (regular plan from 2017)

2. Canara Robeco Emerging Equities - 1500 pm (regular plan from 2018)

3. Nippon small cap fund - 1500 pm (regular plan from 2018)

4. HDFC Index fund - 2100 pm (direct plan from 2022)

5. Parag Parikh Flexi cap fund - 2100 pm (direct plan from Jan 2022)

6. Axis Growth Opportunities Growth - 2100 pm (direct plan from Jan 2022)

LIC Jeevan Umang 1 lakh per year for 15 years (already paid for 4 years). Have health and term insurance.

Wanted to invest for my kid's future -- higher studies, marriage; she is 8 months old now. Since I need that money after 18+ years and I can take risk, I request to please suggest any small or mid cap mutual funds.

Ans: A few Mid and Small Cap funds are as under

HDFC Mid cap opportunities fund – Growth

Kotak Emerging Equity Fund – Growth

SBI Small Cap fund – Growth

UTI Small Cap fund - Growth

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Head, Rank MF - Answered on Jun 08, 2021

Sir, recently I have started to invest in Mutual funds. Below funds i have invested please suggest are those are right selection. If not, please suggest which fund I will invest in for the next 13 yrs. For Retirement - next 13 yrs i will invest 1 Axis Bluechip fund direct plan - growth 1000/- 2 SBI Magnum Medium Duration fund direct -growth -3000/- 3 ICICI asset allocator fund FOF direct - growth - 7000/- 4 ICICI Prudential Saving fund direct plan - growth - 3000/- 5 Tata Retirement saving fund progressive P D- growth - 1000/- 6 L&T Midcap fund direct - growth - 1000/- 7 canara Robeco Emerging equities fund direct - growth - 1000/- For Child Education (next 12 yrs) 1 canara robeco Aggressive hybrid fund - 3000 /- 2 Axis midcap fund - 3000/-  3 Nippon india Multi cap fund - 2000/- Also need to start two more SIPs about 3500 and 2500 for 14yrs and 17 yrs target for kids’ marriage. Please suggest a fund for marriage goals.  Also need to invest a lump sum of 750,000/- for child education for which fund I will select, the duration minimum should be 7yrs or max 10 yrs for investment? Please suggest above funds are the right section or not? If not please suggest which fund I will refer to for retirement and Child education.

For Retirement: Need to do investments in Equity Oriented funds so that a decent corpus can be created.

You may continue with 1, 3 and 7 and for rest below can be considered

a)   UTI Flexi Cap – Growth

b)  Parag Parikh Flexi- Cap Growth

c)   Axis ESG Equity Fund – Growth

d)  DSP Mid Cap Fund – Growth

For Child’s Education:  You may continue with 1 and 2 and consider adding Motilal Oswal Focused- 25 Fund – Growth

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I'm contemplating a career change in my late 30s, earning Rs 14 lakhs annually. How can I navigate this transition while ensuring financial stability and working towards long-term goals such as retirement?
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