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Ramalingam Kalirajan  |3913 Answers  |Ask -

Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on Apr 24, 2024

Ramalingam Kalirajan has over 23 years of experience in mutual funds and financial planning.
He has an MBA in finance from the University of Madras and is a certified financial planner.
He is the director and chief financial planner at Holistic Investment, a Chennai-based firm that offers financial planning and wealth management advice.... more
Vaman Question by Vaman on Jun 22, 2023Hindi

I have following MF investments all regular growth all purchases on initial offer of ten rupees. 1) Aditya Birla Sun Life focused equity fund -1200 units 2)Dsp world gold fund -500units 3)Hdfc banking financial services fund 1200. Units 4) Hdfc defence fund 1000units 5)Hdfc flexi cap fund 50 units 6)Hdfc mid cap opportunity fund 260 units. 7) Hdfc flexi cap fund 30 units 8)Hsbc value fund 450 units 9)Hsbc elss fund 500 units 10) Kotak global innovation fund 1200units 11)Kotak international REIT fund 500 units 12) Kotak flexi cap fund 260 units 13)Nippon India low duration fund 10 14)Sbi blue chip fund 1000 units 15) Sundaram focused fund 1300 units 16)Tata mid cap growth fund 350 units 17)Uti nifty 500 value 50 index fund 18100 units (Units transfered form Uti focused equity fund) 18)Uti mid cap fund 700 Units 19)Uti flexi cap fund 1000 Units 20)Uti Master Share Units 21)Uti nifty 50 equal weight index fund (Latest offer) Sbi infrastructure fund 500 units Following funds are all regular growth from Icici prudential fund. 1) Pharma health care & diagnostic fund 800 Units 2) Manufacturing fund 4300 units 3)India opportunities fund 2200 units 4) Flexi cap fund 5000 Units 5) Housing opportunities fund 2500 units 6) Balanced advantage fund 550 units 7)Psu equity fund 2800 units Sir I want to invest in Uti S&Phousing fund and Icici transaction & logistics fund 1000 units each.. Should I make some fresh investments or invest by transferring from existing Uti fund & Icici fund I am 75 years old. No urgent need of funds. Advise how-to proceed. Redy for taking risk.

Ans: Firstly, let me commend you for your disciplined approach towards investments. Your diversified portfolio reflects a well-thought-out strategy, which is commendable at any age, let alone at 75. It's heartening to see your willingness to adapt and continue investing even at this stage of life.

Given your age and risk appetite, while you're ready to take risks, it's crucial to balance it with the need for stability and liquidity. When considering adding new funds like Uti S&P Housing Fund and ICICI Transaction & Logistics Fund, you have two options: fresh investments or transferring from existing funds.

Transferring from existing holdings might streamline your portfolio, reducing the number of funds to manage. However, this could also entail exit loads or tax implications. On the other hand, fresh investments allow you to diversify further without disturbing your existing investments.

Considering no urgent need for funds, you might explore transferring from funds that might have underperformed or align less with your current investment strategy. Still, I'd strongly recommend consulting with a Certified Financial Planner to ensure a balanced approach that caters to your evolving needs while optimizing returns. After all, life is a journey, and managing your finances is a part of that journey, requiring both wisdom and adaptability.
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Hello Sir , My Self Manoj ,I am 40 years old a salaried person , and investing in MFs Since 5.5 years I have below current ongoing investments Aditya Birla FlexiCap Fund -- 7000 p.m.(SIP) HDFC Midcap Opportunities fund ---4000 p.m.(SIP) HDFC Hybrid Equity Fund ----2000 p.m.(SIP) DSP mid cap fund ---2000 p.m.(SIP) DSP Select Focus Fund ---2000 p.m.(SIP) DSP Small Cap Fund 3000 p.m.(SIP) Kotak Equity Opportunities Fund ---2000 p.m.(SIP) SBI Blue Chip Fund -----64000 (lumpsome) SBI Small cap fund ----2000 p.m.(SIP) Nippon India small cap fund ----2000 p.m.(SIP) Invesco Small cap fund ---1000 p.m.(SIP) Tata Small cap fund ----1000 p.m.(SIP) Mahindra Unnati Emerginf Business yojana ----2000 p.m.(SIP) Tata Balanced Advantage Fund -----50000 Mirae Asset Mid cap Fund ---2000 p.m.(SIP) ICICI Flexicap fund -----70000 (lumpsome) DSP Equity and Bond Fund---- 32000 (lumpsome) DSP Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund ----23000 (lumpsome) Sundaram Emerging small cap series1---17000 (lumpsome) Sundaram Services Fund---500 p.m.(SIP) Tata Flexicap Fund ----17400 (lumpsome) Baroda BNP Paribas Flexicap Fund ----50000 (lumpsome) Icici Blue chip Fund ---400 p.m.(SIP) Edelweiss small cap fund ----2000 p.m.(SIP) Axis Flexicap Fund ----19000 (lumpsome) Sundaram Small cap fund ----98000 (lumpsome) ICICI mnc fund---- 6000 (lumpsome) Axis mid cap fund ---500 p.m.(SIP) Canara Robeco small cap fund -----1000 p.m.(SIP) BOI small cap fund ----1000 p.m.(SIP) Aditya birla multicap fund----50000 (lumpsome) Kotak Multicap fund -----25000 (lumpsome) HDFC world indexes fund of fund---10000 (lumpsome) SBI Multicap fund ---1000 p.m.(SIP) PGIM India mid cap oppportunities fund ---1000 p.m.(SIP) Axis small cap fund ----500 p.m.(SIP) Edelweiss focused equity fund ---21000 (lumpsome) UTI flexicap fund ---3000 p.m.(SIP) Quant Large cap fund ---25000 (lumpsome) IDFC mid cap fund ---25000 (lumpsome) White Oak mid cap fund ---20000 (lumpsome) Sundaram Flexicap fund ---700 (lumpsome) Canara Robeco mid cap fund ---2000 p.m.(SIP) Mahindra small cap fund---2000 p.m.(SIP) Total amount of SIP is roughly around 45k per month, Since December 2016 till the date now my investment corpus in Mutual Fund has been now 30.5 lakhs , also i have 30k invested in direct stocks in Indian equity Market. I have 3 LIC policies and 1 term insurance policy of 1 crore cover,I have Bank FDs in nationalised bank for about 27 lakhs , and 3 lakhs in PPF My Goals are 1) 2 crores for my children's marriage and education 2) 2 crores for buying home 3) 4 crores for retirement life (after 10 years) In total i want to generate 8 crores in next 10 years. Kindly suggest if i would be able to achieve the goals in next 10 years,and changes if required any Regards Manoj
Ans: Hello Manoj,

It's great to see that you've been disciplined with your investments and have built a sizable corpus already. To assess if your current investments will help you achieve your goals of 8 crores in the next 10 years, let's take a closer look at your financial situation and goals.

Current Investments:
Mutual Funds: ~30.5 lakhs
Direct stocks: 30k
LIC policies and term insurance: Not considered for investment purposes
Bank FDs: 27 lakhs
PPF: 3 lakhs
Total: ~60.5 lakhs
Monthly SIP investments: ~45k
Now let's analyze your goals:

Children's marriage and education: 2 crores
Buying a home: 2 crores
Retirement life (in 10 years): 4 crores
Total: 8 crores
Assuming an average annual return of 12% on your equity investments, here's a rough projection of your portfolio's growth:

Current investments (60.5 lakhs) in 10 years: ~1.87 crores
Monthly SIPs (45k) in 10 years: ~1.05 crores
Total: ~2.92 crores
Based on this calculation, you would not reach your goal of 8 crores in the next 10 years. However, you can consider making some changes to improve your chances:

Reassess your goals: Consider if your goals are realistic and if there's any flexibility in the amounts or timelines.
Increase your SIP investments: As your salary increases, try to increase your SIP investments to accelerate your portfolio's growth.
Rebalance your portfolio: Regularly review your portfolio to ensure it's aligned with your risk appetite and financial goals. This may involve reducing the number of funds or shifting the allocation between equity and debt.
Monitor fund performance: Keep an eye on the performance of your funds and consider replacing underperforming ones.
Remember that financial planning is an ongoing process, and it's essential to periodically review and adjust your strategy. It's also a good idea to consult with a professional financial advisor to get personalized advice for your specific situation. While it might be challenging to achieve 8 crores within 10 years, these suggestions may help you get closer to your goals.

Best regards,

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Ramalingam Kalirajan  |3913 Answers  |Ask -

Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 26, 2024

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Ans: Assessing and Optimizing Your Mutual Fund Portfolio for Aggressive Risk Appetite

As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), I'll evaluate your mutual fund portfolio and suggest potential optimizations to align with your aggressive risk appetite and long-term financial goals.

Analyzing Current Portfolio Allocation and Diversification

Your portfolio comprises a diverse mix of equity funds spanning various market capitalizations and sectors. While this diversification can potentially enhance returns, it's crucial to assess the overall allocation and ensure it aligns with your risk appetite and investment objectives.

Identifying Overlapping Holdings and Concentration Risks

Reviewing your fund selection, I observe potential overlap in holdings across funds, leading to concentration risks. Overlapping investments may increase portfolio correlation and susceptibility to market fluctuations, necessitating a reassessment of fund selection to achieve better diversification.

Assessing Fund Performance and Consistency

Evaluating the performance of individual funds over different time horizons can provide insights into their ability to deliver consistent returns. It's essential to identify funds that have demonstrated resilience across market cycles and outperformed their benchmarks and peers over the long term.

Considering Expense Ratios and Fund Costs

Expense ratios and fund costs impact overall returns and should be scrutinized to ensure they align with the value proposition offered by each fund. While lower expense ratios are desirable, it's essential to weigh them against other factors such as fund performance and portfolio management quality.

Exploring Opportunities for Optimization and Rationalization

Given your aggressive risk appetite, optimizing your portfolio to enhance potential returns while managing risks is paramount. This may involve consolidating overlapping holdings, reallocating investments towards high-conviction funds, and introducing exposure to emerging themes or sectors with growth potential.

Emphasizing the Importance of Regular Monitoring and Review

As a CFP, I stress the significance of regular portfolio monitoring and review to adapt to changing market dynamics and investor preferences. Periodic reassessment of fund performance, asset allocation, and risk exposure can help optimize your portfolio and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Seeking Professional Guidance for Portfolio Optimization

I recommend consulting with a qualified financial advisor or Mutual Fund Distributor (MFD) with a CFP credential to conduct a comprehensive portfolio review and optimization exercise. Professional guidance can provide valuable insights and recommendations tailored to your specific risk profile and investment objectives.

Making Informed Investment Decisions for Long-Term Wealth Creation

In conclusion, optimizing your mutual fund portfolio for aggressive risk appetite requires a strategic approach that balances potential returns with prudent risk management. By conducting thorough analysis, seeking professional guidance, and maintaining a disciplined investment approach, you can work towards achieving your long-term financial goals.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,
Chief Financial Planner,

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