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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 29, 2024

Asked on - Jun 08, 2023Hindi

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Dear sir, this is Iliyas Khan from madhyapradesh, I'm a govt employee. currently I have 50 k salary in hand and I am investing in MF since last november.I don't have any other investments or don't have any term/life insurance. currently I have monthly Sip in these funds pls give the opinion about my AMC and fund ,risk and expected returns in 15 years.I am increasing my investments by 10% every year. 1. quant small cap fund 2000/- 2. Quant tax plan fund 500/- ,3.Quant absolute fund 1000/- 4,PGIM India mid cap fund 1000/- 5. Parag Parikh flexi cap fund 1000/- 6.Mirae asset emerging Blue chip fund 1000/- 7.ICICI PRUDENTIAL DIVIDEND YIELD EQUITY FUND 1000/- 8.icici prudential equity and debt fund 1000/- 9.icici prudential multi asset fund 1000/- 10.hdfc long duration debt fund 500/- Please guide me for my investments and other financial aspects may be required in future.thank you
Ans: Assessment of Mutual Fund Portfolio and Financial Planning:

Current Investment Portfolio:

Your disciplined approach towards investing since November, coupled with an annual increase of 10%, reflects a commendable commitment to wealth accumulation.
The selection of mutual funds spanning various categories indicates a diversified investment strategy aimed at achieving long-term financial goals.
However, it's crucial to review your portfolio periodically to ensure alignment with your evolving financial objectives and risk tolerance.
Analysis of Fund Selection and Risk:

Small-cap and mid-cap funds such as Quant Small Cap and PGIM India Mid Cap Fund offer growth potential but entail higher volatility.
Flexi-cap funds like Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund and Mirae Asset Emerging Blue Chip Fund provide a balanced approach by investing across market capitalizations, potentially reducing portfolio risk.
Equity income and dividend yield funds like ICICI Prudential Dividend Yield Equity Fund offer stable income but may exhibit lower capital appreciation compared to growth-oriented funds.
Multi-asset and hybrid funds like ICICI Prudential Equity and Debt Fund and ICICI Prudential Multi Asset Fund offer diversification across asset classes, providing stability during market fluctuations.
Long-Term Financial Planning:

Considering your investment horizon of 15 years, equity-oriented funds may offer higher growth potential compared to debt funds.
However, it's essential to maintain a balanced portfolio by allocating a portion of your investments to debt funds like HDFC Long Duration Debt Fund to mitigate volatility.
Regularly monitor your portfolio's performance and adjust asset allocation based on changing market conditions and financial goals.
As a government employee, you may have access to certain benefits like pension schemes, which can complement your investment portfolio and provide additional retirement income.
Risk Management and Insurance:

As you mentioned, you currently do not have any term or life insurance coverage. It's advisable to consider purchasing adequate insurance to safeguard your family's financial future in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
Term insurance plans offer comprehensive coverage at affordable premiums, providing financial security to your loved ones in your absence.
Conduct a thorough assessment of your insurance needs and consult with a Certified Financial Planner to determine the appropriate coverage amount based on your income, liabilities, and future financial obligations.
In conclusion, while your mutual fund portfolio showcases a diversified approach towards wealth creation, it's essential to incorporate risk management strategies and insurance coverage into your financial plan for comprehensive protection and long-term financial security.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,
Chief Financial Planner,
www.holisticinvestment.in
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Sanjeev

Sanjeev Govila458 Answers  |Ask -

Financial Planner - Answered on Jun 16, 2023

Asked on - Jun 06, 2023Hindi

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Dear sir, this is Iliyas Khan from madhyapradesh, I'm a govt employee. currently I have 50 k salary in hand and I am investing in MF since last november.currently I have monthly Sip in these funds pls give the opinion about my AMC and fund ,risk and expected returns in 15 years.I am increasing my investments by 10% every year. 1. quant small cap fund 2000/- 2. Quant tax plan fund 500/- ,3.Quant absolute fund 1000/- 4,PGIM India mid cap fund 1000/- 5. Parag Parikh flexi cap fund 1000/- 6.Mirae asset emerging Blue chip fund 1000/- 7.ICICI PRUDENTIAL DIVIDEND YIELD EQUITY FUND 1000/- 8.icici prudential equity and debt fund 1000/- 9.icici prudential multi asset fund 1000/- 10.hdfc long duration debt fund 500/-
Ans: According to my analysis of the portfolio, you have hugely over-diversified the amount in numerous funds of the same category. Ideally, we should have only 1 fund in each category. A brief view on funds held in your portfolio is as follows, but please note that selection and allocation of fund totally depends on your risk appetite, objective, investment horizon, and other peculiarities essential for making decision.

I would recommend reducing the number of funds to 4-6 in your current portfolio and increasing your SIPs by 10% or more if feasible based on income increment every year. Choose a fund totally based on your requirement and time frame. This will help you to grow your wealth substantially over time.
1. Quant Small Cap Fund – The fund invests in small-cap companies, which are riskier than large-cap companies. However, small caps have the potential to generate higher returns in the long term only (7-10 years).

2. Quant Tax Plan Fund – The fund provides tax savings up to Rs. 1,50,000 U/s 80C (Only if you choose the old tax regime) with a lock-in period of 3 years, and the fund's performance has been strong in the previous 5 years.

3. Quant Absolute Fund - The Fund is recommendable for investors who are looking for a moderate-risk investment with the potential for above-average returns. The fund's quantitative investment approach has helped it to generate consistent returns over the long term.

4. PGIM India Mid-cap Fund - The fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity-related instruments of mid-cap companies. It is suitable for investors who are looking for long-term growth (5-7 years) and are willing to accept some risk.

5. Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund – The fund is doing well in the current market and has the potential to produce significant returns in the coming market but with discipline. It is advised to invest in this fund or to raise your SIPs in this fund since it diversifies your investment across domestic and international markets.

6. Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund - This fund invests in large and mid-cap companies that are expected to grow persistently. The fund has performed well, and you are advised to continue.

7. ICICI Prudential Dividend Yield Equity Fund - This fund invests in companies that are known to declare high dividends. Dividend fund generally defeats the main aspect of growth and affects compounding in the long run. Thus, it is suggested to cease the SIP.

8. ICICI Prudential Equity & Debt Fund - This fund is a hybrid fund that invests in a mix of equity and debt. It is a good option for investors who want to reduce risk via proportionate 20-25% investment in debt-oriented fund.

9. ICICI Prudential Multi-Asset Fund - This fund is a multi-asset fund that invests in a variety of assets, including stocks, bonds, gold, and commodities. It is a good investment option giving a taste of various asset classes in a single recipe.

10. HDFC Long Duration Debt Fund – This fund has durations of more than 7 years. Adding such a high duration in a portfolio is totally dependent on the interest rate cycle. It is not suggested to continue the SIP.
Disclaimer:
• I have just no idea about your age, future financial goals, your risk profile, other investments and whether you would have the nerves to not get unduly perturbed if stock markets go temporarily down.
• Hence, please note that I am answering your question in absolute isolation to other parameters which should definitely be considered when answering a question of this type.
• I recommend you to also consult a good financial advisor who would look at your complete profile in totality before you act on this advice given by me.
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