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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 09, 2024

Asked on - Feb 29, 2024Hindi

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Hi sir, greetings. Am 46 years old and have recently got a lumpsum amount of around 15 lakhs and want to invest them with a time horizon of around 15+ years. Please suggest me a portfolio for the same. In case if you suggest me to invest the amount in a split manner in the next 1-2 year duration, is it ok to leave the amount in the Savings account (have an option to get 7% per annum in one of the private sector banks) or any other suggestion in this regard please ?
Ans: Congratulations on receiving a lump sum of 15 lakhs! It's an opportunity to strengthen your financial position and work towards your long-term goals.

Considering your time horizon of 15+ years, you have the advantage of investing for the long term, allowing your investments to potentially grow significantly over time.

As a Certified Financial Planner, I would recommend a diversified portfolio that balances growth potential with risk management. This could include a mix of equity, debt, and other asset classes to spread risk and capture growth opportunities.

Leaving the entire amount in a savings account, even with a 7% interest rate, may not be the most prudent choice for long-term wealth accumulation. While it provides safety and liquidity, the returns may not outpace inflation, resulting in a loss of purchasing power over time.

Instead, consider investing the lump sum gradually over the next 1-2 years to benefit from cost averaging and reduce the impact of market volatility. You could divide the amount into smaller portions and invest them systematically at regular intervals.

For the portion not immediately invested, a high-yield savings account or a short-term debt fund could be considered to earn a better return than a traditional savings account while maintaining liquidity.

Remember, investing involves risk, and it's crucial to align your investment strategy with your risk tolerance and financial goals. Regular reviews with your Certified Financial Planner can help ensure your portfolio remains on track to meet your objectives.

Best Regards,
K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,

www.holisticinvestment.in
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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on Apr 20, 2024

Asked on - Aug 08, 2023Hindi

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Hello, I want to invest 10 lac INR for a long term investment. I need suggestion on the following, i understand to invest in the form of SIP. But want to get a suggestion on where should I invest this 10-20 lac first and then invest as an SIP over 1-2 years or even 3 years as per your suggestion. As currently lying in Savings account which doesnt yield more. Secondly I would need a help on good portfolio of funds for long term (10 years or above) for my retirement/younger child's education.
Ans: For long-term investments of 10-20 lakhs, you can consider the following approach:

Initial Lump Sum Investment:

Liquid Funds: Park a portion in liquid funds to earn better returns than a savings account while maintaining liquidity.
Short-term Debt Funds: Allocate to short-term debt funds for stability and moderate returns.
Long-Term SIP Portfolio:

Diversified Equity Funds: Invest in a mix of large-cap, mid-cap, and multi-cap equity funds through SIPs for growth potential.
Balanced Funds: Opt for balanced funds or aggressive hybrid funds for a blend of equity and debt, suitable for long-term wealth creation.
Child Education: Start a separate SIP in a child education-focused fund to ensure funds are available when needed.
Sample Portfolio for Long Term:

Large Cap Equity Fund: 30%
Mid Cap Equity Fund: 20%
Multi Cap Equity Fund: 25%
Balanced/Aggressive Hybrid Fund: 15%
Child Education Fund: 10%
Adjust the allocation based on your risk tolerance and financial goals. Regularly review and rebalance the portfolio to maintain desired asset allocation. Consulting a financial advisor can help create a personalized investment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on Apr 18, 2024

Asked on - Aug 29, 2023Hindi

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Hello Hemant, Greetings. Request a serious suggestion on my investment planning. Have majority of my savings into FDs due to my earlier conservative approach and even now am having the tax benefit as the FDs are on my wife's name where we do get the tax benefit. Also started significant portion into MFs which is a portfolio by itself of nearly 50 lac INR. My question is, I want to plan for my younger son's future and our retirement which almost have the same time duration of about 12-13 years. How can I go for my investment if am looking for around 5-7 crore of corpus by then ? What options could you provide me assuming I do have good risk apettite now as I have seen a good 5 year cycle in the MFs now. I want you suggest 2 options, 1 - With a fresh investment now and the products which I should go around and 2 - If you advise to use the fixed deposits also to contribute to the wealth creation ( I have a total of around 60-70 lac as FDs). So please suggest a good portfolio with the above 2 scenarios.
Ans: Given your risk appetite and investment horizon of 12-13 years, here are two investment strategies to achieve a corpus of 5-7 crore:

Option 1: Fresh Investment

Equity Mutual Funds: Allocate 60% of the portfolio (30 lac) to diversified equity mutual funds with a proven track record.
Direct Equity: Invest 20% (10 lac) directly in blue-chip stocks or through a well-researched stock portfolio.
Debt Mutual Funds: Allocate 10% (5 lac) to debt funds for stability and to balance the portfolio.
Gold or Gold ETFs: Allocate 10% (5 lac) to gold as a hedge against market volatility and inflation.
Option 2: Utilizing FDs

Equity Mutual Funds: Transfer 50% of the FDs (30-35 lac) into diversified equity mutual funds.
Debt Mutual Funds: Transfer 30% (20-25 lac) to debt funds for stability.
Direct Equity: Invest 10% (5-7 lac) directly in blue-chip stocks or a stock portfolio.
Gold or Gold ETFs: Allocate 10% (5-7 lac) to gold.
Regularly review and rebalance the portfolio to maintain the desired asset allocation. Consider SIPs for equity investments to take advantage of rupee-cost averaging. Consult with a Certified Financial Planner to tailor the investment strategy to your specific needs and objectives.
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Financial Planner - Answered on Sep 20, 2023

Asked on - Aug 29, 2023Hindi

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Hello Sanjeev, Good afternoon. Request a serious suggestion on my investment planning. Have majority of my savings into FDs due to my earlier conservative approach and even now am having the tax benefit as the FDs are on my wife's name where we do get the tax benefit. Also started significant portion into MFs which is a portfolio by itself of nearly 50 lac INR. My question is, I want to plan for my younger son's future and our retirement which almost have the same time duration of about 12-13 years. How can I go for my investment if am looking for around 5-7 crore of corpus by then ? What options could you provide me assuming I do have good risk apettite now as I have seen a good 5 year cycle in the MFs now. I want you suggest 2 options, 1 - With a fresh investment now and the products which I should go around and 2 - If you advise to use the fixed deposits also to contribute to the wealth creation ( I have a total of around 60-70 lac as FDs). So please suggest a good portfolio with the above 2 scenarios.
Ans: Based on your query, we understand that you are looking for investment options to plan for your younger son’s future (Education and Marriage) and your retirement life. You have mentioned that both goals have a similar time duration of about 12-13 years. You also mentioned that you have a good risk appetite now and have seen a good 5-year cycle in mutual funds (MFs).

To achieve a corpus of around Rs 5Cr by then, we have evaluated both the options:-

Option 1: Fresh Investment: This is the most recommended option from our end as considering your investment horizon and knowledge, we suggest you to rebalance your current fixed income oriented investments to equity orient funds with 20-25% allocation towards mid and small caps.
Benefits on shifting:
• Lower tax liability on returns generated.
• Tax deferment and compounding (higher returns) in long run.

Option 2: Continuing with Fixed Deposits (FDs) (Not suggested by us)
As you know, FDs are very safe asset class and yielding higher returns due to current interest rate scenario. Although, we all know sooner and later rates will came down to support the economy so does the FD rates.
Also, FDs as investment are not considered good for horizon of more than 5 years because:
a) Yearly taxation reduce the compounding and returns.
b) Equity generally outperform in terms of returns over the same horizon.

Final Recommendation:
We suggest you to shift 30-40 Lakhs from FDs and reinvest the same in a well-diversified portfolio of Equity and hybrid funds. Also, considering your goal of reaching a corpus of 5cr with current mutual fund investments it will require whopping returns of 20%+ on annual basis for a period of 12-13 years which is not very likely to achieve.

As a summary, allocate a total of Rs 80-90 Lakhs towards diversified equity-oriented funds and keep invested Rs 20-30 Lakhs in FDs in your wife’s name for taxation benefit.
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MF Expert, Financial Planner - Answered on Aug 30, 2023

Asked on - Aug 29, 2023Hindi

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