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SEBI Investor Education Programme
Different investment avenues are available to investors. Mutual funds also offer good investment opportunities to the investors. Like all investments, they also carry certain risks. The investors should compare the risks and expected returns after adjustment of tax on various instruments while taking investment decisions. The investors may seek advice from experts while making investment decisions.
With an objective to make the investors aware of functioning of mutual funds, an attempt has been made to provide information in question-answer format which may help the investors in taking investment decisions.
What is a mutual fund?
What is the history of Mutual Funds in India and role of SEBI in mutual funds industry?
How is a mutual fund set up?
What is Net Asset Value (NAV) of a scheme?
How is the applicable NAV determined?
What are the different types of mutual fund schemes?
What are sector specific funds/schemes?
What are Tax Saving Schemes?
What is a Fund of Funds (FoF) scheme?
What are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?
What is a capital protection-oriented scheme?
What is a Load or no-load Fund?
Can a mutual fund impose fresh load or increase the load beyond the level mentioned in the offer documents?
What is sale and repurchase/redemption price?
What is expense ratio?
What is a consolidated account statement (CAS)?
Do I need to pay anything to the distributor who sells me mutual fund schemes?
How does an investor know how much commission the distributor is earning and what is the TER being charged in a scheme?
Can a mutual fund change the asset allocation while deploying funds of investors?
How to invest in a scheme of a mutual fund?
What is application supported by blocked amounts (ASBA)?
How to fill up the application form of a mutual fund scheme?
What is a direct plan?
What is a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)?
Can I invest in Cash?
Can non-resident Indians (NRIs) invest in mutual funds?
How much should one invest in debt or equity oriented schemes?
What should an investor look into an offer document?
When will the investor get certificate or statement of account after investing in a mutual fund?
As a unit holder, how much time will it take to receive dividends/repurchase proceeds?
Can a mutual fund change the nature of the scheme from the one specified in the offer document?
How will an investor come to know about the changes, if any, which may occur in the mutual fund?
How to know the performance of a mutual fund scheme?
How to know where the mutual fund scheme has invested the money mobilized from investors?
Is there any difference between investing in a mutual fund and in an initial public offering (IPO) of a company?
If schemes in the same category of different mutual funds are available, should one choose a scheme with lower NAV?
How to choose a scheme for investment from a number of schemes available?
Are the companies having names like mutual benefit the same as mutual funds schemes?
Where can an investor look out for information on mutual funds?
Where can I check whether there is any unclaimed amount (dividend/redemption) in my name lying with a mutual fund?
Can an investor appoint a nominee for his investment in units of a mutual fund?
If mutual fund scheme is wound up, what happens to money invested?
How can investors redress their complaints?
What is SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES)?
FAQs for Intermediaries
What is the procedure for registering a mutual fund with SEBI?
What is the annual fee payable by a MF/AMC?
What is the filing fee for an offer document?
What are the limitations on the fees and expenses that can be charged to a scheme?
Is service tax included in the limit of expenses?
What is the duration of validity of SEBI observations on SID?
What is the procedure for Change in the Controlling Interest of the Asset Management Company?
Updated as of May 26, 2016
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