Mutual FundS chemes are generally classified into 2 types viz.
A) Schemes according to Maturity Period:
Open-ended Fund/ Scheme
An open-ended fund or scheme is one that is available for subscription and repurchase on a continuous basis.
Close-ended Fund/ Scheme
A close-ended fund or scheme has a stipulated maturity period e.g. 5-7 years. The fund is open for subscription only during a specified period at the time of launch of the scheme. Investors can invest in the scheme at the time of the initial public issue and thereafter they can buy or sell the units of the scheme on the stock exchanges where the units are listed. In order to provide an exit route to the investors, some close-ended funds give an option of selling back the units to the mutual fund through periodic repurchase at NAV related prices.
B) Schemes according to Investment Objective:
A scheme can also be classified as growth scheme, income scheme, or balanced scheme considering its investment objective. Such schemes may be open-ended or close-ended schemes as described earlier. Such schemes may be classified mainly as follows:
Growth / Equity Oriented Scheme
The aim of growth funds is to provide capital appreciation over the medium to long- term. Such schemes normally invest a major part of their corpus in equities. Such funds have comparatively high risks. These schemes provide different options to the investors like dividend option, capital appreciation, etc. and the investors may choose an option depending on their preferences. The investors must indicate the option in the application form. The mutual funds also allow the investors to change the options at a later date. Growth schemes are good for investors having a long-term outlook seeking appreciation over a period of time.
Income / Debt Oriented Scheme
The aim of income funds is to provide regular and steady income to investors. Such schemes generally invest in fixed income securities such as bonds, corporate debentures, Government securities and money market instruments. Such funds are less risky compared to equity schemes. These funds are not affected because of fluctuations in equity markets. However, opportunities of capital appreciation are also limited in such funds. The NAVs of such funds are affected because of change in interest rates in the country. If the interest rates fall, NAVs of such funds are likely to increase in the short run and vice versa. However, long term investors may not bother about these fluctuations.
The aim of balanced funds is to provide both growth and regular income as such schemes invest both in equities and fixed income securities in the proportion indicated in their offer documents. These are appropriate for investors looking for moderate growth. They generally invest 40-60% in equity and debt instruments. These funds are also affected because of fluctuations in share prices in the stock markets. However, NAVs of such funds are likely to be less volatile compared to pure equity funds.
Money Market or Liquid Fund
These funds are also income funds and their aim is to provide easy liquidity, preservation of capital and moderate income. These schemes invest exclusively in safer short-term instruments such as treasury bills, certificates of deposit, commercial paper and inter-bank call money, government securities, etc. Returns on these schemes fluctuate much less compared to other funds. These funds are appropriate for corporate and individual investors as a means to park their surplus funds for short periods.
These funds invest exclusively in government securities. Government securities have no default risk. NAVs of these schemes also fluctuate due to change in interest rates and other economic factors as is the case with income or debt oriented schemes.
Index Funds replicate the portfolio of a particular index such as the BSE Sensitive index, S&P NSE 50 index (Nifty), etc These schemes invest in the securities in the same weightage comprising of an index. NAVs of such schemes would rise or fall in accordance with the rise or fall in the index, though not exactly by the same percentage due to some factors known as "tracking error" in technical terms. Necessary disclosures in this regard are made in the offer document of the mutual fund scheme.
There are also exchange traded index funds launched by the mutual funds which are traded on the stock exchanges.
Sector specific funds/schemes
These are the funds/schemes which invest in the securities of only those sectors or industries as specified in the offer documents. e.g. Pharmaceuticals, Software, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Petroleum stocks, etc. The returns in these funds are dependent on the performance of the respective sectors/industries. While these funds may give higher returns, they are more risky compared to diversified funds. Investors need to keep a watch on the performance of those sectors/industries and must exit at an appropriate time. They may also seek advice of an expert.
Tax Saving Schemes
These schemes offer tax rebates to the investors under specific provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 as the Government offers tax incentives for investment in specified avenues. e.g. Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS). Pension schemes launched by the mutual funds also offer tax benefits. These schemes are growth oriented and invest pre-dominantly in equities. Their growth opportunities and risks associated are like any equity-oriented scheme.
Duly filled in applications with subscriptions can be submitted at the authorized collection centres (list given at the end of this document) along with local cheques/DD payable at the authorized centres only. Payment by cash will not be accepted.
NRI’s on a fully repatriable basis-
In case of NRIs, payment may be made by means of a Draft in Indian Rupees purchased abroad or by cheque/DD drawn on Non resident (External) /FCNR Accounts, payable at the authorized centres only. Payments may also be made through Demand drafts or other instruments permitted under the Foreign Exchange Management Act.
NRI’s on a non-repatriable basis-
NRIs can invest by cheques/DD’s drawn out of Non resident (Ordinary) Accounts.
FIIs shall pay their subscription by way of direct remittance from abroad or out of their special Non resident Rupee account maintained with designated bank in India or as may be permitted by law.
Applications under (POA) Power of Attorney /Body Corporate/Registered Society/Trust/Partnership
In case of an application under POA or by a limited company, body corporate, registered society trust or Partnership etc., the relevant POA or the resolution or authority to make the application as the case may be, or duly certified copy thereof, along with the memorandum and articles of association /bye-laws must be lodged at the authorized centre along with the application form.
Presently, our Corporate Office and Area Offices are the only authorized Collection Centres. However, the AMC may at their sole discretion add or delete one or more collection centres at a later date if they so find necessary.
Note: The application form no. should be noted on the reverse of all Cheques and bank drafts accompanying the application form.
STANDARD RISK FACTORS:
Mutual funds and securities are subject to market risks and there is no assurance and no guarantee that
the objectives of the Mutual Fundwill be achieved. The NAV of the units issued under the scheme may
go up or down depending on the factors and forces affecting capital markets. Past performance of the
Sponsor/AMC/Mutual Funddoes not indicate the future performance of the schemes of the Mutual
The name of the scheme does not in any manner indicate either the quality of the scheme or its future prospects and returns. The sponsor is not liable for any loss resulting from the operation of the scheme beyond the initial contribution made by it for an amount of rupees 2 Crores towards setting up of the Mutual Fund. Investors in the scheme are not being offered any assured /guaranteed returns.
For any investments made during the initial offer period the statements of account will be issued to all investors within 10 days after the closure of the offer.After the scheme reopens for subscription investors will be issued a statement of account detailing the number of units allotted. The Fund will endeavor to issue the statement of account within 5 business days after processing of the application.A fresh statement of account will be issued after every partial encashment / declaration of dividend / issue of bonus units / further purchase of units giving the total number of units standing to the investors’ credit. On every such operation the previous statement of account shall automatically stand cancelled.
In addition, each unit holder will also receive an annual account statement as soon as practicable after 31st March each year which will detail the investors opening unit balance as of 1st April of the prior year, all transactions that occurred during the preceding twelve months and the closing balance of units held as of 31st March.
No unit certificate will be issued under the scheme. However incase of a specific request unit certificate may be issued within 6 weeks from the receipt of request from the investor at the appropriate authorized centre .
Total Unit Cap. + Reserves + income (net of expenses & provisions) + (-) Appreciation/ (Depreciation)in investment
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No. of Units outstanding
a . of a Specified amount in Rupees
b. Of a Specified number of Units of the Scheme
Where the redemption request is for both a specified amount and for a specified number of units, the Specified Unit request is considered as definite. In case of a Specified request for an amount in rupees the number of units to be redeemed will be determined on the basis of the applicable repurchase price. Similarly where the request is for a specified number of Units for redemption, the redemption amount payable will be the number of units multiplied by the applicable repurchase price. Where the request for redemption exceeds the holdings of the Unit holders, the account of the Unit holder will be closed and the entire holding to the investor’s credit will be redeemed at the applicable repurchase price.
Repurchase/ redemption shall be effected on receipt of the repurchase/ redemption request along-with the duly discharged Statement of Account mentioning the number of units offered amount sought for repurchase/ redemption at the authorised centre where the Units were originally purchased. The new statement of account, mentioning the units outstanding to the credit of investor, if any, will be sent to the investor separately and upon its receipt all previous statements of account will automatically stand cancelled.
On complete redemption of the holdings the investor’s ceases to be a member of the Scheme and would not be entitled to any further benefits from the Scheme.
Payment to NRI’s / PIO’s will be subject to relevant laws / guidelines of the RBI as are applicable from time to time.
Subject to RBI approval, in case of NRI unitholders the amounts due on redemption / repurchases (subject to tax deduction at source) will be credited to the NRE / FCNR account of the investor where the original investment in the units was made on repatriation basis by an NRI either through inward remittance or debit to NRE/FCNR account.
In all other cases the amounts due on redemption / repurchases (subject to tax deduction at source) will be paid by means of a rupee cheque payable at the NRO/NRSR account of the investor as applicable.
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1- Entry Load
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1- Entry Load
What is a Load structure?
Load is an amount that is paid by the investor to subscribe to the units or to redeem the units from the scheme. This amount is used by the AMC to pay commissions to the distributor and to take care of other marketing and selling expenses. Load amounts are variable and are subject to change from time to time. For the current applicable structure, please refer to the website of the AMC (www.licmf.com) or may call at Area offices / Business Centers or your distributor. Pursuant to SEBI Circular no SEBI/IMD/CIR No 4/16831/09 dated June 30 2009 no entry load is charged for all mutual funds schemes. For details on exit load, please see the SID/ KIM of the respective schemes.
b) The unitholders have a right to ask the trustee company/board of trustees about any information which may have an adverse bearing on their investments, and the trustees shall be bound to disclose such information to the unitholders.
c) The appointment of the Asset Management Company in respect of this scheme may be terminated by a majority of Trustees or 75% of the unitholders.
d) Units of the scheme are generally non-transferable. However, transfer of units, in cases outlined under the heading Transferability/ Transmission of units and subject to conditions stated therein, shall be made within 30 days from the date of lodgment.
e) Warrants in respect of dividends, if declared, will be dispatched to the unitholders within 30 days of the declaration of dividend if any.
f) Redemption or repurchase warrants will be dispatched within 10 working days from the date of their receipt of request duly complete in all respects by the appropriate Office.
g) The Trustees may, from time to time, add to or otherwise amend or alter all or any of the terms of this scheme, for duly complying with the guidelines of Government, RBI/SEBI or any other regulatory body or in the interest or convenience of the Fund or the unit holders. and any modification of the fundamental attributes of the scheme, or the trust or the fees and expenses payable or any other modification by the Trustees shall be made bearing in mind that the interest of the unit holders is not affected and no change in any of the above shall be carried out unless –
A written communication about the change is sent to each unit holder and an advertisement is given in one English daily newspaper having nation-wide circulation as well as in a newspaper published in the language of the region where the Head office of the Mutual Fund is situated;and
The unit holders are given an option to exit at prevailing NAV without any exit load.
h) An Abridged schemewise annual report shall be mailed to all unitholders not later than 6 months from the date of closure of the relevant accounting year and the full annual report shall be available for inspection at the corporate office of LIC Mutual Fund and a copy shall be made available the unitholders on request on payment of nominal fees, if any.
i)DOCUMENTS FOR INSPECTION:
The following documents will be available for inspection to the unit holders at the corporate office of the Mutual Fund:
1. The Trust Deed
2. Deed of Modification
3. Memorandum of Association of Asset Management Company
4. Articles of Association of Asset Management Company
5. Investment Management Agreement
6. Custodial Agreement
7. Registrars Agreement (as and when they are appointed)
8. Audited Balance Sheet of the Mutual Fund
9. The Securities & Exchange Board of India (Mutual Fund) Regulations, 1996
10. Offer Document of the scheme.
11. The Indian Trusts Act 1882 and the consent of the Auditors to act in that capacity.