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Introduction to Funds


1. Fund and Asset Classes

In the Investment world, Investment types are called 'Asset Classes'. For most retail investors, mutual funds are the route to investing in these asset classes. Here is why

2. Nature of Returns in a Fund

Funds earn in specific ways dependingonwhere the investments are made, based on their chracteristics. Take a look

3. Nature of Returns from a Fund

We now proceed to develp our understanding of how investors earn returns from a Fund

4. Analysing the Returns In & From a Fund

Funds distribute dividends and investors also see gains through an appreciation in the value of the Fund

5. Net Asset Value

A daily indicator of investor wealth is the Net Asset Value, or NAV. This makes it a crudial number to understand. It needs to be calculated accurately as it represents actual cash that could be withdrawn by an investor redeeming units

6. NAV Based Transactions

Transactions: investments and redemptions, happen based on the published NAV of the Fund. Here is how that works.

7. The Valuation of Market Investments

It is clear from the formula applied for NAV, that valuation plays a key role. Let us build our understanding of that concept; and also appreciate the nature of the challenge and its importance.

8. Simple Valuation of Equity

We now look at the first asset class: equity. How is it valued? We used the most simple instance and straight forward method, to serve as your introcution to valuation.

9. Valuation of Bond

The next asset class that merit attention are Bonds and Money market instruments. We keep it simple: but complete!

10. Valuation of Global Holdings

Equities , if held worldwide pose specific valuation issues. Let us take a quick look at that!


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