How should investors look at Fund of Funds (FOF)

Funds of Funds (FOFs) usually invest in other mutual funds. They may be typically required to invest in mutual funds scheme managed by AMC, or invest across other funds or schemes managed by different fund houses.

A fund of funds (FOF)—is also termed a multi-manager investment tool as it invests in other funds. In other words, the portfolio basically consists of other mutual fund schemes.

How a Fund of Funds Works

The strategy behind FOFs aims to achieve appropriate asset allocation and diversification with different mutual fund categories like debt, equity, gold, etc., that form part of your portfolio.

Key Takeaways for an investor FOFs invest in other mutual fund schemes. Advantages of Investing in Fund of Funds for investors

There are three key benefits of investing in a fund of funds Mutual Fund –

1.       Diversification

Fund of funds may has a portfolio of different asset class or sector, or fund. Thus it acts as a benefit for diversification and amplifies risk- adjusted returns that is optimized due to the portfolio.

2.        Professionally trained managers

Portfolio managers are skilled and qualified individuals that assess and analyze all risk and return factors through detailed investment strategies. This gives investors the benefit of professional management of their investments.

3.       Low resource requirements

It is important for every investor to analyze the particular FOF’s mutual funds schemes or any other category.

Few points to keep in mind as an investor

       1.            Stay invested for the long term: Make sure as investors you must lock-in your funds for at least 3 to 5 years to fetch desired returns. Also, ensure that you are able achieve your liquidity needs through debt mutual funds like liquid funds etc. Mostly FOF s in mutual funds follow a long term strategy, thus it is suggested to have a long term approach.

  1. Risk-Reward Payoff: Always remember that Fund of Funds are subject to volatility due to market fluctuations.
  2. Expense ratio

Evaluate the expense ratio of the Fund of Funds scheme.

       4.            Tax

Capital Gain Tax levied on a fund of funds is payable by an investor during redemption of the corpus amount.

Thus, Fund of Funds is a convenient option for investors who do not have the time to select the mutual funds for their portfolio.

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