Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund (KMMF), managed by Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company (KMAMC) has constantly performed over the benchmark for past 12 years. Kotak Mahindra AMC, the wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL) has offered a broad range of investment plans and various mutual fund types across asset classes to various segments of clients. All mutual fund schemes come with varying risk parameters and mutual fund returns according to the investors’ requirements.
Kotak Mahindra, the leading financial conglomerate launched Kotak Mahindra AMC which is the first AMC to launch a dedicated gilt fund to invest in government securities which is quite a safe investment option for risk-averse investors. The average Asset under Management (AUM) has increased significantly with each Financial Year.
Nilesh Shah is the Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Funds in which Debt and Equity teams are headed by Ms. Lakshmi Iyer and Mr. Harsha Upadhyay respectively. Mr. Harsha Upadhyay also directly manages funds such as Kotak Standard Multicap Fund, Kotak Equity Opportunities Fund and Kotak Tax Saver (ELSS).
How to Complete Your Mutual Fund eKYC
KYC (Know Your Customer) is a one-time customer identification process and a mandatory compliance requirement for investors who wish to invest in mutual funds. It has been made compulsory by the capital markets regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) for mutual fund investments in order to curb fraudulent activities.
The KYC Process can be initiated and completed with any of the following SEBI-registered intermediaries:
- The Fund House (Asset Management Companies)
- KYC Registration Agency (KRA) such as CAMS, Karvy, CSDL (Central Depository Services Limited) Ventures, NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) and NSE-owned (National Stock Exchange) DotEx International Limited
To complete your Mutual Fund eKYC online, follow these steps, and you’ll be good to go:
Step 1: Visit the website of a fund house or any of the above-mentioned KRA’s website and create an investor account by filling in your personal details and your Aadhaar-linked mobile number so that you can verify the account using that OTP.
Step 2: Upload self-attested copies of your Identity Proof and Address Proof.
That’s all. Your eKYC process is done!
Documents Required for Mutual Fund Investment
Here is a list of official documents required to validate the identity and address of an investor:
1. Identity Proof
- Aadhaar Card
- PAN Card
- Driving License
2. Address Proof
- Aadhar Card
- Driving License
- Recent Utility Bill
- Rental/Lease Agreement
How to Invest in Mutual Funds via Paisabazaar.com?
Step 1: Go to Paisabazaar.com
Step 2: Select the ‘Mutual Fund’ option.
Step 3: If you are a registered user, login onto the platform using your mobile number and password/OTP. Or create a new account.
Step 4: Choose ‘Invest’ > ‘Explore All Funds’ on the left side bar.
Step 5: Select the Kotak Mahindra Mutual fund of your choice. Now, all the details of the fund including NAV, risk level, etc. will appear.
Step 6: Enter the amount you wish to invest, select the investment type – SIP or Lumpsum, and click on the ‘Confirm & add to cart’ option.
Step 7: You can complete the payment using net banking of major Indian banks.
The mutual fund units will be allotted to you within 5 working days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is an Asset Management Company (AMC)?
A. AMC is an organisation which manages the pooled funds from numerous investors and invests them in various financial securities to generate returns.
Q. What is Net Asset Value (NAV)?
A. Net Asset Value measures the performance of an individual mutual fund scheme of an AMC. In essence, it is the market valuation of the securities the fund has invested in. So, the NAV per unit is derived from dividing the total market value of all the invested securities by total number of units issued. Since, the number of unit holders and valuation of securities change everyday, the NAV of a mutual fund also changes accordingly.
Q. What is Expense Ratio?
A. Expense Ratio refers to a small amount of fee charged by Asset Management Companies annually to manage investors’ assets. It covers the operating and managing cost incurred by the AMC. It is a percentage of the total assets invested by the investor.
Q. What is Entry Load?
A. When an investor purchases units of a mutual fund scheme for the first time, s/he is charged a small amount of processing fee by the Asset Management Company which is known as an Entry Load.
Q. What is Exit Load?
A. When investors redeem their investment from a mutual fund scheme, s/he is charged a small amount of processing fee which is known as an Exit Load. It is also charged when investors choose to switch between different mutual fund schemes of a specific AMC.