Expense Account, Mint
What do you expect your mutual fund to do? It is worth asking and answering this question as we carry out Mint Money’s biannual exercise of examining Mint50—the portfolio of investment-worthy funds that the Mint Money team curates. A quick word on why we do this. Indian households have a high savings rate but most of this lies in inflation-unfriendly deposits and traditional insurance plans. A gradual move up the risk scale would benefit the investors but that has not happened and fewer than 15% of Indians expose their money to equity, either directly or through funds. Similar looking products promising to do the same thing—long-term corpus building that come from three different regulators—seem to be confusing investors.