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Mutual Funds (Advanced) Module Syllabus


The mutual fund industry has come to involve an imperative place in India. It shapes an imperative piece of the capital market, giving the advantages of an enhanced portfolio and master fund administration to a substantial number of financial specialists, especially little speculators. With the change in the arrangement of the venture through business sectors, the need and extension for mutual fund tasks have expanded massively.

This module goes for giving a far-reaching and inside and out information about mutual funds.


Why should one take this course?

  • To have a comprehensive and broad based knowledge about the mutual fund industry.
  • To get acquainted with mutual fund operations, valuation of investments by mutual fund schemes, mutual fund accounting, and rules & regulations.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Students of Management and Commerce
  • Finance Professionals
  • Stock Analysts
  • Employees with banks, mutual funds, and financial institutions
  • Anybody having interest in this subject

Mutual Funds (Advanced) Module Syllabus

Mutual Funds in perspective

  1. Mutual Funds
  2. Portfolio Management Schemes (PMS)
  3. Hedge Funds
  4. Venture Capital Funds & Private Equity Funds

Investments by Mutual Fund Schemes

  1. Equity
  2. Debt
  3. Derivatives
  4. Gold
  5. Real Estate
  6. International Investments

Valuation of Investments by Mutual Fund Schemes

  1. Equity: (i) Traded Securities (ii) Non-Traded / Thinly Traded / Unlisted Equities (iii) Warrants (iv) Rights
  2. Debt: (i) Money market and debt securities with residual maturity of up to 91 days (ii) Money market and debt securities with residual maturity of over 91 days (iii) Provisioning for Non-Performing Assets (NPA)

(iv) Re-classification of Non-Performing Assets (NPA) and (v) Provisioning & Re-classification in case of re-scheduling

  1. Gold
  2. Real Estate

Mutual Fund Accounting

  1. Accounting for Income, Gains & Losses from investments
  2. Accounting for expenses
  3. Determining the NAV
  4. Accounting for Load
  5. Distributable Reserves

Novel Portfolio Structures in Mutual Fund Schemes

  1. Index Funds
  2. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  3. Arbitrage Funds
  4. Monthly Income Plans (MIP)
  5. Fixed Maturity Plans (FMP)
  6. Capital Protecting Oriented schemes

Quantitative Evaluation of Mutual Fund Schemes

  1. Returns – XIRR, Dividend Re-investment (CAGR), Compounding of periodic returns
  2. Risk – (i) Standard Deviation (ii) Beta (iii) Weighted Average Maturity (iv) Modified Duration
  3. Risk-Adjusted Returns – (i) Sharpe ratio (ii) Sortino ratio (ii ) Treynor ratio (iv) Jensen’s Alpha

Cut-off Time Regulations & Time Stamping

  1. Cut off Timing: (i) Liquid schemes & plans – Subscriptions (ii) Liquid schemes & plans – Re-Purchases

(iii) Other than Liquid schemes & plans – Subscriptions (iv) Other than Liquid schemes & plans – Repurchases

  1. Official Points of Acceptance (PoA)
  2. Time Stamping requirements

Investment in Mutual Funds through Exchange

  1. Listed Schemes
  2. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  3. Mutual Fund Service System (MFSS) – (i) Subscription (physical mode) (ii) Subscription (Demat mode)

(iii) Redemption (Physical Mode) (iv) Redemption (Demat Mode)

Non-Resident Investment in Indian MF Schemes

  1. Investment by NRIs / PIOs – repatriable basis and non-repatriable basis
  2. Investment by Foreign Institutional Investors
  3. Investment by Qualified Foreign Investors – (i) Direct Route (Demat) (ii) Indirect Route (Unit Confirmation Receipts – UCR)
        1. ical mode) (ii) Subscription (Demat mode)

        (iii) Redemption (Physical Mode) (iv) Redemption (Demat Mode)

Investment by Indians in International MF Schemes

  1. Foreign Direct Investment and Portfolio Investment
  2. Investing in International Mutual Fund Schemes – (i) Need to understand the international financial market (ii) Need to understand regulations regarding permissible investment (iii) Need to understand regulations regarding taxation (iv) Need to understand regulations regarding repatriation (v) Foreign currency risk (vi) Transaction costs
  3. Why invest abroad?
  4. International Fund of Funds

Mutual Fund Taxation

  1. Mutual Fund Tax Provisions – (i) Securities Transaction Tax (STT) (ii) Capital Gains Tax (iii) Tax on Income Distributed (iv) Tax deducted at source (TDS) / withholding tax
  2. Compounding Wealth, Gross of Tax – (i) Bank Fixed Deposit (ii) Mutual Fund
  3. Dividend Payout and Growth Options within schemes
  4. Double Indexation
  5. Setting Off & Carry Forward of losses
  6. Dividend stripping

SID, SAI, KIM and Fact Sheets

  1. Scheme Information Document (SID)
  2. Statement of Additional Information (SAI)
  3. Key Information Memorandum (KIM)
  4. Fund Account Statements / Consolidated Statement of Accounts
  5. Fact Sheets