Banking Professional Fund Management

Fund Management

This covers products, markets,the process of financial planning, asset allocation, and fund administration. We also look at industry outlook & trends. This course is mapped to the NISM curriculum, and useful for the NISM/AMFI certification.

Overview of Fund Management

This covers products, markets,the process of financial planning, asset allocation, and fund administration. We also look at industry outlook & trends. This course is mapped to the NISM curriculum, and useful for the NISM/AMFI certification.

Table of contents

ChapterTopics
Mutual FundsIntroduction: Mutual Funds and their importance.Structure of a Mutual Fund: Various entities of a Mutual Fund and their respective roles.Net Asset Value (NAV): Basic understanding of NAV and calculation of a Fund-NAV.Loads and Commissions: Types of Loads and Commissions charged on Mutual Funds and their significance.Structure and Classification of Mutual Funds in India:Discussion on types of Mutual Funds in India, classified on the basis of Structure, Investment Objective, and Investment Plan.Risk Hierarchy: Relative risks associated with various Mutual Funds in India.Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Basic understanding of ETFs and their key features. Differences between a Mutual Fund and an ETF.Hedge Funds: Basic understanding of a 'Hedge Fund' and its key features.Fund Selection and Fund Expenses: Process of Fund Selection.

Do's and Dont's, and Ten Commandments for an Investment Advisor: Guidelines for Investment Advisors while selling Mutual Funds to clients.

Equity MarketsTypes of Markets (Refresher)*: Capital Markets and their classification.Trade Life Cycle (Refresher)*: Trade lifecycle of a financial instrument with an example.Market Participants: Market Participants in the Equity markets with perspectives on 'Buy' side and 'Sell' side.

Key Terms: Key terminologies related to Equity markets.

Bond MarketsBond Markets (Refresher)*: Introduction to Bond markets.

Key Terms: Key terminologies related to Bond markets.

The Indian Bond MarketTypes of Debt Instruments: Debt instruments and their classification. Money Market Instruments (such as Certificate of Deposit, Re-purchase Agreements etc.).Market Overview: How bond markets operate.Bond Market Regulations: Regulatory aspects such as CRR, SLR.

Market Players: Key players such as Banks,Insurance companies,FIIs etc.

Fund Sales Process & Client AcquisitionKey Roles in Front, Middle & Back Office: A discussion on roles such as Investment Advisory, Product Manager and Credit Operations etc. available in the Front, Middle and Back offices.

Fund Sales and Distribution (Stages): Client Engagement, Client Profiling and Targeting, Building Relationships etc.

Financial Planning & Asset AllocationRisk Profiling: Classification of clients based on the Risk-return principle.Understanding the stages of the human life cycle, analyzing the clients' comfort zone for investment, Risk Tolerance, determining investment objectives etc.Model Portfolios: Various asset classes,and portfolio classification based upon the proportion of various asset classes.

Portfolio Balancing: Asset Allocation, and how to balance the portfolio basis a client's risk profile.

Portfolio Performance MeasurementPerformance Measurement Parameters: Return parameters that determine the performance of a portfolio, such as 'Holding Period Return', CAGR etc.Risk Adjusted Return: 'Risk Adjusted Return' measures such as Sharpe Ratio, Treynor Ratio etc.

Performance Attribution: Analyzing portfolio performance according to asset class and markets.

Fund AdministrationFunds - Issuance Process: Understanding the issuance process, with discussion on various components of the 'Scheme Information Document'.Funds - Trading Process: A discussion on various aspects of a Mutual Fund trading.Funds - Post Trade: A detailed discussion on Post trade actvities of a fund, classified into broad areas of 'Investor Administration' and 'Portfolio Administration'.Portfolio Administration: All activities related to fund portfolio (such as - accounting, valuation and NAV computation etc.).

Key responsibilites of a 'Custodian'.

Regulatory Framework, Industry Trends and OutlookDiscussion on regulators such as - SEBI, RBI and AMFI.Investor Rights and Obligations: Discussion on various investor rights and obligations that a financial advisor should be aware of.

Industry Outlook and Trends: Challenges for Mutual Funds going forward. Product comparison and trends. Industry structure and future scenarios.

About faculty of Fund Management

H Jaishankar
Jai joined ANZ Grindlays from campus, and moved on to Citibank, and then to Deutsche Bank, as head of Foreign Exchange & short term Derivatives trading for India.

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