Portfolio Management: 5 Must Have Investments For Every Individual

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 Amritesh no responses

Portfolio Management

Individuals are often confused when it comes to Investments. It is primarily due to the fact that wide range of products is available for investment. Individuals are often influenced by friends, relatives or even the promotional campaigns used by the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) companies. Thus, in this post I will discuss the 5 most popular Investment Product which every Individual should try to include in their portfolio. The aim is to ensure an ideal balance between Investment, Insurance, Risk and Return. Portfolio Management aims at efficient allocation of funds to avail the  best returns on investment.

The most important aspect which one should keep in mind while managing their portfolio is to diversify funds into various Investment avenues. This not only helps in mitigating the risk but also ensures that you are able to reap optimum return from the diversification of the Funds.

Portfolio Management: Must Have Investments

Pure Investment: Equity Mutual Funds

Investment in Equity Mutual Funds is one of the best options in my opinion. It may involve moderate risk but in the long run would provide the decent return on Investment. SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) is very popular form of investment. These funds are managed by Professional Fund Managers which helps in better management of funds. Individuals may also make lump sum investment in the Funds.

Retirement Plan: National Pension Scheme (NPS)

Retirement Planning should also be chalked out while you are young and earning. NPS launched by the government is a decent option to vest your money as the fund is performing pretty well which is professionally managed by fund managers. On attaining the age of 60, individual can invest certain percentage of the corpus in purchasing a pension annuity while rest can be withdrawn as lump sum.

Health Insurance: Mediclaim & Critical Health Insurance

It is one of the most crucial aspect which one should never ignore while planning your Investment/Insurance portfolio. I recommend individuals to opt for both the Cashless as well as the Critical Care cover. It will provide adequate financial cover in case of any medical exigency.

Cashless Insurance will take care of minor hospitalization expenses and treatment, or even operations which may be required by an individual or their respective family members, while Critical Illness Insurance will provide you with a lump sum benefit in the unfortunate case of your loved ones suffering from any major illness.

Fixed Return Investment: Public Provident Fund (PPF)

PPF will offer you the peace of mind. As the investment will earn fixed rate of interest as and when declared by the government and is devoid of any risk. The ROI (Return on Investment) is decent and one can accumulate fairly large deposits if remain invested for long.

Pure Insurance Plan: Term Insurance

Term Insurance is the cheapest Life Insurance Cover which every individual should avail as it is offers high insurance cover at very low premiums. Since it is a pure insurance policy it does not have any maturity value but in case of demise of the policy holder the nominee is paid the entire sum assured. Some policies offer additional death benefits coverage which may prove to be beneficial for your loved ones.

One may opt for the Term Plan as per the cover best suited for the individual.

Thus, In my opinion these are the 5 must have Insurance/Investment plans which every Individual must have in his/her portfolio to ensure that they are able to accumulate decent capital over a period of time along with adequate insurance cover.

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Amritesh is an experienced professional in the field of HR, Finance and Compliance. He is currently working in the IT Industry with an US based firm. He took up Blogging as a hobby which eventually turned into passion. He primarily focuses on topics related to Personal Finance, HR, Compliance and Technology.

All the opinions/suggestions/views expressed on this blog are just for sharing information. Readers are requested to consult their respective financial advisers and experts before taking any decision. Views shared through post or comments are personal opinion meant for reference of the readers. These should not be considered as Investment Advice or Legal Opinion. The Blog or the Author does not take any responsibility regarding any such action taken by any Individual.
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