Portfolio Management is the art of selecting the right “portfolio of stocks” for individuals with a certain objective, philosophy and theme. Management plays a crucial role here, since there is direct and more frequent stock picking ideas exercised.
In other words, Portfolio management refers to managing an individual’s investments in the form of bonds, shares, cash, mutual funds so that an investor earns the maximum profits within the stipulated time frame as per his risk appetite, under the expert guidance of portfolio managers.
Need for Portfolio Management
- Customised investment options
- Theme based investment strategies
- Active portfolio management
Types of Portfolio Management
Portfolio Management is further of the following types:
- Active Portfolio Management: As the name suggests, in an active portfolio management service, the portfolio managers are actively involved in buying and selling of securities to ensure maximum profits to individuals.
- Passive Portfolio Management: In a passive portfolio management, the portfolio manager deals with a fixed portfolio designed to match the current market scenario.
- Discretionary Portfolio management services: In Discretionary portfolio management services, an individual authorizes a portfolio manager to take care of his financial needs on his behalf. The individual issues money to the portfolio manager who in turn takes care of all his investment needs, paper work, documentation, filing and so on. In discretionary portfolio management, the portfolio manager has full rights to take decisions on his client’s behalf.
- Non-Discretionary Portfolio management services: In non discretionary portfolio management services, the portfolio manager can merely advise the client what is good and bad for him but the client reserves full right to take his own decisions.
How it works?
The investor and the portfolio manager enter into an agreement detailing the investment strategy, type of management, active, passive, type of profit sharing, fee only or profit sharinng and other details. The investor can offer either a sum of up toRs 25 lakh or stocks worth this much. PMS are offered on discretionary as well as non-discretionary basis. In the former, the manager takes investment decisions and has the power of attorney to manage the investor’s demat account. In nondiscretionary, he merely suggests investment ideas; the rest is the investor’s prerogative.
The fees associated with PMS, is the entry load which ranges from 1-3.5%, Fund management fee which ranges from 1.50%2.50%, exit load, custodian fee of 0.30-0.50%, fund management charges and administration costs are at extra.
- Focus on Return on Net Worth : Companies which are likely to earn 20-25 % on its net worth going forward.
- Margin of safety : To purchase a piece of great business at a fraction of its true value.
- Balance between growth and value :
- The focus is on buying undervalued companies
- Buying stable earnings / cash flows in reasonably priced assets
- Long-term investment View : Strongly believe that “Money is made by investing for the long term”
- Bottom Up Approach : To identify potential long-term wealth creators by focusing on individual companies and their management bandwidth.
- Focused Strategy Construct : The strategy should not consist of more than 15-20 stocks
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