Advantages of Private Mutual Funds
It is felt that the entry of private Mutual Funds would encourage competitiveness in the financial sector and promote the existing investment climate. At present, many of the leading industrial houses, through their investment companies are already providing financial support to their group companies besides deploying their investible funds in a profitable manner. Thus, many of these private corporate investment companies have already carved a niche for themselves by registering excellent performance in deployment of their funds through their rich experience in portfolio management. Therefore, many of the private sector companies that have applied for setting up Mutual Funds are already proven companies and are ready for playing the game. The entry of private Mutual Funds could also lead to a lot of accountability about the transparency of their transactions, which had till now not been published by a few existing Mutual Funds. With the government stressing upon the private corporate sector and mass mobilization of funds by the private sector in the Eighth Plan, the entry of private mutual fund will certainly fill up the slot.