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What is the Investment Objective of the Quantum Gold Fund?
The Investment Objective of the Scheme is to generate returns that are in line with the performance of gold and gold related instruments subject to tracking errors. However, investments in gold related instruments will be made if and when SEBI permits mutual funds to invest, in gold related instruments. The Scheme is designed to provide returns that before expenses, closely correspond to the returns provided by gold.
Tell me more about the Quantum Gold Fund or QGF.
Quantum Gold Fund is an Exchange Traded Fund also known as ETF.

ETF units are listed on stock exchanges and traded like equity shares. An ETF would have some underlying security or group of securities like an index, sector stocks or commodities, like gold. These underlying securities determine the ETF’s value.

A Gold ETF is fund that has gold as the underlying security. So, the value of the ETF is derived from the value of underlying gold. Gold ETF would be a passive investment; so, when gold prices move up, the ETF appreciates and when gold prices move down, the ETF price comes down. As Gold ETFs track gold prices, the only differentiating factor would be the costs borne by the Fund House.

Quantum Gold Fund – QGF is an open ended exchange traded fund which will invest in Physical Gold. It seeks to offer investors an innovative and cost-efficient way to invest in gold. Each unit of the QGF will be approximately equal to price of half (½) gram of Gold. Through the lower cost of operations and the availability of units having smaller denominations, QGF would provide investors an excellent means of asset allocation.

It is pertinent to note that Quantum Mutual Fund is India’s first and only Direct to Investor fund house and does not pay any commission whatsoever to distributors. Not paying commissions decreases the expense of most of our schemes and thereby adds to the returns of the schemes (subject to performance).

Investor looking for Portfolio diversification under Gold asset can invest in QGF. Some attributes of QGF are;
QGF helps to diversify your investments across third asset class which is GOLD other than Equity and Fixed Investments or Bonds.
QGF takes away your worry about quality as the gold backing the ETF is sourced from London Bullion Market Association approved refiners.
QGF takes away your worry about storage and thefts as the fund house takes care of all risks of storage and safety for a minimal expense ratio.
QGF helps to stabilize your portfolio against negative events as it is less volatile compared to equity.

What are the different options/facilities available under the Quantum Gold Fund?
The Quantum Gold Fund offers only Growth Option.



What are the different features available under the Quantum Gold Fund?
Systematic Investment Plan, Systematic Transfer Plan and Systematic Withdrawal Plan are not available under QGF.

Investors can avail of these facilities by investing in the Quantum Gold Savings Fund. Click here to read about Quantum Gold Savings fund.

Investors do have the option of regularly buying units from the listed exchanges and accumulating their QGF holdings.

Where will the Quantum Gold Fund invest? What is the Current portfolio?
The scheme may invest in the following Instruments:

Instruments Indicative Allocation (% of Net Assets) Risk Profile
Physical Gold 90% 100% Medium to High
Money Market instruments, Short-term Corporate debt securities, CBLO and units of Debt and Liquid Schemes of Mutual Funds 0% 10% Low

The AMC uses 'passive' approach to try and achieve the Scheme's investment objective. The QGF will invest up to 100% but at least 90% of its total assets in the physical Gold. Quantum Gold Fund endeavors to track domestic prices of gold by investments in physical gold.
Click here to view the current portfolio of the Quantum Gold Fund.
Can I hold the units in Demat mode under the Quantum Gold Fund?
The units will be issued only in dematerialized form through depositories. To avail the same you should have a Demat/beneficiary account with a DP.
Tell me more about the NAV applicability and cut-off timing of the Quantum Gold Fund.
To know more about the NAV/price applicability and related concepts please click here.
What is the Minimum amount I need to invest or redeem in the Quantum Gold Fund? (Retail investors and Large investors/AP)
The minimum amount of investment will change according to the category you fall under i.e. Retail Investor and Large Investor or Authorised Participants (AP).
Retail Investors- On the Exchange: Approx. equal to price of ½ gram of Gold quoted on the NSE. On NSE, the units can be purchased /sold in minimum lot of 1 unit and in multiples thereof.

Large Investors/AP: To read more on minimum amount for Large investors/AP please read the SID of QGF or please click here.

What are the entry and exit loads for the Quantum Gold Fund?
Entry Load: NIL*
* Not Applicable (In terms of SEBI circular no. SEBI/IMD/CIR No. 4/ 168230/09 dated June 30, 2009 it has been notified that, w.e.f. August 01, 2009 there will be no entry load charged to the schemes of any Mutual Fund.)

It should be noted that Quantum Mutual Fund has not charged Entry Load for any of its schemes since inception. We were one of the first mutual funds in India to launch schemes with no entry load, much prior to SEBI discontinuing the same.

There is No exit load if you wish to redeem from the scheme. (Retail investor can exit the scheme only through secondary market).
What is the current expense ratio of the Quantum Gold Fund?
Current expense ratio is 1.00% p.a. with effect from February 22, 2008.
Who is managing the Quantum Gold Fund?
Mr. Chirag Mehta is managing the scheme.
Click here to view his complete profile on our media center.
How has the Quantum Gold Fund performed?
To check the performance of the scheme you will have to go through the current factsheets.
Click here for detailed Scheme Factsheet.
What is the Benchmark of the Quantum Gold Fund? Why?
The Benchmark for the Scheme is domestic price of physical Gold. The scheme would primarily invest in physical gold with an investment objective to generate returns that are in line with performance of gold and gold related instruments. Hence, the benchmark is chosen as it is most suited for comparing the performance of the scheme with regard to its stated objective.
Tell me about the Tax implications if I invest in the Quantum Gold Fund.
Taxation of Mutual Funds in India can be divided in two parts Capital Gains & Dividends. Click here to understand the details on Taxation
How do I invest in the Quantum Gold Fund? (Retail investors and Large investors/AP)
Quantum Gold Fund is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) with the symbol QGOLDHALF.
You can buy/sell Quantum Gold Fund units on the National Stock Exchange, through your stock broker, or through your online trading service. Each QGF unit is approximately equal to ½ gram of gold.

The investment process will change according to the category you fall under i.e. Retail Investor and Large Investor or Authorised Participants (AP).

RETAIL INVESTOR -
Units of the QGF will be issued and settled compulsorily in dematerialized form. So you should have a Demat (beneficiary) account with a depositary participant of NSDL or CDSL.
You can buy QGF units on the capital market segment of NSE, during trading hours at a price which may be close to the NAV of the Scheme.
You have to instruct your broker to buy/sell QGF units and pay the transaction amount to him.
Also give standing instructions for "Delivery-in" to your DP for accepting units in your Demat account.
After the execution of trade; the broker will transfer the QGF units directly to your Demat account.
If you trade online, you can input buy/sell orders on your system at your convenience and pay the broker online. QGF can be found under the equity section, and not mutual fund section, of your online trading service.

A list of the ticker codes used by various member-brokers on their online terminals is given below:

Broker Name QGF Unit Ticker
HDFC Securities QUAGOLEQNR
ICICI Direct QUGOLD
Sharekhan QGOLDHALF



LARGE INVESTORS /AP- To read more on how to invest for Large investors/AP please read the SID of QGF or please click here
Please read the Scheme Information Document (SID) carefully for more details.
Click here to view SID of Quantum Gold Fund.
Disclaimer, Statutory details and risk factors;
Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks read all scheme related documents carefully.
Investors in the Scheme(s) are not being offered a guaranteed or assured rate of return and there can be no assurance that the schemes objective will be achieved and the NAV of the scheme(s) may go up and down depending upon the factors and forces affecting securities market. Investment in mutual fund units involves investment risk such as trading volumes, settlement risk, liquidity risk, default risk including possible loss of capital. Past performance of the sponsor / AMC / Mutual Fund does not indicate the future performance of the Scheme(s). Statutory Details: Quantum Mutual Fund (the Fund) has been constituted as a Trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Sponsor: Quantum Advisors Private Limited. (liability of Sponsor limited to Rs. 1,00,000/-) Trustee: Quantum Trustee Company Private Limited Investment Manager: Quantum Asset Management Company Private Limited. The Sponsor, Trustee and Investment Manager are incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956.

Disclaimer of NSE - It is to be distinctly understood that the permission given by National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) should not in any way be deemed or construed that the Scheme Information Document (SID) of Quantum Gold Fund (QGF) has been cleared or approved by NSE nor does it certify the correctness or completeness of any of the contents of the SIDs. The investors are advised to refer to the SID of QGF for the full text of the Disclaimer clause of NSE.
 

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