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Your Rights as a Mutual Fund Investor

Posted On Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has proposed to celebrate World Investor Week (WIW) from October 2-8, 2017 to raise awareness about the significance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities market regulators. Countries in six continents, which are members of IOSCO, would be celebrating this week as World Investor Week (WIW). NSDL along with SEBI are spearheading this effort in India.

Every mutual fund investor is entitled to some powerful rights. Rights that are meant to protect your investments. On the occasion of World Investor Week, we would like to share with you some important rights, your rights, which will help you be an informed investor.

Quantum Mutual Fund believes in only one motto - doing what is best for the investor, so be it innovating to create investor friendly investment processes to being the first AMC to willingly share the Charter of Investor Rights on our website; we would like all our investors to know why it is important to know all the rights investors are empowered with. These rights are bifurcated into two parts - Your AMC related rights and your Fund related rights.

AMC Related Rights

These rights are entitled to you to seek information or express views or demand in matters that are related to Quantum AMC in general. It gives you the power to ensure that you are given fair treatment by our AMC, your right to privacy or even share your grievances. Below mentioned are all the rights you can avail -

  1. Right to Fair Treatment - We believe in being transparent and treat each one of you equally. May it be your SIP of Rs. 500/- or Rs. 5,00,000, we always give fair treatment to all our investors & not discriminate based on investment amount or gender, age, religion, caste etc.
  2. Right to Privacy – Your personal and financial data is safe with us. We have a Privacy Policy which you can read here.
  3. Right to Inspect Documents – The documents mentioned in the Charter of Investor Rights are available for inspection at the office of the Fund at Regent Chambers, 505, 5th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400021.
  4. Right to Grievance Redressal – There is a formal Grievance Redressal policy in place. You are requested to click here to read the same.
  5. Right to Terminate Appointment of Asset Management Company – Yes, the termination of the appointment of the AMC can be done by its investors (unit holders). A minimum of 75% investors need to approve the termination.
Fund Related Rights

These rights are entitled to you to seek information or express views or demand in matters that are related to your investments or the funds of Quantum AMC. When it comes to your investments we would urge you, our investor, to be extra cautious and be aware of all the rights that you are empowered with. Below mentioned are all the rights you can avail-

  1. Right to Suitability
  2. Right to Understand Risks
  3. Right to Understand Scheme True To Its Label
  4. Right to Receive Fair and True Advertisement / Communication
  5. Right to Know Schemes’ Investments, Portfolio, Expenses and Accounts
  6. Right to Receive Details of Investments / Avail Services For Investments
  7. Right in the Beneficial Ownership
  8. Right to Vote
  9. Right to Know Voting In the Investee Companies
  10. Right to Receive Compensation for Inappropriate Valuation
  11. Right to Receive Redemption Proceeds and Dividend
  12. Right to Wind-Up the scheme

Knowing these rights will help you empower yourself and take good care of your investments. This is only to help you make most of your investments. Also we as an AMC hope that this transparency will bring more and more investors towards choosing mutual funds as their primary investment avenue.
You can read the detailed Charter of Investor Rights here.     


Disclaimer, Statutory Details & Risk Factors:

The views expressed here in this article are for general information and reading purpose only and do not constitute any guidelines and recommendations on any course of action to be followed by the reader. Quantum AMC / Quantum Mutual Fund is not guaranteeing / offering / communicating any indicative yield on investments made in the scheme(s). The views are not meant to serve as a professional guide / investment advice / intended to be an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial product or instrument or mutual fund units for the reader. The article has been prepared on the basis of publicly available information, internally developed data and other sources believed to be reliable. Whilst no action has been solicited based upon the information provided herein, due care has been taken to ensure that the facts are accurate and views given are fair and reasonable as on date. Readers of this article should rely on information/data arising out of their own investigations and advised to seek independent professional advice and arrive at an informed decision before making any investments.

Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks read all scheme related documents carefully.

Please visit – www.QuantumMF.com to read scheme specific risk factors. 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.

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