Can NRIs Park Their Accumulated Wealth In Debt Index Funds?

Can NRIs park their accumulated wealth in debt index funds?


Can a middle-aged Gulf-based NRI park all accrued property in a debt index fund for normal earnings? Additionally, will it supply higher returns throughout risky market classes. Along with Indian markets, is it higher to allocate funds (index / feeder) in overseas markets like US, Europe, Could international locations, China, Singapore?

– Pradeep

To reply your first query, the dormant debt funds accessible in India right this moment aren’t fairly appropriate for producing common earnings. This is because of the truth that these funds are principally ‘target-maturity’ funds, the place good returns might be achieved solely by holding on to maturity. Whereas it’s ‘open-ended’ which suggests you possibly can withdraw at any time, doing so might be dangerous on your capital and / or returns. A very good possibility is to make use of an energetic debt fund, the place you may make decisions that fit your time-frame. For instance, you possibly can select an extremely quick or short-term debt fund for an funding or an income-producing interval of 1 to 2 years. You should utilize SWP (Systematic Withdrawal Plan) to make your withdrawals for normal earnings functions. Within the context of the second query, debt funds are moderately completely different from fairness markets and their returns is not going to be affected by market volatility. Diversification in worldwide markets is at all times a good suggestion. If the primary market on your funding is India, it is sensible to take a position 10% in US-market centered funding choices and one other 5-10% in worldwide funds investing in markets outdoors the US.

Srikanth Meenakshi is the founding father of Prime Investor.in.

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