Why you need to reallocate your portfolio in volatile markets?

Portfolio Asset Reallocation

How often have we come across the terms risk profiling and portfolio asset allocation? Okay, before you stop reading any further, let us ask you another question.

Do you have that one person in your family who is a self – proclaimed doctor? That uncle who has no academic background of medicine yet has prescriptions for almost every disease that you can think of?

Well, investing in India is a little like that. Most of us google the mutual funds which have given the highest return in the last 1-3 years. At best, we look at the number of yellow stars beside the fund name. And that is all it takes to start our SIPs. But, just like every Bollywood movie, there is always a “but” before every happy ending. And in your investment journey, this but is about the two terms we mentioned at the top.

So, if you they felt unfamiliar to you, well you definitely need to read on.

We are all unique individuals. Every person earns a different amount of money and has a different structure of expenditure. Some of us want to buy a house early and some intend to defer for another 10 years. Some have to think about educating two kids and some have to think about educating themselves more. So basically, we all have very different and very unique financial objectives.

Therefore the objective of investing is not to be able to select the best funds but to be able to fulfill your financial objectives. You might have selected the mid cap fund which gave over 40% returns last year but if you are planning to fund your wedding next year and the stock markets choose to take some rest, well, you might as well be doomed.

And this is exactly what risk profiling and asset allocation helps you identify. At CAGRfunds, we help each of our investors to first establish their risk profile. This means how much risk you should take, how much you are willing to take, how much you require and how much you can actually take. Subsequently, we mutually establish your ideal asset allocation which simply means where you should be investing your money and in what split.

Stock markets change every day. And so do your investments. But your ideal allocation helps you achieve your objectives. However, it is possible that market volatility over short periods and trend movements over long periods can alter your actual allocation significantly. And there comes the need of adjusting your portfolio back to its ideal allocation (which can also change over time).

While a lot of us have started equity SIPs, we find very few manage their investments periodically with the discipline that is warranted of them. For some the task is too complex and for some, they simply do not have the time. Therefore, at CAGRfunds, our algorithms now evaluate every single portfolio to identify the need for any re-allocation adjustments. This is an extremely important analysis for any investment that you make. Simply because this ensures that you are prepared to fulfill your financial objective.

Still not convinced? Call us on +91 97693 56440 and we will be happy to get candid on how this makes sense for you!

Women are increasingly leading investment decisions!

Financial Planning happened to be a male domain. But our experience at CAGRfunds has been different. If you look 20-25 years back, you would agree that homes had a very clear split of work. Women would be largely responsible for the house management while the males of the family would mostly be in charge of the money management. So all notices with respect to payment of school fees would naturally go to our dads. But if we think deeper, we cannot fail to notice how our mothers used to manage the domestic finances.

Times have been changing but not the traits. Women have been dealing with finances and managing them exceptionally well since forever. But what has changed is how evidently the skill is manifesting itself now. We realized this when we started meeting more and more female prospects at CAGRfunds.

Couple of interesting cases that we came across:

  • One of our female client was way more diligent and interested in getting investments started than her husband. She had been investing since before her marriage and discovered her husband to be restricted to bank deposits. That is when she decided to get a holistic financial planning exercise done and kick start both their investments. We not manage their siblings’ investments also.
  • In a few cases, we discovered that young women knew about mutual funds and investing whereas the rest of the family members were only aware of Fixed Deposits. Some such clients actually went back to their husbands and fathers to explain them the mechanics of mutual funds and NPS.
  • One of our client was extremely concerned about the fact that her brother was not saving anything. She chased us and her brother to start saving. She started by doing a con call with us and her brother to ensure that we rope him in. The duos are happy CAGR clients now!
  • A 22 year old client of ours had just started working. She was responsible for managing her family expenses and getting her younger siblings educated. Her expenses matched her income. Yet she wanted to start saving for the future. We cannot be more inspired!

As we recall our experiences with our female clients, we cannot express how inspired we feel to see that we have come a long way as a society. Husbands are increasingly becoming comfortable reposing trust in their wives and young girls are planning for retirement right in their first job.

This International Women’s Day, we appreciate and salute each of our female clients who decided to take control of their finances. We often wonder what financial independence means. But here we are, talking to hundreds of girls and women who desire to be financially independent in more than several ways. And what better way to celebrate women’s day than to contribute towards making more and more women financially independent!

To all the women out there – we are truly proud of you. And we wish you a very Happy International Women’s Day!