About Mutual Funds

A mutual fund is a professionally managed type of collective investment scheme that pools money from many investors and invests it in stocks, bonds, short-term money market instruments and other securities. Mutual funds have a fund manager who invests the money on behalf of the investors by buying / selling stocks, bonds etc. Currently, the worldwide value of all mutual funds totals more than $US 26 trillion. The United States leads with the number of mutual fund schemes. There are more than 8000 mutual fund schemes in the U.S.A. Comparatively, India has around 1000 mutual fund schemes, but this number has grown exponentially in the last few years. The Total Assets under Management in India of all Mutual funds put together touched a peak of Rs. 8,07,546 Crores at the end of November 2009.
Mutual Fund Industry Statistics (India) - June 2014
Scheme Name Rs. crore Increase/Decrease Change (%)  
Asset Under Management (AUM) (YoY) 986,054 139378 16.46%
Asset Under Management (AUM) (MoM) 986,054 81516 9.01%
List of Funds Available in NSE
Benchmark Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Ltd.
DSP Blackrock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd. FIL Fund Management Pvt. Ltd.
Franklin Templeton Asset Management India Pvt Ltd. HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd.
ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company IDFC Asset Management Company Ltd.
JP Morgan Asset Management India Private Limited Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Ltd.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Private Ltd. Principal PNB Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd.
Quantum Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd.
Religare Asset Management Company Ltd. SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd.
Sundaram BNP Paribas Asset Management Company Ltd. Tata Asset Management Ltd.
UTI Asset Management Company Ltd.

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