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Identification of Factors Influencing Investors Perception Towards Investment in Mutual Fund

Journal of Commerce and Accounting Research

Volume 8 Issue 3

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Pooja Chaturvedi Sharma | Author(s) Affiliation: Assist. Prof., Mgt. Dept., Gitarattan International Business School, Affiliated to GGSIPU, Delhi
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Abstract

Mutual funds have opened new vistas to millions of investors by virtually taking investment to their doorstep. In India, retail investors in general rely on the information which neither provides hedge against inflation nor have positive real returns. He finds himself to be an odd man out in the investment game. Mutual funds have come, as a much needed help to these investors. Thus, the success of mutual funds is in essence the outcome of the collective endeavors of proficient fund managers and vigilant investors. Therefore, in the present circumstances, it is imperative to recognize the requirements of mutual funds investors along with their inclination for mutual funds schemes and their performance evaluation. This research study has an objective to analyze the perception of investors towards mutual funds as an investment avenue. The survey is undertaken on 100 educated investors of Delhi or NCR and the findings revealed that the major factors that influence buying behavior of mutual funds investors are fund characteristics, creditability, convenience, success factors, and fund family. The study will be enormously valuable for academicians, AMCs, brokers, distributors and other potential investors.

Keywords: Investor Buying Behavior, Investment, Investors Perception, Mutual Funds

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