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An Empirical Study of Investors Behavior in Indian Mutual Fund Industry

13 PagesPosted: 1 Jul 2014  

Date Written: July 1, 2014

Abstract

Mutual funds have emerged as an important segment of financial markets and so far have delivered value to the investors. No industry can flourish without a proper regulatory mechanism. These initiatives would help towards making the Indian mutual fund industry more vibrant and competitive.

Since, the need of study has been aroused in order to see the factors influencing the retail investors to prefer investment regarding the mutual funds in Rajasthan, India. The study is based on the formulation of the following hypotheses: Hypothesis 1: Gender of the investor and risk orientation are two independent attributes of the investors. Hypothesis 2: Increase in age decreases the risk tolerance level. Correlation between age and risk tolerance. In order to study the factors influencing the retail investors to prefer investment in mutual funds in Rajasthan, chi square test, analysis of one-way variance. The present study looks at the small investors purchase behavior does not have a high level of coherence due to the influence of different purchase factors. If the study provokes the authority concerned to take some positive measures for expanding the scope of mutual funds investment.

Keywords: Indian investors, variables influencing investors decision, investors profile variables, dependent variables, independent variables, risk orientation

Suggested Citation:Suggested Citation

Sharma, Dr Preeti, An Empirical Study of Investors Behavior in Indian Mutual Fund Industry (July 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2461075 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2461075

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