Awareness and Perception of Investors Towards Mutual Funds Industry

  • Raja Rehan University Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Saba Naz Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.
  • Imran Umer Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST), Karachi, Pakistan
  • Omais Ahmed

Abstract

In today’s volatile financial world Mutual Funds provide professionally managed, safe and less risky option for investment to the investors, that’s why throughout the world Mutual Funds are an attractive and most invested option of investment. But in Pakistan Mutual Funds are a relatively new market, less research and less known option by the investors. Therefore, the main purpose of this research project is to analyze different demographic factors that impact an investor’s awareness level towards mutual funds and to analyze different factors that shape the investor’s perception and their inclination of investment in mutual funds. Quantitative research method is used in this research with a sample of 150 respondents. Based on the sample responds it is found that different demographic factors such as age and education level play a significant role in increasing the awareness of investors about the investment options. Whereas the factors like transparency, fund’s reputation and risk management are involved in shaping the investor’s perception. This research can help mutual funds organization to better understand the perception of investors towards mutual funds.

Author Biography

Omais Ahmed

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST), Karachi, Pakistan

Published
2018-04-19
How to Cite
REHAN, Raja et al. Awareness and Perception of Investors Towards Mutual Funds Industry. RADS Journal of Social Sciencess & Business Management, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 01-14, apr. 2018. ISSN 2522-3208. Available at: <http://jssbm.juw.edu.pk/index.php/jssbm/article/view/51>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019.