Portfolio Management Services (PMS) is an investment portfolio in stocks, fixed income, debt, cash, structured products and other individual securities managed by a professional fund or portfolio manager that can be customised depending on the investor's unique needs, specific objectives, and risk appetite.
Inherently, PMS offers greater flexibility with investors' money and can potentially generate higher returns than traditional investment avenues. There are a variety of investment portfolios, including large-cap, mid-cap, multi-cap, and small-cap, among others, that investors can choose.
Governed by the Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) regulations, PMS requires an upfront higher minimum investment of INR 50 lakh from the investors. Since the amount is large, this investment portfolio is suitable for money-savvy high net-worth individuals and investors.
Note: In India, most portfolio managers provide discretionary services.
Backed by a high level of expertise and investment research, PMS offers several benefits. Here are some of the most important ones:
PMS enables investors to achieve a customised portfolio. It allows investors to discuss and decide with the fund managers the securities or stocks to choose or avoid, thus, ensuring the desired portfolio.
One of the most significant advantages of PMS is that it offers a more significant scope for diversification. As a result, investors have a wider choice of products to invest in, such as real estate trusts, gold ETFs, foreign assets, structured products, and commodities, among others. These not only boost profits but also reduce risks because many of them have a low correlation with equities.
Investment in PMS connects investors with experienced fund managers who closely monitor investors' portfolios in line with the financial goals. Therefore, PMS has the potential to generate higher returns as compared to traditional investments, backed by robust risk management.
PMS investment comes with a transparent fee structure and provides investors with a detailed list of charges or expenses related to a portfolio.
PMS is regulated by SEBI regulations; hence, fund managers are required to provide a continual transparent disclosure of all transactions, fees and portfolios to their clients. Most PMS have websites or apps that help investors track their portfolio's performance and trading and view all information related to investment.
Primarily, high net-worth individuals who are risk-aware.
Portfolio Management Services are designed to cater to various investors, including individuals and non-individuals such as HUFs, partnerships firms, institutional entities, sole proprietorship firms, family businesses, and body corporate.
Professional fund managers guide and closely monitor PMS investments, helping investors in their wealth creation journey. WhiteOak Capital Group offers investment services through various investment options depending on the investor's financial goals and risk appetite.