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On balance, MFs pip ULIPs as primary investment vehicles

Given their tax-free status, lower charges and improving returns, ULIPs cannot be completely ignored

November 29, 2019 / 05:03 PM IST
On balance, MFs pip ULIPs as primary investment vehicles

They were once criticised and even shunned by many investors because of high costs, lack of liquidity and relatively opaque portfolios. But unit-linked investment plans (ULIPs) are back in the reckoning as they move to more nimble cost structures and better disclosures. For investors, the comparison with the most preferred financial product of our time – the mutual fund – has become more intense after long-term gains from equity schemes became taxable from Budget 2018, while ULIPs continue to enjoy...

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