Parameters while selecting debt fund: #1 Average maturity
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 5:03 PM
The average maturity of a debt mutual fund indicates the tenure or the time to maturity of all the assets held by the mutual fund. Higher the average maturity of the portfolio, greater would be the interest rate risk. The NAV of the portfolio with the higher-average-maturity will fluctuate more in case of sharp movement in interest rate than those with lower average maturity.