Why you Should Choose Capital Guarantee Plan Over Mutual Funds?

To do strong financial planning, it is imperative to look for options that not only provide financial security but also give an opportunity for wealth creation with the benefit of high returns in the long term.  Nowadays, there are many different investment options available in India, which offers the combined benefit of profitable returns and safe investment.

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To make an informed choice, it is very important that you consider different aspects like liquidity needs, risk appetite, financial goals and investment horizon while investing. Nowadays, investors often fear investing in the market due to the risk of losing money. However,  by choosing a safe investment option, one can not only cover the market risk but can also create a financial cushion in the long term. 

 Talking about the safe investment option, the Capital Guarantee Plan is a one-stop solution for investors who wants to enjoy the benefits of both worlds. Let’s read further to know why you should choose a capital guarantee plan over mutual funds. 

What is Capital Guarantee Plan?

Capital guarantee plans are ULIP plan that primarily focuses to safeguard the investors' money from any losses during the economic crisis. It is a combined investment and insurance product where 50-60% of the investment is made in Guaranteed Return plans and the rest is invested in equity. The plan can be purchased for different policy tenure and premium paying tenure. 

As the name suggests, the plan guarantees a 100% return of money invested towards the policy on maturity. 

Capital Guarantee Plan or Mutual Fund- Where Should you Invest?

The major benefits of investing in a capital guarantee plan are that the investment is 100% secure. This means that the plan guarantees that on completion of the policy tenure, the investor will get back the entire premium paid towards the policy. Thus, it protects the investors principal in this economic down term. 

The plan allows the individual to enjoy profitable market returns with zero risks to capital. Moreover, as an insurance cum investment plan, CG plan offers 120 times of monthly premium as a life cover from day

On the other hand, if we talk about mutual funds, then mutual funds certainly offer better returns as compared to the capital guarantee plan. However, the risk involved in mutual funds is also very high.  If we compare both the plans then it has been observed that a capital guarantee plan offers a better return than debt mutual funds. 

Moreover, MF being a pure investment product there is no life cover option offered under it.  Some of the other disadvantages of investing in mutual funds include high fees, tax inefficiency (tax benefit can only be availed in the ELSS scheme) and exit load.  

Mutual funds can be a lucrative option of investment for investors who have a high-risk appetite and who want to gain a high return on investment in the long term.  However, investors who are looking for a safe investment option should invest in a CG plan, as it provides the benefit of both financial security and guaranteed returns. 

Capital Guarantee Plan Returns 

For an Investment of Rs 1 Lac for 10 Yrs & Withdrwal after 20 yrs

Insurers

Guaranteed Returns

7 Yr Fund Performance

Market Linked Returns            (basis 7 Yr performance)

Total Returns

Tata Aia Life

           10,15,280 

19.42%

                                        81,42,870 

                 91,58,150 

HDFC

           10,00,006 

14.97%

                                        41,40,231 

                 51,40,237 

Birla Sun Life

           10,00,200 

16.83%

                                        47,85,647 

                 57,85,847 

Bajaj Allianz Life

           10,00,004 

15.87%

                                        48,06,889 

                 58,06,893 

* The rate of return is as of June 26, 2021

Note- Figures may vary based on the market performance 

Why is Now the Right Time to Invest?

As the Sensex and equity markets at record has hit the low levels, it is expected to only go up after the Corona Virus Epidemic is over and the returns after 1 year can be as high as 100%. Also, Sensex is on the road to recovery and have recovered from lows of  28K to 35K in June.  The Sensex has increased by 82% after the first wave of COVID-1. The sharp fall of the market creates an investment opportunity, and with the past experience, it has been studied that the Sensex overcomes the global virus outbreak over the long term. 

Epidemic 

SARS

Jan- Mar 2008

EBOLA

Dec 2013- Jan 2014

COVID-19

Jan 2020-Mar 2020 (First Wave)

COVID-19

April 2021

(Second Wave)

Fall During Outbreak

-10%

-3.0%

-33.6%

-6.36%

Return After 1 year 

84.0%

42.5%

82%

-

Wrapping it Up!

Investing in a good plan not only result in good profit but also secures the life of an individual. The money invested now will help to create a financial cushion in the long term. Thus, the investor should plan to invest as per their risk taking capacity and financial needs. With the advantages of a capital guarantee plan like, 100% guaranteed return, tax efficiency and life cover, it is one of the best options to grow your corpus for the long-term without getting affected by the market fluctuations.

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