In today’s busy times, account statements are an indispensable service provided by banks and financial institutions. With their help, we can easily keep track of our savings and expenses. For ease of access, account statements are either sent to the customer’s registered email-address or can even be accessed via smartphone apps.
Consolidated Account Statements (CAS)
When it comes to mutual funds, it is important for investors to be aware of the performance of their funds. Therefore, following an amendment issued by SEBI (Securities & Exchange Board of India) all mutual fund investors are issued a Consolidated Account Statement (CAS). This is a single account statement which will contain information relating to all your financial transactions across all your portfolios and all schemes of mutual funds which you have invested in.
All investors who have made portfolio transactions will receive their CAS either on or before the 10th day of the coming month. This consolidated account statement will list out all mutual fund transactions or share holdings held by the investor. It will also include details related to all transaction charges paid by the investor for all mutual fund schemes.
For the purpose of consolidation, there are certain factors on the basis of which CAS portfolios are prepared. Hence for issuing a CAS, the factors which will be assessed are (i) Financial transactions which have taken place during a month, (ii) Identical holders and (iii) KYC compliant unit holders.
What Is Included In CAS?
A consolidated account statement includes details pertaining to all types of financial purchases and transactions like switches, merger, dividend payouts, bonus transactions, redemption including maturity, reinvestments, NFOs, systematic transactions like SIP, SWP, STP, etc. details pertaining to non-financial transactions like address update, nominee registration, bank details etc. are not a part of the statement as the intimation for such details is sent by the individual asset management companies.
Investor Details Included in CAS
A Consolidated Account Statement will include details pertaining to financial transactions along with the opening & closing share unit balances for each portfolio. It will also include other details like the mode of holding units, ISIN and UCC for each scheme and portfolio, nominee registration status, investor’s registered email ID and KYC status. The CAS will not include the investor’s sensitive information like their contact number, PAN number, bank account details, etc.
How To Obtain Mutual Fund Account Statements Online
If you wish to obtain account statements from individual Asset Management Companies (AMCs) for your mutual fund investments, you may do so with the help of CAMS Online. Visit the CAMS online website and click on the ‘Investor Services’ tab located on the top menu. Now, click on ‘Mailback Services’ from the menu located on the left. Next, you must click on ‘Consolidated Account Statement – CAMS+Karvy+FTAMIL+SBFS’. Once you have done this, you will be required to provide your operational registered email address and choose a password. This need not be the password of your email ID as it will be used by CAMS to encrypt the file which will be sent to you. Following this, you can expect to receive your account statement to your registered email ID within an hour. To open and view the statement, you will be required to provide the password which you had previously created. Additionally, you also have the option of requesting for a single folio statement instead of ‘Consolidated Account Statement’. You may do so by clicking on the ‘Single Folio Account Statement’ from the available list.
Mutual Fund investments will be subject to market risks. Any mutual fund listed in the document does not guarantee fund performance or its underlying creditworthiness. Do read the mutual fund document thoroughly before investing. Specific investment needs and other factors have to be taken into account while designing a mutual fund portfolio.
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