Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP) – Should you opt?

Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP) – Should you opt-minMotilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP) – Should you opt?

Motilal Oswal Investment Services is offering one unique feature called Target Investment Plan (TIP). Motilal Oswal TIP works based on targeted financial goals and recommend top mutual fund schemes based on the financial goals. How does Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan work exactly? What are the features of Motilal Oswal TIP where Mutual Fund Schemes are recommended? Should an investor consider such theme based Mutual Fund Schemes or just invest in Top Performing Mutual Fund Schemes? Who really need to opt such Target Investment Plans from Motilal Oswal?

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What is Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan?

Though this feature is unique, several mutual fund advisors or investors do this with their excel knowledge. Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP) is where one can input their financial goals along with tenure by which they want to achieve and mutual fund schemes recommendations and arrive the amount required for monthly SIP investment.

What are various financial goals you may have?

Motilal Oswal TIP is based on various financial goals, hence let’s quickly review what financial goals you may have:

1) Buying a Home

2) Buying a Car

3) Good Child Education

4) Child Marriage

5) World Tour / Vacation

6) Luxurious Retirement

7) So on…..

Investors keep running to chase above financial goals by investing in equity or mutual funds through SIP. Some of the aggressive investors feel real estate could be one option to achieve the above financial goals quickly.

How does Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP) work exactly?

Here is how this theme based mutual fund recommendations work.

Step-1 – Select Financial Goal

Step-2 – Select Gender (Male/Female)

Step-3 – Enter your name and contact details

Step-4 – Select the number of years in which you want to achieve your goal (for retirement, it is automatically calculated based on date of birth)

Step-5 – Enter the current value of the goal (in case of retirement it would be monthly expenses).

Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP) would throw some mutual fund recommendations based on the above details. You can click on “Invest” to proceed further.

1) Explained with an example – Financial Goal “Child Education”

Let me explain this with an example. Let us review one financial goal “Child education”. Here are the screenshots how it would look like

Step-1 –Financial Goal – Child Education Selected

Step-2 – Select Gender (Male/Female)

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Step-3 – Enter your name and contact details

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Step-4 – Assume that your child is in school for the past few years and you want to give foreign education in say next 12 years from now. I have selected 12 years.

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Step-5 – Assume you need Rs 25 Lakhs for foreign education.

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Step-6 – Now system says that the current value of Rs 25 Lakhs would be costing Rs 56.3 Lakhs after 12 years considering inflation. It also indicates that you need to invest Rs 14,000 per month to achieve the goal of Rs 56.3 Lakhs in 12 years.

Step-7 – Now system recommended 2 mutual funds for Rs 7,000 each totaling to Rs 14,000 monthly SIP to be invested. Means Motilal Oswal TIP says you need to invest in these 2 SIP’s for Rs 7,000 each to achieve your goal of child education in 12 years which would be of today’s value of Rs 25 Lakhs.

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Step-8- If you want to proceed and invest, click on invest and you would be taken further.

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2) Explained with another example – Financial Goal “Luxurious Retirement”

Let me explain this with another example taking Luxurious Retirement as goal.

Step-1 – Financial Goal – Luxurious Retirement selected

Step-2 – Select Gender (Male/Female)

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Step-3 – Enter your name and contact details

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Step-4 – Assume that you are 41 years of age and it would take another 19 years for retirement.

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Step-5 – Assume that currently you have Rs 50,000 per month expenses which you want spend even after retirement.

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Step-6 – Now system indicates that the current expenses of Rs 50,000 per month would be Rs 1.8 Lakhs per month after 19 years. It also indicates that you need to accumulate retirement corpus of Rs 4.3 Crores in next 19 years and need to invest Rs 33,000 per month from now on to achieve this corpus.

Step-7 – Now system recommended 3 SIP mutual funds. Means Motilal Oswal TIP says you need to invest in these 3 SIP’s for Rs 33,000 each to achieve your retirement goal in 19 years to accumulate Retirement corpus of Rs 4.3 Crores and to continue your same level of expense of Rs 50,000 per month today after 19 years.

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Step-8- If you want to proceed and invest, click on invest and you would be taken further for investments.

Should you opt for Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP)?

Let me first summarize what Motilal Oswal TIP is doing. It takes your financial goal, asks basic questions like contact details, tenure etc., computes future value and recommending some mutual fund to invest. While it is suggesting mutual fund schemes, more than 50% of MF schemes are from its own AMC (e.g. Motilal Oswal Most Focused 25 Fund or Motilal Oswal Most focused midcap 30 fund). Also I noticed that it suggests only from few selected funds (e.g. Axis Equity Fund or Mirae Asset India Opps Fund, apart from its own AMC funds). The scope of mutual fund schemes selection is limited with this approach. If you select just 2-3 funds, there is no guarantee that such mutual fund schemes would perform in long run of 10-20 years.

One can still consider taking Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan approach, but invest in a 5-7 top mutual fund schemes portfolio consists of diversified, large cap, midcap or balanced mutual funds outside of Motilal Oswal. Even if 70% to 80% of funds are performing well and others are average, you would be easily achieving the goals.

Readers, what’s your view on Motilal Target Investment Plan theme based mutual fund schemes?

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Motilal Oswal Target Investment Plan (TIP) – Should you opt?

Suresh KP


  1. Hi suresh 

    i want to invest my mony in mutual fund. my goal is to educate my child .

    my monthly limit is 5000 to7000 to submit in the same per month.

    so please suggest a best plan for me. please inform 

    1. Hi Ricky, You can look in these funds to start with. 1) Large cap – Birla SL Frontline fund / ICICI Pru focussed blue chip fund 2) Balanced – You can check HDFC Balanced Fund / ICICI Balanced fund. 

  2. i am a beginner & trying to invest..i am planning to buy 3 funds in Largecap,midcap & multicap…would you suggest something under the sleeve..Some say beginners start with Balanced funds & include atleast two balanced funds,,,please suggest.


      1. Hi Suresh,
        Thank you very much for your suggestion…Please help me with this…any additions (or) deletions…

        I am 31 & willing to start my first Mutual fund…i am planning th below funds

        Kotak Select Focus(Large cap)–2k…
        mirae asset emerging blue chip fund(or) Sbi small & midcap fund–2k
        MOST focused 35 Multicap (or) Aditya birla sunlife advantage fund–1k
        HDFC balanced fund—1k

        Please suggest me any changes & suggestions required..or any Deductions
        Thanks in advance

  3. If there is some time to research look in for the stocks on which leading fund houses park their money. Create our own portfolio based on that. This should give superior returns than any Fund house. Else as you suggested can invest on mixed funds like Small, Cap, Mid and Diversified funds and we can choose best fund house from your previous post. Think this is better than the above one

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