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Can I build a corpus of Rs 5 crore in 15 years?

for retirement
I have moved to Kuwait and I plan to be here for the next 15 years. I want to build a corpus of Rs 5 crore in 15 years. Please suggest me the safest way of investing in mutual funds.
--Chandru Prakash

Tarun Birani, Founder and CEO, TBNG Capital Advisors, responds:

You have a long investment horizon. I would recommend you to have a certain portion of your investments in equity. As you seem to be highly conservative, I would ask you to go with balanced funds. You need to invest Rs 1,20,000 per month to create a corpus of Rs 5 crore at the end of 15 years, assuming an annual return of 10% per annum. Equity is a risky asset class. But debt mutual funds are also not 100% risk free. They have interest rate risk, default risk and others. So, we can only reduce the risk factor but cannot eliminate it completely from any scheme.
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