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  • 26 Sep 16
    05:21 AM
    India's equity fund managers, flushed with robust inflows in August, were quite choosy when it came to picking stocks. Amid net inflows of Rs 6,500 crore, they were net buyers of shares worth Rs 2,700 crore.
  • 25 Sep 16
    10:06 PM
    Retail investors have started putting their faith in systematic investment plans (SIP). In the ongoing quarter (July-September), the number of SIPs crossed the 10-million mark.
  • 12 Sep 16
    10:42 PM
    When the equity markets are rallying, investors often make the mistake of abandoning their asset allocation. They don’t book profits, and in fact, pour more money into equities.
    02:20 AM
    Atypical sales pitch: Sir, we are selling an open-end mutual fund (MF) which will give tax-free returns. The scheme returned 15 per cent last year.
  • 01 Sep 16
    06:46 AM
    India’s equity fund managers have done quite a job since the Lehman crisis period. Investors who’d entered at the pre-crisis peak in January of 2008, when the 30-share Sensex touched a high of 21,000, have managed decent returns.
    03:41 AM
    Launched in June, 2007, DSP BlackRock Micro Cap Fund is classified under the small and mid-cap category of the CRISIL Mutual Fund Ranking.
  • 24 Aug 16
    04:46 AM
    How much skin in the game does your fund manager have? If data compiled by Outlook Asia Capital of top 30 equity schemes comprising about 60 per cent of the mutual fund sector's equity assets are anything to go by, the answer is very little.
  • 23 Aug 16
    09:32 PM
    Iconoclastic it may be, but ditching bonus payments in asset management should lead to longer-term thinking.
    05:10 AM
    Investing in new fund offers (NFOs) is always fraught with risks. So, a fund with a closed-end structure that invests in the micro-cap category is to be viewed carefully.
  • 16 Aug 16
    05:17 AM
    Franklin India Prima Plus Fund and SBI Bluechip Fund are the new entrants to India's 10 largest equity mutual fund (MF) schemes in terms of assets under management (AUM).
  • 12 Aug 16
    05:36 AM
    The mutual fund (MF) sector has seen a remarkable turnaround in the past two years. Its assets under management (AUM) are at a record high, and investor count has shown encouraging growth.
  • 10 Aug 16
    05:40 AM
    While there are expectations of further rate cuts in the future, investors should start moving their debt investments to funds that maintain an average portfolio maturity of less than four-five years.
  • 03 Aug 16
    10:48 PM
    Many banks, brokerages, insurers and mutual funds have stopped opening or processing new accounts because they cannot upload know-your-customer details to a central database.
    11:20 AM
    Imagine a sales head at a fund house knocking straight into a fund manager's room and literally forcing him to attend an impromptu conference call with a large distributor at a time when the fund manager was in the midst of analysing his schemes'
  • 01 Jul 16
    12:43 AM
    Investors can look to create long-term wealth with mutual funds (MFs). Within the debt fund category, fixed maturity plans offer tax-efficient returns.
  • 30 Jun 16
    04:38 AM
    India's equity fund managers have significantly slowed their investment in stocks this month, with the ongoing global uncertainties. However, inflow from investors into funds through systematic investment plans (SIPs) are steady.
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