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domestic insurers play contra as mutual funds lap up shares




domestic insurers have largely remained on the sidelines even as mutual funds (mfs) have stepped up their purchase of shares in the past two years. mfs have bought shares worth rs 1.8 trillion from january 2016 to date. domestic institutional investors (diis) as a category, which mainly comprise mfs...



readers' corner: mutual funds | business standard news




i am new to investing in mutual funds. can you help me understand when investors should choose dividend option instead of growth in a mutual fund? mutual funds provide investors with two options, dividend and growth option. though they have different net asset values (nav), their investment objectiv...



flows into india's equity mutual funds nearly treble throughout 2017




money was pouring in for india's equity mutual funds (mfs) through 2017. domestic investors pumped in rs 1.5 trillion in equity-related mf schemes during the year, making it the best in the sector's history. large-scale participation from small investors, with systematic investments reaching rs 60 b...



mutual funds getting stronger but fiis still dictate




nifty hits new all-time highbusiness standardfii flows continue to sway markets, even if domestic funds go the other waymumbai  may 4, 2017 last updated at 23:26 isthttp://mybs.in/2uve0hl



mutual funds with feet of clay




in the last decade, the mutual fund industry has grown remarkably. however, we remain stuck with a fledgling bond market. with a large base of assets, ordinary fluctuations can lead to a day of large sales by mutual funds, which will kick off a large drop in bond prices, which can trigger off more r...



sebi asks mutual funds to downplay 'sahi hai' campaign




the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) has asked industry body, the association of mutual funds in india (amfi), to tone down its hugely successful advertisement campaign, which goes with the slogan ‘mutual funds sahi hai’.  the securities market regulator is concerned that the adver...



insurance stocks become fund managers' favourites




stocks of insurance companies are emerging as one of the favourites of domestic mutual fund (mf) managers. until last year, the insurance sector had little or no representation in the stock market. but, a slew of big-ticket listings have caught the fancy of money managers, who are constantly on the ...



equity mutual funds inflow triples to rs 80,000 cr in april-september fy18




equity mutual funds registered an inflow of over rs 80,000 crore in april-september 2017, a three-fold growth from the year-ago period, mainly due to the ongoing shift of household savings from real estate and gold to such financial products. the strong inflows have pushed the asset base of equity m...



looking at balanced funds over banks fixed deposits: what you should know




not just equity funds, even balanced funds have seen huge participation from investors over the past one year as equity markets touched new highs. data from the association of mutual funds in india (amfi) shows that in calendar year 2017 balanced funds saw net inflows of over rs 840 billion. photo: ...



msci opens doors to chinese stocks, argentina will have to wait




us index provider msci said it will add domestic chinese equities to its global emerging markets benchmark index.msci decided not to add argentina to the index and will consult on adding saudi arabia. nigeria will remain a frontier market, awaiting further review. the "a" shares are expected to make...



tipping point: do mutual funds also have to be linked with aadhaar?




do mutual funds also have to be linked with aadhaar?   yes, after your pan, bank account and phone number, now your mutual fund account too has to be linked to aadhaar. the association of mutual funds in india (amfi) has informed fund houses that no new folios can be opened after january 1, 2018 un...



risk building up in mutual fund segment: rbi's financial stability report




the liquidity rush in the financial system since demonetisation has led to “unprecedented fund flows to both equity and debt mutual funds”, which is showing some signs of risk, according to the reserve bank of india’s (rbi’s) financial stability report on thursday. given the significant incr...



sensex logs best annual gain in three years; 227 stocks rally up to 1455%




as 2017 draws to a close, the s&p bse sensex looks set to log best yearly gain in the last three years. thus far in cy17, the index has gained 27%, while the s&p bse midcap and the s&p bse smallcap indices have surged 48% and 60%, respectively, on the back of a strong rally in metal, automobiles, te...



equity mutual funds get retail lift, attract rs 16,000 cr in october




equity mutual funds registered a an inflow of over rs 16,000 crore in october, buoyed by strong participation from retail investors, latest data with industry body amfi showed.this has taken the total inflow into such funds to over rs 96,000 crore in the first seven months of the ongoing financial y...



reliance amc to create rs 165 cr war chest for acquisition




reliance nippon life asset management company, the country's largest amc today said it will earmark rs 165 crore for inorganic growth including acquisition of mutual fund companies."there is scope for inorganic growth in the mutual fund space. out of 54 players, 50 per cent are making losses...it pr...



sebi asks mfs to downplay 'sahi hai' campaign




the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) has asked industry body, the association of mutual funds in india (amfi), to tone down its hugely successful ad campaign carrying the slogan ‘mutual funds sahi hai’.  the securities market regulator is concerned that the ads could persuade inves...



markets live: sensex trades near record high, nifty remains above 10,600




11:45 amsajjan jindal's jsw steel may bid for uttam galva sajjan jindal’s jsw steel is likely to bid for uttam galva steels, which is in the process of being referred to the national company law tribunal (nclt) from the reserve bank of india’s (rbi’s) second list (28 entities) of big defaulter...



readers' corner: mutual funds | business standard news




trending on bs you are here: home » pf » features » mfsyour money: don't rely on your group life cover alonebusiness standardnimesh shah, managing director & chief executive officer, icici prudential asset management companynimesh shah  march 2, 2017 last updated at 00:07 istreaders' corner: mut...



markets live: nifty, sensex trade flat; pnb, sbi among top bank losers




markets at noon   s&p bse sensex 34,282.79 -0.05%   nifty 50 10,537.25 -0.02%   s&p bse 200 4,632.75 0.16%   nifty 500 9,362.05 0.15%   s&p bse mid-cap 16,961.40 0.65%   s&p bse small-cap 18,598.24 0.73% bse top gainers and losers pnb detects $1,772 million fraudulent transactions; stock slips...



account additions in equity mutual funds zoom




equity mutual funds (mfs) have added 27,000 new accounts a day in the first six months of 2017-18. this is the fastest pace of account addition in the equity segment since 2008. the april-september period witnessed the opening of five million new equity accounts, taking the overall tally to 45.8 mil...



sebi caps 10% cross-shareholding cap in mutual funds




to avoid any potential conflict of interest, markets regulator sebi on thursday decided to put a 10 per cent cross-shareholding cap in mutual funds.the new measure may have an impact on the shareholding pattern of uti asset management company (amc), requiring its promoters to lower their stake to 10...



6 things you must know about elss




the equity-linked saving scheme (elss) is a category of mutual funds that the government created to encourage long-term equity investments. through elss scheme, the government sought to improve equity participation by allowing tax-deductible investment in equity-based mutual funds. a tax deduction e...



sebi asks mutual funds to hone due diligence, playing on debt funds




press trust of india  |  mumbai  june 29, 2017 last updated at 16:21 ist



mutual funds get rs 20,000-cr inflows for second straight month




total assets under management (aum) for september stood at rs 20.4 lakh crore compared with rs 20.6 lakh crore at the end of augustsamie modak  |  mumbai  last updated at october 7, 2017 02:06 isthttp://mybs.in/2uzwqeh photo: shutterstockmutual funds (mfs) garnered investor flows in excess of rs ...



sebi may cap cross-holding in mfs at 10% to avoid conflict of interest




to avoid the potential conflict of interest, markets regulator sebi is considering to put a 10 per cent cross-shareholding cap in mutual funds, senior officials said.the new measure may have an impact on the shareholding pattern of uti asset management company (amc).state bank of india (sbi), punjab...