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sebi mulls use of covered calls for mutual funds as part of equity strategy




the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) is looking at the prospect of allowing mutual funds (mfs) to make use of covered calls as part of their equity strategy. covered calls are an options strategy where an investor holds a long position in an asset and writes (sells) call options (having...



sips' contribution to mutual funds up 53% in july at rs 75.54 billion




retail investors are increasingly opting for systematic investment plans (sips) in mutual funds as the industry garnered rs 75.54 billion (rs 7,554 crore) through this route in july, a surge of 53 per cent from the year-ago period.    this followed investments of over rs 670 billion (rs 67,000 cro...



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...



sebi bats for lower-cost direct mutual fund plans




the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) has asked the association of mutual funds in india (amfi) to promote direct plans as part of its investor awareness programmes. direct plans allow investors to bypass distributors and save on commission. these have a higher net asset value than regul...



sebi's new rules make mutual funds see red




the securities and exchange board of india’s (sebi’s) new rules on ‘categorisation and rationalisation of mutual fund (mf) schemes’ are facing a pushback from managers overseeing assets worth rs 21 lakh crore ($320 billion). earlier this month, the markets regulator set rules to define vario...



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...



time to revamp your mutual fund portfolio: what you must keep in mind




in india, the universe of mutual fund schemes is quite large. in the past, many fund houses had multiple schemes within the same category. many schemes also bore names that either gave no indication of the underlying strategy, or ran investment strategies that were contrary to their names. all this ...



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: ...



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 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...



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...



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...



no major change in number of mf schemes post sebi rationalisation




the securities and exchange board of india's (sebi's) move to categorise and rationalise mutual fund schemes has resulted in a reduction of less than three per cent in the number of schemes in the mf universe. between september 2017 and may this year, 38 schemes have been merged, the majority of whi...



no major change in number of mf schemes post sebi rationalisation




the securities and exchange board of india's (sebi's) move to categorise and rationalise mutual fund schemes has resulted in a reduction of less than three per cent in the number of schemes in the mf universe. between september 2017 and may this year, 38 schemes have been merged, the majority of whi...



equity mutual funds garner rs 124 bn in april; drive aum to record rs 8 trn




investors have pumped in a staggering over rs 124 billion in equity mutual funds in april, driving the assets under management to a record rs 8 trillion. this is much higher than over rs 66.5 billion inflow seen in such schemes in march, according to the data from the association of mutual funds in ...



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...



corporate governance issues: no respite for vakrangee; stock down by half




the vakrangee stock has shed 53 per cent over the past 10 days, including 10 per cent in trade today on corporate governance issues. the company was reportedly being investigated by the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) for price and volume manipulation in the first half of 2017. the com...



mutual fund equity folios addition hits 10-year record high of 49.3 million




the growth rate of equity accounts has hit a 10-year high in the current financial year, with nearly 31,000 equity folios being opened a day till december. this is the fourth consecutive year when growth has been reported in folio numbers after a continuous five-year decline since the post-2008 glob...



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...



street signs: market to see churn by equity funds




for the first time, the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) has defined large-caps as the top 100 companies in terms of capitalisation, mid-caps as the top 101 to 250 companies, and the rest being small-caps. the move is likely to see a huge churn in portfolios by equity mutual funds (mfs)...



not all equity funds are the same: know how you can maximise your returns




mutual fund enthusiasts have a special inclination towards equity funds. these help them in getting wider exposure at a nominal initial investment of as low as rs 500. in spite of so much enthusiasm, many investors are unable to achieve the gains they initially dreamt of. there is a strong reason be...



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...



inflows in equity mfs surge to rs 2.86 lakh cr post demonetisation




equity mutual funds registered a staggering inflow of rs 2.86 lakh crore in the past 11 months bolstered by the ban on high value currency notes, latest industry data showed.the sudden spike in bank deposits and consequent decline in interest rates following demonetisation on november 8, 2016 led to...



equity mfs inflow at record rs 1.3 trn in 2017 over low bank deposit rates




investors pumped in a record rs 1.3 trillion in equity mutual funds in 2017 on the back of low bank deposit rates and lackluster performance of gold and real estate.the strong inflows pushed the asset base of equity mfs to rs 7.7 trillion last year from rs 4.7 trillion in 2016, latest data from the ...



sebi proposal to split roles in mutual fund industry leaves leaders worried




the securities and exchange board of india’s (sebi's) renewed push to split the role of an investment advisor and distributor is causing a lot of heartburn among mutual fund honchos. “if sebi’s proposal is implemented, the mutual fund industry is likely to lose 40 per cent of its business,” ...