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Sep 07, 2017 02:23 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Lack of jobs in economy a worry; may see job growth once GST effect reduces: Axis MF

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Chandresh Kumar Nigam, MD & CEO of Axis Mutual Fund, spoke about his reading of the market and his outlook on inflows into equity mutual funds (MFs).

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Chandresh Kumar Nigam, MD & CEO of Axis Mutual Fund, spoke about his reading of the market and his outlook on inflows into equity mutual funds (MFs).

We are likely to see higher flows into the mutual funds over the next few years, he said.

Flow from the domestic institutional investors (DIIs) have been very strong, it has absorbed foreign institutional investors (FIIs) selling, he added.

From a market stability perspective, we should not be that much affected by global events or volatility which arises due to global factors. That is a good development for Indian markets, said Nigam.

Only 25-30 percent of companies listed in the market create all the wealth which is there to be created in the market. The rest 70-75 percent add up to virtually nothing, he said.

He further mentioned that there is still value left in the market on a long-term basis.

“We are looking at businesses, which are looking to earn their cost of capital or more than that for long period of time. In the financial sector, we see lot of such opportunities whether in the private banking space or in select non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). So we do have a reasonably large exposure to the sector,” he added.

Jobs is one area of worry. Our expectation is once this goods and services tax (GST) comes back then we could go back to seeing some reasonable job growth, said Nigam.

For full interview, watch accompanying video...

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