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Assistant Executive Editor - Personal Finance

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Buried in debt and not sure how to come out? Credit counsellors might help

BUSINESS

Buried in debt and not sure how to come out? Credit counsellors might help

Credit counsellors can guide you out of debt, but you still have to pay up the loan. The Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code has provisions for individual bankruptcy, but they have not been notified

MC Exclusive: Sebi may force large mutual fund houses to lower fees

BUSINESS

MC Exclusive: Sebi may force large mutual fund houses to lower fees

The capital market regulator appears to have evidence that some distributors nudge investors to shift from large and existing schemes to new schemes, as they can pay higher commissions. SEBI is now looking to tighten the cost norms for mutual fund houses

ESG mutual funds will take time to catch on; it's not a switch: Kunal Kapoor, CEO, Morningstar

BUSINESS

ESG mutual funds will take time to catch on; it's not a switch: Kunal Kapoor, CEO, Morningstar

Multi-asset funds and ESG funds have not taken off in India. But Kunal Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, Morningstar, thinks it’s only a matter of time. His observation is that even though many fund houses don’t have ESG funds, some use ESG filters it in their daily stock-picking.

Sponsor-less AMCs possible in India? SEBI thinks yes; calls for opinions

BUSINESS

Sponsor-less AMCs possible in India? SEBI thinks yes; calls for opinions

Mutual fund sponsors might no longer be necessary in a mutual fund’s lifecycle. On the other hand, SEBI has proposed a new breed of sponsors that don’t meet existing stringent criteria, but which comes with deeper pockets.

Netflix Documentary | Break Point: A Moneycontrol review

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Netflix Documentary | Break Point: A Moneycontrol review

Break Point, an upcoming documentary on tennis, is set to release on January 13 on Netflix. It tells the tale of 15 tennis players, men and women, who are touted to take over the GOATS of tennis.

Simple investments, health insurance, a will and more: 5 money resolutions for 2023

BUSINESS

Simple investments, health insurance, a will and more: 5 money resolutions for 2023

Many sector and theme funds did not perform as per expectations in 2022. Experts say that simple investments work better for consistency, That, and don't forget to build that contingency fund for emergencies. And then some more. To have a fun 2023, make sure you tie up your money matters first.

SEBI punishes DSP AMC, trustees for undercutting scheme expenses to woo investors

BUSINESS

SEBI punishes DSP AMC, trustees for undercutting scheme expenses to woo investors

The capital market regulator imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh each on the fund house and its trustee company for absorbing a chunk of its recently launched scheme’s- DSP Nifty 50 ETF- expenses on the AMC’s books, in violation of SEBI rules that state that all scheme-related expenses must be borne by the scheme

Bank of India MF, former CEO and others settle Sebi case on valuation

BUSINESS

Bank of India MF, former CEO and others settle Sebi case on valuation

A SEBI inspection of Bank of India Mutual Fund, earlier known as BOI-AXA MF, conducted in 2018-19 found instances of violations regarding inter-scheme transfers and valuations. It also observed CEO, his wife, and their daughter have withdrawn their money from the fund.

Moneycontrol Mutual Fund Summit | There’s a big opportunity to democratise advice without diluting it, say experts

BUSINESS

Moneycontrol Mutual Fund Summit | There’s a big opportunity to democratise advice without diluting it, say experts

In India, the regulator is preparing guidelines for financial investors who are credited with bringing finance to the masses.

Bharat Bond ETF – April 2033 launches today: Should you buy?

BUSINESS

Bharat Bond ETF – April 2033 launches today: Should you buy?

Bharat Bond ETF - April 2033 by Edelweiss Mutual Fund comes with a tenure of a little below 11 years. It is a passively managed debt index fund that will invest your money in AAA-rated Government of India-owned companies.

How to buy a Merc with your mutual fund SIP

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How to buy a Merc with your mutual fund SIP

Luxury purchases, like say a Mercedes-Benz car, could be within reach if you diligently pursue a mutual fund systematic investment plan. If you get a head start, it's better.

SEBI notifies inclusion of mutual funds in insider trading regulations

MARKETS

SEBI notifies inclusion of mutual funds in insider trading regulations

Buying or selling mutual fund units by executives of a fund house will now be covered under the stringent SEBI Prohibition of Insider Trading regulations.

US tech sector is way deeper than FAANG stocks: Jonathan Curtis of Franklin Technology Fund

BUSINESS

US tech sector is way deeper than FAANG stocks: Jonathan Curtis of Franklin Technology Fund

Investors should not be overly worried by the sharp fall in US tech stocks as a reset is underway, and it is a healthy one, says Jonathan Curtis, who also leads the Franklin Technology Fund research team overseeing technology companies

US Fed rate action will not impact India: Sonal Desai of Franklin Templeton

BUSINESS

US Fed rate action will not impact India: Sonal Desai of Franklin Templeton

The markets expect the US Fed to stop hiking interest rates and start reducing them as early as 2023. However, Sonal Desai of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income global says that’s not going to happen and the US Fed will cut rates only in 2024.

Inflow in equity funds slows down in October; SIP inflows cross Rs 13,000-crore mark

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Inflow in equity funds slows down in October; SIP inflows cross Rs 13,000-crore mark

Investors continue to show faith in SIPs as inflows touch Rs 13,040.64 crore in October. Balanced Advantage funds, one of the most popular categories with investors, saw (net) outflows for the first time since December 2020

Buying gold and jewellery this Dhanteras: Things to avoid, things to know

BUSINESS

Buying gold and jewellery this Dhanteras: Things to avoid, things to know

In a panel discussion with Moneycontrol, three experts weigh in on the importance of hallmarking, ways to invest in gold and the challenges in reselling jewellery, among other things

Simply Save | Why are Indians buying properties abroad?

PODCAST

Simply Save | Why are Indians buying properties abroad?

According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indians bought property worth $113 million abroad in 2021-22. Akash Puri, director, International Business, India Sotheby's International Realty, says that the trend will continue.

Simply Save | How to buy foreign equities?

PODCAST

Simply Save | How to buy foreign equities?

In this edition of the Simply Save personal finance podcast, Srikanth Bhagavat, managing director of Hexagon Capital Advisors, explains how you should invest in foreign equities -- directly or through mutual funds, country-specific investments or global funds.

Where to invest Rs 10 lakh today? Small caps are overheated, says Shyam Sekhar of iThought

BUSINESS

Where to invest Rs 10 lakh today? Small caps are overheated, says Shyam Sekhar of iThought

This is as good a time as any to invest, says investment advisor Shyam Sekhar of iThought. A 60 percent equity allocation is ideal. And 5-6 mutual fund schemes are ideal, he adds.

Sebi includes mutual fund units in Insider Trading regulations

BUSINESS

Sebi includes mutual fund units in Insider Trading regulations

Sebi’s decision stems from some instances it had observed in recent years when senior officials of a mutual fund house or part of the mutual fund industry eco-system had sold their units when they got a whiff of turbulence within the fund house.

Roger Federer’s retirement: Everybody knew it was coming, but nobody was prepared for it

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Roger Federer’s retirement: Everybody knew it was coming, but nobody was prepared for it

Federer leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered for many years. His calm demeanour, respect for the game, its history, past champions and his rivals, as well as his sublime shotplay, will be missed.

One tennis grand slam does not a legend make, but Carlos Alcaraz has begun the journey

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One tennis grand slam does not a legend make, but Carlos Alcaraz has begun the journey

Less than four years after he began playing as a professional, Carlos Alcaraz has won his first tennis grand Slam title and reached the top of the men’s singles rankings. Can he sustain the momentum? And will he prevail over the Big 3 in a final?

Got Rs 10 lakh to invest? India’s largest MF distributor suggests to go for equities

BUSINESS

Got Rs 10 lakh to invest? India’s largest MF distributor suggests to go for equities

NJ India Invest’s Neeraj Choksi believes that despite the volatility in equity markets, this is a good time to enter. In an interview with Moneycontrol, he listed out options for people who had Rs 10 lakh to invest to consider.

Mrin Agarwal managed IT czars', cricketers' money, now she arms young India with financial knowledge

BUSINESS

Mrin Agarwal managed IT czars', cricketers' money, now she arms young India with financial knowledge

Advising retail and high networth individuals on mutual funds in the late 90s when mutual fund was a bad word prepared Mrin Agarwal for tougher questions on new-age money matters such as cryptocurrencies and buy-now-pay-later by youngsters today.