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  • How Franklin Templeton crisis nudged debt mutual funds to take lesser credit risks May 11, 2022 09:02 AM IST

    How Franklin Templeton crisis nudged debt mutual funds to take lesser credit risks

    Up until early 2020, debt funds, even other than credit risk funds, were used to investing in lower-rated securities to get a kicker in returns. But after frequent defaults and the Franklin Templeton crisis in April 2020, debt fund managers have become more careful

  • ICRA revises outlook for retail malls to Stable from Negative; maintains office at Stable Apr 11, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    ICRA revises outlook for retail malls to Stable from Negative; maintains office at Stable

    The net absorption in office segment is expected to rise to 28msf in CY2022 from 19-20 msf in CY2020-CY2021, backed by resumption of back to office plans and growth in hiring by corporates

  • Do credit ratings change? Jan 12, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    Do credit ratings change?

  • A Baa3 rating is not in sync with Moody's bullish assessment of India Oct 06, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    A Baa3 rating is not in sync with Moody's bullish assessment of India

    Despite brighter macroeconomic prospects, a string of policy reforms, and a fast recovering financial sector emerging from a rubble of bad loans, India’s credit rating still remains tantalisingly close to the ‘junk status’ 

  • Moody’s changes India's rating outlook to stable from negative Oct 05, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Moody’s changes India's rating outlook to stable from negative

    "The decision to change the outlook to stable reflects Moody's view that the downside risks from negative feedback between the real economy and financial system are receding," Moody's said in a report on October 5.

  • Understanding credit ratings and its implications Jun 15, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Understanding credit ratings and its implications

    Credit rating of bonds has become the cornerstone of investing in debt funds. Here is an explainer by Sumaira Abidi on how to understand credit ratings and their implications.

  • The big change in debt fund investments May 12, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    The big change in debt fund investments

  • Economic Survey 2021 slams credit rating agencies, calls for transparency Jan 29, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 slams credit rating agencies, calls for transparency

    The Economic Survey 2020-21, authored by a team led by Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian, states that India's sovereign credit rating does not reflect its fundamentals.

  • Flaws in credit rating: Why it is critical that you research well before investing in bonds Oct 14, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Flaws in credit rating: Why it is critical that you research well before investing in bonds

    If the ‘borrower pays’ business model persists, the stated ratings will tend to be better than the real financial health of the rated company

  • Acquisition of Future Group business is credit positive for RIL: Moody’s Sep 02, 2020 12:59 PM IST

    Acquisition of Future Group business is credit positive for RIL: Moody’s

    The acquisition will also allow RIL to step up its retail footprint in states and territories where it currently does not have a significant presence.

  • No surprises in Moody’s downgrade of SBI Aug 26, 2020 01:01 PM IST

    No surprises in Moody’s downgrade of SBI

    SBI is a proxy for the Indian economy. Given the expected deep economic contraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be a surprise if SBI maintains asset quality and profitability in the coming 12-18 months

  • Moody’s downgrades SBI standalone profile, expects asset quality to worsen Aug 25, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    Moody’s downgrades SBI standalone profile, expects asset quality to worsen

    The rating agency has, however, affirmed SBI's long term and foreign currency deposit ratings at Baa3

  • ICRA rating actions: How the rising downgrades due to COVID may hurt your debt investments Jun 15, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    ICRA rating actions: How the rising downgrades due to COVID may hurt your debt investments

    The repayment capacities of issuers of debt instruments could be strained due to a weak economy

  • The NCD wave: Surf for high-return bets, but stay anchored to quality offers Aug 11, 2019 07:46 PM IST

    The NCD wave: Surf for high-return bets, but stay anchored to quality offers

    Experts advise investing only in select names, given the elevated risks relating to the deteriorating credit environment and tight liquidity scenario being faced by NBFCs.

  • Dilemma of credit rating agencies: Biting the hand that feeds you? Jul 24, 2019 11:01 AM IST

    Dilemma of credit rating agencies: Biting the hand that feeds you?

    There is a clear conflict of interest in the rating business as it involves quid pro quo. Blowing the whistle is easier said than done.

  • Viewpoint | Needed: Regulatory clarity on stressed debt taken over by fund houses from schemes Jul 11, 2019 09:27 AM IST

    Viewpoint | Needed: Regulatory clarity on stressed debt taken over by fund houses from schemes

    It will be dicey if there is a loss and it is to be passed on to the scheme.

  • HDFC fund house to absorb FMP bond losses on Essel Group Jun 17, 2019 11:55 PM IST

    HDFC fund house to absorb FMP bond losses on Essel Group

    In 2016, Franklin Templeton India AMC had bought the troubled Jindal Steel and Power Ltd's debt securities from its debt schemes after these papers were downgraded twice earlier that year.

  • China to punish or reward citizens based on social behaviour Apr 11, 2019 03:35 PM IST

    China to punish or reward citizens based on social behaviour

    China's 'social credit' system will add and deduct points for good and bad behaviour respectively.

  • Essel woes: Kotak AMC may not fully repay investors in redeemed FMP Apr 10, 2019 12:03 AM IST

    Essel woes: Kotak AMC may not fully repay investors in redeemed FMP

    Kotak AMC did not specify how it will pay off its unitholders the money it would realise around its maturity (8 April; as per Value Research) and how it would segregate- and at what net asset value- the troubled debt securities.

  • Explained | How Sebi’s new rule makes NAVs of debt schemes grounded in reality Mar 28, 2019 05:10 PM IST

    Explained | How Sebi’s new rule makes NAVs of debt schemes grounded in reality

    Although Sebi has reduced the mark-to-market requirement from 60 days to 30 days, it won’t impact many liquid funds.

  • IL&FS crisis aftermath: Debt funds rationalise their investments Mar 28, 2019 10:41 AM IST

    IL&FS crisis aftermath: Debt funds rationalise their investments

    Different fund houses used to mark down their securities depending on their internal guidelines, however, after IL&FS crisis, things have changed

  • Here's a guide on how to choose the right debt fund for your portfolio Feb 22, 2019 09:29 AM IST

    Here's a guide on how to choose the right debt fund for your portfolio

    If you want returns from debt funds, make sure you’re ready to take on the accompanying risk

  • RBL Bank chief hits back at Morgan Stanley for multiple rating revisions; says bank on solid turf Oct 23, 2018 09:25 PM IST

    RBL Bank chief hits back at Morgan Stanley for multiple rating revisions; says bank on solid turf

    Ahuja said the basic variables such as CASA ratio, liquidity, cost of funds which recite that (downgrade) have all improved and hence there is no reasons to fear

  • Paytm Score: Paytm’s credit scoring product to be launched soon Feb 23, 2018 04:02 PM IST

    Paytm Score: Paytm’s credit scoring product to be launched soon

    Paytm Score will take into account its users' transaction and buying behaviour through the plethora of services the app offers, like e-wallet, e-commerce, booking platforms etc.

  • Default ratings of cos rise to 3-yr high as debt of 116 cos get downgraded Jun 06, 2017 10:56 AM IST

    Default ratings of cos rise to 3-yr high as debt of 116 cos get downgraded

    This year debt instruments of 116 companies were downgraded and 55 firms were upgraded by the credit rating agencies.

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