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  • Simply Save podcast | Are credit risk funds misunderstood? Jul 21, 2020 07:42 PM IST

    Simply Save podcast | Are credit risk funds misunderstood?

    Amit Bhosale explains the true nature of credit risks.

  • Debt funds take to G-Secs and public sector bonds, dump corporate debt Jun 01, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Debt funds take to G-Secs and public sector bonds, dump corporate debt

    There is genuine risk aversion. MFs are staying away from below-AAA rated securities

  • Risk-free debt funds don’t exist, but there are relatively safer categories May 29, 2020 11:14 AM IST

    Risk-free debt funds don’t exist, but there are relatively safer categories

    Even when investing for more than five years, ultra short duration, low duration and money market funds are healthy options

  • The inside story of what led to the mess at Franklin Templeton Apr 27, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    The inside story of what led to the mess at Franklin Templeton

    The fund manager decided to follow a similar credit risk strategy across many debt fund categories

  • 5 lessons to shield yourselves from future debt fund mishaps Oct 14, 2019 08:48 AM IST

    5 lessons to shield yourselves from future debt fund mishaps

     Investors, financial advisors and fund houses have much to learn from the debt fund fiasco of the past year 

  • Corporate bond funds: High returns come with attendant risks Jul 29, 2019 09:21 AM IST

    Corporate bond funds: High returns come with attendant risks

    The category has funds with a solid track record. But given the volatile markets, interest rate movements and the recent credit events, prudent selection of schemes is important.

  • Minimize credit risk in debt funds by monitoring their portfolio composition Jul 25, 2019 09:28 AM IST

    Minimize credit risk in debt funds by monitoring their portfolio composition

    Schemes investing in top-grade instruments, ensuring adequate diversification and maintaining a high pedigree carry lower risk for investors

  • Is it the right time to buy gilt funds? Jul 16, 2019 08:55 AM IST

    Is it the right time to buy gilt funds?

    Experts advise investing in short and medium duration schemes where the fund manager also allocates to g-secs

  • Should debt fund investors be worried about credit quality hitting a six-year low? Jul 15, 2019 09:22 AM IST

    Should debt fund investors be worried about credit quality hitting a six-year low?

    You should look at the modified credit ratio in the light of events in the recent past.

  • FundsGate | Sebi’s overhaul of debt funds: Smooth for the  most part, rough at the edges Jun 28, 2019 12:39 PM IST

    FundsGate | Sebi’s overhaul of debt funds: Smooth for the  most part, rough at the edges

    Mandating market-linked valuation of securities, tighter lending norms against shares are positives; AMC bailout of schemes not addressed

  • 'Taking credit risks in liquid funds not the right thing to do': BoI AXA Jun 21, 2019 09:04 AM IST

    'Taking credit risks in liquid funds not the right thing to do': BoI AXA

    Credit events usually happen when the economy does not do well. We are not out of the problem fully. More trouble cannot be ruled out, though most of it is behind us.

  • How to pick the right debt funds to suit your goals, timelines Jun 11, 2019 08:52 AM IST

    How to pick the right debt funds to suit your goals, timelines

    A diversified portfolio, large asset base important; debt market experts recommend mid-rung performers, suggest not to go by past returns

  • Viewpoint | Despite the rally in government securities, bonds still attractive Jun 06, 2019 08:11 PM IST

    Viewpoint | Despite the rally in government securities, bonds still attractive

    While choosing funds, you should opt for schemes that take low credit and liquidity risks.

  • There is risk involved in not just credit-risk funds, but also other debt funds Mar 20, 2019 08:55 AM IST

    There is risk involved in not just credit-risk funds, but also other debt funds

    Debt funds are not as easy to understand as bank fixed deposits. The good side is they offer you a chance of better tax-efficient returns. Ask questions to your advisor about what the fund does, where it invests, how much credit risk it takes.

  • 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

  • Debt fund investors in a tizzy on spate of bad news; here's what to do Feb 15, 2019 10:44 AM IST

    Debt fund investors in a tizzy on spate of bad news; here's what to do

    According to data by Morningstar, a total of 10 fund houses had lent to 16 companies belonging to Essel Group

  • SEBI gives fund houses option to segregate bad assets; fund managers' bonuses will be cut Dec 28, 2018 09:53 PM IST

    SEBI gives fund houses option to segregate bad assets; fund managers' bonuses will be cut

    After giving the green signal to side-pocketing, SEBI has given the option to fund houses to segregate bad assets. But there are strict conditions to prevent misuse.

  • How debt funds have their own share of risks Mar 15, 2017 11:59 AM IST

    How debt funds have their own share of risks

  • Have you invested in a 'safe' debt mutual fund? Mar 03, 2017 03:47 PM IST

    Have you invested in a 'safe' debt mutual fund?

    Investors should not blindly chase returns and ratings of the mutual fund schemes. It makes a lot of sense to understand risk associated with schemes before investing your hard earned money.

  • Suzlon Energy rises 2% on provisional credit rating to arm Jan 30, 2017 11:14 AM IST

    Suzlon Energy rises 2% on provisional credit rating to arm

    The company's arm, Suzlon Global Services, received a provisional credit rating of 'A-' and a stable outlook from ratings agency CARE.

  • Why mutual funds do not guarantee returns? And why is it good? Sep 21, 2016 06:32 PM IST

    Why mutual funds do not guarantee returns? And why is it good?

    Though guarantee is a sought after factor for many investors, it still makes not to go for it.

  • EarlySalary.com Appoints Vimal Saboo as Chief Business Officer Jul 07, 2016 02:57 PM IST

    EarlySalary.com Appoints Vimal Saboo as Chief Business Officer

    EarlySalary.com, India’s first Mobile App that gives instant cash, today announced the appointment of Vimal Saboo as the company's Chief ...

  • Know your needs, before you pick a debt mutual fund Nov 02, 2015 06:50 PM IST

    Know your needs, before you pick a debt mutual fund

    While mutual funds can help manage credit risk and reinvestment risks, investors must understand how individual mutual fund schemes function before committing their hard earned money

  • Investing in bond funds? Understand credit risk first Oct 07, 2015 11:19 AM IST

    Investing in bond funds? Understand credit risk first

    Taking exposure to low rated bonds mean high credit risk. Such bonds can impact the liquidity of the portfolio. Also in case of default, the permanent capital loss cannot be ruled out.

  • Five tips for bond investors Aug 31, 2013 12:18 PM IST

    Five tips for bond investors

    Investment grade bonds have been overshadowed by interest rate movements, currency fluctuations and eroding effect of inflation. Here are some tips for bond investors.

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