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  • The irrelevance of Kotak Mahindra mutual fund’s FMP ban Aug 30, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    The irrelevance of Kotak Mahindra mutual fund’s FMP ban

    This six-month ban on FMP issuance will have little impact on Kotak Mahindra AMC’s business in the near term. SEBI wanted to - and did- send out a strong message to all AMCs that it will not let such events go unnoticed or unpunished. But do investors need FMPs at all?

  • Sebi proposes swing pricing mechanism for debt mutual funds Jul 19, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    Sebi proposes swing pricing mechanism for debt mutual funds

    Swing pricing should be made applicable to all unitholders with an exemption for redemptions up to Rs 2 lakh for all unitholders and up to Rs 5 lakh for senior citizens at a mutual fund level.

  • The challenges for liquid funds Jun 11, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    The challenges for liquid funds

  • SC asks Franklin Templeton to return money to unitholders from cash-positive schemes Feb 02, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    SC asks Franklin Templeton to return money to unitholders from cash-positive schemes

    Cash to be returned in 20 days. SBI Mutual Fund will distribute the money, instead of Franklin Templeton

  • Long-term returns of gold and fixed income should be similar: Invesco MF Aug 24, 2020 10:57 AM IST

    Long-term returns of gold and fixed income should be similar: Invesco MF

    Our debt portfolios are focused on bonds with high credit rating

  • RBI policy review: Why pausing rates does not mean inaction Aug 06, 2020 06:21 PM IST

    RBI policy review: Why pausing rates does not mean inaction

    There may be room for further rate cuts, only that they may happen at a later date

  • Status quo on rates: Stay put with shorter-tenure debt funds Aug 06, 2020 04:28 PM IST

    Status quo on rates: Stay put with shorter-tenure debt funds

    As interest rates are likely to decline later, it’s best to retain your debt funds

  • Dividend transfer plan: An easy way to invest payouts from a debt fund Aug 04, 2020 10:01 AM IST

    Dividend transfer plan: An easy way to invest payouts from a debt fund

    Make sure you choose a scheme that invests in high-quality assets

  • Franklin Templeton crisis: Is Gujarat HC’s stay on voting in investors’ interest? Jun 08, 2020 01:19 PM IST

    Franklin Templeton crisis: Is Gujarat HC’s stay on voting in investors’ interest?

    The petitioners have sought to set aside the fund house’s decision of winding up the schemes

  • Franklin Templeton's debt funds hit as Essel Infra defaults on NCDs May 23, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Franklin Templeton's debt funds hit as Essel Infra defaults on NCDs

    These NCDs are currently valued at Rs 92 crore in the debt funds' portfolios

  • PPF: Still an attractive investment despite the sharp rate cut Apr 30, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    PPF: Still an attractive investment despite the sharp rate cut

    Having a tax-free status and being practically risk-free, the PPF continues to be a wonderful debt product

  • Axis All Seasons NFO: Wait for a track record before investing Jan 16, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    Axis All Seasons NFO: Wait for a track record before investing

    The scheme would invest in bond funds offered by many asset management companies and across categories

  • The Bharat Bond ETF is not without risks Dec 16, 2019 09:00 AM IST

    The Bharat Bond ETF is not without risks

    Investors are going gaga over the Bharat Bond ETF, whose NFO has opened. But is it as attractive an instrument as it is made out to be?

  • Withdrawing money from mutual funds: SWP works better than the dividend option Dec 03, 2019 08:54 AM IST

    Withdrawing money from mutual funds: SWP works better than the dividend option

    The way an SIP lets you invest in a fund as per your cash flow, an SWP lets you withdraw as per your cash flow requirements.

  • Continuing with SIPs in falling markets critical for solid long-term returns Oct 22, 2019 09:00 AM IST

    Continuing with SIPs in falling markets critical for solid long-term returns

    The key reason for making systematic investment in equities is rupee-cost averaging—you invest every month, at every price, thereby averaging your investment cost over the long term

  • Bond ETFs: A cost-effective way for investors to take debt-market exposure Oct 10, 2019 08:44 AM IST

    Bond ETFs: A cost-effective way for investors to take debt-market exposure

    Investors today are aware of debt mutual funds, but ETFs and specifically bond ETFs are yet to gain traction in India.

  • Budget 2019 has led to a huge tax arbitrage between debt AIFs and debt MFs Jul 30, 2019 10:59 AM IST

    Budget 2019 has led to a huge tax arbitrage between debt AIFs and debt MFs

    Tax arbitrage siphons away 1.6-2.4 per cent of the returns in debt AIF compared to mutual funds

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How your debt fund portfolio gets impacted due to changes in debt markets Mar 29, 2017 11:24 AM IST

    How your debt fund portfolio gets impacted due to changes in debt markets

    These changes must be watched carefully to understand the impact on the portfolio.

  • Balanced Funds: Twin advantages of tax and rebalancing Mar 28, 2017 02:19 PM IST

    Balanced Funds: Twin advantages of tax and rebalancing

    Balanced fund as the name suggests is a combination of equity fund and debt fund in one single product.

  • Lumpsum investing stands apart from a systematic investment plan Mar 02, 2017 03:14 PM IST

    Lumpsum investing stands apart from a systematic investment plan

    A SIP consists of a process whereby an investor invests a fixed sum of money each month usually into a mutual fund.

  • Startups facing an unfavourable fund raise response from VCs Feb 15, 2017 11:59 AM IST

    Startups facing an unfavourable fund raise response from VCs

    About 94 percent of the companies are looking to raise funding in 2017, with venture capital backed companies aiming to raise a median of USD 12.5 million.

  • Cut off times for mutual fund investments and its importance Dec 13, 2016 12:26 PM IST

    Cut off times for mutual fund investments and its importance

    It is possible to get the net asset value of the previous day too in case of liquid funds if the money moves into the account of the mutual fund by 2 pm while this facility is not present for other funds.

  • Five ways to get the best out of MF‘s systematic transfer plan Nov 01, 2016 03:09 PM IST

    Five ways to get the best out of MF‘s systematic transfer plan

    STP is a useful tool to invest lumpsum money into equity fund over a period of time.

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