Although mutual funds have become popular in recent years, the challenge of penetrating rural India remains, with bank fixed deposits and life insurance policies being the biggest competitors. Z Funds, a start-up mutual fund distribution firm, wants to change the narrative. And it is using YouTube in a big way.
The mutual fund industry keeps promoting ‘flavour-of-the-month’ products. It's the fiduciary duty of fund houses, advisers, distributors and even the media to guide investors safely through this financial jungle
Women account for just around 10 per cent of the total SEBI-registered investment advisers
The more you know your advisor, the better it is for you
Investors need to grill their relationship managers on the choice of schemes
The evolving wealth and asset management market trends in India indicate non-metro, non-HNI focused growth in distribution over the next few years. What does this mean for the 56 per cent ARN holders in the top 30 Indian cities?
An association of mutual fund agents has suggested markets regulator Sebi to allow distributors to give incidental advice to investors, terming it an essential component needed by customers to buy products.
One should not only look at the charges of the service provider, but also look at how he is going to help you achieve your money dream.
Pittie Group, the distributor of Patanjali Ayurveda, is in talks with Amazon India to sell its products on the ecommerce website.
Concerned over "mis-selling" of third party products like insurance by banks, the Reserve Bank has warned of regulatory action against them.
Even as assets have hit a record high, a complete lack of interest in equity funds (the higher margin products), poor performance of the stock market and a depleting distributor force means the Indian mutual fund industry has much to worry about.
Ronak Morjaria of apnapaisa.com explains the differences between financial planners and agents. He elaborates the importance of financial planners to be be financially sound.
In a big relief to the software industry, the government today said it will do away with the complex multi-level system of Tax Deduction at Source for the sector from July 1.
As an investor, you are very often tempted by the dividends declared by mutual funds, little realizing that such declarations are a bait to get investors to invest. Amar Pandit tells you why you shouldn't fall for this.
Growth, dividend payout or dividend reinvestment? Choosing the correct option is as important as choosing the right fund. Sandeep Shanbhag lists out the various factors to be considered before you take your pick.