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  • 2022: The year of passive funds Jan 13, 2023 06:28 PM IST

    2022: The year of passive funds

  • Should you go passive in the mid- and small-cap fund space just like in large-caps? Dec 26, 2022 06:24 AM IST

    Should you go passive in the mid- and small-cap fund space just like in large-caps?

    The choice between active and passively managed funds primarily boils down to one thing -- whether actively managed funds can beat their benchmarks and give additional risk-adjusted returns to investors.

  • Index funds that bet on alpha, with low volatility… And stocks they love to hold Dec 16, 2022 08:08 AM IST

    Index funds that bet on alpha, with low volatility… And stocks they love to hold

    Nifty Alpha Low-Volatility 30 Index selects stocks from NIFTY 100 and NIFTY Midcap 50 that delivered notable return in long run while exhibiting low volatility

  • Number of passive funds tracking Nifty indices crosses 200 Nov 28, 2022 10:14 PM IST

    Number of passive funds tracking Nifty indices crosses 200

    Currently there are 110 ETFs and 91 index funds tracking 72 unique Nifty indices.

  • Nithin Kamath advises young investors to follow this plan, reduce market risks Nov 15, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    Nithin Kamath advises young investors to follow this plan, reduce market risks

    Nikhil Kamath suggested an investment combination which can protect young investors from getting discouraged from the ups and downs in the market.

  • 35 smart-beta funds: How to choose the one that works for you? Nov 11, 2022 09:35 AM IST

    35 smart-beta funds: How to choose the one that works for you?

    Smart-beta funds add a layer of active fund management over passive market indices. But just like thematic funds, one smart-beta can be quite different from another.

  • Prevailing market conditions strengthen the case for Equity Index Funds Sep 22, 2022 07:38 AM IST

    Prevailing market conditions strengthen the case for Equity Index Funds

    Index funds are a category of mutual funds where the fund simply mimics an underlying benchmark index that it is tracking.

  • Personal Finance | MFs use smart beta strategies to up returns in index funds Sep 16, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Personal Finance | MFs use smart beta strategies to up returns in index funds

    Mutual funds are tweaking index-based investment products to offer investors the lure of higher returns within the realm of passive investing. What’s in it for the retail investor? 

  • After a 3-month lull; it's raining mutual fund NFOs in July Jul 31, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    After a 3-month lull; it's raining mutual fund NFOs in July

    The new funds have been launched across the board - actively managed equity funds, debt, index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

  • What to look for when investing in index funds Jul 21, 2022 05:15 PM IST

    What to look for when investing in index funds

    The crux of index investing lies in understanding the underlying characteristics, and how closely the index-based fund is mimicking the index 

  • Here's how to build a passive-only portfolio using Index Funds and ETFs Jun 09, 2022 08:15 AM IST

    Here's how to build a passive-only portfolio using Index Funds and ETFs

    Index funds and ETFs both are good options for passive investing. Although ETFs have lower expense ratios than index funds, at times, lack of liquidity can lead to poor pricing of units.

  • Active mutual funds have an edge over passive funds in the long run May 12, 2022 10:30 AM IST

    Active mutual funds have an edge over passive funds in the long run

    In developed markets like the US, 85% of the active managers underperformed the market in 2021. In fact, not only in 2021, but a Morningstar report suggests that over a 10-year period, only 25% of all active funds beat their passive counterparts in the US. In contrast, in India, on average the active manager has outperformed the benchmark.

  • AUM of Nifty 50-based passive funds crosses Rs 2 trillion. Have investors benefitted? May 09, 2022 10:08 AM IST

    AUM of Nifty 50-based passive funds crosses Rs 2 trillion. Have investors benefitted?

    Nifty 50 index is considered as stock of the nation, hence investors who are invested in an Nifty 50 ETF or an index fund can participate in India growth story in a low-cost manner

  • Your Money Matters | ETF vs Index Fund vs Fund of funds Apr 05, 2022 08:39 PM IST

    Your Money Matters | ETF vs Index Fund vs Fund of funds

    With the rapid growth of passive schemes, there is also growing confusion about the methods to invest in them. Sumaira Abidi explains how an ETF is different from an index fund and how they both differ from fund of funds.

  • Is Mirae Mutual Fund turning into a passive fund house? Mar 16, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    Is Mirae Mutual Fund turning into a passive fund house?

    After building a solid track record in equity schemes, the fund house has been launching thematic passive funds. But its CEO Swarup Mohanty has a plan.

  • A low expense ratio not enough to buy a passive fund: Swarup Mohanty, CEO, Mirae Mutual Fund Mar 16, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    A low expense ratio not enough to buy a passive fund: Swarup Mohanty, CEO, Mirae Mutual Fund

    With passives, all you need is an investable universe to create an index and build a fund around it

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Why investors are flocking to index funds Mar 11, 2022 05:09 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Why investors are flocking to index funds

    In today’s edition of Moneycontrol Pro Panorama: 'Stagflation' shadow, the Weekly Tactical, dark side of payments ban, Personal Finance and more

  • Why were passive funds investor favourites in 2021? Jan 14, 2022 04:44 PM IST

    Why were passive funds investor favourites in 2021?

  • Expect passive funds to be 37% of mutual fund assets by 2025: Finity Passive Investing Report Oct 21, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Expect passive funds to be 37% of mutual fund assets by 2025: Finity Passive Investing Report

    The share of assets managed by passive funds in the US mutual fund industry is currently at 35 percent.

  • With 24 percent of this MF’s assets in ETFs, its CEO feels ETFs and index schemes are the future of MF industry Jul 30, 2021 10:41 AM IST

    With 24 percent of this MF’s assets in ETFs, its CEO feels ETFs and index schemes are the future of MF industry

    The CEO of LIC Mutual Fund believes that retail investors will follow institutions in passive investing soon

  • Equity inflows moderate in June, but rising SIP folios and assets a bright spot Jul 09, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    Equity inflows moderate in June, but rising SIP folios and assets a bright spot

    Regular investing in MF schemes reached a new milestone, with SIP accounts crossing 4 crore and SIP AUM reaching an all-time high of Rs 483,964 crore

  • Simply Save | Which is better to invest, index funds or exchange traded funds? Jun 08, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    Simply Save | Which is better to invest, index funds or exchange traded funds?

    Kirtan Shah, co-founder and chief executive officer of SRE Wealth, talks to Moneycontrol’s Jash Kriplani on how index funds and ETFs can impact investors

  • Why retail investors prefer index funds to ETFs May 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Why retail investors prefer index funds to ETFs

  • SBI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund review: Should you invest in the NFO? May 06, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    SBI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund review: Should you invest in the NFO?

    The Nifty Next 50 is not as heavily exposed to banking and financials, and also allows investors to participate in more sectors

  • What is tracking error and why it is important Mar 25, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    What is tracking error and why it is important