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  • Sundaram MF seeks regulator nod for a 3- year close-ended RGESS scheme Apr 04, 2017 02:29 PM IST

    Sundaram MF seeks regulator nod for a 3- year close-ended RGESS scheme

    The fund will deploy at least 95 percent of its assets in the investment universe of companies specified under Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS).

  • No tax deduction for RGESS; what it means for investors Feb 20, 2017 12:03 PM IST

    No tax deduction for RGESS; what it means for investors

    While it was launched with much fanfare, the RGESS never seems to have struck a chord with taxpayers.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Govt to phase out tax sops on Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme Feb 01, 2017 03:26 PM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Govt to phase out tax sops on Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme

    Noting that "limited number of individuals availed this deduction", the Union Budget 2017-18 today proposed to rationalise this tax benefit introduced in Finance Act, 2012 and phase it out from assessment year 2018-19.

  • EXCLUSIVE: AMFI hands over Budget wishlist to FinMin; proposes DLSS Jan 18, 2017 11:17 AM IST

    EXCLUSIVE: AMFI hands over Budget wishlist to FinMin; proposes DLSS

    AMFI has proposed for debt linked savings scheme under Sec 80 CCC of Income Tax Act. “We have proposed for debt-linked savings scheme (DLSS) to be included under the Sec 80 CCC limit,” said a mutual fund source who is also in the AMFI committee

  • Budget 2017: Jaitley may give more tax breaks for first-time buyers of shares Jan 17, 2017 01:41 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Jaitley may give more tax breaks for first-time buyers of shares

    The government may announce a new scheme or overhaul the structure of Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS), which has found few takers

  • LIC Nomura MF launches Exchange Traded Fund – CNX Nifty Nov 03, 2015 03:34 PM IST

    LIC Nomura MF launches Exchange Traded Fund – CNX Nifty

    LIC Nomura Mutual Fund launches LIC Nomura MF Exchange Traded Fund - CNX Nifty and an open ended exchange traded fund with an objective to provide returns that closely correspond to the total returns of securities as represented by CNX NIFTY Index, subject to tracking errors.

  • Birla Sun Life MF launches Focused Equity Fund - Series 5 Feb 24, 2015 08:25 PM IST

    Birla Sun Life MF launches Focused Equity Fund - Series 5

    Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund launches Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund – Series 5, a close ended equity scheme that aims to generate capital appreciation, from a portfolio of equity securities specified as eligible securities for Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme, 2013 (RGESS).

  • Five things to expect on tax front from budget 2015 Feb 12, 2015 10:29 AM IST

    Five things to expect on tax front from budget 2015

    Union budget may take some pro-people steps. One may see measures such as increase in section 80C limits, increased incentives to home buyers, increasing minimum exemption limit among others.

  • Cheaper gold: Expect cut in duties on gold in budget Jan 21, 2015 02:45 PM IST

    Cheaper gold: Expect cut in duties on gold in budget

    Union Budget 2015 will be announced on 28 February 2015. Here is what one may get from the upcoming budget.

  • LIC Nomura Mutual Fund launches LIC Nomura MF RGSS-Series 3 Jan 19, 2015 11:30 AM IST

    LIC Nomura Mutual Fund launches LIC Nomura MF RGSS-Series 3

    LIC Nomura Mutual Fund launches LIC Nomura MF Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme - Series 3, a close ended equity scheme, that aims to generate capital appreciation, from a portfolio that is substantially constituted of equity securities which are specified as eligible securities for Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS).duration of 3 years.

  • UPA's dud: Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme awaiting quiet burial Jan 14, 2015 03:14 PM IST

    UPA's dud: Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme awaiting quiet burial

    The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) is a stretcher case, but the Congress party – which introduced it in the 2012-13 UPA budget, refused to let go despite a change in finance ministers.

  • Sundaram Mutual launches two tax savings funds NFOs Dec 18, 2014 10:10 AM IST

    Sundaram Mutual launches two tax savings funds NFOs

    Sundaram Mutual announces the launch of its two new tax savings Fund Offerings namely; Sundaram Long Term Tax Advantage Fund (Series I) and Sundaram Top 100 (Series IV)

  • Investing for tax saving through mutual funds Nov 13, 2014 05:14 PM IST

    Investing for tax saving through mutual funds

    You can claim exemption under Sec 80C by investing in ELSS schemes. This benefit limit has been enhanced to Rs 1.5 lakh in budget 2014. Even at year end by investing as a lumpsum in these schemes you are eligible for the exemption. But whenever you are taking the decision ensure you go deep in analysing it.

  • Check out investment schemes for young investors Oct 22, 2013 05:46 PM IST

    Check out investment schemes for young investors

    According to Nitin Raheja, Director of AQF Advisors, RGESS is a good beginning for people because the kind of tax benefit that one is getting itself adds to your return on day one as such.

  • Mutual fund & their tax benefits May 23, 2013 12:16 PM IST

    Mutual fund & their tax benefits

    There are often questions in the mind of investors whether a mutual fund that they have chosen for the purpose of investment will get the benefit of Section 80C deduction.

  • Fall in March redemption pressure one-off: ICICI Pru AMC Apr 11, 2013 12:18 PM IST

    Fall in March redemption pressure one-off: ICICI Pru AMC

    The mutual fund industry has seen significant fall in redemptions in March. According to Nimesh Shah, MD and CEO, ICICI Prudential AMC, whenever the market corrects, MF redemptions decline, so this is just a one month phenomenon, it has nothing to do with fundamental change.

  • Sebi looking at relief to RGESS investors as NFOs fail Apr 04, 2013 08:10 AM IST

    Sebi looking at relief to RGESS investors as NFOs fail

    Market regulator Sebi is looking at how interest of RGESS investors can be safeguarded with regard to I-T relief even if fund houses return their money for failing to raise the targetted amount.

  • How to avoid RGESS fate for inflation-indexed bonds Apr 02, 2013 02:53 PM IST

    How to avoid RGESS fate for inflation-indexed bonds

    Former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, now safely out of the finance ministry, blamed financial illiteracy for the Indian infatuation with gold.

  • Sebi board meet to discuss steps to boost debt mkt, RGESS Mar 08, 2013 10:27 PM IST

    Sebi board meet to discuss steps to boost debt mkt, RGESS

    The Sebi board met today in Delhi to take steps to broaden the debt markets and give a boost to the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (GRESS), reports Nayantara Rai of CNBC-TV18.

  • Can high commissions on RGESS lead to mis-selling? Mar 08, 2013 03:15 PM IST

    Can high commissions on RGESS lead to mis-selling?

    Allowing MF houses to launch RGESS has given MF industry a good opportunity to attract long-term investors. However, it seems MF houses have still not learned lessons from their past mistakes. They still want to use the old trick of paying high commissions to distributors. Will it lead to mis-selling of RGESS? Read this space to know more.

  • Sebi's board to meet on March 08 Mar 07, 2013 04:05 PM IST

    Sebi's board to meet on March 08

    Market regulator Sebi's board will meet tomorrow to take forward a number of proposals announced by Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his Budget speech for attracting more domestic and foreign investors to the capital markets.

  • Sebi board to meet on Mar 8 to discuss MF, debt mkt issues Mar 05, 2013 08:01 PM IST

    Sebi board to meet on Mar 8 to discuss MF, debt mkt issues

    The board of Sebi is scheduled to meet on March 8, 2013. In the meeting the board is likely to take a decision on issues including mutual funds regulations for products under the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme (RGESS) and steps to broaden and regulate the debt market, reports Nayantara Rai of CNBC-TV18.

  • All you wanted to know about RGESS Mar 04, 2013 04:37 PM IST

    All you wanted to know about RGESS

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18 personal finance expert, Sumeet Vaid of Freedom Financial Planners shared insights on Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme or RGESS.

  • Union Budget 2013 - 14: IIFL: FM's math worked; will the Economy follow suit? Mar 01, 2013 05:52 PM IST

    Union Budget 2013 - 14: IIFL: FM's math worked; will the Economy follow suit?

    the Finance Minister has confined the fiscal deficit to 5.2 per cent in FY13 and as expected, this arithmetic achievement is in line with his topmost agenda of averting a country rating downgrade: IIFL

  • Union Budget 2013 - 14: An earnest effort to restore confidence: BoB CMD Mar 01, 2013 05:33 PM IST

    Union Budget 2013 - 14: An earnest effort to restore confidence: BoB CMD

    The four major macro concerns that have been weighing on the confidence of investors and rating agencies for the last several months are India's high fiscal and current account deficits and the dwindling savings and investment rates. And in my opinion, the Budget has effectively addressed all these issues.

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