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Mutual funds – 2012 performance round up

Vidya Bala

It was not a particularly easy year for the mutual fund industry. Regulatory changes at a frequency that was hard to keep pace with, fund manager churns, big ticket takeover…Continue Reading

Are you better off investing lump sums?

Vidya Bala

A recent article in Time magazine’s Business section quoted a report from fund house Vanguard that said investors with lump sum were better off investing in the markets all at…Continue Reading

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Change in cut-off time

Srikanth Meenakshi

Due to recent SEBI regulations, we are announcing a change in the cut-off time for some mutual fund transactions effective immediately. Background: As part of the many changes that SEBI…Continue Reading

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Who do we represent? AMC or the Investor?

Srikanth Meenakshi

An interesting twitter conversation ensued today between CIEL’s Uma Shashikant and Mint’s Hindustan Times’s Gautam Chikermane. It started with a conversation that Gautam had with Raghuram Rajan in which the latter…Continue Reading

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SEBI’s new mutual fund regulations – what is the real impact to retail investors likely to be?

Srikanth Meenakshi

After weeks of deliberations, SEBI has come out with its new regulations for the mutual fund industry.  Currently, it is a press release which means we only get the outline…Continue Reading

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Impact of proposed expense ratio hike

Srikanth Meenakshi

A tweet from Subramoney (a.k.a P V Subramanyam) prompted this post. Commenting on the rumored recommendation waiting for SEBI clearance about hiking expense ratio of mutual funds and passing on…Continue Reading

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Mutual fund meet: what we would have said

Srikanth Meenakshi

The ministry of finance is meeting representatives of the mutual fund industry today. This is the second such meeting within a fortnight, and apparently some imminent changes are on the…Continue Reading

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“Why is there no gold in my portfolio?”

Srikanth Meenakshi

One of the frequent questions we get from our investors that are consulting with us is regarding gold mutual funds. Most of the time it is merely a question –…Continue Reading