Debt Funds Articles

Debt repayment
October 1, 2020
Franklin’s 5 debt funds in cross-hairs as Shapoorji Pallonji firm ‘defaults’ on Union Bank debt

CARE downgrades commercial paper and proposed NCD offerings of Shapoorji Pallonji, which often guarantees debt securities of other group entities to whom mutual funds have lent money

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side pocketing in mutual funds
September 3, 2020
Mutual Funds now allowed to create side-pockets due to debt restructuring of issuer firms affected by Covid-19

With markets preparing for a rise in corporate debt rejig due to Covid-19, regulator SEBI has permitted mutual funds to segregate securities of companies going for debt restructuring

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debt default
September 1, 2020
Fresh hit for four Franklin MF debt funds as another Future group co defaults

The embattled fund-house is hoping that the Reliance-Future retail deal will help Biyanis to repay the debt

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Franklin Vodafone debt
July 16, 2020
Vodafone debt paid back, but Franklin still reeling from its quick decision to mark down telco’s NCDs to zero

The AMC’s markdown of Vodafone-Idea bonds exposure may have been one of the major contributors for investors heading toward the exit door at Franklin

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Mirae Banking PSU Fund NFO
July 11, 2020
NFO review: Mirae Asset Banking and PSU Debt Fund; how the category is faring

This is the 20th scheme in this category which has of late caught the attention of debt fund investors who want relatively safer fixed income portfolios

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Santosh Kamath Franklin Templeton
July 7, 2020
Franklin’s Santosh Kamath breaks silence; expects Rs 6,000 cr inflows by Sept, plans listing of securities, schemes

Speaking in a podcast, the fixed income head talks about expected cashflows, secondary sale of securities, listing of unlisted papers, and listing of MF schemes

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Mutual funds data
July 2, 2020
Which debt funds beat most equity funds in 5 year period

Though fixed income and stocks have two very different goals in one’s portfolio, in some phases debt funds will outshine equity funds

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debt mutual fund trends
June 24, 2020
Franklin update: Collects 2,000 cr in 6 funds being wound up; 2 funds ready to start returning money as legal hurdles pass

From April 24, 2020 to June 15, 2020, the 6 schemes have received Rs 1,964.21 crore from maturities, pre-payments, and coupon payments, according to Sapre

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Debt Funds
June 24, 2020
Franklin MF debt funds court update: 6 cases transferred to Karnataka HC, to decide matter in 3 months

The Supreme Court has transferred the matters, originally filed in different courts, to a single court which will hear and finally decide the matter within three months

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