Mutual Funds Articles

Stock slump
October 11, 2020
Rs 21,000 cr MF money riding on ITC as the stock continues to drag

Over 320 schemes cumulatively hold 120.98 crore shares worth about Rs 21,000 crore. With the stock underperforming for last five years, how long will patience last?

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October 9, 2020
While markets rallied, equity MF net monthly outflows continued for 3 months in a row

In September, 6 of 10 equity segments saw investors pulling out more money than they had put; smallcap, large & midcap, focussed schemes saw net inflows

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October 7, 2020
SEBI introduces new mutual fund risk-o-meter with six risk levels

There will be six risk levels – Low Risk, Low to Moderate Risk, Moderate Risk, Moderately High Risk, High Risk and Very High Risk

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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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Mutual funds data
September 30, 2020
NFO review: ABSL Special Opportunities Fund to debut; what is ‘special’ about it?

The new fund, which will open for subscription on 5th October and close on 19th October, will have a 35-40 stock portfolio with a high active share compared to the benchmark

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IPO debuts
September 22, 2020
CAMS IPO: A promising tech play on mutual fund industry growth

India’s largest RTA (registrar and transfer agent) of mutual funds commands 70% market share in a duopolistic market

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Index Futures
September 13, 2020
Parag Parikh Long Term Equity Fund will sell covered call options as part of investment strategy

The AMC board has approved changes to the features of the ‘go-anywhere-buy-anything fund’ so that covered call strategy can be pursued

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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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August 26, 2020
Fund review: SBI Magnum Multicap to complete 15 years; has the fund delivered?

CAGR since launch as on date stands at a handsome 11% for regular plan but the benchmark has done tad better at 11.6%; the Rs 8700-cr scheme has out-performed category average in the 5, 7 and 10 year periods ended August 25

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