Month: October 2021

IPO Review: Fino Payments Bank Ltd

Fino Payments Bank arrives in the market today with an IPO – a public issue of Rs.1,200 crore comprising fresh issue of shares worth Rs.300 crore and offer for sale of shares worth Rs.900 crore by promoter, Fino Paytech, at a price band of Rs. 560-577 per share.  The issue opens on October 29 and closes on November 2. The proceeds from the fresh issue will go towards augmenting the capital base of the bank. 

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IPO Review: FSN E-Commerce Ventures (Nykaa)

FSN E-commerce Ventures, which operates e-commerce platforms in the beauty and fashion spaces under the brand name Nykaa, is launching a Rs 5,350 crore IPO that comprises a fresh issue of shares of Rs 630 crore and an offer for sale of Rs 4,720 crore.

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Are equity markets overheated?

Are equity markets overheated?  Is it time to book profits or is it actually a good time to invest given the exuberance? These may be just some of the questions running through the minds of investors.  This article delves into various factors to assess whether the stock market is indeed over-valued, what could go wrong with markets at rich valuations and what investors can do to protect their wealth.

What they don’t tell you about credit ratings

I was privileged to be part of the beginnings of the credit rating industry in India. From being an unwanted pest in its early days, the industry is now the favourite whipping boy for regulators and investors, who have blindfolded themselves with wrong notions about the role of credit rating agencies.

Prime Stocks: An update on a recommendation

When a stock recomendation we give runs up sharply, what should be your course of action? Should you exit or should you hold or should you book profits? We have one of our stock recommendations that presents such a case. This note will tell you what needs to be done. Kindly take the time to …

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Prime Stock Recommendation: A financial space disruptor

India’s credit growth remains in single digits even as the economy is recovering from the pandemic. This poor credit growth comes on the back of prime borrowers migrating to bond markets and retail depositors and borrowers finding fintech alternatives attractive. These are but some indicators that India’s universal banks are set to face considerable disruption going forward.

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Value of independence – a response to our critics

A recent ET Wealth study done jointly with us, had many of our distributor and advisor friends lash out at us on social media. The same happened some months ago when we took a firm call on Franklin funds. We thought we should not react but since this appears to be repeating, we decided to ‘respond’. 

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