When you have too much of your portfolio invested in fund(s) of a single AMC, you’re concentrated towards an AMC. So you might think. But it’s not that cut-and-dried. AMC concentration risk comes in only when the funds are of a similar type or when you have too much of your portfolio in a single fund.
As per this new SEBI multicap rule, a multi-cap fund should allocate 25% each at the minimum to smallcap, midcap and largecap stocks. This is a sea change from the current scenario where multicap funds could have any allocation they wished to, based on their outlook on the market.
At Rs 4,000 crore, the equity mutual fund outflows is not only higher than the previous month but also more than the October 2013 outflow of Rs 3,225 crore.
We don’t think that going by ratings to decide that a fund is a buy or a sell is the right approach – even while we have our own mutual fund ratings system Prime Ratings. In this article, we explain why.
The balanced advantage funds /dynamic asset allocation funds (BA/DAA) category was created after SEBI’s new categorisation rules. According to the rules these funds need to
This is the question we’ve received from many of you. The straight answer to this is: gilt yields rose sharply in the past 1 month causing a drop in prices.
Does fund performance go down as AUM size increases? Should the size of a fund be the deciding factor on whether to hold it or sell it? We answer a PrimeInvestor’s query.
Thematic funds need timing, in entry and exit. They’re there to kick portfolio returns up a few notches. They’re useful in capitalising on pockets of opportunities. Now, what if there was a thematic fund that turned this on its head?
Among the many queries we get, one that features frequently is why we have one fund recommended when another is doing well, or whether you can move from one fund to another that’s doing better. And that’s a great way to look at fund returns because a fund that’s able to beat both market and peers is a good one to have.
Arbitrage funds and liquid funds are very different products although their returns are quite comparable. The difference between the spot and futures market is largely a reflection of the short-term interest rate. The additional returns in arbitrage, if any, come from the mispriced opportunities. In the absence of volatility, a liquid fund may provide better returns.