It’s the end of our second review cycle, for the April-June 2020 quarter. The updated ratings have now been published. So we’d like to highlight
You will soon be receiving money on some of the segregated Vodafone Idea debt units of Franklin India.
The NFO of the latest tranche of the Bharat Bond ETF – a portfolio of high-quality PSU bonds from the Edelweiss AMC – will be open from July 14-17, 2020.
Our video on this first. If you want to read the Q&A go down. Why this sudden charge of Stamp duty? The stamp duty charge
At the end March 2020, we recommended 3 MF debt options that you can invest in over the next 2 to 3 years to capitalize
For investors preferring to go the passive route, options were limited until recently. With the passive landscape changing now, it’s becoming increasingly possible to build
Budget 2019 brought some clarification on how the amounts received by an investor in segregated mutual fund units (also called side-pocketed units) need to be taxed
With interest rates on bank deposits, small savings schemes and most categories of debt funds taking a knock, many investors are on the lookout for that one miracle avenue that will give them high returns with capital safety. Gilt mutual funds, which invest only in government bonds, on the face of it, look very appealing today because of their high past returns.
Now, with Franklin India AMC facing multiple lawsuits on the manner of winding up its six debt funds – the saga has taken a new turn.
• Lawsuits by unitholders against Franklin bring to light the fact that the rights of unitholders under SEBI regulations are ambiguous. It cannot simply be assumed that unitholders rights are limited to simply voting for liquidating a fund’s assets.
• In communicating with unitholders, Franklin’s line of argument also comes across as somewhat high-handed.
Should Nifty 50 be your only choice to play passive? What if a smarter fund can return better than the Nifty 50 or the Nifty
If the recent events in the debt space brought to light the liquidity risk arising from lower rated papers, you probably haven’t seen the unfolding of various kinds of risk since September 2018. In 2013, when duration became a risk on the back of rate hikes, money flowed copiously to credit risk over the next 5 years. Now, the cycle has turned. Money is moving to duration from credit risk.
The Securities Exchange Bord of India (SEBI) recently came up with a circular that requires AMCs to list schemes that are being wound up. This