Founding partner & Head – MFs and equities
Bhavana was Deputy head of research at FundsIndia and was instrumental in converting many of the research outputs to products on the platform. She is a management graduate in finance with over 11 years of experience. 4 years were at FundsIndia, 7 years with The Hindu Business Line as research analyst.
Bhavana is an expert at analyzing stocks, sectors, and funds and creating portfolio products for investors. She is adept at providing structure and process to any research work and ensures a transparent and clear methodology to analysing products in an unbiased manner.
Bhavana’s ability to simplify complex analysis into simple, well-written, actionable commentaries has won the praise of many investors.
Bhavana is a management graduate from BIM.
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Debt funds for double indexation and high returns
If there is one thing that has dominated the new fund offer space, and your collective interest, it is target maturity funds. Over the past year, the debt market has dealt with a swift rise in interest rates and we have issued multiple strategies to alert you on opportunities that presented themselves.
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FAQs: What does the recent rate hike mean for your debt funds?
We bet you must be tired of hearing about rate hikes and debt funds and strategies! But if your queries, comments and activity on our newly-launched PrimeInvestor Community are any indications, there are still several questions many of you have over your funds.
So, here’s collecting them all and explaining what you should be doing with your debt funds and if you need to do anything different in light of the latest round of rate hikes.
Debt fund strategies for the current rate scenario
The Reserve Bank’s monetary policy on Wednesday served up another repo rate hike of 35 basis points, adding to the 190 basis points through this year. That takes the repo rate to 6.25% from the Covid low of 4%. The key driving factor behind the rapid rate hikes – that of inflation – still remains. The RBI has clearly spelt its commitment to bringing inflation within the target range, even in its latest monetary policy.
In this light, debt fund strategies you have now, to make the most of the current scenario, can be decided based on what you want:
Use this passive fund for your large-and-midcap exposure
A few weeks ago, we had written in detail the categories in which we think passive funds have become a necessity to keep your portfolio returns stable; even if you hold active funds. We made this call as performance of active funds were becoming relatively more inconsistent, in a few key categories.
Is it time to add passive funds to your portfolio?
In any portfolio that features equity funds, the long-running debate is whether one should go for active or passive funds. We, on the other hand, have held that a portfolio can well feature both active and passive funds using each where it does best. Of late, we have also been of the opinion that there are some categories where you should have passive funds if you are to keep returns up – even if you hold outperforming active funds.