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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Funds investing internationally were the flavour of the season all of last year. That changed in February this year, when funds hit the ceiling set by the Reserve Bank on how much they could invest in overseas securities. When we first explained the scenario, expectations were that this cap would be increased in due course and international funds could open up again.
Up until six months ago, Parag Parikh Flexi cap was an investor favourite. Its chart-topping performance and overseas investments served as the key attractions. These very same factors now appear to be doing the opposite, causing investors to worry over continuing investments. So, should you be concerned over Parag Parikh Flexi Cap’s performance? Is the restriction in investing abroad a game-changer for the fund?
In this analysis, we look at indices on the ‘Quality’ factor. There are two NFOs running now – DSP Midcap 150 Quality 50 Index fund (there’s already the ETF version of this) and Aditya Birla SL Nifty 200 Quality 30. These two indices join the Nifty 100 Quality 30 index, on which there is an already existing ETF (from Edelweiss).
The world of passive investment options is a growing one, and the ETFs available now number over 100.
Because passive investing has gained such a name for itself, you may think that anything passive is a great investment. No. There are ETFs which make good investments and those that do not, just like with active funds.
This week, we’re issuing an invest recommendation on another theme that’s starting to break out of a long slump. This theme makes for a good portfolio differentiator as most other diversified equity funds, as yet, have not moved overweight by much on it.
The headlines now are devoted to sliding equity markets and stock opportunities to ‘buy the dip’. But that’s not the only window of opportunity to make the most of a correction. With the hike in repo rates earlier this month and a clear path now for higher rates, debt markets too offer scope for timely investments.