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Bhavana Acharya

Prime recommendation: A credit risk fund to tap better returns

Up until recently, we tended to avoid funds with any level of credit risk let alone pure credit risk funds. The domino effect of the 2018 IL&FS saga on other issuers, funds themselves trying to clean up their portfolios, the risk that the lockdowns imposed on corporate credit quality and the like kept us wary of entering the space.

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credit rating
General
R Balakrishnan

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.

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credit risk space
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Vidya Bala

Prime Recommendation: A fund to ride the credit risk space

At PrimeInvestor, we did not add any debt fund in the credit risk space when we started out in 2020. And even when a fund we recommended held partial credit risk, we made sure we classified them as high risk-long term. We did not pick any fund from the credit risk category as funds were busy segregating their bad assets.

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Franklin India debt funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Franklin fallout: Risks in debt funds from other AMCs

The winding up of Franklin Templeton’s debt schemes has proved how credit risk and liquidity risk can be a lethal combination. While the funds’ closures are an extreme event, this may be a good opportunity for you to take a relook at your portfolio – without panic, that is.

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2019 - year in debt funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

How did debt funds perform in 2019?

After a dramatic comeback, gilt and dynamic bond funds swiftly lost the peak return they made post July 2019. Credit risk funds drew a blank

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Reality vs expectations 
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

What returns should you expect from your debt funds?

The last two years of turmoil in the debt fund space may have left you wondering what returns to expect from debt funds. Will debt funds beat FD? Or would their returns hover somewhere around their yield (yield to maturity) as promised by some? Are double-digit returns possible in debt? Use this analysis to set more realistic expectations from debt funds instead of a vague 8% or 9% return you may have in mind.

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