Under the strategic agreement, Canara Bank Securities will offer various schemes of UTI Mutual Fund through its online platform
UTI Mutual Fund said it has tied up with Canara Bank Securities' for distribution of its schemes. Under the strategic agreement, Canara Bank Securities will offer various schemes of UTI Mutual Fund through its online platform, UTI MF said in a statement.
"With this tie-up, customers of Canara Bank Securities will be able to invest online in the various schemes of UTI Mutual Fund. The tie-up with Canara Bank Securities will give UTI Mutual Fund an opportunity to reach out to wider segment of the society," UTI Asset Management Company group president and chief marketing office Jaideep Bhattacharya said.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of state-owned lender Canara Bank, Canara Bank Securities offers online trading facility through its portal 'Canmoney' in the cash, Futures and Options and Currency Derivative segment.
Besides, it also offers online investment facility in IPOs/FPOs and various schemes of several Mutual Funds.
UTI Mutual Fund's Average Assets under Management (AAUM) for the quarter of April-June 2011 of UTI Mutual Fund was Rs69,105.09 crore. It also has investor accounts of 9.87 million under its 83 domestic schemes as on 30 June 2011.
CRISIL Gold Index is an attempt to address the inconsistency in performance comparison and will serve as a common benchmark for evaluating performance of gold ETFs
CRISIL Research has launched the 'CRISIL Gold Index', which will track the performance of gold prices in the domestic ETF market.
"CRISIL Gold Index is an attempt to address the inconsistency in performance comparison and will serve as a common benchmark for evaluating performance of gold ETFs," CRISIL (director of capital markets) Tarun Bhatia said in a statement.
The Gold Index has a base date of 2 January 2007, and was based on the landed price of 10 grams of gold in Mumbai, he added.
The newly launched product, which will be a public index, is the first index introduced by the research company in commodities space. Currently, 11 asset management companies offer 11 gold ETFS and three gold Fund of Funds (FoFs) in India. Also, gold ETFs have given an annualised return of 22.91% in the last 36 months compared to 9.3% by S&P CNX Nifty.
The research firm said it would also look at launching other indices in the commodities space depending upon demand from investors.
"There is no room for complacency. We shall have to work very hard-government, industry-and I am confident that our workers and farmers would make their contribution in ensuring growth with inclusion," finance minister Pranab Mukherjee pointed
New Delhi: The government on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slowdown in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate and said hard work is needed by all sections, including industry and farmers, to ensure inclusive growth, keeping in mind uncertainty over the global economy and monsoon, reports PTI.
"... It is no doubt disappointing," finance minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters while commenting on GDP data for the April-June quarter, which showed that growth of the country's economy slowed down to 7.7% in the first quarter of FY11-12 from 8.8% in the corresponding year-ago period.
He said there was no room for complacency and everyone, including the government, industry and farming community, will have work hard.
"There is no room for complacency. We shall have to work very hard-government, industry-and I am confident that our workers and farmers would make their contribution in ensuring growth with inclusion," he said, adding that one of the important ingredients is creation of more jobs.
Expressing hope that the growth rate would pick up again, Mr Mukherjee said, "We shall have to keep in mind that there are still some areas of uncertainty-uncertainty in global scenario, uncertainty, of course monsoon is not yet over, last leg is yet to be over."
While the GDP growth figure is disappointing, Mr Mukherjee said there was a 'silver lining' to the country's economic performance, as 27.7 million jobs were created between 2005 and 2010.
Furthermore, there was 7.9% year-on-year increase in overall investments during the first quarter this fiscal, compared to a 0.4% rise in the corresponding year-ago period, which is encouraging, he said.
Mr Mukherjee said he was expecting a higher growth rate in the first quarter, but given various factors-including the overall international scenario and the muted recovery in Europe and the US-the situation in India is "not that much disappointing".
He hoped that the GDP growth rate would recover by the end of the fiscal, but refused to project any figure.
"When the final figures for year will be available, there may be a recovery... Of course (I am) not going to just now make any projections what would be the final figures for the year," he said.
Referring to the growth in employment opportunities, Mr Mukherjee said those 'propagating' the view that this was jobless growth are wrong.
"... is not absolutely correct. They are wrong," he said.
However, at the same time, the finance minister said there should be more growth in employment generation.