Cleaning up or Cleaning out

SEBI has banned entry loads for mutual funds. The outcome has been catastrophic; more earnings for big banks and less service for retail investors. Analysis by Sucheta Dalal & Debashis Basu

Four months ago, the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) banned the entry load on mutual fund investment. SEBI’s intention was to save mutual fund investors an unnecessary...

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Sticky Wicket

A T-20 portfolio, like the cricket match of that format, will be a risky affair

The mutual fund industry is never short of innovation and fancy ideas. The two biggest draws in India are Bollywood and cricket, so it is no surprise that we now have a fund called T-20, from Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund. This Fund is a close-ended equity scheme which intends to invest in companies across market...

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Fancy Funds Average Returns

Mutual fund schemes with fancy names have turned out to be poor performers and pure marketing gimmicks. An exposé by
Debashis Basu & Swapnil Suvarna

As an investor, one of the first things you must remember about fund management is that it is a business. And the revenues and profits of that business have little to do with the returns fund companies make for you. Fund companies earn a...

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