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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    How do we know whether a fund is doing well or not? No, it is not based on the absolute returns that a fund earns. It is based on relative returns. Funds measure their performance against an external standard. This standard is called the benchmark index. Benchmarks are the cornerstone of fund...

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    Longer trading hours will mean a huge disruption for mutual funds including a delay in meeting redemption requests

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) proposed move to extend trading hours from the current five-and-a- half hours to eight hours is only likely to increase the headaches of various market participants. The work of all agencies that depend on market-closing data...

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