All stories by Chandan Kishore Kant
Funds bought record Rs 1.3 trillion stocks so far in FY18Rediff.com7 Mar 2018
The recent weakness in stock markets has provided an opportunity to buy quality stocks relatively cheaper
February dhamaka: Funds pump in Rs 100 bn in marketsRediff.com3 Mar 2018
'When you have surplus cash flow and markets correct sharply, what options do you have other than buying good stocks?'
Don't stop SIP till you need money!Rediff.com20 Jan 2018
Despite uncertain times and market volatility ahead, investors should continue with their disciplined investing via SIPs.
Mutual funds' bull run was intact in 2017Rediff.com28 Dec 2017
The total AUM rose 40 per cent or Rs 6.3 lakh crore, to Rs 23 lakh crore at the end of November.
Flush with liquidity, MFs say risk management is robustRediff.com24 Dec 2017
Industry players say they have learnt from the bitter experience of 2008 and have far better checks and balances in place to avoid an encore.
2nd time in FY18 equity MFs monthly inflow crosses Rs 20KRediff.com8 Dec 2017
Monthly SIP inflow is Rs 6,000 crore, with a little over 1.75 million accounts
Dream run continues for MFsRediff.com7 Nov 2017
Amid lowering of bank deposit rates and falling yields from traditional investment vehicles like gold and real estate, investors are fast shifting to financial assets. The MF sector is emerging a clear beneficiary of this trend.
NFOs are HOT again!Rediff.com25 Sep 2017
Fundraising via equity NFOs highest since 2008; Over Rs 11K cr collected in first eight months of 2017, says Chandan Kishore Kant
IndiGo shares worth Rs 120 crore sold!Rediff.com24 Jul 2017
This came even as the airline recorded the fastest domestic passenger growth rate of 26 per cent.
Fund managers struggle to beat red-hot marketRediff.com14 Jul 2017
Fund managers have been advising investors not to keep their return expectation higher
PSU banks fail to push mutual fundsRediff.com13 Jul 2017
Some of the public banks showed improvement; much more still needs to be done
Why Indians are flocking to MFsRediff.com21 Feb 2017
Flow surge in equity schemes is an important reason why Indian stock market did not crash.
Stick to large-caps in year of volatility: MF managersRediff.com20 Feb 2017
Equity fund managers say large-caps offer higher relative safety, especially in such times.
Equity MFs sitting on piles of cash since OctRediff.com17 Feb 2017
Steep volatility in the markets has made fund managers cautious, awaiting opportunities to deploy the cash.
Debt funds find favour with 'not so rich' IndiansRediff.com15 Feb 2017
In other debt-oriented funds, retail assets jumped from about Rs 45,000 crore to Rs 64,000 crore.
Equity MF flows hit 4-month low in JanRediff.com8 Feb 2017
Tax-saving equity-linked savings schemes saw month-on-month rise in inflows at Rs 1,166 crores.
Funds find too much money chasing too few IPOsRediff.com18 Jan 2017
In the 52 newly listed companies since 2014, fund managers have a total investment of a mere 2.5 per cent of their assets under management.
Allowing celebrity endorsements gets mutual funds' nodRediff.com18 Jan 2017
Industry body Amfi to hold meeting to decide on road map.
Stay invested in SIPs, folks!Rediff.com9 Jan 2017
Experts say investors should stay patient and stay invested in mutual funds.
2016's top 5 stock picksRediff.com26 Dec 2016
At the start of 2016, HDFC Bank, Infosys, ICICI Bank, L&T and Axis Bank were the top five picks of fund managers
Mutual funds take a hit post note banRediff.com1 Dec 2016
The average fall in 15 most-invested stocks by equity MFs was 5.7 per cent. Chandan Kishore Kant reports
Tech bubble has burst? Funds prune allocation to IT stocksRediff.com16 Sep 2016
Underweight on the sector since January amid concerns over growth prospects; no early reversal seen
Why it makes sense to stay investedRediff.com1 Sep 2016
Most equity schemes have more than doubled their NAVs in 8 years, even if they entered at the pre-Lehman crisis peak
IT, pharma funds offer no returns over last one yearRediff.com26 Aug 2016
Worst performers among category funds, but beat sectoral indices
Drop in Infosys stock breeds caution among fund managersRediff.com19 Aug 2016
Corrective measures are already being taken by fund managers - overall allocation to the IT firm has been pruned by 120 basis points, from 4.43 per cent in March to 3.24 per cent in July
As Fatca comes closer, 5 million folios risk closureRediff.com21 Jul 2016
Fatca aims to track all US residents with non-US accounts and US citizens, too.
Why most large-cap funds gave negative returns over 1 yearRediff.com13 May 2016
To be fair, one year is too short a period to judge the schemes' performance.
'Markets likely to be volatile, but better in 2016'Rediff.com18 Dec 2015
In 2015, foreign investors slowed net buying of Indian equities.
Indian markets will give better returns in 2016Rediff.com7 Dec 2015
Post the correction over the past one year, we are seeing opportunities across sectors.
'Market will stabilise after it absorbs shocks from the US lift-off'Rediff.com5 Nov 2015
India has been a core portfolio holding for emerging market funds.
IT second-most favoured sector by fund managersRediff.com19 Oct 2015
IT sector replaces auto sector after a 6-month gap.
Falling rupee and its impact on global fundsRediff.com9 Sep 2015
Gold funds have returned -5.2 per cent, while the Sensex is down 7 per cent in the past year.
Of equity MFs' top 10 stocks, 7 crack more than SensexRediff.com3 Sep 2015
Fund managers say the recent fall is not going to sustain.
'Black Monday' wipes off equity MFs' gains this yearRediff.com26 Aug 2015
The BSE Sensex lost about 1,600 points, while the National Stock Exchange Nifty was down about 400 points.
Gold ETFs: 25 months of continuous outflowRediff.com27 Jul 2015
Indian retail investors continue to sell gold ETFs.
If you invest, keep a five-year horizon: Vetri SubramaniamRediff.com3 Jul 2015
'Focus on companies with healthy balance sheets and return ratios.'
Can getting an ATM PIN cost you Rs 300? It's possible!Rediff.com16 Apr 2015
It can if your debit card belongs to a PSU bank
Redemption for equity MFs the most in 4 yearsRediff.com13 Apr 2015
The mutual fund industry also witnessed record sales.
Investors shun gold ETFs amid stock market rallyRediff.com16 Feb 2015
Gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have further lost favour among Indian investors.
Why are foreign fund houses exiting India?Rediff.com12 Jan 2015
Most large fund houses, such as HDFC MF, ICICI Prudential AMC, Reliance MF, Reliance MF, Birla SunLife MF and SBI MF, have the backing of large banks or financial institutions, giving them reach and understanding, they say.