Chandan Kishore Kant

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Funds bought record Rs 1.3 trillion stocks so far in FY18

Funds bought record Rs 1.3 trillion stocks so far in FY18

Rediff.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 markets

February dhamaka: Funds pump in Rs 100 bn in markets

Rediff.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!

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 2017

Mutual funds' bull run was intact in 2017

Rediff.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 robust

Flush with liquidity, MFs say risk management is robust

Rediff.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 20K

2nd time in FY18 equity MFs monthly inflow crosses Rs 20K

Rediff.com8 Dec 2017

Monthly SIP inflow is Rs 6,000 crore, with a little over 1.75 million accounts

Dream run continues for MFs

Dream run continues for MFs

Rediff.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!

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!

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 market

Fund managers struggle to beat red-hot market

Rediff.com14 Jul 2017

Fund managers have been advising investors not to keep their return expectation higher

PSU banks fail to push mutual funds

PSU banks fail to push mutual funds

Rediff.com13 Jul 2017

Some of the public banks showed improvement; much more still needs to be done

Why Indians are flocking to MFs

Why Indians are flocking to MFs

Rediff.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 managers

Stick to large-caps in year of volatility: MF managers

Rediff.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 Oct

Equity MFs sitting on piles of cash since Oct

Rediff.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' Indians

Debt funds find favour with 'not so rich' Indians

Rediff.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 Jan

Equity MF flows hit 4-month low in Jan

Rediff.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 IPOs

Funds find too much money chasing too few IPOs

Rediff.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' nod

Allowing celebrity endorsements gets mutual funds' nod

Rediff.com18 Jan 2017

Industry body Amfi to hold meeting to decide on road map.

Stay invested in SIPs, folks!

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 picks

2016's top 5 stock picks

Rediff.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 ban

Mutual funds take a hit post note ban

Rediff.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 stocks

Tech bubble has burst? Funds prune allocation to IT stocks

Rediff.com16 Sep 2016

Underweight on the sector since January amid concerns over growth prospects; no early reversal seen

Why it makes sense to stay invested

Why it makes sense to stay invested

Rediff.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 year

IT, pharma funds offer no returns over last one year

Rediff.com26 Aug 2016

Worst performers among category funds, but beat sectoral indices

Drop in Infosys stock breeds caution among fund managers

Drop in Infosys stock breeds caution among fund managers

Rediff.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 closure

As Fatca comes closer, 5 million folios risk closure

Rediff.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 year

Why most large-cap funds gave negative returns over 1 year

Rediff.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'

'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 2016

Indian markets will give better returns in 2016

Rediff.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'

'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 managers

IT second-most favoured sector by fund managers

Rediff.com19 Oct 2015

IT sector replaces auto sector after a 6-month gap.

Falling rupee and its impact on global funds

Falling rupee and its impact on global funds

Rediff.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 Sensex

Of equity MFs' top 10 stocks, 7 crack more than Sensex

Rediff.com3 Sep 2015

Fund managers say the recent fall is not going to sustain.

'Black Monday' wipes off equity MFs' gains this year

'Black Monday' wipes off equity MFs' gains this year

Rediff.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 outflow

Gold ETFs: 25 months of continuous outflow

Rediff.com27 Jul 2015

Indian retail investors continue to sell gold ETFs.

If you invest, keep a five-year horizon: Vetri Subramaniam

If you invest, keep a five-year horizon: Vetri Subramaniam

Rediff.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!

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 years

Redemption for equity MFs the most in 4 years

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

The mutual fund industry also witnessed record sales.

Investors shun gold ETFs amid stock market rally

Investors shun gold ETFs amid stock market rally

Rediff.com16 Feb 2015

Gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have further lost favour among Indian investors.

Why are foreign fund houses exiting India?

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.

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