Active funds or index funds is a call that continues to remain elusive in the Indian context. While that debate goes on, there is another emerging class of funds – not too active not fully passive. They are quant funds.
Franklin India came out with a communication dt. May 14, 2020 to its investors, on its 6 debt schemes to be wound up. The communication, after apologizing to investors, had the following key points.
In February, we had provided some do-it-yourself guidelines on maintaining a long-term portfolio. Many of you appreciated it and said you found it useful. Please read it if you haven’t. One of the points in that playbook was about portfolio rebalancing. Since many of you continue to have doubts on what is rebalancing and how
When PhonePe announced last week that they were expanding their mutual funds offering on their app by offering so-called ‘Super Funds’, I was actually quite excited. I was an early adopter of the UPI app, and till date, it is my primary app for money transfers. They probably have the cleanest UX among all UPI apps and I was keenly watching their entry into MF services.
A recent query we received from a customer concerned Aditya Birla Sun Life Frontline Equity. Our MF Review tool throws up a sell on this fund. The questions raised were: Why, since it was a fund that had been delivering returns and was considered among the best funds and was highly rated.
Over the course of the last 2 weeks, following the Franklin debt funds’ fallout, many of you (our subscribers) have written to us seeking answers to a number of questions on the debt funds you hold.
For a long-term investor, is an ETF a better or poorer option compared to index funds? Which is more expensive in the long term? Can one replace your recommendations of index funds (or FoF, like Motilal Oswal Nasdaq 100 FoF) with the corresponding ETF? It’s a little confusing because your Prime Funds and some of your portfolios recommend ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 Index fund, but ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 ETF is not recommended in Prime ETFs or portfolios. Shouldn’t the performance be same? And what is the impact of tracking error on investor returns?
After the Franklin Templeton debacle, CEOs of asset management companies have been out in big numbers across media to reassure investors that this was an isolated case and that there’s no crisis for the debt fund industry itself.
When there is uncertainty writ all around, you cannot be taking sides. You need an option that can navigate across markets, that’s steady in strategy, and that is large-cap based. Kotak Standard Multicap fits all three. This multicap fund is part of our Prime Funds recommendation list. Kotak Standard Multicap suits any investor with a timeframe of 4 years and above. Here’s why the fund makes a good investment.
Our comprehensive report yesterday gave you a detailed list of funds across AMCs with higher credit or concentration risk in each category. With the help of our review tool and the pointers we gave you, we hope you identified the ones you need to move out of. If you have not, please read the article here if you are a subscriber or subscribe today to ensure you are with the right debt funds.
The winding up of Franklin Templeton’s debt schemes has proved how credit risk and liquidity risk can be a lethal combination. While the funds’ closures are an extreme event, this may be a good opportunity for you to take a relook at your portfolio – without panic, that is.