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Mutual fund investors are not cashing out

Mutual fund investors are not cashing out

Finance
MUMBAI: A section of the retail investors in India is showing signs of maturity. Despite a sharp slide in the leading indices, several investors are not rushing to redeem their investments from equity mutual funds. This is a clear departure from earlier habits when retail investors hurried to redeem when markets showed a sharp southward movement. In fact, some are considering investing more since prices of a large number of good quality stocks are down, fund managers and financial planners said. In September, there were net inflows of about Rs 8,000 crore in equity funds, of which about Rs 7,000 crore was through the systematic investment plan (SIP) route and the balance as the lump sum investments, said A Balasubramanian, chairman, AMFI, the mutual fund industry trade body. MF distributor...
Top-ranked female portfolio managers discuss gender imbalance in fund management

Top-ranked female portfolio managers discuss gender imbalance in fund management

Finance
It's hardly a surprise that the asset management industry has a gender problem. Even so, some might be taken aback by the actual scale of the issue. Of the 16,084 portfolio managers tracked by Citywire around the world, just 1,662 — or 10.3 percent — are women. In the United States that figure falls to 9 percent. (Citywire is a financial publishing and information group that tracks the performance of fund managers.) There are multiple social and structural reasons for this but, crucially, no evidence that women underperform men when it comes to running money. In an effort to highlight the best female portfolio man...
New cash will fund Canadian shale operations

New cash will fund Canadian shale operations

Business
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Australian energy company Calima said Friday that investment interest was strong enough to support a robust drilling campaign in a Canadian shale basin. In an emailed statement, the company said it was oversubscribed in a share placement, taking in $ 18.1 million (USD) that it would use to fund operations in the Montney shale basin in western Canada. "Proceeds from the placement will be used by Calima to drill and test three wells on the Calima lands within the Montney," Alan Stein, the managing director for Calima Energy, said. The company said it's uncovered more than 500 drilling sites near its acreage that revealed promise for a hydraulic fracturing campaign in the Montney shale basin in British Columbia. Advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or f...
HDFC Mutual Fund gets Sebi go-ahead for IPO

HDFC Mutual Fund gets Sebi go-ahead for IPO

Finance
New Delhi, Jun 28 () HDFC Asset Management Company, the country's largest mutual fund firm, has received Sebi's go-ahead to float an initial public offer. The company had filed draft papers with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in March and received its "observations" on June 22, as per the latest update with the markets watchdog. Sebi's observations are necessary for any company to launch public issues like rights issue, initial public offer (IPO) and follow-on public offer (FPO). HDFC AMC operates as a joint venture between Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and Standard Life Investments. Going by the draft papers, the proposed IPO offers up to 2.54 crore equity shares of the fund house through an offer for sale of 85.92 lakh shares by HDFC and up to 1.68 cro...
NHS funding: Brexit 'won't save enough' to fund £20bn boost

NHS funding: Brexit 'won't save enough' to fund £20bn boost

Health
The government will not reveal how a £20bn boost to the NHS is funded until the autumn budget - but any savings from Brexit will not be "anything like enough", the health secretary says.Jeremy Hunt also said there "will be an increased burden of taxation" to fund the 3.4% average annual rises to 2023.It came after Theresa May said the NHS funding boost in England would be partly funded by a "Brexit dividend".Labour's John McDonnell called the funding model "not credible".The prime minister announced at the weekend that the government's plan to increase the NHS budget over the next five years.The plan means more money will be given to the rest of the UK - about £4bn - although it will be up to the Welsh and Scottish go...