Asian dividend funds turn to China, India to counter US Fed hike

Some fund managers say they are shifting from traditional favourites such as investment trusts, telecoms and utilities to emerging market companies offering faster earnings growth and cheaper valuations.

Mutual funds bullish on EPFO move to invest in equity funds

The government's decision to allow Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) invest 5 percent of its Rs 1 trillion investible fund in exchange traded equity funds has made mutual fund houses bullish about launching retirement equity funds, industry officials said.

India equity funds see $9.5-bn inflow in H1 of FY15

India equity funds see $9.5-bn inflow in H1 of FY15

All the emerging markets equity funds saw a pullout from investors during the first half of 2015, barring India and Russia.

Mutual funds exposure to IT stocks surges to Rs 36,000 crore

Investments by mutual fund houses in software shares surged by 55 percent to nearly Rs 36,000 crore at the end of May on account of good return given by such stocks.

Mutual fund asset base grows 10% to Rs 11.86 lakh crore

Mutual fund (MF) industry's asset base has grown around 10 percent to Rs 11.86 lakh crore at the end of April from March, primarily driven by huge inflows in equity schemes and money market segment.

Investors pump in Rs 2 lakh crore in MF schemes during Apr-Jan

Total investments in mutual fund schemes in the first 10 months of the current fiscal rose to nearly Rs 2 lakh crore on the back of inflows in equity funds.

Equity schemes' share in MF assets base grows to 30% in Dec

The contribution of equity oriented schemes in mutual funds asset base has increased to 30 percent over the last nine months of the current fiscal on the back of a sharp rally in stock markets.

Sebi permits 123 alternative funds to operate in India

Of these, around 34 entities got the market regulator's approval to operate so far this year (January-November), 67 in 2013 and the remaining 22 in 2011.

MFs plan more equity-oriented funds to cash in on market rally

Enthused by the ongoing rally in the stock markets, mutual fund houses are bullish about industry growth driven by equity-oriented funds.

MFs equity folio count rises by over 48,000 in July

Equity mutual funds witnessed an addition of more than 48,000 investor accounts, or folios, in July helped mainly by a sharp rise in stock market.

ICICI Bank pips Infosys as most popular stock among equity funds

ICICI Bank emerged as the most popular stock among equity mutual funds in the January-March quarter replacing IT giant Infosys, largely on account of market price movements, says a report.

MFs sell shares worth Rs 2,700 cr in April

Continuing their selling spree for the 8th month in a row, mutual funds offloaded shares worth about Rs 2,700 crore in April on redemption pressure.

Nod to HDFC Bank to raise foreign investment limit may be delayed

According to the report, USD 41.05 billion has flown out of emerging market equities funds in January-March period of 2014, against an inflow of USD 29.78 billion in the same period last year.

Mutual funds' average assets cross Rs 9 trillion mark

The country's 44 fund houses together garnered an average AUM (Asset Under Management) of Rs 9.04 lakh crore during the January-March quarter of 2013-14.

Investors pour in $12 mn from emerging market funds: EPFR

Investors have pumped in USD 12 million into equity funds focused on emerging markets including India within a week, the first inflow since mid- October, says a report.

Small, mid-cap MFs outshine other funds in Dec: Crisil

Small and mid-cap equity funds outshined other schemes in the October-December quarter on higher allocation to industrial products and lower exposure to oil and gas and power sectors, a Crisil report said Monday.

Investors pull out $12 bn from emerging market funds: EPFR

According to funds tracking company EPFR Global, USD 12.18 billion has flown out of emerging markets equities funds during the third quarter of 2013.

Investors pull out $3-bn from emerging market funds: EPFR

Investors globally pulled out more than USD 3 billion from equity funds focused on emerging markets including India in a week amid concerns over the US Federal Reserve's plan of curtailing its stimulus drive starting later this year, says a report.

Equity funds step up dividends after robust 2012 gains

After reaping rich returns with their stock investments in 2012, mutual funds have begun the new year on a high note with plans to pay dividends to their investors in equity funds.

Inflows to emerging market equity funds reach $17-bn

Emerging markets attracted close to USD six billion of fresh capital in equity funds during the first week of February, taking their total inflows so far in 2012 to USD 17 billion.