- Mutual funds have existed for more than two decades and are considered a safe way to invest in the stock markets. Yet, most people are reluctant to opt for them. Here are some other findings of the Mutual Fund Investments Report by Boston Analytics, which surveyed over 9,000 respondents across 15 Indian cities.
For Indians looking to invest in global real estate, the UK, USA and South Asia offer good opportunities. Antony Jacob, CEO of Apollo Munich Health Insurance, talks about the need to uncomplicate medical insurance and make it more user-friendly. Keep the adviser on your side by compensating him well for his time, but keeping the commisions he gets on sales. The recent changes in the financial services sector have left investors confused about their long-term strategies. The fourth Money Today Round Table on mutual funds asked six experts about ways to restrategise. The panel included Vikramaaditya, Director and CEO, HSBC Asset Management (India); Vikaas M. Sachdeva, Country Head, Business Development, Bharti AXA Investment Managers; I.V. Subramaniam, Director and CIO, Quantum Advisors; Rajesh Krishnamoorthy, MD, iFAST Financial India; Yateesh Srivastava, CMO, Aegon Religare Life Insurance, and Kartik Jhaveri, Director, Transcend Consulting.
In this series we review recently launched products and services to help you sort the best buys from those that do not offer value for money.
Corporate India is buoyant as the fourth quarter results surpass expectations. Here's a look at the sectors that are spearheading the growth. An aggressive blueprint to improve infrastructure will boost the revenues of construction firms, making them an attractive pick for investors. The Nifty's slide is no reason to worry. In fact, it's time to scout for stocks that are bound to yield good returns in the medium term. Kamya Jaiswal considers if she should sell the three poor performers in her portfolio. Find out why she holds back two.
An engineer by qualification, Rajen Shah's foray into the stock market in 1989 had him hooked.
In health insurance, most of the disputes between the insurer and insured arise at the time of settling claims. The Finance Bill has proposed some amendments in Budget 2010-11 to provide marginal tax concessions to some sectors. 50 per cent lower air fares are being offered by LCCs on international routes compared with fullservice carriers. A look at the recent rulings that can affect you. While the much-hyped tug of war over Ulips between market regulator Sebi and insurance regulator Irda has ended up at the Supreme Court, more tussles involving other regulators are coming to light. As the economy improves, investors are becoming more optimistic. Here are some findings of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management—ValueNotes Investor Confidence Index released in April.
There has been a lot of debate on the pricing of IPOs, with recent offerings inviting poor investor participation because their price bands were perceived to be too high.
The economy is out of the woods and the stock market is up, though a bit volatile. Even Warren Buffett is coming to India to scout for investment avenues.
At the time of declaring results, many corporates resort to financial manipulation, or creative accounting, to present an impressive picture of their performance.
Is there respite from rising inflation? Don't depend on predictions, just be prepared. Plan your finances by calculating its impact on your goals.
To avoid picking an unsuitable medical insurance and ensuring a smooth claims process, scrutinise the features before buying the cover.
This new series on the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) will consider the impact of the likely changes that will come into effect from 1 April 2011.
Mutual funds have seen a spate of regulations in the name of protecting investor interests. Do these actually benefit investors?