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Expert View

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.

 
 
Keep the adviser on your side by compensating him well for his time, but keeping the commisions he gets on sales.
For Indians looking to invest in global real estate, the UK, USA and South Asia offer good opportunities.
Even a success rate of 10 per cent in the new blocks where RIL is exploring oil will create huge wealth for shareholders.
If investors had stayed on or even averaged down, the cost of investment would have been very cheap when the markets sprang up again.
A high lapsation ratio not only indicates unhappy customers but also affects the company's reputation.
A sub-14,000 level will make equity investments compelling as there is a good possibility of the Sensex reaching 24,000-plus level in 3-4 years.
After a year of re-rating, earnings expansion will remain the key driver for equities in 2010.
 
 
Antony Jacob, CEO of Apollo Munich Health Insurance, talks about the need to uncomplicate medical insurance and make it more user-friendly.
Damien Marmion, CEO of Max Bupa Health Insurance Company, the newest player in the field, tells about what the future holds for policyholders.
The government is going all out to woo private sector investment in infrastructure like never before. This means exciting returns are possible for patient investors.
Probir Roy, Chairman and Co-founder, PayMate, talks about how mobile banking is revolutionising the way we conduct cash transactions.
Waqar Naqvi, CEO of Taurus Mutual Fund, feels the budget could push up the markets, but fears that the retail investors may not participate in the rally.
Disinvestment will raise the free floating stock of PSUs, which will increase their weightage in key indices, thereby drawing greater investor interest.
Rajeev Deep Bajaj, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Bajaj Capital, talks about the changing investment scenario and suggests strategies for the coming year.
Irda Chairman J. Hari Narayan tells what the regulator is doing to protect policyholders' interests and the root cause of disputes relating to insurance.