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  Time for commissions to be regulated
Bagariaji identifies two core issues that are causing repeated regulatory upheavals for distributors and suggests what some may see as radical measures to effectively address these core issues as well as preserve business viability of distribution models.

We need evidence based, not perception based regulations
FIFA, which now represents IFAs from 120 cities across India, is gearing up to engage with the regulator on its proposed consultation paper on the RIA regulations – a paper which will likely have a far reaching impact on business models across MF distribution, including IFAs. Dhruv believes it is time we move away from a perception based regulatory environment to an evidence based one – where rules are made and changed based on clear evidence of the need for change, not merely a perception of a need for change.

  Are we guilty of mis-selling these funds?
There are heightened conversations these days on monthly and quarterly dividends from equity oriented funds including balanced funds.

Indian TERs are in fact among the lowest
In response to Morningstar’s report of 2015 which concluded that Indian mutual funds are among the most expensive in the world, FIFA has produced an incisive analysis that rebuts this conclusion and establishes that if you compare apples with apples, Indian mutual funds are actually among the cheapest in the world.

  The Future of Money
Internet enabled disintermediation is causing disruptions in many established business and economic models around the world – and has now reached the very foundations of modern financial markets – money. Dilshad Billimoria, Bangalore, takes us into the fascinating world of bitcoins.

Finally, a truly united response to SEBI on commission disclosure
The United Forum – which comprises 32 IFA associations along with FIAI – which represents the interests of national distributors and banks – together submitted a comprehensive, well researched and well articulated response to AMFI on SEBI’s circular on commission disclosures

  Mr. Nathan, you are misrepresenting distributors
Narendra Nathan of ET tweeted his view saying distributors may be a vanishing tribe, which follows an article he penned earlier, titled “MF distributors behaving like angry birds” Mr. Bond has taken strong exception to Mr. Nathan’s rather disparaging views of the distribution fraternity, and wrote this letter to Mr. Bodhisatva Ganguli, ET’s editor, to bring to his notice where this writer has erred, by coming to conclusions that are not really supported by facts.

Lull after self-created storm
Mr. Bond says we created a storm when Amtek happened. We saw that the end game finally did not justify the storm. Then we did it again with JSPL. The end game here too did not justify the storm. In the calm after these self-created storms, a look at investor outcomes is a sober reminder of whether proactive panic or wise restraint served our investors better.

  Service tax: open letter to AMC CEOs
DFDA says distributors need an urgent clarification from all fund houses on how each one is accounting for commissions paid to distributors, to enable them to determine which AMCs are enabling them to pass on the service tax incidence to the recipient of their services and which ones are not.

Solution for commission disclosure and competition with direct
Bagaria ji offers a proposal that can serve as a solution for commission disclosures as well as promote healthy competition between direct and distribution, in the form of a modified version of the present two TER system

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