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  Champion fund house of 2016
SBI MF is on a roll – it topped the WF Mirror Report 2016 (click here) clocking a blistering 63% weighted average growth in AuM in CY16. Fund performance was just as impressive as business performance, judging from the manner it swept the recent Outlook Money awards

Person of the year 2016
We turn the page on an eventful 2016 with a great piece from a master thinker, writer and orator, which captures the trials and tribulations, the black swans, the upsets, the high points and the low points of what has been a truly tumultuous year. We reproduce below Navneet Munot’s eagerly awaited annual “Person of the Year” piece of this year.

  The success formula that makes nations rich
Mirae Asset’s quarterly Emerging Markets Insight has rich insights indeed. India is not following the time tested success formula that makes nations rich – how sustainable then will our growth story be?

Data proves our inability to attract retail savers
The key issue that D P Singh flags is that as an industry, despite FY15-16 being a good year, contribution of retail flows (folios less than Rs. 1 lakh) has actually been negative. We simply do not have enough people out there, engaging with retail investors and getting their money into the industry.

  And the Person of the Year 2015 is......
Navneet’s annual “Person of the Year” piece is one of the most looked-forward to articles in our industry, and for good reason. Each year, in a single article, he effortlessly captures the defining moments and events of the year gone by, in his unmatched style, and finally picks one that he believes will leave the most lasting impact on humanity in times to come.

Why do we pay so little attention to this crucial function?
Amit Bhosale, who heads an independent and strong risk management team at ICICI Prudential AMC, shares with us over a dozen types of risks that a typical fund house is exposed to each day, and how these risks are sought to be mitigated, managed and overseen.

  In one stroke, our industry is serving 4 crore more investors!
D P Singh, SBI MF, takes us through two landmark events which hold the potential of taking this industry to the next level

First Indian to be nominated President of a global fund house
Franklin Resources Inc has appointed Vijay Advani as Co-President with effect from 1st October 2015. Vijay Advani, who set up FT’s Indian business in the mid 1990s, has become the first Indian to become President of a global fund house.

  Small distributors must be compensated for retail acquisition costs
D P Singh believes that the industry must find a way around the new commission structures to compensate small distributors for their retail acquisition efforts and believes we will see some changes on this front, sooner rather than later.

Tied agency with a 5 year cooling period could be the way forward
Suraj Kaeley is leveraging his vast experience across the fund, insurance and distribution businesses to rapidly regain market share that UTI lost in recent years. It’s the same breadth of experience which he brings to bear in this candid interview, where he discusses 5 challenges that the industry faces, which need to be overcome to achieve any meaningful penetration.

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