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  US can learn from the great Indian SIP story
The US may have achieved great success with its 401(k) plans, but when it comes to encouraging systematic investing with after-tax dollars, US clearly can pick up some insights from the Indian SIP story says Tim Hill, who was in India recently to meet distributors and address the MFRT conference.

Biggest NFO in a decade
97,000 investors of which 16,000 are first time MF investors. 2100 crores mobilized in a 15 day NFO. Investments from 145 locations. Active support from 2500 IFAs across the country. No – we are not doing a flashback on an NFO from the 2006-7 period – these are numbers from the recent NFO of Axis Dynamic Equity Fund – the biggest NFO in a decade.

  Fund industry heading towards an absolute return environment?
SBI MF’s 30 years of wealth creation coincides with 30 years of development of Indian capital markets says Navneet, as he traces the journey so far and peeks into the future on how fund management may evolve in the coming years. Is the growth of solutions and asset allocation products a symptom of the industry being pushed into an absolute return environment?

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

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