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  The best investment your clients can ever make
The 3rd edition of HDFC Charity Fund for Cancer Cure opens on 10th March - don't miss the opportunity of helping your clients invest for the best returns their money can possibly give - saving lives.

Trail commissions are anti-investor
Trail commissions are anti-investor: that’s the conclusion that the Canadian regulator (CSA) has reached in its recent discussion paper where it calls for eliminating embedded commissions in mutual funds, to be substituted by a fee based model. CSA has made 3 points on why it believes trail is anti-investor – which bear careful reflection.

  Only 3 questions for Mr. U K Sinha
As SEBI’s Board gets ready to deliberate and approve the RIA regulations, we urge Mr. Sinha and SEBI’s Board to consider these 3 questions – answers to which may give them some sense of what could be the unintended consequences of the regulations, as currently proposed.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fastest of them all?
We present the 3rd annual edition of our “Mirror Report”, which throws a spotlight on AuM growth of all fund houses for the calendar year gone by. This year, we also present a report card for 3 year growth – which covers the momentum period of 2014, 2015 and 2016 – three years in which industry AuM more than doubled from Rs. 8 lakh crores to just under Rs.17 lakh crores.

  FIFA presents hard data to U K Sinha
FIFA has written a very well drafted, comprehensive and fact-based letter to Mr. U K Sinha, urging him to get SEBI to think carefully about the ramifications of going ahead with the proposed changes to the RIA regulations, which it appears, SEBI is keen to push through despite overwhelming concerns raised during the consultation process

SEBI mulls new MF-RIA intermediation model
SEBI is attempting to introduce a new version of RIA, but is not addressing the core issue. The most likely outcome when the new regulations come into force: jugaad.

  We hope you took the advice of these advisors
The headline of an article in ET today says it all: “Sensex wipes off entire gain of 2016 in 8 sessions”. Corrections are always swift and sharp. They don’t give you time to react. If you must act, you have to be proactive about managing corrections – being reactive never works. Wealth Forum was proactive about alerting you to do what you need to, when valuations were stretched. Protecting wealth is just as important as creating wealth – and advisors are increasingly adopting strategies that enable them to do this.

Will SEBI look at the dilemma of these 9642 distributors?
Wealth Forum presents the 2nd annual edition of its New Blood Report which analyses trends in new ARN registrations at a city, state and region level. Trends in new ARN registrations are steadily accelerating year on year at 35% p.a., and has touched 9642 in the 12 month period Oct15 – Sep16.

  UF says RIA paper is anti-investor, anti financial inclusion
Even as SEBI announced the extension of time to file responses to its RIA consultation paper upto 30th November 2016, the United Forum has made its move by filing a detailed response to SEBI. UF believes the paper is anti-investor and anti financial inclusion

3 recommendations on SEBI’s RIA paper – will AMFI take these forward?
In this follow up to my earlier article on SEBI’s RIA consultation paper, there are three specific recommendations offered, which I believe is a pragmatic way forward for both models – distribution and RIA. If industry stakeholders believe this is a good way forward, we need AMFI to take an active initiative on multiple fronts and not restrict itself to just sending one written response, as has been its practice in the past. Will AMFI under its new leadership, please take these ideas forward?

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