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Don't go overboard on equities, avoid lump-sums: S Naren, ICICI Pru
S Naren, executive director and chief investment officer, ICICI Prudential Asset Management, has a simple advice for retail investors: “Often, in a rising market, investors tend to overlook asset allocation and go overweight on equities. This is one mistake every investor should avoid.” Naren should know. In the past year, retail investors have become aggressive on equities.

GST will not impact long-term GDP growth: Sundaram Mutual
In chat with ET Now, Sunil Subramaniam, CEO of Sundaram Mutual says? GST’s proper implementation will give a boost to the GDP growth numbers.

Principal MF plans developed market focussed fund
Principal PNB Mutual Fund plans to launch a developed market-focussed fund as part of its effort to provide a diversification opportunity to investors, as well as an emerging market small-cap fund. The fund house currently has two global funds — Principal Global Opportunities Fund and Principal Asset Allocation Fund of Funds. As of July end, the Global Opportunities fund has delivered a return of 22 per cent in the last one year, while the Asset Allocation fund has given 17 per cent return in the same period.

Demonetization boosted MFs, insurance: Ajay Tyagi, UTI MF
Talking to ET Now, Ajay Tyagi, UTI MF, says he is in the camp which believes that demonetisation has had a positive impact though the shorter term impact of cash transactions going down and digital transactions going up may not have sustained.

Why the bamboo farmer makes more money in stocks than you: Nilesh Shah, Kotak MF
I have a belief: don't choose a mutual fund on the basis of past return; choose it on the basis of proven management, effective business and a good outlook. The market has reached maturity level for most part, where governance gets a premium. Small pockets of the market, especially penny and low floating stocks, is driven by momentum.

Big thrust on better quality FMCG cos: Sundaram MF
Talking to ET Now, S Krishna Kumar, Sundaram MF , says the kicker would come in the next 12-18 months in the FMCG space that is what the market is betting on.

Fund-flow through SIP mode is at inflection point: Mirae Asset AMC
Founded in 1997 in the midst of the Asian currency crisis, Mirae Asset has shaped up as a leader in emerging markets with presence in 12 countries across five continents. From assets under management of ?1,600 crore four years ago in India, the South Korea-based mutual fund has touched AUM of ?10,000 crore recently. Swarup Mohanty, CEO, Mirae Asset Global Investment, spoke to BusinessLine on the way ahead for the market and Mirae Asset

Upbeat on rural and infra themes: Lalit Nambiar, UTI
In a chat with ET Now, Lalit Nambiar, UTI Mutual Fund , says since the government is going to focus on rural area, other than on infrastructure, this is something the markets probably will start looking at closely

Bullish on 3 sectors, underweight on one: V Srivatsa, UTI MF
Talking to ET Now, V Srivatsa , AVP & Fund Manager-Equities, UTI Mutual Fund , says betting on IT, pharma and metals sectors but is avoiding consumer stocks.

Betting on cement, not on pharma : Harsha Upadhyaya, Kotak AMC
Talking to ET Now, Harsha Upadhyaya, Kotak AM , says if one keeps that discipline and invest for a long term, Indian equities can definitely offer a better risk adjusted, better inflation adjusted return compared to many other asset classes.

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