EPFO Losses

Despite the setback, the EPFO must persist with equities Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has decided to pay only 8.15% out of the 8.50% interest committed by the government for FY2019-20. The balance will be paid by December 2020 subject to equity surplus available with the EPFO corpus. This rate was already the lowest paid…

Multi-Cap Funds

New SEBI rules were necessary, but would they be workable? On 11 September, SEBI announced key changes to the design and composition of multi-cap funds. These funds give the investors exposure across large caps, mid caps and small caps. What are the key changes made and what were the triggers for these changes? What SEBI…

UTI AMC IPO

A glut of AMC shares can depress valuations as scarcity vanishes When the UTI AMC filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) for its IPO, it was already anticipated. Like in case of other AMCs, the IPO of UTI AMC will be structured as an offer-for-sale, wherein the existing shareholders of UTI will get partial…

HDFC FMPs

Should investors roll over FMPs or just redeem it at a discount? Fixed maturity plans (FMPs) came under a cloud in the last few weeks after leading AMCs admitted to their inability to honor their FMP commitments. The reason was a huge exposure to the Essel Group, which is owned by Subhash Chandra of the…