Large NBFCs

Large NBFCs must be subjected to regulation; exactly like banks RBI Deputy Governor Rajeshwar Rao was in the news recently for suggesting in a speech that large NBFCs should be regulated in the same way as banks. In fact, Rao went a step ahead to suggest that NBFCs above certain threshold AUM should either convert…

Handling Unpredictable Markets

Volatile markets can make even a seasoned investor jittery. So, what’s the right investment option for you while staying relatively safe from volatility? Read on to make an informed decision for yourself. We often hear that concentration builds wealth, while diversification preserves it. Let’s look at well-diversified smallcases that are resistant to volatility. Learn more…

Monetizing Retail

For Reliance digital and retail, it may now be payback time It is said that good projects and good business ideas always find investors. The state of the market hardly matters. That was proven most eloquently by Reliance when it monetized its digital stake in the midst of testing market conditions. RIL now looks all…

IPO Story

Some IPOs are doing better and there is a method to the madness Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) collected Rs.7500 crore in the month of Sep-20. As of September end, IPOs garnered more than Rs.22,000 crore during the year. If things go well, this could end up being the best IPO year after 2017; not counting…

Twin Deficits

Fiscal deficit may negate the benefits of current account surplus It was a week during which two major macroeconomic announcements by the government dominated the headlines. On 30 September, the current account balance for the Jun-20 quarter and the fiscal deficit for the first five months of this fiscal were announced. Here are some interesting…

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…