HDFC to launch income scheme HDFC mutual fund has designed an income scheme with multiple dividend option, including a monthly option. The scheme named Regular Income Plan would be pitted against the MIPs and would be positioned to attract MIP bound funds. The proposal has been sent to SEBI for approval and has two plans, namely, short-term plan and long-term plan. The short-term plan comes with monthly and quarterly dividend options and while the other comes with a half yearly dividend and a growth option. Both the funds have a dividend reinvestment option. The asset allocation pattern reveals that the fund would invest primarily into debt and money market.
The exposure into equity would be limited. Normally the fund would invest 25 per cent into equity and equity related instruments, the remaining 75 per cent going into debt and related instruments. The benchmark index would be MIP Balanced Index maintained by CRISIS. Reliance Capital MF plans to be among top 3 Reliance Capital Mutual Fund (R CMF) is aiming to be among the top three in the Mutual funds Industry. With total Assets Under Management (AUM) of more than Rs 6, 000 crores, the fund is looking at launching new schemes under both debt and equity funds category. The fund also has plans to explore the opportunities in pension fund market.
The fund has hired professionals from the various fields like banking and financial services. The strategy is to take leverage of the captive retail customer base of Reliance India Mobile by bringing in technological developments in the MF Industry. UTI strengthens investment procedure UTI Mutual Fund, the largest domestic mutual fund, has effected significant changes in its investment policies. The fund has decided to focus on 120 scrips out of the 250 in its portfolio. Many of these 250 scrips are penny stocks of poorly performing companies.
Investments Nearly three quarters of all U. S. households invest in the stock market. And half of all U. S. households invest in mutual funds-the nation's fastest growing type of investment. Some investors are saving for a comfortable retirement, other's for a child's education. Whatever their goals, shareholders benefit from broad diversification, professional investment management, and ready ...
Under the new arrangement, where the NAV based schemes have come in the UTI Mutual Fund fold, several pre conditions have been specified for investment. The list of 120 stocks would be constantly researched and reviewed and the investment would be based on fundamentals. Apart form the SEBI guidelines; several internal guidelines would also be followed. Only 21 per cent of the funds can be invested outside the list of specified 120 stocks.
The fund has also specified sectoral guidelines for investment. UTI in restructuring mode UTI would go through a major restructuring in the coming days. Four new outfits would be created to manage pension and portfolio management services, distribution, properties and recoveries of sticky assets. Reportedly there would be a major reallocation of employees from various departments to the new companies and divisions. A company called UTI Infrastructure has already been made that would take care of the properties owned by the UTI all over the country. It would also look after maintenance an take up civil contracts.
The fund house is also expected to launch a financial services distribution company that would market mutual funds products of its own as well as other fund houses. AMFI to check dividend stripping The Association of Mutual Funds in India is initiating steps to dismantle the practice of mutual funds coming out with tailor made products to facilitate dividend stripping. There have been a lot of cases where A MCs have declared a dividend of 45 to 75 per cent to help His take tax benefits. As a result a possibility has been expressed that the government may remove the tax benefit that is available to the mutual fund industry.
1. Dividend Growth ModelThe basic assumption in the Dividend Growth Model is that the dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate. That this growth rate will not change for the duration of the evaluated period. As a result, this may skew the resultant for companies that are experiencing rapid growth. The Dividend Growth Model is better suited for those stable companies that fit the model. ...
The AMFI best practices company has discussed the matter at length and has decided to come out with detailed guidelines. The modus operandi is quite simple: the fund house declares a hefty dividend, which is tax free in the hands of the investors. The payout of the dividend also means that the NAV falls in the same proportion. This results into short-term capital loss that can be adjusted against any capital gains. This has been happening in-spite of the government requirement that the investors should stay in the fund for minimum 90 days before or after the dividend payout to be eligible for tax benefits.
JM MIP mops up over Rs. 94 crores The recent IPO of JM MIP from JM Mutual fund has attracted over 11000 retail investors and has succeeded in moping up Rs. 94. 16 cr. JM MIP Fund has been one of the most successful retail launches in recent history. The first NAV (Net asset value) for the scheme is declared on September 30, 2003 at Rs.
10. 16. The JM MIP Fund is open for sale and repurchase at NAV based prices from October 1, 2003.