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  • 10 Feb, 2016


    For long, getting consumers to pay for financial advice was a difficult task. But over the years, with an increased understanding of financial plan's role, users are more willing to pay for advice. In India, those who use financial advice are satisfied with what they get, according to DSP Black Rock's Investor Pulse Survey. As many as 99% of those who participated and said they used advisory services indicated they were happy with the service they were getting. The survey was conducted across 20 regions, with 1,500 Indian participants. Here's a closer look at what the study found.

  • DSP Black Rock record date

    DSP BlackRock MF has set February 12 as record date for declaration of dividend on the face value of Rs 10 per unit under regular plan-dividend option of DSP BlackRock Tax Saver Fund

  • 09 Feb, 2016

    DSP BlackRock record date

    DSP BlackRock MF has set February 5 as record date for declaration of dividend on the face value of Rs 10 per unit under the dividend option of DSP BlackRock Technology.com Fund.

  • TeamLease Raises Rs190 crore From Anchor Investors

    DSP BlackRock is among the 15 anchor investors....

  • Retail push lifts mutual fund folios to a record high

    Since September 2014, retail investors have been increasingly invest­ing in mutual funds as their folio increased 13 % to 4.37 crore in 2015. Equi­ty-oriented funds got the lion's share of retail folios despite the fact that the Nifty closed the year down 4 %.

  • MFs intensify buying amid market turmoil

    Equity mutual fund managers stepped up buying in January despite a sharp correction in the markets.

  • MF body seeks tax benefits for ELSS investments

    AMFI seeks widening of the Rs 50,000 tax exemption applicable for listed stocks....

  • Equity MFs pump $lbn in Jan

    Even as foreign institu­tional investors (FIIs) continue to pull money out of India dragging the mar­kets to their lowest level since the rally began after the gene­ral elections in 2014, fund hou­ses have started the New Year with a bang. Equity mutual funds (MFs) have made net in­vestments of about $1 billion (Rs 6,702.6 crore) in January (till 28th) buying more shares in value terms in all but two trading sessions during the month.

  • New Banks may Get 74% FDI from Start

    Those applying to set up private banks may be allo­wed to have overseas investment to the tune of 74% right at the start rather than five years later, a move that will help aspirants meet stringent capital norms.



  • Panel suggests changes to Companies Act to boost ease of doing business

    A government-appointed panel on Monday suggested nearly 100 amendments to the Companies Act to make it easier to do business in India, including for simpler laws for incorporating a company and for raising funds. .....

  • RBI makes online filing of FDI forms a must from Feb 8

    RBI on Monday has mandated authorised dealers (AD) category-l banks to file advanced remittance form (ARF), foreign collaboration general permission route(FC-GPR) and foreign collaboration transfer of shares (FC-TRS) only through the online mode one-Biz portal starting February 8. Physical filing of these forms will be discontinued, the central bank said.

  • Govt makes I-T refunds faster, assessing officer responsible for delays

    In an attempt to make income tax (I-T) refunds faster and time-bound, the government has said if the taxpayer has contested the demand but no response is received from the depart­ment within 30 days, the refund would be made. At the same time, in such a case if any liabilities arise, the assessing officer would be held responsible for it.

  • Manufacturing sector returns to growth on strong demand: PMI

    The return to growth follows the first contraction in factory output in over two years in the previous month.

  • Govt plans big boost to domestic pvt investment

    Domestic private investments are likely to take centre stage when finance min­ister Arun Jaitley presents the Union Budget on February 29. - "The incentives could be in the nature of tax concessions and clarity, along with further simplifications of regulatory clearances," senior government officials said....

  • Divestment Target to be Scaled Down

    With the gov­ernment unlikely to achieve its ambitious dis-investment target this year as well, sourc­es have indicated that govern­ment is going to scale down its disinvestment target to Rs 30,000 crore during the up­coming Budget 2016-17.

  • 08 Feb, 2016



  • Pillars now in Place for a Better India

    Unilever CEO Paul Polman says that India is increasingly taking to the global stage and everyone is realising that India's active participation is needed for the world to progress.Like Larry Fink of BlackRock they are taking up short-termism among shareholders.

  • Rajan, Bankers Prepare for Big Liquidity Debate

    Although there is no talk of a crunch as yet, findinga way to resolving this squeeze is a key element of policy....

  • Sebi works to deepen corporate, municipal bond markets

    Moves include allowing greater flexibility in using corporate bonds as collateral to borrow....

  • NSE pitches strongly for self-listing

    Under pressure from shareholders to get listed, leading stock ex­change NSE is pitching hard for self-listing but cap­ital markets regulator Sebi is firm on its rule that only allows cross-listing of stock exchanges.

  • FM should announce woman-friendly Budget, says Assocham

    "While we are confi­dent about a positive multi­plier effect of the leaving more money in the hands of the tax-payers, a lot of women specific proposals be brought in the Budget so as to empower them economi­cally," the chamber Presi­dent Sunil Kanoria said.

  • 07 Feb, 2016

    AMFI seeks more tax breaks for mutual fund sector

    The As­sociation of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) initspre-budgetpropos-als has urged the gov­ernment to consider ad­ditional tax benefits for the investors. The in­dustry body has sought more tax incentives on ELSS, pension products and infrastructure debt mutual funds.

  • FM Asks States to Step up infra, Social Sector Spending

    "We expect that those states whose re­sources have been in­creased after the im­plementation of the 14th Finance Commission will spend further on infrastructure creation and anti-poverty programmes since their income have increased consid­erably," Jaitley told reporters.

  • Forex reserves swell on RBI's intervention

    According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) weekly statistical supple­ment, the overall Forex re­serves grew by $1.59 billion to $349.15 billion for the week under review.

  • Budget focus on health cover for all

    A mega univer­sal health insurance plan, increased resources for irri­gation and the road sector are likely to be the importa­nt themes of the 2016-17 bud­get which will steer clear of big-bang populist measures. Sources familiar with budget discussions said the government is keen to focus on social sectors that cover key constituencies like far­mers and those lacking he­alth cover in its third budget and use the exercise to wi­den the social security net.

  • Good time to buy a home: Analysts

    Pro-activeness shown by the government in 2015 — like relaxation of FDI rules in residential real estate, ex­pected passage of real estate bill in the budget session, im­plementation of the seventh pay commission recommen­dations and actualisation of initiatives like smart cities and housing for all by 2022 — are all going to rejuvenate the residential real estate in a very big way....

  • 06 Feb, 2016

    Economists devise new formula for GDP growth

    Experts use various independent data to calculate country's economic growth figure....

  • Jaitley launches Finance Ministry's YouTube channel

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the official YouTube channel of the Ministry with a view to dissemi­nate information on a real-time basis....

  • Govt seeks larger private investment in infra sector

    The government today called for larger private invest­ment in ongoing infra­structure projects worth $100-150 billion (nearly Rs 6.8-10.2 lakh crore), stating that project structure and regulations are being reviewed to offer investors attractive returns....

  • RBI rationalises FEMA norms to improve ease of doing business

    "Keeping in view the ob­jective of promoting ease of doing business, a need was felt to consolidate the regu­lations and rationalise them in light of evolving business environment and changing practices in cross-border transactions relating to ex­ternal trade and payments," RBI said.

  • Over 2,000 fresh FPIs registered with Sebi in Apr-Dec FY16

    Signalling a robust interest of overseas investors in the capital markets, more than 2,000 new FPIs registered with Sebi in the first nine months of the ongoing financial year....

  • India continues to be a haven of macro economic stability: CEA

    Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Friday said at the India Investment Sum­mit 2016, low oil and commodity prices will help strengthen the macroeconomic fundamentals at a time when the external environment poses a challenge and has led to a fall in exports. "India continues to be a haven of macroeconomic stability," he said, urging foreign in­vestors to fund domestic infras­tructure projects.

  • RBI open to regulatory changes: Deputy Gov Khan

    Reserve Bank of India was open to regulatory changes to give a boost to invest­ment in the infrastructure sector, its Deputy Governor H R Khan said on Friday. "We are open to regulatory changes as the situation demands. Nothing is cast in stone. We are sensitive to demand," he said.

  • RBI to buy back inflation bonds

    RBI on Friday said the government will repurchase the inflation-indexed bonds maturing in 2023 through a reverse auc­tion on 11 February. The not-so-success­ful bonds received a tepid response due to poor marketing and tax issues.

  • Crude Rate Recovers and So Does Sensex

    "Globally, we saw a lot of market volatility in January but that is subsiding. I expect lot of central bank action in terms of policy moves to ease liquidity in the next few months which will contribute to better market sentiments," said S Naganath, President, DSPBlackRock Investments."

  • 05 Feb, 2016

    Indians most positive about their financial future

    DSP Black-Rock Investment Managers came out with their India In­vestor Pulse Survey which in­dicates that, Indians, along with the Chinese, are the most positive about their financial future, among all global mar­kets surveyed. It seems global uncertainty has not impacted the positivity of Indian in­vestors on their financial fu­ture with 84% of the survey having an upbeat outlook.

  • Feeling bullish in India

    A good snapshot chart on the findings of a DSP BlackRock investor survey....

  • Mocks end three-day decline on glooai optimism

    STOCKS climbed for the first time this week as a rebound in oil prices spurred gains in regional equities. "It's quite possible that we have seen the worst of the volatility last month and things should improve," S. Naganath, Mumbai-based chief investment officer at DSP BlackRock Investment Managers, which manages $5.8 billion, said in an interview.

  • BSE brokers' forum seeks tax incentives

    A grouping of BSE brokers has sought various tax incentives from the government, including lower dividend distribution levy and resto-ration of rebate related to securities transaction tax....

  • RBI announces Rs 10,000-crore OMO purchases (

    RBI announced an open market operation (OMO) purchase of govern­ment securities worth Rs 10,000 crore on February 8.The central bank has no­tified five different govern­ment securities for the OMO purchase — 8.27 % GS 2020, 8.35% GS 2022, 7.72% GS 2025, 8.60% GS 2028 and 7.88% GS 2030.

  • Govt Looks to RaiseRs6,000 cr from Coal India Share Buyback

    Following the buyback, the go­vernment's stake down is likely to drop to 76% from 79.65%....

  • FM Urges Foreign Players to Invest in Infra, Railways

    India is a bright spot amid global economic turbulence but has the potential to expand even faster, sa­id finance minister Arun Jaitley, adding that the govern­ment is committed to putting in place a framework to bo ost growth and investment....

  • GST will become a reality soon, reiterates Jaitley

    Assures investors at the India Investment Summit 2016 inaugural of stable policy....

  • Infra Fund May Help PSU Banks Cut NPAs

    WELCOME MOVE NIIF will improve the economic value of assets, help banks reduce bad loans, say experts....

  • Govt setting up $1.25 bn renewable energy fund

    The move will help in the scal­ing up of clean energy genera­tion from 37 gigawatts (GW) at present to 175GW by 2022, according to a senior govern­ment official....

  • Govt invites industry's suggestions

    SCRAPPAGE POLICY: Automobile makers can look forward to some significant demand drivers in the near future, as the government is ready to bring an incentive-based scrappage policy for older vehicles....

  • Women change gears, steer into luxury market

    Keeping a sharp eye on the surge among women buying luxury cars, companies are tweaking products and ser­vices to suit this new growing segment. The luxury car market, clocked around 8% growth in 2015, and is seeing many more women customers....

  • PwC India and Google Plan to Launch Cyber Security Product Here

    The product will be able to detect, analyse and stop possible cyber attacks or any other forms of threats from cyber criminals, competitors or governments. PwC already plays a role in the cyber se­curity space and helps its clients prevent, and in some cases, take corrective actions after cyber breaches. Both Goo gle and PwC are now targeting Indian compa­nies, which they reckon, are in high-risk zones as far as cyber security is concerned. The new product is being mainly pitched for Indian technolo gy companies, inclu­ding those in the startup sphere.

  • RBI updates norms of Foreign Exchange Management Act

    "Keeping in viewthe objective of promoting 'ease of doing business', a need was felt to consolidate the regulations and rationalise them in the light of evolving business environment and changing practices in cross-bordertransactions relatingto external trade and payments," RBI said.

  • Gold jumps to 5-month high

    The price of gold hit the high­est in five months at Zaveri Bazaar here on Thursday, on safe haven buying in interna­tional markets. Standard gold jumped by 0.65 per cent, or Rs175, on Thursday to trade at Rs27,115 per 10 gm.

  • RBI's Mundra pushes for bank account number portability

    Drawing a comparison to the telecom sector, RBI Dy. Governor Mundra argued that customers should be able to move seamlessly between banks without having to change their account numbers, should they be dissatisfied with the services offered by their bank....

  • Provide full range of investment products for retirement savers: Sinha tells PFRDA

    Global investment products should also be available to our savers so that they could diversi­fy and improve the risk-reward ratio on their portfolios....

  • Debt investors spot a big opportunity in rate-cut pause

    "Globally, 70% of the total debt is now yielding around 2% or less," said Dhawal Dalal, Head-Fixed Income at DSP BlackRock Investment Managers.

  • 04 Feb, 2016

    Vehicle Under NIIF May Increase Equity in Infra

    A mul­tiplier structure through the National Infrast­ructure Investment Fund (NIIF), to obtain the maximum bang out what it can spare from its budget resources, realising that India's in­frastructure development needs more equity or risk capital is set up by the Govt. Hemendra Kothari is a Memeber of the Governing Council.

  • Rs9,672-cr road, port projects cleared

    The Public Private Project Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) and the Empowered Committee in the Finance Ministry have cleared six roads and one port sector project that are estimated to cost Rs9,672.12 crore.

  • Interest Rates Are Not Holding India Back, Says Rajan

    In an interview , RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan talks about the latest RBI policy state­ment. Edited excerpts:

  • In Jan, India Inc raises R39,400-cr via debt placement

    INDIA INC raised Rs 39,400 crore through private placement of corporate debt securities or bonds in January to fund busi­ness expansion plans and to sup­port working capital require­ments....

  • India's economy on much higher, stabler footing: Jaitley

    With global investors keen on investing in the country, India's federal structure and democracy should remain its strength, Jaitely said while inaugurating the global investors' meet 'Invest Karnataka 2016' in Bengaluru.

  • Centre set to infuse R5K cr in PSU banks this quarter

    "As committed, banks will get fund infusion in the fourth quarter. Banks will get about Rs 5,000 crore," Department of Financial Services Secretary Anjuly Chib Duggal said on Wednesday on the sidelines of an event on social security net.

  • Sebi reviewing risk norms for commexes

    "After the recent devel­opments witnessed in castor seed futures contracts, Sebi has established a task force to re-look into the existing norms related to risk man­agement, delivery mecha­nism and other related is­sues," a government official said. The task force will sub­mit its report in three weeks.

  • 03 Feb, 2016

    RBI Raises Inflation Outlook, Cites Govt Pay Hike, Commodity Threat

    The spectre of rising prices has returned to haunt the Reserve Bank of India, which raised its infla­tion projection to about 5% for the year ending March 2017, higher than 4.8% estimated in December.


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  • Stock volumes drift lower in key cities

    A spike in volatility is taking a toll on small investors. Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Mumbai — which togeth­er contribute 65-70 per cent to overall market vol­umes — have posted a decline in cash turnover on the exchanges in the latter half of 2015, indicating waning retail interest.

  • Macroeconomic Stability the Key

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has chosen to keep the policy rate unchanged at 6.75%, as widely expected. The monetary policy statement is still interesting for three things. One, it sets out the RBI's expectation from the forthcoming Union Budget, two, it hints at the possibili­ty that the Seventh Pay Commission award might not be implemented at one go ("The Reserve Bank will adjust the forecast path as and when more clarity emerges on the timing of the implementation"), and, three, it sees growth at a still robust 7.6 % next fiscal.

  • Slowing industrial activity worries Reserve Bank

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday highlighted the slowdown in industrial activity in India — a view sup­ported by a large section of India Inc. The main reasons for the slowdown, CEOs said, are the high interest rates, lack of orders and the global com­modities crash.

  • Bigger rural outlay to power growth: FM

    Barely three weeks ahead of-Budget 2016-17, Finance Minis­ter Arun Jaitley indicated that the government could in­crease budgetary allocations for rural and social schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi Na­tional Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

  • SWFs, Pension Funds Keen to Invest in NIIF

    The sovereign wealth funds of Singapore, Canada, Rus­sia and Qatar along with several pension funds are said to be keen on participating in the National In­vestment and Infrastructure Fund, underscoring the growing interest in India as an investment destina­tion with the global economy fa­cing new headwinds

Industry Data (As on 31st December 2015) in Crores
Industry AUM 1,274,835
Industry Equity AUM 470,225
Industry Equity Gross Sales (for the month) 20,673
Industry Equity Net Sales (for the month) 8,811
Industry Fixed Income AUM 804,611
Industry Fixed Income Gross Sales (for the month) 1,197,073
Industry Fixed Income Net sales (for the month) 31,379
Source: AMFI

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