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Source: World Bank and RBI


Note : Indicators 1 to 9 are in terms of % of population above the age of 15. The assumption is that population above 15 years represents adult population, so these indicators are measured as a percent of population of adults

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  • 26 Aug, 2016

    Mutual fund asset base from B15 cities up 19% to Rs2 lakh crore'

    Contribution of small towns — known as beyond the top 15 cities (B15) — to mutual funds' asset base in India has surged 19% in the last fiscal, data available with market regulator Sebi showed

  • E-wallet can make investing in MF easier

    A RECENT proposal to use e-wallets for making mutual fund (MF) invest­ments might expand the list of options in subscrib­ing to MF units for in­vestors. The means of payment for MF subscrip­tion has evolved greatly — from simply using a cheque to online invest­ments — and e-wallets take that process forward. Let us understand how the e-wallet system works and how helpful it would be for MF investors.

  • India's cashless payments service gets closer to reality

    The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organisation for all retail payments system in India, will now be available to customers with 21 banks following the successful soft launch in April that ironed out all the techni­cal hitches.

  • RBI allows banks to issue masala bonds

    THE RBI has permitted banks to raise tier-l and tier-ll capital via masala bonds overseas, it said

  • Bankers Expect 25 bps Cut in Rates this Fiscal

    His reticent nature may be stoking fear among some inves­tors, but bond and currency mar­kets seem to be reposing faith on next Reserve Bank of India gover­nor Urjit Patel who is expected to cut rates by a quarter percentage point this financial year.

  • 25 Aug, 2016

    Investors switch to safer instruments from brick-and-mortar real estate

    Disappointed with the returns in brick-and-mortar real estate, investors are switching to safer instruments like debentures or units of asset management companies (AMCs) investing in real estate, reports fe Bureau in Mumbai. The investors are giving up the lure of capital appreciation and internal rate of returns in favour of in­vesting in relatively safer investment op­tions.

  • All You Wish to Know About the eKYC in MFs

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued guidelines under The Prevention of Money LaunderingAct,2OO2 (PMLA) which requires investors to be KYC (Know Your Customer) compliant before investing in MFs. Completing KYC for investors was a major hurdle for distributors to get investors on board.

  • Assets with portfolio managers up at Rs11.2L cr'

    Wealthy investors continued to put faith in portfolio managers or advisory services as the assets under management of such entities grew by nearly 15% by July-end compared to year-ago period, according to Sebi data. Portfolio manager is a corporate body, which advises or directs or undertakes the management of a portfolio of securities or the funds on behalf of the client, who are largely High Net worth Individuals

  • How risky equities can multiply your wealth upto 5 times

    Can wealth can be made overnight? Probably if you are Alladin. But in the real world, it takes time to see your money multi­ply. But when it happens, the feel­ing, as you can very well imagine, is great

  • Lifetime donut supply

    Iconoclastic it may be, but ditching bonus pay­ments in asset management should lead to longer-term thinking. Star UK investor Neil Woodford is leading the way by paying staff only fixed salaries, while former trade body head Daniel Godfrey is to launch an investment trust on the same principle.

  • Gross NPAs of banks nearly double to 8.7% In Q1: Mundra

    Reserve Bank deputy governor S S Mundra said level of stressed advances in banking sector has risen to 12% as grass non-performing assets nearly doubled to 8.7% in June quarter.

  • 24 Aug, 2016

    Uploading of KYC data with Central Registry may miss September deadline

    The government's move to mandate CERSAI (Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India) to be the sole repository of KYC (Know Your Customer) information re­lated to financial sector regu­lators is likely to overshoot its September deadline.

  • RBI's Next Thousand Days

    Urjit Patel will take over as Governor of RBI on September 4. Close to 53, he is among the youngest to be appointed to this position. One ho­pes this is part of a larger move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government towards placing younger persons in high policy positions, in line with India's demographic profile.

  • The cost of mis-selling financial products

    It is important to align the incentive structure across product categories

  • Considering proposal to ban cash deals over Rs 3L: CBDT

    IN ITS efforts to curb black money transac­tions, the government is considering the spe­cial investigation team's (SIT) recommenda­tion to ban cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chair­person Rani Singh Nair said that the sugges­tion is part of the committee's recommen­dations to reduce usage of cash transactions in the economy.

  • Sebi's failure to gauge market pulse delays development of key products

    On 18 July, India's capital markets regulator unveiled yet another set of proposals for real estate investment trusts (REITs). It took the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) over eight years and multiple attempts to put the right rules in place to convince Indian compa­nies to launch these products

  • Five cardinal financial mistakes to avoid in your 40s

    WHILE the financial mistakes we tend to make in our 20s and 30s are mostly due to lack of discipline or aware­ness, the ones we make in the later stage happen mostly due to complacency or sheer inability to learn from past mistakes.

  • Yes, banks mis-sell. Now what?

    I wrote last week about the results of the research that household finance economist Renuka Sane and I did, which showed how banks mis-sell third-party financial products in India. You can read the column at: http://bit.ly/2aYhbvk and hear a podcast in which Mint editor R Sukumar talks about the research at: http:// bit.ly/2bQPHNh. I received a lot of emails from people who wrote in with their individual stories on bank mis-selling. Many of them have stories that follow our findings to the letter. The story is this: your bank knows how much money sits in your account and will contact you when you go to make a fixed deposit (or a public provi­dent fund or a locker or a loan) to hard-sell a life insurance policy.

  • A bigger share

    The EPFO's investment strategy needs to be tweaked to generate a bigger bang for the investor's buck

  • 23 Aug, 2016

    With new RBI chief named, FinMin to speed up monetary panel

    With the appointment of the next Reserve Bank of India Governor, the Finance Ministry is now set to move ahead with two pending financial sector reforms over the next few months — the setting up of the Monetary Policy Commit­tee and an independent debt management office.

  • RBI starts Sept inflation survey

    The Reserve Bank of India in Monday announced the launch of the September round of inflation expectations survey of households covering 18 cities across the country.

  • Revisiting inflation targeting

    The debate on inflation tar­geting has come to the fore once again as Raghuram Rajan, in a statement, and D Subbarao, in his memoirs, have expressed compel­ling views on this issue. The point is relevant because the perceived con­flict between the Reserve Bank of In­dia and the finance ministry over the years has centred on it. The RBI has generally been hawkish about inflation while the government has been arguing for lower rates from the point of view of growth. How do we view this debate?

  • Bonds lose steam on fears of hawkish RBI

    The bond market, having a mer ry time since July in hope of a rate cut, woke up to the reality on Monday that Urjit Patel's appointment as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor may have nixed chances of rate support. The yields rose sharply on Monday even as rupee tumbled, tracking falling stocks and dollar demand from oil marketing companies.

  • Contrary reading of law by regulator

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has added yet another unique feature of its understanding of insider trading. An informal guidance letter issued to a list­ed commercial bank will put the Indian regulator in a unique unparalleled posi­tion in the world — of holding a view that violative insider trading can take place even when the person trading has no access to inside information.

  • Retail's GST worries

    Wherever the GST rate proves higher than the existing rate, it will offset the benefit of increased credit availability

  • 22 Aug, 2016

    Captain Changed, Boat Unrocked

    Like Mr Bean, the 1990s bumbling hero he is reportedly fond of, newly appointed Reserve Bank of India (RBI) go­vernor Urjit Patel has been less heard than seen. With Pa-tel now stepping up to Raghuram Rajan's plate, one can be more or less assured that the government has avoided rocking the boat even as it changes its captain. This is mature thinking and signals continuity But Patel's ap­pointment goes one step further. What we now have is a good economist with a mastery of finance, perfect ingre­dients for an RBI chief to have at a time when the real challenge is finding financial stability in a fast-integrat­ing global scenario.

  • Folio count rises to 4.92 cr

    Showing a growing traction for mutual funds among investors, the number of folios has grown by nearly 16 lakh in the first four months of the ongoing fiscal to a record 4.92 crore, primarily on account of participation from retail investors.

  • Investors choose NCDs over FDs

    RETAIL investors are pre­ferring to invest in non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to earn higher re­turns than bank fixed de­posits. With a fall in bond yields and ap­preciation in bond prices, investors are chasing debt investments.

  • Nation to have lower tax rate when tax payer base increases: Jaitley

    Union Finance Minis­ter Arun Jaitley said the country can have a lower tax regime only when the tax payer base increases and tax evasion comes down. Speaking at a function here Jaitley said if all pay their taxes then the tax rates could be brought down but higher the evasion and exemptions the higher will be the tax rate.

  • EPFO investments in exchange-traded funds to be raised beyond 5%: Dattatreya

    Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said that EPFO will raise the proportion of its invest­ments in exchange traded funds (ETFs) from the present five per cent and a fi­nal decision on the quantum for the current fiscal would be taken very soon.

  • Sebi gets 21 % more in fees, charges

    THE coffers of the capital markets watchdog, Securi­ties and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), received 21 per cent more regulatory fee in the last financial year (FY16) than in the previous year.

Industry Data (As on 31st July 2016) in Crores
Industry AUM 1,518,097
Industry Equity AUM 532,294
Industry Equity Gross Sales (for the month) 17,012
Industry Equity Net Sales (for the month) 4,738
Industry Fixed Income AUM 985,803
Industry Fixed Income Gross Sales (for the month) 1,513,788
Industry Fixed Income Net sales (for the month) 97,982
Source: AMFI

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