Tag Archives: Mutual Funds

CAMS Web Site Woes

I tried accessing the CAMS web site (http://www.camsonline.com/) today on my BlackBerry and got a rude surprise. Their web site is not at all mobile friendly! Even Opera Mini failed me today on this web site. Don’t get me wrong – I am a big CAMS fan and regularly use their excellent mailback services to… Read More »

Mutual Fund NAVs – Ignore Them!

Mutual Fund NAVs are often confused by new as well as old investors. Mutual Fund Agent to Client: “The New Fund Offer (NFO) is priced at Rs. 10/-. It is Cheap! Buy! Buy! Buy!” Mutual Fund Investor: “Is it advisable to buy mutual funds with a high NAV?” “Mutual Fund ABC has a high NAV… Read More »

ICICIDirect Trying To Trick Retail Mutual Fund Investors, Again!

ICICIDirect is know for it’s shady practices. They are at it again with the SEBI ruling on Mutual Fund Entry Loads which comes in to effect today (August 1, 2009). I will show you how they are out to confuse people and how their entire approach is crafted to benefit the rich customers at the… Read More »

What’s Up With Sandip Sabharwal?

Sandip Sabhawarl, a IIT Delhi graduate, won kudos with his management of SBI’s Mutual Funds, particularly the Magnum Contra and similar funds. Then came the Ketan Parekh and Padmini Technologies stock purchase from Triumph International. Sandip left SBI under a cloud and joined JM Financial Asset Management. The Mutual Fund industry and press reacted with… Read More »

SEBI & Mutual Funds – No load on Bonus and Reinvestment of Dividend

Starting April 1, 2008, Mutual Funds can no longer charge entry & exit loads for Bonus & Dividend Reinvestments. SEBI issued a new circular on March 18, 2008 to this effect. This move is based on recommendations from AMFI’s Working Group on Standardization of Key Operational Areas. This is a welcome move. Dividends and Bonus… Read More »