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Though every fund manager tries to put in his or her best effort to offer superior returns, some fund managers always outshine the others.

A combination of scheme categorisation, economic downturn, and market downturn, coupled with negative news on the NBFC sector and couple of frauds, has created mayhem, in the market which led to underperformance of many mutual fund schemes.

Mutual fund investors are discussing the exit of Soumendra Nath Lahiri, CIO, from L&T Mutual Fund. Some prominent fund managers like Krishna Sanghavi of Canara Robeco MF and Gautam Sinha Roy of Motilal Oswal MF among others, have left their respective fund houses in 2019.

Yes, you read it right. You shouldn’t do anything based on the news that your fund manager has put in his papers. You should wait for more details before taking any decision. Do not panic and avoid knee-jerk reactions, say mutual fund advisors.

Don’t look at equities from one-month or one-year perspective, says Roshi Jain of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund

Roshi Jain, who was speaking at the ET Wealth Investment Workshop held in Chennai on November 15, shared some rules for the novice investors to ride through the volatility easily.

Many debt mutual funds have exposure to the Vodafone-Idea papers. I believe it is all right unless your scheme has a high exposure, says SR Srinivasan

Mutual funds and other institutional investors, who are the consumers of the rating agencies, have been strangely silent, despite having been let down in several egregious cases.

SN Lahiri was managing most big equity and hybrid schemes of the AMC, holding a total AUM worth Rs 30,845 crore.

If you have any mutual fund queries, message on ET Mutual Funds on Facebook. We will get it answered by our panel of experts.

‘Investors can skip offer of Tata Focused Equity Fund’

Financial planners feel a stable fund management team is a prerequisite before recommending an actively managed equity mutual fund scheme.

In the case of DHFL, bankers want mutual funds on board to ensure that no entity takes a unilateral decision.

Recently, actively managed large-cap mutual funds have been criticised due to their under-performance vis-a-vis passive funds. However, currently six of the top 10 large-cap MFs over one year are active funds. Should you invest in them?

Failure of the telecom entity to continue as a going concern will potentially hit several debt schemes holding roughly Rs 2,023 crore worth of Vodafone Idea debt. According to data, schemes of four asset management companies hold the paper.

If you choose to ignore the effects of inflation, then you are heading for old-age poverty.

5 reasons why you are disappointed with your mutual fund investments

Many mutual fund investors are disappointed these days. Despite the market touching historic peak, these investors are dejected that their schemes continue to be in the red. Why are so many investors not satisfied with their returns?

Most of these investors, especially if they have started investing in the last few years, are completely clueless about their mutual fund schemes, including very basic factors like the mutual fund category or what is happening in the market. For example, the S&P BSE Sensex touching the peak, may not have similar impact in the small or mid cap category. That explains why many investors are fretting about their scheme still in the negative zone.

Mutual fund advisors argue that index funds that follow a passive investment strategy to mimic certain indices are a cost-effective option for investors.

A common link among the companies bought by managers in October is their size.

Many mutual fund advisors think that children-specific mutual funds are a good bet, but they say there are better options available for parents to plan for their children's future.

The best gift you can give your child this Children’s Day

While we all wish to gift our children the life that they would want, a life they would have dreamt of, what we need to plan is how we are going to achieve this goal.

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