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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Fri, Oct 1st, 2010

Ensuring Liquidity in the Portfolio...

I have begun to write a column in Business Standard from today called "Capita

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Wed, Sep 22nd, 2010

Worries at 20,000...

Amidst the celebration of the new high at the equity markets, I am somewhat worried. For an inveterate optimist who believes there are always good stocks to be found in the Indian markets, the worr

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Tue, Sep 21st, 2010

MF Returns: May 2010 CA Exam Question...

The following question had been asked in the CA examination in May 2010 (Management Accounting and Financial Analysis [old syllabus] - question 2[b] on mutual funds).

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Mon, Sep 20th, 2010

Mutual Funds: Fee-based Selling Alone Won't Do...

Many seem to think that fee-based advisory is the only way to do financial product distribution. I argue the need to allow a range of services, in the interest of growth and expansion of the busine

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Mon, Sep 6th, 2010

Distribution of Financial Products - Push vs Pull...

Even as we continue to debate the lack of incentives for selling mutual funds and the mis-selling nightmares in insurance products, the space I was watching was the Nat

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Wed, Aug 18th, 2010

RBI Circular on HTM Categorisation...

RBI recently issued a circular clarifying the treatment of

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Wed, Aug 18th, 2010

Traded Prices for CPs and CDs...

Sebi has made it mandatory w.e.f  16 August 2010 for all registered market participants (includes brokers and mutual funds) to report all trades in CPs and CDs wit

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Mon, Aug 2nd, 2010

Securities and Insurance Laws (Amendment) and Validat...

It is sad day for financial market regulation as the Lok Sabha passed the Securities and Insurance Laws (Amendment) and Validation Bill, 2010.  The ordinance validates the ruling the governmen

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Mon, Aug 2nd, 2010

Inflation - Answers Still are on the Supply Side...

A late evening flight from any city to Mumbai provides ample thinking time. Laptops have to be turned off for landing and about an hour of hovering above the city is to be expected. Perhaps there a

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant on Thu, Jul 29th, 2010

NFO and MF Expenses - Gazette Notification of 29 July...

The Gazette Notification bringing about amendments to the SEBI (Mu

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