Mutual fund industry asset base rises by Rs two-trillion in 2012
As some wide-ranging reforms initiated by the market regulator Sebi and the government are yet to translate into true business gains for the investors and fund houses, the industry is hopeful of even better days ahead in 2013.
The total assets under management (AUM) of all the fund houses put together has soared by an impressive 30 per cent on strong inflows in categories such as fixed income, gold schemes and liquid funds, the industry estimates show.
The total industry AUM stood at Rs 6.11 lakh crore at the end of 2011, while the same was about Rs 6.26 lakh crore at 2010-end and Rs 6.65 lakh crore in 2009.
The mutual funds collect money from investors and later invest the same into various market segments including stocks, IPOs (primary market) and bonds.
Industry expects net inflow into mutual funds to further pick-up in 2013 as the government and Sebi have expressed their intention to revive equity culture in the country and help channelise the household income into stocks, mutual funds and insurance sectors, rather than in idle assets like gold.
"The current market conditions and wide-ranging reforms announced by Sebi to re-energise the mutual funds industry would help the sector to channelise funds in
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