Mutual fund is still an untapped market in India, Although India has more than 50 AMC (Asset Management Company) operating with more than 20,000 odd schemes.
When it comes to investing I always say that Equities have out-performed other investment asset classes over the long-term in India as well as globally. With growing maturity, retail Investors in India have begun to realize this and also take into stride the short-term volatility of this asset class. Better regulatory environment and improved corporate governance have also helped bring more investors to Equities.
Equity investing requires a lot more dedicated time, patience, skill and knowledge while people prefer to invest Continue reading “Which Fund to Choose?”
Hedge fund is a type of private and unregistered investment-pool that employs sophisticated hedging and arbitrage techniques in both domestic and international markets to generate high returns.
Traditionally Hedge funds have been limited to sophisticated, wealthy investors because they required a large initial investment.
Earlier most of the hedge funds strategies such as leverage, long, short and derivative positions were focused on corporate equity markets. But now hedge funds new focus areas are commodities and money markets.
Because hedge funds are unregistered, they can use securities and strategies that are either prohibited or restricted in registered funds. That is why -hedge funds are also referred as non traditional or alternative investment. Continue reading “Primer on Hedge Funds”