July 2, 2020

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All mutual fund purchases will attract from Wednesday but experts believe it will have “little to no impact” on retail as charges are too low.

The of 0.005 per cent will be applicable on all purchase transactions including systematic investment plans (SIPs), lumpsums, dividends reinvested and switch-ins.

Apart from purchase transactions, transfer of units from one demat to another demat account including market or off-market transfers will attract of 0.015 per cent.

However, no such duty is applicable on redemption or sale of units.

Amit Jain, co-founder and CEO at Ashika Wealth Advisors said levy of stamp duty will hardly impact mutual fund as it is too low to have any significance.

“It will have little to no impact on retail It does not really impact

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Speaking to my partner the other day, we were relaying stories of how investors have become more inclined to ask for updates now that there is an uncertainty to the

“One founder was telling me that their investor has asked for weekly updates in an email format with an up to date P&L,” said my business partner. “That’s hard, because what he really wants to do is run his business and not provide updates to investors. That’s not his job.” 

“Even better,” I replied, “I once had an investor send us a 10-page format complete with biographical requirements for all key hires with the option for them to stage a final interview.”

We both exchanged nervous and knowing laughter, wishing that we had read about these issues before taking on venture investment.


HDFC AMC’s star Prashant Jain has seen two of his schemes downgraded by recently. HDFC Top 100 and HDFC Equity have been downgraded from ‘gold’ to ‘silver’ by the (MF) research house.

“Prashant Jain’s long-term investment approach to investing, which entails taking high-risk conviction bets and sticking to them if they underperform over the short term, has often yielded satisfactory results,” said Himanshu Srivastava, senior analyst at

“The execution has been noteworthy. Yet, there have been occasions when the strategy has resulted in significant underperformance for the fund, such as in 2013 and 2015,” he added.

While the fund’s ability to make a comeback after hitting a trough was taken into account, the grading note also observed that the risk in strategy had also risen steadily.

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