Varun Vaid (वरुण वैद | ਵਰੁਣ ਵੈਦ) Profile picture
Making Future Safe, Secure & Bright @ Master Mind FinnAsset
25 Nov
A #finance professional must sell products which have strong foundation not because of high returns. Though on high return & risk basis #crypto can be considered may be 2% to 5% money of #portfolio which one is fine to take the chance or gamble. (1/n) #cryptocurrency #CryptoNews
#Crypto is, was & will always be 'A Zero Foundation Product'

One should not speak or #invest blindly in crypto already 3 crypto scams have happened, wherein people lost 'Real #Money' at the 'Cost of Virtual Money'
(2/n) @OutlookMoney @ETNOWlive @monikahalan @livemint @ActusDei
If one is so bullish on #Crypto, one can recommend his or her clients to a greater extent instead of preaching a lot on crypto. Too much of crypto debate is not right as in our country its neither legal or illegal as on today. (3/n) @cafemutual @kaul_vivek @latha_venkatesh
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25 Sep
One would never plant an oak tree ... just to dig it up once a quarter to see how the roots are. When it compounds ... let it compound & the same is true in #MutualFunds. (1/n) @MFSahiHai @NileshShah68 @MFBALA @mohanty_swarup @iRadhikaGupta @fifaindiaorg @bsindia @ETMutualFunds
Oaktree roots grow from an acorn to a taproot system, similary #wealth is created via #MutualFunds. Primary root would grow horizontally into the soil. Later on, would transform into an extensive root system alongside maturation of the plant i.e. Magic of Compounding (2/n)
Only 1 in 10,000 acorns grow up to be an oak tree, and the same is true for #mutualfund #investors - only 1 out of many stay put to see the magic of compounding. One of such living legend is @Raamdeo (Mr. Raamdeo Agarwal - Chairman & Co-Founder @MotilalOswalLtd) 👇 (3/n)
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8 Jun
We have maintained our stand since the very begining that @FTIIndia has not committed fraud, No scam, no #investment has been made in junk bonds, not committed a crime. We still stand by the same. (1/n) #franklintempleton #mutualfunds #investments #DebtFunds #DebtMutualFunds
Payments are even coming from those securities whom naysayers claimed are junk bonds, which we told was not the case but these #investors were being mislead by them & even now they are trying to prove their mischevious intentions. Ultimately Action Wins, not noise. (2/n) @bsindia
As far as @SEBI_India order goes we will not say much as the matter is inbetween the regulator & @FTIIndia. Both details are out in public domain already. But, the forensic audit has been across all activities of #franklintempleton which includes each & every paper. (3/n)
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8 Jun
A kind request in the larger interest of #investors to @SEBI_India that if possible a forensic audit of all #MutualFund #portfolios where-in #Debt #investment is there can be done. It will help them to redevelop the kind of trust each #investor had in #Debt #mutualfunds! (1/n)
We believe that if this forensic audit is made mandatory in every 3 years for all #MutualFunds which has made any % of #investment in #Debt papers. It will ensure that events of past that are still ongoing will not happen. (2/n) @monikahalan @rohankaviraj @bsindia @IamMisterBond
Pleased to see that our regulator @SEBI_India has now issued circular yesterday pertaininig to 'Potential Risk Class Matrix for debt schemes based on Interest Rate Risk & Credit Risk' with effect from Dec 1, 2021, for all the
existing & new debt schemes. (3/n) #mutualfunds
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7 Dec 20
Time & again most #MFDs & FT itself letting Actual Investors of these 6 schemes know that even in times of #COVID they have accumulated more than ₹11000 crores without #monetization but still few people are having unnecessary doubts. (2)
I personally believe that if #History will be written, the #historians will focus on the solution not on the problem.

Saying Yes, to both Winding Up Consent & Active #Monetization is only & solely in the best possible move for #investors. (3)
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29 Sep 20
Name Clarity on Nomenclature for MFDs as per best of our ability & interactions with some legal experts.
MFDs still can consult legal experts for any further clarity or doubts. @cafemutual @bsindia @livemint
@wealthforum_tv @ETNOWlive @ArthmitraG @FinancialXpress (1/4)

1. XYZ Adviser/ Advisers
2. ABC Advisor/ Advisors
3. XYZ Financial Advisors
4. ABC Investment Advisors
5. XYZ Wealth Advisors
6. ABC Wealth Manager
7. XYZ Wealth Managers
8. ABC Financial Advisory
9. XYZ Wealth Advisory
10. ABC Investment Advisory (2/4)
Names where obections may be raised:

1. ABC Wealth Management
2. XYZ Investment Management
3. ABC Investment Consultants
4. XYZ Wealth Consultants (3/4)
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24 Sep 20
Clarity requested in the Nomenclature of MFDs. If we can have the detailed list like FinServ, FinSol, Financial Services, Financial Distributors, InvestCare, InvestAssure etc. are Not Approved or Approved. It can work as a ready reckoner for MFDs & AMCs. @NileshShah68 @amfiindia
Changes that need to be followed in all firms/ companies need more time in #COVID times. Also mid-term changes have some further issues i.e. Income Tax, GST, Bank Changes etc. Request that Last date be extended to 31/03/2021 for all including individual ARN Holders. @cafemutual
Request @SEBI_India to also consider the matter. Further, would request to have a detailed list of names that are objectionable at the time of submission of Fresh or Renewal - ARN Application or at @Camsonline be made available. @bsindia @livemint @ActusDei @latha_venkatesh
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2 Sep 20
To protect the #interest of #investors & to enhance transparency @SEBI_India has revised much awaited disclosure norms pertaining to transactions in #debt & #money market #securities by #mutualfunds. @fifaindiaorg @bsindia
@OutlookMoney #SaarthiZarooriHai #PlanZarooriHai
W.e.f 1.10.2020 these disclosure details will be required in new format -

1. Name & type of security
2. Credit Ratings
3. Name of the rating agency
4. Maturity date
5. Settlement date
6. Interest accrued & yield
7. Information like rating of the security at the time of transaction, whether the security is listed, put/call option date, yield at which the security was traded, type of trade (inter scheme transfer/primary/secondary market, etc.)
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4 Aug 20
Request @SEBI_India to look into these 2 RIAs both offering as plans. Orowealth is even showing comparison between Savings Account vs Liquid Fund vs Amazon Save & Shop. It seems they are in direct violation of code of conduct of RIAs. @harshroongta @monikahalan @SureshSadagopan ImageImage
Request @aria_india to also have a look though these 2 are not members of your association but being RIAs are doing unethical practice. It is a matter of great concern for other RIAs as well. @bsindia @livemint @DainikBhaskar @CNBC_Awaaz @networkfp @cafemutual @businessline
After reading the article @livemint by @ActusDei ; we can suggest #investors that: Don’t fall for the promise of indicative or exorbitant or assured returns by RIAs or MFDs. Don’t let greed overcome rational #investment decisions. (1/2)
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11 Jul 20
Couple of days back office of #MutualFund house was closed in #Chandigarh as one of the employees at a senior position was tested positive for #COVID19 & also 2 of his family members. The risk is high #AMCs, #RTAs & #MFDs must take ample precautions. @amfiindia @fifaindiaorg
Request all #MFDs to do all transactions in digital mode. Request @amfiindia to ensure that all those requests that are to be submitted physical some digital alter must be opted for. In the interest of #AMCs, #RTAs, #MFDs & #Investors some solution must be thought. (2)
Request @NileshShah68 to kindly look into the matter. As per our understanding the amicable solution to this is taking scan copies of the documents or hard copies can be collected outside the office premises of #AMCs, #RTAs or #MFDs!! @ananthng @Sanjay_69 @klash233 @dhirendra_vr
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1 Jul 20
All categories of #mutualfunds (including ETFs) would be covered under #stampduty charges for units issued in demat & non-demat form. It will cover equity, derivatives & currency trades. Stamp Duty = Direct Tax levied by the govt. u/s 3 of Indian Stamp Act, 1899. @AmarUjalaNews
#StampDuty charges:

Equity (delivery) - 0.015% or ₹1,500 per crs on buy-side

#Equity (intra-day) - 0.003% or ₹300 per crs

#Futures (equity & #commodity) - 0.002% or ₹200 per crs

#Options (equity & commodity) - 0.003% or ₹300 per crs

#Currency - 0.001% or ₹10 per crs
- The #stampduty will also be applicable on #AlternativeInvestmentFunds (AIFs)

- Impact is more on the short term #investments by the #investors

- No stamp duty on #redemption of #mutualfund units.

- Impact at #portfolio level too i.e when fund manager executes transaction.
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22 May 20
Few #MutualFunds are increasingly opting for an inter-scheme transfer of corporate bonds from credit risk funds to other schemes of the same AMC in order to repay #investors. (1) @bsindia @CNBCTV18Live @ETNOWlive @OutlookMoney @livemint
Data from @SEBI_India shows the number of inter scheme transactions during April rose to 829, worth a total value of INR 21,815 crores from 680 transactions INR 22,453 crores in March & 419 transaction worth INR 15,577 crores in February. (2) @FinancialTimes @OutlookMoney
Now, inter-scheme transaction brings with it its own set of problems. If the security being transferred is of low grade & therefore, less liquid, it would expose the other schemes to unwarranted risk. This would be unfair to #investors in those #mutualfunds (3) @OutlookMoney
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16 Apr 20
Corporate earnings across sectors may deteriorate in next 2-3 quarters. This would weigh on #stockmarkets & #mutualfunds. Expect subdued returns for next few months. #Investors must recall markets history & it rewards those who exercise patience & make the best of opportunities.
Opportunity to deploy in #mutualfunds & create #wealth for future at attractive valuations with better margin of safety, if #investors have investible surplus & long tenure. #investing #MMFA @Sanjay_69 @NileshShah68 @iRadhikaGupta @Anand_1969 @sundeepsikka @MFBALA @fifaindiaorg
#Investors must remember that some process-driven #mutualfund houses have the ability to beat #stockmarkets & #benchmarks over a period of time & can create significant alpha. @FTIIndia @hdfcmf @abcabslmf @MiraeAsset_IN @SBIMF @NipponIndiaMF @invescoindia @KotakMF @amfiindia
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27 Feb 20
It's the issue with mind frames of people who have 'ZERO' moral & ethical standards "NOT OF" @WhatsApp, @Twitter, @tiktok_us.. Certain media houses names are missing from FIR i.e. @republic, @indiatvnews, @TimesNow, @ZeeNews, @NewsNationTV, @News18India, @aajtak, @ABPNews..
#Indian citizens should understand who is polarizing by playing communal agendas, talking trash in debates, favoring agenda of a particular political party - instead of asking tough questions to the governing party, they only focus on opposition. Think Unbiasedly & Ethically !!
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26 Feb 20
Liquid #mutualfunds generated 6.32% returns in Jan - Dec, 2019 & 4.74% returns for ongoing FY 2019-2020.

@quantmutual & @FTIIndia funds have managed to outperform the benchmark index. For long tenure of 2 & 3 years, all schemes have beaten the benchmark & category avg. returns. Image
To reiterate, liquid funds are not risk free. Keep in mind that when you approach for #mutualfunds, returns should be secondary. Therefore, do not go after #LiquidFund that has a high credit risk exposure. Do not #invest solely based on past returns.
#Invest in a way that ensures hard-earned money is prudently parked in safe & liquid instruments & #mutualfund has managed well to earn a slightly better return than the money in a savings bank account (but not extra-ordinary returns). #SaarthiZarooriHai @cafemutual @fifaindiaorg
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24 Feb 20
@SEBI_India is again looking at relaxing reclassification of #mutualfunds by expanding the ambit of #mutualfund categories. Widening large & mid cap list would provide fund managers better choice in #portfolio construction & bring in more liquidity into the mid cap space.
As per media reports, large cap funds may be redefined to include top 125-150 stocks. Mid cap funds could include the next 200 stocks, while the rest could be included in small cap funds. This might help in reducing polarisation currently seen in equity markets. @cafemutual
The move could hurt small cap funds as these schemes will have to choose stocks from even lower market cap. The risk relating to investment in small cap funds may thus intensify. Official notification to this effect is expected to come out soon. @fifaindiaorg @cafemutual
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2 Feb 20
It is hereby clarified that #MutualFund #dividends & Not Capital Gains will be subject to tax deduction at source (#TDS) from 1st April 2020. TDS of 10% if the dividend payout is more than Rs 5,000/- @fifaindiaorg @cafemutual @wealthforum_tv @ArthmitraG @livemint @bsindia
Chapter III, section 10 of the income tax act deals with “INCOMES WHICH DO NOT FORM PART OF TOTAL INCOME”. This makes a distinction between ” income received in respect of the units of a Mutual Fund” and “income arising from the transfer of mutual fund units”
Income in respect of mutual fund units refers to dividend income. The quantum of such income is determined by the quantum of units held. Income from transfer of mutual fund units refers to redemptions and capital gains. #Budget2020
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12 Oct 19
In order to protect #policyholders #interest against unethical practices & to clear ambiguity #IRDAI is taking steps to curb mis-selling & bring in more transparency, as a policyholder make sure that one fully understand terms & conditions before purchasing #insurance policy.
A #policyholder must ensure if the policy matches his/her needs. They must read the fine print. Keep #insurance & #investment instruments separate & avoid combining the two. A #TermInsurance + #MutualFund is best combo. Remember, #AdviceZarooriHai & #AdvisorZarooriHai. @livemint
The whole purpose of taking an #insurance policy is to take care of the ‘If I die in the policy tenure’ part! Insurance is a pure #RiskManagement tool & is a must. One must be aware of the nitty-gritties of insurance policies. This is where role of a #financialadvisor comes.
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11 Oct 19
Transmission of #mutualfund units of deceased #investors #investments having a lock-in period?

The Process -

In #mutualfunds #ELSS have a lock-in period of 3 yrs & some of the closed-ended schemes like FMPs have a maturity period concurrent to that of the #fund itself.
If an #investor who had #invested in an #ELSS passed away immediately after 6 months of #investing, during the lock-in period, actual proceeds are allowed for withdrawal only after completion of 1 year from initial date of units allotted to & not transmission date. @ArthmitraG
When an #investor #invests in FMP, units are aligned to overall tenure of the scheme at a pre-defined rate. Hence when original investor passes away, units get transmitted to the next of kin, but the actual proceeds are allowed for redemption only on/after maturity. @ArthmitraG
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21 Sep 19
Yesterday's announcement has boosted the morale & sentiments of corporates & #investors. Few #FinancialAdvisors & #MutualFund houses are too excited because of the same, which they must curtail. #Equity based #mutualfunds are long tenure assets - Why Focus on 1 Day Rise!
#InstantGratification by profit booking is cup of tea of traders not of #investors. True #investors are in for long haul. @FinMinIndia move will have more impact in corporate books because of tax reduction. Will this ensure corporate profitability in sales - No! So, What Will !!
#Sales can only increase when the #Products are in #Demand. Bare necessities will keep on selling but certain products will only be in demand when masses will have #money power in their #bank #accounts. In general too much tinkering without #planning rarely works. @TheEconomist
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