ARE INDIAN MUTUAL FUNDS SUCCESSFULLY ANCHORING THE RISK?

ARE INDIAN MUTUAL FUNDS SUCCESSFULLY ANCHORING THE RISK?

ARE INDIAN MUTUAL FUNDS SUCCESSFULLY ANCHORING THE RISK? KIRAN KUMAR K V Investors attempt to optimize in a particular manner as proposed by Harry Markowitz’s Modern portfolio theory. And that manner is referred to by him as rationality. According to the theory, rational behaviour is warranted as investors are led to decide in uncertainty. Investors wanting to earn the maximum return is as rational as sun rising in the east. […]

Valuation of Real Estate Assets: A Hypothetical Case Study

Valuation of Real Estate Assets: A Hypothetical Case Study

KIRAN KUMAR K V, Faculty-Finance ~~ Beginning of the Case ~~ Feel Secure Wealth Managers (FSWM) LLP, a private asset management firm head quartered in Mumbai, maintains a stock and bond portfolio and also invests in four quadrants of the real estate market: private equity, public equity, private debt and public debt. Each of the four real estate quadrants has a manager assigned to it. FSWM intends to increase its […]

Events, News, Stocks, Sectors and Market

Events, News, Stocks, Sectors and Market

Events, News, Stocks, Sectors and Market KIRAN KUMAR K V Sensex touching 30000 was the most anticipated long due sentimental aspiration of every market participant in India. This April 5th, the 30-scrip index did touch the emotional benchmark. What is even more joyful for investors is the kind of returns the markets have generated in the last few months. Overall, various equity portfolios (read equity mutual funds) have returned a […]

Troubleshooting & Refreshing the Personal Finance

Troubleshooting & Refreshing the Personal Finance

KIRAN KUMAR K V “You do pay a price for your Financial Freedom, but it is far lesser than what you pay for a Lifetime Slavery” – (quotes Manoj Arora in his book “From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom”). Financial freedom is one’s ability to have zero worries about future financial needs. Is it a practical possibility? Definitely not. Does it mean we can ignore this aspect of life? […]

Note Ban, POTUS & Indian Equities

              Note Ban, POTUS & Indian Equities KIRAN KUMAR K V The month of November 2016 has been a vibrant month for Indian equities with two back to back surprises out in the news – Indian Government announcing the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes and Donald Trump winning the US Elections and declared to be the next President of the […]

Finance Finesse 2016 @ ISME

Finance Finesse 2016 was a finance fest held for ISME students of finance specialization. Consisted of multiple events, that were designed to fine-tune the understanding of finance concepts and provide an opportunity to apply the same in practical environment. –         #Being Bullish – Teams were to create a stock portfolio that makes the maximum profit in the given day –          #ETcetera – Teams were to search […]

BITCOINS: For Online Payment and Speculative Trading

BITCOINS: For Online Payment and Speculative Trading KIRAN KUMAR K V One of these days, I was trying to purchase a book from Sapna Book House, a famous brick & mortar book store in Bangalore, and now they were selling books online. During the online purchase transaction, I saw that Sapna Online was allowing the payment mode through Bitcoins. This was the first time I was exposed to Bitcoins as […]

ELSS: AN OPTION BEYOND TAX SAVING

ELSS: AN OPTION BEYOND TAX SAVING KIRAN KUMAR K V Can Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) be looked from an investment alternative angle? As, off late, the myth that Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) are useful only by providing a tax benefit u/s 80C of IT Act, is fading away. In addition to being one of the most invested tax saving instruments amongst Indians, the schemes are also being seen […]

Investor Psychology & Market Rationality Argument

Investor Psychology & Market Rationality Argument KIRAN KUMAR K V Market Rationality Argument There are certain suppositions upon which markets work. It assumes that human beings are rational, in fact, always rational. Their sole objective is to maximize the return for a given level of risk that they are taking. The concept of risk-adjusted return, that’s the foundation block of many asset pricing and valuation models, highlights the risk-aversion behaviour […]

A Sector that’s All in the Pink of Health

               A Sector that’s All in the Pink of Health KIRAN KUMAR K V Indian healthcare sector is on the go. With a series of IPOs and private equity over the past few years, innovative processes and entry of bigger players, Indian healthcare sector is currently the most adored investment destination by the investing community. Sector is the next big thing to look out for or so it seems. By […]