Business Standard reports that in the first six month of the current financial year the mutual fund industry lose close to 1.7 million equity folios, or 4 percent retail equity investors. The reason for this loss is that the equity markets are moving towards all time highs and the investors are cashing out. The equity […]
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With the increase in mutual fund players in India, a need for mutual fund association in India was generated to function as a non-profit organisation. Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) was incorporated on 22nd August, 1995.
AMFI is an apex body of all Asset Management Companies (AMC) which has been registered with SEBI. Till date all the AMCs are that have launched mutual fund schemes are its members. It functions under the supervision and guidelines of its Board of Directors.
Association of Mutual Funds India has brought down the Indian Mutual Fund Industry to a professional and healthy market with ethical lines enhancing and maintaining standards. It follows the principle of both protecting and promoting the interests of mutual funds as well as their unit holders.
The objectives of Association of Mutual Funds in India:
The Association of Mutual Funds of India works with 30 registered AMCs of the country. It has certain defined objectives which juxtaposes the guidelines of its Board of Directors. The objectives are as follows:
This mutual fund association of India maintains a high professional and ethical standards in all areas of operation of the industry.
It also recommends and promotes the top class business practices and code of conduct which is followed by members and related people engaged in the activities of mutual fund and asset management. The agencies who are by any means connected or involved in the field of capital markets and financial services also involved in this code of conduct of the association.
AMFI interacts with SEBI and works according to SEBIs guidelines in the mutual fund industry.
Association of Mutual Fund of India do represent the Government of India, the Reserve Bank of India and other related bodies on matters relating to the Mutual Fund Industry.
It develops a team of well qualified and trained Agent distributors. It implements a programme of training and certification for all intermediaries and other engaged in the mutual fund industry.
AMFI undertakes all India awarness programme for investors inorder to promote proper understanding of the concept and working of mutual funds.
At last but not the least association of mutual fund of India also disseminate informations on Mutual Fund Industry and undertakes studies and research either directly or in association with other bodies.
The sponsorers of Association of Mutual Funds in India
SBI Fund Management Ltd.
BOB Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Canbank Investment Management Services Ltd.
UTI Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd.
GIC Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Jeevan Bima Sahayog Asset Management Co. Ltd.
BenchMark Asset Management Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Cholamandalam Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Credit Capital Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Escorts Asset Management Ltd.
JM Financial Mutual Fund
Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd.
Sahara Asset Management Co. Pvt. Ltd
Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd.
Tata Asset Management Private Ltd.
Predominantly India Joint Ventures:-
Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. Ltd.
DSP Merrill Lynch Fund Managers Limited
HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd.
Predominantly Foreign Joint Ventures:-
ABN AMRO Asset Management (I) Ltd.
Alliance Capital Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Deutsche Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Fidelity Fund Management Private Limited
Franklin Templeton Asset Mgmt. (India) Pvt. Ltd.
HSBC Asset Management (India) Private Ltd.
ING Investment Management (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Pvt. Ltd.
Principal Asset Management Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Prudential ICICI Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Standard Chartered Asset Mgmt Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Association of Mutual Funds in India Publications
AMFI publices mainly two types of bulletin. One is on the monthly basis and the other is quarterly. These publications are of great support for the investors to get intimation of the knowhow of their parked money.