Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mutual Funds: Schemes witness money exiting and drop in folio numbers

Equity Fund Folios drop 3.5 lakh in Oct

 

The retail investor exodus from mutual funds continues unabated even in October as most schemes witness money exiting and drop in folio numbers. Equity funds witnessed folio numbers shrink by 3.52 lakh to 3.91 crore in October. Overall, the number of investors' account dropped by 3.62 lakh to 4.68 crore in October compared with 4.71 crore in September.

 

Even balanced funds witnessed a fall in number of folios by 38,113 to 27.58 lakh during the month. Overall, in October, equity diversified funds (including tax-saving funds) observed a net outflow of Rs 3,063 crore. Units worth Rs 9,227 crore were redeemed during the month, while new sales accounted for Rs 5,164 crore. The redemptions were mainly on account of profit booking by investors.

 

With the market indicators touching the highs of January 2008, many investors who had been stuck in the market since 2007 preferred to exit to recover the notional losses. Gold and other ETFs had an increase in investors where the account rose by 13,000 while the same increased by 24,000 in schemes of debt category.

 

 

Number of investors account

Fund category

 

 Oct-10

 

 Sep-10

 

Equity

 

3,90,87,191

 

39,439,302

 

Debt

 

43,87,480

 

43,63,761

 

Balanced

 

27,57,920

 

27,96,033

 

ETFs

 

3,17,101

 

3,04,133

 

Fund of fund

 

2,28,322

 

2,36,948

 

Source: Sebi, AMFI

 

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