Franklin Templeton AMC dropped a bomb yesterday. In a communication dated April 23, 2020, it notified that it is winding up 6 debt mutual fund schemes. Franklin Low Duration FundFranklin Dynamic Accrual FundFranklin Credit Risk FundFranklin Short Term IncomeFranklin Ultra Short BondFranklin Income Opportunities Fund These are very popular schemes. The combined … [Read more...] about Franklin winds up 6 Debt MF schemes: What does it mean?
Debt mutual funds are again in the news. On June 4, 2019, DHFL could not make the interest payment on one of its bonds. It says that it will pay in another week. Does not matter. Even the slightest delay is considered a default. As per extant rules, even if a default happens in one security by DHFL (not the one held by the fund scheme), the value of the all the bonds from … [Read more...] about The DHFL Mess: Learnings and What should you do?
Debt mutual funds are not without risk. When a default or a rating downgrade of an underlying security, NAV of the fund takes a hit. Not just that, it poses an additional problem. In such cases, some of the more knowledgeable investors can benefit at the expense of less aware investors. SEBI has come out with a circular to address the issue. What is the issue if there is a … [Read more...] about What is Side Pocketing in Debt Mutual Funds? How it helps?