Funds will stick to duration norms, but may take credit risk

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In the recent re-categorisation of schemes that fund houses have undertaken in response to the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi’s) October circular, many debt and hybrid funds have been shuffled around. Investors need to understand the change that has happened in the funds they hold and only then decide whether to stay put or exit and move to another fund.Among debt funds, a large number of categories, 16, have been created. In the very short-duration segment, only liquid funds existed earlier, which invested in papers with a maturity of up to 91 days. Now, …
Source: Business Standard