SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi calls for caution in mutual funds' debt investments

India’s debt mutual fund managers need to be vigilant and appropriately value their investments in corporate papers, even as a bulk of the money comes from institutional investors, the chief of the country’s market regulator said on Thursday

Press Trust of India August 23, 2018 12:48:04 IST
SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi calls for caution in mutual funds' debt investments

Mumbai: India’s debt mutual fund managers need to be vigilant and appropriately value their investments in corporate papers, even as a bulk of the money comes from institutional investors, the chief of the country’s market regulator said on Thursday.

SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi calls for caution in mutual funds debt investments

File image of Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI. Reuters

“It is for the mutual fund industry which bears the credit risk,” said Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

“Issue is in their books when they hold these debt instruments, either long term or short term, they have to be cautious of credit risk and how to value that on their books.”

Of the total Rs 12.3 lakh crore assets under management at debt funds, Rs 11.5 lakh crore are from non-retail investors, Tyagi added.

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