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Why active funds beat the markets in India

In 1975, John Bogle launched the first ever passive fund, Vanguard 500 Index Fund, and heralded an era of passive investing. Bogle was influenced by Eugene Fama’s view that the capital market was informationally efficient and that sustained success in stock picking was impossible. Since then, trading has increased; more …

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Why is Indian markets premium losing its sheen?

In September, Sensex has fallen 1.41% after a decline of 2.41% in August. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Mumbai: Indian markets’ premium to other global markets is narrowing after the sharp decline in the last two months. MSCI India is trading at a 3.86% premium over MSCI World, a sharp drop from …

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Saudi market regulator loosens asset management rules

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s markets regulator loosened its rules for licensing asset management and other investment firms on Sunday, according to a presentation by senior officials at the Capital Market Authority (CMA). The revisions will reduce requirements for obtaining a “management activity” license, aiming to boost the number of …

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