Skin in the game: MFs have bet over Rs 80,000 cr on their own schemes

Most of the money goes to debt schemes, but equity allocations are rising

mutual funds, MFs

Sachin P Mampatta Mumbai

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When billionaire Warren Buffet started his first fund in 1956 with eleven investors, he invested a token amount of $100 of his own money as "skin in the game". Buffet denies it but he is credited with coming up with the term describing those running a fund risk some of their own money in it.

The mutual fund industry has more than Rs 81,200 crore riding on its schemes, shows a Business Standard analysis of data on sponsor and associate contributions from the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi). The amounts haven’t changed with the increase in mutual fund assets seen in recent years. This has meant that the share of total assets has fallen to 1.8 per cent

First Published: Aug 25 2023 | 12:07 PM IST

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