Mutual fund assets down to Rs 6.58 lakh cr in Jan-March

PTI | Updated on April 04, 2011

New Delhi, Apr 4 The average assets managed by the mutual fund industry declined by over two per cent during the January-March quarter with the country’s second largest fund house HDFC MF’s assets shrinking by Rs 1,600 crore, compared to the previous quarter.

The industry comprising 41 active players witnessed a decline in their average assets under management (AUM) by Rs 16,457 crore, or 2.43 per cent, as per the data available with industry body Association of Mutual Fund Industry (AMFI).

The combined average AUM of the 41 fund houses stood at Rs 6,58,914.12 crore at the end of March, down from Rs 6,75,372 crore in end-December.

At the end of March, the AUM of the largest MF in India, Reliance MF witnessed a fall of Rs 490 crore to Rs 1,01,576.60 crore.

Also HDFC MF’s average assets shrunk by Rs 1,600 crore or 1.81 per cent to Rs 86,282.24 crore at the end of March. As many as 18 fund houses saw a decline in their average AUMs during the quarter.

However, ICICI Prudential MF and UTI MF bucked the broader industry trend and registered an increase in their AUM.

While ICICI Pru’s average asset base rose by Rs 7,625.23 crore or 11.58 per cent to Rs 73,466.10 crore, UTI MF saw an increase of Rs 1,801.58 crore or 2.76 per cent to Rs 67,188.82 crore in end—March.

Similarly, some fund houses like Axis MF, Benchmark MF, Birla Sun Life MF, Fidelity MF, Mirae Asset MF and Pramerica MF among others saw their assets rise in the range of 2—72 per cent during this period.

At the of March Axis MF’s assets stood at Rs 8,302 crore (up 65 per cent), Canara Robeco at Rs 7,824 crore (up 6 per cent) and IDBI MF at Rs 3,525 crore (up 72 per cent).

Among the fund houses, which saw their average assets dwindle during the March quarter are LIC MF (decline of 40 per cent to Rs 11,196 crore), Morgan Stanley MF (decline of 12 per cent to Rs 2,076 crore), AIG Global Investment (decline of 10 per cent to Rs 795 crore).

Published on April 04, 2011

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