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Mutual fund asset base at record high of Rs 11 lakh crore in Oct

PTI 11 Nov 2014, 12:52:47 PM IST

New Delhi: The mutual fund industry's assets under management (AUM) climbed to record high of nearly Rs 11 lakh crore in October on the back of strong capital inflows and surge in equity markets.

The country's 45 fund houses together had an average AUM of Rs 10,95,653 crore at the end of October 31, 2014, up from Rs 9,59,415 crore in the preceding month, according to the data by Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).

The AUM data for individual fund house is not being disclosed.

Industry experts said the monthly rise in AUM is largely on account of gains in equity markets and strong capital inflows. Besides, retail participation in equity schemes has increased significantly during the recent months.

The fund houses together witnessed an inflow of Rs 1.24 lakh crore. During the month, the benchmark BSE sensex grew by over 1,200 points or nearly five per cent.

The assets managed by mutual funds had crossed Rs 10 lakh crore-mark for the first time in May, when the markets went up after the general elections' result.

Mutual fund is an investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets.