ASSOCHAM hosted its Mutual Fund Summit on November 26th, in which PwC was the Knowledge Partner. PwC has authored the Theme Paper titled "Sustaining Growth in Emerging Markets".
The report encapsulates the growth phase of the Mutual fund industry, laying strong emphasis on the need for investor education and investor protection. It also captures the nuances of malpractice in trading and discusses ways in which this can be curtailed with investor confidence being boosted in the process. The section on regulations traces the changing regulatory landscape of the Mutual Fund industry, elaborating on the key regulations which facilitate investor protection.
A lot of attention has been drawn to the burgeoning growth of emerging economies, where investors are looking to earn better returns leveraging the interest rate differentials and the vibrant capital markets. However, a note of caution is sounded enumerating some of the risks which may have a long term impact on the investor and the economy as a whole. Thus, the need to have regulatory control to preserve these economies and make them more resilient needs to be duly re-emphasised.