BS jury picks best fund managers in the debt and equity category

While the equity categories had a bumper year, the going was tough for debt fund managers

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THE SELECTORS: Jury Chairman G N Bajpai, former chairman of Sebi and LIC, and members Ashish Kumar Chauhan, chief executive officer & managing director, BSE; Sandeep Parekh, founder & managing partner, Finsec Law Advisors; and Saurabh Mukherjea, foun

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After the initial shock of the pandemic, the equity markets rebounded strongly, aided by record foreign inflows, rising pace of vaccinations and a gradually improving economy. With interest rates in key markets at record lows and ample liquidity available, there was a rush towards riskier assets.

The result was that the small- and mid-cap categories outperformed their larger peers for the second year in a row. However, unlike last year, the equity rally this year (12 months ended September 2021) was more broad-based. While the small-cap indices such as the IISL Nifty Smallcap 250 delivered returns of 89 per cent,

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First Published: Dec 22 2021 | 6:04 AM IST

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