CAMS wins Dun & Bradstreet Business Excellence Award 2016

1 2016 has been an exciting and rewarding year for CAMS. We are wrapping up this calendar year with a prestigious award – Dun & Bradstreet award for ‘Business Excellence – Mid Corporate Segment’ in the IT/ ITeS sector.  At a grand felicitation held on November 29th at Taj Palace New Delhi, the awardwas presented by Honorable Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Honorable Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Shri Haribhai P Chaudhary.  The event was themed as “It’s Time to Let the World Know”.

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The nomination for the “Business Excellence – Mid Corporate Segment” award was subject to rigorous evaluation by an eminent jury that included, Mr. M.V. Tanksale, Former Chief Executive of Indian Banks Association and Chairman Central Bank; Mr. P. Dalal, Former Executive Director EXIM Bank, and Mr. Bhushan Gagrani, Former Vice Chairman and Managing Director CIDCO.

CAMS ranked high across all of the following eight parameters to win the award:

  • Business Model
  • Operational Excellence
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Product/Service Quality
  • Innovation
  • Digital Adoption
  • Human Resource Management
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
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The award was received by N K Prasad, President & CEO, CAMS.

Coinciding with the award function, Dun & Bradstreet launched a publication ‘Leading 100 SMEs/ Mid Corporates of India 2016’. Click here to download the e-copy, CAMS has been featured on Page 97 & 99.

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Weekly Roundup – November 19

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CAMS brings you a weekly glimpse at the key happenings in the BFSI sector, in India and abroad. Regulatory updates or important news, here are some which might have had an impact on the sector.

The United States of America to enter the Oil Export domain, following the approval of The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for export of ultra-light crude identified as Condensate.

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Economists and experts predict modest growth for EU economy, in the year to come. Suggestions proposed at the opinion poll conducted by Reuters for changes in the workings of the Central Bank to allow more room for purchase of eligible bonds.

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Finance Ministry issues warnings against misuse of Jan Dhan accounts for conversion of illegal funds.

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RBI to issue fresh set of regulations governing the exchange and deposit of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 at banks.

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SEBI relaxes norms for clearance and verification process for account-opening of FPIs; initiates online verification services for the same.

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CDSL data affirm the positive development that Indian markets are witnessing as investments from domestic players dominate; diminishing dependence on Foreign investments seen as a healthy sign.

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Mutual fund industry witnessed steady growth in October, owing to sharp rise in folios; Folios in Equity funds alone attribute for 3.79 crores of the 5 crore mark reached in the last month.

AMFI and MF industry to come together for the cause of investor education in the country; Rs 300 crore to go in as investment for materialization of the same.

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IRDAI to sanction insurers the claim to stake-holding beyond the cursory 15% limit, well within the scope of agreement with principles of good risk management.

About CAMS:

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Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) is India’s premier Mutual Fund Transfer Agency serving over 62% of assets of the industry across 16 Mutual Funds. Leveraging superior technology, CAMS brings several innovative services to Mutual Fund investors and distributors. CAMS is also a service partner to leading Insurance Companies, Banks, NBFCs and Alternate Investment Funds. To know more visit http://www.camsonline.com

 

 

Riding the Wave of Change

According to latest information from SEBI, mutual fund folios have exceeded the Rs 5 Crore mark as on October 2016.

This growth is attributed to the fairly consistent and continuous participation from investors, irrespective of the many tumultuous occasions such as the Brexit. If anything, Indian investors are known for holding their calm despite the storm. In other words, Indian investors take advantage of volatile market situations and resort to “opportunistic buying”.

While Brexit was an international event that effected an impact on the country’s economy, we now stand witness to a phase of major change where the contours and layout of the Indian economy are being redefined. India’s altered stance on FDI regulations in terms of GST, and the recent demonetisation have triggered positive responses from Economists and Policymakers across the world. The country’s position on FDI regulations in terms of defence, civil aviation, broadcasting services, and pharmaceuticals is expected to boost the potential of bilateral relationships with international trade partners, which presents opportunities for assured investment inflows from international sources.

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Good times ahead for Mutual funds

Demonetisation has impacted and boosted cash inflows into banks, which in turn have mobilized the same into investment avenues including the mutual funds. Experts foresee a possible rate cut over the next one year along with ease of inflation, rendering mutual funds more attractive for existing and potential investors. Moreover, the high level of investment is expected to flow into liquid funds.

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In addition, demonetisation has also has triggered the drive for increased tax compliance and improved revenue for the government.  In combination with increased liquidity in banks,  this is likely to lead to gain in terms of government bonds. Needless to say, Mutual funds are one of the safest avenues for investments in government and securities, with associated tax benefits. For the next two months, the picture looks positive for mutual funds.

CAMS – adding value to Operations in times of robust business

As the country’s premier RTA, Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) provides multifaceted services to AMCs, keeping pace with massive volumes of transactions.  The company continuously improves its IT infrastructure, while meeting the growing demands of its client AMCS, with innovative technology enabled service designs that deliver speed, standardization, transparency, regulatory compliance, data confidentiality and cost efficiency. In Mutual Fund services , CAMS handles approximately 130 Million transactions per annum with near zero failures.

Besides offering specialized services and solutions to its B2B partners, CAMS also functions with the unique ability of a B2C service provider that attends to end customers’ needs through an assortment of touch points, viz. Pan-India network of Service centers, White Label Call centers and White Label Online Services.

Furthermore, the CAMS Common OTM facility benefits investors now, more than ever. It allows users to circumvent the long queues and paper-filling procedures at banks. CAMS eKYC and myCAMS are other key initiatives that have greatly reduced time and effort to be invested in KYC and Mutual fund investment processes.

About CAMS:CAMS Logo High Resolution

Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) is India’s premier Mutual Fund Transfer Agency serving over 62% of assets of the industry across 16 Mutual Funds. Leveraging superior technology, CAMS brings several innovative services to Mutual Fund investors and distributors. CAMS is also a service partner to leading Insurance Companies, Banks, NBFCs and Alternate Investment Funds. To know more visit www.camsonline.com

Demystifying Common One Time Mandate

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Common One Time Mandate, as illustrated in the preceding article that underlined The Power of One, is a one-time registration process that renders immense paperless convenience for investors who seek to invest in Mutual fund schemes.

CAMS Common OTM brings home several advantages and service benefits to the investor, besides helping them circumvent multiple repetitions of cumbersome paper-based form-filling procedures.

Freedom to invest without bank/branch/location related restrictions

CAMS Common OTM facility is not limited to constraints concerning a specific bank/branch/location. Any bank that is a participant of the NACH (National Automated Clearing House) system, allows for registration of Common OTM facility, at any given branch of its. Currently, CAMS Common OTM can be registered across as much as 800+ Banks across the country.

For those with existing mandates –  

Existing registered mandates will not be canceled when CAMS Common OTM is set up.
When transacting in those specific MFs, you will have the choice of MF specific OTM or CAMS Common OTM. While transacting in any new fund where you do not already have a mandate, CAMS Common OTM will be available as an option to cheque/ net banking.

Case of a forgotten folio number? Relax.

The Common One Time mandate is registered at PAN level of the first holder. There is no requirement to quote folio number while registering for CAMS Common OTM. This comes in handy for savvy investors with multiple investments and folios across AMCs.

Also, CAMS facilitates registration of multiple mandates at bank and account number level, at once. There is no restriction on the number of SIPs that can be registered through the Common OTM facility.

What can the investor do if s/he has forgotten the CAMS Common OTM Number

CAMS has an incredibly effective pan India network of Customer Service Centres (CSCs) conveniently located in cities across the country. In the event of a forgotten CAMS Common OTM Number, the investor may approach any of the CSCs and quote her/his PAN and obtain the Common Mandate Number. Alternatively, an SMS could be sent to a designated number with the specified text / or the CAMS Toll Free Call center could be reached to get the CAMS Common OTM Number.

For more information on CAMS Common OTM, click here.

About CAMS:CAMS Logo High Resolution

Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) is India’s premier Mutual Fund Transfer Agency serving over 62% of assets of the industry across 16 Mutual Funds. Leveraging superior technology, CAMS brings several innovative services to Mutual Fund investors and distributors. CAMS is also a service partner to leading Insurance Companies, Banks, NBFCs and Alternate Investment Funds. To know more visit www.camsonline.com

A SIP in time for the Disciplined Investor

Reacting emotionally to fluctuating market moods is a common phenomenon that befalls even the most careful and well-intentioned of investors. It takes willful compliance to investment discipline to side-step such looming holes that often pop up in the event of unstable international, interconnected events.

Investment discipline is to an investor, what Yoga is to the body and mind. What seems unyielding and rigid in the early stages, gradually embeds itself into the practitioner’s conscious routine to such an extent that after a certain point of time, it becomes an element of habit.

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One of the essential basics of investment discipline is to have a sustained, long-term investment strategy and a well-planned asset allocation practice that is adhered to without change even during times of tumult in the market.

Systematic Investment Plan or SIP, where the investor builds a portfolio through specific sums invested at regular intervals that may be monthly, quarterly or annually, is one investment avenue that aligns perfectly well with the obligations of investment discipline.

Savvy investors understand the fact that equities render higher expected returns than fixed-income investments, but subject to market risks. By the very nature of being a systematic mode of investment distributed over an extended period of times, SIPs overcome this market-induced fluctuation.

In general, SIP requires a fixed amount to be invested periodically. Clearly, this is a convenience to investors who are beginners and those who prefer to invest in small pockets.

In case of Step-up SIPs, as hosted by most of the CAMS-serviced funds, the SIP installment amount could be ‘stepped up’ at defined intervals.

Investing in SIPs have become all the more convenient with digital services hosted by camsonline.com and myCAMS, which facilitate setting up SIPs, viewing of SIP status and canceling SIP. No physical request is required for registration done through myCAMS. For more information on investing in SIPs through myCAMS, click here .

Designed to empower users with digital convenience, more than 500,000 users have chosen the myCAMS app to manage their Mutual Fund investments, including SIPs. It’s time you choose too.

Download myCAMS now!

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About CAMS:

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Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) is India’s premier Mutual Fund Transfer Agency serving over 62% of assets of the industry across 16 Mutual Funds. Leveraging superior technology, CAMS brings several innovative services to Mutual Fund investors and distributors. CAMS is also a service partner to leading Insurance Companies, Banks, NBFCs and Alternate Investment Funds. To know more visit www.camsonline.com

Weekly Roundup – November 05

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CAMS brings you a weekly glimpse at the key happenings in the BFSI sector, in India and abroad. Regulatory updates or important news, here are some which might have had an impact on the sector.

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The US Federal Reserve chooses to leave Fed Rates unperturbed, in deference to the upcoming presidential elections.

China’s impact and contribution towards the global economy is significant, say experts. The country that accounts to 15% of the world’s economy, is attributed for more than 25% of global economic growth.

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GST given final touches at the two-day meeting held in New Delhi. A four slab tax structure to take effect. Centre rejects states’ pleas for special GST rates on specific goods of luxury.

Budget for the upcoming fiscal year to be presented in February, according to Finance Ministry sources. The Ministry seeks to wrap up the entire process by end of FY 2016-17.

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The Central Bank of India now allows banks to raise funds via Masala bonds, enabling prospects for raising Tier I, Tier II capital to be lent to the Infrastructure sector.

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SEBI renders transparency to regulations concerning delisting mechanism. Firms can now seek to voluntarily delist only if it had been listed in  a registered stock exchange for a minimum period of 36 months.

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Stocks held by mutual funds now exceed those held by the country’s largest, state-run insurer, signaling positive growth for the equity markets.

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20 million railway passengers choose to go for railway insurance cover that offers a compensation upto Rs. 10 lakh

About CAMS:

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Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) is India’s premier Mutual Fund Transfer Agency serving over 62% of assets of the industry across 16 Mutual Funds. Leveraging superior technology, CAMS brings several innovative services to Mutual Fund investors and distributors. CAMS is also a service partner to leading Insurance Companies, Banks, NBFCs and Alternate Investment Funds. To know more visit www.camsonline.com

 

 

 

Redefining Institutional Investing

Institutional Investing is an art. In general, Institutional Investors have greater access to resources and make informed investment decisions. On the other hand, institutional investors are often confronted with multiple transaction forms and cheques preparation, apart from signatures to be obtained from multiple authorized signatories, each of which requires time and dedicated coordination.

Computer Age Management Services (CAMS), true to its commitment towards finding innovative solutions that address investor pain points, launched GoCORP, an on-line portal for institutional investors to transact across multiple mutual funds through a single portal.

CAMS GoCORP, by design, delivers simplicity, ease and safety in preparing and submitting Mutual fund transactions, tracking investments and more.

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The portal allows corporate investors to transact across all participating CAMS serviced funds using single login. Log in credentials can be defined to enable multiple maker and authorizer combination, addressing the need of large corporates houses with group companies. The portal ensures complete compliance with respect to audit requirements of of corporate investors.

Transactions made easy with CAMS GoCORP

CAMS GoCORP brings rich features and superior processing, one view of Mutual Fund investments and much more. Prompt notifications in the form of SMS/email alerts for maker and authorizer serve to verify and authorize transactions. This allows the authorizers to simply log-in and confirm the transactions.

The portal facilitates transfer of funds using RTGS/NEFT to the Fund’s scheme account; post transfer, the Corporates may seamlessly update the details in GoCORP.

GoCORP is also enabled with the facility of Electronic time stamping at server on the receipt of transactions. NAV will be reflected as per the timestamp of CAMS Server.

Corporate Investors can utilize the portal for additional purchase, redemption and switch through its portal, besides facilities for purchase in existing schemes and new schemes. CAMS GoCORP also offers the flexibility of investments via Direct plans as well as Regular plans. ARN and EUIN auto population/new inclusion is an integrated smart feature helps saving time and effort, alongside the updation of RTGS /NEFT funds transfer reference number.

Tracking Transactions and Managing Reports

CAMS GoCORPhas inbuilt smart features that generate reports encompassing Portfolio valuation, Transaction status (with date range), single window view for submitted transaction status across funds and account statements.

It goes without saying that true to its digital efficiencies, CAMS GoCORP stands for complete elimination of paperwork, manual compilation and reporting needs. Also, the portal drives home the advantage of transacting upto 3 P.M.

Safe, Secure and Reliable

CAMS GoCORP portal is infallibly secure. It stores no information in the local system and ensures that any information provided is transferred to the server via secure mode that warrants high level of data encryption and other essential information security best practices.

Currently, CAMS is actively engaged with 390+ corporates registered for Go CORP for feature enrichment and new services, which bears testimony to the magnitude of success it has achieved in appeasing and winning over its customers.

About CAMS:

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Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) is India’s premier Mutual Fund Transfer Agency serving over 62% of assets of the industry across 16 Mutual Funds. Leveraging superior technology, CAMS brings several innovative services to Mutual Fund investors and distributors. CAMS is also service partner to leading Insurance Companies, Banks, NBFC’s and Alternate Investment Funds. To know more, visit www.camsonline.com