Mutual fund companies, these days, seem to be making a beeline to get listed on the stock exchanges. What are the repercussions for investors, if any?
No, there are no repercussions or real implications for mutual fund investors. Think of it this way-if a car-manufacturing company goes for a listing, then its customers or cars do not have any implications. Similarly, a mutual fund investor does not have any implications if a mutual fund company goes public. On the contrary, listed companies are subjected to much higher standards of public disclosures, transparency and governance. So, in all likelihood, you can only expect upgrades on these counts.