PMS firms woo clients as a hike in investment threshold looms
Portfolio Management Service (PMS) firms are going all out to pull in clients before the new year when the minimum investment threshold is expected to double. Currently, an investor must put up at least Rs 25 lakh to be eligible for PMS schemes, which mostly cater to the rich, to accept at least Rs 25 lakh from an investor. This is expected to go up to Rs 50 lakh from January 1.
PMS firms fear the new minimum investment requirements could make it tougher for them to attract investors in challenging market conditions. “It is important to acquire new clients as many investors start small and increase their commitments once they are comfortable with the portfolio manager,” says Amit Doshi, investment director, CARE PMS.
The world economy is afflicted by weak sentiment, trade-related disruptions, and rising downside risks to growth. Central banks leaning towards lower rates reflects growing pessimism on the growth front. The calm that characterised global financial markets in the beginning of 2019 has been dispelled since May, with a combination of trade and geo-political tensions and the worsening global growth outlook imparting heightened volatility.
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