Reliance pips HDFC MF to become most profitable fund house

Reliance pips HDFC MF to become most profitable fund house

New Delhi: Reliance mutual fund (MF) has overtaken HDFC MF to become the country’s most profitable fund house, as per their profit figures for the latest financial year.

For the financial year 2011, profit after tax (PAT) of Reliance MF stood at 261 crore, while that of HDFC MF was 242 crore.

On year-on-year basis, Reliance Asset Management company’s PAT rose by as much as 34% in the Fiscal 2011, whereas HDFC MF’s profit increased by 16.34%, according to the Association of Mutual Funds in India’s data.

While UTI MF’s figures were not available for the latest fiscal, Franklin Templeton is currently ranked the third most profitable with a PAT of 97 crore (for fiscal year ended September 2010).

Most of fund houses follow April-March financial year.

Others in the top ten include Birla Sun Life AMC with a PAT of 85 crore, followed by SBI AMC ( 79 crore), ICICI Prudential AMC (RS 72 crore), DSP AMC (47 crore), Tata AMC (17 crore) and Kotak AMC ( 11 crore).

Meanwhile, on 27 September, speaking at the Annual General Meeting of Reliance Capital, Anil Ambani had said that the talks for a stake sale in its asset management business to Nippon were also in advanced stages.

The company also plans to take its asset management businesses to other emerging markets and would look at further expansion of its wealth management and private equity businesses, Ambani had said.