MFs add ₹1.24 trillion to asset base in 2018 on SIP flows, strong retail participation2 min read 06 Jan 2019, 04:48 PM IST
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New Delhi: Mutual funds have added a staggering ₹ 1.24 lakh crore to their asset base in 2018 assisted by consistent increase in SIP flows and a robust participation of retail investors despite volatile markets. The asset under management (AUM) of the industry grew by 5.54 per cent or ₹ 1.24 lakh crore to ₹ 23.61 lakh crore at the end of December 2018, up from ₹ 22.37 lakh crore at the end of December 2017, latest data available with the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi) showed. The year 2018 also marked the sixth consecutive yearly rise in the industry’s AUM after a drop in the two preceding years. The pace of growth, however, declined for the asset size in 2018 as compared to the previous year. The industry saw a surge of 32 per cent in the AUM or an addition of over ₹ 5.4 lakh crore in 2017.