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Indians hold equity investments for more than two years, says Dun & Bradstreet study
Published : Feb 25, 2017 - The Economic Times

A Dun & Bradstreet study of 33 asset management companies in India observed that the total income grew from Rs 68.3 billion in FY15 to Rs 87.0 billion in FY16 registering a growth of 27.4% and net profit grew from Rs 16.3 billion in FY15 to Rs 21.8 billion in FY16 registering a growth of 33.2% with an average industry profit margin of 24.5%. The AUM of Indian asset management companies increased from Rs Rs 8,252 billion in FY14 to Rs 12,328 billion in FY16, registering a growth of CAGR 22.2% .. 

Income funds with Rs 5,655 billion in assets accounting for 45.9% of the total AUM in FY16 is the biggest fund in terms on size. The large size of the fund can be attributed to the dominance of institutional investors with large ticket size who primarily choose to park their excess funds for short terms whilst earning attractive returns. The average holding period of investments in equity assets was significantly longer compared to the investments in nonequity assets by asset management companies in India. Majority of the equity investment, accounting for 39.5%, were held above two years, while majority of non-equity investments, accounting for 51.3%, were held for less than six months.