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DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

SEBI/IMD/CIR No. 10/ 112153 /07

December 31, 2007

 

All Mutual Funds Registered with SEBI

Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)

 

Dear Sirs,

 

Sub: Waiver of load for direct applications

 

At present irrespective of the mode of entry, investors are required to pay the entry load. Keeping in view the interest of the investors it has now been decided that no entry load shall be charged for direct applications received by the Asset Management Company (AMC) i.e. applications received through internet, submitted to AMC or collection centre/ Investor Service Centre that are not routed through any distributor/agent/broker.

 

Applicability

1.      This circular shall be applicable for investments in existing schemes with effect from January 4, 2008 and in new schemes launched on and after the said date.

2.      It shall also be applicable to additional purchases done directly by the investor under the same folio and switch-in to a scheme from other schemes if such a transaction is done directly by the investor.

3.      AMCs shall follow the provisions pertaining to informing the unitholders upon a change in load structure as per clause 3(d) of standard observations.

 

This circular is issued in exercise of powers conferred under Section 11 (1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, read with the provisions of Regulation 77 of SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996, to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate the securities market.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Ruchi Chojer