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Monika Halan

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Why Bharat Bond ETF is alarming life insurers

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Monika Halan The success of the Bharat Bond issue where PSU bonds were sold through an exchange-traded fund (ETFs are mutual funds that mimic an index and list on the stock exchange) and the use of ETFs earlier for equity disinvestment of public sector firms h... More »

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Discover your relationship with money this Diwali

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Monika Halan Very often, when we embark on the journey of financial planning, we can get caught up in the process and forget the purpose. A too-tight focus on money and its care has the potential to leach away the joy that money can bring. And equally on the o... More »

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Putting reins on portfolio managers

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Monika Halan A few years ago, a friend asked if she could get her friend to talk to me. On the promise of anonymity, he spoke to me. He had made the mistake of following his adviser from one portfolio management scheme (PMS) to another. He said that the firm h... More »

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Three things Gen Z does not want you to leave them

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Monika Halan The next few generations may be able to dis-inherit the genetic bequeaths of diabetes or cancer or other ailments that parents have passed on to their offspring. Progress in genetics and medicine could make freedom from such bequeaths a matter of ... More »

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Money lessons for, and from, the jet job crash

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Monika Halan We complain about the AC being too cold. Or the coffee machine spewing drain-water. The lifts are slow. The benefits shrink. The increments thin. We groan about Monday mornings. But take that job away and there is sudden sound of silence. The rout... More »