Maharashtra continued to dominate the mutual fund landscape in the country with an assets base of Rs 1.21 lakh crore at the end of April in equity-oriented schemes, followed by Delhi in the second place.
Delhi followed, though far behind, with Rs 28,058 crore and Karnataka with Rs 27,625 crore. Further, Gujarat has an assets base of Rs 25,402 crore in equity-oriented schemes, while the same for West Bengal was at Rs 21,189 crore. In terms of the annual growth (for states with an AUM of more than Rs 1,000 crore), Delhi led with a 158 per cent growth, followed by Haryana 117 per cent and Jharkhand 105 per cent.
Among other states, Uttar Pradesh has an assets base of Rs 18,172 crore, followed by Tamil Nadu (17,466 crore), Andhra Pradesh + Telangana (Rs 12,628 crore), Haryana (Rs 8,812 crore) and Rajasthan (Rs 7,238 crore). Notably, there are many states with an assets under management (AUM) of less than Rs 1,000 crore. This included Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Pondicherry.
The efforts to increase the penetration of mutual funds in smaller towns, known as beyond-15 cities (B15), do not seem to be making an impact, Prime Database Managing Director Pranav Haldea said. The share of smaller cities (like Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Pune) in the retail equity assets base actually went down from 23 per cent in April last year to 20 per cent in April this year, On an overall basis though, while the total AUM from top 15 cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai) went up by 27 per cent over the last one year, the share of B-15 cities went up by 28 per cent.