Franklin Debt Funds Payment Is Here

Finally after almost one year since the Franklin debacle, there is some good news. I received 50% of my investment in Franklin Ultra Short Term fund. That is a sizable chunk of money. I am sure I have never seen as much in my bank account — ever. While it is a sigh of relief, I never so much as doubted that there will be problem in repayment. My only worry was how long it would take for Franklin to repay given the court cases. For once this case moved faster than typical court case duration in India. Anyway I … Continue reading “Franklin Debt Funds Payment Is Here”

Franklin To Disburse Our Investment?

You probably remember the Franklin fiasco that happened some 9 months ago. All those who invested in the six wound up funds have their investments stuck for the past 9 months. While the funds were wound up they were still receiving interest income from the papers that it holds. Some papers matured while some others pre-paid the bonds. So overall Franklin has Rs. 14,391 Cr in income so far according to it’s latest report on Jan 29, 2021. Of this amount 4,621 Cr was used up to pay back its borrowings. The left over Rs. 9,770 Cr is available for … Continue reading “Franklin To Disburse Our Investment?”

Learnings From 2020

The year 2020 has been special in many ways. We have seen something that was unprecedented not only in my life, but even during my parents life. Who would have ever imagined a lock-down of the whole nation for example? Many things were a first in 2020. While the year was not too bad, I did have a few learnings. In this last post (hopefully) in the year review series, I want to go over my learnings. Pretty much all my issues and the resulting lessons were related to Franklin :). Bigger emergency fund One of the problems I faced … Continue reading “Learnings From 2020”

Year In Review – 2020 Plans That Failed

From what you have seen so far in my year in review series, you might think 2020 was not too bad. It seems like most of the things worked out fine for me except for that loss of electronics and Franklin fiasco. But that is not really true. We made a few other plans that just did not go well at all. Here is a review of those disappointments. Consolidating my portfolio When the year started I made a lot of plans to consolidate my debt funds. Like I mentioned in my 2019 year in review I had 9 debt … Continue reading “Year In Review – 2020 Plans That Failed”

Franklin Saga Drags On

Franklin has been in the news quite a bit due to the decision to wind-up six of its funds. After deciding to wind-up the funds the fund house was planning to get unit holder’s consent for disbursing cash from liquidated papers. However, some investors did not like the decision and started legal proceedings against the fund house. Unit holders filed cases in multiple High Courts. Now we all know how long courts take to pass judgement on just one case. Given there were multiple cases I was not very positive that something will happen any time soon. However, the Supreme … Continue reading “Franklin Saga Drags On”

Taxation of Franklin Segregated Funds Payout

There is a lot of confusion about how the payout from Franklin Segregated funds (Vodafone Idea papers) will be taxed. After reading a lot about the taxation for the past 3 days, I think I finally have a good idea. If you received a payout from Franklin, you will find all the details on how to calculate your tax. I can tell you upfront that we are at a tax disadvantage. Moreover, you might have to pay advance tax depending on how much you received. In the rest of the post I will be using Franklin Ultra Short-term Bond fund … Continue reading “Taxation of Franklin Segregated Funds Payout”

Franklin Ultra Final Payment From Vodafone Segregated Fund

Yesterday, Franklin Templeton announced that Vodafone Idea has made full payment of the principle along with interest. If you recall, a few funds from the AMC were holding Vodafone Idea papers which were downgraded to junk. As a result, Franklin has moved those papers to a segregated fund. Franklin already made a partial payment last month after it received interest payment from Vodafone. Now the AMC will be paying out the full amount from the segregated funds. Remember that this is the payment from the segregated fund and has nothing to do with the winding up of funds. The winding … Continue reading “Franklin Ultra Final Payment From Vodafone Segregated Fund”

Franklin Ultra Partial Payment From Vodafone Segregated Fund

Yesterday afternoon I was reading in the news that Vodafone Idea has made interest repayments to mutual funds. I was wondering if Franklin will be returning something back to the investors. And as expected, I did receive an email from Franklin yesterday evening. The AMC will be returning 7.58% of units worth of money back to the investors. This is some good news in the ocean of bad news surrounding Franklin. If you don’t want to read the post, you can check out the video at the end of the post. If you have invested in any other funds of … Continue reading “Franklin Ultra Partial Payment From Vodafone Segregated Fund”

The Franklin Wind-up Saga

In a recent post, I mentioned that Franklin has started the e-voting process. Investors in the AMC’s winding-up funds have started receiving emails about e-voting details and schedule. The email mentioned that the voting was supposed to happen between June 9 and 12. I was hoping that Franklin will be able to start paying some of the investors either in June or July soon after the e-voting. But it does not seem like that will happen. In a recent news, it is known that a petition was filed in Gujarat High Court (HC) against Franklin. The HC then stayed the … Continue reading “The Franklin Wind-up Saga”

Update On Franklin Funds That Are Winding Up

It does not seem like the problems with Franklin are going to end anytime soon. They are in news everyday for some reason or the other. The first issue I can see is that the investors will not receive any money in May. The reason? Franklin has not yet started the voting process. And until that happens I don’t think they can return anything to the investors. If you recall, I was hoping Franklin will return something in May. However, all hope is not lost. Franklin has started the voting process. Hopefully we will get something in June. Please make … Continue reading “Update On Franklin Funds That Are Winding Up”