Thank You For Supporting Our 20-Year Effort!

22 APRIL 2016

It's been 20 years since we launched the website, the first version of Equitymaster.

A lot has changed since April 22, 1996 - including the fact that there were only 10,000 internet connections in all of India in 1990.
And the fact that a 56 kbps internet connection cost a few lakhs every year!

With smart phones, fully loaded tablets, and super computers hiding in our laptops it is difficult to imagine that, in 1991, there was a 49 month waiting list for a phone connection: and that was after a surge of efficiency in the Department of Communications, which saw a 10% surge in the number of new phone lines installed that year!

But while the digital world is in a state of perpetual change, you should be secure in the knowledge that one thing that will never change: Our commitment to provide you with unbiased, high quality information, analysis, and views which will allow you to make a more informed investment decision.

The smart phone may, indeed, grow 'smarter'.
All of us will have access to a lot more 'news' - and that, too, at the speed of light.
But transparency and integrity remain in short supply.

Integrity by itself is not a sufficient though necessary criterion to win your trust.
However, when solid integrity is combined with demonstrated competence, it can be a powerful and sustainable force.

As we celebrate 20 years of our silent revolution, I wish to thank all of you for your continued support of Equitymaster.

And, for my colleagues at Equitymaster, who strive to write and deliver the information to you, I have only one message: Never lose focus on why you exist; never forget the interests of our customers. For, without them, you will not exist!

Looking forward to the next 20 years which should see millions of investors relying on the views of Equitymaster!

Best wishes,

Rahul, Subbu, and Ajit

Also Read:

Suggested allocation in Quantum Mutual Funds (after keeping safe money aside)

Quantum Long Term Equity Fund and Quantum Equity Fund of Funds Quantum Gold Fund
Quantum Liquid Fund
Why you
should own
An investment for the future and an opportunity to profit from the long term economic growth in India A hedge against a global financial crisis and an "insurance" for your portfolio Cash in hand for any emergency uses but should get better returns than a savings account in a bank
Suggested allocation 80% in total in both; Maybe 20% in QLTEF and 60% in QEFOF 20% Keep aside money to meet your expenses for 6 months to 2 years
Disclaimer: Past performance may or may not be sustained in the future. Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, fluctuation in NAV's and uncertainty of dividend distributions. Please read offer documents of the relevant schemes carefully before making any investments. Click here for the detailed risk factors and statutory information"
Disclaimer: The Honest Truth is authored by Ajit Dayal. Ajit is Founder of Quantum Advisors Pvt. Ltd and Quantum Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. The views mentioned above are of the author only. Data and charts, if used, in the article have been sourced from available information and has not been authenticated by any statutory authority. The author, Equitymaster, Quantum AMC and Quantum Advisors do not claim it to be accurate nor accept any responsibility for the same. Please read the detailed Terms of Use of the web site.

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4 Responses to "Thank You For Supporting Our 20-Year Effort!"


May 6, 2016

Well done Mr Ajit for making sucessful

Congratulation sir



May 5, 2016

Dear Ajit,
Please accept my congratulations (though belated).
I would like to say that what you have achieved by way of QMF is nothing short of exemplary. I'm sure if & when Vanguard enters India, you might be the only one left standing to give them any kind of competition.
Recently, lot has been said about SEBI's rule on disclosing AMC salaries, which seems irrelevant considering they are paid by AMC not by Fund - nevertheless you had led the way by complying promptly while others dilly-dally. Perhaps one thing that you can push for is disclosure of how much AMC & team invests in own funds :)
Hope you continue to 'shine the light'. All the best.



May 2, 2016

Great job.. Way to go


Sanjiv Kumar Argal

Apr 23, 2016

Thank you for great efforts to build this institution of repute which earned trust of thousands of customers. Keep it up. All the best for your future endeavours. Cheers! !!

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