Oxus Fund Management

Oxus Fund Management (OFM) has been operational in India since September 1998 as a SEBI licensed portfolio manager and was one of the earliest to obtain the SEBI license. Oxus manages assets for both corporate clients and high net-worth individuals in domestic debt, equities and foreign currencies. Oxus combines its extensive macroeconomic experience with state of the art technical analysis tools and algorithms to give its clients a unique advantage.


Oxus Research

Oxus conducts frontier level research on emerging markets, with special focus on India. Our clients include government and academic institutions, international organizations, private equity firms, and advertising agencies. Our publications are in the form of academic papers, books, newsletters, and research reports eg Developing Trends. Topics covered include growth, inflation, exchange rates, stock market regulation, effectiveness and comparison of major central banks in the world, etc. These Oxus publications have had a discernible impact on policy discussions and have been quoted extensively in the media.


Developing Trends

It started at Deutsche Bank, NY in 1995, continued at Oxus 1998-2002, and 2011.  The latest avatar is in the form of original and cutting-edge research on  macro-economic issues and financial markets in Emerging Market Economies (EME).  While many such reports are available for the developed economies, specifically the US, not much emanates from and for the developing countries - the hotspot of financial action in the new century. Developing Trends is  a bold initiative that fills an  important void and aspires to create and foster an atmosphere of intelligent and in-depth debate that presently eludes most EME’s, especially India.



With a high-powered team, consisting of economists and analysts, and over 40 years of experience, Oxus provides its clients with a unique mixture of fund management and economic research. Oxus has one of the largest databases and uses cutting edge econometrics to help it uncover themes before they are evident to others.


IMD monsoon forecast due on Thursday
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:30:54 GMT
The regional climate centre of IMD in its March forecast has already expressed fear of drier than normal conditions during July.
An El Nino year? Australia too sees rain deficit this monsoon in India
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:30:30 GMT
The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which indicates the impact of El Nino on the Indian subcontinent, is currently in a neutral state.
RBI likely to be in pause mode till December: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:34:55 GMT
Reserve Bank of India is likely to be in a "pause" mode till December, as rising El Nino risks threaten the monsoon, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report said.
Delhi High Court to Centre, RBI : Reply on PIL about withdrawal of coins having religious symbols embossed on them
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:15:26 GMT
The Delhi HC today granted one last opportunity to the Centre and RBI to file their responses to a PIL on coins having religious symbols on them.
RBI panel moots centralised bill payment system
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:04:26 GMT
An RBI panel today made a case for centralised bill payment system catering to different financial instruments, like cheques, debit cards and mobile banking.
Companies can't use ECBs from 'same' bank to repay loans
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:10:30 GMT
The RBI has barred manufacturing and infrastructure companies from repaying rupee loans taken from domestic banks through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route at their overseas branches/subsidiaries.
Reserve money up 8.9% on year in week to April 18: RBI
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:41:49 GMT
Currency in circulation grew 9.7 per cent year-on-year in the week to April 18, compared with 10.6 per cent a year earlier.
RBI stops banks from extending ECBs for repaying rupee loans
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:33:48 GMT
The RBI said that in certain cases, such facilities were used to avail of foreign currency loans for repayment of rupee loans.
India concludes pact with US on tax evasion under FATCA
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:58:33 GMT
The 'in substance' agreement with India under Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was concluded on April 11, the US Treasury said.
India-European Union FTA talks to resume after new government: French Ambassador Francois Richier
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:56:22 GMT
"We don't have any confirmations from Indian firms till now for this year's show but we are open and expect them to participate in the show," Hesse said.
Textile exports badly hit by delay in release of duty drawback
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:50:28 GMT
The delay in the release of duty drawback since five months is mainly attributed to non-availability of funds with the customs.
Global coffee exports up 4.3% in February
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:40:05 GMT
Global coffee exports rose 4.3 per cent to 9 million bags in February this year on sharp increase in shipments from Vietnam.
Planning Commission to discuss new policy for green-field airports built via PPPs
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:30:15 GMT
Plan Comm?s infra division has scheduled a meeting on April 29 to discuss a new model concession agreement for greenfield airports built under PPPs.
Realtors hope poll results will turn around property market
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:30:55 GMT
While home sales have been slow across the country for the past 12 to 18 months, the last few months have been particularly bad.
Rs 3.3 lakh crore invested in 113 infrastructure projects
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:15:48 GMT
Initial numbers flowing into the cabinet secretariat suggest that 90% of the investment in projects which were held up and have now been cleared.
South Asia monsoon seen below-average to average in 2014: Report
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:24:26 GMT
A strong El Nino, marked by a warming of the sea surface on the Pacific Ocean, can cause severe drought in Australia, Southeast Asia and India.
Supreme Court seeks Centre's response about open field trials of Genetically Modified crops
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:33:26 GMT
The SC today sought an answer from the Centre as to why there should not be an interim suspension of open field trials of Genetically Modified crops.
'Wheat procurement may slip below last year's 25 million ton level'
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:25:17 GMT
According to Food Ministry data, FCI and state government-owned agencies have procured 7.5 million tonnes of wheat so far this year.
Traders halt off-take of sugar, fear price freefall
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 18:51:00 GMT
Stocks are mounting in Maharashtras cooperative sugar factories, after traders halted lifting the commodity because of a continuous fall in its price. They fear prices may soon bottom out due to the huge supply of sugar for January.
Salaried taxpayers may be spared filing returns
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 18:50:00 GMT
Salaried taxpayers with no other income could get a respite from filing tax returns. The income-tax (I-T) department is open to examining a proposal to exempt them from the annual chore.
Stringent terms set for Lavasa project review
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 18:47:00 GMT
The proverbial light gleamed at the end of the tunnel today for Lavasa Corporation. The ministry of environment & forests agreed to consider clearance to the companys hill-side project near Pune, subject to stringent conditions.
CBDT plans to lure black money stashed abroad
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:41:00 GMT
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is formulating a far-reaching immunity scheme to prompt the repatriation of unaccounted money parked overseas. The proposed scheme could be one of the major announcements of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjees forthcoming Budget speech.
Excise duty alignment with GST likely to impact SMEs
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:11:00 GMT
Budget 2011-12 could widen the excise duty net to include more small & medium enterprises (SMEs), as the finance ministry wants to reduce the threshold for exemption from the current Rs 1.5 crore. This would be a step towards aligning the duty structure with the proposed goods & services tax (GST), wherein the government has suggested a uniform threshold of Rs 10 lakh for both Centre and states.
Demolish Adarsh building, orders Jairam Ramesh
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:05:43 GMT
In a scathing indictment, the ministry of environment & forests has ordered the demolition of the 31-storey Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society building within three months.
Petrol price up again, this time by Rs 2.5
Sat, 15 Jan 2011 18:47:00 GMT
State-owned oil marketing companies today raised petrol prices by up to Rs 2.54 a litre. The increase, second in 30 days, comes on the back of rising international crude oil prices. With effect from midnight, Indian Oil outlets will sell petrol at Rs 58.37 a litre. The price at HPCL and BPCL will be Rs 58.39 a litre.
Pawar rules out decontrol of sugar for now
Sat, 15 Jan 2011 18:44:00 GMT
Rising prices have taken a toll on major reforms in the sugar industry. Decontrol of sugar is off the governments agenda.
I-T department mulls blueprint for super sleuth
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:31:00 GMT
Nineteen Eighty-Four may arrive sooner than you think. And, it will be the income-tax department that could take on the role of an Orwellian Big Brother should the government clear a far-reaching proposal to create a directorate of criminal investigation on the lines of a similar wing of the internal revenue service in the US.
Govt's action plan on prices: Set up another committee
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:54:00 GMT
After two days of discussions on price-control measures at the highest level, the government today announced the setting up of an inter-ministerial group to streamline and monitor food prices. It also pressed for stringent action against hoarders, vowed to strengthen the public distribution system and sought to intensify commodity purchases by PSUs for distribution.
CBI probes banks on 2G
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:42:00 GMT
A team from CBIs bank securities & fraud cell in Delhi visited SBI's offices in Mumbai and Delhi and held discussions with senior officials of the bank. The CBI office, however, said no search operations have been conducted so far.
Industrial growth hits 18-month low
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:37:00 GMT
Industrial growth, as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP), slumped to an 18-month low of 2.71 per cent in November 2010. The performance of the manufacturing sector, which constitutes almost 80 per cent of the headline index, was particularly worrisome.
PM drives govt's effort to find a price-rise fix
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:20:00 GMT
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday asked his economy A-team to make a concerted effort to tackle rising food prices. Signalling the seriousness with which his administration views the spike in food inflation, Singh summoned top advisors to review the situation and suggest a concrete plan of action.
Gross budgetary support may rise
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:18:00 GMT
Projected 18 per cent hike will give room to cushion fiscal deficit.
HNIs lodge 40 complaints
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:52:00 GMT
In a major development in the multi-crore financial fraud at Citibank, the Gurgaon Police have received as many as 40 complaints from high net-worth individuals and corporates in the past one week. Senior police officials said the complaints, which were individually lodged, are being individually assessed in detail.
State agency to develop Dharavi under CM's plan
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 18:38:00 GMT
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan plans to overhaul the Rs 15,000-crore Dharavi redevelopment project. Chavan who has already flagged what he called an unholy nexus among builders, politicians and middlemen in the wake of the Adarsh housing society scam now wants state-run Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (Mhada) to carry out the big-ticket project.
New offset rules rile Indian defence firms
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 18:35:00 GMT
The ministry of defence has ignored private Indian defence companies by announcing that global arms vendors can channel offsets into the fields of civil aerospace and internal security, instead of exclusively into the defence industry. Meanwhile, several other potentially far-reaching changes to the offset policy have been referred to an internal ministry committee.
FinMin sees further delay in GST launch
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 18:33:00 GMT
With the Opposition adamant on a joint parliamentary committee probe into 2G spectrum allocation, the government may be forced to further delay rollout of the goods & services tax by a year. The finance ministry expects little cooperation on GST from states ruled by the main opposition party, the BJP, and its allies.
4.78 lakh Mumbaikars to gain from new coastal zone norms
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:38:05 GMT
Nearly 4.78 lakh Mumbaikars will benefit from the new coastal zone regulations that have lifted restrictions on construction along the coastline. Residents of 620 dilapidated buildings, 146 slum clusters and 40-odd koliwada (fishermens colonies) along Mumbais coast have enough reasons to rejoice and look forward to better living conditions.
Dec exports up 36.4%, highest in 33 months
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:37:00 GMT
The countrys merchandise exports reached $22.5 billion, up 36.4 per cent in December from last year, highest in last 33 months, while imports topped $25.1 billion narrowing the trade deficit to $2.6 billion in December.
Welcome to Oxus
Oxus is the ancient name for Amu Dariya, a river originating in the lofty Pamir Plateau in Central Asia and weaving its way through Afghanistan and eventually into the large Aral Sea in Russia. Legend has it that when Alexander the Great was conquering the world, he arrived at the Oxus and thought that he had reached India. Appropriate therefore that Oxus should be a firm which helps discover Indian markets.