"The next year (2015) will be a very good year for the mutual fund industry," JP Morgan AMC Managing Director and CEO Nandkumar Surti said.

According to the data released by capital market regulator Sebi, mutual fund (MF) houses infused a net amount of about Rs 23,530 crore in the domestic equities in 2014.

Industry experts attributed the inflows in equities to improvement in market sentiments and increased participation from retail investors, primarily due to change in the government at the Centre.

The money in equities started coming in from the second half of May, after the announcement of General Election's verdict, and the momentum has continued till date.

Prior to May, mutual funds had been net sellers in the stock market since September last year. MFs were net buyers of shares worth Rs 1,607 crore in August 2013.

"Optimism of investors is one of the main reasons why the industry has seen inflow this year. The new government coming into power with majority on their own gave sense of stability and hope that this will will bring economy back on track," Quantum AMC CEO Jimmy Patel said.

Mutual funds collect money from investors and later invest the same into various market segments including stocks, IPOs (primary market) and bonds.

The net inflow in the equity market is in line with the benchmark BSE index Sensex gaining more than 29 percent in 2014.

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