Limits on Multi-Cap Fund Investments
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Investment
- Recently, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed some limits on multi-cap funds.
- A multi cap fund will be required to invest a minimum of 75% of its total assets in equities and equity-related instruments.
- At present, the rule is to invest a minimum of 65% in equities.
- Minimum investment of 75% has to be allocated in between large cap companies, mid cap companies and small cap companies, with a minimum share of 25% in each.
- The rest 25% can be invested as per the investor’s choice.
- Till now, fund managers of multi cap mutual funds were investing across market capitalisation as per their choice.
Important value additions
- Multi-cap funds are those that diversify their investments into all three categories (small, medium, and large-cap).
- These funds invest by market capitalization of shares.
- Large cap stocks: Stocks of top 100 listed companies in terms of full market capitalisation.
- Mid-cap stocks: Stocks of top 101 to 250 companies in terms of full market capitalisation.
- Small-cap stocks: Stocks of companies above 251 in terms of full market capitalisation.
Do you know?
- Market capitalization is the aggregate valuation of the company based on its current share price and the total number of outstanding stocks.
- It is calculated by multiplying the current market price of the company’s share with the total outstanding shares of the company.