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India and foreign investment: Fling wide the gates

Retailing employs more than 30m Indians, so some fear social unrest if the admission of foreign chains puts small shops out of business. But given India’s rapid growth there is plenty of space for supermarkets to expand without killing small stores. Such worries are greatly outweighed by the potential benefits to Indian consumers: lower prices and better quality, choice and nutrition. Economists in America talk about the beneficial “Walmart effect” that the ubiquitous cheap chain has had on curbing prices. Indians, as they fret over soaring food costs, might find such a thing a godsend.

via India and foreign investment: Fling wide the gates | The Economist.

ICICI Prudential Funds

Top five funds from ICICI-Pru in terms of Assets Under Management

 

Fund

OBJECTIVE

 Assets (Rs. Million) 
Maximiser Fund The objective of the fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in equity and equity-related instruments          87,020
Flexi Growth Fund The objective of the fund is to generate superior long-term returns from a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments comprising of large, mid and small cap companies          65,918
Pension Flexi Growth Fund The objective of the fund is to generate superior long-term returns from a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments of large, mid and small cap companies          64,451
Pension R.I.C.H. Fund The objective of the fund is generate superior long-term returns from a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments of companies operating in four important types of industries viz., Resources, Investment-related, Consumption-related and Human Capital leveraged industries.          49,397
Pension Maximiser Fund The objective of the fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in equity and equity-related instruments          32,828

 

Top five company exposure across all their funds

Name

Notional  (Rs. Million)
H D F C Bank Ltd.             33,238
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.             27,909
INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.             26,636
Fixed deposits with banks             26,118
I T C Ltd.             25,078
MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD.             17,100

 

Top five fixed-income (bonds, loans, etc…) exposures across all their funds

Name

Notional  (Rs. Million)
Bank of India               6,460
Housing Development Finance Corpn. Ltd.               6,023
L I C Housing Finance Ltd.               4,294
Corporation Bank               4,271
Punjab National Bank               4,138

 

Top five equity exposures across all their funds

Name

Notional  (Rs. Million)
H D F C Bank Ltd.             32,363
INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.             26,636
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.             25,234
I T C Ltd.             25,078
MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD.             17,100

 

Source: https://www.iciciprulife.com/public/Fund-Performance/Portfolio-Details.htm