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Sebi lifts foreign investment cap in corporate bonds

  • Sebi said the restriction is being withdrawn in accordance with a circular issued by the RBI
  • In June last year, the Sebi had mandated that no FPIs shall have an exposure of more than 20% of its corporate bond portfolio to a single corporate

New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday withdrew the 20% limit on investments by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) in corporate bonds of an entity.

In a notification, the regulator said the restriction is being withdrawn in accordance with a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

In June last year, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) had mandated that no Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) shall have an exposure of more than 20% of its corporate bond portfolio to a single corporate.

However, the central bank in February lifted the restriction in view of market feedback.

To give effect to the directions of the RBI, the regulator said provisions of its June 2018 circulars with respect to exposure of more than 20% "stands withdrawn with immediate effect".

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