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SEBI Provides Clarity On Rules For MF Investing In Short Term Bank Deposits

By Staff

In a circular dated 16 August, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) provided clarification on investments of banks in mutual fund schemes that have parked money in the lender's short-term deposits (STD).

SEBI Provides Clarity On Rules For MF Investing In Short Term Bank Deposits

The circular, titled "Parking of funds in short-term deposits of scheduled commercial banks by mutual funds - pending deployment," the markets' regulator said, "it is clarified that Trustees/Asset Management Companies (AMCs)shall ensure that no funds of a scheme is parked in STD of a bank which has invested in that scheme."

"Trustees/AMCs shall also ensure that the bank in which a scheme has STD do not invest in the said scheme until the scheme has STD with such bank," it added.

The regulations allow a mutual fund to invest funds in short-term deposits of schedule commercial banks, subject to certain conditions.

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Story first published: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:36 [IST]
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