Four of every 10 FIIs are from the US; most others are from tax havens

Jun 28, 2022

By: Bhakti Makwana

What is FIIs?

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) are typically large companies that invest in countries other than where their headquarters are located via equity and debt products.

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FIIs scooped out liquidity from equity market

The sell-off by FIIs from the Indian stock markets this year is talk of the town as it has hampered the market sentiment and sucked out the liquidity.

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FIIs pull out a record amount

In 2022, foreign investors have pulled out ₹.2.22 lakh crore from the Indian markets including equity, debt and hybrid assets as compared to ₹50,000 crore inflows in 2021. During the same time, Sensex slipped 10.65 percent.

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FIIs AUM is bigger than entire MF industry

Total asset under management (AUM) of foreign investors in India is ₹48.23 lakh crore, higher than ₹38 lakh crore AUM of the mutual fund industry.

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Majority large investors are from the US

Data accumulated by LiveMint shows that about 36 percent of foreign investors in India are coming from the US.

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FIIs from Mauritius second biggest investor

Another big investor in the Indian markets comes from Mauritius with 11percent FII investors.

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Investors from Luxembourg third biggest investor

Large investors from this European country rank third in the list with 9 percent FII investors of India.

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Singaporean FII investors fourth largest

Investors from the Asian country contribute 7 percent to the overall FII AUM.

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FIIs from UK, Ireland fifth largest

Investors from both the UK and Ireland contribute 5 percent each to the overall FII AUM.

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Countries with little contribution

While FII investors from Canada and Japan contribute 3 percent to the overall FII AUM, Norway and Netherlands 2 percent each.

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