The share of retail investors (individuals holding up to Rs 2 lakh of shares) in NSE-listed companies hit a record high of 7.42% as of March 31, 2022, from 7.33% as of December 31, 2021 , according to Primeinfobase, an initiative of Prime Database Group.
Also in terms of INR value, retail holding in NSE-listed companies hit an all-time high of Rs 19.16 lakh crore from Rs 19.05 lakh crore on 31 December 2021, an increase of 0.56% , according to Pranav Haldea, Managing Director, PRIME Database Group. Sensex and Nifty rose 0.54% and 0.63% respectively during this period.
Despite the share of High Net Worth Individuals (HNI) (individuals holding more than Rs 2 lakh shareholding) in NSE-listed companies decreasing slightly to 2.21% as of March 31, 2022 from 2.28% as of December 31, 2021, the retail and HNI’s share hit an all-time high of 9.64%.
According to Haldea, net outflows from foreign portfolio investors (REITs) of a whopping Rs 1.10 lakh crore during the quarter caused the share of REITs to decline further to a 9-year low of 20.15%. as of March 31, 2022, compared to 20.71% as of December 31, 2021.
Most notably, REITs withdrew Rs 69,370 crore from the financial services and software sector during the quarter while investing Rs 13,450 crore in metals & mining and food, beverages & tobacco. REIT holdings (in INR value) in NSE-listed companies stood at Rs 51.99 lakh crore as of March 31, 2022, down 3.36% from Rs 53.80 lakh crore as of March 31, 2022. December 2021.
According to Haldea, the share of domestic mutual funds in NSE-listed companies increased for the third consecutive quarter and reached 7.75% as of March 31, 2022, from 7.46% as of December 31, 2021.
This was after 5 consecutive quarterly declines from March 31, 2020 (7.96%) to June 30, 2021 (7.24%). The share rose on the back of net inflows from domestic mutual funds of a whopping Rs 67,423 crore during the quarter. Also in INR terms, holding of domestic mutual funds increased by 3.08% to an all-time high of Rs 19.99 lakh crore as of March 31, 2022, from Rs 19.39 lakh crore as of December 31, 2021 .
The share of retail, HNI and domestic mutual funds combined also reached a record high of 17.38% as of March 31, 2022, compared to 17.08% as of December 31, 2021.
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