FPIs’ investment value in equities gains 20% to $626 bn
According to the report, the value of FPIs’ investments in Indian equities rose from $523 billion as of June 2022 to $626 billion at the end of June 2023
NEW DELHI: The value of foreign portfolio investors’ holdings in the domestic equities reached $626 billion in the three months ended June 2023, which was 20 per cent higher from the year-ago period, according to a report.
This could be attributed to good performance in the domestic equity markets as well as strong net inflows from foreign portfolio investors (FPIs).
According to the report, the value of FPIs’ investments in Indian equities rose from $523 billion as of June 2022 to $626 billion at the end of June 2023.
On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the value of such investment rose 15 per cent from $542 billion recorded in the three months ended March this year.
This has helped in pushing FPIs’ contribution to Indian equity market capitalisation marginally to 17.33 per cent for the quarter under review from 17.27 per cent for the March quarter.
After pulling out funds to the tune of $3.2 billion from the Indian equities in the March quarter, FPIs took a sharp U-turn in the three months ended June and made a strong comeback with a net investment of $12.5 billion.
“The flows were largely driven by the prospects of interest-rate direction in the US, how the global inflation numbers were shaping up, and China’s economic woes, along with domestic indicators. The sentiments broadly remained positive throughout the quarter,” the report noted.
It was a positive start of the quarter with apprehensions about the banking crisis in the US and Europe fading.