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25% equity plans make less than 5% allocation to Reliance Industries

One of four diversified equity schemes had made less than 5 per cent allocation of their corpus to (RIL) at the end of July.

The Mukesh Ambani-led firm’s stock has more than doubled from its March lows and quadrupled since December 2016. It had a weighting of 14 per cent on the Nifty50 index as of July 31, and its market capitalisation was close to a tenth of the market cap of India’s listed universe.

Of the 180 equity schemes (excluding index funds, exchange-traded funds, and sectoral/thematic funds), 44 had their RIL holding below 5 per cent, the data from primemfdatabase.com showed. These included 16 large-cap and large- & mid-cap funds. Nearly half the schemes held less than 7 per cent in the stock.

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At the other end of the spectrum, 26 schemes held more than 10 per cent in RIL, with Tata Large Cap Fund and Tata India Tax Savings Fund holding over 14 per cent each.

As many as 110 of the 180 schemes had an RIL holding of between 5 per cent and 10 per cent in their respective schemes. The run-up in RIL is posing a challenge to fund managers, as active funds aren’t permitted to hold more than 10 per cent in a single stock in a particular scheme. Also, individual fund houses may have softer limits that prevent buying a stock above certain thresholds, say, 5 per cent or 7.5 per cent of the overall scheme holding.

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This means that fund managers do not get the opportunity to participate in the stock’s outperformance if its weighting exceeds 10 per cent.

Experts believe large-cap schemes — that have to invest 80 per cent of their holdings in the top 100 stocks by market value — will bear the brunt of the higher RIL weighting.

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