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NSE introduces e-ETF facility through e-IPO platform

NSE would conduct a mock session of it on January 13, 16 and 17

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

NSE building in Mumbai (Photo: Reuters)

With an objective to facilitate acceptance of subscriptions for Further Fund Offer (FFO) of a central public sector enterprise (CPSE) exchange-traded fund (ETF), the (NSE) has introduced an online facility for the investment and subscription of on its e-(initial public offering) platform.

would conduct a mock session for new 'e-ETF' on e-platform on January 13 and January 16-17 in order to familiarise with the new facility.

"An online facility for the investment and subscription of shall be available to trading members of the capital market segment with valid ARN on existing web-based e-platform," the said in a circular.

The move comes after the received approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to extend its stock exchange mechanism currently being used for accepting subscriptions for Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) to FFO of CPSE

The issue size of FFO, which will open on January 17 and close on January 20, is Rs 4,500 crore with a greenshoe option of Rs 1,500 crore.

Central Public Sector Enterprises Exchange ETF, which functions like a mutual fund scheme, comprises scrips of 10 PSUs — ONGC, Coal India, IOC, GAIL (India), Oil India, PFC, Bharat Electronics, REC, Engineers India and Container Corporation of India.

The FFO is open for all categories of investors including anchor, retail, retirement funds, QIBs, non-institutional investors and Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs). An upfront discount of 5 per cent is being offered to all categories of investors.

The government had launched its first CPSE in March 2014, taking the route to disinvestment for the first time It had raised Rs 3,000 crore through the then.

First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 13:51 IST