Individual investor flows into equity markets via direct investing may have gone down, but their investments through mutual funds (MFs) continue to be strong.
The holding value of shares held by retail investors fell Rs 1.67 trillion during the three-month period ended June to Rs 17.58 trillion, according to a report by PRIME Database.
shareholders — individuals who own shares of less than Rs 2 lakh in a company — increased their shareholding in 975 companies and reduced it in 730 companies. Their average holding declined marginally to 7.4 per cent as on June 30, from 7.42 as on March 31.
Meanwhile, the shareholding of high networth individuals (HNIs) — those holding shares worth more than Rs 2 lakh in a company — also declined to 2.08 per cent as on June 30, from 2.21 per cent on March 31.
First Published: Aug 03 2022 | 6:46 PM IST