These are the biggest investors in Indian stock markets

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NIFTY50 gained 0.66 percent today to close at 15,790.5. The index has given a year to date return of almost 13 percent.

Here we will take a look at the top 5 investors in each category - individual, domestic institutional (DII) and foreign institutional (FII).

Who are these investment gurus whose every move is watched closely by the participants? What is the value of their investments? How many stocks do they own? Which stocks do they invest in? Do they have a diversified or concentrated portfolio? Let's find out.

Top 5 Individual Investors

1. Radhakishan S Damani is an Indian billionaire investor, businessman and the founder of DMart. He also manages his portfolio through his Investment firm, Bright Star Investments Limited. Top investments include Avenue Supermart, VST Industries and India Cements.

2. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala (born July 5, 1960) is an Indian business magnate and stocks trader. He manages his own portfolio as a partner in his asset management firm, Rare Enterprises. Top investments include Titan, Tata Motors and CRISIL.

3. Ashish Dhawan (born March 10, 1969) is an Indian private equity investor and philanthropist who co-founded and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, Chrysalis Capital. Top investments include Max Healthcare, Birlasoft and IDFC.

4. Sunil Singhania, CFA, is the founder of Abbakus Asset Management. He was the first person from India to be nominated to the CFA Institute Board of Governors, and is currently chair of its investment committee. Prior to establishing his current firm in 2018, he was global head, equities, at Reliance Capital. Top investments include Route Mobile, Jindal Stainless and Mastek.

5. Mukul Agarwal is a Member at Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd., a Member at National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and Member-Derivatives Segment at Bombay Stock Exchange. Top investments include Intellect Design, Birlasoft and Radico Khaitan.

Top 5 Domestic Institutional Investors

1. The President of India is the ceremonial head of the Republic and commander-in-chief of the Indian armed forces. The central government holds stakes in public sector units in the name of the President. Top investments include SBI, ONGC and Powergrid Corporation.

2. State Bank of India is the 43rd largest bank in the world. It is a public sector bank and the largest bank in India with a 23% market share by assets and a 25% share of the total loan and deposits market. Top investments include SBI Cards, SBI Life Insurance and Yes Bank.

3. HDFC Trustee Company Limited, is the Trustee to HDFC Mutual Fund, which is the second largest mutual fund house in India with assets under management of more than Rs. 4 lakh crore. Top investments include SBI, L&T and NTPC.

Top 5 Investors in each category (Individual, DII & FII)


4. ICICI Bank Limited is the second largest private sector bank in India. The bank has a network of 5,275 branches and 15,589 ATMs across India and has a presence in 17 countries. Top investments include ICICI Prudential, ICICI Lombard and ICICI Securities.

5. SBI Mutual Fund, owned by SBI, is the largest mutual fund house of India with assets under management of more than Rs. lakh crore. Top investments include RIL, Infosys and ICICI Bank.

Top 5 Foreign Institutional Investors

1. Government of Singapore (GoS): The GoS invests in Indian equities under the foreign institutional investors' umbrella. It is one of the highest net worth investors in this category in the country. Top investments include RIL, HDFC and Bajaj Finance.

2. Europacific Growth Fund (EGF): EGF is an institutional investor with over $125 billion in assets under management. It primarily invests in European companies or those from the Pacific basin. Top investments include RIL, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

3. Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG): The GPFG also known as the Oil Fund, was established in 1990 to invest the surplus revenues of the Norwegian petroleum sector. It has over US$1.3 trillion in assets, including 1.4% of global stocks and shares, making it the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. Top investments include Infosys, HDFC and Axis Bank.

4. Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund: It is a diversified open-end management investment company in the USA. The Fund seeks aggressive capital appreciation by investing in common stocks of issuers in emerging and developing markets throughout the world. Top investments include HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Zee Entertainment.

5. Vanguard Fund: Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment companies with 30 million investors with a vision to change the way the world invests. Top investments include Infosys, HDFC and Axis Bank.


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