SEBI introduces “Flexi Cap Fund” as a new category under Equity Schemes

In order to give more flexibility to the mutual funds and taking into account the recommendations of Mutual Fund Advisory Committee (MFAC), a new category named “Flexi Cap Fund” under Equity Schemes will be available with the following scheme characteristics.

Category of Scheme

Scheme Characteristics

Type of scheme (uniform description of scheme)

Flexi Cap Fund

Minimum investment in equity & equity related instruments – 65% of total assets

An open-ended dynamic equity scheme investing across large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap stocks

  •  The AMC shall ensure that a suitable benchmark is adopted for the Flexi Cap Fund.
  • For easy identification by investors and in order to bring uniformity in names of schemes for a particular category across Mutual Funds, the scheme name shall be the same as the scheme category.
  • Mutual Funds have the option to convert an existing scheme into a Flexi Cap Fund subject to compliance with the requirement for change in fundamental attributes of the scheme in terms of Regulation 18(15A) of SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996.
  • Scheme under the aforesaid mentioned new category can be launched with effect from the date of this circular.
  • This circular is issued in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 11 (1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, read with Regulation 77 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996 to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate the securities market.

Securities and Exchange Board of India

[Circular dt. 06-11-2020]

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