SEBI permits Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) to invest in Municipal Bonds

SEBI permits Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) to invest in Municipal Bonds under SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014. 

CIRCULAR

IMD/FPIC/CIR/P/2019/62

May 08, 2019

To
1. All Foreign Portfolio Investors(through their Custodian of Securities)
2. All Custodians
3. The Depositories (NSDL and CDSL)
4. The Stock Exchanges (BSE,NSEand MSEI)

Dear Sir / Madam,

Subject: Permitting Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) to invest in Municipal Bonds

1. RBI vide A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 33 dated April 25, 2019 has permitted FPIs to invest in municipal bonds.

2. It is decided that in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 21(1)(p) of SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014, FPIs are, henceforth, permitted to invest in municipal bonds.

3. This circular is issued in exercise of powers conferred under Section 11 (1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

4. A copy of this circular is available at the web page “Circulars” on our website www.sebi.gov.in. Custodians are requested to bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their FPI clients.

Yours faithfully,

ACHAL SINGH
General Manager
Tel No.: 022-26449619
Email: achals@sebi.gov.in

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