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Reliance Nippon AMC Files Draft Papers For 4th Tranche Of CPSE ETF

Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management has filed draft papers with markets watchdog for the fourth tranche of CPSE Exchange Traded Fund.

Through the three tranches of CPSE ETF, the government has already raised Rs 11,500 crore—Rs 3,000 crore from the first tranche in March 2014, Rs 6,000 crore from the second tranche in January 2017 and Rs 2,500 crore from the third tranche in March 2017.

The fund-raising will help the government inch towards Rs 80,000-crore disinvestment target for the current fiscal. It has mopped up over Rs 9,000 crore so far.

As per draft documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the asset management firm has applied for the third further fund offer of the Central Public Sector Enterprises, Exchange Traded Fund, or CPSE ETF.

The government has already appointed ICICI Securities as the advisor for the fourth tranche of CPSE ETF.

The advisor would be required to advise the government in all aspects of launching of the proposed follow on fund offer or tap or tranche of the CPSE ETF scheme/index.

The first tranche of CPSE ETF was managed by Goldman Sachs MF, which was then acquired by the asset management firm in Oct. 2015. The finance ministry later gave nod for transfer of management of CPSE ETF to Reliance Nippon Life AMC.

After closing of the further fund offer, the units will be listed on the stock exchanges in the form of an exchange traded fund tracking the Nifty CPSE Index.