Financial Times  Oct 2  Comment 
There are still good reasons to lump countries into big baskets, argues the IIF
guardian.co.uk  Oct 1  Comment 
Finance institute forecasts net capital outflow from emerging markets for first time since 1988 leaving states vulnerable to ‘capital drought’ Global investors will suck capital out of emerging economies this year for the first time since...
The Economic Times  Sep 30  Comment 
"Concerns about Fed lift off are ... likely to have added to recent market volatility, which seems to have weighed on EM portfolio flows," the IIF said.
Financial Times  Sep 29  Comment 
Foreign investors took $40bn from EM equities and bonds in third quarter, says IIF
Reuters  May 28  Comment 
Capital flows to emerging economies are projected to fall to $981 billion this year, their lowest level since 2009, from $1.05 trillion in 2014, due to disappointing economic growth, a drag from a potential U.S. interest rate rise and a drop in...
Financial Times  May 19  Comment 
Portfolio outflows provoked by ‘bond tantrum’ says IIF and may be taste of things to come
Financial Times  May 13  Comment 
Real activity and business surveys lead downturn, though financial indicators show room for recovery
Mondo Visione  Apr 20  Comment 
Dr. Mohammad Omran, Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) participated in the event organized by the Institute of International Finance (IIF) which subordinates to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to discuss the funds flows of the global...
Financial Times  Nov 26  Comment 
Flows for the month were estimated at $25.5bn, consisting of $8.8bn to bonds and $16.7bn to equities, the IIF said


Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund (NYSE : IIF) was incorporated in 1993. Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc. serves as the investment advisor of the fund. Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund, Inc. operates as a nondiversified, closed-end management investment company.

Investment Objective

The Funds investment objective is long-term capital appreciations, which it seeks to, achieve by investing primarily in equity securities of Indian issuers. The Fund will invest at least 65% of its total assets in equity securities of Indian issuers, which for this purpose means common and preferred stock bonds, notes and debentures convertible into common or preferred stock, stock purchase warrants and rights, equity interests in trusts and partnerships and American , Global and other types of Depositary Receipts. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in unlisted equity securities of Indian issuers.

The Fund may write covered call and put options on portfolio securities and other financial instruments. It invests in industries, such as automobiles, commercial banks, electrical equipment, food products, information technology services, media, pharmaceuticals and wireless telecommunication services. The Fund’s investment advisor and administrator is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc.

Top five holdings

As of March 31st 2008 these were

  • Reliance Industries Ltd
  • HDFC Bank Ltd.
  • ABB India Ltd.
  • SBI
  • Larsen and Toubro Ltd.


  1. MS India

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