Euromoney  Jan 28  Comment 
Forget the doom over currency wars – the dollar-led monetary system boosts global stability, while China’s fixed exchange-rate regime poses risks, argues the IIF’s Charles Collyns, a former US Treasury official, as debate rages over the role...
The Economic Times  Dec 19  Comment 
IIF, an apex body of foundry industry in India, hasappointed Reena Bhagwati, joint managing director of Bhagwati Autocast Ltd, as its new president.
DailyFinance  Nov 25  Comment 
Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund, Inc. (NYSE:IIF) (the “Fund”) announced today that, in accordance with its tender offer for up to 1,783,471 of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, which expired on...
Mondo Visione  Nov 15  Comment 
The Associations welcome the Basel Committee’s Paper as a significant step in the right direction and believe that the proposed non-internal model method (NIMM) framework has great potential. As an alternative to the current exposure method...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 17  Comment 
GMR Infrastructure Ltd has divested 74 per cent stake in GMR Ulundurpet Expressways Ltd to India Infrastructure Fund (IIF) for Rs 222 crore. Managed by IDFC Alternatives,...
Mondo Visione  Aug 19  Comment 
On August 15, the Associations (ISDA, GFMA, IIF) sent a covering letter and further response to the Trading Book Group of the BCBS on the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book Rules, studying the measurement of liquidity risk. It continues the...
Mondo Visione  May 13  Comment 
Banking system is sound and has fully recovered from the spillovers of the global financial crisis Gross foreign assets to exceed $2.5 trillion by end-2013, reinforcing economic resilience if oil prices drop Sound macroeconomic policy and...
Mondo Visione  Apr 15  Comment 
Click here to download a letter from ISDA, the IIF, the AFME and SIFMA to global policymakers on margin requirements for non-centrally-cleared derivatives.
Bloomberg  Apr 10  Comment 
Slovenia would benefit from a precautionary deal with the European Union rescue mechanism as its bonds would be eligible for primary-market purchases, the Institute for International Finance 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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