Reuters  Jun 28  Comment 
Global debt levels have surged to a record $217 trillion, driven by a $3 trillion borrowing spree in the developing world, the Institute of International Finance said, warning of risks to emerging markets from short-term debt repayments.
Channel News Asia  Jun 6  Comment 
Non-resident capital inflows to emerging markets should reach US$970 billion this year, a 35 percent increase from 2016, the Institute of International Finance said in a report released on Tuesday.
Reuters  May 31  Comment 
Emerging markets saw a fourth straight month of net portfolio inflows above $20 billion from foreign investors in May, putting inflows to the asset class at levels near the so-called commodity super cycle that saw asset prices soar from 2010-2014,...
Clusterstock  May 9  Comment 
The British economy will not grow at all in 2018 as the impacts of Brexit start to drag the UK's prosperity lower, according to a new report from the Institute of International Finance (IIF) released this week. The IIF — which brings together...
The Economic Times  May 8  Comment 
Speaking at a seminar at IIF, Arun Jaitely said he did not see the idea of protectionism spreading globally and weighing on economies including that of India.
Reuters  May 2  Comment 
Emerging markets saw a fifth straight month of net 'non-resident' portfolio inflows in April, their best run since the first half of 2015, data from the Institute of International Finance (IIF) showed on Tuesday.
Reuters  Apr 3  Comment 
Global debt rose to 325 percent of the world's gross domestic product in 2016, totalling $215 trillion (172.39 trillion pounds), an Institute for International Finance report released on Monday showed, boosted by the rapid growth of issuance in...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 2  Comment 
The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) is planning to set up a Centre of Excellence for casting technology and a skill development centre in Coimbatore.This proposal, which awaits the Centre’s appr...
Reuters  Dec 21  Comment 
REUTERS - Non-resident investors have pulled a total of $23 billion from emerging market portfolios since early October, a survey released on Tuesday showed, including $18 billion since the U.S. presidential election.


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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